Posts written by: Yusun Lee

A Message from the MBEF Executive Director

Dear Friends, I’m writing to let you know that at the end of this school year, I will conclude my service as executive director of MBEF and the Endowment. In June 2018, I will complete my fourth year at MBEF, and the Parcel Tax initiative will have reached its conclusion. This will create a perfect… Read more »

Reading: Creating Meaningful Conversations

By Michelle Syverson, MBUSD Literacy TOSA Growing readers and writers is one of my passions. There is a magic to the experience of watching reading and writing come to life; witnessing growth, forming connections, and developing understanding are just a few pieces to this puzzle we call literacy. In 2010, MBUSD adopted the workshop method/pedagogy… Read more »

MBEF PARENT SURVEY

The Manhattan Beach Education Foundation is a community driven fundraising organization, which supplements state funding for programs that inspire learning, enrich teaching, and promote innovation and academic excellence in the public schools of Manhattan Beach. It’s our goal to align our strategy with the priorities of parents, teachers and community members. The MBEF Parent Survey… Read more »

MakerSpace Update

By Jason Marshall Last spring, I was offered the opportunity to be the MakerSpace Coordinator for the esteemed Manhattan Beach Unified School District. The purpose of this role was to bring MakerSpace to life at all of the elementary campuses in a consistent and significant way. For those of you who are not familiar with… Read more »

Social Inclusion in MBUSD

By Kathleen Gibbons Last October, MBUSD students, teachers, administrators, staff, and parents submitted grant proposals addressing race and other topics related to developing an inclusive community. The goal was to inspire change and nurture a productive and honest dialogue in our schools.  “We hoped to broaden the conversation about diversity and empower people in our… Read more »

The MBEF Endowment – $20 Million by 2020

Thirty-one years ago, a few forward-thinking members of our community came together to create the MBEF Endowment. Their mission was to build a permanent, sustainable and consistent source of funding for Manhattan Beach public schools. Modeled after the endowment of colleges and universities across the country, the Endowment, disburses a portion of the returns generated… Read more »

MBEF in MBUSD: Our Family’s Experience

By Kathleen Gibbons, MBUSD parent It’s hard for us to believe, but our family is nearing the end of our time in the Manhattan Beach School District.  Our oldest son graduated from Mira Costa last June and attends Tulane University in New Orleans, while our youngest son finishes his Junior year at Costa.  With our older… Read more »