Sat, Apr 18 10:50am


Dear Monte Vista Mountain Lion Families,

We hope everyone is well and safe during these uncertain and stressful times.  We are adjusting to the new normal for this school year along with every other family in our community.  We would like to acknowledge all of our wonderful Committee Chairs and volunteers. You have contributed greatly to all the successful events, programs and activities our PTO sponsors in collaboration with the school.

Typically, at this time of the school year we are holding elections to fill outgoing PTO Board positions and looking to bring in new parent volunteers for Committee Chair positions.  Due to the stay-at-home order we are unable to hold our typical elections process. There are currently seven (7) Board positions: Co-presidents, co-vice presidents, treasurer and Co-secretaries. Four (4) of the current Board members are planning to remain for the 2020-2021 school year. After the bylaws were changed to allow for two (2) co-treasurers, we will have 8 board positions. We  would love to know if you are interested in joining the PTO Board as a Co-president, Co-vice president, Co-treasurer or Co-secretary and assisting in making a difference at our school.  Please reach out to us at mvpto@mvpto.org if interested.  If we don’t receive any inquiries to fill these positions, all current Board members have offered to remain until September 2020 when we can hold elections again.

For those that currently hold Committee Chair positions, if you are planning to remain in your position please let us know because it would be a tremendous relief knowing we have your expertise going into the next school year. For those that are considering stepping down next school year, would you consider at least starting the school year in the Chair position and training new members in August? We could use all the help we can get starting off next year with experienced Chairs and volunteers. 


Thank you to everyone that participated in our virtual spirit week and dance party video. If you haven’t seen the video yet, here is the link: https://youtu.be/lpxSfJSY5so

Movie Watching Party: Friday, April 17th

Join us for a virtual Movie Watching Party on Friday, April 17th. Grab some popcorn or your favorite snack. If you'd like to take a picture of YOU in your movie watching setup and email it to us (mvpto@mvpto.org), we'll create some photo albums of our friends on our Facebook page. 

Also, we'd love to know which movie you watched if you want to share. Some newly released (or soon-to-be released) kid-friendly movies are:  Trolls World Tour, Spies in Disguise, or Secret Life of Pets 2. 

Yearbooks: Final Deadline, Friday, April 17th

Order here: https://bit.ly/YearbookFINALdeadline

Please email us if you cannot remember if you purchased one. Once the stay-at-home orders are lifted and safe distancing is no longer required, we will be in touch regarding distribution of yearbooks.

Spirit Gear Contest (DEADLINE: May 1st, 2020)

At the end of every school year we hold a school spirit shirt design contest, open to every student, for the next school year’s Spirit Shirt. Please download the flyer and have your child design next year’s shirt. Please take a picture or scan the design and email it to: mvpto@mvpto.org by May 1st, 2020.  Teachers will vote on which design wins. 

5th Grade Celebration

Our 5th grade celebration committee has expressed continued desire to figure out a way to celebrate our outgoing 5th grade class but until the period of quarantine and social distancing are lifted, their hands are tied.  The celebration is on hold until further notice.  If you have ideas or thoughts, feel free to reach out to our committee chairs on Konstella https://www.konstella.com/app/school/596d589ce4b0a8397bab5dee/committees/596fc01ee4b0a8397bab7925

Be well and safe.


Your PTO Board

Jessica, Cayden, Hilary, Robin, Amanda, Sandra and Usha


The 2019-2020 Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary PTO Board

Jessica Hawkes, Co-President

Cayden Martin, Co-President

Robin Barrett, Co-VP

Hilary Burt, Co-VP

Amanda Garbade, Treasurer

Sandra Stone, Co-Secretary

Usha Horvat, Co-Secretary



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KMVPTO