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The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) is a community driven fundraising organization, which supplements state funding for programs that inspire learning, enrich teaching, and promote innovation and academic excellence in the public schools of Manhattan Beach. Donations to the Manhattan... read more
If you haven't already purchased a yearbook for your Pennekamper, now is the time. The price is $33. If you are unsure as to whether you have purchased a yearbook, you can check the attached list. if you have any questions, email Michele Willberg at mwillberg@... read more
Click here for website.     Featured social emotional wellness articles A button named "Mindful Parenting" providing a link to a comprehensive curated gallery of parenting articles addressing topics such as fostering resilience,... read more
We are excited to announce that the 2016-2017 Pennekamp Directory App is now available!  If you were a DirectorySpot user last year, then you don’t need to do anything.    Just log in (same username and password) and you will see the new data.   Please make sure you have the latest version of... read more
We have thousands of dollars of gift cards in stock. Stop by the Dragon Swag store on Fridays to get gift cards, or you can fill out the attached form and drop off a check in the office.
Earn points for Pennekamp! Shop Manhattan Village Mall. The more points we have the more dollars we earn! TRIPLE POINTS for December at the following stores: Apple, Bath and Body Works, Brookstone, Engravable U, Godiva, Fry's Electronics, Hallmark, Kiehl's, Origins, See's Candies, Sephora, Soma... read more
The Pennekamp Library is a resource for students, parents, and teachers. Students may check out as many books as their grade level (first-graders take one, fifth-graders take five), and parents may check out ten books at a time! The library catalog can be viewed online at... read more
Friday, January 27, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017
Junior Lifeguard Conditioning Program! Need help training for the JG Swim Test? Are you a Returning JG looking for conditioning before this Summer? Sign-up for our Junior Lifeguard Conditioning Program! We offer 3 sessions that take place at the Mira Costa HS Pool that coincide with the 3 JG Swim...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 to Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Pennekamp Teacher FUNraiser is back!  Don't let your child miss out on a chance to spend some FUN time with their teacher! Prizes range from a special lunch with your teacher, art lessons, coding lessons, and much more. Buy your tickets online NOW here for a chance to win!  Tickets are $5 each...
Monday, February 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 1, 2017
Do you know a child that lives in Manhattan Beach and will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017. See attachments for more information.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to Thursday, March 2, 2017
See attached. 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 to Friday, May 5, 2017
View flyer for more information. See attached.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Young at Art: PK Art Show in Cafeteria March 2nd Baked Goods, Pizza and Waters for sale BIG FUNDRAISER for our PK YAA Program
Friday, March 10, 2017
MBMS Green Team is hosting a screening of A PLASTIC OCEAN on March 10th. This is a community event. See attached.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
2017 CAMP EXPO Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10am - 2pm Manhattan Beach Summer Camp Registration has begun for Summer Camps who would like to exhibit at Camp Expo. Vendor click here to begin the registration and payment process.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Mini Mustangs Youth Track Meet. See attached flyer for more details.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Water is Life Art Contest 2017 for West Basin Municipal Water District. Open to 3rd thru 12 grade  attending schools in the West Basin. See attached flyer for more details.


Dragon Families, Well done!! Our first week back and what a great start!! I love seeing our PK community come together every morning and starting our day together! I have a few reminders as we head into our second week of school. Back to School Night is next week! Thursday, September 8th is the day... read more
Principal Letter - Welcome Back Dragons!
Dear Dragon Families,  Welcome back to school!! Summer is quickly winding down and I am hopeful all of you enjoyed the break and ready to return for a fabulous year ahead! Team PK has been hard at work preparing for students to return and we can’t wait to see you Monday!! I have a few information... read more
Dragon Families- I trust you are all enjoying our California summer and I hope relaxing with family and friends. I just wanted to check in and send a few reminders out for our Dragon community to prepare for the upcoming school year!! -If you or someone you know needs to register for MB schools... read more
Please click on link for power point presentation for Back to school night September 2015. read more
Principal Letter - SEPTEMBER 5 2015
Dragon Families, I hope this email finds you well and enjoying this beautiful weekend! With the school year underway, I wanted to share the schedule for Back to School Night this Thursday, September 10th. The evening will begin at 5 PM in the cafeteria with a General PTA Meeting. Come hear all the... read more
Principal Letter - AUGUST 27 2015
Dear Dragon Families,   Welcome back to school and I hope you all had an amazing summer!! I cannot wait to see our Dragon community on Wednesday and I look forward to an amazing school year!!  I wanted to take a minute to share some exciting news and information for the upcoming year!   New Faces... read more
Principal Letter - August 2015
Dragon Families, I hope this email finds you well! As you and your family enjoy the last days of  summer, I wanted to reach out to all Pennekamp families with a few reminders  for our upcoming year!! My PK team is very excited to welcome you and your  child back to school and the 2015-16 school... read more
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Mini Mustang Dance Camp - Feb 17

