MHS ENEWS APRIL 2011 - A Publication of the Malibu High PTSA
Malibu High’s Monthly Online Newsletter
Letter from Principal Mark Kelly: BB CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN Dear MHS Students and Parents, It is with great excitement that I am writing to update you about Malibu High’s Measure BB campus improvement project. After several years of intense planning and preparation the process moved out of our hands into those of experts who review plans and ensure that we are holding ourselves to the highest standards of excellence. Currently, plans for our new construction and building modernization are being reviewed for approval by state and local officials. We expect to initiate aspects of the project starting this June and to be in full construction mode next year. We are elated that work is set to begin and that we are coming closer to having amazing new and updated facilities.
In 2006, the communities of Malibu and Santa Monica passed a $268 million facilities bond to fund construction and improvement project at schools in the District. The Board of Education allocated $33.5 million to Malibu High School to be used for new construction and building modernization.
New Administration Building, Library, Middle School
Measure BB Campus Improvement Project Scope • The existing library and administration building will be removed and replaced with a new building that will house a new library, three science labs, four general use classrooms, two computer labs, community room, new administration offices, outdoor green space and a new entrance to the campus. • The current middle school classroom building will be renovated and reconfigured to include two additional classrooms. The new and modernized classrooms will incorporate technology upgrades to match the District’s classroom technology standards. All middle school classrooms and laboratories will be centered at the new middle school commons. • The middle school quad will upgraded to a middle school commons with new plantings, grass, landscape seating and gathering spaces for students. • The high school quad will be transformed to a high school commons to include new plantings, grass, landscaped seating and central gathering space for hosting high school activities. The three relocatable classrooms currently located in the high school quad will be permanently removed. • A new 150-space parking lot will be built with entrance off Morning View Drive and adjacent to the main athletic field. A new security lighted ramp will provide access from the lot to the main campus. 
Dr. Mark Kelly’s PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE (cont’d) Continued from Page 1 • Drop-off and pick-up areas will be reconfigured. • The campus fire alarm system will be replaced with a completely new system. • The septic system will be upgraded. • Interior and exterior perimeter fencing will be installed or replaced. • The campus technology infrastructure has been upgraded, including wireless access for the site. A new fiber optic service to the campus will be installed.
the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and AIA. USGBC is the LEED organization dedicated to green building. Next Steps We are in the process of completing various reports and obtaining the necessary permits required for construction and modernization. These include an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Coastal Development Permit (CDP) and building permit from the Division of State Architect (DSA). These processes require us to partner with local and state officials by responding to their requests for information and fulfilling all expectations required to build and upgrade schools in California. Upon approval of these three major reports and permits, construction of the new library and administration building will begin. We anticipate that approval will be complete in January, 2012. However, prework on aspects of the project will begin this June, immediately after school ends.
Each item in the scope of the project is a wonderful enhancement to our campus and is included to accomplish several goals: • • • • • • •
Provide new and modern classrooms that integrate technology and equip students to succeed in the 21st Century classroom. Provide a strengthened identity for the middle school program through restructured campus circulation, buildings and open spaces. Enhance social interaction and learning through new and enhanced middle and high school commons. Improve campus security, facilitate access and enhance circulation. Increase on-campus parking options. Improve traffic flow through improved pick-up and drop-off lanes and increased parking. Contribute to healthier and safer learning environments through integration of sustainable design features.
In June, we will start work on replacing the fire alarm system. Work will take place after hours as not to interrupt instruction and other school activities. Evidence of the project will be minimal and done in a way that allows teachers and other staff to completely function in their classrooms and work settings. The fire alarm upgrade will run the full duration of the Measure BB program; the new system will be fully operational once new buildings and classroom modernization projects are complete. Our current fire alarm system will remain operational until the Measure BB project is finished.
Sustainable design features have been incorporated throughout the project and include integration of sustainable design principles, improved daylight, improved indoor air quality, natural ventilation, means for maximizing energy efficiency, reduced water use, an upgraded storm water management system and improved onsite waste water management. The project has been submitted to the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) for certification and has been designed to exceed their minimum criteria by 15%. CHPS certification is similar to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, customized for K – 12 educational projects.
In addition to initiating the fire alarm system upgrade, work will begin to prepare the campus for the new building construction and construction of the new parking lot. This preparation includes a soil remediation project involving the middle school quad and several other areas around campus. Visually, once started, this project will be the first that lets you see Measure BB at work. It is expected that shortly after the end of the school year, several areas of the campus will be fenced in and closed off. Access to some parts of the campus will be completely restricted or given limited access. We will operate our standard summer programs; however, entry points to needed rooms will differ from our current access points.
