MHS ENEWS October 2010 - A Publication of the Malibu High PTSA
Malibu Highâ€™s Monthly Online Newsletter
PAT BENATAR AND NEIL GIRALDO ROCK THE CANYON CLUB TO
RAISE MONEY FOR SAVE OUR SCHOOLS CAMPAIGN.
Save Our Schools Campaign Raises 1.6 Million to Dollars to Restore Teacher Positions after Huge Budget Cuts. When news spread that the district was due to cut over 70 positions due to drastic state budget cuts in education, parents from all over the district started the Save Our Schools Campaign to do what they could to fill the huge budget hole. Not content to let libraries and music classes close this fall, local parents and International Rock Stars Pat Benatar and Neil
Giraldo gave the gift of music to contribute their part to the fundraising effort. On September 10 and 11, Benatar and Giraldo entertained parents and community members with songs from the past and songs from today. The event was widely praised for the positive spirit and incredible music the night provided to many happy concert goers.
Jodi Plaia, Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Amy Loch and Bridget Leonard
Neil Giraldo takes center stage.
Benatar and Giraldo flank Save Our Schools Chair, Linda Gross and with School Board Member, Ralph Mechur.
PRINCIPALâ€™S LETTER October 6, 2010 Dear Parents, We have had a successful first month of school and we are settled into the routines of the school year. After several years away from teaching, I am back in the classroom teaching mathematics. I start my day teaching precalculus first period. My students are terrific and they keep me grounded in my responsibility to give them the high quality education they deserve. In many ways, I am still trying to get my teaching flow back, but I have to say my students are wonderful and challenge me every day. I enter class thinking I am going to impart my wisdom and they push back forcing me to think deeply about the mathematics. Today, Anna Leah convinced me that she answered one of the quiz questions correctly and I was wrong, Sarah gave me a discerning look unconvinced by my answer to her question and Jordan debated with me that his answer to a bonus question was grounded in sound logic. With Jordan, I remained unconvinced and told him I needed to sleep on it (a slick way to get out of a sticky situation). Tomorrow, I have to concede to him that he was right. I love it that my students are invested in their work and, at times, forcefully engage in the push-and-pull of ideas. This is what the classroom learning dynamic is all about. Even with all the great teaching and learning going on at Malibu High, I find myself troubled by the recent rash of teen suicides. The names, Seth Walsh (13), Asher Brown (13), Billy Lucas (15), Cody Barker (17), Tyler Clementi (18), and Raymond
Chase (19) are on my mind. In less than one monthâ€™s time, six teen suicides are shocking. It has been reported that each was gay or was perceived to be gay. We also know that each experienced bullying and torment because of what others believed to be true of their sexuality. I do not know these young men; I only feel for what has been reported about what they have endured. No person â€“ child, teenager, or adult, should have to endure the harsh words and insults of others. No one should be diminished by their peers. Personally, I wrestle with the challenges of confronting bullying behavior. I truly believe in the goodness of each student at Malibu High; however, I also know that each is capable of showing a darker side. As I think about the tragic loss of these teenagers, I wonder about how to curb troubling behavior. Is the correct step to be harsh and administer hammer-like consequence in the hope that fear of future reprisal will change behavior? Or, is it best to respond to inappropriate behaviors by rationally unpacking what has been done so the student understands the effects of his or her actions? I know that the first may be required. I also know the second is necessary, but is hard. I find it difficult to comprehend how these young people opted for death over life because living had become so intolerable. I know that bullying behavior emerges from fear, ignorance, a desire to fit in and self-preservation. Ending bullying behavior requires expanding knowledge and teaching young people that values of respect, care, compassion and accepting that others differ from us should bring us together and not tear us apart. 
