Spotlights, March 13, 2019

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Core value of the month: Respect



Dear Monta Loma Families,

Thank You Volunteers!

This morning, our PTA elected or named the following officers and chairs for next year. Please join me in thanking them from the bottom of our hearts!

Kara Chambers, President

Kerri Neschleba, Executive Vice President

Mary Ann Casuga, Treasurer

Elizabeth Jones, Vice President of Fundraising

Cere Fingerhut, Vice President of Membership

Jenny Payne, Auditor

Debbie Chin, Parliamentarian

Cheryl Villareal, Historian

Crystal Nanavati, Communications Chair

Jen Manson, ELAC Liaison

Katie Kirsch, Military Liaison

Dafne Minera, Spirit Wear Chair

Beverly Lam, Sustainability Chair

You can be a part of this dynamic team. We are still looking for people to fill the following roles.

  • Vice President of Child Advocacy

  • Hospitality Chair

  • Enrichment Chair

More Volunteer Opportunities.

In the next few months, volunteers are needed for the following events. Any time or energy you can offer is greatly appreciated.

  • March 25-Spring Picture Day

  • April 5-Walk-a-thon

  • April 11-Open House/Science Fair/Art Show

  • May 3 PTA Movie Night

  • May 20- Fun Fitness Day

You can get more information in the office.

In partnership,



Wednesday, March 13, 2019

  • Parent U: Getting Ready for High School @ Graham MUR 6:30pm


Monday and Tuesday March 18-19, 2019

  • No school


Monday March 25, 2019

  • Spring Picture Day

  • DELAC @ Theuerkauf Elementary 5:30pm


Tuesday March 26, 2019

  • ML School Site Council Meeting @ Library 4:30pm


Thursday March 28, 2019

  • Student Site Council @ 12:30pm


Friday March 29, 2019

  • ML Spirit Day - Superhero Day


Promotion ceremony message:

In support of our families with students at middle schools our 5th grade and Kinder promotion ceremonies will take place on Thursday June 6th 2019. More details will come as the date approaches.

Yoga has been canceled due to low enrollment


Walk A Thon is coming!  Friday, April 5th, from dismissal to 6:00pm.  Students will start walking the last hour of their school day with their class, then they will return to their classrooms for a normal dismissal.  Then can return with their adults and continue walking for the remainder of the event!

Pledge envelopes will be going home this week and are due Tuesday, April 2nd. These are also your child’s permission slip to walk. Please be sure to sign and return this to your teachers!  

We are also using Walkstarter again, a safe, secure online donation platform created by a Mountain View parent. Flyers will be coming home with your child’s pledge envelopes or use these links to get started:

Monta Loma Walkstarter website:


Quick Start guide

Setup your avatar at: Walkstarter - Monta Loma Elementary School , then share the link with family and friends.  

We will be offering delicious food for sale from 3pm. There will also be many amazing raffle prizes to win. Help us raise money for our kids, teachers and school!  Bring the family and enjoy our yearly Monta Loma fundraising event.

Remember: Friday, April 5 from Dismissal - 6pm 

See you there!!

New Spiritwear is available for purchase (click here)!

Black Monta Loma Pencil $0.25 – Black Tote Bag w/White Monta Loma Logo $3.00 – Black Tote Bag w/Yellow Monta Loma Logo $3.00 - Metal Keychain w/Full Color Monta Loma Logo $3.00. Please fill out a Spirit Wear Order Form. Forms are available in the office or please use the attached soft copy.


MV Parent U presents “Getting Ready for High School,” a guide for middle and elementary school families, on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 6:30-8 PM at the Graham Middle School multi-use room.


Please join us to learn:

* What to expect in high school from the student, staff and parent perspective

* What resources are available to teachers and parents to help ease students' transition

* What skills to focus on in elementary and middle school to prepare for high school


Students, administrators, parents and school counselors from MVWSD and Mountain View Los Altos High School District. Interactive, question and answer format


  • Interpretation (Spanish support)

  • Child care

  • Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Crittenden Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Register here


Soccer with coach Ken - Spring Session

Our soccer program will now be 3:30-4:30 pm for all kids K-5, and all levels are welcome. 1 scholarship is available for every 9 sign ups. Supervision and help changing into soccer gear is provided from 3:10 pm to start of soccer (3:30 pm). Parents should pick up K kids from class and return them for soccer unless they go to the YMCA. Aftercare (YMCA and Beyond the Bell) kids will be walked to and from the field by coaches. Grade 1-5 kids should meet coaches at the lunch time tables. All participants get a tshirt. Participants must bring shin guards, closed-toe athletic shoes or cleats and water/drink bottle. Sign up is open here: 

Food distribution program at Monta Loma Elementary

In partnership with Community Services Agency (CSA) of Mountain View and Second Harvest Food Bank, we will be distributing bags with food items, such as bread, canned goods, fresh produce, pasta, etc. If you want to supplement your meals with additional items, please come:

  • Dates: March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, May 13

  • Time: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

  • Location: In front of the school bus parking on Thompson Ave. at Monta Loma

The food is free. More details at the event. Click here to see the Flyer




Volunteer Fair

Spartans Sports Camp

Spring Break Art Camps

Spring Art & Preschool Classes

CSMA art and music summer camps

Parents Guide to Emergency School Evacuation

MVWSD 2018-2019 School Calendar


The 2019-20 District calendar is here!

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