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...
The Manhattan Beach Rotary Club and Mira Costa HS Interact Club are hosting a benefit concert to raise money for a scholarship in honor of MBMS teacher Sandy Casey, who we lost in the Las Vegas shooting. The concert will feature classical guitarist Felix Kellaway, the MCHS Madrigal Singers, and Joel Ruben. It will be held on December 9th at 7PM at the MCHS Theater. Click here...
Friday, November 17, 8:45-10:15AM, MCHS Small Theater MBUSD is 4th from the bottom for educational funding in California. Our District is forecasting layoffs in the next two years. Gain insight on school funding issues and let our legislators know that education is important to you! Guest speakers include CA Senator Ben Allen and CA Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi. Moderated by Paul Silva. A free community event sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Council of PTAs.
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 5th, 8:30-10AM or 6:30-8PM in MBMS Room 124 Led by our Vice Principal Margot Parker, the MBMS Get PUMPEd Book Club provides rich, relevant and helpful discussions on real-life parenting challenges and successes. Our next Book Club will meet on 12/5 to discuss the book Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact-Not-Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age by Yalda T. Uhls, PhD. Navigating the digital world with our kids has never been so difficult and complex, so join us for a...
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.
Hello Parents and welcome to another year of lost items! Our Lost & Found is already full. Click here to see a sampling of items we would love to get back to their owners. There are also lunch boxes, swimsuits, shoes, and many PE outfits (you may have noticed since sports just changed; when kids leave swim they wonder what happened to their PE clothes). Please feel free to peruse the whole lot at...
Thank you to all who have already made a donation or pledge to MBEF for the 2017-2018 Annual Appeal. Don't forget we have plenty of MBEF yard signs available by the office and on campus for you to display your support at your home or office. The generous support of our parents and community make our schools what they are today and give us hope for tomorrow. Every Child, Every Day is impacted by MBEF.  If you haven't had the chance to give or pledge yet, ...
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!
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...
December 5th, 8:30-10AM or 6:30-8PM in MBMS Room 124 Led by our Vice Principal Margot Parker, the MBMS Get PUMPEd Book Club provides rich, relevant and helpful discussions on real-life parenting challenges and successes. Our next Book Club will meet on 12/5 to discuss the book Media Moms & Digital Dads: A Fact-Not-Fear Approach to Parenting in the Digital Age by Yalda T. Uhls, PhD. Navigating the digital world with our kids has never been so difficult and complex, so join us for a...
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;...
The Mira Costa Baseball Christmas Tree and Raffle Fundraiser is on now. Raffle tickets are  on sale. Prizes include, a pair of Hamilton tickets plus a Katsuya gift card with 1 night at the Andaz, a luxury suite at Staples Center and a cash prize of $1,000 plus a Murad spa gift basket valued at $525.00. Available for purchase through December 1, 2017.  Purchase trees from 5 to 8 feet tall online until November 3, 2017. Pick up Sat 12/2 or purchase home delivery.  Trees and raffle tickets...

Take the City's Broadband Survey

  • 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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