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Excellent Schools Through Local Control
Recap: 32nd Annual Chili Cook-Off
The smell of funnel cake, kettle corn and hot dogs filled the air as well as the sounds of laughter and excitement, August 30th, as AMPS helped kick off the 32nd Annual Malibu Chili Cook-off.
Located by the entrance our AMPS booth was again a popular stop off spot for the locals for the second year in a row.  The Cook-off was a hubbub of activity, as teens, children and parents hustled about, and at one point the line to get in, wrapped around the block.  It was wonderful seeing everyone and exciting to seeing so many people sporting their AMPS t-shirts, tote bags and AMPS temporary tattoos.  We had a fantastic time meeting and speaking with old and new supporters of AMPS and handing out our swag items.
“It was great seeing everyone on Friday night. We had a fantastic turnout and we appreciate all of your support.  It’s clear, Malibu parents are excited and more than ready to have locally controlled Malibu public schools. Please keep the support, advocating and endorsing of AMPS going! Thank you everyone who stopped by on Friday to support AMPS at the Chili Cook-Off! We’re touched by all of your help and enthusiasm!!!” said President Craig Foster.  “We’ll see you all again next year at the Chili Cook-off!”
AMPS board members & our new hire  (from left to right): Karen Farrer, Alexia Burton, Heather Anderson, Melanie Goudzwaard, at the Chili Cook Off booth in Malibu on Friday night!
AMPS City Council Liaison Laura Rosenthal fashionably sporting our AMPS tote bag and a temporary tattoo.
AMPS supporter Lili Foster shows her support for AMPS! 
Local Education News
Ed Foundation Receives Half a Million Dollar Gift
August 29, 2013, by Ameera Butt, Santa Monica Daily Press

Read more: here

Schools make gains in state requirements
September 3, 2013, by Ameera Butt, Santa Monica Daily Press

Read more: here

California accelerates shift in student testing.
September 4, 2013, by Howard Blume, LA Times

Read more: here

School district gets new administrators
September 5, 2013, by Carly Erickson, Malibu Times

Read more: here

Video Clip: Parents Working on Splitting SMMUSD
August 19, 2013, By Angie Crouch, NBC4 News

Watch clip: here

AMPS Ramps Up Efforts to Create Malibu Unified School District
August 15, 2013, By Jessica E. Davis, Malibu Patch

The AMPS organization opens an office in Malibu and announces the hiring of a staffer, who will focus on outreach in Santa Monica and Malibu.
Read more: here 

Malibu Education Group Opens New Office
August 15, 2013 By Melissa Caskey, Malibu Times

After months of behind-the-scenes work, a local education nonprofit has made big strides to revamp its presence in Malibu.
Read more: here

Advocates for Malibu Schools Boost Separation Efforts
August 16, 2013, By Ameera Butt, Santa Monica Daily Press

A group that wants to break up the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is ramping up its efforts by opening its first local office and hiring an employee to do community outreach and education in both communities.
Read more: here

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AMPS Malibu School Calendar
AMPS Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:30-8pm
Malibu City Hall, MPR
Malibu Halloween Carnival
Friday, Oct. 25 3:00-5:30,
Malibu Bluffs Park
AMPS Coffee & Information Sessions 

If you would like to attend or volunteer to host one, please call Alexia at (310) 734-2-21 or visit our website at www.ampsmalibu.org.
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23805 Stuart Ranch Rd. Suite #105
Malibu, CA 90265

(310) 734-2021

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