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My Teacher, My Hero - Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

This week we celebrate the teachers and staff that make this school great! Thank you teachers & staff!  You truly are our heroes!  As part of the week of appreciation, PTA is hosting a breakfast on Monday morning and a luncheon on Thursday for the teachers and staff.  Please contact your room parent or Josie Herbert, our VP of Room parents at with any questions about this week’s schedule.

Family Carnival - Silent Auction Basket Winners

We have contacted all of the silent auction winners, however, there are several baskets that have not been picked up yet.  If you received a text message indicating that you are a winner, please contact Virginia, our Silent Auction Chair at, or Amie Jacoby, our VP of Fundraising at to make arrangements for pick-up.  If we don’t hear back from you by Wednesday, May 25th, we will contact the next highest bidders.  Thanks for your support with making our carnival a huge success!

Jus’ Poke Family Restaurant Night – June 1st

Join us on Wednesday, June 1st (before or after the Science Expo) for our family restaurant fundraiser at Jus’ Poke in Redondo Beach.  Jus’ Poke is located at 501 N. PCH in Redondo Beach.  Bring this flier between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm and Alta Vista will receive 20% of the proceeds!

2016-2017 Committee Chair Positions

We currently have chair positions open for next year, including but not limited to:  Garden Docent, Reflections, Family Carnival, and many more.  Please click here to see committee chair roster for the current school year.  Please contact Sharon Day at to let us know if you are interested in holding a chair position.

Teacher & Staff Appreciations Week – May 23rd

This year’s Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week Theme is My Teacher, My Hero.  Please keep an eye out for emails from your room parents regarding this very important week.

Field Day is Coming June 9th!

It will have an Olympic theme and each classroom will represent a country.  Watch for more information to come soon as well as a Volunteer sign up link.

Reflections Contest Winners

Congratulations to Taylor Bright and Amelia Lu whose entries won at the Council Level!  Taylor Bright won first place in the film production category for his film African Wildlife, There’s a lot to Learn and Amelia Lu won 2nd place in the music composition category for her piece A Fat Unicorn Eating a Lollipop.  Start planning now for next year’s Reflections contest.  Next year’s theme just announced:  What Is Your Story?

Congratulations Deanna Sears, 2016 Honorary Service Award Recipient!

Deanna has dedicated over 7 years of service including thousands of volunteer hours to Alta Vista and the Redondo Beach community.  This is Deanna last year at Alta Vista and we are ALL going to miss her. 

Alta Vista Alumni Scholarship Winners:

Congratulations to the following Alta Vista alumni graduating next month from Redondo Union High School, who received scholarships ranging from $100 to $800 from Alta Vista PTA: Cricket Childs, Rachel Furutani, Ghattas Malki, Samantha Marcon, Beth Shallon, Nicholas Sisto, Mackenzi Thomas.  Way to go Wildcats!  Good luck at college – we are so proud of you!

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PTA Executive Board 2015-2016

Sharon Day

Amie Jacoby
1st VP, Fundraising

Josie Herbert
2nd VP, Room Parents

Heidi Costello
3rd VP, Membership

Kristina Zorn
4th VP, Programs

Andrea Waldron

Melissa Moynan
Financial Secretary

Naureen Moghal

Deanna Sears
Recording Secretary

Gina Clancy

Shannon Lee

Galleria Rewards Program

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Galleria Rewards Program

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If you eat, shop, or watch movies at the South Bay Galleria, you can log your receipts at customer service and earn points for our school. We can earn $500 for our school!  Check out the FREE Kids Club programs and be sure to log in for Alta Vista.  It is a great way to earn points as well.  Please see the Galleria Rewards Program flyer.  Any questions?  Please contact Gail Lazo at, Galleria School Rewards Coordinator.  Thanks for your support!