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CLICK HERE TO DONATE - JOIN THE PTA NOW! The PTA Membership drive is on NOW! If you have not yet joined the Pennekamp PTA, please join today! Every donation counts! With your donations we can ensure that our Pennekamp students will... read more
GIFT-WRAP IN FULL SWING! Let's make this our best year yet! We need your help & support to make it happen! Don't forget, when you sell your first 3+ items, fill out your coupon(s) and put them in the marked box in the front office. Please help your kids sell by placing your own order and... read more
An informal gathering in your neighborhood -- a chance to meet MBUSD's superintendent & Mira Costa's principal and discuss our district and our high school in a casual home setting. 5 dates to choose from. Click here for sign up... read more
Meet the best-selling children's author and film producer D.J MacHale known for his Pendragon series. We will be celebrating his new series The Curse of the Boggin'. Book giveaways and snacks will be provided. You won't want to miss this exciting event!  Thursday, October 20, 2016 3:30 - 5 PM See... read more
This Friday, September 23rd, your children will be attending an assembly for our Annual Gift Wrap Fundraiser. Please look for a Charleston Wrap Catalog in their backpacks that will explain the fundraiser to you and how you can participate. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and we... read more
The Reflections Art Contest is here and I have just hung the posters at school. Categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, & Visual Arts.  The deadline for entries is Nov. 10th. Entry forms on the bulletin boards around school as well as in the... read more
We have thousands of dollars of gift cards in stock. Stop by the Dragon Swag store on Fridays to get gift cards, or you can fill out the attached form and drop off a check in the office.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 to Sunday, October 2, 2016
 Hometown fair is right around the corner!! Join us October 1st and 2nd from 10-6 at our very own glitter and jewelry tattoo booth! Volunteers needed! Email - Jenn Gemmell at if interested or click here to sign up.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
The 39th annual Manhattan Beach 10K Run is October 1st!  7:30 start - Scenic course finishing at iconic MB Pier. Volunteer organized, non-profit with race proceeds benefiting community fitness-related causes & scholarships. Fantastic Bands along the course, Shirt, & Post Race Expo.  The...
Monday, October 3, 2016
Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, October 3rd. Click HERE to view the District calendar. Enjoy your 3-day weekend! 
Monday, October 3, 2016
Girls on the Run is a 10-week after school character development program starting the week of October 3rd. The program uses the power of running to teach girls that they can do anything. While the program helps girls train to participate in a city wide non-competitive 5K, the more important...
Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Saturday, November 12, 2016
LET'S TALK BOOKS! MB LIBRARY GRADES 4+5. Saturday, October 8, 2016 2 - 3 PM The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson  Saturday, November 12, 2016 2 - 3 PM Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett   SEE ATTACHED FOR MORE INFORMATION
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Come to the Pennekamp Girl Scouts Parent Meeting on Tuesday, October 18 at 8:15AM in the Cafeteria. Learn why your daughter should join the Girl Scouts. Your daughter will develop new skills, talents and friendships through troop activities, camps and more. The girls learn about leadership, build...
Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Language of Friendship is coming to PK!! Save the date for Thursday, October 20th and learn how to help your child deal with peer relationships. See the flyer attached and register here.  Hope to see you there! 
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Calling all Pennekamp Dragons! Thank You for joining and/or supporting your classmates, friends, and neighbors at the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Sunday, October 23rd!  Let’s beat last year and try to raise $2,000!! We can do it, with your help! If you can't make it to the walk, please...
Monday, October 24, 2016 to Friday, October 28, 2016
The Monster Book Fair is right around the corner! Please join us for the GRAND OPENING BREAKFAST on Monday, October 24th at 7:15 a.m.  in the Cafeteria. The Book Fair will be open before school, during recess, and after school  (see the posted hours below). All PK Dads, mark your calendars for...
Dragon Families, Well done!! Our first week back and what a great start!! I love seeing our PK community come together every morning and starting our day together! I have a few reminders as we head into our second week of school. Back to School Night is next week! Thursday, September 8th is the day... read more
Principal Letter - Welcome Back Dragons!
Dear Dragon Families,  Welcome back to school!! Summer is quickly winding down and I am hopeful all of you enjoyed the break and ready to return for a fabulous year ahead! Team PK has been hard at work preparing for students to return and we can’t wait to see you Monday!! I have a few information... read more
Dragon Families- I trust you are all enjoying our California summer and I hope relaxing with family and friends. I just wanted to check in and send a few reminders out for our Dragon community to prepare for the upcoming school year!! -If you or someone you know needs to register for MB schools... read more
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
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Teen Wellness Speaker Series

Mon, 2016-09-19 21:53
September 21 2016

Sept 21st at 7pm - Pages Bookstore

A free, monthly parent education event at Pages, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach.

Offering parents everything from mindfulness parenting workshops, to alcohol and substance use prevention strategies, as well as an opportunity to connect with other parents and discuss the challenges we all share. 

This month's topic: Back to School for Parents: Mindfulness Workshop to Help You Be at Your Best 

Click here for more info.
Click here to register.  

Elite Beach Volleyball Club Tryouts - Sept 25, 2016

Fri, 2016-09-09 21:33
September 25 2016

Come train with Holly McPeak, Barbra Fontana and Eric Fonoimoana in the heart of Manhattan Beach! Club trains girls from 10-18 years old. Tryouts September 11 from 9-11AM at Marine Avenue Beach and September 25 from 9-11AM at Rosecrans Avenue Beach. Choose to train with us 1, 2 or 3 days per week.

James Dashner to speak at Mira Costa

Wed, 2016-09-07 08:16
September 28 2016

NY Times Bestselling Author of the Maze Runner series, James Dashner to speak at Mira Costa on September 28, 2016 at 7:00pm.

You love his books, you've seen the movies, now come meet James Dashner in person. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear an inspiring author talk about the books you've grown up on and be the first to hear him talk about his latest book, The Fever Code.

This event is open to the public and will sell out. Go to to make your reservation now!

Mr. Dashner will be signing The Fever Code immediately following his presentation. You can have a chance to meet him in person - purchase a book when you make your reservation and get a priority spot in the signing line.