OCTOBER These tragic losses leave me thinking deeply about how we think about fostering a school climate of tolerance and respect. I have asked our teachers to listen and to watch for bullying behaviors. I am asking them to intervene when hearing hurtful remarks directed at students and asking them to refer students to administrators when behavior rises to the level of disciplinary infractions. As parents, my appeal to you is to listen to us when we call you because we believe your son or daughter is the aggressor or the student antagonizing others. We are seeking your assistance and support in helping us to stop bullying behaviors. Know that we are not judging your sons or daughters; we are responding to what we believe they have done. I believe that all of our students our good; I also know that they, at times, do wrong. Finally, we ask that you let us know if your student is experiencing bullying. Contact a teacher, counselor or administrator. Encourage your students to speak with adults on campus to let them know what is occurring. Each student should have at least one adult that he or she can speak to when experiencing troubles at school. Schools are social places with all the dynamics that come with human engagement. To address inappropriate behaviors, we need to know what they are and who is doing them. Parents, teachers, counselors, staff and administrators must work together to help our young people be respectful and tolerant. We need to teach them to be students who are invested in the well-being of their peers. Respectfully, Mark O. Kelly
MESAJE DEL DIRECTOR
Hemos tenido un primer mes de escuela exitoso y nos hemos acomodado en las rutinas del año escolar. Después de varios años de no enseñar, estoy de nuevo en la clase enseñando matemáticas. Empiezo mi día enseñando una clase de precálculo el primer periodo. Mis alumnos son estupendos y me mantienen con los pies en la tierra en mi responsabilidad de darles la educación de alta calidad que ellos se merecen. En muchos sentidos aun estoy tratando de volver a la costumbre de enseñar, pero tengo que decir que mis alumnos son maravillosos y me retan todos los días. Entro a la clase creyendo que les voy a impartir mi sabiduría y ellos me retan forzándome a pensar profundamente sobre las matemáticas. Hoy, Anna Leah me convenció que ella contesto una de las preguntas de la prueba correctamente y que el equivocado fui yo, Sarah me miro con una mirada de discernimiento que me dio a entender que no estaba convencida con mi repuesta y Jordan tuvo un debate conmigo diciendo que su respuesta a una pregunta de crédito adicional estaba basada en la lógica. Jordan no me convenció y le dije que necesitaba pensarlo esa noche (un truco para salir de una situación pegajosa). Mañana, tengo que admitirle que el tenía razón. Me encanta que mis alumnos están invertidos en su trabajo y hay momentos en que ellos forzosamente participan en un jale y empuje de ideas. De esto se trata la dinámica de aprendizaje de la clase. Aun con toda la enseñanza y aprendizaje estupendo que se lleva a cabo en Malibu High, me encuentro preocupado por la erupción reciente de suicidios entre adolescentes. Los nombres Seth Walsh (13 años), Asher Brown (13 años), Billy Lucas (15 años), Cody Barker (17 años), Tyler Clementi (18 años), y Raymond Chase (19 años) estan en mi mente. En menos de un mes, seis suicidios de adolescentes es alarmante. Se ha
reportado que cada uno era homosexual o percibido como homosexual. También sabemos que cada uno fue acosado y atormentado por lo que los demás pensaron cierto sobre su sexualidad. No conozco a estos muchachos jóvenes; solo siento tristeza por lo que ha sido reportado sobre lo que tuvieron que aguantar. Ninguna persona- niño, adolescente, o adulto, debería de tener que aguantar palabras groseras e insultos de otros. Nadie debe de ser disminuido por sus compañeros. Personalmente, batallo con los desafíos en enfrentar el comportamiento acosador. Realmente creo en la bondad de cada estudiante en Malibu High; sin embargo, también se que cada uno tiene la capacidad de mostrar un lado mas obscuro. Al pensar en la perdida trágica de estos adolescentes, me pregunto de qué manera se puede frenar el comportamiento preocupante. ¿Será que el paso correcto es ser severo y administrar consecuencias como quien usa un martillo con la esperanza de que el temor de consecuencias futuras cambie el comportamiento? ¿O será mejor responder a comportamientos inapropiados desempacando racionalmente lo que se ha hecho para que el estudiante entienda los efectos de sus actos? Se que la primera opción puede ser requerida. También se que la segunda es necesaria, pero difícil. Me parece difícil entender como estos jóvenes optaron por la muerte en vez de la vida por que el vivir se había convertido insoportable. Se que el comportamiento acosador sale del temor, la ignorancia, el deseo de ser parte del grupo y la preservación propia. El eliminar el comportamiento acosador requiere la expansión del conocimiento y el enseñarles a los jóvenes que los valores del respeto, la bondad, compasión y el aceptar que otros son diferentes que nosotros nos deben de unir en vez de separarnos.
