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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
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 or dine at Manhattan Village and take your receipts to the mall concierge to be logged in OR drop off your receipts at the Pennekamp office and we will do it for you! FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER POINTS ARE TRIPLE AT RESTAURANTS!! (Brickworks,CPK, Chili's, China Grill,... 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
SEE ATTACHED FOR SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST BY GRADE 2016 2017 or go to and enter  our zip code 90266.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to Friday, December 16, 2016
Have your family portraits taken by Treasured Moments Photography!  Your picture can be make into holiday cards! You will receive a free 5 x 7 picture of your choice-1 per family.  Sessions can be booked at See attached flyer. Any questions?  Please contact Carolyn Mukai at carolyn....
Thursday, December 1, 2016 to Tuesday, December 20, 2016
 PLEASE COME AND BUY YOUR GIFTS AND SUPPORT THE CHOICE MBX BOOSTER CLUB - ALL PROFITS GO DIRECTLY  TO FUND AND ENRICH THE CHOICE PROGRAM! The CHOICE HOliday POP UpStore Thursday December 1st 2:30pm-3:30pm @Mira Costa High School Back of Peck Ave Parking Lot/teacher's lounge Thursday December 8th ...
Monday, December 5, 2016 to Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Operation Giving Tree - No One is Forgotten:  Not everyone gets gifts! Junior Girl Scout Troop 17335 has partnered with Westside Children's Center to buy gifts for foster kids this holiday season. You can sign up at You can either drop off...
Sunday, December 11, 2016
MB FIRE DEPARTMENT Spaghetti Dinner! Come join the Manhattan Beach Firefighters Association for spaghetti dinner before the Fireworks – a 20-year tradition!! Click here or see attached flyer.  
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
On Tuesday, December 13th, please support PK PTA by dining at CPK, which is conveniently located in the Manhattan Village!  Have someone else prepare dinner or lunch, as you shop for the holidays.  20% of sales will go back to PTA.  Buy and use CPK Scrip, and 30% will be saved! If you have any...
Monday, January 2, 2017 to Friday, January 6, 2017
Mira Costa Baseball Mindful Baseball Camp hours 9-12:15pm(with a 20 minute snack break). Camp location: Mira Costa High School Baseball Field (Meadows Avenue) ****Early Bird pricing until December  18th**** See attached flyer for more details.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
CALIFORNIA K-12 STUDENTS: ENTER THE 2017 COASTAL ART & POETRY CONTEST! 2017 CONTEST GUIDELINES: WHO: All California residents in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate. There are five grade categories for awards in both art and poetry:  K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th-9th, and...
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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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
Find us at

MB Library S.T.E.A.M. Wednesdays in November

Tue, 2016-10-25 09:40
November 1 2016 to November 30 2016

Children in grades K-5 are invited to the Manhattan Beach Library on Wednesdays for hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. Click here for the November schedule!

FALL FIESTA for teens and their families

Sun, 2016-10-09 08:20
November 5 2016

You are invited to a special event! OUR VILLAGE, a non-profit agency, is holding a FALL FIESTA for teens and their families on Saturday, November 5th from 12pm - 3pm at the Redondo Beach Teen Center! Please join us for live music, delicious Mexican food, silent auction, pool tables, video games and more! Tickets on sale now at: and visit us at our website for more info at:

Teen Wellness Speaker Series

Mon, 2016-09-19 21:53
September 21 2016

Sept 21st at 7pm - Pages Bookstore

A free, monthly parent education event at Pages, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach.

Offering parents everything from mindfulness parenting workshops, to alcohol and substance use prevention strategies, as well as an opportunity to connect with other parents and discuss the challenges we all share. 

This month's topic: Back to School for Parents: Mindfulness Workshop to Help You Be at Your Best 

Click here for more info.
Click here to register.  

Elite Beach Volleyball Club Tryouts - Sept 25, 2016

Fri, 2016-09-09 21:33
September 25 2016

Come train with Holly McPeak, Barbra Fontana and Eric Fonoimoana in the heart of Manhattan Beach! Club trains girls from 10-18 years old. Tryouts September 11 from 9-11AM at Marine Avenue Beach and September 25 from 9-11AM at Rosecrans Avenue Beach. Choose to train with us 1, 2 or 3 days per week.

James Dashner to speak at Mira Costa

Wed, 2016-09-07 08:16
September 28 2016

NY Times Bestselling Author of the Maze Runner series, James Dashner to speak at Mira Costa on September 28, 2016 at 7:00pm.

You love his books, you've seen the movies, now come meet James Dashner in person. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear an inspiring author talk about the books you've grown up on and be the first to hear him talk about his latest book, The Fever Code.

This event is open to the public and will sell out. Go to to make your reservation now!

Mr. Dashner will be signing The Fever Code immediately following his presentation. You can have a chance to meet him in person - purchase a book when you make your reservation and get a priority spot in the signing line.