Upcoming Parent Events Brought to you by MCHS Connected Families The State of Our Families May 11th from 5:30-8:00pm at the Manhattan Beach Library.  Click here for more info. Be sure to check out the MCHS Connected Families website for other events.
Spring Mania 2016. Friday, May 13th, 12:40pm – 3:00pm. $30*   Take advantage of the minimum day and join your friends for an afternoon of crazy fun after school!    All Inclusive Event Includes:  In and Out Burger Truck, Kona Ice Shaved Ice and other snacks.   PLUS all the MANIA you can handle....  25’ Rock Wall, Jumbo Slide, Gigantic Water Slide, Huge Slip N’ Slide, Game Truck, Team Laser Tag, Hamster Ball Obstacle Course, Inflatable Maze, DJ, and more!   And even more activities sponsored by...
Parent Volunteers are Still Needed! Parents, we need you!  A tremendous THANK YOU to those who have volunteered so far to help with this year’s Scholar Quiz.  You’re sure to have as much fun as the kids during this exciting competition. We still need 100 more volunteers to make our first two busiest days--May 17th/18th --a smooth success. Please consider donating one lunch hour to this fantastic event! Click here to sign up as...
Manhattan Wine Auction Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 4:30pm Manhattan Country Club Tickets go on sale for the 22nd Annual Manhattan Wine Auction on Monday, May 2nd at 9AM at www.manhattanwineauction.com. The Wine Auction is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and raise money for our schools, while sampling local cuisine and wines from around the world. You’ll also have the opportunity to bid on over 300 items in the Silent and Live Auctions! To...
THE HUNT 2016: The Ultimate Scavenger Hunt and Games take place on Friday, August 26th! The Hunt is an opportunity for all incoming MBMS 6th Graders to meet their new classmates before the start of school. Participants will be placed on teams and asked to find/solve a series of clues and win challenges throughout the day. Registration fee covers DJ, bagels and juice, snack, lunch, T-shirt and goodie prize bag. Space is limited, and we can only take the first 240 students who register. We will...
Teachers play a key role in student success, and sometimes a simple “thanks” is all a teacher needs to feel valued. Take the time to celebrate your students’ teachers during 2016 PTA Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2–6.    
I am organizing a fundraiser at Manhattan Beach Middle School from April 11-22 to benefit Maryvale Orphanage. Maryvale Orphanage has been helping abused and neglected children ages 6-17 since 1856, and I have had the pleasure of spending time there volunteering over the past 2 years with my Mom ​ and my National Charity League group. After spending time with these remarkable children, I decided to start a fundraiser to gather supplies that they are desperately in need of. I have compiled a list...
As a community-based foundation, the feedback and priorities of MBUSD parents are critical to MBEF’s strategic direction and decision-making. MBEF supports every child, every day, and their goal is to reach 100% parent participation in this short survey. Please click here and take five minutes to share your thoughts.   
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:00am
May 5 8th Grade Physics Day Field Trip All day, Off Campus
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 5:30pm
Upcoming Parent Events Brought to you by MCHS Connected Families The State of Our Families May 11th from 5:30-8:00pm at the Manhattan Beach Library.  Click here for more info. Be sure to check out the MCHS Connected Families website for other events.
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 12:40pm
Spring Mania 2016. Friday, May 13th, 12:40pm – 3:00pm. $30*   Take advantage of the minimum day and join your friends for an afternoon of crazy fun after school!    All Inclusive Event Includes:  In and Out Burger Truck, Kona Ice Shaved Ice and other snacks.   PLUS all the MANIA you can handle...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to Thursday, May 26, 2016
Parent Volunteers are Still Needed! Parents, we need you!  A tremendous THANK YOU to those who have volunteered so far to help with this year’s Scholar Quiz.  You’re sure to have as much fun as the kids during this exciting competition. We still need 100 more volunteers to make our first two...
Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 4:03pm
Manhattan Wine Auction Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 4:30pm Manhattan Country Club Tickets go on sale for the 22nd Annual Manhattan Wine Auction on Monday, May 2nd at 9AM at www.manhattanwineauction.com. The Wine Auction is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and raise money for our schools, while...
Friday, August 26, 2016 -
8:30am to 12:00pm
THE HUNT 2016: The Ultimate Scavenger Hunt and Games take place on Friday, August 26th! The Hunt is an opportunity for all incoming MBMS 6th Graders to meet their new classmates before the start of school. Participants will be placed on teams and asked to find/solve a series of clues and win...
Monday, May 2, 2016
Teachers play a key role in student success, and sometimes a simple “thanks” is all a teacher needs to feel valued. Take the time to celebrate your students’ teachers during 2016 PTA Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2–6.    
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 5pm
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Dear Parents, As always, lots of things happening at MBMS.  I want to take a moment to thank all the wonderful teachers, staff, and volunteers who make this school what it is.  Our robotics team is heading for the State championships soon.  While spending most of the year competing against high... read more
State testing is right around the corner.  Last year all the schools in the state piloted the new Common Core technology based test. This year we will be taking the actual test.  Our 6th graders will be testing March 23rd through March 27th in their Humanities classes.  The school will not be on a... read more
Dear Parents- It seems like several times a year I am asked to write some type of reminder about fundraising for some important cog in the wheel of MBUSD’s educational foundation.  Sometimes these musings are humorous, sometimes touching, sometimes factual, but always heartfelt and genuine.  This... read more
There is so much happening at MBMB, I wanted to make sure everyone was up to date with our calendar and other important information.  Please go to www.mbmswaves.com to keep up with all the latest school and community information. There has been a confirmed... read more
WELCOME BACK!  What a wonderful opening day.  It was so nice to see the students back on campus.  I want to thank Regina Schroeder and the PTA for organizing all the volunteers to help with the opening of school.  A wise man once told me it's not how one handles success, but how one handles... read more
A MESSAGE FROM MR. JACKSONBoy, how time flies.  It seems like yesterday I was welcoming the 6th graders to MBMS and today I am saying goodbye to the 8th graders. It has been a great ride.  I hope you all had as much fun this year as I did.  It takes a lot of dedicated people to make a great school... read more
LOCKDOWN DRILL. On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, as part of our ongoing safety training, MBMS will be participating in a lockdown drill  involving several city agencies including the Police and Fire Departments.   At around 9:00 am we will begin the drill by calling 911 and having all the students and... read more
School safety has always been a concern.  The earliest report of a school shooting occurred in 1764, so this is not a 21st century phenomena. There have been school shooting throughout history.   Since the year 2000 there have been 133 School shooting incidents in United States. These incidences... read more
SEVERAL YEARS AGO we started a new event at MBMS. If you have ever talked to me about events at MBMS, you would know I consider 6th grade Family Swing Night the best event here. I love activities that keep families involved with their middle school children's lives. I also love that it is cross-... read more
FIRST, A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL The first trimester is almost over.  This year has been a year of firsts.  First and foremost, it is the first year of PowerSchool.  This communication tool will be an amazing asset once everyone figures out all the ways to use it; this includes teachers,... read more

