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5th to 6th Grade Transition Information


Incoming 6th Grade Transition Activities:

2019 Incoming 6th Grade Summer Reading List! 

Thank you for attending the Registration Info Night March 18th!  Find the presentation HERE

Monday, February 11th, 2019:  This is MBMS Night, 6pm
An evening at Manhattan Beach Middle School to learn a little about MBMS, our Electives, PE, WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) and hear directly from current students about their personal experience at our school.   Be sure to sign up HERE

School Tours
Adminstrator or Counselor led.  Call the school office to reserve a spot at (310) 545-4878.  Upcoming dates are:

Tuesday, Feb 12 @ 11:00 AM
Tuesday, Mar 19 @ 9:00 AM
Tuesday, Apr 30 @ 9:00 AM
Tuesday, May 14 @ 9:00 AM

Registration Info Night, Monday March 18th 
Come to the MBMS Parent Orientation on March 18 from 6:00-7:00 PM in our multipurpose room (MPR) to learn about the process and options. This presentation is geared toward parents.  Find presentation HERE

April 11 - Registration forms will be sent via email to parents
April 16 - MBMS Counselors will be at elementary schools to meet with and register students


Student Tour & Orientation, Wednesday March 20th
All 5th grade students will attend a class field trip to learn more about MBMS. 

Breakfast with Elementary Alumni

Alumni are invited back to their elementary schools to speak with students.  Dates and details to be provided by elementary schools. 

Additional Dates to Note
Friday, August 16:  6th Grade WEB Orientation for Last Names A-M
Monday, August 19: 6th Grade WEB Orientation for Last Names N-Z
TBA:  First day of School 

From the Principal: 5th-6th 2019 Transition Information


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

We look forward to working together to support and enrich our children’s education here at our middle school. Allow us 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, 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