- On Dec. 7, the MBHS Music Program presents the Winter Concert at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. This performance will feature all ensembles, including the brand new full orchestra, and will have everything from holiday classics to jazz and salsa standards. The cost is $5 general admission, students/kids are free.
Pacific Beach Middle
- The PBMS annual Toy Drive is in full swing, with students bringing in new, unwrapped toys that will benefit less-fortunate children in San Diego. The classroom that collects the most toys between Nov. 13 and Dec. 1, will receive a day of fun and rides at Belmont Park.
- The winter concerts presented by the PBMS Music Department, led by award-winning music director John O'Donnell: the Strings Ensemble will perform 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, with the Concert Band performing 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Both performances are free to the public in the PBMS auditorium.
- PBE's annual Toy Drive will run through Dec. 1. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to your classroom to help less-fortunate kids.
- Enjoy a Friday night out, thanks to G3 Kids. On Friday, Dec. 1, G3 Kids' monthly Friday Night Out benefits Pacific Beach Elementary. Drop your kids off for gym time, pizza, games, a movie, and more from 6 to 10 p.m. and enjoy a night out. Cost is $29 per child or $50 per family and $10 from every participant goes directly to PBE. Visit g3kids.com to reserve your spot. While the kids are enjoying themselves, parents can head over to Backyard Kitchen and Tap, where that night 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the school.
- On Saturday, Dec. 9, Cool Creations is holding a kids night out from 5 to 8 p.m. For $30 ($50 for two siblings, $70 for three siblings), kids will paint a penguin mug, eat pizza, and play at the karate dojo, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Pacific Beach Elementary. Buy tickets by Dec. 1 at coolcreationspb.com.
- Kate Sessions is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. We create learning experiences and incorporate a global perspective along with a real-world application of concepts and skills. Sessions would like to congratulate November’s “I See IB” winners: Maggie Segura for caring, Emily Coakley for respect, Garrison Sartain for being principled, Jaxon Dunsford for cooperation and Beckett Wolfe for respect.
- On Nov. 17, Barnard students (above) performed “Peter and Wendy,” a light-hearted retelling of the J.M. Barrie classic “Peter Pan.” The musical production was arranged by Missoula Children’s Theater, a touring theater company that brings all the elements of a blockbuster show, including two directors, sets, costumes, and enough enthusiasm to make the grumpiest Neverland pirates smile, to schools throughout the country.
“Being in the play helped me learn how to talk on a stage in front of many people without being scared,” said fourth-grader Angelia C., who played the role of Mrs. Darling. “It was a good way to get confident and believe in yourself.”
After the sets were taken down on Friday night, the school returned to its normal focus on teaching its students the Chinese language and culture. “Peter and Wendy” is the fourth Missoula Children’s Theater show to be hosted at Barnard in the last two years.
These semi-annual productions have quickly become one of the Barnard community’s favorite traditions, and audition buzz has already infiltrated the classrooms for the next Missoula play in the spring, “Sherwood Forest – Robin Hood.”
Mission Bay Cluster
- The Schoolyard Dash 5K will take place Jan. 28 at De Anza Cove. Benefiting Mission Bay High and Pacific Beach Middle Schools, this event is a fun time for all students in the Mission Bay Cluster. Run or walk along Mission Bay and enjoy local music, delicious food, and vendor booths afterward. Form a team or sign up individually at schoolyarddash.org.