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PTA General Meeting

Event Date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:00am

Please join us for our last PTA General Board Meeting on Friday, June 9th from 10:00-10:30am in room #226.
View the agenda here

23rd Annual Manhattan Wine Auction

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 4:30pm

The 23rd Annual Manhattan Wine Auction will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at 4:30pm at the Manhattan Country Club.

Tickets for this celebrated event go on sale Monday, May 1st at 6am on the Event Website. The Wine Auction is MBEF’s only fundraising event of the year and brings together parents from throughout our District, parents of Alumni, and business and community leaders, to celebrate and raise money for our schools.  The event features Silent and Live Auctions, Food and Wine Tasting, Music and Dancing.

Info for incoming 6th grade students

May 1, 2017 and May 2, 2017 Course Registration Appointments:

June 2, 2017 Ambassadors Carnival 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.

MBMS Math Pathways, Electives, and Language Meeting

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

Did you miss the meeting? Please find the power point presentation here


This meeting will be about math pathways, electives, and language, but it will be geared toward sixth grade families who have not yet experienced elective or language choices.  


Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to Friday, June 2, 2017

Scholar Quiz begins this week with 656 competitors across 164 teams! Room assignments for advancing teams are posted each morning on the library window.  Contestants must bring a sack lunch and student ID each day as the quiz begins promptly following the lunch bell.

Parents are welcome to watch Scholar Quiz during the early rounds May 23rd from 12:30 – 1:30 and May 24th 12:55-1:20.


Event Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:00am to 3:30pm


The 6th grade Ultimate Scavenger Hunt will take place on Monday, August 21st. The Hunt will follow 6th grade orientation from 12:00-3:30pm (lunch  included)Students will complete fun scavenger activities with new friends and their chaperones throughout MBMS, Polliwog Park and Begg Pool.

MBMS Students and Emotional Wellness: How do parents fit into the puzzle?

MBMS Students and Emotional Wellness: How do parents fit into the puzzle?
Friday, June 2nd, 8:30 AM, location TBD

Based on the results of the MBMS school-wide Social Emotional Wellness survey, come hear what our students are thinking and feeling about their school experiences and life as a middle schooler. Margot Parker will present
the findings of the survey and facilitate an interactive discussion on how we can best support our students.

Click here to sign up.


Order your 2016-2017 Yearbook today!

Yearbook Info

Order your 2016-2017 Yearbook today!  Cost is $55.  
Click here to purchase on line or download a form to pay by check.  Not sure if you have purchased?  Click here for the latest purchased list as of 5/17/17 or contact Darcey Diaz with any purchase related questions.

MB/X Summer School - Monday, June 19 – Thursday, July 27, 2017

MB/X Summer School 
Monday, June 19 – Thursday, July 27, 2017

Still thinking about MB/X Summer School? Sign up today to ensure space is available in the class you want. Remember to sign up for Athletic Summer School too.

A list of academic classes and athletic programs is available at

MB/X is using a new registration system.  To register for classes, you’ll first need to create an account in the name of an adult family member, then add your child to your account during the registration process.

Registration closes: Friday, June 16 at 3pm for first session and two session classes.
More information is available at

Please contact [email protected] for technical issues or [email protected] with questions regarding classes and registration.

8th Grade Promotion & Celebration Tickets

Have yoiu already bought your tickets? Please find the 8th Grade Promotion Tickets List by Student Last Name (please check the entire list as it's not all in alphabetical order). If your name is
on the list you have purchased tickets for your student... if it is not on the list you have NOT purchased as of 5/12/17.  Any questions? Please let us know. 

Read below to learn about key Promotion dates and information on ticket reservations and event donations. 

We’d appreciate your donation now!
The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony and Celebration are dependent on your funding.  We hope to ensure a memorable evening for our graduates by determining a budget in advance of this special occasion. The 2017 Promotion Ceremony will take place at MBMS on Wednesday, June 14th at 5:00pm followed by the Student Dinner and Celebration in the Gym & MPR.  The students’ last day of school will be on June 15th when they report to the MPR for Breakfast & Certificate Distribution from 8:50 – 9:15 am.