We proudly share that our project has received accolades for its design and inclusion of sustainable design principles. Our design was showcased on the cover of the fall 2010 issue of Learning by Design, which is an American School Board Association publication featuring innovation in educational design and excellence. Additionally, our project was recognized by the Pasadena/Foothill and Inland Empire chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with Citation for Design honors and an Award of Excellence, respectively. We also received an Award of Excellence from
To know that our Measure BB project is starting is wonderfully exciting. Teachers, counselors, parents, students, community members, administrators, architects and project managers have worked extremely hard to envision beautiful new buildings. We are thrilled to know that the work will begin shortly and our vision for new and modernized facilities will be fulfilled. Sincerely, Mark O. Kelly 
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Dr. Mark Kelly: El Mensaje del Director Estimados Padres y Estudiantes de MHS, Es con gran emoción que les escribo para ponerlos al día sobre el proyecto de remodelación financiado por la Medida BB de Malibu High School. Después de varios años de planeamiento y preparación intensiva el proceso paso de nuestras manos a las manos de expertos que revisaron los planes y aseguraron que estamos haciendo las cosas con los estándares más altos de excelencia. Actualmente, los planes para la construcción y modernización de edificios están siendo revisados para ser aprobados por los oficiales estatales y locales. Esperamos iniciar aspectos del proyecto a partir de este junio y estar completamente bajo construcción el próximo año. Estamos eufóricos de que el trabajo está programado para empezar y que estamos más cerca de tener instalaciones nuevas y modernizadas asombrantes.
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En el 2006, las comunidades de Malibu y Santa Mónica pasaron un bono de$268 millones para financiar la construcción y el mejoramiento de las instalaciones del Distrito. La Junta Directiva de Educación le asignó $33.5 millones a Malibu High School para ser usados para la construcción nueva y para modernización de edificios existentes. El Ámbito del Proyecto de Mejoramiento del Plantel de la Medida BB • La biblioteca existente y el edificio de administración serán removidos y remplazados con un edificio nuevo que alojará la biblioteca nueva, tres laboratorios científicos, un salón para la comunidad, oficinas nuevas de administración, espacio verde al aire libre, y una nueva entrada al plantel. • El edificio de secundaria actual será renovado y reconfigurado para incluir dos salones de clase adicionales. Los salones nuevos y modernizados incorporarán actualizaciones en tecnología para que concuerden con los estándares de tecnología en las clases del Distrito. Todos los salones de secundaria estarán centrados en la nueva área común de secundaria. • El patio cuadrangular de la secundaria será mejorado y convertido en una nueva área común para secundaria con plantas ornamentales nuevas, pasto, lugares para sentarse y para reunirse para los estudiantes. • El patio cuadrangular de la preparatoria será transformado en un área común para la preparatoria e incluirá plantas ornamentales nuevas, pasto, lugares para sentarse y un lugar centra para reunirse y para patrocinar actividades de preparatoria. Los salones de
clase portátiles en esa área serán removidos permanentemente. Un nuevo lote para estacionamiento de 150 espacios será construido en la entrada que está adjunta a la Morning View Drive y adjunto a la cancha de deportes principal. Una nueva rampa con alumbramiento de seguridad proveerá acceso del lote a la parte principal del plantel. Áreas para dejar y recoger serán reconfigurados. El sistema de alarma para incendios será remplazado por un sistema totalmente nuevo. El sistema séptico será actualizado. Se instalarán cercas del perímetro interior y exterior. La infraestructura tecnológica del plantel se ha actualizado, incluyendo acceso inalámbrico para el sitio. Un nuevo servicio de fibra óptica para el plantel será instalado.
Cada cosa en el ámbito del proyecto es un acrecentamiento maravilloso para nuestro plantel y está incluido para cumplir con varias metas: • Proveer salones de clase nuevos y modernos que integran la tecnología y equipan a los estudiantes para tener éxito en el salón de clase del Siglo 21. • Proveer una identidad más fuerte para el programa de la escuela secundaria por medio de un plantel reestructurado, circulación edificios y espacios abiertos. • Realzar la interacción social y el aprendizaje por medio de las áreas comunes para secundaria y preparatoria. • Mejorar seguridad en el plantel, facilitar acceso y realzar la circulación. • Aumentar las opciones para estacionamiento en el plantel. • Mejorar el flujo del tráfico por medio de mejores carriles para dejar y recoger y más estacionamiento. • Contribuir a ambientes de aprendizajes saludables y seguros por medio de la integración de características de diseño sostenibles. Las características sostenibles de diseño han sido incorporadas en todo el proyecto e incluye la integración de principios de diseño sostenibles, mejor alumbramiento, mejor cualidad de aire interior, ventilación natural, los medios para que la eficacia de la energía sea máxima, reducir el uso del agua, actualizar un sistema de manejar agua que proviene de la lluvia y un mejor sistema para manejar las aguas negras. El proyecto ha sido sometido al “Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)” (Colaborativa Para Escuelas de Alto Rendimiento) para certificación y ha sido diseñado para
exceder su criterio mínimo por 15%. La certificación CHPS es similar a la certificación de “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)” (Liderazgo en Energía y Diseño Ambiental), el cual es específicamente para proyectos educacionales de Kinder a 12º.
