Monday Message: November 21


Malibu High School wants to express our sincere gratitude for the opportunity to work with your student's each and everyday.  During this Thanksgiving holiday, please know that we appreciate the support from our familes, the work, respect and positive attitudes from our students and this wonderful community we get to be a part of.  We hope all of you enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends and thank you again for all you do to make Malibu High a great place to be.



THANK YOU FOR GIVING DURING THE SHARK FUND ANNUAL "GIVING WEEK "


http://thesharkfund.org/givingweek.html

These funds are needed for this school year and will go directly toward:  

  • Arts Angels - Supporting Music,Visual, and Performing Arts
  • ABC (Athletic Booster Club) - Supporting all of our great Sports Teams 
  • Teacher & Student Support Services 
  • 21st Century Classrooms
  • STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • And so much more…

Thank you to those families who have already supported The Shark Fund.  For the rest, it's not too late to give!  Our goal is 100% participation at any level. 

Click here to view this brand new video featuring MHS students, teachers and parents filmed by the Shark TV team and produced by a generous Dad donating his editor’s skills and time: https://vimeo.com/189261616  


SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   



A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM SMMEF: ALL
This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for YOU! Every donor to the Ed Foundation is part of the team that makes our children’s education outstanding. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Ed Foundation!

THE TREE LOT OPENS: ALL
Support the Athletic Program at Malibu High School and bring the whole family to the MHS Tree Lot -- 100% of the profits benefit the athletic program at MHS! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, Rain or Shine from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Corner of PCH and Heathercliff/Emily Shane Way. Cash, Check and Visa, MasterCard & American Expres. HOME DELIVERY AVAILABLE. It’s that time of year—the grand opening of the Malibu High School Christmas tree lot! A tradition in Malibu, locals know they will find the best trees, wreaths and garlands at the lot. Join us under the big tent—get a great tree, decorations and Shark wear, and support the MHS athletic program with your holiday purchases!   Sign up to volunteer by clicking HERE.

LOST AND FOUND: ALL
All items in the Lost and Found will be donated prior to Thanksgiving Break.  If you are missing a jacket, bathing suit, towel, water bottle, etc. please check the Lost and Found in the next two weeks.

BUY A YEARBOOK: HIGH SCHOOL     
PRICES GO UP ON NOVEMBER 1! ORDER NOW!!  High School (Grades 9-12) yearbooks can be purchased by going to yearbooksforever.com. High School Yearbook recognition pages are sold out! Thank you for your support. 

BUY A YEARBOOK: MIDDLE SCHOOL 
2016-2017 Middle School Yearbooks on sale NOW!  Order your MS Yearbook on yearbooksforever.com or pick up an order form in the Main Office.
  

THIS WEEK AT MHS


CONSTITUTION TEST: GRADE 8
Students in grade 8 will take the annual Constitution test on Tuesday, November 22.  There will be an alternate schedule for grade 8 students only.  Students should ask Ms. Hoos any questions prior to Tuesday.

LAST SET OF PORTABLES ARRIVES: ALL
Thank you all for your patience as the portable classrooms have arrived and the utility work has continued.  The last set of portables (the library) will be arriving after school on Tuesday, November 22.  We will need the upper student lot and driveway cleared at 3:30pm.  That means all students with after school events, practices will need to be picked up/dropped off at the front of the school.

THANKSGIVING BREAK: ALL
Students will be dismissed at 12:35 on Wednesday, November 23rd.  There will be no school Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.  We all have a lot to be thankful for.  We hope you enjoy the holiday break with friends or family.  

THE TREE LOT OPENS: ALL
Support the Athletic Program at Malibu High School and bring the whole family to the MHS Tree Lot -- 100% of the profits benefit the athletic program at MHS! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, Rain or Shine from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Corner of PCH and Heathercliff/Emily Shane Way. Cash, Check and Visa, MasterCard & American Expres. HOME DELIVERY AVAILABLE. It’s that time of year—the grand opening of the Malibu High School Christmas tree lot! A tradition in Malibu, locals know they will find the best trees, wreaths and garlands at the lot. Join us under the big tent—get a great tree, decorations and Shark wear, and support the MHS athletic program with your holiday purchases! Sign up to volunteer by clicking HERE.

ARTS ANGELS MEETING: ALL
Please note that the Arts Angels meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2016 is now scheduled for November 29, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in the Library.  There will be no meeting on November 17th. We are sorry for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on November 29th!!  
  

PLAN AHEAD


SMMUSD BOARD MEETING: ALL
The SMMUSD Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016, at 7 pm in the district office board room. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss and/or take action on items that were postponed from the November 17, 2016, board meeting. The agenda for the special meeting is posted on the district’s website.

CHOIR CONCERT: ALL
The MHS Winter Choir Concert will be Thursday, December 1st at 7:00PM in the auditorium. We welcome everyone to come listen to the sounds of the season and enjoy our festive evening of singing.

