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A FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE Your support of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation provides our students with programs that inspire learning, enrich teaching, and promote innovation and academic excellence in the public schools of Manhattan Beach. Click here... 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
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
Come stock up on Pennekamp water bottles, hats, bags, socks and more! The store will be open every morning from 8:15-8:45 on August 31-September 4.  More store hours to come soon! 
Hurry, the first deadline is Sept. 11th for delivery the week of Sept 28th. Just fill out the order form attached or click here for form and drop it off in the office. Apparel... read more
All students must have an earthquake kit.  Kits can be ordered thru More Prepared:
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
Would you like to be a room parent in your child's classroom?  Each classroom needs 2-4 volunteers to act as room parents for the year.  Room parent responsibilities include managing classroom finances, sending  communications related to PTA, MBEF and Pennekamp events and assisting your teacher... read more
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
6:30PM Location: Board Room 325 S. Peck Avenue For live streams go to:
Monday, September 7, 2015
School Holiday! Enjoy your three day weekend!
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Experience marine life up-close and personal with Blue Submarines Tide Pools! Saturday September 12th @ 11am. Registration is required at the Childrens information desk. Grades 2 thru 8. See attached for more information.
Monday, September 14, 2015
School Holiday! Enjoy your three day weekend!
Friday, September 18, 2015
Friday September 18th is Picture day! more info coming!
Friday, September 18, 2015
Join us for a night of fun in one of this year's biggest school fundraisers! Our Dragon Jamboree will consist of our Annual Silent Auction, Carnival, and Movie night! For pre-ticket form or sponsorship please see links below. click here for Sponsorship flyer or here for pre-ticket form
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Join us as we kick off Tween Tuesdays at the Mb library. Bring your school binders to decorate, have a snack, learn about our upcoming tween book club, make a canvas pencil pouch, and learn some book finding along the way with our catalog. Click here for more details. 
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
No school today! Enjoy your day off!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
GOT DRUGS? Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal 10am-2 pm Manhattan Beach Police Department South Lobby Entrance see attached flyer for more details!


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
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
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