Why Is PTA Membership So Important?
MBUSD is a Revenue Limit District. Only a small portion of our property taxes in Manhattan Beach support education. As a result, MBUSD receives roughly $10,450 per pupil, putting our funding level at the BOTTOM of the state and the country.
With YOUR generous donation to MBEF and the Grand View PTA, we aim to close the gap in funding. MBEF supports Grand View with exceptional instructors and personnel. PTA funds programs, materials, and experiences such as field trips.
Last year, your Grand View PTA spent $421.00 per student to ensure families in our community a high-quality education.
With your donation of time and money to the PTA, YOU make Grand View Great.
Join the PTA by donating here.
Find PTA volunteer opportunities here.
How Are PTA Funds Used?
Your PTA dollars fund music, theater, art, science, reading, math, history, STEAM, Student Council, and physical education programs as well as materials at Grand View. You fund social and emotional development programs that give our kids the tools and the language to create healthy peer relationships.
You fund every single field trip, library book, Chromebook, Smart Board, teacher development training – you even buy the copy machine and the paper that goes inside.
For a full list of programs and materials funded by the PTA, please see below.
Benefits of PTA Membership
Our Grand View community would not be the same without your incredible generosity. Each giving level includes:
You will also receive a limited edition Gator coffee travel tumbler for giving at the Golden level.
Questions, please email Sarah Sheahan and Claire Hall.
List of Programs and Materials Funded by the PTA
Curriculum Enrichment (in every classroom)
Grade-Level Programming including: Three Piggy Opera, Walk Through the American Revolution, Walk through California, Dance, Music, Soccer, Lizard Wizard, Poetry, Public Speaking, and much more.
Field Trips to places like the Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits, Griffith Observatory, Rancho los Alamitos, among others.
Grades of Green
Family Movie Night
Professional Development for Teachers
All supplies to support Science Lab, Maker Space, P.E., Library and every Classroom
All office supplies including copy machines and paper
Technology: Chromebooks, iPads, Smart Boards, Lightspeed microphones
Social Emotional Wellness programs