ROPES COURSE FIELD TRIP: GRADE 7
The annual 7th grade flield trip to the Ropes Course at Camp Hess Kramer will take place on Wednesday, December 7th.  Permission slips and information will be sent home with your student.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Andino at mandino@smmusd.org.

BAND CONCERT: ALL
The MHS Winter Band Concert will be Thursday, December 8th at 7:00PM in the auditorium.

ORCHESTRA CONCERT: ALL
The MHS Orchestras will perform their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 in the MHS Auditorium.  This performance will include a wide variety of music and styles, from traditional orchestra music, to opera, and finishing with Michael Jackson!  Admission is free.  Our music students have been working really hard all semester; please join them for a great show!

WINTER BREAK/FINAL EXAMS: ALL
Please note that the last day of the fall semester is Friday, December 23rd.  Please plan your holiday vacations around the school calendar.  Final exams will be administered on Tuesday, December 20 (Perids 1 and 4), Wednesday December 21 (Periods 2 and 5), and Thursday December 22 (Periods 3 and 6) with a 12:35 dismissal time.  Friday December 23, all 6 classes will meet with a 12:35 dismissal time.  There will be no early finals.  Attendance on final exam days is extremely important! 


COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER NEWS



SERVICE LEARNING


ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS -  The Service Learning Office will be open for students Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and then again from 1:45 to 3:15 pm. Please see Ms. Soloway, or email her at bsoloway@smmusd.org, if you have any questions or ideas, or need ideas for Community Service learning opportunities.

THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY DINNER SERVING MALIBU DAY LABOR WORKERS AND PEOPLE IN NEED:   The 20th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner will take place at Malibu Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Drive, on Thursday November 24 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  If you would like to volunteer by helping to set up the day before Thanksgiving or serve food, drinks, and help clean up on Thanksgiving Day, please contact Janet at: yocheved57@aol.com or call: 310-435-6543.
If you would like to donate food, please contact Diane at: dianemalecha@gmail.com or call: 310-420-1910.  If you would like to donate toiletries & clothing, please contact Kay: kaygabbard@malibuumc.org or call: 310-924-5743.

GIVING FOR THANKSGIVING:  The annual collection of non-perishable (Thanksgiving dinner related) food items for families in need within our local Malibu schools food drive is in full swing! Please bring your items to the MHS Main Office collection box. Tax-deductible donations may also be made to Malibu Relief, P.O. Box 901 Malibu, Ca. 90265. $30.00 provides a complete dinner for one family.  Distribution of the collected items will take place on November 21st at the Boys and Girls Club.



COMMUNITY NEWS

POSITIVE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH CHILDREN WORKSHOP: Will take place on Monday the 21st from 8:15-10:15at Juan Cabrillo Elementary. It is free for all Malibu PTA Members, Boys and Girls Club Staff, Malibu Teachers & School Staff and we are asking for a donation of any kind for those who don’t fall into those categories. Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones, psychologist, will share pivotal research and strategies including research from Psychologists Carol Dweck, Marshall Rosenberg and Daniel Siegel that create meaningful and effective communication that works! Also information on the latest science of effective communication. Great for parenting and marriage alike! 


ATHLETICS INFORMATION

UPCOMING HOME GAMES: ALL 

NOV 22
Girls Water Polo vs. Oxnard
Var 3:15pm, JV 4:15pm
  more games


SCHOOL CALENDAR

   Tuesday, November 22
   Constitution Test - 8th Grade
   Wednesday, November 23
   Minimum Day
   Wednesday, November 23    No Block Schedule
   Thursday, November 24 -
   Thanksgiving Break
        Friday, November 25
   
   Friday, November 25
   The Tree Lot is Open!
   Tuesday, November 29
   Arts Angels Meeting
   Thursday, December 1
   Choir Concert
   Saturday, December 3    SAT Test Date (not at MHS)
   Thursday, December 8
   ELAC Meeting
   Thursday, December 8
   9th Grade College Information Night
   Thursday, December 8
   Band Concert
   Saturday, December 10
   ACT Test Date (not at MHS)
   Thursday, December 8
   Orchestra Concert
   Friday, December 9
   Athletic Booster Club Meeting
   Tuesday, December 20 -
   Minimum Day
        Thursday, December 22
   
   Tuesday, December 20
   Coffee with the Counselors
   Tuesday, December 20
   Fall Finals 1 & 4
   Wednesday, December 21
   Fall Finals 2 & 5
   Thursday, December 22
   Fall Finals 3 & 6
   Friday, December 23
   End of the Semester
   Monday, December 26 -
   Winter Break
        Friday, January 6    
   Monday, January 9
   No School - Pupil Free Day
   Tuesday, January 10
   2nd Semester Begins
       

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