permiso de construcción de la División Estatal de Arquitectos (DSA). Estos procesos requieren que trabajemos con oficiales locales y estatales respondiendo a sus peticiones de información y cumpliendo con las expectativas requeridas para construir y actualizar las escuelas en California. Cuando lleguen estos Compartimos con orgullo que tres reportes principales y permisos, nuestro proyecto ha recibido la construcción de la nueva elogios por su diseño e inclusión de biblioteca y edificio administrativo principios de diseño sostenible. empezara. Anticipamos que la Nuestro diseño fue exhibido en la aprobación será completada en portada de la edición de otoño del enero del 2012. Sin embargo, 2010 de “Learning by Design” la trabajo preparatorio para el cual es una publicación de la Junta proyecto empezara este junio, Directiva de la Asociación Escolar inmediatamente al terminar la Americana reportando innovación escuela. en diseño educacional y excelencia. Adicionalmente, nuestro proyecto En junio, empezaremos a trabajar fue reconocido por las asociaciones en cambiar el sistema de alarma en de Pasaden/Foothill e Inland caso de incendios. El Trabajo se Empire del Instituto Americano de llevará a cabo después de las horas Arquitectos (AIA) con honor de de escuela para tratar de no Mención por Diseño y el Premio interrumpir la instrucción y otras por Excelencia, respectivamente. actividades escolares. Evidencia También recibimos el Premio de del proyecto será mínima y será Excelencia del Consejo de hecho de manera que permita que Construcción Verde de Estados los maestros y demás personal Unidos (USGBC) y AIA. El puedan funcionar completamente USGBC es la organización LEED en sus salones de clase y sitios de dedicada a la construcción verde. trabajo. La actualización de la alarma para incendios se extenderá durante la duración del programa de Próximos Pasos la Medida BB; el nuevo sistema Estamos en el proceso de completar estará en operación cuando los varios reportes y obteniendo proyectos de los edificios nuevos y permisos necesarios que son modernización de los salones de requeridos para construcción y clase se completen. Nuestro modernización. Esto incluye un sistema de alarma para incendio Reporte de Impacto al actual seguirá en operación hasta Medioambiente o (EIR), Permiso que se termine el proyecto de la del Desarrollo de la Costa (CDP) y Medida BB.
Adicionalmente al comienzo de la actualización del sistema de alarma, empezara el trabajo para preparar el plantel para la construcción de nuevos edificios y construcción del nuevo lote de estacionamiento. Esta preparación incluye un proyecto de reparación del terreno en el patio cuadrangular del la secundario y en varias otras áreas alrededor del plantel. Visualmente, habiendo empezado, este proyecto será el primero en dejarle ver la Medida BB en acción. Se espera que poco después del final del año escolar, varias áreas del plantel serán cercadas y cerradas. Acceso a algunas partes del plantel será completamente restringido o con acceso limitado. Llevaremos a cabo nuestros programas de verano regulares; sin embargo, los puntos de entrada a salones necesarios cambiaran de los puntos de entrada actuales. Saber que nuestro proyecto de la Medida BB va a empezar es maravillosamente emocionante. Maestros, consejeros, padres, estudiantes, miembros de la comunidad, administradores, arquitectos y supervisores de proyectos han trabajado extremadamente duro para imaginarse bellos edificios nuevos. Estamos felices de saber que el trabajo empezara muy pronto y que nuestra visión de instalaciones modernizadas se cumplirá. Atentamente, Mark O. Kelly Director
FROM THE PTA PRESIDENT WENDY SIDLEY
“To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education” Thomas Jefferson
Last year at this +me Measure A, the school parcel tax, was voted down. This was a real defeat for our schools. Luckily our community came together and over the summer we raised over 1.5 million dollars in the SOS (Save Our Schools) campaign. This money, in addi+on to some federal funds, helped bring back teachers who had received pink slips. It was an amazing feat, and thank you to all who par+cipated. In November, the City of Santa Monica passed Measures Y & YY. These measures are expected to bring in about 6 million dollars of addi+onal revenue to our school district. Star+ng April 1st for every dollar you spend in Santa Monica a por+on of it will go directly to our schools. So if you are deba+ng whether to shop in Santa Monica or over the hill, please go to Santa Monica. Your shopping dollars will directly beneﬁt the students in Malibu. The addi+onal $6 million dollars that our district will receive annually from Measure YY will certainly help, but with the state budget con+nuing to decline, we are looking at the same dire situa+on that we were in last year if certain taxes expire. If these taxes expire, class size will increase and music, art, and athle+c programs could be threatened. As of today, we do not know how this is going to play out in Sacramento, but it is essen+al that we stay informed and work to get these taxes extended. Hopefully, we will know more in the coming weeks and we will let you know how you can help. Have a great Spring Break! Wendy Sidley, MHS PTSA President
Middle School Parent Survey
SMMUSD is engaged in a mul0-‐year Middle School Ini0a0ve. A team of parents, teachers, staﬀ and administrators have created this survey to get addi0onal parent input about our middle schools. Your views about Middle School are important to us. Your responses on this survey will be treated with conﬁden0ality. The ﬁndings from the survey will be summarized and used to improve programs and prac0ces aimed at making sure our students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged academically. If you have more than one child in middle school, and your children's experiences have been quite diﬀerent, you may want to complete a survey for each child. If you prefer to complete the survey only once, please make your responses related to your oldest middle school child. For those who cannot access a computer, a paper version (in English and Spanish) is available in the main office. Paper copies are due Thursday, April 7 to the school oﬃce and on-‐line surveys need to be completed by Friday, April 15. We appreciate you taking 0me before then to take this survey. Follow the link below to begin the survey. Click here for the English version of the survey. Click here for the Spanish version of the survey.