OCTUBRE Estas perdidas trágicas me han dejado pensando profundamente sobre como pensamos en fomentar un clima escolar de tolerancia y respeto. Les he pedido a nuestros maestros que estén al tanto de comportamientos acosadores. Les estoy pidiendo que intervengan cuando escuchan comentarios crueles dirigidos hacia estudiantes y que refieran a los estudiantes a los administradores cuando el comportamiento sube a un nivel de infracciones disciplinarias. Como padres, mi petición es que nos escuchen cuando los llamamos por que creemos que su hijo/a es el agresor o el estudiante que esta hostigando a otros. Estamos buscando su ayuda y apoyo en ayudarnos a ponerle un freno a los comportamientos acosadores. Sepan que no estamos juzgando a sus hijos e hijas; estamos respondiendo a lo que creemos que han hecho. Creo que todos nuestros estudiantes son buenos; también se que ellos, a veces, hacen el mal. Finalmente, les pedimos que nos dejen saber si su estudiante esta siendo acosado. Contacte a un maestro, consejero o administrador. Anime a sus estudiantes que hablen con adultos en la escuela para dejarles saber lo que esta ocurriendo. Cada estudiante debe de tener por lo menos un adulto a quien el o ella puede acudir para hablar con ellos cuando estan pasando por problemas en la escuela. Las escuelas son lugares sociales con todas las dinámicas que vienen con la participación humana. Para poder corregir los comportamientos inapropiados, tenemos que saber que son y quien los esta haciendo. Padres, maestros, consejeros, empleados y administradores tienen que trabajar juntos para ayudar a nuestros jóvenes a ser respetuosos y tolerantes. Necesitamos enseñarles a ser estudiantes que estan invertidos en el bien estar de sus compañeros. Respetuosamente, Mark O. Kelly Director
Auctioneer Par Excellance Vince Van Patten and Malibu Raquet Club GM, Trey Waltke.
Trophy Winners at last year’s event.
FALL FUNDRAISER NOVEMBER 7
“IT’S 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE..” COCKTAILS, HORS D’OEVRES, AUCTION! See what’s on the auction block at www.malibuhighauction.com
From WENDY SIDLEY, The President of the Malibu High PTSA Dear Parents, Teachers and Students, I hope this finds you settling nicely into the new school year. The first few weeks of school have gone very smoothly, and it was so great to meet the teachers at Back to School Night. The PTSA is busy gearing up for our only fundraiser of the year, The Seaside Tennis Classic. For 27 years we have had this event on a Thursday, but this year we are changing it up. We want to include as many people as we can, so on Sunday, November 7th we will be hosting our 28th Annual PTSA Fall Fundraiser: “It’s 5‘Oclock Somewhere!”. Don’ let the tennis component scare you away. We welcome you to skip the tennis and join us for cocktails, appetizers by The Godmother of Malibu, and a silent and live auction at the Malibu Racquet Club. But if you do play, please join us for a fun afternoon of tennis. You can arrange a court with 8 friends, or find a partner and we will put you on a court with players of a similar level. We typically have a boutique at this event, but this year we will be having the boutique on Friday, November 5th in the Old Gym at Malibu High. If you would like to make a donation to the auction, or help in anyway, please join us as we meet on Thursdays at 8:15am in the MHS library, or contact Sandy Thacker at email@example.com. Look for the invitation, which will arrive via email, in the coming week or look at our website for more information www.malibuhigh.org I would also like to invite you to our next PTSA Association Meeting. On October 28th at 3:15pm we will have our annual meeting with the teachers and staff. It is a great opportunity to interact with some of the teachers and staff at Malibu High. Put it in your calendar now! Get involved at Malibu High. We still need volunteers to complete many different tasks at MHS, so check out our website at www.malibuhigh.org to find out what is needed and who to contact, or contact Kathryn Ibarra at 310 456 9476 or firstname.lastname@example.org. And finally, don’t forget to make your contribution to The Shark Fund. The PTSA, Arts Angels, and the Athletic Booster Club are all financially supported by The Shark Fund. Your contribution is an essential investment in the success of your child and all of the other students at Malibu High School. Please support your child by supporting The Shark Fund. Wendy Sidley PTSA President email@example.com 
Event Organizer Sandy Thacker and Michele Jackson.
YEARBOOK DEADLINES LOOM FOR SENIORS Yearbooks available for purchase online NOW. Senior portraits and senior pages must be turned in by deadlines.
SENIOR BABY PICTURES DUE BY OCTOBER 8
HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS for all students are on sale NOW at www.smart-pay.com or by phone at 800/853-1337. Each school year, MHS orders exactly the number of books purchased on-line. Sometimes the publishing company sends a few additional books to sell, but it is never guaranteed. Any student or family that wants a yearbook must order the 2010/11 book NOW to be sure to receive a book in June. Deadlines for Senior Baby Pictures - OCTOBER 8 •Baby pictures should be turned in with a stamped self addressed envelope if you want it returned •Your name should be on the back of the photo •Photo can be any size from wallet to 8x10 • We can not guarantee your photo will be published if received after the 8th.) Senior Portraits • If you haven’t already done so, please arrange immediately with Whites Studios to get your portrait taken. • Whites Studios 818-752-7780, 818-752-7784, appointments can be made on-line: www.whitesstudios.com/malibu • When you receive your proofs, do not delay in getting approval to Whites or Whites will choose your portrait for you.
