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 first day folder, clicking here: 2020-2021 Campaign & Membership Envelope and printing the envelope, or on-line at https://jointotem.com/ca/la-crescenta/monte-vista-elementary-pta.

    2020-2021 Executive Board

    President: Maristela Cho 

    Executive VP: Jennifer Park

    1st VP Programs: Janny Kim

    2nd VP Head Room Representative: Laura Laing

    3rd VP Ways and Means: Sameen Wilson

    4th VP Hospitality: Ann Edwards

    5th VP Membership: Joelle Elhaj

    Secretary: Lia Johnson

    Treasurer: Meghan Ulfeldt

    Financial Secretary: Mary Klausner

    Auditor: Tanya Sellers

    Historian: Geny Kim

    Parliamentarian: Karin Graver

    Principal: Suzanne Risse

    Assistant Principal: Hury Babayan

    Primary Teacher Liaison: Melissa Vroman

    Upper Teacher Liaison: Marral Araradian




    Art Docents (Meet the Masters) – Karen Kim

    Caldecott/Newbery - Lisa Marriott

    Carnival - Alex Doudian & Kat Cross

    Dine Out - Margaux Chan

    Grocery Programs - Erika Ammann

    Monty’s Holiday Shop - Julie Ashe

    Drive In Movie Night - Deb Honadel/Ross Waldorf

    Random Acts of Kindness Week – Vicky Hayton & Erika Ammann

    Read to Succeed – Deborah Pasachoff

    Reflections – Anna Bruck

    Scrip - Amy Oberer

    Silent Auction - Michelle McMichael

    Sixth Grade Activities – Karin Graver & Danelle Uyeda

    Sixth Grade Promotion (5th grade) - Traditionally 5th Grade Room Reps

    Spirit Wear - Yunee Lee

    STEM Day – Julie Chen

    Yearbook - Tanya Sellers

    Website & Paw Prints - Leslie Dickson



    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.