PBMS Family Bulletin * March 9, 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 March 9, 2023 

Pacific Beach Middle garden grows again with students’ help

Message from Principal Meng 

PBMS News Admin Update: Every week, the administration films a news clip for our students which airs on Tuesdays in period 1. This week, we shared a special video by a middle school student who suffered a traumatic brain injury  that could have been prevented with a helmet. Here is the link to the introduction by Mr. Sobel and the video.

Lock Down Drill:  PBMS will be engaged in a lock down drill on Thursday, March 16 from 9:00 - 9:30am. During this event, we test the safety systems, our response times and student and staff expectations. If you are in the neighborhood, you may hear the alarm that announces a lock down. Please do not be alarmed as we will be testing the actual system. During this time, you may not be able to drop off or pick up your student. Please plan accordingly for appointments. 

FOPBSS FUNdraiser: Buy your tickets this week to the FOPBSS fundraiser - ticket prices go up next week!  The event is  on Saturday, March 18 from 6-10 at the Mission Bay Yacht Club. You can purchase tickets from the FOPBSS website: fopbss.org/shenanigans or scan the QR code in this LINK. If you've already purchased - thank you and see you there! 

PrimeTime for 23-24: PBMS will be expanding the afternoon PrimeTime program next year! Based on current enrollment and the application process for 23-24, PBMS will no longer have a morning program. If you are interested or believe you might need the service next year, please apply now. Staffing will be based on demand. 

Spring Spirit Week: ASB is happy to announce our Spring Spirit Week the week of March 20th-24th. This will be the week before Spring Break.  Here is a list of the dress up dates and activities: SPRING SPIRIT

California School Parent Survey:  This survey is given to ALL California parents. The district goal is 70% completion rate. So far, PBMS has a 18% completion rate. Please take a few moments to provide feedback by March 24.  Data is then shared with schools in the summer to help make PBMS a better, safer space. Please click on this link to complete the state survey. https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wed/ts/p1lq

College: Make It Happen! Webinar: Want to learn more about sending your student to college? There is a webinar scheduled for April 19 to learn - How families can discuss college and career - Requirements of CCs, CSUs, UCs, privates - AP courses: benefits and challenges - Financial aid and scholarship planning - College application process. Click on this LINK for more information. 


8th Grade Community Projects:

  • Please help support students Alyssa  and Nola's Community Service Project by donating new and unused toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, washcloths, towels, and deodorant to any of their labeled bins placed around the school campus. The drive will be from March 10th - April 1st. All donations will go to the San Diego Rescue Mission and will be directly distributed to the homeless community in San Diego. Thank you so much for your contributions.

  • On Saturday April 1st, at the Coastal Bay softball field, Natalia is holding a softball fundraiser event to raise money for the Coastal Bay softball team for new equipment etc.. This is an opportunity to learn softball with friends, join the team, have fun and enjoy snacks and drinks. The QR code for the team’s Venmo and more information is on this FLYER. 

  • Help out Alden raise funds for student mental health.  Check out his flyer for more details. FLYER


Middle School Athletics (MSA): Spring season sign-ups are here for boys flag football and girls flag football.  Here are the details:

Spring Flag Football Sign Up Form Flyer Parent/Guardian FAQs MSA Website


Now Hiring: San Diego Unified School District is hiring 2 Paraeducator - Independence Facilitators (PIFs) for PBMS. The PIF works in classrooms alongside students to support them with positive behaviors and academic success.  One position is 4 hours a day and the other is for 6 hours a day. Each position includes benefits. For more information including  a complete job description , please click  HERE. If you decide to apply, email me at [email protected] to start the interview process. 

SANDAG - Great news! Youth 18 and under in the San Diego region can keep riding transit for free through June 2024, with unlimited rides on all the buses, trollies, and trains in the region. It’s been amazing to hear how kids and teens are using this program to get to school on time, home from activities, get to doctor’s appointments, see friends and family, and more! Do you know a young person that still needs a free youth transit pass? Visit SANDAG.org/YouthOpportunityPass to learn how they can sign up.

Community Safety: We need your help to keep our community safe. Please review your safety expectations for your child coming to and leaving school. Include your behavior expectations at parks, the rec center and shops in PB. In addition, if you see something illegal/unsafe around our campus after hours, please call the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000. 


PBMS  Covid Testing: COVID testing can now be done at home. We  have testing kits available for pick up in the administration office (2 covid test kits per student). Please report to the school if your child tests positive. All positive home test results should be reported to the school nurse and the self reporting tool.District contact tracing and case management for students and staff will continue until further notice. 

Feedback: If you have questions or concerns, please contact me via email at [email protected] or Mr. Sobel, Associate Principal,  at [email protected]. We will connect you with someone who can help or assist you ourselves. Again,  we strive to create a space where students want to come to school, staff want to come to work and parents want to send their children. Take care.





IB Learner Profile Trait:



School Hours 8:00am - 2:45pm (4:10pm for P7 MTTh)

Supervision 7:35am - 5 minutes after school lets out


Daylight Savings Time begins - Spring ahead 1 hour



Neurodiversity Week


Spring Music Concert @ PBMS Auditorium



Block Day - Evens

School Tour

Pops Concert @ PBMS Auditorium

Periods 2,4,6




Block Day - Odds

Lock Down Drill

Periods 1,3,5,7



Principal’s Coffee @ Media Center






Modified Day

Out at 1:30


Velasco FT - LJ Playhouse


End of ELPAC testing

Kona Ice - ASB Fundraising


3/27 - 3/31

Spring Break 

No School

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