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Teacher Of The Year - Mrs. Curry

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We are pleased to announce Mrs. Dawn Curry has been voted Pennekamp’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year! This marks Mrs. Curry’s 23rd year teaching and also the year she is retiring. Mrs. Curry is a passionate teacher who truly brings curriculum to life. She has spent decades impersonating important historical figures to capture students’ attention and sharing her knowledge of U.S. history. Mrs. Curry is a reflective teacher who continually examines and hones her teaching practice. She strives to provide academic challenges while also offering nurture and support so that all students are successful. Mrs. Curry is always willing to devote extra time to help others and encourages students to practice self-advocacy. If ever observing Mrs. Curry in action, one would see an animated, humorous, and knowledgeable instructor who is energized by students making connections and learning. We at Pennekamp are incredibly fortunate to work with such a wonderful human being.

Congratulations Mrs. (Dr.) Gralnik!

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5th Grade teacher, Mrs Gralnik, is graduating this week from the USC Rossier School of Education with her PhD in Educational Leadership.

For the past 3 years, she's juggled teaching and earning her PhD and her class was able to celebrate her with a fun surprise party this past week! We are so proud of her accomplishment!

Congrats Dr Gralnik!

Thank you! MBEF Annual Appeal is a wrap!

Thank you so much to the 78% of Pennekamp families who donated to MBEF. Each and every grade earned the $200 classroom bonus, thank you! Your generous contributions demonstrate the value our Pennekamp community places on excellence in education. Thank you for supporting MBEF!
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Indivisible Arts Program

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Indivisible Arts (IA) is offering youth art classes weekdays between 3-6pm - taught by professional artists from the SB Artist Collective at Resin Creative Labs. Our focus is to cultivate CREATIVITY, CONSCIOUSNESS, and CONNECTION through ART.

MBEF Podcast

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MBEF has introduced a new podcast series to keep you in the know about the issues you care about. Join Dan Hellie, local parent and sports announcer, as he sits down with members of our community who are instrumental in the success of our Manhattan Beach schools and community.

Flu Vaccine

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Beach Cities Health District advise residents to get the flu vaccine.
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