News & Updates:

Winners of the MBEF SKECHERS Opportunity Drawing:

Thank you to Andrea and Mike Zislis for their generous donations to our SKECHERS opportunity drawing. We are grateful for your support and partnership! Julie and Brett Crosby & Family- Dinner for two at Strand House Katie and Keenan Driscoll & Family – Dinner for two at Rock’n Fish Tina and Mark Hartney & Family-… Read more »

SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Sunday, October 23rd

Come join your friends, neighbors, teachers, and classmates AND support MBEF at the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk on Sunday, October 23rd. If you can’t make it to the walk, please help us reach our goal by becoming a virtual walker to show your support. Be sure to designate your registration fee to MBEF so… Read more »

Direct Impact

Hi Farnaz, I can guarantee you that my children would not have music lessons in their lives if it weren’t for MBEF.  We have allocated our after school time to different activities and I only have so much bandwidth, especially as a single parent.  So every violin pluck or bow draw is because of MBEF…. Read more »

MBMS Odyssey of the Mind Team advances to World Final Championships!

Back in September, students from MBMS, Pacific, Pennekamp, and Robinson formed Odyssey of the Mind teams.  For six months, students worked on creating solutions to different long term problems.  Embracing the foundational precept of Odyssey of the Mind, “No Outside Assistance”, teams envisioned, brainstormed and began creating their solutions.  With no outside help, students drafted,… Read more »

The Path to College

Almost 1000 South Bay parents and students came together on a Saturday afternoon last month to hear Frank Bruni, author of “Where You Go Is Not Who’ll You Will Be,” speak about the college admissions process.  Given that stress levels among students, particularly high school, is a subject of concern among parents and educators on… Read more »

MBEF’s Annual Appeal – $4.8M and Counting!

On behalf of all the students who will benefit from your generosity, we’d like to take a moment to thank you so much for your support of MBEF’s 2015/16 Annual Appeal. Each year, we look to you to help raise the funds that will take the education in our district to the next level. We… Read more »


As a community-based foundation, the feedback and priorities of our parents are critical to our strategic direction and decision-making. This survey will only take 5-10 minutes of your time, and our goal is 100% parent participation. When we last surveyed MBUSD parents and teachers in 2014, 78% of parents and 75% of teachers said that… Read more »

STEM at MBMS: Observations of a Parent

by Elizabeth Kunkee Many parents, like myself, see Middle School electives as a chance to encourage our children to engage in a non-academic subject that will enhance their joy in life. Band, Film, Wheel, Drama, Art…But what about science electives? Is the STEM class and the FabLab class a chance for “science kids” to double… Read more »