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SKECHERS P2P Friendship Walk

The 10th annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is on Sunday, October 28th and supports both our public schools and children with special needs. Register to walk, or virtually walk, with us on MBEF’s Team Page to be part of this awe-inspiring community event. Last year the SKECHERS Foundation QUADRUPLED donations, so for every $30 registration,… Read more »

MBEF Annual Appeal 2018-19. Only Possible Through Your Support

MBEF’s Annual Appeal is our most important fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $5 million in the 2018-19 school year. The Appeal begins late August as the school year commences and runs through February 9th, 2019. There is no question that our schools and students excel because we have an engaged community of parents,… Read more »

With Great Appreciation – Annual Report and Honor Roll

Nearly 4,000 families, businesses and community members supported MBEF with a donation to the 2017/18 Annual Appeal. As a result of this generosity, MBEF funding to our District has grown to $6.2 million for this school year. This speaks volumes about our collective commitment to our schools and children’s education. Today MBEF supports or enhances… Read more »

Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom

by Holly Compton, Math TOSA K-5 We recently connected with Holly Compton, Teacher on Special Assignment, to learn how she is bringing professional development into the classrooms of MBUSD elementary math teachers. Here is what Ms. Compton shared: How should we structure professional development (PD) to have the largest impact, particularly on teachers? Over the… Read more »

A Message from Newly Appointed MBEF Executive Director

I am honored to have been selected to serve as Executive Director of the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. I have been a part of the growth and vision of MBEF for well over a decade and look forward to continuing the momentum we have developed in strengthening our public schools. We can all take great pride… 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 »