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Week of: February 26, 2023

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UPCOMING DATES

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Mar. 1: Monty Times Meeting 1:30-2:30

Mar. 3: Minimum Day (Kinder 12:20, 1st -3rd 12:12 pm, 4th - 6th 12:32)

Mar. 8: PTA Founder’s Day at 7 pm

Mar. 9: Report Cards Go Home

Mar. 10: Last Day of Kids Heart Challenge

Mar. 13-20: SPRING BREAK

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SCHOOL NEWS

IT’S YEARBOOK TIME!

It’s time to order your Monte Vista 2022-2023 Yearbooks. Let's commemorate this wonderful year with a yearbook! Buy it now before you forget! Yearbook price is $20 each. Orders will be taken through April 19, 2023 and are online only. https://plicbooks.com/go/K7U8Z4

6TH GRADE PANORAMIC PICTURE

If you didn't get a chance to order a panoramic photo for your 6th grader, there's still time. Use this link to order: https://shopstudio1.com/elementary--middle-schools/panoramics/2022-2023/monte-vista-elementary-school-2022-2023-panoramic-q945/

FREE SPRING ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Each student may sign up for ONE FREE class session in either the winter or the spring. These enrichment classes are sponsored by Monte Vista. Each child may only participate in one class so that every student at Monte Vista has the opportunity to participate in a class. The spring session sign ups are open now and the classes begin the week of March 27, 2023.


If your child took a class in the winter, they may not take a class in the spring.


Please remember to only sign your child up for ONE class. Here is more information on the classes along with the sign up information.

KIDS HEART CHALLENGE

Our Kids Heart Challenge program is kicked off on February 17! We are proud to support the American Heart Association and Be the Torch in the fight against heart disease and stroke! Our goal is to have 100% of our school families join the team and learn Hands Only CPR through Finn’s Mission. Don’t wait, get started TODAY! Our school raised over $13,000 last year. Our goal is to raise $15,000 this year.


If we raise $15,000, the top fundraisers from each grade level will get to silly string Mrs. Babayan and Mrs. Firstman. We have already raised over $4,500!


  1. REGISTER at http://www2.heart.org/goto/montevistagusd or download the Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android

  2. TAKE THE CHALLENGE to Move More or Be Kind and earn the FREE Be the Torch Wristband when we kick-off!

  3. COMPLETE FINN’S MISSION in your HQ to learn Hands-Only CPR, how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T., and how you can help kids with special hearts! The first 25 to complete the Finn’s Mission will be invited to a pizza party at the park.

2023-2024 ENROLLMENT STARTING 02/21/2023

NEW Students Only: Kindergarten through 6th grade - packets will be available on the Monte Vista website https://www.gusd.net/montevista under the “enrollment” icon starting Feb 14, 2023 - please make an appointment using the calendly link Click here to make a registration appointment. Upload all your documents in the pre-enrollment section.


If your student is currently in a GUSD TK program, please notify the MV office so you will not need to re-enroll.


**All current students do not need to re-enroll; your information will rollover to the next school year. Please call the front office if you have any questions 818-248-2617. Thank you!

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.

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REMINDERS

LOST AND FOUND

We have a lot of coats, sweatshirts and water bottles in our lost and found. Due to the rain, we were only able to put the items out last Wednesday. Weather permitting, items will be in Monty Lane beginning on Thursday, March 2 through Friday, March 3 at 6 pm. All unclaimed items will be donated.

CVHS PRESENTS MAMMA MIA

Come to see CVHS Performing Arts’ program present Mamma Mia on February 24, 25, at 7 pm, February 26 at 2 pm or March 3, 4 at 7 pm. More information on this flyer.
INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK

Follow Monte Vista @montevistagusd (Instagram) and @Monte Vista Elementary - GUSD (Facebook) to meet our staff and see all of the amazing things that are happening at our school! Links can also be found at the bottom of this newsletter.

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PTA

PTA ASSOCIATION MEETING & FOUNDER'S DAY!

Please join us at our next Association Meeting on Wednesday, March 8 where we will hold our election for the 2023 - 2024 PTA Executive Board.


After the business portion of the meeting concludes, we will celebrate Founder’s Day and honor our award recipients at our How Sweet It Is To Volunteer event.


Please congratulate all of our honorees:

Honorary Service Award (HSA): Janny Kim

Honorary Service Award (HSA): Lia Johnson

Honorary Service Award (HSA): Michelle McMichael

Outstanding Teacher Award (OTA): Petros Boyadzhyan

Very Special Person Award (VSP): Stephanie Flanagan


As a reminder, attending PTA Association meetings is a good opportunity not just to get involved, but to stay informed on all things Monte Vista. Principal Babayan provides timely updates on matters pertinent to the school, including construction updates. We hope to see you there and welcome all to join us!


SAVE THE DATE FOR THE PTA MONTY'S NIGHT OUT!

Please join us on Friday, April 28 from 6:30-9:30pm at Golden Road Brewery for a fun evening with parents and teachers (no kiddos, please!). This is a great chance for parents and teachers to mix, mingle and unwind outside of the normal school setting.


More information about tickets and theme to come...

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).


India’s Flavor

3303 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208


Order online at www.indiasflavor.com for pick-up and delivery

REWARD PROGRAMS

Did 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

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Resources: Click on any of the buttons below to find out more information

About Us

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!

Website: https://www.gusd.net/montevista
Location: 2620 Orange Avenue, La Crescenta, CA, 91214
Phone: (818) 248-2617
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/montevistagusd

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/montevistagusd