DOZENS OF ACTS ENTERTAIN AS NEW MASQUE FORMAT DRAWS HUGE CROWDS You know Spring is here when the talented students of MHS take to the stage in MASQUE -‐ the all school talent show hosted by the Junior Class that raises money for the Prom. Each night showcased a different line-‐ up of singers, dancers, and instrumentalists. Attendees were able to purchase a three night pass in order to attend multiple nights at a bargain price. A very special and heartfelt thanks to Dana Fineman Photography for the exquisite photos of the event. (Photos continued on next page.)
DOZENS OF ACTS ENTERTAIN AS NEW MASQUE FORMAT DRAWS HUGE CROWDS The talk of the event was the Senior Act, a video that screened for the expectant crowd. In it, senior students parodied the fascina0ng rela0onships and ac0vi0es of the Malibu High Faculty and Staﬀ. Also causing a buzz was the Teacher Act in which our school’s musical faculty members jammed on stage to the delight of the crowd. Bill Bixler’s “on his knees” saxophone solo might go down in history as the sweetest moment of Saturday night. Ms. Yarber (bass), Mr. Ervin (keyboard), Mr. Wadsworth(guitar) and songstress Ms. Flohr added impressive musical talent to get the crowd on its feet.
HUNDREDS PARTY DOWN TO SUPPORT TSF! The Shark Fund would like to thank everyone who contributed in our February Phone Bank and partied the night away at our Spring Fundraiser -- The Night of 1,000 Parties! Tallies arenâ€™t final but over $25,000 was raised over the weekend with hundreds of Malibu High parents and students getting together for great events including a tennis party,Point Dume Club Cofee House, a Game Night, Wine Tasting, Beach Party and a Rockinâ€™ Party with the Roman Helmets. (pictured below) Other smaller parties as well contributed to a very successful fundraising Band members surround Deborah Allen and Veda Kaplan. From left to right: weekend. Special thanks Trip Young, Matt Beal, John Woolileary, Jon Miller, Chris Hanson, Shen Schulz, Erik Rondell. goes out to all our wonderful party hosts, planners, students and volunteers who made the weekend a rip-roaring success for everyone. We are truly grateful for your dedication and passion for our school and look forward to partying again with everyone next year! Start thinking about your idea for a party now. Now after all that, you STILL have not given to the Shark Fund this school year, it's not too late! Please consider doing so today. Next year is forecast to be especially rough one for State Funding. Malibu High will callupon the Shark Fund more than ever to pay for the many extra programs we have come to expect at Malibu High. Your school needs you! Donations support many critical programs (afterschool library, athletic trainer, science lab helper, science equipment, capital improvements NOT covered by state funding and most importantly our dedicated service organizations (PTSA, Athletic Booster Club and Arts Angels) We welcome donations of ANY denomination and are happy to answer any questions you have. Or visit our website at www.thesharkfund.org for more information. Anything more fun that parents cutting a rug?
Thank You Kindly and Go Sharks! 
Seniors Organize Japan Relief Benefit at Malibu Lumber Yard Two Malibu High School seniors, Max Gorelick and Jordan Seah were moved by the tragedy in Japan. Concerned, they decided to do something tangible. With the supporEve collaboraEon of several people and organizaEons they launched an event on Saturday, April 2, called "From Our Ocean to Theirs” -‐ a
APRIL 2, 2011 Joining Together and Jamming Together for Japan
Japan Relief Beneﬁt. Featuring Performances by Malibu High School Students: Max G., Jordan Seah, The James BurneR Band, Benjamin Krausner, Ren MarEnez and Sophie Galate.
