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Science Camp

Only two more week until our 6th graders are off to camp!  
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Pack for Layers
There’s snow on the ground which is anticipated to still be there when our students arrive.  Remember, no Uggs, and please consider waterproof footwear.  Being cold adds to home sickness, so we encourage you to pack enough for them to be warm.  Bring extra socks and flip flops for the shower. 
Please bring in to the MBMS nurse this week.
If your child is not going to Science Camp, have them report to school on Monday morning.  We will have a schedule for them for the week.  There will be no 0 period that week.  
John Jackson


PTA Membership Down
It’s not too late to donate to the MBMS PTA Membership.  Membership is down 10% from last year which may not seem like a lot but all funds raised goes to support Staff Development, Student Programs, Classroom Supplies, Library Books, Visual and Performing Arts, Technology, and Campus Improvements to name a few things. Every family that participates in Membership will receive a link to the on line 2015-2016 MBMS Directory.

To donate please print the attached
form or click here to donate on click here to donate on line.
Questions?  Contact
Mickie Kingston.

MBMS Book Fair

April 14-19th, 7:45am-3:30pm, Library
Open House, 5pm

It's Book Fair time!  Come shop the MBMS Book Fair in the Library from Thursday, April 14 - Tuesday, April 19th, 7:45am - 3:30pm and Open House night starting at 5pm.  We'll have all your Summer Reading List books for sale, as well as many fresh new titles curated again by {Pages} a bookstore. Get ready for summer, and find books for the whole family to read by the beach and on the road!  Don't miss out!  

here for classroom visit schedule.
here for volunteer sign-ups.

An Article by Joshua Ouvreloeil -
6th Grade Student

The shortage of water in the world, and especially in California, is a factor that affects almost every single moment in our lives. Yet, this shortage is a good thing, in a way. It teaches us all to be very mindful, and to not take these important things, like water, for granted. Because of the drought, producing food is much more difficult. Farmers need to be conscientious about how they irrigate their fields. Species of animals are on the brink of extinction, and habitats have been affected.

Even though we voted to pass a $7.5 billion water bond to fund multiple projects, these types of things are not enough. There are many things parents and children alike can do to save the drop. By turning off the water when scrubbing dishes and pots, washing clothes in only full loads, cleaning a driveway with a broom, not a hose, and installing low flow shower-heads you can make a difference. These are only a few ways. Some easier options are turning off the water when brushing teeth and making sure to take 5 minute showers. As you can see, water can be saved! It just takes these good ideas and commitment. There are even more options on websites like,, or

Saving water can also provide growth experiences. You and your family can all join together and take part in challenges, like who can go the longest without forgetting to turn off the water when brushing, and more. Plus, kids get feelings of responsibility, and the prize that is saving the world.

This commitment has even more benefits. If you discover and fix a leak, you can save up to 10,000 gallons per year, and 10 percent off your next water bill. An easy way to be sure is to put a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank, wait 15 minutes, and then look into the bowl. If it has food coloring, your toilet is wasting water.

Here at MBMS, we have many things being done in regard to water conservation. Some of these include using recyled water for irrigation and having special "push" sinks in the bathrooms.

Saving water and the Earth is not as hard when you have access to these ways to do it. Every single thing you do makes a great difference. By replacing an old washer, you save around 6,000 gallons per year. By going from a 2.5 gpm shower-head to a 2.0 gpm, you can save around 2,900 gallons. Lastly, by turning off the water when brushing, you can save 8 gallons every day. This can be more than 200 gallons a month. These statistics truly show how important water is. They also show how beneficial to the Earth we can all be by saving our most important resource. 

Band and Colorguard Seeking
New Members

The award-winning MCHS Marching Band and Colorguard (Flag Team) is actively seeking new members for our Fall Season. Openings are for all grade levels and incoming Freshman-- male and female.

The Marching Band and Colorguard are creative outlets and provide strong peer support -- and they count as your P.E. credits at Mira Costa. Here are what current and past band members have said…"Band teaches hard work,dedication,and
 it's just a straight up fun environment.", "Marching Band helped me make so many friends before school even started!" Consider joining this wonderful program under the direction of Mr. Joel Carlson.
For more information go to
 our website.

Pennies for Patients

March 8-March 25

Please join MBMS in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Series campaign.  Pennies for Patients will be 
starting on March 8th and is an opportunity to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and help fight against childhood cancer. 

On March 8th
 students and classrooms will receive collection boxes and over a three week period we will collect change and money. Remember every penny counts. The fifth period class that collects the most money will win a pizza party!  The goal for each classroom is $200. The goal for us as a school is $2000. Also at lunch pledges for the fundraiser will be taken. If you take the pledge and donate $5 you will receive a pennies for patients bracelet. Thanks for helping fight against cancer!  Your support will help fund the therapies and treatments that help save the lives of blood cancer patients today.  
here to visit our fundraising page.

Modern Pendant Necklace Workshop
Saturday, March 19, 1:00-3:00pm

Tweens + Teens, let's get creative together!

Community Making Workshops, in collaboration with Bella Beach Kids at the Point in El Segundo, is having a special workshop for girls ages 7-14 on Sat. March 19.

Moms, how about a little bonding time with the girls? Make it a fun afternoon together starting with lunch at the Point and then get creative. Or, drop off your tweens/teens for a few hours of making with us!
here.  Click here for questions.

New Location - MCHS Auditorium!!!
Saturday March 19th at 4pm

A Discussion with Frank Bruni
We are pleased to announce that the 
Frank Bruni event  has been moved to the Mira Costa High School Auditorium to accommodate the overwhelming interest.

