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Dear MBMS Parents,

We know that we have had challenges over the past school year, but we are looking forward to a fresh start for the 2021/22 school year. Our PTA remains committed to supporting our Parents, Teachers and Students with various programs and initiatives to make this school year amazing!


Unfortunately, our state funding still remains at the bottom of the nation. Our 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 fund important initiatives and programs at MBMS and MBEF will fund over $6 million in educators and programs at 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”

  • Performing/Music/Visual Arts
  • Campus Improvements & Beautification
  • Health & Safety Equipment
  • Technology 
  • Student Programs
  • Text and Classroom Books
  • Sports and PE Equipment
  • Teacher and Office Supplies
  • Staff Development and Support
  • Science Lab Equipment
  • Campus Improvements
  • School Spirit Programs
  • Social & Emotional Wellness Programs


  • English and Math Class Size Reduction 
  • General Class Size Reduction
  • Assistant Principal – Student Life
  • Choral, Band and String Educators
  • Guidance and Academic Support Counselors
  • Elective Enhancement (Wheel, Film, Art, Fab Lab)
  • STEM Based Electives
  • Math TOSA
  • Library Resource Specialist
  • Social Inclusion Grants
  • Innovation Grants

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 is included at each donation level. This covers state, national, and local PTA dues, as well as allows access to our online school directory. Beyond the annual PTA membership fee, please consider donating at the Hang 10 or Tidal Wave levels.


HANG 10: $350 or more per MBMS student to PTA + $2,000 per student to MBEF

            (Receive MBMS towel, car magnet & access to the online directory)


TIDAL WAVE: $175 or more per MBMS student to PTA + any donation to MBEF

            (Receive car magnet & access to the online directory)


MEMBER: Any donation amount is appreciated (min. $15 per parent)

            (Receive access to the online directory)



We ask every family to support MBEF, because every student benefits from the programs MBEF funds. The suggested donation is $2,000 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

Pennie Stepczyk
MBMS PTA Co-Presidents

Kristen McNeill

Kate Pennino
MBMS PTA Co-VPs Membership

Pip Coyne

Kate Sinclair