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The PK library will be collecting nonperishable food items to donate to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. World Food Day is October 16, and with Thanksgiving is coming up soon, so it is an ideal time to think of those who lack sufficient food-for whom hunger is a persistent concern. When coming... read more
Join in the PK spirit and the campaign against drugs with our dress up days! Monday - Crazy Sock Day (students will get bracelets in class) Tuesday - PTA will hand out ribbons for kids to wear Wednesday - Crazy hair day Thursday - Team up against drugs (wear your favorite team jersey) Friday - Wear... read more
Order Your Pennekamp Yearbooks The yearbook is a great memory keeper for all Pennekamp students.   The full color book features photos from all classrooms and a variety of Pennekamp events. Easy online ordering. Click  ... read more
Every child is required to have an earthquake kit while attending Pennekamp.   2 Options: 1. Click on the link below to order & the kit will be delivered directly to your child's classroom; or 2. Make your own earthquake kit essentials and place in a large ziplock bag with child's name &... read more
2014-15 Pennekamp T-Shirts & Sweatshirts are now ready for you to order. Orders received by: Sep. 12 - will be ready by Oct. 3 Oct. 17 - will be ready by Nov. 7 Nov. 14 - will be ready by Dec. 12 You'll have plenty of opportunities to try them on and place orders at various school events. ... read more
Pennekamp Elementary is proud to announce that we have been selected as a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education. Our winning combination of students, staff, parents, community and a superb, balanced educational program is what makes us unique and very special.... read more
Careful! Please do not park cars in red zones or blue handicapped parking spots without proper approval. Manhattan Beach Police and Traffic  Officers closely monitor parking so you could get a parking violation. Campus parking spaces on Rowell and on Peck are designated as staff parking. Thank you... read more
Family to Family offers help to our families who are in need of immediate long and short-term support through challenging times. With compassion and understanding Family-to-Family creates a specific and caring plan that is actualized through the generous volunteering of PK families. Support... read more
Friday, October 31, 2014
Pennekamp Halloween Parade PK Field. Shortly after drop-off on October 31st.  Enjoy the parade of students (and teachers!) marching classroom-by-classroom dressed in their costumes.  Bring your cameras for this one! As you know it is a long standing tradition at PK to have our annual Halloween...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
MBUSD will be holding a Flu Clinic at the District Office Thursday November 13, 2014 1pm – 4 pm   Flu shots are free!   For more information, contact: Tami Simmons, RN, PHN MBUSD District Nurse office: 310-318-7345 x5932 fax: 310-303-3826 email:
Friday, November 14, 2014
Help raise money for Pennekamp by taking the Blue Zones Project Pledge! For every Blue Zones Pledge completed from now until November 14, the Beach Cities Health District will award $1 to the school Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the pledgee’s choice. Beach Cities residents ages 13 and older...
Saturday, November 15, 2014
5th annual TEDx Manhattan Beach Conference Saturday, November 15th 9am-3pm Manhattan Beach Middle School “GAME CHANGERS” consists of twelve cutting edge speakers who have all had remarkable accomplishments. These are people who see life as a game that is waiting for the rules to change. We call...
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Pennekamp Father-Daughter Dance Join the fourth annual father daughter dance party on Saturday, November 15, 6 to 9 pm This year, our theme is Bikers & Babes. Dads come out with your biker outfits and Girls wear your cute biker girl outfits to this fun filled night of dancing, food, games, and...
Monday, December 1, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
Passport to Reading December 1st – 5th Grab your Passports and Save the Date! Pennekamp Book Fair is coming... Pennekamp Café 8am-2pm every day Donuts and Dads - Tuesday, December 2nd 7:15 – 8:15 am Family Night - Thursday, December 4th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Principal Letter - September 30, 2014
From the Desk of Dr. Toni Brown Pennekamp Principal   Dear Pennekamp Family, From Dragon to Mustang- Come out to support our team!! This Friday is our PK Football night at Costa. Pre-sale tickets will be for sale on Wednesday right after school outside the front... read more
Principal Letter - September 23, 2014
From the Desk of Dr. Toni Brown Pennekamp Principal   Dear Pennekamp Family, Thank You For Making Dragon Jamboree a Success!! Thank you to all the Dragon families that came out to be a part of our Dragon Jamboree and Movie Night!! What a wonderful event and I know... read more
Principal Letter - August 26, 2014
From the Desk of  Dr. Toni Brown Pennekamp Principal   Dear Pennekamp Family,   Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!! I am so excited to take on the new role of Principal at Pennekamp Elementary. After three amazing years in the district as Assistant Principal at Manhattan Beach... read more
Principal Letter - March 4, 2014
Dear Pennekamp Parents and Guardians, I am pleased to share that we received notification from the Los Angeles County of Education that our application for California Distinguished School has passed through the first phase of acceptance. Our next step is a school validation visit, which will take... read more
Principal Letter - February 11, 2014
Dear Pennekamp Parents and Guardians, What do you love?  Pennekamp Dragons love to read because they are very logical students.  They recognize that reading is one of the best ways to develop vocabulary and critical thinking skills, become better writers, and be more successful in school and in... read more
Principal Letter - January 28, 2014
Dear Pennekamp Parents and Guardians, The Pennekamp teachers are grateful for the many ways you support and model literacy within your homes. I enjoy hearing stories about daily reading rituals, discussions about poetry, and debates on favorite books. These home experiences make a significant... read more
Principal Letter - January 3, 2014
Dear Pennekamp Parents and Guardians, Happy New Year!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful winter vacation with family and friends. I am sending bundles of thanks to the many kind and thoughtful families for their caring cards and gifts. A few gifts had missing gift tags so please accept my... read more
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MCHS Golf Tournament 2014

Tue, 2014-10-21 19:00

MCHS Golf Fundraiser

Mon, 2014-10-20 22:57
November 15 2014

Halloween Carnival

Fri, 2014-10-10 17:06
October 31 2014

The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation’s 27th-annual Family Halloween
Carnival will take place on October 18th, 2015 from noon to 4:30 pm at Manhattan Heights Park, 1600 Manhattan Beach Blvd. There will be a costume contest and parade, carnival booths, haunted house, inflatable jumpers and food stands. Come out and have a good time! 

TEDx 2014 MB Conference

Fri, 2014-10-10 16:41
November 15 2014

5th ANNUAL TEDx event GAME CHANGER is coming back to MBMS on Saturday, November 15th, 9 am to 3 pm. “GAME CHANGERS” consists of thirteen cutting edge speakers who have all had remarkable accomplishments.