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About the PTA

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 - link coming soon.


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: 


  • Membership in the PTA (a calendar of PTA General Meetings is available here)
  • 2019/20 Grand View car magnet
  • Your name on the family giving wall
  • Exclusive access to Grand View's online Student Directory.


You will also receive a limited edition Gator coffee travel tumbler for giving at the Golden level.


Any Questions?


Questions, please email Claire Hall and Erika Thomson.


List of Programs and Materials Funded by the PTA


  • Student Council

  • Curriculum Enrichment (in every classroom)

  • Assemblies

  • 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.

  • Run Club

  • Young at Art
  • MakerSpace
  • Grades of Green

  • Growing Great

  • STEAM Expo

  • Family Movie Night

  • Parent Party

  • Campus Beautification

  • 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