Updates from your PTO
Sun, Sep 15 10:15pm

Greetings Monte Vista Families!


We are pleased to announce that the PTO is steadily rebuilding funds and our last Family Dinner Night at Modern Market made $1,117.31 (the check should arrive in 4-6 weeks).  These funds will go towards supporting educational activities at the school and teacher grants.  Thanks for all of the support and parent involvement! 


The WatchD.O.G.S. kickoff event was also very well attended, and we are working with school administration to open up more volunteer days for dads and father figures.


The PTO is bringing back a school wide spirit contest!  Every Friday, children and staff are encouraged to wear their spirit shirts or other blue shirt to school.  At the end of the month, the class with the highest percentage of kids wearing blue on Fridays will get to keep a unique, sparkly trophy in their classroom for the month.  This was a tradition at Monte Vista in years past that was well received by children and staff alike.  Spirit days bring the school community together to build a positive school culture and a sense of pride. 


Additional spirit shirts (youth, adult crew and ladies V-neck) can be ordered through https://bit.ly/2mf6FLE until 9/30/19 and will be distributed after fall break.


Mark your calendar!  (For more details, see the calendar on Konstella):

  • Month of September: Book Drive!  Your donations of gently used books appropriate for K-5th grade help support our family reading program.   There is a box in the front office for book donations.
  • Thursday, September 19: PTO Family Skate Night at the Ice Den, 6:45-7:45pm (arrive 6pm to pick up your pre-ordered ticket and skates).  Still need tickets?    https://bit.ly/2Mh5UgI.  All tickets must be purchased in advance.
  • Friday, September 27, 9am-1pm: Jace’s Defenders Blood Drive (Monte Vista)
  • Monday, September 30: Last day to order spirit shirts (https://bit.ly/2mf6FLE) and discounted yearbooks (https://bit.ly/2kI5DXW).
  • Monday, September 30th, 5-9pm : PTO Family Dinner Night at Chipotle (33% of the proceeds will be donated back to the school).
  • October 4-14: No school (Fall Break and teacher workdays)
  • Friday, October 18, 6-8:30pm: Pumpkin STEAM fest at Monte Vista (combines a Pumpkin Walk with STEAM activities, details coming)
  • Monday, October 28, 4-9pm: Family Dinner Night at Spinato's Pizzeria (20-40% of the proceeds will be donated back to the school, depending on number of orders placed)

We're looking forward to a fun-filled fall!  Feel free to contact us with questions, either through Konstella or by email at mvpto@mvpto.org.