Missoula Children’s Theatre Comes to PBE!

Once a year, a little red truck arrives at Pacific Beach Elementary. Inside is everything needed to put on a musical — in just one week. Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is one of the most treasured traditions at PBE. MCT is the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, visiting nearly 1,100 communities each year. FOPBE sponsors[…]

Climate Kids at PBE

For the third year in a row, the students at PBE have an exciting and interactive way to learn about science, the environment, and conservation through the six-week Climate Kids program. Climate Kids uses science activities, storytelling, and art to educate children about climate change. Funded independently of PBE, this marks the first school year[…]

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[…]