Immediately following the run, the Mission Bay Cluster of Pacific Beach Schools will host the annual schools fair, which includes a Vendor Village, live musical entertainment, food, fun and games. Chip's Beach Eats food truck will be on site for breakfast and early lunch. The YMCA will be partnering with the Mission Beach cluster and provide fun family activities as well as information about the proposed PB Middle School/YMCA project.
The six public schools in Pacific Beach – PB Elementary, Kate Sessions Elementary, Crown Point Junior Music Academy, Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy, Pacific Beach Middle School and Mission Bay High School – will have booths with information about the unique programming and numerous opportunities for children in their schools. Principals, teachers and coordinators will be on hand to answer questions about the curriculum, enrichment and environment of all six schools. To find out more about the event, go to schoolyarddash.org.
Mission Bay High
- Mission Bay High School Aquatics Program is looking for sponsors and contributions to support the boys and girls water polo and swim teams. To help or for more information, contact [email protected]
- Thursday Night Hoops for Future Bucs is set for Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the MBHS gymnasium. Come see what it’s like to play for Mission Bay High School’s varsity basketball team. Featured game is MBHS vs. Cathedral High School. Admission is free for kids wearing PBMS, Future Bucs or Rec jerseys. Admission for parents is $5. For more information, contact [email protected]
Pacific Beach Middle
- Did you know we are drinking the same water that dinosaurs drank? Working in collaboration with beautifulPB, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UCSD, PB Middle has been awarded a grant to install rainwater-capturing barrels, and student leaders will learn to maintain and spread the word about the importance of sustainability of our resources, especially water.
Under the guidance of Amir Yechieli, an international rain harvesting specialist, PB Middle will be installing and painting three rainwater-collection barrels to water its gardens Jan. 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event includes a student assembly, teacher training, curriculum and a research study on student knowledge, beliefs and behaviors around sustainability.
PB Middle was one of three sites countywide selected to receive this generous grant. The installation of giant rain-collection barrels, with filtration systems, will be part of a three-school sustainability study with the UCSD Rady School of Business and UCSD-US Israel Center for Innovation and Economic Sustainability. Yechieli, inventor of the filtering rain barrels, is being flown in from Israel to lead the events.
- Encourage reading and support the PBE Library by donating a book or two online through the Amazon Wish List: Search Wish Lists for PBE Library Wish List. Contact PBE librarian Jenni Busboom with any questions at (858) 488-8316.
- PBE is happy to announce that a new science program has begun for all grade levels. Come find out more about this exciting program and others offered at PBE during one of the upcoming school tours. Choice applications for PBE are due Feb. 15. Call PBE for more info at (858) 488-8316.
- Friends of Pacific Beach Elementary will hold its most recent meeting Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the PBE library.
- The NAMM John Lennon Education Bus arrives at Crown Point Junior Music Academy on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 1 and 2, wherein students will write, record and make a professional video. The academy is one of several hundred schools recognized by the NAMM Foundation Support Merit Award program and won this two-day residency program after submitting a one-minute video about "what makes music education great in my school.”
- Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy will be celebrating the Year of the Monkey with a community event on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome at the Barnard Campus, 2445 Fogg St.
Mission Bay Cluster
- The third annual Mission Bay Cluster Schools Fair and Schoolyard Dash Fundraiser is set for this Sunday, Jan. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at beautiful De Anza Cove. This event showcases the six public schools in Pacific Beach and raises money for the Pacific Beach secondary schools. See schoolyarddash.org.
The next Mission Bay Cluster meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Crown Point Junior Music Academy. Learn more about the Mission Bay Cluster of Pacific Beach Schools and see how you can be a part of this thriving school community.
There will be a performance by the CPJMA musicians; district updates by area Superintendent Kimie Lochtefeld and SDUSD Board of Education president Michael McQuary; and cluster updates, budget news, Schoolyard Dash and MB Cluster Fair recaps, Hoops Night, calendar, air conditioning and Cluster Congress.
There will be shared discussion about best practices and a last-minute push regarding marketing of the MB Cluster Schools ahead of the CHOICE deadline (Feb. 15).
Do you live outside Pacific Beach but are considering sending your kids to one of PB's great schools? Choice applications for San Diego Unified School District are due Feb. 15.
St. Paul's Lutheran
- Join St. Paul's Lutheran Preschool for breakfast and a concert by the BooHooCrew on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. This is a free event for kids and families. Free donuts will be provided by Lil' Orbits Donuts. St. Paul's is located at 1376 Felspar St. For more information, visit stpaulspb.com or call (858) 272-6282.