Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools
Who we are: We are a Parent Teacher Organization for both Pacific Beach Middle School and Mission Bay High School, as well as a registered non-profit tax-exempt organization (501c3 education organization). Our board consists of teachers, principals and parents from both schools.
What we do: Our goal is to assist the school in the following ways:raise money for projects and programs, coordinate and fund enrichment opportunities for PBMS students, provide parent volunteers, help facilitate good communications, and plan events that encourage families to be connected as a school community.
How we help students and families: The FOPBSS/ PTO will communicate with you in a number of ways through the school year: “PTO Corner” in PBMS WAVE publication, PBMS Informational Marquee, PBMS web site, and flyers sent home via your student.
Sounds great, how can I join too? Please join our email list by sending a message with “Join the list” in the subject line email@example.com e-mailaddress. It’s a great way to stay intouch and keep informed!
When does the group meet? The board invites any parent or guardian of MBHS or PBMS students to attend monthly meetings.Come and find out first hand what’s happening at PBMS and how you can get involved. We meet alternately between PBMS and MBHS Media Centers. We are a welcoming group so come join us.
Who are the current officers?Kim Schoettle, President, firstname.lastname@example.org; Elkie Wills, Vice President (PBMS) email@example.com and Yolanda Kamhaus, Vice President (MBHS) firstname.lastname@example.org
- eScrip When you shop, our school earns money too.
- Contribution Drive: All donations to FOPBSS are greatly appreciated and tax deductible
eScrip fundraiser. escrip code number 141983371 for PBMS
What are some of the successful programs?
If you have not already heard the news – FOPBSS is making a decided difference at PBMS and MBHS and we are having fun doing it Below is a general list of our many proud accomplishments to share as we reflect on another fabulous year:
Pacific Beach Middle School:
Funded 100% of after school choir teacher
Purchased books, magazines and games to expand library inventory
Purchased math department curriculum enrichment flash cards.
Purchased animal parts for science class experiment
Funded Red Ribbon Week activities
Underwrote successful 4rd Annual Missoula Children's Theatre performance – Wizard of Oz
Purchased wireless handheld system to improve communication for PE department
Purchased student incentives for student participation in international service project
Hosted ice cream party to honor students who satisfied or exceeded community service requirements.
Contributed to funding of registration & travel fees for PBMS band competition in Orange County – Gold medal winners!
Provided $1000 grant to fund 7th Grade Catalina educational trip
Mission Bay High School:
Granted scholarships for 4 MBHS seniors – total scholarship$1500
Underwrote the choreographer for drama department production
Funded Marine Science Floating Lab $4,000
Purchased water polo equipment
Purchased shelving for IB English Department
Provided PE program with funds for student fitness incentives
Purchased classroom supplies for Art Department
Purchased IB enrichment material to support IB curriculum
Underwrote printing charges for multiple editions of “The Beachcomber”
Sponsored beautification of newly renovated alumni Vietnam Memorial
Paid for shipping for IB exams and papers
Purchased supplies for after school culinary program
Purchased supplies for French department curriculum enrichment
Underwrote transportation costs for AVID field trip
Supporting Good Will with Our Pacific Beach Secondary School Families, Community & Teachers
Pacific Beach Middle School:
Hosted Back to School Pasta Night
Invited all elementary school students in PB to audition for Missoula Theatre program to promote PB cluster unification.
Organized a campus clean ups/beautification event
Provided decorations and awards for promotion ceremonies
Mission Bay High School:
Provided refreshments for underclass and senior awards
Assisted with hosting first annual yearbook signing reception
Funded two mosaic art murals on music and drama department wall
Contributed to funding of historic logo mural on Grand Street
Purchased decorative trash cans to promote campus beautification
Hosted several Teacher Appreciation Luncheons and week long teacher appreciation celebration
Awarded Community Supporter of the Year 2009:
Mission Beach Woman’s Club
Coordinated Holiday Cookie Trays for teachers
Hosted Back To School lunches for teachers
Hosted summer Outdoor Movie night
Making $$$ (to pay for all this great stuff!!!)
Book fair fundraiser
Coordinated “Taste of North PB Fundraiser”community event to benefit PBMS and MBHS
Coordinated Contribution Drive
Continuation of Escrip Sign Up
Hosted successful “Blues by the Bay” silent auction
Coordinated “Family Nights” at local restaurants
Please join us this year! Our participation and impact on our schools grows every year. We invite you to be a part of our team of dedicated parents, principals and teachers enjoying the exciting opportunity to make a significant difference for our students.
Get involved with your child’s education and attend the upcoming FOPBSS meetings! Friends of PB Secondary Schools meet at 6:00 pm in the libraries, alternating between Pacific Beach Middle and Mission Bay High.