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Dear MBMS Parents,

Despite our track record of excellence among Manhattan Beach schools, state funding remains at the bottom of the nation. Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) are vital partners in ensuring the quality of education our students receive at MBMS. During this coming year, the MBMS PTA will spend OVER $300 per student and MBEF will fund over $1.3 million in educators and programs at MBMS ($6 million districtwide)–resources that are critical to our children and our schools.

Here are how your donations to both the PTA and MBEF reach your student(s) at MBMS:

Supporting MBMS PTA

helps pay for “Supplies and Activities”


Supporting MBEF

pays for “People and Programs”
  • Field Trips
  • Young At Art
  • Performing/Music/Visual Arts
  • Technology
  • Student Programs
  • Library Books
  • Sports and PE Equipment
  • Classroom and Office Supplies
  • Staff Development and Support
  • Science Lab Equipment
  • Campus Improvements (bathrooms, murals, shade structures, etc.)
  • Character Development
  • School Spirit Programs
  • Assistant Principal – Student Life
  • Class Size Reduction - English/Humanities and Math
  • Guidance and Support Counselors
  • Electives (Wheel, Film, STEM, Art, Fab Lab)
  • Librarian
  • Empathy and Inclusion Program
  • Math TOSA
  • Choral, Band and String Music Teachers
  • Science Teacher Leader
  • Teacher Innovation Grants
  • Literacy and Writing TOSA
  • LIcensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Social InclusionGrants

It is imperative that MBMS families donate to BOTH the PTA and MBEF to continue to support the things, people and programs that promote student learning and development. We understand that families are able to give at different levels – please be as generous as you can.

The annual PTA membership fee of $15 per parent covers the state, national, and local PTA dues, and it includes access to our online school directory, as well as an MBMS PTA car cling.  Please consider a higher level tax-deductible donation of $300 per child to support the PTA programs and services your MBMS student enjoys. Or donate $400 per child, buy a yearbook, and give or pledge to MBEF at the suggested donation level, and become a Big Kahuna!

Click here to donate now!

Can’t remember if you joined yet? Check the list

We ask every family to support MBEF, because every student benefits from the programs MBEF funds. The suggested donation is $1750 per student – please give what you can. You can visit to donate online, schedule installments or pledge to give before June.

Thank you for your generosity and partnership. We could not accomplish what we do without you!


Katie Gunther
Andrea Barker
MBMS PTA Co-Presidents

Rachel Disser
Jill Lamkin
MBMS PTA Co-VPs Membership

Lynne Davis
Bea Zimbalist