Bestselling Author and NY Times Columnist
“ Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be” - An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania 

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally demoralizing process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of rankings and, a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In an effort to begin a meaningful dialogue in our District, this spring, MBEF is pleased to host Frank Bruni, New York Times columnist and bestselling author of the book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be”.

We invite students and parents to join us for this important and timely discussion, where Bruni will share highlights from his book, an outlook that helps to provide a path out of the anxiety that the college admissions process evokes in students and parents alike. Through statistics and the stories of highly successful people who didn’t attend the most exclusive schools, Bruni demonstrates that many types of colleges serve as ideal springboards. He also illuminates how to make the most of one’s college years and suggests that what matters in the end are a student’s efforts in and out of the classroom.

Please click here to secure a spot and let us know if you are planning to attend.

Meet Your Lawmakers 

Thursday March 24th, 6:30-8:00pm
Mira Costa High School Small Theater

Our local lawmakers are coming back for more...
After a hugely successful Meet Your Lawmakers event last year, our local legislators are returning to Manhattan Beach to update our community on the latest education-related legislation in Sacramento. Seating is limited, so register now 
to reserve a seat to hear the discussion of hot button topics such as Common Core implementation and funding, teacher shortages, public education funding, and construction of school facilities. 

Be sure to take this opportunity to submit any questions you have for your legislators when you register
.  Click here to register.  


Sign Ups begin April 11

Save the dates!  The 12th Annual Scholar Quiz runs from May 17th-26th, and is a fantastic and fun way for parents to volunteer at one of the most popular activities on campus! Almost half the student body participates in this all-the-rage event that pits 2 teams of four players each against one another as they vie to answer questions on a wide range of subjects.

Sign-ups will begin just after Spring Break on April 11th. Teams will register at school during lunchtime.  Parent volunteers will sign up online. More specific details to come in the weeks ahead. Parents, please mark your calendars for May 17th and 18th which are the days of heaviest volunteer needs.  Scholar Quiz takes place during the lunch hour.  You won't want to miss the fun!

Save the Date!

MBMS 3rd Annual Boat Regatta!
Begg Pool - Friday, April 29 at 5pm
More Details to Follow!


Mar 16 - Late Start
School begins at 9am
6th Grade Swing Night
6:00-7:30pm, MPR

Mar 18 - Pop & Pie Concert
6:00-8:00pm, MPR
8th Grade Yearbook Ads

Mar 19 - Discussion with Frank Bruni
4:00pm, MPR

Mar 21 - 6th Gr State Testing Begins

Mar 22 - Spring Pictures 
8:10-2:45pm, Gym
8th Gr Panoramic
Time TBD, Polliwog

Mar 23 - Late Start
School begins at 9am

Mar 24 - Build a Bridge Concert
6:00-7:00pm, Gym

Mar 24 - Meet Your Legislature Meeting
6:30-8:00pm, MCHS Small Theater

Mar 28 - 7th and 8th Gr Testing Begins

Mar 28-Apr 1 - 6th Grade Science Camp

Mar 30 - Late Start
School begins at 9am

April 4-8 - No School
Spring Break

April 13 - Late Start
School begins at 9am

April 19 - Minimum Day
General PTA Meeting 
5:00-5:40pm, MPR
Open House

April 20 - Late Start
School begins at 9am

April 27 - Late Start
School begins at 9am
6th Grade Honor Roll Breakfast
7:15-8:00am, Gym

April 28 - 7th Grade Honor Roll Breakfast
7:15-8:00am, Gym

April 29 - 8th Grade Honor Roll Breakfast
7:15-8:00am, Gym
Boat Regatta
5:00pm, Begg Pool

More @ MBMS Calendar

Order your MBMS Yearbook HERE.
Not sure if you placed your order?  Click HERE to see the purchased list as of 2/29/16.

Lost & Found:  There are too many jackets in Lost & Found among other items.  Please send your child to search the well-organized Lost & Found area (down the hall from the office).  Most jackets are hung and easy to look through.  
Thank You!

8th Grade Ads!
Yearbook ads are due by Mar 18
Click here for website.

Save the Date!
MBMS 3rd Annual Boat Regatta!
2016 at Begg Pool! Starting at 5 pm. More details to follow!!!

Click here to donate to MBEF.

Elective Info
Elective Descriptions

MBMS Daily Bulletin

MBX - Beyond the Classroom. Click here to visit the website for more information.

MCHS Families Connected
Parenting Resources - Click here.
More @ MBUSD Calendars
8th grade families:  Buy your promotion tickets now. 
Click here for the form. Fill it out and turn it into the office.  Not sure if you have purchased?  Contact Kelly Schmidt for info.

Click here to donate.
Submissions for the Weekly Wave are accepted on the
MBMS website, and are due noon the Friday before publication.
Click HERE to see what's for lunch. 
to deposit $$ into your child's lunch account.

Looking for up-to-date local news and events? is your source for all things Man Bch. Visit for the latest updates on schools, activities, events, shopping, dining, and more.

Summer Camp Expo
March 19, 10-2pm, MBMS
Click here for info.

Mini Mustang Track Meet
March 20, 1-5pm, MCHS

Click here to register.

FOLA Art Fundraiser
March 20, 5-8pm, Lido
Click here for info.

Annual Toy Drive
MB Kiwanis and
MCHS Key Club.
March 26, 8:30-3pm
Click here  for flyer.

MCHS Spring Break
Tennis Camp

April 4-8, 9:30-12:30, MCHS
Click here to register.

Roundhouse Run for the Oceans
May 14, 9:30am
Click here to register.
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