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
Pays for “Supplies and Activities”
Pays for “People and Programs”
- Field Trips
- Young At Art
- Performing/Music/Visual Arts
- 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
- Smaller Class Sizes
- Guidance and Support Counselors
- Electives (Wheel, Film, STEM, Art, Fab Lab)
- Empathy and Inclusion Program
- Math Teacher and Coach
- Choral, Band and String Music Teachers
- Next Generation Science Lead Teacher
- Teacher Innovation Grants
- Over 75 educators district wide
- Mind Up Program
- Literacy and Writing TOSA
- Zero Period Classes
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.
MANHATTAN BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA
Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $275 per child to support the PTA programs and services your MBMS student enjoys. Or donate $375 per child, buy a yearbook, and give or pledge to MBEF at the suggested donation level, and become a Big Kahuna!
MANHATTAN BEACH EDUCATION FOUNDATION
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 MBEF.org
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!
MBMS PTA Co-Presidents
MBMS PTA Co-VPs Membership
MBMS PTA Co-MBEF Reps