PBMS Family Bulletin * * * May 4, 2023

PBMS Family Bulletin

PBMS strives to be a place where students want to come to school, parents want to send their children and  staff want to come to work.

PBMS May 4, 2023 

Message from Principal Meng 


Community Service: Thank you for helping your child to submit their service log. SO far, we have tallied over 8,000 hours of community service. We are still accepting service hours. The form can be accessed through this link while your child is logged into their school google account. Thank you. 22-23 Service Hours


CAASPP Testing: State testing in English begins next week. The schedule is listed in the calendar. Here are some tips and reminders for students:

  • Bring you district Chromebook - fully charged

  • Bring headphones that plug into your Chromebook (We have them but some students prefer to use their own.)

  • Get a good night’s sleep

  • Eat a healthy breakfast

  • Come to school on time

  • Come to school with a positive attitude

  • Be confident! You’ve got this!


School Funding: PBMS needs your help. Every year the State and Federal governments provide extra funding to schools serving students with the biggest needs. Federal funding is called Title 1 and State funding is called LCFF. PBMS lost all of Title 1 funding for this year and had a small reduction in LCFF funds. We can get the funding restored for the 24-25 school year if we qualify based on your income range and family size. This month, your child will receive an LCFF Form for you to complete and return. You can also do this online in PowerSchool. Here is the JOB AID,  We are expecting 100% completion. We missed qualifying for Title 1 funds by just 6 students. 


Principal’s Coffee - Associate Principal Hiring Process and Community Input: The last principal’s coffee is scheduled for next Friday, May 12 at 8:15 in the media center. The primary focus will be on what PBMS wants in a new Associate Principal since Mr. Sobel is retiring at the end of this school year. If you cannot make the meeting but would like to share your input, please email me at kmeng@sandi.net


Student Behaviors: Spring has sprung which means the students are restless. We have seen an uptick in inappropriate behavior on and off campus. Some specific behaviors include using inappropriate language and slurs, messing with the soap dispensers in the boys bathrooms and unsafe behaviors at the rec center after school. Please take a few moments to review your expectations with your child so that we can all finish out the school year strong. 


Yearbooks: There are just 75 yearbooks left. You can still buy one online at jostensyearbooks.com until they run out. Yearbooks will be distributed to 8th graders on May 30, 7th on May 31 and 6th on June 1. 


SHEP:  Sexual Health Education will begin on May 30 for our 6th and 8th grade students (May 22 for Mr. Bauer’s Period 3). Instruction is in English class for 6th grade and science class for 8th grade. Please read the linked letter for more information and to access  the curriculum. SHEP letter


Mission Bay HS Cheer Tryouts: 8th graders - check out this flyer, MBHS Cheer Tryouts,  if you are interested in becoming a cheerleader at MBHS next year. 


CPJMA Music Event: Fans of live music should mark their calendars for a special music day to honor beloved violin teacher Stephen Luchs at Crown Point Junior Music Academy (CPJMA) on May 10 from 4:00- 6:00 p.m. The event is the brainchild of Friends of CPJMA and Cathy Valenzuela, former CPJMA employee and parent of a child who learned violin from Luchs. LINK