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 percent participation, or one member for every child. You can join PTA by returning the envelope from your first day folder, clicking here: 2019-2020 Campaign & Membership Envelope and printing the envelope, or on-line at https://jointotem.com/ca/la-crescenta/monte-vista-elementary-pta.

    2019-2020 Executive Board

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    President: Karin Graver

    Executive VP:  Maristela Cho 

    1st VP Programs: Tanya Sellers
    2nd VP Head Room Rep: Stephanie Flanagan
    3rd VP Ways & Means: Una Chung-Iwasaka 
    4th VP Hospitality: Anna Bruck 
    5th VP Membership: Meghan Ulfeldt
    Secretary: Ann Edwards
    Treasurer: Jennifer Park

    Financial Secretary: 

    Auditor: Roobina Kahdian
    Historian: Lia Johnson
    Parliamentarian: Rebecca Johnson
    Principal: Suzanne Risse
    Primary Teacher Liaison: Melissa Vroman
    Upper Teacher Liaison: Marral Araradian 


    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.