• College Apps Academy takes place April 25 at 6 p.m. in the school’s Little Theatre. Is your student a junior? Are you nervous about the increasingly competitive college-application process and the cost to fund your child’s education? Wondering how to get the best merit and or need-based aid? At College Apps Academy, expert college counselors support students through every step of the application process. College Apps Academy has helped students gain admission to schools like Harvard, Columbia, Duke, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UCSD and helped students earn more than $25 million in scholarships. Students enjoy a interactive and work-focused program as school officials build a culture of motivated college-ready students. For more information, contact Mary Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (619) 516-2229.
• The MBHS Academic League varsity team is a semi-finalist in the league championships. The Academic League team will be on the televised championship rounds in the next few weeks. Good luck, Bucs. English teacher Barry Danscher has led the team for several years and the well-rounded team was undefeated last year.
PB MIDDLE SCHOOL
• Saturday, April 27 — Beach cleanup at PBMS’s adopted beach, Tourmaline Beach, from 9 to 11 a.m.
• PBMS Mathletes will compete on April 27 at the Math Field Day competitions. Each year, our students receive top honors in the competition. The group is led by math department and Laura Daly, parent volunteer.
• PBMS tour on Thursday, May 2, from 8 to 10:30 a.m., starting at the PBMS library. Check in at the front office. Learn about the widely-acclaimed international baccalureate programme and all that PBMS has to offer. For more information, contact jsims@-sandi.net.
CROWN POINT JMA
• Join Crown Point Junior Music Academy at its third annual rummage sale event on Saturday April 27 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Secure a 10-by-10 space for $10. For more information, call (858) 273-9830. There will be raffles, food and a variety of vendors. Open to the public and anyone is welcome to reserve a space.
• Second annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Friday, May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be food, games, mariachi band, ballet folklorico and many activities for all. Free and open to the public.
MISSION BAY CLUSTER
Mission Bay Cluster meeting on Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at Kate Sessions Elementary. New officers for chair-elect, secretary and district liaison will be nominated and elected. There will be a budget update from San Diego Unified School District trustee Scott Barnett and a MB Cluster marketing presentation from the San Diego State University marketing students. The meeting is an opportunity to reflect on the past school year and set goals for the fall.
Friends of PB Secondary Schools Auction Fundraiser “Blues by the Bay” Auction is set for Sunday, May 5 at the Mission Beach Women’s Club from 5 to 9 p.m. Join friends and teachers and enjoy the evening with live music from Big Daddy Blues, dinner and a silent auction with a great selection of donated items from local merchants and community supporters. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit Pacific Beach Middle School and Mission Bay High School programs.
MBHS ALUMNI ASSOC.
The Seaside Farmers Market, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mission Bay High School in the Grand Avenue student parking lot. Food, artisans, produce, music and more. All profits benefit MBHS.
April designated children, youth month — The American Legion Auxiliary is observing Children and Youth Month during April, said Victoria Seamon, president of Pacific Beach Unit 552. The observance in Pacific Beach was one of many throughout the nation, as some 15,000 legion posts and nearly 14,000 auxiliary units planned events to emphasize the legion’s continuing concern for the well-being of children and youth.
For more than 75 years, The American Legion and its affiliated organizations have donated countless hours of volunteer effort and millions of dollars in support of programs and activities for the benefit of children and youth. Since the beginning of these programs in 1926, The American Legion and its affiliates have reported expenditures of over one half billion dollars, said Seamon.
The American Legion Auxiliary is focusing its attention on child health, child safety and family preservation. Locally, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary have made contributions to the children and youth of Pacific Beach and its surrounding areas through such programs and endeavors as Girls State, MCRD Family Resource Fair, Operation Military Kids, Center for Community Solutions, ACT Today (Autism Care and Treatment) for Military Children, Child Welfare Foundation and Stand Up For Kids.