January 29, 2015
  Survey Says...

Survey Says...
Summary of Results from the 2014/15 Parent and Teacher Survey

This past summer MBEF surveyed our stakeholders in hopes of getting a clear understanding of what we are doing well, and what we can do better. We wanted to learn what programs and initiatives our community wants us to fund in the years to come. Though response rates were not as high as we would have liked- 65% of teachers and 34% of parents- the survey trends are statistically significant and can be used to make some solid, data-backed decisions on our grantmaking this year. Click here for further information.

  Make a difference

Great Rewards on Your Investment
Your generous donation will help ensure that our great schools remain great.
As our Annual Appeal ends on February 13th- 16 days from now, we have just $600,000 left to meet our goal. Please help us to ensure that the many programs that MBEF funds in our schools will be available for years to come. Every contribution is crucial. If you have already donated, please accept our sincere gratitude. Click here to donate now.

  Tech Pathways

Technology in the Classroom: The Pathway to Integration
Technology. It’s the buzzword of the 21st century. Handheld devices, apps, social media sites, even emoji’s…are infiltrating our daily lives. Our technology usage has evolved dramatically over the years- from a cumbersome desktop computer with limited use to a talking Smart Phone that we wouldn’t dare leave behind. So it’s no surprise that the obsession with technology has made its way into today’s classroom too. The innovative and creative tools now easily accessible have changed the future of education forever… Click here to read the full article.


Your Generosity Never Ceases to Amaze Us
Once again, we’d like to express our profound gratitude to you - our parents - for your incredible support. Your participation, coupled with the caring efforts of our volunteers, ensures that our schools will remain among the finest in the state. We'd like to recognize families who have donated $5,000 or more since the publication of our last newsletter. Thank you so much.

Kim and Craig Blum Kimberly and Christopher Crisera
Trish and Steven Delk Kim and Christopher Fox
Kathleen and Bruce Gibbons Ellen and Mark Hotchkis
Kathleen and Jody Johnson The Livingston Family
MB Centennial Foundation Northrop Grumman
Beth and Brian Rivera Regan Scott
Amy and Stewart Thompson Susan and Louie Tomaro
Jane and Tom Tournat Nancy Traylor
Wedbush Family Beth and Erik Wood

See full list here.

MBEF would like to recognize the following Business Sponsors
for their outstanding commitment to our schools:
     Patricia PanucciRalphs
Thank you to all of our Business Sponsors. Click here for a full list and to learn more.

About MBEF:  Manhattan Beach Education Foundation is an independent non-profit established by parents and community leaders to financially support the seven public schools of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District.  Since 1983, MBEF has granted much needed funds to supplement state funding and has helped MBUSD continually rank in the top 1% of school districts in California.  With nearly 3,000 donors and annual grants exceeding $5 million, MBEF is one of the oldest and most successful educational foundations in the state.  Any questions or concerns about this communication should be sent to communications@mbef.org.

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