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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are so very thankful for you, our parent donors. Your support directly benefits the amazing education our children receive at Pennekamp and beyond. Your generosity funds the following educators on our campus: 1 out of every 5 classroom teachers - this is what keeps... read more
Your PTA donations are hard at work. Our Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) program are bringing the shows "Character Matters" (2nd grade) and "Three Piggy Opera" (Kindergarten classes) to the stage. A huge thank you to Pennekamp parent and VAPA chair Lindsey Fox for the grant she wrote on behalf of... read more
Please know that the upper playground (Peck side) is where all students are supervised in the morning prior to school starting. If you choose to have your child play on the lower playground please know there is no teacher supervision present and parent supervision is requested. Thanks!
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
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
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Scrip is a certificate or card that can be used just as cash. With scrip, families can easily earn for Pennekamp’s PTA while they shop. Simply use scrip gift cards/certificates for everyday purchases - or for a big purchase you have in mind! Click on the link below to learn more about the Pennekamp...
Monday, December 1, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
Passport to Reading December 1st through 5th Grab your Passports! Pennekamp Bookfair: Volunteers NEEDED. Sign up to volunteer. We need you! (Yes, YOU!) BOOK FAIR EVENTS: Pennekamp Café 8am-2pm every day Donuts and Dads - Tuesday, December 2nd 7:15 – 8:15 am Family Night - Thursday, December 4th 5:...
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.