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ptsa purpose statement 

Support we give to Monte Vista High School 

 

  • Parent Education Programs - Screenagers Film, Race to Nowhere Film, Beyond Measure Film/Bookclub

  • Staff Appreciation Events for over 150 Staff, including Holiday Bake (bakers please sign up!), New school year Staff Luncheon, year-end Staff Breakfast, staff appreciation Gift Baskets

  • PTSA School Directory- please remember to Opt-In to be included in the directory during the district Annual update

  • Special Needs Advocacy - 

 

 

Your Donations to PTSA are used for

  • School Climate Programs, like Breaking Down the Walls, (one grade per year), It’s Up to You (all grades), Fresh Start for Freshmen twice per year.

  • After School Tutoring - in Science, Math and English, three days per week, taught by rotating Staff. Free to MVHS students.

  • After School Testing Center for Missed Tests - once per week, all grades.

  • Classroom Enrichment Fund - Grant program for teachers requesting non-consumable classroom materials. Funded $3000 in 2017.

  • Student Scholarships to graduating Seniors for 2 or 4 year colleges and vocational schools.

  • Classroom consumable supplies - given equally to all classrooms.

 

Become a Member to support all of these goals 

  • Online in the webstore at anytime

  • In person at Stampede Day (Registration)

  • Online during school Registration in August (look for the PTSA link after finishing the school paperwork)

 

Make a donation

Provide direct donations to School Climate Programs, After School Tutoring, Classroom Enrichment, buy advertising in the Student Directory or purchase a directory. 

 

Sign up

to bake a treat for Holiday Bake,

for events sent through your Class Mom and the Newsletter,

join us at our parent education events and attend our meetings

 

 

 

Let us do all the rest of the work, with your financial support!

Parent Teacher Student Association

JOIN AND SUPPORT MV PTSA 

Thank you for supporting the Monte Vista PTSA. We are 1,200 members strong and growing. The PTSA supports parents, teachers, and students by working to increase communication and parent involvement and by raising funds to provide various school programs.

 

In addition to promoting and fostering better communication between home and school, the PTSA also raises money to enhance your student’s academic experience at Monte Vista. We raise money exclusively through our membership drive at registration, through the sale of our student directory, and through your direct donations to our classroom enrichment fund, after-school tutoring fund, and Every 15 Minutes 2016 fund. Even if you cannot volunteer, your donation to PTSA benefits every student.

 

The purpose of our classroom enrichment fund ("CEF") is to enrich our students’ education through the purchase of teaching materials that are not otherwise funded through the school or district. 100% of your CEF donations are distributed through the grant program administered by the PTSA. Last year, your donations to the classroom enrichment fund enabled us to grant teaching material awards to 7 teachers totaling over $3,500.

 

Your direct donation to the after-school tutorial lab allows Monte Vista High School PTSA to offer FREE tutoring to all MVHS students needing extra help in math, chemistry, physics, biology, and foreign language. The lab is staffed by MV teachers and is open 3 days a week.

 

 

Last year, PTSA funded the after-school tutorial lab as well as the PTSA scholarship fund for graduating seniors. We provided supplies to every classroom, hosted several parent education events, supported the Run for Education, and provided hospitality to teachers and staff (including our highly-anticipated holiday bake event).

We are looking for parents like you to help us carry out the mission of the PTSA. Our meetings are held once a month and include updates on PTSA programs, teacher news, and an update by our principal. Meetings are always open; everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!

 

To become a member of the Monte Vista High School PTSA or to donate directly to any of the funds described above, please visit the Monte Vista Webstore.   For more information about how you can become part of this important organization, please contact PTSA president Janet Nunan.  

 

2019 PTSA Scholarships

* * Application Deadline Friday, April 9th, 2019 * *

 

To recognize such students, the PTSA will award a $500 scholarship to each of FOUR graduating students, based upon the application criteria below:

 

Eligibility - Applicants must:

·      Be a current Monte Vista senior

·      Be a member of the Monte Vista PTSA ( to join online from the MV home page, go to Web Store - PTSA Webstore – PTSA Membership – PTSA Student Member)

·      Be accepted into and plan on full-time attendance at one of following:

o   A 2 or 4 Year College or University; Vocational School; Technical School OR

o   A Branch of the Military

·      Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.8

 

How to Apply – Please provide the following:

·      A Cover Letter, which includes your name, email address, phone number and the name of the school or branch of military you plan to enter

·      Copy of your latest Transcript

·      Personal Statement - In no more than 500 words, address the following: What are you passionate about in your life? How have you used that passion to bring about change in the lives of others or within the community OR how do you plan to use that passion to make a difference going forward?