Conﬁdent that the caring community of Malibu would come together and support them for a day of music, food and shopping, Max and Jordan invited the members of their hometown to send help across our ocean to the ocean of Japan. ParEcipaEng Stores AND SupporEng OrganizaEons:
ArEst Masha Kartavenkova Malibu High School Maxﬁeld Malibu Boys & Girls Club Kitson Malibu Intermix La Perla Chocolate Box Café Alice + Olivia Proceeds and donaEons went to the Real Medicine FoundaEon.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE ATTENDEES, MUSICIANS, VENDORS, VOLUNTEERS AND COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS.
STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
FEBRUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Front Row (L to R) JJ Beaman (6) Arlo Jensen (6) Amir-Ali Mahmoud (7) Cubbie Kile (7) Violet Finn (6) Conor Hunter (6) Jacob Cupp (8) Back row (L to R) Alissa Myer (12) Evelyn Alvarez (8) Madison Webster (10) Duke Conrad (9) Maddie Clarfield (11) and Jenna Rosen (6) are not pictured.
Street Fair to Raise Money for MHS Sister School in Africa. Vendors, Entertainment Encouraged to Sign Up Now to Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 12th at Malibu High from 11am-‐4pm! Last year, the Amnesty International Club of MHS raised over $2,000 to benefit our “Sister School” in Africa. This year’s organizers, Micaela Brookman and Alex Baum are looking to the community for support. Held at the Teacher’s Parking Lot in front of MHS, Brookman and Baum want to get the word out early so that people can offer goods and services. Perhaps you own a business and would like to sell your items? Are you a local service agency and want to get your word out? Or maybe you'd like to do some late spring cleaning and donate your goods to be sold at the fair? Maybe you have another cool idea on how you'd like to help support a great high school service club? 
CALIFORNIA REQUIRES KNEW WHOOPING COUGH VACCINE FOR 2011/2012 AB 354: The New 7th – 12th Grade California Immunization Law (California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch)
make it hard to breathe. It spreads easily when someone with the disease coughs or sneezes. Symptoms can last for months. Whooping cough is very dangerous for young babies.
What PARENTS Need To Know
When should my child get vaccinated? Now. A large number of students need a Tdap shot before the start of school next year. Avoid the rush and make sure your child can start school on time. Make an appointment for your incoming 7th – 12th grader to get a Tdap booster shot now. Children as young as 10 years old are recommended to get vaccinated with Tdap. This will protect them against the ongoing threat of whooping cough and will meet the Tdap school requirement for when they are in 7th grade. Keep documentation of your child’s Tdap booster shot in a safe place. Your child will need proof of immunization in order to start school.
What is the new Tdap requirement for 7th – 12th graders? Starting July 2011, a new law (AB 354) changes California immunization requirements for all students entering 7th-‐12th grades. The law requires: ! This upcoming school year (2011-‐2012), all students entering into 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (called “ Tdap”) before starting school. ! For the following school year (2012-‐13) and future school years, all students entering 7th grade only will need proof of a Tdap shot to start school. Do ALL 7th – 12th grade students need to get the “ Tdap” shot? Yes. For this coming school year (2011 – 2012 school year), all students going into 7th – 12th grades must have proof of having had the Tdap booster shot before starting school. This includes current students, new students and transfer students in both public and private schools. Beginning the year after (2012 – 2013 school year), the law will only affect 7th graders. Limited exemptions are allowed. What is Tdap? Tdap is a booster vaccine for older children, adolescents, and adults. It safely protects against 3 dangerous diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (also called pertussis).
What if my child has had whooping cough recently or in the past? Your child will still need a Tdap booster shot. Immunity developed after having whooping cough disease wears off, leaving your child at risk for getting whooping cough again. A Tdap booster shot is needed to both protect your child in the future and to meet the school requirement. Where can my child get vaccinated? Children should visit their regular doctor or health care provider to get their Tdap shot. Children 18 years old and younger who are uninsured or underinsured may qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program. To find a provider near you, call 1-‐877-‐243-‐8832 or visit: www.eziz.org/pages/vfc_locations2.html. Some local pharmacies and Health Departments may also offer the Tdap vaccine. What if my child does not have proof of a Tdap shot before school starts? He/She may not start school. Any student who does not have proof of getting a Tdap booster shot will not be allowed to start school until proof of immunization is given to the school.
Why was the Tdap requirement added? This new requirement will help protect your child and others in your school and community from whooping cough. Whooping cough is a serious disease that causes coughing fits that can last for months. It can be deadly for infants. In recent years, whooping cough has been increasing in the United States. In 2010, whooping cough was widespread in California.
Are immunization exemptions allowed under California law? The same exemptions for children entering kindergarten apply.
