BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT - Teachers present information regarding their classroom curriculum and activities for the school year. Please make arrangements for child care as this is a parents only event. Each grade level presentation lasts about 30 minutes.
BIKE RODEO - The PTA Bike Safety Committee sponsors the Bike Rodeo. Bicycle safety tips are given to students from various members of our community. Students bring their own bikes and helmets.
WALK and BIKE to SCHOOL DAY - The PTA hosts two days during the year encouraging students to walk or bike to school. This helps our environment, congestion in our parking lot and promotes good physical health for all.
RED RIBBON WEEK - This weeklong campaign held in October encourages kids to stay healthy and drug free. The information and education disseminated is tailored for all age groups at Monte Vista. PTA parents organize this event.
HALLOWEEN PARADE - Classes meet on the upper field and parade through the neighborhood (Anza, Brenner, Willowglen, Willowglen Park). Parents are encouraged to participate!
FALL CARNIVAL - This fun event is organized by the PTA and Student Council is held on Halloween and is scheduled during school from 1:00 to 2:30. Games and booths are for all students and parents to enjoy.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE - Headed by the Student Council, canned food is collected for the Unity Shoppe in December.
WINTER SING - Classes gather in the MPR for a holiday Sing-Along.
VALENTINE’S CANDY GRAMS - The Student Council sells candy grams during Valentine’s Day in February. For a small fee, you can send candy and a note to other students and teachers. Boxes of donated candy are needed.
SPRING SING This event is held in April each year. All classes perform songs led by our music teacher, students’ artwork is displayed, and a barbecue and delicious food is sold while families relax on the grass enjoying the evening.
GENTLY USED BOOK & EXCHANGE - Students may donate books they no longer need and exchange them for other donated books. This is a great opportunity to clean out those bookshelves!
HONORARY SERVICE AWARDS These are yearly awards given to persons involved in the school. Parent Volunteer, teachers and school support staff all can be nominated. Nomination forms appear in the school newspaper in the spring and are submitted into a box in the office. PTA committee organizes this event.
VARIETY SHOW Every student is invited to audition and if selected, perform his or her talent individually or as a group in front of students and parents. We have a kindergarten through third grade show and a fourth through sixth grade show. This event put on by the Student Council is held in May each year.
AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES These are parent paid after school classes. Classes vary from violin to drumming from science to baking. Classes run for six weeks. Watch for sign ups and get there early-classes fill up fast!
CHORUS We offer a variety of programs for your child to perform at Monte Vista. Dates and times will be announced but these programs offer your child an opportunity to explore their creative side.
GARDENING If you have a green thumb or you have extra plants let the PTA know. We can always use helping hands to beautify our campus.
RAPTOR READER PROGRAM A nightly reading program for K-1 students. Children are given a leveled book to read to a family member each night. Parent volunteers organize the program.
SCIENCE CAMPS FOR FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADES Fifth and sixth graders attend a five-day outdoor education science camp. It is funded by parents and camp costs can be supplemented by selling/supporting wrapping paper sales and purchasing PTA Store Dollars. Sixth graders will go to Pali Institute in September and fifth graders will go to CIMI in December.