About Monte Vista PTA

  • PTA

    About Us

    Our teachers and staff are committed to providing the best possible education for our students.  The Monte Vista PTA supports these efforts, and over the years, has built a strong partnership with the common goal of providing our children with an outstanding education.

    Our PTA supports numerous programs with volunteer hours and financial support: library assistants, primary PE assistant, Howdy Coffee, Back-to-School Picnic, Reflections, Dine Out nights, Meet the Masters art program, primary music, recorders, Caldecott & Newbery reading clubs, Family Bingo Night, Red Ribbon Week, Random Acts of Kindness Week, Carnival, educational assemblies, Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, spirit wear, yearbook, volunteer opportunities, chromebooks, interactive televisions for the classrooms, and much more!  


    PTA Membership 

    Our school is strengthened by the ongoing support of parents, teachers, and staff dedicated to making the learning environment the best it can be.  An hour, a day, a school year ... any level of commitment you are able to make will strengthen our school.  Our learning community gains so much from every family who volunteers!  The way to start is to join the PTA!  Each membership positively impacts ALL kids at Monte Vista through the many programs our PTA provides. Our goal is 100% participation, or one member for every child. You can join PTA by returning the envelope from your Thursday folder, clicking here: 2023-2024 - PTA Membership Flyer or on-line at https://jointotem.com/ca/la-crescenta/monte-vista-elementary-pta.

    2023-2024 Executive Board

    President: Jennifer Park

    1st VP Programs: Ann Edwards

    2nd VP Head Room Representative: Vatsala Oberman

    3rd VP Ways and Means: Brenda Sullivan

    4th VP Hospitality: Janny Kim

    5th VP Membership: Mary Klausner

    Secretary: Kristin Siebenaier

    Treasurer: Geny Kim

    Financial Secretary: Joelle Elhaj

    Auditor: Meghan Ulfeldt

    Historian:  Sameen Wilson

    Parliamentarian: Maristela Cho


    2022-2023 Chairpeople

    Art Docents (Meet the Masters) – Dana Noh, Julie Davis

    Back to School Picnic – Meghan Ulfeldt & Tanya Sellers

    Caldecott/Newbery - Lisa Marriott

    Carnival - Laura Laing  

    Dine Out - Margaux Chan

    Founder's Day – Jenny Heller Giagni

    Grocery Programs - Emily Geller

    Monty’s Holiday Shop - Susan Apy, Shannon Saltzman, & Brenda Sullivan

    Movie Night - TBD

    Random Acts of Kindness Week –  Shannon Saltzman & Megan Pierce

    Read to Succeed – Deborah Pasachoff

    Red Ribbon Week – Tamara Kennerly, Lia Johnson

    Reflections – Anna Bruck & Maryl Fleisher

    Scrip - Jeannie Higa

    Silent Auction - Michelle McMichael

    Sixth Grade Activities –  Brenda Sullivan

    Spirit Wear - Jean Yoo

    STEM Day – Julie Chen

    Yearbook -  Laura Laing





    The Monte Vista PTA is affiliated with the Glendale Council, First District, California State, and National PTAs, which provide essential communication between our school and the government.  PTA consistently represents the need to prioritize education support and funding on the State and local level.