What are the diseases tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis)? ! Tetanus – (also called lockjaw) causes painful tightening of the muscles. It can lead to “locking” of the jaw so the person cannot open his/her mouth or swallow. ! Diphtheria – is a throat infection that can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure and death. ! Whooping cough – (also called pertussis) is a contagious disease that causes violent coughing fits that
Where can I go for more information? For more information, visit the California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch website at http://www.getimmunizedca.org. (This FAQ was edited down for length. For the entire article please go to www.smmusd.org and look under Health Services Tab.) 
Malibu High Asks Parents to Get Children’s Tdap Shots Before May 2.
The District has sent a blue form home to parents that requests proof of immuniza0on by May 2. This deadline hopes to spare the Administra0ve staﬀ hours of disrup0on on the ﬁrst day of school. Please contact your child’s doctor or call your local pharmacy for informa0on about the new vaccina0on requirement. If you do not have health insurance or your health insurance does not cover immuniza0ons, you may receive VFC vaccines at federally qualiﬁed health centers or local health department clinics. Children enrolled in the Healthy Families program (California’s Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are not VFC eligible.
7TH-12TH graders are now required to get a whooping cough shot before starting the 2011-2012 school year Call your doctor today
WHERE TO GET VACCINATIONS
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY APRIL 6, 2011
VFC Providers : Westside Family Health Center Phone: (310) 450-‐4773 1711 Ocean Park Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405 Venice Family Clinic Phone: (310) 664-‐7710 604 Rose Ave Venice, CA 90291
Venice Family Clinic-‐ SAMOHI Phone: (310) 395-‐3204 x71507 601 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
Les Kelly Family Health Center Phone: (310) 319-‐4700 1920 Colorado Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404 Venice Family Clinic Phone: (310) 664-‐7811 2509 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405 Venice Family Clinic Phone: (310)664-‐7981 905 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291
Conejo Valley Family Medical Center Conejo Free Clinic Phone: (805) 370-‐0600 Phone: (805) 379-‐1918 223 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd #102 80 Hillcrest Dr. #10 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Thousand Oaks, CA
On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 6:30pm, the Santa Monica-‐Malibu Uniﬁed School District will hold a regular board meeEng. Normally, board meeEngs occur on Thursdays during the school year; however, due to the districtwide Stairway of the Stars musical performance on April 7 and 8, the regular board meeEng was moved to Wednesday, April 6. The agenda is posted on the district website: hNp://www.smmusd.org/board/ meeEngs.html.
GRAPHAIDS IN AGOURA HILLS TO HOLD EXHIBIT OF ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS WORK Advanced Photography Students will be participating in an exhibit at Graphaids in Agoura. Their work will be on display for the month of April. Students that are participating: Drake Baglietto, Rebecca Banks, Taylor Bescoby, Emma Blackwood, Ryan Brown, Austin Daniels, Heather Dornblum, Triana Garcia, Alexandra Gilliams, Maggie Harrington, Emma Hertz, Katherine Jacobson, Erin Johnson, Carson Meyer, Ashley Peak, Jack Platner, Henry Philipson, Oliver Rene, Wendy Rodriguez, Madeline Rotman, Kyle Sandler, Jessica Sorce, Ethan Stockwell, Jacqueline Strum, Emily Thiessen, Ian Wilson, and Gillian Wooller.
Attention Parents and Students... The Ladies of the Attendance Office would like to kindly remind parents of the proper procedure for taking your child out for appointments and any early releases from school. 1. Send your child to school with a note on the day of the appointment. It needs to state the day, time and reason for the early departure as well as have your signature and phone number for confirmation. 2. Student should go to the Attendance Office before school to show the note report and get an official “readmit slip” so the school can accurately report the absence. 3. The student then shows the readmit to the teacher when it is time to leave class. 4. The next day, the student shows the readmit to the teachers to be allowed back to class. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO TEXT YOU FROM SCHOOL THAT THEY NEED TO COME HOME DUE TO ILLNESS. IT IS IMPORTANT THEY ASK TO SEE THE NURSE FIRST AND HAVE THE NURSE CALL YOU. Our nurses jobs are lying in the balance as we speak. Bypassing them in this process leads to the false and dangerous assumption that they are not essential in the operation of  our school. Thank you, The Attendance Office
JUNTAS DEL COMITE BILINGUE(ELAC) PARA EL ANO ESCOLAR Hola Padres de MHS, Les escribo para recordarles que cada primer jueves del mes es la Junta Bilingüe ELAC. Las juntas Bilingual son en español y Liaison, todos los padres Yalile Pieper están invitados. Acompáñenos e email@example.com infórmese sobre lo que está pasando en la escuela cada mes, y reciba información sobre diferentes temas interesantes. Siempre ofrecemos cuidado para los niños de edad de Kinder a 5º grado y cena para todos los estudiantes durante la junta. Ofrecemos un refrigerio liviano para los padres. Para preguntas o más información, favor de llamar a Yalile Pieper al 310-457-6801 ex. 74272