Minimum donation per student
$65 dollars per student is suggested to cover the chair rental, program and decorations for the Promotion Ceremony and the food, entertainment, and decorations for the Celebration. A professional recording of the ceremony and celebration is included and will be emailed with a link to download to your home in the summer.  Any donation above that minimum will help make the night even more special and is greatly appreciated!

Tickets for the Promotion Ceremony
Each 8th grader may invite up to four guests to the Promotion Ceremony.  Additional tickets may be requested, but cannot be guaranteed. Each guest must have a ticket for admission, so please complete this form and return it with your donation to Registration.  Or, you can take advantage of online purchasing now by clicking here.

Tickets will be mailed in early June 2017 to the address on file at the office. $65 is the voluntary donation amount recommended to cover costs associated with the Promotion Party, Reception and the cost of the DVD.
Questions? Please contact Kim Weller or Stephanie Mibu 
The 8th gr student does NOT require a ticket. 

THANK you teachers and staff at MBMS!

We're approaching the End of the School Year... Help us get ready to THANK our teachers and staff at MBMS.
Click  for more info.
Print out this form to send us your generous donation today!

The Well Balanced Student

Wondering what the Social Emotional Committee at MCHS has been working on all year? What is Challenge Success anyway?  Here are two opportunities for the community to learn more and get involved.  Mira Costa’s Social Emotional Wellness Committee invites community members to watch a video created by Challenge Success.  Based on a popular workshop, “The Well-Balanced Student,” is an interactive video for parents led by Dr. Denise Pope, Challenge Success co-founder and Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.  Dr. Pope and her colleagues have helped parents and school districts across the country understand the stress students are facing—the lack of sleep, worry, cheating, and health issues which can occur in today’s intense, academically focused culture.     “In this presentation, you will learn: 1) How students today are coping—or not—with the academic pressures they face, 2) Ways students can reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement in school and, 3) Strategies to increase resilience, creativity, and well-being for your child….(We’ll) help you look at your child’s day and ask: are they mortgaging their adolescence for the sake of their academics and to get into college? We’ll offer solutions to help you dial down the stress.”   To watch this free video, please follow these directions:  The video access code is MIRACOSTA. This access code is from April 28 until June 2nd. Within this period, you may access the video for 1 week. If you use the link HERE you won’t need to enter the code - it's already embedded in the link itself. Simply create a Vimeo account and you will be granted access to the video.  If the link does not work, go to and search “The Well-Balanced Student – High School.”  You will have to create an account or log into an existing account.  When prompted to rent the video you can enter the promo code: MIRACOSTA (Any problems with the link, please email Kathleen Gibbons, [email protected])   MBUSD School Board invites you to join their workshop on May 17 at 5:00 pm.  The topic is Social Emotional Wellness.  There will be updates from district SEW Committees and a discussion about school and community initiatives.  Watching “The Well-Balanced Student” is a great way to prepare for the discussion.  

Summer Reading Lists

Incoming 6th graders and students entering 7th grade are required to read three books from the list including one nonfiction book.

Students entering 8th grade are required to read three books from the list including The Outsiders.

There is no summer reading requirement for incoming 9th graders at Mira Costa.

Click here for the book lists. 

Dr. Matthews speaks about AP classes and student stress

The high levels of campus stress are a district-wide focus.  Dr. Matthews wrote a blog discussing challenges specific to high school students and AP classes.  High school is right around the corner.  His blog is worth reading to help understand the pressures high school students are experiencing and underscores the need to facilitate stress management for our students before they get to high school.  Click here to read the blog.  

Check out the new South Bay Families Connected April 2017 newsletter

Click here for the April issue of the SBFC newsletter!  Find out about upcoming student wellness events and important articles.