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Incoming 6th Grade

Manhattan Beach Middle School Incoming Sixth Grade Transition Activities 2017

2nd Thursday of the Month: Principal Tours of MBMS

Feb. 9 “This is MBMS” 6:00 p.m. in MBMS Multi-Purpose Room and Classrooms. Sign up here.

March 27 Parent Orientation – parents only6:00 p.m. MBMS Multi-Purpose Room

March 29 Student Tour and Orientation – students only 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

April TBD Breakfast with Alumni Details to come from Elementary Schools

May 1 and 2 Course Registration Appointments:

May 1 
Robinson 3:30 to 4:00
​Pennekamp 4:00 to 4:45 
Meadows 4:45 to 5:15 
Make-up 5:15 to 5:30

May 2  
Pacific 3:30 to 4:15
Grand View 4:15 to 5:15
Make-up 5:15 to 5:30

June 2 Ambassadors Carnival at MBMS: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

August 21 Sixth grade student orientation (new program at MBMS) 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Students learn about MBMS, meet their eighth grade mentors, and team build as a class. This is a student-only day.

August 23 First day of school



  • Information about our Instrumental Music program as it relates to all incoming 6th grade students can be found on our Instrumental Music page.
  • Historically, a summertime activity, Where Everybody Belongs orientation, is organized by parents.  This activity is open only to incoming 6th gr students.  Look for details about this on this page, or by signing up to receive Incoming 6th Gr News.


Parent to Parent, A MESSAGE FROM OUR PTA:

Welcome incoming 6th gr Parents!

I look forward to working together to support and enrich our children’s education here at our middle school. Allow me to share with you the quote below, and 4 important 'tips" to help your family's transition.

"The challenge of parenting Middle School kids is in keeping the delicate balance between nurturing your child’s emerging independence at the same time keeping a watchful eye on his/her activities. Dropping out of site is a big mistake."

- Meryl Ain, Ed.D. from

Stay involved!

Volunteer! There are many opportunities for you to get involved, whether you have an hour a week, or an hour every year! Please look at the list of opportunities here and select something that interests you.

Become a PTA Member. Many of the programs our students cherish cannot exist without your generous financial support. You receive the school directory for free to boot!  

Stay informed. This website,, is filled with up to date information. To have the latest school news delivered to your inbox starting late August, sign up to receive the “Weekly Wave”, our weekly e-newsletter, by clicking here

Be prepared. Complete InfoSnap registration. Instructions will be mailed to your home in early August. Purchase PE uniforms and Yearbooks online. Just present your PayPal receipt at pick up. You can also complete the PTA Membership forms and pay online. Our online calendar lists all upcoming events. FAQs prepared just for you can be viewed here.


Ann Marie Whitney, PTA President 2015-2016
Kristi Knowles, PTA President, 2015-2016