Pacific Beach Middle Cares
How will you take action?
How will you help break the PBMS record of over 14,000 hours of service to the community logged in 2012?
What do I need to know about documenting my service and action?
Document all service hours in your planner to be eligible for surprise recognition events, end-of-the-year activities and awards.
Minimum Required Service and Action Hours for Participation in Special Events and End of the Years Activities
6th grade = 10 hours documented service and action
7th grade = 15 hours documented service and action
8th grade = 20 hours documented service and action
All service and action must be recorded in the student planner and signed by the adult in charge of the event. If it's an outside event, please request a business card, thank you letter, take a photo, or save your certificate, race number or registration as evidence of participation.
5th period teachers will verify all service hours and donations.
How do I get started?
Check our weekly bulletin for service ideas
Sign-up for weekly FOPBSS eMail eBlasts delivered to your inbox
Does this Count as Service and Action?
Yes: volunteering at church, Women's Club, Scouts, or other non-profit organization. Walking in a walk like Walk for Diabetes, Susan G. Komen, or Heart Walk.
Yes: joining a school club or an outside organization like Jr. Marines, or Scouts counts as service
Yes: helping out at your elementary school or volunteering at an after school event
Yes: performing for the community - Jr. Marines marching in the Mr. Luther King Jr. Parade; dancing Folklórico in Old Town; band playing at Balboa Park or at BeachFest.
No: house or family chores, helping a parent, neighbor or private business. That is your regular obligation as a family member and a neighbor. If you're not sure, see Mrs. Sims.
YES...Summer Hours Count
Summer hours earned between May 6 and September 3, 2013 may be applied to 2013-2014 only with prior approval from Mrs. Sims in the IB office, upstairs in the library.
YES: Donations count because you take time to go to the store, load up and come and donate the items. See the Service Opportunities Page donation to service credit values NEW - 2013-2014 Only 1/4 of your hours can be satisfied with a collection drive or fundraisers.
Maximum number of hours earned by donations are the following:
6th: 2 hours 30 min. max
7th: 3 hours 45 min. max
8th: 5 hours max
MAY 2014 SERVICE DEADLINE: To be eligible for awards and end-of-the-year activities, throughout the school year, 5th period teachers will verify all service hours.
Remember to always have the activity sponsor or adult in charge, sign your planner at the time each service event or activity is completed. Take photos, request a "Thank You" card, certificate, letter, or save a brochure or registration as evidence of your participation.
If you are participating in an off site service activity it is district policy to have a transportation waiver on file. Waivers are available in the front office.