NOW'S THE TIME    The MBEF Annual Appeal is coming to a close February 13th. We still need $800,000 in order to reach our goal of $5.1 million. If you have not had the opportunity to contribute, we look to you, our amazing families, to help us reach our goal by February 13, 2015.  Your meaningful donation to our schools helps supplement scant state funding. Without it, many of our favorite programs will go away.  Did you know that California is 49th in the country in per-pupil funding? In 2014...
Tuesdays - Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12 Session NOW available for purchase.  First Come, First Serve - Enrollment Limited! STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS Ms. Lauren Galbraith - At Risk Counselor, 504 Coordinator, PPS Credentialed Counselor Ms. Ellerbe May - Grade Level Advisor, PPS Credentialed Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor   COST: $100 (includes 3 workshops) (SORRY NO SINGLE SESSION ENROLLMENT) THURSDAYS: February 26th, March 5th and March 12th RIGHT AFTER SCHOOL for three days...
Carnaval de MBMS Parent Party Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6pm-11pm Verandas, 401 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach Join us for a super fun filled evening of music, food, drinks and photos.  Hang out with old friends and meet some new friends.  Check out our fun auction and raffle…  This is a fundraiser to support all of the wonderful programs for our kids and is only successful with your generous support. Ticket includes: food stations, dancing & 1 glass of champagne - $95...
PLEASE SUBMIT PAYPAL RECEIPT (or Check) with PAPERWORK ATTACHED! DUE DATE IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 The seventh grade students have the opportunity to attend the Renaissance Faire on Friday, April 17, 2015. The seventh grade class will be experiencing the place, people, and events of the Renaissance period, an important part of their social science curriculum this year. We will be asking for parent volunteers to chaperone students throughout the day. Chaperones are assigned between 4- 6...
You've seen those Adopt-a-Highway signs as you drive along the freeway. Think how proud you would be to see an Adopt-a-Garden sign with your name on it here on the MBMS campus! Please help beautify the Manhattan Beach Middle School campus by joining the Adopt-A-Garden Program. You and your family/group/troop can choose a spot on campus and make it your own!  If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Adopt-A-Garden Chairs Susan at (310) 420-3676 or...
You are cordially invited to Mira Costa’s Annual 8th Grade Orientation Program on Monday, February 9th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Mira Costa auditorium.  This program will give you a glimpse of both academic and extracurricular programs offered at Mira Costa. On Thursday, March 12th, we will be hosting an additional, more in-depth orientation for 8th grade families. Click here for...
Lets start 2015 off with a bang and join in for the ENTIRE MONTH OF JANUARY for a Johnny Rockets Fundraiser!! 15% of your bill will be donated back to MBMS. Every 10 days there will be a raffle prize.  Prizes include a Spectrum Club Pool Party & (2) Bday Parties hosted by Johnny Rockets. Please bring this flyer when visiting Johnny Rockets!
Today is a great day in our District and our community.  Today, California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced that the California State Teacher of the Year is our own Maggie Mabery from MBMS!   This follows last year’s announcement that our own Michael Hayden was one of five California State Teachers of the Year.  This is an incredible achievement for Maggie and an incredible honor for all of our employees and our community.   Maggie will now represent the entire state of California...
Friday, February 13, 2015
NOW'S THE TIME    The MBEF Annual Appeal is coming to a close February 13th. We still need $800,000 in order to reach our goal of $5.1 million. If you have not had the opportunity to contribute, we look to you, our amazing families, to help us reach our goal by February 13, 2015.  Your meaningful...
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Carnaval de MBMS Parent Party Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6pm-11pm Verandas, 401 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach Join us for a super fun filled evening of music, food, drinks and photos.  Hang out with old friends and meet some new friends.  Check out our fun auction and raffle…  This is a...
Friday, April 17, 2015
PLEASE SUBMIT PAYPAL RECEIPT (or Check) with PAPERWORK ATTACHED! DUE DATE IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 The seventh grade students have the opportunity to attend the Renaissance Faire on Friday, April 17, 2015. The seventh grade class will be experiencing the place, people, and events of the...
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
 A WORD ABOUT POWER SCHOOL. Many of you are now on PowerSchool, and you have told me that you appreciate knowing what is going on. Kudos to our teachers for learning it and taking the time to get the information you need out to you. But if I may, let me advise you on how we as parents can use this... read more
The school year has really shifted into high gear and lots of things are beginning to come on line. The parent and student access to PowerSchool has opened. If you do not have your passcode or are having trouble logging on, please contact Dr. Brown or myself and we will help you. The most common... read more

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