Tue, 2017-02-14 15:11
February 17 2017

Where? Mira Costa High School Who? 1st - 8th Grade When? February 17 9:00 am-1:00 pm (PERFORMANCE at 12:30 PM) Cost: $50 Your child will have a blast with the National Championship MCHS Dance Team! The camp will include Dance (of course), games, crafts, team bonding and will empower your child with confidence and respect. Your child will put on a show for you at 12:30 pm. This camp is a favorite activity of every young dancer, sign up today and reserve your spot! Questions? call (310) 666-4515 or email

Sign up ONLINE at

City Council Candidates Forum - Friday, February 24, 2017

Fri, 2017-02-03 14:09
February 24 2017

Our City Council Candidates Forum will be help on Friday, February 24th at Mira Costa High School.  We will be serving coffee and bagels in the teachers lounge from 8:30-9:15am and the forum will begin at 9:30am in the small auditorium. Here is a link to the Beach Reporter which is running a link for possible questions that will be asked at the forum

2nd Annual Bi-Partisan, Multi-District Service Academy Day! Feb 12, 1:00-4:00pm

Tue, 2017-01-24 10:22
February 12 2017

Congressman Ted Lieu’s office is sponsoring this event at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. Due to the restricted access to the base, participants must RSVP by this Friday! Please see attached flyer for more information.

3rd Annual South Bay Chili Cook-Off Jan 28th

Tue, 2017-01-24 10:20
January 28 2017

Our hard-working MB firefighters are hosting their 3rd annual South Bay Chili Cook-Off at Fire Station #1 in downtown MB.
See flyer for details!

MCHS Boys Volleyball Camp Jan 4-5, 2017, 9:00-12:00

Wed, 2016-12-14 20:42
January 4 2017

MCHS Boys Volleyball Camp
Jan 4-5, 2017, 9:00-12:00
Mira Costa Gym
Open to all ages 9-14. No experience required. Boys will be grouped by age and skill level. Click here for more info. Click here to register.

MB FIRE DEPARTMENT Spaghetti Dinner! Dec 11

Wed, 2016-12-07 21:19
December 11 2016

Come join the Manhattan Beach Firefighters Association for spaghetti dinner before the Fireworks – a 20-year tradition!! 

MCHS Baseball Camp Jan 2-6, 9:00-12:15pm

Tue, 2016-12-06 21:25
January 2 2017 to January 6 2017

Join head coach Keith Ramsey and his players for 'Mindful Baseball Camp'. Special After Camp Clinics are also being offered.
See attached flyer for more info and sign up. 

Teen Center Holiday Trip to Disneyland

Tue, 2016-12-06 16:54
December 16 2016

ELKS FREE Free Throw Shooting Program for kids 8 - 13.

Tue, 2016-11-15 07:05
December 10 2016

Our Lodge event is scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Redondo Union H.S.
Please visit the link below for a National overview of what our benevolent organization does for kids in our community.

Location: Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA
Description: The Redondo Beach Elks Lodge 1378 HOOP SHOOT CONTEST will be held in the RUHS Small Gym from 9:00am to 2:00pm. To be eligible all participants must be of age (8 -13) on or before April 1, 2016. NOTE: The high school is located on Diamond Street, one-quarter mile north of Pacific Coast Highway. Parking is free. The Small Gym is located downstairs to the right.

Contact: Lamont Carr
Contact Phone: (310) 944-4477
Contact Email:


Mira Costa Ruggers Day Camp

Fri, 2016-11-04 15:11
November 11 2016


Loads of Non-Contact Fun!
Learn the basics of rugby passes, scrums, ruck overs and more!

Ages 5-14 Boys and Girls

Friday, November 11, 2016
Registration:  8:30am
Camp:  9am-12pm
Cost:  $30 advance, $35 at door
MCHS Waller Stadium

Click our flyer for more information and registration form

Payments accepted at
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