• If you don’t want to purchase a portrait package, the sitting fee for the yearbook portrait is approximately $20. Headshot Quotes • The quotes under your Senior portrait should be quotes from songs or poetry. They should not be messages to your friends. (The Journalism Dept will contact you later this year for the quotes in the back of the book) • Quotes are due by November 2nd. • Quotes are to be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org • We will ONLY accept quotes that are emailed to us by the deadline of November 2nd. (Anything received after the 2nd will not be guaranteed.) • There is a 125-character limit for the quotes, you must include who is being quoted. Quotes can be omitted if they are inappropriate. • When emailing, please put your last name in the subject line. Advertising Pages • Pages are limited, you must see either a yearbook student or Mrs. Bowman-Smith to purchase space • Full page is $300, half page is $160, quarter page is $85, and eighth page is $50 • Questions can be directed by email to email@example.com 
FROM THE COUNSELORS:
Luke Sferra firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Dahm email@example.com
Liz Cowgill firstname.lastname@example.org
CSF/CJSF Fall Semester Membership Drive
Malibu High School’s honor societies will have their fall membership drive the week of October 18th during lunch. The fall drive is available to all 8th – 12th graders who qualified with outstanding grades (mostly A’s) during the 2nd semester of school last year. 8th and 9th grade qualifiers are posted outside of Mrs. Cowgill’s office. High-schoolers need to see their counselor during lunch the week of October 18th. Dues are $5.00 for every semester a student qualifies. Please see your child’s school counselor with any questions. Liz Cowgill 8th & 9th grade Counselor Luke Sferra High School Counselor A – K Katie Dahm High School Counselor L – Z
PSAT Wednesday, October 13 for all 10th & 11th Grade Students (8:00am-11:15am) On Wednesday, October 13, all 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT during periods 1-‐3. The fee is $25 in order for them to receive their scores. Payment is due by Monday, October 11 to Mary Slawter (located in the student store, or money can be placed in her mailbox in the main oﬃce). Checks are made payable to MHS, and be sure to write student’s ﬁrst and last name and ID# on the checks in the memo secSon! Cash is accepted in a sealed envelope with name and ID# wriUen on the outside. All sophomores report to the upper gym at 7:50 and all juniors report to the lower gym at 7:50 on 10/13 for tesSng. Roll will be taken – test starts at 8:00 sharp! Bring #2 pencils and a snack.
Thank you so much for being wonderful, Katie Dahm and the MHS Counselors 
Starts September 30th and meets every other Thursday @ 3:15 pm! Late sign ups are accepted.
Our Mission is to significantly enhance the lives of youth to fulfill their potential as caring, productive contributing citizens. For more information go to malibuyouth.org CLUB Stay Lates Is your teen bored on Friday nights? The CLUB will be open late on October 1st for a Drive-In Movie Night @ Bluffs Park. Movie begins at 6:00 pm and we will be back at the CLUB by 8:00 pm and will remain open until 9:00 pm. Admission is free when you bring 3 canned food items. Stay Late – Scary Movie Night If you love scary movies then this is for you! The CLUB will remain open from 6:30pm to 9:00pm on Friday October 22nd. Chiva USA Game Day Experience Teens will get to participate in the Parade of Champions and get field-level access before the Chivas USA vs Toronto FC Game at the Home Depot Center. Game Day is October 9th from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. Cost in only $10. Permission slips are available at The CLUB, spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Torch Club A yearlong leadership and service club for teen’s 6th-8th grade. Members learn to elect officers and work together to implement community service projects at The CLUB, MHS, and community.
