Monday Message: October 16

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MONDAY MESSAGE October 16 , 2017





Construction updates from the district can be found here.  The url is On the MHS website, click About Us>Campus Modernization/Construction. There is an orange graphic link on the home page too.


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to everyone who contributed during Giving Week 2017. It was a big success with more than 135 individuals, families and businesses giving over $124,000 and a great start toward our yearly goal.   Many raffle prizes were given out and 2 Grand Prizes awarded.  Check your email to see the lucky recipients.

Also, in the spirit of the season, many thanks to everyone who volunteered and contributed so that all the special programs can continue for our students at Malibu Middle and High School.  If you haven’t seen it yet, watch this short video to see what your donations can provide:  featuring MHS students, teachers and parents filmed by the Shark TV team.

Thanks again!!

To contribute, please visit our secure donation site:


From the Attendance office - To all parents and  students:


When students are sick, they must report to the Nurse's office to check out. If the student does not go to the nurse's office and they end up leaving campus the school does not know that the student has left. The student is unaccounted for and the periods that are missed are marked as an unexcused absence.  Please wait to contact your parents after you have checked in with the nurse. This is our school protocol and policy.


THE GREAT SHAKEOUT - October 19, 2017: ALL


On October 19, 2017, our school will participate in the Great California ShakeOut - a State-wide earthquake drill. Everyone will practice how to drop, cover and hold on, and teachers will discuss the importance of earthquake preparedness with our students. This is the chance for us all to practice what to do during earthquakes to reduce potential injuries.

Earthquake preparedness is a responsibility of all Californians and we encourage you to also discuss earthquake readiness with your child and others at home.

2017-2018 Middle School Yearbooks on sale NOW: MIddle School

Order you MS Yearbook on or pick up an order form in the Main Office.  Order before February 1, 2018, for $35.00 ea. After that date the price goes up to $50.00 ea.  Order early and save!

If you want your student’s name stamped on the cover of the yearbook, place you order online or pick up an order form in the Main Office.  Orders must be received before January 20, 2018.

Parents of 8th graders, don’t miss this chance to place a dedication page for your student in their final yearbook for middle school.  Ads are $60.00 for ¼ page, $120.00 for ½ page and $200.00 for a full page.  You can create your own page using the website, download a page that you created or request that we make your page for you.  The deadline for a dedication page is March 1, 2018.  We must be strict about this deadline so that the book can be completed and submitted to the printers on time!


Middle School Dance - 6pm to 8pm: Middle School

Middle School Parents! Middle School ASB could use your help chaperoning the Halloween dance on Oct 20th (6pm-8pm) Please email Chris Neier at if you can help. thank you

Coffee House - 6pm -8pm: High School

Journalism will be hosting Coffee House in the amphitheater this Friday at 6pm.  Tryouts will be this Tuesday in Mrs. Stowell’s room at high school lunch.

Malibu's Got Talent - Sunday, October 22nd 3 pm - 7 pm: ALL

Save the date for "Malibu's Got Talent" Sunday, Oct. 22nd 3 pm - 7 pm hosted by Arts Angels at a private residence in Malibu.  Enjoy drinks, appetizers, entertainment and art exhibits by our talented MHS students.  All parents, students and supporters of MHS Visual and Performing Arts are invited.  Mark your calendars.  Look for details and invitation in next week's Monday Message.  For more information please contact


PTSA Presents a Parent Ed Event…  Every Fifteen Minutes…  Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 PM, MHS Auditorium: ALL

Please join us for this important event, where we will be screening Every Fifteen Minutes, filmed in 2015 at MHS, and featuring MHS parents and students.  Every Fifteen Minutes depicts a fatal car crash involving distracted teenage drivers and focuses on the aftermath of the accident, including legal proceedings and a student funeral.  Counselors and law enforcement officials will be present to discuss the presentation and take questions.  This event is relevant to everyone with a teenage driver in the house!  Parents from all grades are encouraged to attend and high school students are also welcome.  This is not suitable for middle schoolers.  Every Fifteen Minutes is usually presented in front of a live high school audience during school but the current construction project makes it impossible for us to facilitate that production this academic year.  Ideally, every high school student at MHS will see this production at least once before they graduate.  This is an important film and will hopefully stimulate lively discussion between parents and new drivers!

There will be a brief PTSA Association meeting at 6.30PM followed by the screening at 7PM.  Snacks will be provided by PTSA and we encourage you to come and see this excellent film for yourself.

Please contact Suzanne Gelbart with any questions at

Parent Education: ALL


  • NOVEMBER 8, Webster MPR 6:30pm Natural Remedies for Inattention, Anxiety, Depression, Hyperactivity, & Anger with Dr. Leah Matson, Michael Allen Moore & Kamakshi Hart, Psychotherapist / Child Psychotherapist

  • DECEMBER 13 PDMMS MPR 6:30pm Five Psychological Shifts You Can Make to Raise Exceptional Children with Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones, Family Psychologist

  • JANUARY 10, MHS Auditorium 6:30pm: Transformational Divorce & Co-Parenting: Raising Kids Together while Apart with Dr. Ayesha Madni, UCLA Research Scientist & Educational Psychologist

  • FEBRUARY 14, MHS Auditorium 6:30pm What Adults Need to Know About Bullying with Allison Balser, Parenting Coach

  • MARCH 14, MHS Auditorium 6:30pm Daily Rituals that Will Transform Your Life with Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones, Family Psychologist

  • APRIL 11, MHS Auditorium 6:30pm The Science of Finding Joy with Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones, Family Psychologist

  • MAY 9, Cabrillo MPR, 6:30pm Beyond Meditation: Evidence-Based Models to Help You Remain Calm and Peaceful‚Äč with Kamakshi Hart, Child Psychotherapist



As seniors start their final year in high school, there are a few things they will want to plan ahead for.  Many will be applying to colleges this Fall and that process can be overwhelming and stressful.  Students are encouraged to stop by the College and Career office to make an appointment for some assistance/support.