Cada PRIMER JUEVES DEL MES A LAS 5P.M.en JuanCabrillo ¡RESERVEN LA FECHA! Juntas Del Comité Bilingüe (ELAC) Para el Resto del Año Escolar 2011 Jueves 7 de abril 2011- Creando A Nuestros Hijos en Dos Culturas Parte 1 – Como los afecta- Con Lina Acosta Psicóloga Jueves 5 de mayo, 2011- Creando A Nuestros Hijos en Dos Culturas Parte 2 – Como los afecta- Con Lina Acosta Psicóloga Jueves 2 de junio 2011- Se Anunciará
Pongase en contacto con el medico de su hijo o llame a su farmacia local. Si usted no +ene seguro de salud o su seguro medico no cubre las vacunas, puede recibir las vacunas por el gobierno federal de VFC en los centros de salud caliﬁcados o las clinicas locales del departamento de salud. Los ninos inscritos en el programa Healthy Families (para ninos de California Health InsurancePlan) no son elegibles para VFC. Los proveedores de VFC:
Se requiere que todos los est S estudiantes ttudiantes de 7˚ a 12˚ grado obtengan la vacuna contra la tos ferina antes de comenzar el año escolar 2011-2012. ¡Llame a su doctor hoy mismo! VacunasyMiSalud.org
Westside Family Health Center Phone: (310) 450-‐4773 1711 Ocean Park Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
Les Kelly Family Health Center Phone: (310) 319-‐4700 1920 Colorado Ave Santa Monica, CA 90404
Venice Family Clinic Phone: (310) 664-‐7710 604 Rose Ave Venice, CA 90291
Venice Family Clinic Phone: (310) 664-‐7811 2509 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
Venice Family Clinic-‐ SAMOHI Phone: (310) 395-‐3204 x71507 601 Pico Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90405
Venice Family Clinic Phone: (310)664-‐7981 905 Venice Blvd Venice, CA 90291
Conejo Valley Family Medical Center Phone: (805) 370-‐0600 223 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd #102 Thousand Oaks,  CA 91360
Conejo Free Clinic Phone: (805) 379-‐1918 80 Hillcrest Dr. #102 Thousand Oaks, CA
College and Career Center News
The College and Career Center website is regularly updated so that it can remain a valuable resource for Malibu HS. Make sure to visit this website ofen and pay close agen0on to the CCC Calendar for important upcoming events like the ones highlighted below. If you have any ques0ons, please email Mrs. Chi at firstname.lastname@example.org
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF MALIBU SAT PREP CLASS AND MOCK SAT TEST 2011 HOW STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM CLASSROOM TEST PREP Work through practice questions
Time to learn and apply strategies
Get personalized feedback from Eureka Review Lessen test anxiety and build confidence
Charismatic, expert tutors
CLASSES AND MOCK TEST DATES Date Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 10 Aug. 11 Aug. 15 Aug. 16 Aug. 17 Aug. 18
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SPACE IS LIMITED! PRE-REGISTRATION MANDATORY Location:
Classes and SAT Mock Tests at the Malibu Boys and Girls Club
$199 for Club Members ($599 retail value) $250 for non-members Pay by credit card or check
Registration: Call Eureka Review 1 (877)463-8735
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“Make Believe” Special Sneak Preview Join the CLUB on Sunday April 10th for a special sneak preview of the film named Best Documentary at the L.A. Film Festival: “Make Believe”, an entertaining look at six of the world’s best young magicians (including Malibu’s Krystyn Lambert) as they travel to Las Vegas to compete for the title of World’s Best Teen Magician. Movie is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. We will be driving members from the CLUB to the screening at the Malibu Screening Room. Admission is $5 and a signed permission slip is required. Spring Break – CLUB Open April 11th to April 22nd Club will be open from 9:00am to 6:30pm B-Safe Driving School - Spring Break Is your teen ready to start driving? Mark your calendar for Driver’s Education and behind the wheel classes through B-Safe Driving School. Classes will begin April 11th to April 15th, from 10:00am - 3:00pm. SAT Prep Class & Mock SAT Test Eureka Review and Boys & Girls Club of Malibu are partnering up this summer to offer SAT Prep classes at the CLUB. Classroom test prep will take place from August 8th to August 18th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This will include two Mock Test days on August 9th and 16th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Fees are $199 for current CLUB members and $250 for non-members. Space is limited and pre-registration is mandatory so call Eureka Review at 1(877) 463-8735 to sign up! Power Hour A yearlong incentive based homework program where teens can receive tutoring use computers for homework and are encouraged to complete their homework to succeed! Members who participate regularly are invited to attend Power Hour parties where their educational accomplishments are acknowledged! Monday-Thursday from 3:20-4:30pm! Parent Co-op Parents and family members are encouraged to join and volunteer weekly, monthly or whatever your schedule allows. Get involved by sharing your expertise and resources and help build a sense of family at The Club. Most areas of expertise welcome; including arts and crafts, tutoring, maintenance, photography, free snack and Friday BBQ program, yoga, help with events and much more!
