Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction

Sip, savor, and support our students at the Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction!

Sunday, April 30, 2016

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Tickets $150 to $225 ● Tables of 10 – $2,000

Full ticket details at smmwineauction.org

All proceeds benefit staff and programs in the Santa Monica and Malibu public schools.

Are you a wine collector or know someone who is? Exciting wine and experience donations for the auction will raise the most money for our students. To donate wine or other auction items, contact Ann Conkle at ann.conkle@smmef.org or fill out the form on the Wine Auction website. Thank you!

¡Sorbe, saboree y apoye a nuestros estudiantes en la Subasta de Vinos de Santa Mónica-Malibú!

Domingo, 30 de abril de 2016

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Boletos de entradas $150 a $225 ● Mesas de 10 – $2,000

Detalles completos para las entradas en smmwineauction.org

Todos los ingresos benefician al personal y los programas de las escuelas públicas de Santa Mónica y Malibú.

¿Es usted un coleccionista de vino o conoce a alguien que lo es? Las donaciones de vinos interesantes y experiencias para la subasta recaudarán más dinero para nuestros estudiantes. Comuníquese con Ann Conkle en ann.conkle@smmef.org o llene el formulario en el sitio web de la subasta de vinos para donar. ¡Gracias!

Science Expo! Expo de Ciencias!

It’s Science Expo time again!  This note will provide you with a little information about what the Expo is and where you can find support if you need help with your project.The Science Expo happens once a year at Grant.  It is a way for students to showcase their very own science experiment or engineering project.  We also bring in really cool science demonstrations and hands-on activities that will inspire our future scientists and engineers and remind us all that science and engineering are fun!

The Science Expo this year is May 20th, 1:00-5:00pm.

We are sending the Science Expo information out a little early this year because we have a special announcement.  Adam Cohen is going to make a film showcasing some of the students’ projects!  He will film the students’ projects and randomly select a few that will be shown to a real-life working scientist or engineer for comment!  Participation in this film is OPTIONAL.  For students that would like to participate in the film, you will need to submit your completed project board to your teacher or the front office no later than April 28th, 3:00pm.

For the student projects, you can choose to do one of these two types of projects:

  • A science experiment, OR
  • An engineering design project

Need help with your project?  Attached to this post you’ll find these documents that might be able to help.

  • Planning guides, one for engineering and one for science:  These will provide you with information that can help you know how to do your project and display board.
  • Summary worksheets:  You can use these to help engage your child in the process, or simply to keep track of your thoughts and results.  The worksheet does not have to be brought to the Expo.

These are only guides.  The most important thing is that you have your scientist or engineer hat on, think about the problem or question you have chosen, plan your work, and go through all the steps listed.  

A couple of things to remember:

  • This year’s Expo is not a judged event.
  • Your project needs to either be a science experiment (that answers a question) or an engineering design project (that solves a problem).  Please do not submit collections, demonstrations, or models.
  • Try to take your project beyond making discoveries and try to make a conclusion.

(Discoveries are things that we observe, but don’t have data to help us answer a question.  Conclusions happen after we have lots of data that help us answer a question!)

Parents, Steven Spangler Science has a great description of Discovery vs Conclusion if you would like to read more (http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/science-fair-project-ideas/ … scroll down to the “Science Fair Survival Guide for Parents”

Display boards:

  • Get them in the front office, beginning next week.
  • You will not be doing your experiment live at the Expo.  The only thing you need to submit is your display board.
  • If you would like to participate in the film, bring your display board to the front office no later than April 28th, 3:00 pm.
  • If you do not want to participate in the film, bring your display board either to your teacher or the front office no later than May 19th, 3:00 pm.
  • Make sure your name, teacher, and room number are written clearly on the back.

If you have any questions or would like to see examples of projects, please stop Mrs. Rattan anytime to ask!  Or parents can email her at arattan@smmusd.org

Now, dive in and have fun!!

Science Experiments:

ScienceExpoPlanningGuide2017-ScienceFinal.pdf

SciencePlanningWorksheet_2017.pdf

Engineering Projects:

ScienceExpoPlanningGuide2017-EngineeringFinal.pdf

EngineeringPlanningWorksheet_2017.pdf

Falta poco para la Expo de Ciencias! Les brindamos aquí la información necesaria sobre la Expo y dónde encontrar ayuda para completar su proyecto.La Expo de Ciencias es un evento anual en Grant, en el que los alumnos presentan sus propios experimentos científicos y proyectos de ingeniería. También habrá demostraciones científicas muy interesantes y actividades prácticas que inspirarán a nuestros futuros científicos e ingenieros y nos recordarán que la ciencia y la ingeniería son divertidas.

Este año, la Expo de Ciencias se llevará a cabo el 20 de mayo, de 1:00 a 5:00pm.

Le estamos enviando la información de la Expo Científica un poco más temprano este año porque tenemos un anuncio especial. Adam Cohen va a hacer una película mostrando algunos de los proyectos de los alumnos! Filmará varios proyectos y seleccionará algunos al azar que serán mostrados a un científico o ingeniero de la vida real para que comenten sobre los mismos. La participación en esta película es OPCIONAL. Para los alumnos que deseen participar, deberán presentar su plan de proyecto completo a su maestro o en la oficina antes del 28 de abril a las 3:00 pm.

Para los proyectos, los alumnos pueden optar por realizar uno de estos dos tipos de proyectos:

  • Un experimento científico, O
  • Un proyecto de diseño de ingeniería

Si necesita ayuda con su proyecto,  le adjuntamos un par de documentos que podrían ayudarle.

