Festival of Courage Fun!

On Thursday, September 29, families were warmly invited to join us for our Festival of Courage, a seasonal Autumn festival dedicated to finding a sense of strength and peace in community and to “tame our dragons.”

Outwardly, “dragons” appear as challenging life circumstances. Inwardly, they arise as difficult emotions and mental states that disrupt our equilibrium and shake our comfort zone. With courage, wisdom, and the support of loving friends, we do not need to fight these dragons, but instead we can learn to work with them skillfully, harness their energy and transform them into opportunities to become better people and do good in the world. This is the theme of our Courage Play. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

Ocean Guardian Adopt-a-Beach Clean up Success!

Monterey Bay Charter School is entering its tenth consecutive year of being a NOAA Ocean Guardian School. We receive federal funding through the National Marine Sanctuary program to promote ocean literacy and stewardship, invite special guests, conduct classroom activities, go on outdoor field trips, promote organic gardening, restore native plants, hold beach clean-ups and reduce waste.

As part of our new NOAA Ocean Guardian School project to fight marine debris, we are proud to announce that MBCS has partnered with local organization Save Our Shores to participate in the California Coastal Commission’s Adopt-A-Beach Program. We are adopting Del Monte Beach in Monterey for the 2023-24 school year!

Thank you Ocean Guardians for joining us to clean Del Monte Beach last month. We had 58 participants who picked up over 300 lbs of trash! Great job, Ocean Guardians!

Support MBCS! Make a Tax Deductible Donation Today

There are many ways you can support our school. We have several annual fundraising campaigns and year-round giving options for your convenience. The Monterey Bay Charter School Parent Teacher Group is a registered 501c3 organization with EIN # 26-1729713. All donations are tax deductible.

Please keep in mind that you can support our school programs by donating. Your classroom supply donations and annual giving support our school programs, our amazing field trips, and helps our school thrive!

Around Campus

October is National Anti-Bullying and Kindness month. Each year, the MBCS counseling team and administration focus on a topic of concern amongst our students. The focus for the year is determined by our spring family satisfaction survey. Our school’s campaign this year is upstanding against bullying.

Earlier this month, Student Council, and the counseling team visited each class to introduce Anti-Bullying and Kindness Month, our Kindness Ambassador program, and Class Kindness Pledges.

At MBCS, each class has a Kindness Ambassador who helps support kindness in the classroom. They are trained by the School Counselor and are a part of Student Council. Class Kindness Ambassadors are self nominated individuals, who are then elected by their classmates and teacher. This is the third year for the MBCS Kindness Ambassador program.

Last month, we had an assembly to announce our Kindness Ambassadors for the 2023-2024 school year. Each Kindness Ambassador was brought on stage, given their lanyard and Peace Cards, and shared their Class Kindness Pledge. The Class Kindness Pledge is an agreement the class has made to one another, to be kind and respectful, throughout the school year. Each Class Kindness Pledge is unique to that class.

MBCS Accredited for Another WASC Cycle!

Congratulations MBCS! We have been accredited for another six years through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It is an honor to be a WASC accredited school. A big thank you to the parents and faculty who met with the WASC committee last spring. A HUGE thank you to our Executive Director, Jessica Guzzi, for all of her hard work writing the WASC report.

MBCS has Enrollment Opportunities for this School Year

Please spread the word. All interested families can apply online here. Families can also schedule a school tour online!

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