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Manhattan Beach Library - Tween Fridays: May 20, 2016

  • May 20 2016
    Tween Fridays May 20th, 3:30-5:00pm, Grades 4-8 Join us as we discuss the zany book Escape from Mr.Lemoncello's Libary and participate in a scavenger hunt. We will enjoy snacks, trivia and art activities. Titles of the book are available at the Children's Reference Desk. 

4th Annual Roundhouse Run for the Oceans

  • May 14 2016
    May 14, 9:30am, Manhattan Beach Pier Early Bird Sign Up Special til March 14 The Roundhouse is an important part of our community and it benefits everyone.  Not only do children of all ages go to the aquarium but Manhattan Beach is known for this landmark.  It needs our help and support! As community members we are capable of helping through participating in this fun event that will take place on the hard pack of the sand along the water. The aquarium provides students with free seminars and educational field trips.  Click here for registration information.

Manhattan Beach seniors teach seniors on technology

  • June 30 2016
    Mira Costa students volunteer for an intergenerational tech day giving advice on how to use their devices. The students connect with Older Adults on a personal level, to debase stereotypes and feel more rooted in their community. Costa student, Victoria Nwoke said, “They give awesome advice because they have lived for so long. They’re very approachable, and I just love talking to them.” For the whole Beach Reporter article see attached.

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