Join your child during their Music class from December 11-15. Music instruction is offered to students in grades 1-12 thanks to parent donations to MBEF. Our certificated Music Teachers lead our elementary students in wind, strings and vocal music practices. Come experience it for yourself!
Visits to MakerSpace will continue to enable all grade levels to participate with their parents. All visitors will be required to check in at the office with a valid ID.
Your donation to MBEF provides funding for a variety of grants and programs, including our amazing music teachers!
Krista Giffin, Choir
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Hobbies: Reading, salsa dancing
Best part of the job: Seeing kids improve their singing and connected to that, their self-confidence.
Alison Timmers, General Music
Hometown: New Berlin, Wisconsin
Hobbies: traveling, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding
Best Part of the Job: seeing kids connect with music: their pride when they master a new concept, their excitement when they realize they know something, their happiness when making music.
Tim Nail, Band
Hometown: Fairfield, CA
Hobbies: travelling the country in my camper van
Best part of the job: seeing when a student "gets it".
Janet Johnson, Strings
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Hobbies: gardening, photography, going to Disneyland
Best Part of the Job: that “ah-hah” moment when students realize they CAN play that note or demonstrate that skill!
If your 5th grader wants to be a Talent Show Emcee, we've extended the deadline to submit a completed Emcee Lottery Form. No later than Friday, December 8th, please have the form turned into the office or their teacher. Ten lucky 5th graders will be drawn on Monday, December 11th with the winners announced via email.
MBEF supports our elementary students with programs that directly impact their educational development and help them prepare for the future. From certificated PE teachers providing high quality physical education and sportsmanship instruction to MakerSpace Specialists empowering students to learn problem solving skills through trial and error, MBEF funding helps set our Manhattan Beach schools apart. Donations to MBEF’s Annual Appeal each year keep programs like these accessible to our students. Learn more at www.mbef.org and donate today!
ASSISTEENS(r), a co-ed youth volunteer auxiliary of the Assistance League, encourages and provides volunteer opportunities for youth in grades 7 through 12.
Thank you LIsa Stott, Janet Wein, Jessica LaCour, Tish Anderson and Zisha Yamano for operating Pacific's annual Scholastic Book Fair. We had class visits where kids got to discover new titles and reacquaint themselves with favorite authors. Thank you to all the families that supported the PTA through this fundraiser.
Thank you to all the families that dealt with the rain, prepared and contributed dishes to Pacific Cares' International Food Day. France, India, Taiwan, Armenia and Mexico were all represented. Our Panthers had a wonderful time tasting delicious food from around the world!