Education Notebook
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• The Mission Bay Preservationists need your help to get to New Orleans. We are campaigning for a once-in-a-lifetime trip for The Preservationists to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. With your help, the only traditional youth jazz band in Southern California can make history. Funds are needed to allow students travel and lodging. You can help by donating online at

• A tour of Mission Bay High . is slated for Tuesday, April 22 at 8 a.m.


• A tour of Pacific Beach Middle School is slated for parents on April 10 from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

• A Pacific Beach community cleanup is planned in collaboration with the PB Town Council on April 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the campus. Students must attend with an adult. PB Middle is looking for a restaurant or dessert/coffee shop to donate food or snacks for participants. Contact if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

• The Builders Club member Nicolas Campagna is hosting a big beach cleanup on Wednesday, April 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Law Street beach. All PB schools are invited to participate. Join friends to clean up the beach and enter a raffle for fantastic prizes. Pizza, juice and other goodies will be available to purchase to support the Pacific Beach Middle School.


• Pacific Beach Elementary School's fourth- and fifth-grade Rubik's Cube team took first place at the Super STEM Saturday SD Festival of Science and Engineering on March 15. Team members Owen Getz, Brayden Burdick, D.J. Monahan, Reid Cain, Matt Watts, Alex Branch, Ryan Marshall, Andy Knight and Ryan Megliola solved 25 cubes as a team in 4:17:59 and won $150. Thanks to Mr. Sandler for heading up the Rubik's Cube Club at PBE.

• On March 14, The Greater San Diego Reading Association (GSDRA) and Pacific Beach Elementary School partnered to host The GSDRA annual Authors’ Fair. Storyteller Marilyn McPhie and seven dynamic authors, Patty Hall, Edith Hope, Virginia Loh, Lori Mitchell, Joy Raab, Suzanne Santillan and Melissa Wiley interacted with students of PBE, while each class created an artful display and a writing piece in response to the book they read. PB Elementary would like to send special thanks to Conzia Zolfanelli of Mamma Mia for donating a delicious Italian lunch, Einstein Bagels for breakfast and Warwick’s Bookstore of La Jolla for working closely with PBE on the book orders.


Crown Point Junior Music Academy is a great school in part to our parent support and engagement. This school year, CPJMA started a special event called “Lunch with a Loved One," where parents join their children for a special-themed lunch. Our most recent event, "Fiesta Lunch," on March 18 engaged parents with child's education, both academically and socially.


• The Friends of Kate Sessions would like to thank all of our generous local businesses for their support and donations to our annual auction. With your help, our auction raised over $40,000. These funds allow Sessions to continue music, art, library programs, as well as purchase much needed supplies for our K-5 grade students.

• Our March Family Dine Out was a big success this month. Thanks to The Fish Shop, Duck Dive and all of the families who attended.

• Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for our fundraiser to support Kate Sessions Elementary School. Just come into Chipotle on Garnet and Haines on Wednesday, April 16th, 5 to 8 p.m. Mention Sessions to the cashier and Sessions will get 50 percent of the proceeds.


Register for the School Yard Dash 5K Run on Saturday, April 26. This is our largest fundraiser and now is the time to set up your teams. Let's see who will win the competition between PBMS and MBHS for team spirit. Join the team The Mighty Bucs and show your support or set up your own team. The morning will be a fun-filled event with a kids’ fun run, a walk, a 5K run, a delicious brunch and a vendor village. Students pay $20 until the day of the event. All proceeds benefit MBHS and PBMS enrichment programs. Register now at


Our next MB Cluster meeting will be on April 10 at 6 p.m, at Pacific Beach Middle School. Dr. Julie Martel will be leading the MB Cluster Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) workshop. An LCAP is required by the state from the SDUSD to identify annual goals and specific actions and measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators, including student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum and parent engagement. The district is required to obtain parent and public input in developing, revising and updating their LCAP. The MB Cluster will be using the work we have done so far to give input into this process. Join us for this very important MB Cluster meeting.

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