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MB/X Foundation, in partnership with the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, sponsors and operates the After School Enrichment Program at Pennekamp Elementary School (PACE). The goal of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to supplement and enrich their current educational... read more
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
 Save yourself the time this summer by ordering next year's school supplies from our vendor, 1st Day School Supplies. They provide the exact items required for each grade, and deliver them to Pennekamp for the first day of school. The deadline to order is June 30th. To order, visit their website:... read more
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Father Daughter dance pictures were sent via email after dance. If you did not receive your images, please contact our Father Daughter dance co-chair, Julie Hoheb at, or by phone at 310-614-8389 and she will be happy to arrange getting... read more
Making summer plans? Make sure to check out the MBX summer options at There is something for everyone - Steve and Kate's, Performing Arts Workshop, Planet Bravo, TGA Premier Sports, and a new streamlined program of Camp VIP with unique... read more
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.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 to Monday, May 15, 2017
Manhattan Beach Library has posted their April Calendar of Events! Also, learn about bicycling in our community and beyond in this year’s Beach Cities Read featuring the book Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne (who knew he was an author? … and a cyclist!).
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wednesday April 19th 7-8:30pm Issues on the minds of teens: Discussion & teen panel MBMS Multi purpose room Wednesday May 17th 7-8:30pm Teen Substance Use in the Beach Cities Hermosa Valley School For more information and to sign up:  
Thursday, April 20, 2017 to Thursday, May 4, 2017
POP-UP Store Please come and support the CHOICE MBX Booster, raising funds to support the CHOICE program (funds used to purchase equipment, save for transportation to job sites, and our long term goal of a CHOICE program in MB for our young adults to work out of!)   Dates: MIRA COSTA HIGH SCHOOL-...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Our next Dragon Dinner will be on Thursday, May 4th from 3:00-9:00pm at Blaze Pizza. Come enjoy delicious pizza and support Pennekamp!  Blaze Pizza is located at 5221 Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250.  Blaze Pizza will donate 20% back to Pennekamp.  See attached flyer.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Dear PK Families-  As we gear up for the annual PK Talent Show, I want to reiterate that this year’s show will have some changes based on community choices made last year. As a result of alcohol found, food and drink and litter left behind throughout the auditorium, when food and drink is...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Join your friends and grab your mom or other special grown up to have some fun at the Mother Son Fun night on Friday May 12th. Enjoy dinner, Laser Tag, sports, and a movie! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY MAY 5TH. SORRY, NO TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT AT THE DOOR. For further questions, please contact...
Friday, May 19, 2017
Pennekamp Strings Concert Friday, May 19th, 2017 5:00PM Third Grade Performance 6:00PM Fourth and Fifth Grade Performance  
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Manhattan Wine Auction to support MBEF  The 23rd Annual Manhattan Wine Auction will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at 4:30pm at the Manhattan Country Club. If you’re interested in purchasing a corporate table or gathering some friends to go in on a family table, please contact the MBEF Office at 310...
Monday, June 26, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017
See attached flyer for more information


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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South Bay Wrestling Academy

Tue, 2017-04-04 19:14
August 31 2017

3rd - 8th graders are invited to work with MCHS's Coach Chaney to have a successful high school wrestling experience.  For more info contact Jimmy Chaney at

MCHS Summer School

Tue, 2017-04-04 18:59
July 31 2017

Click here for more info. 

MCHS Baseball Camps - June 26-30, July 10-14, or July 24-28

Thu, 2017-03-23 21:10
June 26 2017 to July 28 2017

MCHS Baseball Camps
Ages 5-14, 9:00am-12:45pm
Spring Camp April 10-12
Summer Camps
June 26-30
July 10-14
July 24-28

MCHS Girls Soccer Summer Camp July 17-July 20

Thu, 2017-03-23 21:08
July 17 2017 to July 20 2017

MCHS Girls Soccer Summer Camp
July 17-July 20, 1:30-4:30pm
Girls Ages 6-12
Click here for more info.
Click here to register.

Hackathon Series March 25, 10:00am-1:30pm

Thu, 2017-03-23 20:57
March 25 2017

Attention students interested in science and a part of this weekend's South Bay Hackathon.  Compete in a fast paced engineering challenge, work with engineers in the field, and enjoy a free lunch.  Space is limited to the first 20 MBMS students to sign up.  

See the attached flyer or Mrs. Allen for questions.


Wed, 2017-03-15 21:21
May 19 2017 to June 7 2017

Registration is now open for an 8-week Filmmaking class through Manhattan Beach’s Parks and Recreation. Classes will be held Wednesday afternoons and are for children ages 7-13. 


Wed, 2017-03-15 21:19
March 18 2017

Sat., Mar 18, 1:00-3:00pm
It’s finally here!! The Manhattan Beach Skate Spot invites families to the Grand Opening celebration at Marine Avenue, east of the Village! Swag and giveaways, live DJ, & more!

MCHS Volleyball Camp

Wed, 2017-03-15 21:16
August 7 2017 to August 10 2017

Boys and girls ages 7-14. 

Jr. Lifeguard Training

Wed, 2017-03-15 21:12
March 20 2017 to May 18 2017

3 sessions at the MCHS pool taught by MCHS Aquatics Athletes.

Summer Mira Costa Volleyball Camp August 7-10

Wed, 2017-03-08 20:14
August 7 2017 to August 10 2017

Summer Mira Costa Volleyball Camp
August 7-10, 1:00-4:00pm

Young volleyball players, please join the Mira Costa Girls Volleyball team this summer for a fun volleyball camp. Four days of volleyball instruction, fun-filled drills, refreshments, camp t-shirt and team pictures in our Champion Volleyball Program. Boys and Girls aged 7-14.   
Click here for more information and to register.  

Calling all Robinson Alumni! Family Fun Run!

Mon, 2017-02-27 10:38
March 11 2017

Join us for the largest and most spirited event celebrated by the Robinson Elementary School community.  More than 550 adults and children will get their feet and heart rates moving in this annual 5K run/walk. Warm-up will begin at the Fowler Field at 7:30 am and the race starts at 8:00 am.

All participates who register through by March 1, will receive a swag bag and student-designed Family Fun Run T-shirt.

For questions and volunteer opportunities, contact Andrea Barker  or Geraldine Pepemehmetoglu.

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!