Pali Institute - 6th Grade Outdoor Education Experience March 26 – 29, 2018 Dear Sixth Grade Families, We are so excited about Pali Science Institute!  There is already a buzz around campus, and we are thankful to the many families who have already signed up. Please remember to sign your child up by December 1, 2017 for the Pali Science Outdoor Education Experience. Here is the link to sign up. Click...
Please see our PTA Eblast for the specifics.  All First Place MBMS winners are also Manhattan Beach Council of PTAs First Place winners and now move on to compete against other talented Southern California artists at the 33rd District Level.
Homework. Sometimes even the word itself creates anxiety. And if you’ve guessed that it is teens’ number-one complaint about school, you’re right: When a recent survey asked Mira Costa High School students what causes them the most stress, 43 percent said “homework.” In fact, homework was cited nearly twice as often as any other cause of stress in Mira Costa, including college, extra curricular activities, grades, and tests.  To learn more about the Mira Costa Survey and homework click...
The holidays are coming--what a perfect time to say "THANK YOU!" to all of our amazing teachers and staff at MBMS!  Donating toward Scrip gift cards is so simple, and our teachers and staff truly love receiving them. We know what they want, and we even deliver them for you! How easy is that? Please give as you can…all donations (big, small, medium) help a lot!  Here's How: 1) Click here to print the Scrip...
December 15th is the deadline for 8th Graders to submit their baby photos to be printed in the yearbook. Click here for submission rules and more info on this fun MBMS tradition.
The LOST & FOUND is full and we will need to donate the lot soon. Click here to see a collage of just some of the items we currently have. There are tons of PE uniforms, dozens of jackets, lunchboxes, shoes, books, towels…don’t wait until you are packing for Winter Break to realize a sweatshirt or swimsuit is missing! We regularly organize the lot but it’s for...
'Tis the Season for giving. Please don't forget to support the community that ensures your children have access to programs that enrich and empower their academic success. Please give to MBEF this season. If you haven't had the chance to give or pledge yet, please take a moment now.  Thank you for your support of MBEF!   
Click here for a list of all upcoming Get PUMPEd parent education events.
Hard copy parent ebackpack codes were sent home with your student this week. Please ask them for the paper with the codes and the instructions on how to access the parent ebackpack account.
The library is looking for parent volunteers to help out during lunch everyday from 12:15-1:30PM, except on Wednesdays (late start) when the library is open from 12:45-1:45PM. Please contact Nicole Pagel if you would like to volunteer and support our library. If you can volunteer one day a week or one day a month, your help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you all for coming to our first PTA General Session meeting last week. In case you missed it, the link to the presentation is here. Additionally, please find the the minutes for the meeting here and the approved budget here.  Please mark your calendars with the...
  Coffee with the Counselors is an opportunity for parents to informally talk with the MBMS school counselors and other parents about the middle school experience and the whole child: How to navigate middle school both academically and socially, how to work with different teaching personalities, handling peer-to-peer relations, transitioning grade levels and how to access the counselor, just to name a few.  You can sign up to attend Coffee with the Counselors ...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 to Friday, June 22, 2018
Please begin to use the MBMS Calendar on the MBUSD District Site to view all MBMS Events.  You can find it here: http://www.mbusd.org/apps/events/2017/11/?id=8 Or, you can find the MBMS Events Calendar by navigating to www.mbusd.org, CALENDARS Tab, DISTRICT CALENDAR Tab. Once there, make sure that...
Homework. Sometimes even the word itself creates anxiety. And if you’ve guessed that it is teens’ number-one complaint about school, you’re right: When a recent survey asked Mira Costa High School students what causes them the most stress, 43 percent said “homework.” In fact, homework was cited nearly twice as often as any other cause of stress in Mira Costa, including college, extra curricular activities, grades, and tests.  To learn more about the Mira Costa Survey and homework click...
From MBMS student Teddy G: Please help us collect bandaids for Tolerance. This bandaid project is in conjunction with the Freedom Writer Foundation. The goal is to collect 1.5 million bandaids and to use these bandaids to discuss tolerance with our children. The bandaids represent children that perished in the Holocaust, the name of a child who died will be put on the bandaids and once the goal of 1.5 million is reached, they will be displayed in the Museum of Tolerance. We are doing this in...
Click here for a list of all upcoming Get PUMPEd parent education events.
We have some important information and resources for you!  Please take five minutes to watch the latest SBFC five-minute video featuring Ann Pirkl, MFT, LAADAC, ATR, on Talking with Our Kids About Tragedy. Visit a new resource page on SBFC, Traumatic Events, to support us in our efforts to help our kids cope with tragedy. View the month’s...
Take a look at these great articles discussing the mind of a middle schooler! Although the articles are specific to teachers in the classroom, at the end of the day we are our kids most consistent teachers.   http://blog.teacherspayteachers.com/take-a-peek-inside-the-mind-of-a-mid......
Join other parents of teens and preteens in this weekly discussion of parenting challenges and successes led by a licensed family counselor.  There is no need to pre-register and participation is free.  Families Connected Parent Chats are held every Monday from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Beach Cities Health District Cafe 514 N. Prospect Ave.  Redondo Beach...
This year will be filled with new excitement and change for your child, but we want you as parents to build connections with us and each other as well.  This year we are introducing “Get PUMPEd” (Parent University at MBMS Participatory Education) through partnerships with MBEF and the Beach Cities Health District.  We have developed a series of expert speakers on timely issues including Denise Pope, author of Overloaded and Underprepared; Michelle Borba, author or Unselfie;...
Welcome back to the 2017-2018 school year.  This year is starting off strong with three parent ed events planned in September.  September 18:      “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age”   6:00 p.m.   MBMS Multi-Purpose Room September 20:      John Moffett - Social Media Safety 6:30 p.m.        Hermosa Valley Middle School     September 27 :      Common Sense Media - Your Child and Healthy Technology Use  6:00 p.m.  MBMS Multi-Purpose Room In addition, South Bay Families Connected (SBFC)...

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  • December 31 2017
    Manhattan Beach is exploring the next steps for evolving its fiber infrastructure. Please take the broadband survey (click here)--the quality and reliability of communication technology in Manhattan Beach impacts how we learn, work and play so we need to hear from you! For more information, contact Sandy Taylor, Director of IT.

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