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By Dr. Brett Geithman, Executive Director, MBUSD Educational Services

I’m a parent of a Kindergartener and 2nd Grader. On those nights when we have dance, followed by soccer practice, while also trying to fit in homework, dinner and a bath before the 7:45 bedtime (if I’m being honest) the first homework assignment we cut out is reading. Many of you can probably relate, as you don’t have to turn in anything for reading and you can “make it up” on the weekend, right? Even though I understand the research behind the importance of reading, and should probably skip spelling that evening instead of reading, I have this guilt of sending my kid to school the next day without that spelling sheet completed.

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PTA Meeting Thursday 8:30 AM Cafeteria

Donuts, coffee, friends, gossip! PTA meetings have it all. Grab a donut and coffee and get caught up on what is going on at Grand View on Thursday, 9/24 from 8:30-9:30 AM. Presenters include our superstar principal, Rhonda Steinberg, our dedicated school board rep, Christine Cronin Hurst, our amazing MBEF Director, Farnaz Flecher and more. See you there!

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Family Movie Night – this Friday, 9/18

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Volunteer here!

Bring your beach chairs and sweatshirts to the lower playground and be part of this fun ‘welcome back to school’ tradition!  This year, Gators will be screening Big Hero 6!  Your ticket price of $20/person includes the movie, a full dinner provided by Mama D’s or Rubio’s, and a popsicle!

New this year is more pre-show entertainment! We’ll have a DJ pre-show, free Baymax color sheets, free photo booth, and free popsicles! We’ll have more small bills for change at the popcorn and candy sales table; with a variety of movie style treats.

Doors open at 5:30 and movie starts at dusk (about 7:15).

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Guest Speaker Dr. Karen Kennedy, September 10th

When:  Thursday, September 10th
Time: 7:00-8:00pm (after 2nd-5th grade Back to School Night)



In the interest of providing you with a better understanding of the new math standards, Grand View has invited Karen Kennedy, Ed.D., from UCLA Center X to speak.

Dr. Kennedy’s expertise encompasses curriculum design and effective instructional delivery.  Since the adoption of California’s Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, she has focused her efforts on integrating STEM Education in her schools.  She has been a crucial resource for MBUSD as we implement these new standards.

On hand to answer any MBUSD-related questions will be Dr. Brett Geithman, Executive Director of Educational Services. We encourage any and all interested parents to attend this important meeting.


As a reminder, here are the back to school night schedules for each grade.  Note that September 10th will be a MINIMUM DAY for all grades.

2nd grade5:30pm to 6:15pm – In individual classrooms
3rd grade5:30pm to 6:00pm in Cafeteria; 6:00pm In individual classrooms
4th grade6:00pm to 6:45pm – In individual classrooms
5th grade6:00pm to 7:00pm – NEW LOCATION – CAFETERIA