March 26, 2015
  Mind Up 

Nurturing the Mind for Healthy Success
High stress and anxiety levels are commonplace among today’s students. Mindfulness helps children develop social and emotional intelligence, resulting in greater self-awareness, less stress, and higher levels of happiness and empathy. Learn more about MindUP, an evidence-based social and emotional literacy curriculum coming to our schools here.

   Thank You

MBEF Annual Appeal
Each year at this time we are overwhelmed by our community’s commitment to our future – the education of our children. It is this community that recognizes the need to do more for our students than the California state budget will most likely ever do – provide for the extras that make a good education GREAT. The need to make a difference for the future. In 2014-2015, the Annual Appeal has once again raised over $5 million dollars, and the funds are still coming in. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for being the difference.

A complete list of all donors will be published this summer in the MBEF Annual Report & Honor Roll.

  2015-2016 Grants 

2015/2016 Grants – Putting Your Dollars to Work
Donations to MBEF’s Annual Appeal are used to make grants to the District to pay for programs and educators at our seven schools. The grants, totaling over $5 million annually, amount to approximately 10 percent of the school district’s budget. Most of this funding is already committed to teachers and programs from the previous year. However as some programs close or shrink in size or if we are able to increase funds raised, we may have a little bit of additional funding through which we can consider implementing innovative new programs that align with parent and educators’ priorities. Read more here.

  Meet Your Lawmakers

Meet Your Lawmakers: Education Roundtable
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM
The new Mira Costa Multipurpose Room and Theatre

Please join Superintendent Michael Matthews, MBUSD School Board, Manhattan Beach City Council and Moderator Paul Silva in welcoming U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu, California Senator Ben Allen, and California Assembly Member and MBUSD parent David Hadley to discuss the impact of federal and state legislation on our schools. Click here for further information.

   Measure BB Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

MBUSD's Measure BB Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 5:30 PM
The new MCHS Multi-Purpose Room

MBUSD is proud to invite the public to celebrate by joining us for the Mira Costa High School Measure BB Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Thank you for your support!

  GV Gator Run

Grand View Gator 5K Run
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Save the Date for the 20th Anniversary of The Murad Family Foundation Grand View Gator 5K Run at Grand View Elementary. All proceeds support MBEF. Registration details and all the race day fun planned will be released soon at

Interested in being a sponsor? Please contact Kim Blum. Please see here for a list of confirmed sponsors to date.

  MBMS Open

Registration Open For MBMS Women's Tennis Tournament
Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Mira Costa High School

Tennis anyone? Grab your friends for a fun day of fast-paced, Round-Robin format Women’s Doubles Tennis. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to MBEF to support our schools. Compete in one of two divisions based on playing level. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of each level. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event, so bring cash or check! Click HERE to register. For more information, please contact Christine Bucklin.

8am-9am: Warm up and Breakfast
9am-12pm: Round Robin
12pm-1pm: Lunch, Raffle, and Awards

  Save the date

Save the Date! Manhattan Wine Auction
Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Manhattan Country Club

Mark your calendars for the 21st Annual Manhattan Wine Auction, to be held on Saturday, June 13th from 4:30 – 11pm at the Manhattan Country Club. The Wine Auction is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and raise money for our schools, while sampling the best of our local cuisine and wines from around the world. Tickets go on sale on May 1st at midnight - don’t miss out! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or purchasing a corporate or family table, please contact the MBEF Office at 310-303-3342.

   Like us on facebook

Like us on Facebook!
MBEF has a vibrant Facebook community with 2,400 followers. We regularly share innovations in education, recent research and updates within our school district, the programs we fund and the broader community.
Here are some links to recent articles and news that has generated a lot of interest:

To join our Facebook community, click this link and then hit like. Thank you!


MBEF would like to recognize the following Business Sponsors
for their outstanding commitment to our schools:

  Holden   Continental   

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

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