In addition, a Go Green for Education donation to Kate Sessions Elementary School helped fund supplies for our school library.
Sign up to be a member of GG4E today at www.gogreen4education.org. Signing up is free and 100 percent of the profits are donated to the Pacific Beach elementary schools.
GG4E will launch its Community Cash program April 1. GG4E members receive community cash in their crates on a weekly basis (amount based on donated recyclables in crate). Redeem cash at participating Pacific Beach businesses for actual cash value.
To sign up to redeem community cash at your business, received a GG4E sponsor window decal and a web listing on the gogreen4education.org website and digital newsletter as a participating business, call Destry at (619) 634-5179 or Kathy at (858) 220-2994. It's a very inexpensive way to draw the community to your business while helping community schools!
MISSION BAY HIGH
Mission Bay High School will host an open house on Saturday, March 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Come enjoy the open house and then head to the new Seaside Farmer’s Market, located in the student parking lot. Parking will be available for parents in our lot by the football field.
PACIFIC BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
• Pacific Beach Middle School Music Department will have its St. Patrick’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the school lunch court. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, muffins, coffee, milk and juice! Only $5 ($6 at the event). Tickets can be purchased in the school office. What a great way to start St. Patty’s Day weekend while supporting the talented musicians at PBMS!
• PB Middle Campus Cleanup Day is on Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Help improve the school campus! Students can earn community service time by serving their school and adults can get some great productive exercise!
• More award winners at PB Middle School. Principal Ernie Remillard and Karla Martinez were honored by the California Association of IB World Schools. Martinez was awarded 2012-13 Exemplary Educator of the Year for IB Middle Years Programme and Remillard won the 2012-13 Teacher Training Award. Congratulations!
• Congratulations to the PB Locals surf team. It has been having great success up and down the coast as it competes against schools from Coronado to Oceanside. Jakob Osland hit the trifecta at the Scholastic Surf Series contest in Oceanside on Feb. 23, placing second in body boarding, fourth in the long board competition and fifth in the short board competition. Kieran Wills placed fourth in body boarding. The club practices every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at Tower 27. To learn more, contact Elkie Wills at email@example.com.
CROWN POINT JMA
Join Crown Point Jr. Music Academy’s 65th anniversary celebration. Admission is free and open to the public. There will be a carnival, fun activities for guests, food, music and a welcoming of returning alumnae, which include a display of memorabilia pertaining to school history, along with a special appearance from District 2 City Councilman Kevin Faulconer and a silent auction to raise funds for school music programs. Local media will be invited to cover some of the day’s events and showcase the school for the larger community. Come join the fun from 3:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit Facebook: “Friends of Crown Point Jr. Music Academy.”
• Students at Crown Point Jr. Music Academy traveled around the world visiting the homeland of many famous composers. From Mozart in Germany to “Sakura Sakura” Cherry Blossom in Japan. They visited almost every continent while enjoying the beautiful music from a sting quartet. An hour of geography and culture for students, you could hear a pin drop.
• March is Merchant Appreciation month for the ongoing eScrip fundraiser. PBE would like to thank the local Von’s (1702 Garnet Ave.) for its commitment to the school. During this simple, efficient fundraiser families help the school while shopping for their families. The funds come back to the school and help fund the art and science garden programs. For more information, visit www.escrip.com.
• PBE will have its annual Jog-a-Thon on Monday, March 25. The students have been prepped with discussions on the concept of goal setting for the event and in life. They will gather pledges from friends and family, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the school.
KATE SESSIONS ELEMENTARY
Kate Sessions’ annual auction is almost here. The auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year and school officials hope to raise enough money to continue the art, music, Spanish and library programs. This year's theme is “Passport to the Islands,” and the event will be held on April 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mission Bay Yacht Club. The auction committee is busy collecting donations and sponsorship for the auction. Organizers are looking for services, gift certificates, merchandise, creative baskets, vacation-rental stays, airline miles and the like. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools will meet Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in the PB Middle School library. Listen to Catherine Jolley from the PB Town Council and find out what's happening at our secondary schools. All are welcome.
• Friends of PB Secondary Schools Auction Fundraiser, the largest fundraiser of the year. The event happens Sunday, May 5 at the Mission Beach Women’s Club from 5 to 9 p.m. If you have a donation for the auction, the organization welcomes it. Email email@example.com. FOPBSS is a 501(c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. Proceeds benefit Pacific Beach Middle and Mission Bay High school enrichment, music, international baccalaureate programmes, sports and other activities.