Week of: January 29, 2023
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Jan. 30-Feb. 3: 6th Grade Camp
Feb. 6 : Rosemont presentation to 6th graders
English Language Advisory Committee meeting - 3:00 PM
Feb. 8: Dual Immersion District Lottery
Feb. 9: PTA Association Meeting
Feb. 13: No School - Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb. 20: No School - Presidents’ Day
Feb. 22: PTA Dine Out at Blaze Pizza
Feb. 23: 6th Grade Panorama Picture/Yearbook Group Pictures
Feb. 24: Spirit Assembly - word of the month “Honesty”
MONTE VISTA'S TALENT SHOW IS BACK!
After a couple of years of being on hiatus, we are excited to announce that our Monte Vista Talent Show will be held on Friday, May 12th! For more information on auditions and permission slip, click on this link.
CALKIDS SAVINGS ACCOUNT
This year, the State of California launched the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). CalKIDS gives children in California a jumpstart on saving for college or career training. To be eligible for CalKIDS, participants must be born in California on or after July 1, 2022 or an eligible low-income public school student in grades 1-12 in California. All qualifying participants receive a seed deposit in a CalKIDS account to help pay for future education after high school!
How to find out if your child qualifies:
Visit the CalKIDS website at calkids.org/the-basics/who-is-eligible
Scroll to the bottom of the page where it says “Low-income Public School Students, 1st–12th Grade”
Enter your child’s 10-digit Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) number in the box where it says “check to see if your child is eligible to participate.”
You can find your child's 10-digit SSID by visiting our parent portal at parent.gusd.net
Note: CalKIDS accounts for current first graders will not be available until later this spring.
New applicants interested in applying to Monte Vista Korean DLI for 2023-2024 school year MUST apply to participate in the lottery. Please encourage your families with incoming kinders to apply. Click here The application window for the 2022-23 school year will be November 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023.
HONORARY SERVICE AWARDS - DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 3, 2023
PTA Honorary Service Awards - We have amazing volunteers at Monte Vista! The Monte Vista PTA is looking to acknowledge individuals and organizations for outstanding community service to our school and to students in our community. The Honorary Service Award Committee encourages you to submit nominations. Please turn in your Honorary Service Award Nomination form to the school office, PTA mailbox, or email to Jennifer Park at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 3, 2023.
REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Name of PTA: Monte Vista Elementary School
The nominating committee met on January 25, 2023 to consider all eligible candidates for the 2023-2024 term of office. On behalf of the nominating committee, the following slate of officers for the association's consideration are:
President: Jennifer Park
1st VP Programs: Ann Edwards
2nd VP Head Room Rep: Vatsala Oberman
3rd VP Ways & Means: Brenda Sullivan
4th VP Hospitality: Janny Kim
5th VP Membership: Mary Klausner
Secretary: Kristin Siebenaler
Treasurer: Geny Kim
Auditor: Meghan Ulfeldt
Historian: Sameen Wilson
Financial Secretary: Joelle Elhaj
The Nominating Committee: Hury Babayan, Janny Kim, Mary Klausner, Alena Betcheri, Ann Edwards, Geny Kim
PTA ASSOCIATION MEETING - SAVE THE DATE: February 9, 2023
Please join us at our next Association Meeting on Thursday, February 9th at 7 pm. We have a special guest speaker, Mr. Kassabian, the GUSD Facilities Administrator, who will be available to provide updates on the construction at Monte Vista and answer questions.
ONGOING DINE OUT!
Reminder about our ONGOING dine-out at India’s Flavor in Glendale. They will donate 10% of ALL proceeds to our school. Write Monte Vista Elementary School PTA on India’s Flavor receipt (or type in the comment box for online orders).
3303 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208
Order online at www.indiasflavor.com for pick-up and delivery
REWARD PROGRAMSDid you know that our PTA can earn money when you grocery shop at Ralphs or purchase on Amazon? Learn more here.
Starting February 20, 2023, Amazon Smile rewards program will be discontinued. Our rewards program document has been updated to reflect this change.
NEW! MONTE VISTA PTA INSTAGRAM
Follow our PTA on Instagram @monte_vista_pta and get updates on what is happening with our PTA in real time! #instagram #pta #weloveMV
Resources: Click on any of the buttons below to find out more information
Monte Vista Elementary serves students in grades K-6. We are a National Blue Ribbon School offering one of GUSD's FLAG dual immersion programs in Korean. Recently, Monte Vista has been selected as a 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award Program winner!
Location: 2620 Orange Avenue, La Crescenta, CA, 91214
Phone: (818) 248-2617