Fifth annual Future Bucs Night is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at MBHS stadium. Join this community event bringing all PB schools together to cheer on the Bucs football team. Elementary and middle schoolers will gather on the field for half-time activities and the little ones can join the cheer team for the first half of the game. Adults $7. Kids are free if wearing a Future Bucs T-shirt.
Pacific Beach Middle
Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely or treated like you are invisible. Young people who feel this way may pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development, or choose to hurt themselves or others. PBMS engaged in The Start with Hello Program enabling students to make a difference with their peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way by encouraging them to take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion and to identify and help others who are showing signs of social isolation. PBMS spent a week in October bringing attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation and empowering students to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness.
Pacific Beach Elementary
The PBE Halloween Carnival is set for 2-5 p.m. Oct. 26.
A big thank you to Freshii for donating delicious food for PBE's VFW parents' night out on Oct. 5.
PBE tours are going on now for the 2020-2021 school year. Contact the office at 858-488-8316.
Kate Sessions Elementary
The KSE annual Community Halloween Carnival will be held 2:10-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Join friends and neighbors for fun booths, a cakewalk, a bake sale, and the fifth grade-run haunted house. This year it will be “Haunted PB” themed, with a spooky surf shop, scary Trader Joe’s, and more. Wristbands are available for $10 prior to the event, $13 at the gate. Open to the public.
Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary
Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School was proudly represented at the San Diego International Dragon Boat Race at Mission Bay. Despite having only one hour of practice the evening before the official race, the Paddling Pandas came within one second of medaling in their first-ever competition. In the traditional art and sport of dragon boat racing, competitors test their strength and endurance as they row dragon-shaped vessels in teams. Barnard’s team of 16 rowers formed very quickly after a parent suggested it as a community-building activity. Many Barnard families came out to the event for a day of fun and to cheer on the Paddling Pandas. “The dragon boat race was a great experience for parents, teachers, and myself to bond and build a strong sense of togetherness and community,” said Barnard Principal Hernandez. “I look forward to many more dragon boat races!” Buoyed by their successful first outing, the Paddling Pandas plan to compete – and win a medal – in the San Diego Dragon Boat Festival in May 2020.
Barnard’s fifth annual Writers Night will be held on Oct. 25, on the Mission Bay High School campus. This year’s theme is “Weaving Webs with Wicked Words.”
For information on Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School, or to find out about the District’s School Choice program, visit sandiegounified.org/barnard. The Choice application window for the 2020-2021 school year will open between Oct. 1 and Nov. 13 of this year.
The next Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools meeting will take place 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the PBMS media center.
FOPBSS needs your help to set all students and teachers up for success. You can show your support by donating to the annual contribution drive, one of the few opportunities to directly fund important programs at PBMS and MBHS. From field trips and teacher grants to campus improvements, the money helps make better schools. Visit fopbss.org/donate to make either a one-time or monthly donation or drop off at PBMS or MBHS.