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MBEF’s 2016/17 ANNUAL APPEAL

Thank you to the entire community for the generous support of the 2016/17 Annual Appeal. We are just $100,000 from reaching our goal of raising $5.2M. If by chance you did not get around to giving, it’s not too late. Here is a link to MBEF’s donate or pledge page. If you are not sure… Read more »

“Raising Kids in our 24/7 Connected World”

By Lisa Solomon, Common Sense Media When we founded Common Sense more than a decade ago, Instagram, YouTube, and iPads didn’t even exist.  Since then, our kids have developed digital lives far more sophisticated than we would have ever imagined.  To help you tackle some of the challenges, I am sharing several key resources (all free)… Read more »

Understanding the MBEF Endowment

We often receive questions about our Endowment: Why does MBEF need to raise money when we have an Endowment? Where is my donation most needed – the Annual Appeal or Endowment? Why can’t we take funding from the Endowment to support this year’s Annual Appeal shortfall? While both MBEF and the MBEF Endowment support quality… 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 »

MBEF PARENT SURVEY

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 »