Mountain Avenue Thursday Update


Friday Flag Ceremony

Friday, Sep. 3rd, 8am

This is an online event.

We will begin at 8:25.

Families can watch via Zoom!

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9/10/2021 CV Remembrance Motorcade 8:30AM

Join us!

All students will gather outdoors at 8:30 am on 9/10/2021 for the CV Remembrance Motorcade honoring our first responders lost on the September 11th attacks.

Students and staff will wear masks during this event - as we will be outdoors in a large group. All students will be given a USA Flag and are encouraged to create signs of thanks and appreciation.

Parents, come out and join us in this annual remembrance motorcade event!

*** Please note, we will not have a Friday Flag Ceremony on this day.

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September 10th!

It's PICTURE DAY at Mountain Avenue. All students will have a photo taken during the school day on 9/10/2021. Photos will be taken outdoors and students can remove their masks briefly for their individual photo. We will not be taking a class "group" photo. Our amazing photo company will be generating composite group photos for us! Order forms are coming home today in Thursday Folders!

KPG (Korean Parents Group/한인 학부모 그룹)

Join KPG in serving our school together! Under the PTA, KPG helps out at school events, specifically the Halloween Carnival, Jog-a-thon, and Teacher’s Appreciation. This is a great opportunity to meet other families and support our school! Please turn in the form in today’s Thursday folder so we can receive your contact information! You can also email for any questions.

한인 학부모회에 참여 하셔서 학교를 위해 함께 봉사해요. KPG는 PTA에 속해서 학교 행사들 중 특별히 할로윈 카니발, Jog-a-thon, 선생님 감사 주간의 행사를 돕습니다. KPG를 통해 다른 가정들도 만나게 되고 우리 학교를 도울 수 있습니다. 이 양식을 작성해서 오늘 이 Thursday 폴더에 다시 넣어주세요. 으로 궁금하신거 연락주세요.

Reflections Workshop

Please join us via Zoom (link below) next Wednesday, September 8th at 6pm. Together, we will brainstorm the many ways you can explore the arts and express yourself creatively for this year's theme, I Will Change The World By... For more information, contact Amy Jo Rhine & Bo Kim at


Hey Parents!

Want to save a tree and help our Earth by applying for PTA membership online?

You can even contribute to our “No Sweat Fundraiser” on the same site.

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PTA Spirit Wear

School spirit wear is on sale now in our PTA webstore: Show your bear pride at school, at home, and everywhere inbetween! GO BEARS! Questions? Email

Mountain Avenue PTA

#PTASupportsMountainAvenue. Mountain Avenue PTA wants to stay connected with our Bear Families! Check out our webpages at Keep up-to-date with PTA events and programs, and learn more about our PTA.

PTA Volunteers Needed

Mountain Avenue PTA is a completely volunteer-run organization, and so we invite all parents to share with us their time and talents. Please see the flyer for more details and consider helping us strive for the success and well-being of our students. Email us at

Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids (MACK)

Our Educational Foundation.

Calling all Ralphs Rewards Club members! Go to or download the Ralphs app, and (re)enroll Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids (code #80500) as your Ralphs Community Rewards organization. EVERY time you use your Ralphs club card when you shop at Ralphs, a portion of your eligible purchases goes to MACK and you raise much needed funds for our school. Not yet a Ralphs Rewards club member or never linked MACK to your club card? It's easy! Please see the flyer for details, including how to activate your online account. Questions? Email

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Student Council Applications

It’s time for Student Council Officer elections at Mountain Avenue! The Student Council Advisors for 21-22 are Mrs. Pitt and Ms. Davies. Please read this form for all information.

  • Students interested in running for a Student Council officer must have parent/guardian permission to run for an office and fill out this form:

  • The online form will be available on the Thursday Updates.

  • Bimonthly meetings will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:15 pm. Officers and room representatives are expected to attend all meetings. Check the Mountain Avenue website calendar for Student Council Meeting dates.


Thursday, September 7, 2021

@ 3 - 4 pm

Information Session for interested candidates at the lunch benches.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Election Application Agreement Form must be completed and turned in to the front office at 8 am. Required meeting for all candidates at 3-4:15 pm at the lunch benches. There will be time to make rough drafts and approvals of campaign posters, biographies, and speeches.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Post campaign posters around school campus.

Friday, September 24, 2020

Election Day Assembly and Voting. Results of election published at 3 pm

Yearbook Club Applications

We are excited to launch a Yearbook Club for students in upper grades 4-6th. The advisers for the Yearbook Club are Ms. Davies, the Mountain Avenue Administrative Secretary and PTA Yearbook Committee Chairperson.

 The purpose of the club is to facilitate leadership roles in students as well as fostering creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking while constructing a yearbook. Students will be given opportunities:
1. To learn journalistic writing skills.
2. To learn photography techniques
3. To learn computer programs associated with yearbook publications.
4. To learn to work as a team and to meet pre-selected deadlines.

 Expectations: Some of the assignments (taking pictures, interviewing peers or teachers) might need to be facilitated during morning and lunch recess or before and after school. Students must return to class on time following a recess activity. Students must be overly communicative with their staff members and advisors in terms of their assigned projects and pages and their progressions.

 Meeting Dates, Time, and Location(s): Our meetings will consist of lessons in journalism, assigning projects and teams, reviewing completed project work, and designing the yearbook. Our meetings will take place every Tuesday. Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 3-4 pm at the lunch benches.

For the month of October, we will be making a two-page newsletter. The goal of this newsletter is to learn how to design a layout, and produce reading material for Mountain Avenue student body.

Space is limited. Applications should be submitted by Friday, September 10th, 2021:

Click here to apply!:

Please donate photos for the Yearbook!

Please donate photos to Yearbook. We want to represent YOUR child in the class collages. Do you have photos you want to share with the Yearbook Club? Here is the link: DONATE PHOTOS HERE! Using this link, your photos will automatically appear in our yearbook editing platform! Thank you for sharing! Disclaimer: With so many submissions, there is no guarantee that your uploaded photo will be used in the yearbook