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Back to School Information (Summer Packet)

Please read through all of the documents below.
They contain important information for the start of school.

Letter from the Principal. Click here.

Back to School Checklist - Click here

School Information Letter - Click here

WEB Orientation - Click here

MBMS Orientation Information. Click here.

MBMS Quick Reference Calendar. Click here

MBMS PTA Parent Letter. Click here

PTA Donation Form - Click here
PTA Donation Online purchasing - Click here

MBMS PTA-MBEF Letter - Click here

MBMS Summer Reading - Click here

Aeries Data Confirmation Instructions. Click here

2017-2018 MBMS 6th Grade iPad Parent Letter - Click here

School Picture Ordering Form. Click here

MBMS PE Uniform Orders. Click here
MBMS PE Uniform Online purchasing - Click here

Yearbook Ordering Form. Click here.
Yearbook Online Orders. Click here.

MBMS Business Sponsorship. Click here (to come). 

Interested in Volunteering? Click here

Take a Peek in the Mind of a MIddle Schooler

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...

http://blog.teacherspayteachers.com/take-a-peek-inside-the-mind-of-a-mid...

 

 

We Need You to Join & Donate to the PTA!

This year we have large repairs on the campus that we can no longer put off: Gym Lighting, Auditorium Risers, and Technology Updates...just to name a few. (For details on the repairs and funds needed, click here.)

Don't let our school fall behind in repairs and technology--please join and donate to our PTA! You can get the best deal on your PTA Membership and more with the PTA Bundle! Per child, the $330 PTA Bundle includes: a discounted yearbook, new limited edition car magnet, directory access, 1 PTA membership, and the annual donation for 1 child. What a deal!

One PTA Bundle covers one child. To take advantage of the discounted price, buy Bundles for all your children! If not, please consider a donation of $275 for each additional child (and don't forget to purchase your yearbooks!)

Click here to join the MBMS PTA online, or click here to print the form.

One PTA Bundle covers one child. To take advantage of the discounted price, buy Bundles for all your children! If not, please consider a donation of $275 for each additional child (and don't forget to purchase your yearbooks!)

Click here to join the MBMS PTA online, or click here to print the form. 
Keep your eyes out for this year's new magnet that will be given to your child in their homeroom class if you purchase the bundle!

TEDxMB - Anything's Possible

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 TEDxMB.

Your ticket includes all TEDx Talks, locally sourced breakfast, lunch and snacks, and the opportunity to get hands on in our high-tech Expo Hall. Make a day of it!

TEDxManhattanBeach.  Ideas worth sharing.

Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk

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 team7th grade team, or 8th grade team!

The P2P Walk is an awe-inspiring community event that supports our public schools and children with special needs. Last year the SKECHERS Foundation QUADRUPLED donations, so for every $30 registration, our schools received about $120. Because of the incredible support from our community, last year SKECHERS’ donation to our schools was $130,000 -- let’s top that this year! Along the course you’ll encounter a fun zone, giveaways, a drum line, cheerleaders, and more! If you can’t participate, consider signing up as a “virtual walker” and your gift will still be matched. Please be sure to designate MBEF as your charity so your gift supports MB schools! Questions? Please contact Cory Kingston.

National PTA Reflections Art Contest

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, 2017. If you have any questions, please reach out to Erica Shankle or Michelle Collins.

Be a Young At Art Docent!

MBMS invites all parents to participate as Young At Art docents. Many thanks to those who have already joined the team! Young at Art is an art enrichment program where students have the opportunity to create rich and meaningful art projects over the course of the school year, led by volunteer parent docents. Students learn about different artists, associated art history, and a wide variety of media and techniques. Training for parent docents is provided for each art project, and no prior teaching or art experience is required. 

Please sign up here to receive further information and an invitation to the upcoming program orientation. We look forward to working with you!

Plugged-In Parents: Keeping Kids Safe, Happy, and Healthy in the Digital Age

Plugged-In Parents: Keeping Kids Safe, Happy, and Healthy in the Digital Age
Parent University Presentation by Common Sense Media on Middle Schoolers in the Digital Age on Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm, MBMS in the MPR.  
Come and hear Dr. Yalda Uhls of Common Sense Media, author of Media Moms and Digital Dads, present practical strategies on parenting middle schoolers in the digital age. Dr. Uhls’ work with UCLA  focuses on how older and newer media impacts the social behavior of preadolescents.  Part of MBMS PUMPEd programming!

Click here to sign up. 
 

MBMS Math Club 2017-2018

The Competition Math Club is coming back to MBMS!  This is a parent-sponsored club held on Sundays from 6:30-8:00PM in MBMS Room 129. Enrollment is limited to 30 students. For more information, please join our Introductory Meeting and tryout in Room 129 at 6:30PM on Sunday, 9/24. Sessions will run from Sunday, 10/1 through Sunday, 4/22. For more detailed info, click here. For the complete Math Club schedule, click here. For any additional questions, contact Justin Ip.

Past PTA Meeting

Thank you all for coming to our first PTA General Session meeting last week. In case you missed it, the link to the presentation is here. Additionally, please find the the minutes for the meeting here and the approved budget here
Please mark your calendars with the remaining PTA General Session meetings. We hope to see you there!
1/12 11am
2/9 11am
3/9 11am
4/12 5:20pm

Coffee with the Councelors

 

Coffee with the Counselors is an opportunity for parents to informally talk with the MBMS school counselors and other parents about the middle school experience and the whole child: How to navigate middle school both academically and socially, how to work with different teaching personalities, handling peer-to-peer relations, transitioning grade levels and how to access the counselor, just to name a few.  You can sign up to attend Coffee with the Counselors here.

 

 

“WELCOME TO MBMS 6TH GRADE” PARTY at AdventurePlex

Calling all 6th graders! Don't miss the first big social event of middle school, the Welcome to MBMS Party! Come enjoy Inflatable Obstacle Courses, Rock Wall, Adventure Room, Indoor Structure and the Sports Court, and best of all, a rockin' DJ! Pizza, snacks and drinks are provided.

Friday, September 29th, right after school from 3-5PM at AdvenurePlex
Click here for more information and registration and volunteer sign ups. 

8th Grade Promotion

Click here for detailed information and online purchasing. 

 

MBEF - Another Year. Another Reason.

As we embark on another school year, we are reminded of the exceptional educational opportunities that reach every child, every day at MBMS. Opportunities that are only possible because of the support of generous parents like YOU. It might be the STEM, Robotics or Advanced film elective; the opportunity to play in the band or the counselor providing needed support. All of these reasons, are a reason to give. Please consider making a contribution or pledge your support today. Every Child, Every Day is impacted by MBEF.

After School Sports

Please click here to see the MBMS After School Sports opportunities.