SMART Girls For 6th & 7th grade girls designed to develop healthy attitudes, lifestyles, build relationships with peers and gain confidence. Begins October 5th and meets every Tuesday @ 3:15 pm! Join us for our first meeting where we will have Miss Malibu as a guest speaker. SMART Girls enrollment will close after the second meeting. Green Teens An environmental based team for middle school and high school teens with project initiatives to save the ‘bu. Green Teens also partner with MHS’s ‘The environmental Club’. Our first meeting is October 7th and meets every other Thursday @3:15 pm! Late sign ups are accepted. Goals for Graduation Introduces academic goal setting to CLUB members by linking their future aspirations with concrete actions today. An encouraging recognition strategy buoys members as their successes are recognized and supported at every step of their journey. Join us for our first session on October 18th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, we will be hosting guest speakers from Bank of America. Man Up! For 6th-12th grade boys designed to provide guidance and mentorship. Topics include cultural and social pressures, aggression, bullying, and healthy life choices. Begins October 27th for 6th - 8th grade and meets every Wednesday @ 3:15pm! Begins October 28th for 9th - 12th grade and meets every other Wednesday @ 3:15pm! Man Up! Enrollment will close after second meeting.
Triple Play Promotes fitness through fun, engaging and competitive intramural sports and recreational activities that also emphasize teamwork and sportsmanship. Sports include basketball, football, soccer, ping-pong, fooseball, pool, and many more! Next session is October 1st @ 1:00 pm and is every following Friday. 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. To make a donation to the Boys & Girls Club please call Chief Professional Officer, Kasey Earnest at 310-457-1400.
OCTOBER 21 PTA MEETING
MEET THE TEACHERS!! 3:15PM THursday, LIBRARY Every Year the PTA hosts an after school meeting with a light dinner where the parents can meet some of Malibu High’s wonderful faculty and staff. If you are new to Malibu High or just want to catch up with how Malibu High is taking on the challenge of teaching our children with exciting and valuable curriculum. Discuss homework, communication and other hot topics in a great forum for ideas.
Malibu High School ASB (Associated Student Body) & the Malibu High School PTSA present
SMMUSD School Board Candidates Forum
Tuesday, October 12th 7:00 pm Malibu High School Auditorium
Moderated by: Davis Thacker and Caroline Kaufman - Co-Editors of The Current Hear candidates’ views on Education and issues that impact Malibu and local schools. · Free and open to the public.
Santa Monica-Malibu School Board Candidates
Chris Bley Patrick Cady Oscar de la Torre Laurie Lieberman Ralph Mechur Nimish Patel Barry Snell Jake Wachtel 
PTA REFLECTIONS CONTEST 2010 THEME: “TOGETHER WE CAN...”
REFLECTIONS DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES OCTOBER 22, 2010 2010–2011 Theme: “Together We Can”
Deadline for entries is October 22, 2010. All entries can be turned in Are you looking for a way to the submission box in to express yourself and the MHS library. show others your talent as a photographer, visual Rules & Entry Forms artist, writer, composer, All students must adhere choreographer, or film to the General Student producer? Participation Rules as well as the rules for their specific arts area. All forms and guidelines can be viewed and downloaded using the links at http:// Use this theme as a www.malibuhigh.org/ jumping off point for your AnnouncementRetrieve.a imagination! Then create spx?ID=55926. an original piece of artwork in one of six Hard copies are also categories: available in the main • Musical office. Composition For more information, visit • Dance http:// Choreography www.ptareflections.org/ or • Film Production contact Debbie Barlow, our • Literature MHS PTSA Reflections Chair. • Visual Arts • Photography Participate in PTA's Reflections Program The 2010-11 theme is "Together We Can"
Piece from Past Reflections Contestant
Piece from Mr. Hacker’s Middle School Monster Project.
Express your thoughts and creativity and earn recognition.
