PTA vs MBEF - Join MBEF Today!
The PTA is an association of PK parents and PK teacher volunteers. MBEF is an independent foundation and operates separately
from the PTA. The Pennekamp PTA and MBEF are vital partners in supporting the success of Pennekamp.
Your PK PTA works together with MBEF to supplement the financial needs of operating and enhancing Pennekamp. While PTA dollars fund “items” such as equipment, technology, resources and special experiences that are exclusive to Pennekamp. MBEF provides the “people” (ie, Teachers and Specialists) to make the key enrichment programs run throughout the entire district. Check out our PDF below to visually understand the partnership.
Think of it this way: The PTA funds the “ITEMS” and MBEF funds the “PEOPLE”. MBEF provides our Science Teacher, MakerSpace Specialist, Librarian, Music Teachers, and PE Teacher, while your PTA funds all the items needed for the teachers to carry out their lessons and learning.
This partnership is essential to maintaining the strength of our schools. Giving our students everything they need to be successful today and prepared for tomorrow. Together they make the difference that enables MBUSD to be one of the strongest academic districts in the country. Please donate to BOTH the Pennekamp PTA