- Get into the holiday spirit and head over to the Mission Bay Music Winter Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. $5 admission. Students and children are free of charge
- Principal’s Coffee, 7:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20 in the MBHS Library.
Pacific Beach Middle
- Holiday music is in the air at PBMS. Led by music director John O'Donnell, the PBMS Strings Orchestra will perform 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, and the PBMS Band Orchestra will play 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19. Admission is free and the public is welcome to join in the fun.
Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary
- Barnard held its annual bandage drive in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month for the third consecutive year. More than 300 boxes of fun and colorful bandages were collected and delivered to Rady Children’s Hospital to help bring smiles to children undergoing cancer treatment. Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School students learn early on the value of community service and giving. Since the beginning of the school year, students have had several opportunities to give back to their community to help other children and families. Barnard’s student council is currently running a jacket and blanket drive to serve San Diego’s homeless population.
Girl Scout Troop 4461, the school’s fourth-grade troop, has teamed up with the Heart to Hands Food Drive, which has collected over 8600 pounds of food in the past six years. Both groups are asking their Barnard friends and families to open their closets and their pantries to support San Diegans in need.
“I love how Barnard really drives home the idea of thinking globally and acting locally,” said parent Tracie Kersten, who has children in fourth and first grades. “Being part of the Mandarin immersion program teaches our kids how to be global citizens, but opportunities like these teach them how to give back to the communities in which they live.”
Save the date! Feb. 23 is the Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools’ School Yard Dash 5K and 1-mile fun run. Start training now.