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Book Fair This Week

The Grand View Book Fair sponsored by Pages is this week, 5/29-5/31 (Wednesday through Friday). The hours are 8:30am-1:30pm all three days with special evening hours Thursday, 5/30, 4-7pm, with food trucks and a special read-aloud guest! During the school day, students will attend the Book Fair with their class, so feel free to send along money for your child to spend. Not comfortable sending cash with your child? Students will have the opportunity to fill out wish lists that you may refer to during your own Book Fair visit. Teachers will have wish lists for books to refresh their classroom libraries, too.
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Register for the Gator Run!

Our 24th Annual Exer Urgent Care Gator Run is a wonderful community event that brings together serious runners, joyful joggers, and laid back walkers. Fun for the whole family! Proceeds from the Run support MBEF, so all MBUSD schools will benefit. If you are unable to attend the Run, please consider supporting our schools by registering as a virtual runner. The 53rd Annual Spring Fair immediately follows the Run, 8:30am-1pm. Visit www.gvpta.com/gatorrun to register for the run or to volunteer for the Run or Fair!
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New Gate Procedures Starting April 29th

As you have likely noticed, great efforts have been made to secure our campus over the past two years. Click on the title above for a summary of our new (and old) safety procedures. These procedures will take effect Monday, April 29th. The two-page document lists the new gate schedule, Kindergarten dismissal locations, and rules about after school playground use. Thank you for your continued cooperation to protect our learning spaces and support keeping students safe while on campus.
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Gators Give Back!

On Friday, dozens of Gators made sandwiches, packed lunches, and created cards to deliver to those in need in Venice. Saturday morning, a group of about fifty of us drove to Venice to hand out the lunches, cards, and hundreds of donated socks. Special thanks to David Gendron and the Manhattan Beach Rotary Club for adding 228 pairs of socks to the hundreds of pairs donated by our Gator families. Wow! The men, women, and families we met in Venice smiled with gratitude and warmly thanked us for our generosity. Our hearts were filled over and over again. Thank you for giving back, Gators! Click on the title above to see additional pictures!
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Congratulations to Gator Mathletes!

Congratulations to our Gator Mathletes! Here are the students that represented Grand View last weekend with the trophy they brought home! Not only did 5 of these students take first prize, the judges repeatedly complimented all our GV students for the way they worked so solidly and collaboratively solving highly complicated problems as a team, showing mutual respect, patience, and tenacity as they shined as math scholars! Bravo!
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Leprechaun Leap Fun Run

Get ready to raise money and participate in a fun health & wellness event on Friday, 3/15! Family and friends anywhere in the world can support our school by giving pledges toward the number of laps our students will run at the Fun Run. Register your student at funrun.com. 4th (B2, B3, Rm. 15) & 5th graders run from 8:15-9:10am; TK, K, 1st & Mrs. Kinzer's 4th grade class run from 9:20-10:15am; and 2nd and 3rd graders run from 10:45-11:45am. Hope to see you there!
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Grand View Gives Back

As we culminate our celebration of #chooseKIND, what could be more perfect than to give as a school community! Our Student Council will deliver socks, rain ponchos, and lunches to those in need in Venice on Saturday, 3/23. Thank you in advance for contributing materials and/or your time to this great effort.
Here are the details:
2/25-3/22 Donate new adult-size socks and rain ponchos in the front office.
3/22 Help assemble peanut butter sandwiches for Lunches with Love after school at the Cafeteria tables.
3/23 Meet in front of GV at 8:30am to caravan to Venice Beach to distribute items and lunches.
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Gator Run Art Contest Entries Due 2/15

KIDS! WE WANT YOUR ARTWORK! Draw, paint, or color our Grand View Gator running like a champion across the finish line to the Spring Fair! The 24th Annual Grand View Gator 5K benefiting MBEF will be on 5/4. The winning design will be featured on t-shirts, banners, flyers, postcards, and websites. The top ten designs will be made into posters to be displayed around Grand View. Qualifying designs must use only four (or fewer) colors. Black may be used and does not need to be counted as one of the colors. Artists are encouraged to incorporate MBEF into their drawing. Entries are due 2/15 in the PTA room.
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Get Your Tickets for the Parent Party!

Please join us for a night of FUN at the Grand View Parent Party Auction on December 1, 2018 at the West Drift Hotel, Manhattan Beach. The evening includes a Silent and Live Auction, with cocktails and dancing. Click on the title above to purchase tickets!
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