JUNTAS DEL COMITE BILINGUE(ELAC) PARA EL ANO ESCOLAR 2010/2011 Las juntas para este año se han cambiado de nuevo para Jueves 3 de febrero 2011-La Intimidación Cada PRIMER JUEVES DEL MES A LAS en la Escuela 5P.M.en JuanCabrillo Jueves 3 de marzo 2011-Se Anunciará ¡RESERVEN LA FECHA! Jueves 7 de abril 2011- Se Anunciará Jueves 5 de mayo, 2011- Se Anunciará Jueves 7 de octubre, 2010Jueves 2 de junio 2011- Se Anunciará Tema: Como Fomentar el Éxito en el Estudio y Manejar El Tiempo Jueves 4 de noviembre, 2010Tema: La Universidad y Como Conseguir Becas para el estudio-con Ismael Morales email@example.com
Jueves 2 de diciembre 2010Tema: Los Derechos de Los Padres en el Distrito Escolar Con Aída Díaz
Jueves 6 de enero 2011Tema: Como Combatir El Estrés con Mónica Salinas
DIRECCIONES DE LA RED QUE DEBEN DE SABER! Manténgase informado e involúcrese en nuestra escuela ¡El sitio oficial de la escuela! www.malibuhigh.org
Recursos para investigación de la biblioteca de la escuela http://www.malibuhigh.org/library_resources_for_students INSCRIBASE EN EL PROGRAMA SCRIP (Programas para clientes fieles) Usted compra comida y MHS Recibe $$$ http://www.malibuhigh.org/get-involved-scrip-program MANTENGAS AL DIA CON LOS GRADOS Y EL PROGRESO DE SU HIJO/A http://www.malibuhigh.org/academics_pinnacle VEA EL CALENDARIO DE DEPORTES http://www.malibuhigh.org/athletics HAGA UNA DONACIÓN AL FONDO DEL TIBURON http://www.malibuhigh.org/get-involved-shark-fund 
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE NOVEMBER 5
LIST OF VENDORS TO DATE CLASSY BAG LADY LAVENDER BLUE
Holiday Boutique Returns to the OLD GYM! All Day Friday November 5! Food, Shopping, Entertainment. incredible day of specialty shopping in the MHS Gym where students, teachers, friends and parents can enjoy a day of shopping on campus to support Malibu High’s wide array of programs - from arts to music to athletics.
Stock up on stunning pajama sets, handbags, table wear, fashion and accessories at the Malibu High Holiday Boutique. This year the PTSA is hosting an
Gourmet Food Truck on site to Serve Snacks and Dinner
ROY the LA JEAN GUY designer jeans at a discount DOROTHY LUCEY Original designs sea stars and more THE LUCKY LAB Pamper your pooch in style!! BUJU JEWELRY Local eco friendly gorgeous!! ANNE/MICHELE CLOTHING Accessories, scarves, cashmere and more BEDHEAD P.J.’s TALIA Feathered accessories for the hair THE T-SHIRT LADY Original designs on t-shirts TIGER LILY JEWELRY +Stationery, Candles, SharkWear, Beauty Products and Much More......
Community Service Learning
Bobbi Ross-Neier firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome back to school! The CSL office is now open. Click on the link below to see about our wonderful service projects this month Please note the CSL Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-2:30p and by appointment. For information on the CSL program please visit the MHS website at http://www.malibuhigh.org/communityservicelearning 
DOES YOUR EMPLOYER MATCH CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS?
An Important Message from THE SHARK FUND
IF SO YOUR DONATION TO THE SHARK FUND DOUBLES!
Even though Back-to-School Night has come and gone and our kids are eagerly ingesting knowledge at a fever pitch, it's not too late to join with hundreds of other families and donate to The Shark Fund! If you have not yet donated this school year, please consider doing so today! You can either visit our website (www.thesharkfund.org), pick up a donation envelope in the Office or track down a Shark Fund Board Member who will gladly tell you about the many wonderful programs and services we support -- including the incredibly awesome PTSA! We ask that you consider $ 1,500 per student or more, but simply participating at any level you feel comfortable is what's important. Our goal is 100% participation this year so please do your part in insuring MHS will continue to offer the wide range of academic and extra-curricular activities that have made it among the top ranked high schools in America. Thank you very much for your consideration and Happy Fall! 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 email@example.com 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 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  our organizations throughout
SOME OF LAST YEAR’S MATCHING EMPLOYERS!
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS OCTOBER CLICK ON LINK TO GET MORE INFORMATION Oct 5 Coﬀee with the Counselors Oct 5 8th Grade Parent Night Oct 7 Smmusd Board Mee>ng Oct 7 Bilingual Mee>ng Oct 8 Senior Baby Picture Due Oct 9 SAT at MHS Oct 9 Malibu Pie Fes>val Oct 12 Magazine Drive Final Turn-‐In Day Oct 12 Candidates Forum Oct 13 PSAT on Campus Oct 14 Middle School ASB Lunch Ac>vity Oct 14 School Site Council Mee>ng Oct 15 Coﬀee with the Middle School Leaders Oct 15 Homecoming Oct 16 CSF/CJSF Membership Drive Oct 18 Junior College Guidance Night Oct 21 Smmusd Board Mee>ng Oct 21 Earthquake Drill Oct 22 End of 6-‐week Grading Period Oct 22 PTA Reﬂec>ons Entries Due Oct 26 7th Grade Retreat Oct 26 State of Our Schools Event Oct 28 PTSA Associa>on Mee>ng Oct 29 Middle School Dance Oct 29 Coﬀee House more events
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