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Happy Memorial Day!

AMPS Town Hall Meeting

We'd love for you to join us at the next AMPS Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, May 28th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the Community Room at Malibu City Hall.  

Catch up on the latest AMPS progress and updates as we move into our next phase in achieving our goal of a locally controlled, independent Malibu Unified School District!  

Please bring your questions, concerns, and ideas.  Hope to see you all there! 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Malibu City Hall
Community Room
23825 Stuart Ranch Rd
Malibu, CA 90265


Pt. Dume Continuing Service Award

On Friday May 9th, Point Dume Marine Science School PTA hosted their 19th Annual Honorary Service Award Luncheon.  The luncheon is held every year to honor and recognize several amazing people, who have given their time, energy, and effort in helping make Pt. Dume a great school.

In addition, Craig Foster, President of AMPS, was honored and given the Continuing Service Award for his outstanding effort in improving and seeking to create an independent, locally controlled Malibu Unified School District.  "It is a huge honor to receive the Continuing Service Award from the Point Dume PTA and I’m humbled and deeply grateful for their thoughtfulness and kindness in thinking of me."

Congratulations to all of you!  We greatly appreciate and thank you for your continuing service and effort in making Malibu schools the best they can be!


AMPS and Malibu Chamber Open House

AMPS and the Malibu Chamber of Commerce would like to announce the acquisition of a larger office space, and the good news of both organizations are growing.  

We would like to invite you to an Open House on Friday, May 30th from  11:00 - 6:00 pm.  Refreshments will be provided.

Come and see our new office space and what we have to offer! Hope to see you all there!

Event Recap: Fiesta Malibu

On Sunday, May 4th, AMPS was at the Fiesta Malibu.  It was a fantastic turnout with more than 1,000 people roaming around the Juan Cabrillo grounds.  

Both, kids and parents, played carnival games, jousted each other at the Gladiator Joust, blasted away in laser tag, got their face painted,  listened to live music, ate delicious cuisine, and enjoyed the rest of the festivities and activities that day had to offer.  It was a day filled with excitement, laughter, and all around fun!

Thank you to everyone, who stopped by the AMPS booth and said "hi." We were so happy to participate and sponsor such a great event, celebrating both the children and local Malibu community!  

Malibu Surfside News 

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Simply click HERE and fill out the short online form. Your information will never be shared with any outside party and will only be used for fulfilling requirements of the U.S. Postal Service. 

Post regulations require that requests for this prestigious mail designation be renewed every three years.  Therefore, Malibu residents simply have to request Surfside News once to guarantee they continue getting free, mailed delivery until 2017. 
Please do your part to help the Malibu Surfside News renew their mailing status and never miss out on all the great local coverage that matters most to you and yours. 
Thank you in advance from everyone at Surfside News

Boys & Girls Club:
South Africa Fundraiser

Please join us for a garage sale to help raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu service trip to South Africa this summer.

The garage sale will be held on Saturday May 31, 2014 from 7:00am – 2:00pm at The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center, located behind Malibu High School at 30215 Morning View Drive.

Please help by donating:

  • clothes & shoes
  • household appliances
  • toys
  • books
  • jewelery
  • furniture
  • collectibles
  • professional services

*Donated items should be in good condition and working.* Please drop off donations at The Club between Tuesday 5/27 and Friday 5/30

 Featured Video

Success, failure and the drive to keep creating
October 2013, by Christopher Emdin, Ted Talks

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

Watch video: here

 Local Education News 

SMMUSD Has Spent $600K on MHS Enviro Scare
May 22, 2014, by Melissa Caskey, The Malibu Times
Read more: here

SMMUSD Setting Goals With State
May 21, 2014 By David Mark Simpson, Santa Monica Daily Press
Read more: here

School News
May 13, 2014, By Staff Report Fryer, The Malibu Surfside News
Read more: here

 School for Thought 

What We Lose When We Cut Fine Arts Education
May 23, 2014, By Peter Greene, The Huffington Post Education
Read more: here

Education Reform Has Failed; Here Are Four Lessons From Abroad to Make it Succeed
May 23, 2014, by Shayna Pitre, The Huffington Post Education
Read more: here

Bailout for Teacher's Pensions to Cost California School Districts
May 20, 2014, by Howard Blume & Chris Megerian, LA Times
Read more: here

Needed: AMPS Volunteers & Ambassadors 

Would you like to get more involved in AMPS?
Then, please sign up here.

AMPS Malibu

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May 26th: Memorial Day

AMPS Town Hall Meeting

May 28, 5:30-7:00 pm, 
Malibu City Hall, Community Room

AMPS & Malibu Chamber Open House
May 30, 11:00-6:00 pm,
23805 Stuart Ranch Rd, Suite #105, Malibu, CA 90265

Juan Cabrillo Spring Vocal Concert

June 4, Grades: K, 3rd, & 4th
June 5, Grades: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
8:30 - 9:30 am, Juan Cabrillo Elementary

Malibu High School Graduation
Friday, June 6, 2:00pm,
MHS Fields

Last Day of School: 
Tuesday, June 10

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Advocates for Malibu Public Schools (AMPS)
23805 Stuart Ranch Rd., Suite #105
Malibu, CA 90265

(310) 734-2021

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