PBE Needs Your Help Next Year

Pacific Beach Elementary is a vibrant school humming with activity and energy. We have a before-school jogging club, a flourishing garden, diverse after-school activities, a weeklong theatre experience, and hands-on science and art enrichment enjoyed by every student at the school. Many of these wonderful opportunities for our children are the result of behind-the-scenes work[…]

First Graders Give Books to Kindergartners

Last month, the students in Mr. Gallo’s first grade class visited two kindergarten classes, bringing books to read and share. It started when Mr. Gallo’s students were collecting books at home for their own classroom book exchange, and realized they all had books they’d outgrown. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving—focusing on being thankful and helping[…]

PBE Kids on the Move: How Exercise Helps Learning

If we want our kids to perform better in the classroom, they need to move. Study after study, including an ambitious, yearlong study published in Pediatrics in 2014, show regular exercise improves kids’ test scores, their ability to concentrate, and the ease with which they effectively switch between cognitive tasks. At PBE, students have opportunities to[…]