 

Completed application packets can be sent to Cathy Haberl at chaberl@srvusd.net , or may be dropped off to Counseling in the Front Office by Friday, April 9th 2019.

 

Scholarship Award Presentation Date:  Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Senior Inspiration Rally on Wednesday , 22nd May 2019. Parents are invited.

 

Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Monte Vista PTSA Executive Board.

 

Questions?  Please contact Cathy Haberl at chaberl@srvusd.net

 

 

2019 Gary Natali Memorial Scholarship

* * Application Deadline Friday, April 9th, 2019 * *

 

The Gary Natali Memorial Scholarship was created to recognize a student who is self-motivated and an “out-of-the-box” thinker, who has overcome adversity from personal or family tragedy stemming from medical, emotional, or learning challenges. In 2018, five qualified students received awards.

 

To recognize such students, the Natali family will award ONE $1000 scholarship and TWO $500 scholarships to graduating students, based upon the application criteria below:

 

Eligibility - Applicants must:

·      Be a current Monte Vista senior

·      Be a member of the Monte Vista PTSA ( to join online from the MV home page: go to Web Store - PTSA Webstore – PTSA Membership – PTSA Student Member)

·      Be accepted into and plan on full-time attendance at one of the following:

o   A 2 or 4-year College or University; Vocational School; Technical School OR

o   A Branch of the Military

·      Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.8

 

How to Apply – Please provide the following:

·      A Cover Letter, which includes your name, email address, phone number and the name of the school or branch of military you plan to enter

·      Copy of your latest Transcript

·      Personal Statement - In no more than 500 words, address the following:

o   Why are you applying for the Gary Natali Memorial Scholarship?

o   Why would you consider yourself an “outside-the-box” thinker?

o   What personal or family tragedy have you overcome, or continue to face?

 

Completed application packets can be sent to Cathy Haberl at chaberl@srvusd.net , or dropped off to Counseling in the Front Office by Friday, April 9th 2019.

 

Scholarship Award Presentation Date:  Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Senior Inspiration Rally on Wednesday , 22nd May 2019. Parents are invited.

 

Scholarships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Natali family. All Applications will be confidential and only shared with PTSA Committee and MVHS Counseling Office.

Questions?  Please contact Cathy Haberl at chaberl@srvusd.net

 

 

PTSA Quick Links

PTSA Executive Board

                      

President                                                
Janet Nunan          

Executive VP/Ways and Means             
Bridgit Pelley          

Vice President Membership                   
Laura Baldwin        

Vice President Communications             
Dianne McGee       

Vice President Special Needs               
Gemma Callahan   

VP Legislative                                         
Amy Ertekin            

Treasurer                                                
Tana Gummere      

Financial Secretary                                
Jang Hauh             

Auditor                                                    
Ruthie Natali          

Secretary                                                
Katie Nittler            

Chair, Hospitality                                   
Wendy Billy             

Committee Member, Hospitality             
Janet Weber          

Committee Member, Hospitality             
Jamie Damaschino 

Co-Chair, Holiday Bake                         
Bridgit Pelley          

Co-Chair, Holiday Bake                         
Amy Schell                             

Co-Chair, Holiday Bake                         
Janet Weber          

Chair, Scholarships                               
Katie Nittler            

Chair, Grants - CEF                               
Michelle Milosevich 

Teacher Representative                       
Heather Giovanola 

Parliamentarian                                    
Mary Peart             

Directory Advertising                             
Maha Shawwa       

Directory                                               
Lai-King Leong       

Marketing                                             
Tina O'Hara            

Historian                                               
Bridgit Pelley          

Chair, Rubber Duck Derby                   
Christy Tyler           

Chair, Diversity & Inclusion                    Open                      

Chair, Every 15 Minutes                       
On Hold, 2018-19                  

Student Representative                        
Libby Nunan