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Project Lead the Way and STEM for all! In an effort to prepare our children for next-generation opportunities, our District has implemented MBEF-funded Project Lead The Way (PLTW) for our K-12 science curriculum. PLTW is project-based, hands-on and aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. ... read more
Our PTA Membership Drive is offically underway!  Your donation provides our school with vital educational software, visual and performing arts, technology, library books, science lab supplies, PE equipment, and much more.   We cannot do it without you! Recommended donation is $350 per child and... read more
You can still save on yearbook.  Reserve a copy of yearbook for $27.  The price will go up again on 1/15/2016.  Go to for easy online ordering.  Contact Karen... read more
Grades of Green and Beach Cities Health District have partnered to support Pennekamp’s efforts.  Grades of Green seeks to inspire and empower your kids to care for the environment.  You can help! When packing lunches at home, make the choice to reduce waste and pack trash free.  See attached for... read more
The New Dragon Swag Store is open!  Come stock up on Pennekamp water bottles, hats, bags, socks and more! The store will be open every Wed and Friday from 8:00am-8:45am.
If you missed the T-shirt and sweatshirt deadlines, a limited quantity of extras will be available in the swag store starting November 6th. First come first served.  Store hours are Wednesday and Friday 8:00-8:45 AM .
Amazon will donate .5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary PTA whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping Questions? Email us at... read more
Place your SCRIP order today! A portion of your SCRIP purchase is donated to Pennekamp. Click the link below to print form to complete your order and drop it off at the office. You don't have to wait for the Tuesday envelope to send in your order - drop it off at the office any time and we'll... read more
Monday, November 23, 2015 to Friday, November 27, 2015
Thanksgiving break! November 23rd thru November 27th. Enjoy your turkey dinner and time with family and friends!
Monday, November 30, 2015 to Friday, December 4, 2015
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 to Friday, December 4, 2015
"LOVE...PEACE...READ!" Get your reading groove on at the Pennekamp Book Fair December 1st - 4th in the Pennekamp Cafeteria  8am - 3pm Parent Ed & Holiday Shopping Night - Weds, Dec. 2nd 6:00pm - 8:00 pm Donuts with Dad - Friday, December 4th 7:15am-8:15am
Sunday, December 6, 2015
CALLING ALL HOOPSTER DADS! Save the date to represent your school at the annual MBX Parents Basketball Tournament! Support the Mira Costa Boys Basketball team. See attached flyer for more details.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
6PM General Pta Meeting: Speakers: John Jackson & Rose Ahrens
Friday, December 11, 2015
Parents night out Dance Camp! 6-10pm. Mira Costa's dance room 81. 1st thru 5th grade. See attached flyer for more information or to sign up. Or sign up on-line at : Costs $45 per camper.
Monday, December 21, 2015 to Tuesday, December 22, 2015
See attached flyer for Mira Costa Boys Volleyball Holiday Camp. Ages 9-14. Place: Manhattan Beach Middle School. $100.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Save the date! Disco Bingo!!!!! More information to follow. Saturday January 8th, 2016 6-7:30pm. Check-in 5:30pm.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Mark Your Calendars and Pass it On! February 6th, 2016  --  6:00pm The Pennekamp Party is Back and we are Ready to Rage with The 80's Cover Band: The Radio Rebels!  $75 per ticket includes: Tail Gate Taco Bar, 1 Drink Ticket, Unlimited Pool, Ping Pong, Air Hockey, Sports Bloopers, Live Band,...
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
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 - 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
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Free Rain Barrel Program

Wed, 2015-10-21 15:23
November 7 2015

Click here to register and for more information. 

MBX Parents Basketball Tournament

Tue, 2015-10-20 20:45
December 6 2015

Save the date to represent your school at the annual MBX Parents Basketball Tournament. 
The Tournament will take place on Sunday, December 6th at 9am in the Mira Costa Gym


Tue, 2015-10-20 20:38
December 21 2015 to December 22 2015

This camp is for beginner, intermediate and advanced volleyball players wishing to learn more about the game, skill development and basic rules. The boys will be placed in groups accordingly.
They will be working on the basics along with lots of scrimmaging.
Participants will get the chance to play with and learn from Mira Costa volleyball players.
Low player to counselor ratio!
Ages: 9-14
Date: Monday 12/21/15 and Tuesday 12/22/15
Time: 9am - 12pm
Place: MBMS Gym
Hosted by: MCHS Boys Volleyball Team


Tue, 2015-10-13 20:26
October 22 2015

Our workshops provide an opportunity to explore and learn a new skill or craft. Each workshop is designed for all skills levels and range of experience and is taught by a local, artist/maker working in a particular medium. Teens and adults welcome. It is our hope that by experiencing a workshop you will walk away with a new appreciation for art, crafting and creativity. Our next workshop, Modern Embroidery Wall Art is Thursday, October 22. For more information click here.

Manhattan Beach Skate Park

Tue, 2015-09-22 20:22
October 26 2015

The City wants your input regarding the top three potential sites for a skate park.


Based on the community input received from the “Skate Park Proposal” topic on Open City Hall, and in conjunction with the feedback gathered at the August 6, 2015 Skate Park Community Meeting, the potential sites for a skate park in the City have been narrowed down to three locations.

Your Participation

Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey on your preference for location of a potential skate park as well as the design elements for each location. You may refer to the Skate Park Design and Location flyer to assist with answering the survey questions. 

In addition to the survey, the City of Manhattan Beach will be holding a Community Input Meeting on Tuesday, September 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Joslyn Community Center. Mr. Kanten Russell with Stantec's Action Sport Team will be on hand to discuss the top three locations, along with type of skate surfaces and design elements. Based on input received at this meeting, recommendations regarding the feasibility of developing a site for a skate park will be presented to the Parks and Recreation Commission on Monday, October 26, 2015 in the City Council Chambers.

MCHS Golf Tournament 2015

Fri, 2015-09-11 13:38
October 17 2015