Our Annual Holiday Bazaar was Magical Despite the Rain!!

Our annual Holiday Bazaar was last Saturday and despite the rain, it was a wonderful winter themed event for all! Our families enjoyed craft making booths, wreath making, vendors for holiday shopping, music by our students, gift wrapping, food, and more! 

Our Gnome Library is Now Open!

Our Pacific Grove campus just opened its FIRST ever school library! The ribbon cutting at snack recess today was beautiful and the children are thrilled. Here are some great photos from our ribbon cutting. A BIG thank you to Brittany Brooke, our parent volunteer library lead, and her volunteer team for all of their hard work this past year! Together, the parent library team processed over 3,300 donated books into a library database, created a book check out process, and turned a small space in our resource room into a beautiful library space for our students.

The Lottery is Open for the 2023-2024 School Year

MBCS is a Tuition-Free Waldorf Inspired Public School TK – 8th Grade
MBCS has enrollment openings for this school year in all grades and the Lottery is open for the 2023-2024 School Year! Please spread the word. All interested families can apply online:

Amazon Smile

Did you know MBCS has an Amazon Smile account? If you are ordering items via amazon, please consider adding MBCS as your charity of choice. This is a great way to order items and support the school. If you have not already selected MBCS as your charity you will need to do so. It is listed as Monterey Bay Charter School Parent Teacher Group.

Donor Spotlight:
Rent a Living Christmas Tree

For the second year in a row, two living California Redwood trees joined us for our annual Holiday Bazaar event, courtesy of Rent A Living Christmas Tree.These trees grew up locally, in their forest near Carmel, where they have waited all year to join a family for the holidays. They have been brightening the season for the last 13 years, and each time they return to the forest they are welcomed back by their furry and feathered friends. To learn more about how such a thing is possible, visit RentXmasTree.com. Thank you Rent A Living Christmas Tree for donating two beautiful trees and various decorations to decorate our Holiday Bazaar!

Lantern Walks!

Waldorf schools all around the world have adopted this autumn evening walk in which children carry their “lanterns” (a jar decorated in class) that is made bright with a candle lit inside. The child’s family joins the rest of the class as the children sing autumn songs walk together.

The cool autumn night air, the lights from the lanterns, and our singing voices make this celebration of autumn very very special for our children and families.

MC Gives! Campaign runs until the end of the Year

The MC Gives! Campaign is a partnership between the Weekly, the Community Foundation for Monterey County and the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. Coupled with the generosity of major supporters — the Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel, Cannery Row Company, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Colburn and Alana Jones Foundation at CFMC — MC Gives! kicks off with an overall Matching Fund of over $450,000.

From November 11 to December 31, donations can be made through the MC Gives! program for Monterey Bay Charter School. Many of our families choose to submit their Family Giving contributions during this time. It is an honor to be accepted into the MC GIves! Program.

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