6th Grade parents, please join the MBMS administration as we share plans for our revamped Outdoor Education Experience for 6th Graders! Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 1 from 6-7PM in the MPR. (This is the new date for the previously scheduled meeting on 10/3/17.)
To all in the MBUSD Community Since the events of Sunday night, messages of love and support have poured in not only from our own teachers, students, parents, citizens, and faith leaders in Manhattan Beach, but also from caring people and organizations in the South Bay and around the nation. We have been working together to support Sandy Casey’s students, our employees and members of the community who personally experienced the traumatic event, and our students, employees, and parents who are...
If you have joined and donated to the PTA, you will be getting an email soon giving you access to Directory Spot with all the updated contact information for 2017-2018. Here is the current list of families who will get Directory Spot access. A big "Thank You" to these families! If you have not yet joined and donated, you still have time.From now until...
Friday October 20, 2017 8:30-10am MBMS. Please inquire about the location upon signing in at the office.  "Get PUMPEd" Book Club: Grit, by Angela Duckworth Discussion led by Margot Parker (MBMS Vice Principal) 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...
Are you struggling with lining up items in your daily planner and preparing for tests, quizzes, and homework? The 2017-2018 MBMS PTA has teamed up with the pros at Study Hut Tutoring to bring you a first-of-its-kind, tailored, grade-level specific workshop to help students with a game-plan for excelling in each subject. These workshops will take place before school on Late Start Wednesdays, from 8-9AM in Room 109. (They do not replace the free Study Hut tutoring sessions on Wednesday mornings...
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!
It was wonderful to see so many of you on Friday morning at our Rally Day. If you didn't get a chance to pick up a yard sign, please feel free to take one of the many around campus to display at your own home. We are grateful for your support of our school and community.  So far, we are at 32% participation. With your help, the MBEF grants at MBMS reach every child, every day. Whether through hands-on experiments in STEM classes, developing new passions in elective courses, or refining musical...
A robot as CEO? It's possible. 4D printing for Mars?  It's possible. Boosting student creativity through new teaching methods? It's possible. Join us for the 8th annual TEDxManhattanBeach as 14 innovators in the fields of science, technology, business, education and the arts share their ideas, stories & successes in defying the odds to make the world a better place. Saturday, November 4th 9AM-3PM  Mira Costa Auditorium Buy your tickets before they sell out at ...
Come join your friends and MBMS classmates at the SKECHERS Pier to Pier (P2P) Friendship Walk on Sunday, October 29th! This year we’ve added a little friendly competition, so the MBMS grade level that registers the most walkers wins a Popsicle Party and bragging rights! Join the 6th grade team...
Calling all filmmakers, photographers, writers, visual artists, composers and choreographers... Ready or not, it is time to create! Don't miss your chance to create an original piece of art based on the 2017-2018 PTA Reflections Art Contest theme, "Within Reach". Please click here to download the rules and student entry form. Submit both your artwork and completed student entry form to the MBMS office by October 23...
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 4:59pm to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 8:01pm
To all in the MBUSD Community Since the events of Sunday night, messages of love and support have poured in not only from our own teachers, students, parents, citizens, and faith leaders in Manhattan Beach, but also from caring people and organizations in the South Bay and around the nation. We...
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/2017/10/?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...
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
6th Grade parents, please join the MBMS administration as we share plans for our revamped Outdoor Education Experience for 6th Graders! Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 1 from 6-7PM in the MPR. (This is the new date for the previously scheduled meeting on 10/3/17.)
Friday October 20, 2017 8:30-10am MBMS. Please inquire about the location upon signing in at the office.  "Get PUMPEd" Book Club: Grit, by Angela Duckworth Discussion led by Margot Parker (MBMS Vice Principal) 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)...
The results of the MBMS student wellness survey are in!  We learned about the things that stress our kids, who they rely on most when they are stressed, and much more.  One of the most important findings from the survey was that many of our kids aren't getting enough sleep.  Teenagers have different sleep patterns – have you noticed that your teen is staying up later and sleeping in longer?  There are physiological reasons for this shift.  The following TED talk by Wendy Troxel is relevant to...

Disasters happen... are you ready? MON, NOV 6, 2017 7PM

  • November 6 2017
    Dr. Lucy Jones, the foremost authority on earthquakes, discusses how a major earthquake will affect our city. Learn what you need to do to prepare yourself and your family. You will also learn what the City of Manhattan Beach is doing to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters. MONDAY, NOVEMBER, 6TH 7PM JOSLYN COMMUNITY CENTER 1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA

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