  • Guías de planificación, una para ingeniería y otra para ciencias: Estas guías le proporcionarán información para completar su proyecto y armar el poster de presentación.
  • Hojas de trabajo: puede utilizarlas para motivar a su hijo o simplemente para hacer un seguimiento de sus pensamientos y resultados. No tiene que llevar la hoja de trabajo a la Expo.

Estas son sólo guías. Lo más importante es que le ayude a ponerse el sombrero de científico o ingeniero y a pensar en el problema o la pregunta que ha elegido, a planificar su trabajo y seguir los pasos necesarios para desarrollar el proyecto.

Algunas cosas para recordar:

  • No se juzga a nadie en la La Expo de Ciencias.
  • Su proyecto debe ser un experimento científico (que responda una pregunta) o un proyecto de diseño de ingeniería (que resuelva un problema). No envíe colecciones, demostraciones o modelos.
  • Trate de llevar su proyecto más allá de los descubrimientos e intente llegar a una conclusión.

(Los descubrimientos son observaciones, pero no son suficientes para responder una pregunta. ¡A las conclusiones se llega después de haber juntado muchos datos, que nos ayuden a responder a una pregunta!)

Padres, Steven Spangler Science hace una gran comparación de Descubrimiento vs Conclusión; Si desea leer más (solo en inglés)  http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/science-fair-project-ideas/  baje hasta: “Science Fair Survival Guide for Parenst “

Posters

  • Los puede pedir en la oficina, la semana que viene.
  • No están permitidos los experimentos en vivo en la Expo. Lo único que puede presentar es su poster.
  • Si quiere participar en la película, traiga su poster a la oficina a más tardar el 28 de abril a las 3:00 PM.
  • Si no desea participar en la película, entregue el poster a su maestro o en la oficina de la escuela antes del 19 de mayo, a las 3:00 pm.
  • Asegúrese de que su nombre, maestro y número de salón estén escritos claramente en la parte de atrás de los posters.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o le gustaría ver ejemplos de proyectos, no dude en preguntarle a la Sra. Rattan, o envíele un correo electrónico a arattan@smmusd.org

 Ahora, ¡Ahora, a sumergirse en sus proyectos y a divertirse!

Experimento científico:

ScienceExpoPlanningGuide2017-ScienceSpanis- FinalFR.pdf

SciencePlanningWorksheet_2017Final-Spanish.pdf

Proyecto de diseño de ingeniería:

ScienceExpoPlanningGuide2017-EngineeringFinal- Spanish-FR.pdf

EngineeringPlanningWorksheet_2017-Final-Spanish.pdf

JOGATHON NEWS

Grant 2017 JOGATHON is Wednesday March 15 on the big yard. All are welcome to cheer on our kids as they run their hearts out for Grant!!!

 

Congratulations, Geckos! 

We have collectively sent over 1,000 pledgestar emails. Awesome job! One more full week of fundraising to go. It’s working!!! Let’s do this!

 

Thank you to those who are signing up and sending emails and seeing results! The magic number to reach a $100 goal is 10 emails. The more you send, the more we raise! Together We Shine!!!

 

Now is a good time to send an email reminder to those who have opened or viewed a donation request by clicking on the name and RESEND.

 

Remember for every $20 donation on pledgestar.com/Grant or checks/cash the usual way, your kids earn more raffle tickets for great prizes including bicycles, scooters, fitbit, boogie boards, ipod shuffle, skyzone, tempest gift certificates and more!!!

 

Look for more info about filling out sponsor sheets and raffle tickets from your room reps this coming week. Sponsor sheets, raffle tickets, and donations due FRIDAY, MARCH 17.

 

We are happy to announce the class that raises the most money for our school wins a GRAND PRIZE PARTY with the Principal!!!

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors for supporting the Grant 2017 Jogathon! Tregg Rustad & Peter Maurice, Halton Pardee, Jasan Sherman Rodeo Realty, Sir Speedy, Santa Monica Dentistry for Children, Trader Joe’s and Bob’s Market

See you Wednesday on the big yard! Go Geckos!!!! 

Raffle Tickets:
 

JOGATHON 2017 NEWS

Jogathon Logo 2017

A big thanks to Ms. Kooy and the student council and Sarah Kusch for helping to kick off Jogathon 2017!! It was so much fun to dance and move and celebrate Grant! Let’s raise money together for the school that we love.

Please set up your family pledge page and invite your friends and family to support our geckos while they run their hearts out for Grant Elementary.  Go to pledgestar.com/Grant to get started.  So many fun class prizes for the kids between now and March 15th!!
Congratulations to Ms. Cueva’s class for sending the most pledgestar emails so far and winning the first of five Classroom FUNPACKS! Which class will be next???

Cover Letter-Grant Jogathon 2017 – English

Cover Letter-Grant Jogathon 2017 – Spanish

Santa Monica Malibu Wine Auction

We are seeking wine donations for the annual Santa Monica-Malibu wine auction, which benefits SMMEF, so please contact me, Molly White at ricandmolly@verizon.net or at 310-488-6542, if you would like to donate from your personal wine collection or have contacts who may want to donate.  Last year we had some spectacular wines – and we hope to repeat that success this year!

The deadline to submit wine donations is April 14th.

The SMMEF Wine Auction would also love to have a Community Collection of Wines from each school. Please consider donating a bottle that has special meaning to you – your wedding wine, a winery you’ve visited, your favorite special occasion bottle, etc.  The wine should be valued at $20 or more.  Please attach a note with your “story of the wine” and sign the label, and then separately provide a brief description and the dollar value of the wine (this can be printed from the internet).  We cannot collect wine on campus – but I live close to the school and would be happy to arrange for private pick-up/drop-off).