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6th Grade Pali Outdoor Education Experience Info and Sign Up by 12/1/17

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.

Benefit Concert for MBMS Teacher Sandy Casey

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

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 for more info.

To all in the MBUSD Community,

Come to the Meet Your Lawmakers Education Roundtable!

Event Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:45am to 10:15am
November 14 2017

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.

Get Your Teacher Gifts Done Before Thanksgiving!

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 gift card donation form.

2) Simply fill it out with the amount you'd like to donate to particular teachers and staff, or donate a flat amount.

3) Attach a check payable to "MBMS PTA" and drop it off at the office, or mail to: Maria Elena Villegas, 1161 2nd Street, MB 90266. (Please make sure you write your child's or family's name as you would like it to appear in the “Holiday Gift” letter that accompanies each gift card. You can also write "Anonymous.")

All Scrip Holiday Gift Card donations are due by
December 15th.

Questions? Please email Maria Elena at [email protected] or send a text to 323.687.8746.

Upcoming Sports Tryouts

Click here to view the current sports tryout schedule. 

Get PUMPEd Book Club - 2 sessions offered (RSVP)

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 discussion and conversation geared toward your middle school child.

Please feel free to attend even if you haven't read the book!  There will be two sessions, a morning and an evening session, to accommodate different schedules. There is no cost, but we ask that you please register here.

Click here for a list of all upcoming Get PUMPEd parent education events.

8th Graders: Submit Your Baby Photos for the Yearbook!

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.

Lost and Found - Missing Something?

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 any time yourself and send your kiddos to the L&F area frequently. It is located just inside the hallway by the library.

MBEF - A Voice of Inclusion.

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, please take a moment now

Thank you for your support of MBEF! 


MBMS Get PUMPEd Parent Programming

Click here for a list of all upcoming Get PUMPEd parent education events.

Parent eBackpack Codes

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.

Volunteer in the MBMS Library

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!

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.



8th Grade Promotion

Click here for detailed information and online purchasing.