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LAST CHANCE! MBEF Annual Appeal ENDS THIS FRIDAY, Feb 12th! PK parents are leading the way!  Thank you to the incredible 86% of our families who have already supported MBEF this school year! Pennekamp... 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
MB Farmers Market is a fresh way to give back.  Did you know that when you shop at the Farmers Market you are supporting MBEF, Grades of Green and Growing Great?  Open every Tuesday day from 11 am to 4 pm. by the Metlox Plaza.
The 38th Annual Art & Photography Contest is coming up! Click here for entry form or see attached. Awards ceremony is March 6th! They will come to Pennekamp to select art between February... read more
It wasn’t that long ago that typing was only taught in high school and used mainly in clerical jobs. Today, children don’t know what a typewriter is and most households have multiple computers and other devices used by even the youngest family members. Keyboarding proficiency can no longer wait... read more
Due to the overwhelming response to our Mathematical Mind Parent Workshops (many sessions filled up within hours) we have created an alternative . . . all sessions will be streamed live and recorded to watch at your convenience. We have created a new parent workshop webpage: ... 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
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 to Friday, March 11, 2016
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, a dance party, a laser tag party, a rainbow loam party, and much more. Print attached forms and turn in to office or...
Monday, February 8, 2016 to Friday, February 12, 2016
FEBRUARY 8 THROUGH FEBRUARY 12, 2016 See attached for more information or click here.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
TK – 2nd = 5:30 to 6:15 pm 3rd – 5th = 6 to 6:45 pm 1st thru 5th grade school hours 8:15am-12:45pm ​Pizza, apple slices, & home made baked goods! YAA Fundraiser
Monday, February 15, 2016 to Friday, February 19, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016 to Friday, March 4, 2016
MORE INFORMATION COMING! see attached flyers. They came home in Tuesday envelope too!  Order Books Signed by Visiting Authors   As part of Pennekamp’s Literacy Event, two authors will be presenting assemblies for our students. Erin Eitter Kono will speak to grades TK, K, 1, and 2 on Tuesday,...
Friday, February 26, 2016
Pennekamp Talent Show 2016 If your child wishes to participate in this year's Talent Show please sign up Please place your CHILD'S NAME on this sign-up & Email the information requested below to Gail Goldstein at PKtalentshow@...
Friday, March 11, 2016
Mira Costa’s Evening of Eclectic Ensembles Friday, March 11th Mira Costa Cafeteria 6-9pm Come enjoy the Grammy™ Award winning Mira Costa musicians like you’ve never heard them before, in small eclectic ensembles playing a wide variety of music.  See what’s in store for your future Mustang musicians...
Saturday, March 26, 2016
8:30AM TO 3:00PM At the turn around at the Mira Costa Administraion building  at 1401 Artesia.Donate your new and gently used toys, books, games, stuffed animals, and dolls! See attached flyer for more details. Benefitting the LA County Toy Loan Program. Brought to you by Manhattan Beach Kiwanis...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
9AM MARCH 31, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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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Thu, 2016-02-04 16:12
March 26 2016

Please join us for the 5th Annual Toy Drive benefiting the LA County Toy Loan Program brought to you by the Manhattan Beach Kiwanis and the Mira Costa Key Club. 

Donate your new and gently used toys, books, games, stuffed animals, and dolls!
Saturday, March 26th from 8:30am to 3:00pm at the turn-around in front of the Mira Costa Administration Building
1401 Artesia Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Questions? Contact


Thu, 2016-02-04 16:03
March 22 2016

The Neptunian Woman's Club of Manhattan Beach is sponsoring its 38th Student Art and Photography Contest for grades 6-12 (art and photography).  Deadline for submission to the school office is February 22, 2016 before 3pm.  An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday March 6th, 2016 1pm in the Neptunian clubhouse. Click here for the entry form. 


Thu, 2016-02-04 15:59
February 27 2016

Let's create together South Bay Community!

Community Making Workshops is collaborating with Gus Vintage Goods for a new workshop onSaturday, February 27, 2016.

Create a boho inspired, wood pendant necklace using modern embroidery skills. This workshop is for all skill levels. Tweens, teens, and adults welcome. More information here.

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