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5th to 6th Grade Transition Information

WELCOME TO MBMS! Please review the Incoming 6th Grade PowerPoint Presentation here

Incoming 6th Grade Summer Reading Required Reading:
Click here for the complete book list.
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Incoming 6th Grade 2018-2019 Course Request:
Click here.

Incoming 6th Grade Transition Activities:

Last Tuesday of the Month:
Principal Tours of MBMS (View the MBMS Calendar for Details)

Feb 12, 2018 - “This is MBMS”
6:00 p.m. in MBMS Multi-Purpose Room and Classrooms

March 19, 2018 -  Parent Orientation – parents only
6:00 p.m.
MBMS Multi-Purpose Room

March 21, 2018 - Student Tour and Orientation – students only
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

April 2018 - TBD Breakfast with Alumni
Details to come from Elementary Schools

May 7, 2018 - 6th Grade Registration at the Elementary Schools (Time TBD)

May 11, 2018 - Ambassadors Carnival
All incoming 6th Graders are invited to register for the Annual MBMS ASB Ambassadors Carnival on Friday, May 11 from 3:15-4:45PM at MBMS. More info here. The event is free but you must register and fill out the waiver here

August 2018 TBD - 6th Grade Where Everybody Belongs orientation activities
This is a student-only day.

August 2018 TBD - Textbook and iPad check out

August 22, 2018 - First day of school


Parent to Parent, A MESSAGE FROM OUR PTA:
Welcome incoming 6th grade Parents!

I look forward to working together to support and enrich our children’s education here at our middle school. Allow me to share with you the quote below, and 4 important 'tips" to help your family's transition.

"The challenge of parenting Middle School kids is in keeping the delicate balance between nurturing your child’s emerging independence at the same time keeping a watchful eye on his/her activities. Dropping out of site is a big mistake."

- Meryl Ain, Ed.D. from

Stay involved! Volunteer! There are many opportunities for you to get involved, whether you have an hour a week, or an hour every year! Please look at the list of opportunities here and select something that interests you.

Become a PTA Member. Many of the programs our students cherish cannot exist without your generous financial support. You receive the school directory for free to boot!  

Stay informed. This website is filled with up to date information. To have the latest school news delivered to your inbox starting late August, sign up to receive the “PTA Weekly eBlast”, our weekly e-newsletter, by clicking here

Be prepared. Online summer registration and important information will be emailed to you in early August. Please take a look at the MBUSD calendar of events, the MBUSD School Year Calendar as well as the MBMS school calendar on this website. 

Co-President Betsey Keely(link sends e-mail)
Co-President Stacy Myrose