November 4, 2016
  Measure C EE

Get Out to VOTE – Yes on Measures C and EE for MB Schools!
On Tuesday, November 8th, Manhattan Beach residents will vote on Measures C and EE. Both measures require a 55 percent majority to pass, making participation in this election crucial for Manhattan Beach public schools.
Read MBEF Executive Director Farnaz Flechner’s Letter to the Editor, Beach Reporter.
Read Manhattan Beach City Council Member Amy Howorth's Letter to the Editor, Beach Reporter.
Learn more about the Bonds here.
For our students to excel, they need to be safe and comfortable, and their learning environment must nurture teamwork, creativity and innovation. Please vote YES on Measures C and EE on page 8 of your ballot.

  2016 TedXMB

TEDx Manhattan Beach - This Saturday, November 5th
Always intriguing and thought-provoking, the 7th annual TEDx Manhattan Beach will be at hosted at Mira Costa High School this Saturday, November 5th from 9am – 3pm. Parents, high school students, and community residents are all welcome. As a donor to MBEF, we are pleased to offer a $10 discount for TEDx tickets by entering “MBEF” at checkout.

To purchase tickets or learn more about the speakers, visit TEDx Manhattan Beach.

  Pier to Pier

Thank You for Joining Us!
Thank you Manhattan Beach for coming out and supporting the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Walk to raise funds for our schools and the Friendship Foundation. It was an awe-inspiring morning that raised over $1.6 Million! Our endless thanks to SKECHERS President Michael Greenberg, Robin Curren and the Friendship Foundation team for their tireless efforts. Our thanks also to our School Team Captains - Schuyler Chang, Cory Kingston, Tanja Canada, Remco Waller, Ellen Padnos, Anna Bargagliotti, Nisha Chatwani, Haley Herdman, Skylar Herdman and the MBMS ASB. Last, but definitely not least, thanks to Mike and Andrea Zislis for donating wonderful prizes for our opportunity drawing. Here are the Winners of the Opportunity Drawing.

   Make a difference

Our Schools Need Your Support 
As a community member, you know that our Manhattan Beach public schools would not be the same without community support. More information about school funding here. The quality of our schools has a tremendous impact on our quality of life, our property values, and our sense of community. Though you may not have children in the District, your support is critical. Please give today!

   Annual Pier Lighting and Holiday Open House

Annual Pier Lighting and Holiday Open House
Bring the family down to the Manhattan Beach Pier on Wednesday, November 16th from 6-9pm to celebrate the Downtown Manhattan Beach Pier Lighting. Join our local businesses, Santa and his reindeer, and strolling carolers for some festive holiday cheer! More information here.


Upcoming MBUSD and Community Events 

11/4/2016 MCHS Fall production of "Almost, Maine" opens, Mira Costa High School Small Theater (various dates and times)
11/5/2016 TEDx Manhattan Beach presents "What If?", Mira Costa High School (9am)
Teen Wellness Speaker Series: Dr. Fred Luskin, author of Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness sponsored by the Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected, Mira Costa High School (6pm)
MBUSD New Family Welcome Breakfast hosted by MBEF, District Office (8:15am)
MBMS Families Connected Book Club: Planet Middle School by Dr. Kevin Leman, MBMS (8:30am)
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In the News and Parent Resources
Please find below a round-up of the most widely read and shared articles from MBEF’s Facebook Page. MBEF is proud to be a resource for our families to interact and learn from experts and each other. Join our Facebook Community and join the conversation.

Wondering how you can help your kids without micromanaging them? Julie Lythcott-Haims speaks at a TEDx conference about How to Raise an Adult in this era of helicopter parenting.

Learning to think beyond a fixed mindset will help your children reach their full potential. Check out this animated video with your children featuring author Carol Dweck on developing a Growth Mindset

MBEF funds personalized instruction through smaller classes and teacher professional development. Schools can help ensure the 'quiet kid' doesn't go unnoticed.  

How can we motivate our students who may be reluctant learners? Read these 20 Strategies to apply them in your household or classroom.  

MBEF would like to recognize the following Business Sponsors
for their outstanding commitment to our schools:
EP Wealth Advisors       Skechers
Continental Development   Simms Group
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 over 5,000 donors and annual grants exceeding $6 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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