SAT Boot-Camp at MHS Spring: 3/3/18

Cost: Free for Goals for Graduation students

ACT Boot-Camp at MHS Fall: 10/21/17 - Spring: 2/3/18

Cost: Free for Goals for Graduation Students

2017-2018 SAT Dates (Remember you have to register about 1 month in advance!)

Fall Dates: Oct 7th, Nov 4th, Dec 2nd

Spring Dates: March 10th, May 5th, June 2


Please see Ms. Soloway if you have any Service Learning questions or need help navigating Naviance; additionally, Ms. Soloway can be reached at  Her office hours are:

  • Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm in room 101B. (same office as the College and Career Counselor).

Please check out the MHS Service Learning Calendar to find Service Learning opportunities.  There you will find events for each month that you can click on to find out all the details.  This calendar is regularly updated, so please use this handy tool and check it out!  Additionally, there is a Community Service Learning bulletin located outside in the Cafeteria area, where you will find posters, flyers, and other pertinent Service Learning information.  You can access the calendar by going to the MHS Website Homepage:



Come help prep and set up for the Teen Haunted Maze at the Malibu Bluffs Park on Thursday, October 19 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Then on Friday, October 20, from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, come be scary, help set up and break down for the actual Teen Haunted Maze and Movie event. You will need to register with the City of Malibu at For more information contact the City of Malibu 310-456-2489 x 363.

The Topanga Beach Cleanup is happening Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 18700 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Water, snacks, and clean up supplies will be provided. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes that you won't mind getting dirty or wet. Volunteers will receive a "Cleanup Crew" trucker hat and have a chance to win prizes during two cleanup games. If you are under 18, pick up a WAIVER form from the Service Learning office (room 101B) or in the Attendance office. For more information please visit

There will be an Arts Angels Meet and Greet event for parents at a private home in Pt. Dume on Sunday, October 22. Volunteers are needed for three shifts, but you can do more than one if you choose. The times are:

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Set up

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   - Party service

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Clean up

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, and to find out the address, please contact Ali Thonson at 310-489-6456 or email her at:

The first Baja Build is coming up October 27th and 28th. You can earn 24 hours of Community Service by participating in this event.  Please go to:  for more information and to register.

Standing on Stone (S.O.S) dinners happen every Thursday night at 6:00 pm at the Malibu Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Drive in Malibu. Help set up, serve food, and clean up weekly dinners for underprivileged people.

Come help set up, serve food, and clean up for Wednesday Night Dinners at the Malibu Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Drive. This is an ongoing event every Wednesday, so come alone or bring a friend or two anytime from 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm. For more information contact Kay Gabbard at

For more information contact: or call 818-288-5778, or see Ms. Soloway.

Every first Friday of each month (except for December, it will be the first Sunday), come volunteer at the Topanga Community Center to help serve dinner to The Sage Senior citizens. November 3, from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (or any part of this time frame) come help set up, prep food, serve food and beverages, socialize with Seniors, and help and clean up. Topanga Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Cyn. Blvd., Topanga 90290. For more information please contact: Karen Dannenbaum: 310-738-0100 or see Ms. Soloway.

Cars and Coffee is an ongoing event that happens every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at the Malibu Bluffs Park from 7:00 am - 10:00 am. Come volunteer to assist with directing cars in the parking lot, set-up, clean-up, and taking photos.  Please register with the City of Malibu at, or contact Katie Gallo at 310-317-1364.

Another ongoing opportunity is on Fridays from 10:00 am - 12: 00 pm at the Malibu Senior Center, Malibu City Hall, 23815 Stuart Ranch Road.  Volunteers will assist Seniors at the Computer Workshop. You may help participants with their laptop, tablet, phone, etc. Show Seniors how to download apps, create an email, send photos, etc.  Please register with the City of Malibu at, or for more information please call  Katie Gallo at 310-317-1364.


Earthquake Preparedness Day & The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill in Malibu – Oct. 19


Drop, Cover, and Hold On! Join the City of Malibu and your fellow community members at City Hall for the Great ShakeOut on Thursday, October 19 at 9:30 AM. As part of Malibu’s Earthquake Preparedness Day, we will join more than 36 million people around the world in the Great ShakeOut, the world’s largest simultaneous earthquake drill. At 9:30 AM, Malibu’s Public Safety Manager will explain the ShakeOut drill and offer information on earthquake preparedness. At exactly 10:19 AM, everyone in City Hall will Drop, Cover and Hold On for one minute. Earthquake preparedness information will be provided and earthquake supplies will be available for purchase. Learn what to do before, during and after an earthquake, and get your family or business prepared! For more information, please visit


Click here for the Great Shake Out Flyer: Shake Out Flyer




Tues, Oct 17

Girls Tennis



Home Game

Tues, Oct 17

Girls Volleyball


Santa Clara

Santa Clara

Thurs, Oct 19

Girls Volleyball


Bishop Diego

Home Game

Fri, Oct 20





Fri, Oct 20

Water Polo



Home Game

Wed, Oct 25

Water Polo




Fri, Oct 27



Santa Clara


Fri, Nov 3








Tuesday, October 17

Coffee with the counselors

Wednesday, October 18

Goals for Graduation

Thursday, October 19

Great ShakeOut - Earthquake Drill

Thursday, October 19

ELAC Meeting

Friday, October 20

Athletic Booster Club Meeting

Friday, October 20

Middle School Dance

Monday, October 23

CSF/CJSF Fall Membership Drive

Thursday, October 26

PTSA Association Meeting



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