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Creativity in Makerspace

As we count down to our last few classes, I couldn't be prouder of our students and their work. In the past few weeks, our Kindergartners have made butterfly rockets which aligns with their study of butterflies, symmetry and push and pull. First grade built amazing bird houses as part of their animal unit. Second grade created a new species of Marine animal. Fourth grade created Mission Bell Towers/walls and 5th grade designed Satellites as they are now in a space unit. See below for just some of the outstanding work being done in MakerSpace.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me. thampton@mbusd.org.

Panther Praise

Pacific's Talent Show was a tremendous hit and was enjoyed by all. Thank you to Talent Show chair, Shawn Giaconi and her committee for everything they did to produce this amazing show.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS FOR NEXT YEAR

The VPs of Volunteers have a number of committee chair positions open for next year. Contact Lisa Stott (stottrealestate@gmail.com) or Stephanie Dugary (stephanie.dugary@gmail.com) for more information.

Find "Special" Support!

For the first time in over two years, the Special Education Advisory Committe (SEAC) is meeting in person. Come find support or be of support to students and parents with special needs on Tuesday, May 17th at 9 a.m. at our District Board Room. SEAC is comprised of parents and district staff who work proactively to promote a culture of care and inclusion and to provide feedback related to MBUSD's Special Education Top Ten Plan, academics, safety, and social and emotional wellness of Manhattan Beach students with special needs. All are welcome! Click READ MORE for details.

Incoming TK/Kinder Playdate

From 4:00 - 6:00pm on Monday, June 6 we will be having a TK/Kinder play date for students who will be entering TK or kindergarten at Pacific School in the fall.

5TH ANNUAL MBUSD INTERNATIONAL DAY

Join us for a festive international cultural experience hosted by our international community and MBUSD on May 21, 2022 from 2-4pm!
Enjoy food, drinks, music, and performances from around the world.
Location: MBUSD office
325 S. Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach
Suggested parking: Mira Costa
See the attached flyer for details.

Pacific Reunion Tour 2022

The Pacific Parent Party Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 21st at Rock & Brews in El Segundo. Doors open at 6:00. Come dressed ready to rock out with Pacific parents. Enjoy a live band, buffet dinner and one free raffle ticket per person (to be handed out at the door). Cash bar. Click READ MORE for details.

THANK YOU to the BEST PARENTS on the Planet:

Pacific staff was overwhelmed by the royal treatment we received over the past week for “Staff Appreciation Week”. The door decorations, food, candy, shirts, flowers and cards were so meaningful. Our staff lounge could compete with any circus in town. We are so very grateful for the love and support you have gifted on our staff. Thank you! Thank you! To the greatest parents on earth.

ASIAN AMERICAN and PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH:

Celebrated in May, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognizes and honors the contributions, achievements, and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI) who have shaped the culture and history of the United States. This year, in light of the recent increase of violence and discrimination against AAPI communities, the annual celebration takes on even more importance. AAPI Heritage Month began in 1978 as a weeklong celebration and in 1992 May was permanently designated as the commemorative month. The month of May was chosen to memorialize the arrival of the first known Japanese immigrant to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and to honor the completion of the transcontinental railroad — built by as many as 20,000 Chinese workers — on May 10, 1869. Books for AAPI heritage month: “The Year of the “Rat”, “Amina’s Voice”, “Same Sun Here”, “Kamala Harris”, “A Map into the World”, “Front Desk” and “Fish with Jimmy”.
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