Please call Siugen Constanza or Mayra Herrera at 310.457.2582 should you have any questions regarding our programs. THE CLUB’S business hours are 9:30am-6:30pm. Interested in making a donation to the Malibu Foundation to help support Boys & Girls Club? Please call Kasey Earnest at 310-457-1400.
MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW Buy your 2010 - 2011 Middle School Yearbook today!Â Go to http://shop.jostens.com/yrbk_catalog.asp? cid=247686&pfid=2011010804313124361 to order online. Yearbooks are $40.00 so order your copy today.
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Ladies and Gentleman How we hate to be redundant. But we thought it worth mentioning again, as spring has firmly taken hold and the hot weather has been overwhelming us. Nevertheless, please do not send your children to school wearing see-through clothing, exposed undergarments, off the shoulder clothing without layered shirts, strapless tops and dresses, short shorts, midriff tops, sagging pants or clothing advertising alcohol, drugs or weapons. We continue to focus with laser beam precision on the MHS Dress Code in our efforts to maintain a welcoming and appropriate educational environment for every student at our school. You can help us avoid taking your child away from class time, if you monitor their clothing choices as they leave for school and check their backpacks for additional inappropriate clothing. Improper attire is a nuisance. Thank you! THE ADMINISTRATION
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH WITH MHSâ€™ ONLINE CALENDARS, DAILY BULLETIN AND NEWSLETTER School Calendar http://malibuhigh.org/news_calendar
College and Career Center Calendar http://malibuhigh.org/college_career_center_calendar Community Service Learning Calendar http://malibuhigh.org/community_service_learning_calendar Athletics Calendar http://malibuhigh.org/athletics Daily Bulletin and Newsletters http://malibuhigh.org/daily-bulletin KEEP UP TO DATE ON YOUR CHILDâ€™S HOMEWORK AND GRADES Pinnacle http://malibuhigh.org/academics_pinnacle Homework Links http://malibuhigh.org/about_us_directory_homework GET INVOLVED AND SUPPORT MHS Sign up for Scrip (Grocery Loyalty Program) You Buy Groceries MHS Gets $$$ http://malibuhigh.org/get-involved-scrip-program Donate to The Shark http://malibuhigh.org/get-involved-shark-fund
9th and 10th GRADERS! Don’t forget that your Freshman Seminar Research Paper or your Activism Project are to be completed this year. Contact your teacher for specific deadlines but be sure to make time to meet with Mrs. Ross-Neier for additional help with projects.
CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE! For info and updates on the CSL Program visit the CSL web pages on the MHS site under Student Life. On the site you’ll find information about the middle school and high school programs, the online reporting form, pictures of our SENIOR MEETINGS! students in action, NEW this year! All seniors must meet with Mrs. Ross- upcoming service Neier to discuss and develop their CSL plan for the opportunities and great year. All meetings must be completed by the end of organizations, January but this date has been extended to Feb. 11th! approved by the CSL Contact Mrs. Ross-Neier at email@example.com Office, where you can earn your hours (high SERVICE CLUBS school students). NEW this year!! School sponsored service clubs are now registered with the CSL Office. So what does that mean? Service Clubs are able to earn CSL hours for WE WANT YOUR their community work! With over 9 registered clubs, PHOTOS! high school students can join these clubs and start The CSL Office wants Bobbi Ross-Neier firstname.lastname@example.org serving. Listen to the school announcements for your photos for our meeting dates and times! website! Email photos of you completing your community service to Mrs. Ross-Neier at email@example.com
The Malibu High Enews is produced by the Malibu High School PTSA. Volunteer parents collect the information and compile it to send to every family on the first Monday of every month. If you would like a printed copy of the newsletter mailed to your home, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request your mailed copy. In the interest of saving energy, time and paper the newsletter committee is striving to change the way the school
communicates with parents. Contributors include: Mark Kelly, Wendy Sidley, Wendy Wax Gellis, The MHS PTSA, The Shark Fund, the MHS Counselors, Bobbi Ross Neier, The Boys and Girls Club, The College and Career Center, Arts Angels, The Athletic Booster Club and other individuals and organizations throughout our school community. A special thanks to Yalile Pieper for translating our Principal’s letter. Thank you for making this possible.
MHS ENEWS 30215 Morning View Drive Malibu, CA. 90265
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