Education Notebook
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Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools (FOPBSS) sold rubber ducks at the Pacific BeachFest on Oct. 6 to help support PB schools. The ducks were released in the surf zone and all were collected by waiting volunteers. The first five ducks won cash prizes.                                                                   Courtesy photo
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• Quarter 1 progress report grade distributions, Oct. 12.

• PSAT for 10th — and 11th-graders, Oct. 17.

• Mission Bay High School Tour, Oct. 18, 8 to 9:30 a.m., beginning in the front office. Learn about the international baccalaureate program and meet the IB coordinator, staff members and parents while learning about the many varied opportunities for your student in sports, technology, fine arts, the sciences and more. To find out more, call (858) 273-1313, ext. 285.

• Homecoming Football Game against La Jolla High, Oct. 19. The festivities and game start at 3 p.m. at the stadium. The MBHS Alumni Association sixth annual All Alumni Homecoming Celebration will host a VIP tent for all former MBHS students and faculty. Royalty will be crowned and players will be highlighted.

• Homecoming Dance, Oct. 20



• The PBMS “Back to School Night” was a big success, with families enjoying a delicious dinner compliments of Phil’s BBQ and a busy night of visiting classrooms and meeting teachers. Thanks to Phil’s BBQ for sponsoring the dinner.

• Help PBMS win $10,000. SDG&E is running a great contest for local middle schools with a chance to win $10,000. Sign up for the San Diego Energy Challenge by visiting and entering your SDG&E account number. It only takes a minute, and PB Middle is currently in second place in the city!

• The Flag Football Lunchtime League is under way. PB Middle students can sign up with Mr. Gildehaus.

• PBMS has an award-winning physical education department. Mr. Gildehaus is an award-winning IB physical educator and California Middle School Coach of the Year. Karla Martinez, IB physical educator is now nationally board certified and has been asked to train IB teachers and consult with new IB schools.

• The PB Middle Sound-Wave Choir meets Wednesdays after school. See Mr. O’Donnell to join.

• Who dognapped Tucker? Ask PB Middle students about their investigation of the crime scene.

• PB Middle IB Builders (service) Club starts October 18, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in the upstairs media center. Contact Jennifer Sims at

• Help PB Middle students earn service time by trick-or-treating for UNICEF. Instead of candy, be ready with a small donation of loose change for our middle-schoolers.

• Third Thursday Service Speaker Series: Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. to noon. Builders Club presents trick-or-treat for UNICEF.

• Monthly tour on the first Thursday of each month at 8 a.m.  The next tour is Thursday, Nov. 1.  Sign in at the office and proceed to the upstairs library.  For information, email, or call (858) 273-2357.

• Want to promote your company or business and make a difference for your neighborhood school? Contact Jennifer Sims at to learn about materials and equipment sponsorship opportunities.

• Pacific Beach Middle School is starting its first Surf Club and Competition Team!  In partnership with San Diego Surf School, PBMS parents are hoping to encourage participation among all skill levels and promote competition surfing with Mission and Pacific Beach children. The club/team is looking for a few sponsors to assist us in funding initial start-up fees and uniforms. Contact Elkie Wills at



• Kate Sessions students will sell entertainment coupon books from Oct. 8 to Oct. 19. Contact

• As a result of the contributions of families and community members, the Friends of Kate Sessions was able to bring in the Monart School of the Arts to provide an 11-week drawing workshop entitled “World Travel.” Students in grades K-5 will receive instruction based on the fundamental belief that drawing is a teachable skill at which everyone can be successful.



• Oct. 19: Lamb’s Player’s Theatre “BASH” assembly for students to address the issues of bullying, boredom and peer pressure, and highlight the values of cooperation and community.

• October 22 – 26: Red Ribbon Week. Positive messages for students about the dangers of drug use.   



• Picture Day, Oct. 16

• Oct. 22 – 25: Red Ribbon Spirit Week. Monday — shade out drugs (wear your sunglasses); Tuesday — Zumba your way to a healthy way of life (wear the color red); Wednesday — team up against drugs (wear your favorite team outfit) Thursday — kick drugs to the curb (wear your craziest socks); and Friday — scare drugs away by wearing your Halloween costume to school. No masks or weapons!

• Oct. 26, 5 to 7:30 p.m.:  Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event. Open to the public and community. Join CPJMA for an evening of carnival games, haunted house, food and candy. Call the school office for more information at (858) 273-9830.



Friends of PB Secondary Schools (FOPBSS) will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the PB Middle Library. The FOPBSS board consists of principals, teachers and parents who designate grants to teachers, campus improvements, athletics and academics.  We will also discuss events and volunteer opportunities at each school and have presentations from PB Middle principal Ernie Remillard and Mission Bay High principal Fred Hilgers. 
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