MB Coordinating Council March Luncheon Thursday

March 19th, 2013

The mission of the Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council is to establish a forum to promote
networking,
 communication and information exchange among agencies,
organizations and individuals and to provide recognition
 to local students.

To accomplish their goal:

  • Organizing monthly luncheons (held in October through May, excluding December), where city staff, local elected officials, school district personnel, non-profit agencies and members of the business and residential communities come together to discuss issues affecting our City.
  • Recognizing Students of the Month from American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach Middle School and Mira Costa High School.
  • Featuring a special guest speaker at our luncheons who focus on a variety of topics.
  • Presenting scholarships to graduating seniors from Mira Costa High School at our special May Scholarship Luncheon.
  • Awarding scholarships totalling $24,000 to six highly deserving students.
  • Solely funding our scholarships with associate fees, sponsorships, and our luncheon raffles.

The Manhattan Beach Coordinating Council is holding their next next luncheon this Thursday, March 21st,  from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Coordinating Council 2012 – 2013 Executive Board is:

President: Jill Brunkhardt / First Vice President, Membership/Associates: Nancy Hersman / Second Vice President, Programs/Speakers: Elaine Trotter / Treasurer: Isela Buenabad / Secretary or School Liaison: Ro Schreiner

They will have a speaker, Ken Flood, who is the Chairperson for our local School Attendance Review Board.

During the luncheon, the Coordinating Council honors the students of the month. Last months students below from left, Taylor from MCHS (who was the Co-Secretary General for the Model United Nations.), Lauren from MBMS (a diligent leader, particularly in journalism and English), and Peter from American Martyrs School.

our Manhattan Beach Office Manager from the Study Hut will be attending the Coordinating Council Luncheon this Thursday!

The luncheon will take place at at Verandas (401 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach).

Verandas Manhattan Beach sits on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean about four blocks from where Rosecrans Avenue ends. Located next to a massive Chevron refinery, it faces towards the water and away from the industrial inland view.

Verandas specializes in hosting events, whether they be weddings, corporate meetings or parties. The facility looks like a massive beach cottage and has an enclosed courtyard where ceremonies can be performed. The top floor has a lovely view of the ocean.

The cost is $30 for associates
and $40 for non-associates. For reservations, go to the website www.mbcoordinatingcouncil.com and click on Luncheon Reservations.

The last 2 Coordinating Council Luncheon Dates for this school year are: April 18th and May 16th (scholarships will be given out at this luncheon).

New SAT Group Course Starts Tonight!

March 12th, 2013

For the past 7 weeks, we have held 2 group courses to help students prepare for the SATs. Our group courses took place on the nights of Tues/Thurs and Mon/Wed from 7-9 p.m.

The cap for the SAT classes are 10 students and P.J. and Josh were the teachers for the SAT course. The January group course helped the students prepare for the March SAT exam that just took place this past Saturday, March 9th.

HIGHLIGHTS: Victoria, one of the 10 students in P.J’s SAT Group Course, went up 300 points from the help of the SAT course!

HERE’S THE IMPORTANT PART: Our next SAT course starts TONIGHT…. and we have 4 SPOTS LEFT!! P.J. will be the teacher for this SAT Group Course which will help students prepare for the May SAT test. We are only offering one group course on Tues/Thurs!!

We will have one week off for Spring Break so please keep that in mind. If you would like to sign up for our group course please contact our MB office manager Samantha … samantha@studyhut.com or call the Manhattan Beach Study Hut: (310)546-2408.

We have many tips that we share with our students on how to succeed on the SAT – and today our 1st tip comes from Andrew, one of our SAT tutors.

1st Tip: “Lookout for extreme answer choices in the Critical Reading section! If the answer choice contains strong words like ‘never, always, must, impossible, cannot, only, all, none, etc,’ then it is likely incorrect.”

 

 

Lastly, if you don’t want to be in the SAT Group Course, we also offer 3 different SAT Packages: 40 hour, 32 hour, and 24 hour (prices range depending on package you pick). We also do private one-on-one SAT tutoring. We have wonderful SAT tutors including but not limited too: Rhiannon, Kristen, Jeff, Frank, Rita, Josh, and Andrew! One-on-one private tutoring costs $100 plus a $65 materials fee.