10 | February 15, 2017 | Malibu surfside news school malibusurfsidenews.com SMMEF receives record-breaking donations Five-day drive collects $161,801 from 588 donors Submitted by the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation received $161,801 from 588 donors during a fiveday drive to meet a $25,000 matching gift from Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows/MSD Capital. The drive ended Jan. 31, which was also the end of the Education Foundation’s annual parent pledge campaign. “What an incredible show of support for our children,” said Linda Greenberg, Executive Director of the Education Foundation. “Our community is dedicated to making sure that students receive the best education possible. Thank you to every donor who generously contributed during this campaign and thank you to the Fairmont Miramar and MSD Capital for their leadership. We are so grateful!” Donors contributed over $100,000 on the last day of the match alone, the most raised from community donations on a single day in the foundation’s history. “We are truly amazed and energized by the tremendous response to this match,” said Ellis O’Connor, of MSD Hospitality, the hotel asset manager for MSD Capital, the Miramar’s parent company. “The response is a wonderful example of our community and local businesses partnering to affect positive change. We are so proud that our match inspired this amazing result and would like to thank each donor who joined us in supporting our local public school students.” Education Foundation fundraising for programs in schools next year will continue through the spring with events as well as corporate and foundation outreach. Upcoming events include the Greg Coote Concert For The Arts on March 11 featuring Michael McDonald (of the Doobie Brothers) with special guest Amy Holland, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Richard Page (Mr. Mister), VENICE and student musicians. On April 30, the Education Foundation’s Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction will be held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, the event’s sponsor hotel. Finally, on May 21, local luminaries will dance in a competition, based on “Dancing with the Stars,” at the Sand and Sea Ball, held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Donations to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation change the lives of students in the Santa Monica-Malibu public schools. Contributions fund excellent programs – from arts to STEM to wellness – that shape future problem solvers, visionaries and global citizens. For a full list of programs, event information or to donate, go to smmef.org. Cause for celebration Children’s Creative Workshop marks 100 days of school Submitted by Children’s Creative Workshop It was the 100th day of school at Children’s Creative Workshop Preschool on Friday Feb. 3. The children have counted the days of school, and were promised a party when they got to 100. They have loved the daily counting, and were thrilled to finally reach the day! The party culminated with a muffin type “cake” shaped into the number 100! Concurrently, several CCW teachers celebrated American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Teachers made donations, and added red to their attire for the 100 Day event. Academics fueled by student passions inspire deeper learning PROGRAMS INCLUDE: l Maker’s Space l STEAM l Outdoor Education l Seed-to-Table Gardening l World Languages l Music l Visual Arts www.museschool.org 818-880-5437 Early Childhood Elementary Middle High /MUSESchoolCA @MUSESchoolCA @MUSESchoolCA Weather From Page 9 and often result in record years for wildflowers. And sometimes a wet year brings other surprises, like the dusting of snow Malibu received in 1958, 1992 and 2008. The key to surviving, longtime residents say, is to be prepared for everything, and to never to take anything for granted. Rivellino’s daughter, Malibu resident Valerie Titus Parker, was forced to evacuate from her Las Flores Canyon home in 1993. The floodwaters rose so fast she barely had time to escape. “She lost everything,” Rivellino said. “It was devastating to her. She loves Malibu, but she never forgets that we have disasters, what can happen here. She always tells people you have to be aware of the dangers.” Children’s Creative Workshop Preschool student Jack Crocker shows off his 100-piece edible necklace Feb. 3 during CCW’s celebration of 100 days of school. Photos Submitted Children’s Creative Workshop preschoolers gather around as Mirelia Cornejo (left) holds a cake and Shari Latta plays music during the preschool’s celebration of 100 days of school.
malibusurfsidenews.com school Malibu surfside news | February 15, 2017 | 11 Pepperdine University Libraries to receive $300,000 grant Submitted by Pepperdine University The National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access has awarded a $300,000 grant to Pepperdine University Libraries to develop a sustainable preservation storage environment for important humanities materials. “We are gratified by this support from the National Endowment for the Humanities as we forge new directions for our library,” Provost Dr. Rick Marrs said. “This grant enables us to develop an exciting new preservation space for our special collections, which we look forward to introducing when Payson Library reopens to the public in fall of 2017.” Titled “Pepperdine University Libraries: Developing a Sustainable Preservation Environment for Humanities Collections,” the project will upgrade climate and security systems (including HVAC, lighting, fire suppression, shelving, and building envelope improvements) in Pepperdine’s Special Collections and University Archives. The resulting preservation environment, which will utilize the latest standards and approaches to sustainable preservation, will not only extend the usable life of rare and valuable humanities materials, but will also serve as a demonstration project for showcasing preventive preservation strategies that can be employed by cultural institutions of all types. The grant, which is the largest Pepperdine has received from the NEH, was awarded by the Endowment’s Division of Preservation and Access through their Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Program. The grant is based in part on recommendations made by preservation consultants hired with the help of a planning grant received from the NEH in 2013. “As a 21st century library, we bear a responsibility to provide sustained access to rare, valuable and historically significant materials,” Dean of Libraries, Dr. Mark Roosa noted. “A sustainable preservation space for mixed media collections will provide assurance that researchers will have access to primary resources for many years to come. We are excited to lead the library community in this new direction and look forward to sharing the successes of the project with our peers.” Payson Library, the main library on Pepperdine’s Malibu campus, is currently undergoing a 15-month renovation to increase student study areas and to create a new special collections experience. The library’s special collections contain a wealth of materials that support research, teaching and learning, including rare books, manuscripts, photographs and ephemera related to the history of Southern California and the West, 19-century Paris, religion and literature. The upgraded facility will offer new spaces for exhibitions, conservation, digitization, and research. It will also contain a coffee shop, a math and science collaborative learning space and a student success center. Family Arts Fest approaches Versa-Style Dance Company to perform at free Pepperdine event Submitted by Pepperdine University Pepperdine will present its second Family Arts Fest, a community event featuring arts activities and performances for children and adults, as well as museum tours and some of Los Angeles’ most popular food trucks, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Pepperdine University’s Smothers Theatre and Gregg G. Juarez Palm Courtyard. The day will include a free performance by L.A.- based Versa-Style Dance Company. All Family Arts Fest performances and activities are free and open to the public. Free seats for the Versa- Style performance can be reserved in advance (highly encouraged) at arts.pepperdine.edu. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks in the main parking lot. A full schedule of activities and artists will be available prior to the event at arts.pepperdine.edu. Music and theater performances will be presented on an outdoor main stage adjacent to the Gregg G. Juarez Palm Courtyard. Performances and participatory arts activities will also take place in the Lindhurst Theatre and Raitt Recital Hall. Children can create art projects or enjoy face painting in the courtyard. Guided tours will be available for the exhibit of Larry Bell: Pacific Red in the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art. 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Their work fuses hip-hop styles such as ’90s hip-hop, house, popping, locking, whacking and boogaloo, and Afro-Latin styles such as salsa, merengue, cumbia and Afro-Cuban. As a reaction to the widespread media misrepresentation of these dance forms, Versa- Style specifically performs for the youth of Los Angeles to instill the roots, history, and social and political issues surrounding the art of their generation; they aim to break down barriers of race and socio-economic backgrounds using dance to promote the freedom of expression, freedom of individuality, hard work, and self-discipline. Performers and food trucks are subject to change. Digital crystal-clear TV wherever you are! And no expensive cable bill! antenna for enhanced reception. It has three-way power: Includes an AC power adapter, a DC car adapter, and a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. There are also built-in stereo speakers, a headphone jack and remote control. 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