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Congratulations to Mrs Wildes and all the staff for being recognized as a 2018 California Distinguished Schools Award winner. It is very well deserved,

At our last PTA Meeting we elected our new board for the 2018-2019 School Year. The new board will be as follows: President-Kristi Thompson, VP, Fundraising-Michelle Bonowski, VP, Membership and communications - Britt Musacco, VP, Room Parents- Monica Zalamea, VP, Programs- Angela Gaines, Treasurer-Melissa Moynan, Financial Secretary- Bridget McVerry, Secretary- Nikki Binford-Marshall, Historian-Kathy Morris, Parliamentarian-Donna Dimatteo-Gibson, Auditor-Jamie Fresques.

A great many of our PTA Chairs are also moving on.  We need chairs for 5th Grade Program Liaison, Battle of the Books, Book Fair, Box Tops, Family Carnival Chair, Father/Daughter Dance,  Garden Chair, Hospitality, Mom/Son Fun Night, Teacher Appreciation Week, Variety Show, Wild Cat Gear. If you are interested please contact Kristi Thompson.

Thank you to Alta Vista families for helping us raise $28,000 in the 7th Annual Chase Stecyk Fun Run! It was held on the athletic field on April 4, 2018, and students ran with their grade around the track to fun music and cheering parents. Each student received a Fun Run t-shirt in a color representing one of the Olympic ring colors. Donations are accepted through April 22, so there is still time to earn prizes, help meet your classroom goal, and try to earn a Top 5 classroom reward, which is an inflatable obstacle course party! Check out your classroom progress here. We hope you had a fun time at the Fun Run, and enjoyed the special T-Rex guest who led the Torch Bearers in warm-ups and opening lap. You can view a drone footage on our Alta Vista PTA Facebook page. A special thank you to Jennifer Egan-Spalding and Jacqueline Sugarman for chairing the Fun Run!  

We are sincerely grateful for the support we have received from the community, including the support from our sponsors for the various events throughout the year.
AV PTA App:   Ganis InsuranceH&R Block, and  Riviera Orthodontics
Fun Run:  Amie JacobyGanis InsuranceJus' PokeOsborn's AutomotiveRedondo Car WashRedondo Sunset, the Stecyk Family , Village Runner , and  Surfside Brokers
Read-A-Thon:   Ganis InsuranceLice Clinics of America - South Bay, Local Smile Co.Osborn's Automotive, and  Redondo Sunset
We also thank our sponsors  AXA AdvisorsSouth Bay Archery Lessons and  Tutor Dr.  for sponsoring our 5th Annual Family Carnival.

 

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 20, 2018 Alta Vista Variety Show:  We are excited to announce that this year's show with be in the Redondo Union High School auditorium. We invite all of the Alta Vista community to support our talented Wildcats.  Free Admission for students, staff and PTA Members.  Purchase your PTA membership online now to avoid a line at the event.  Tickets and PTA Memberships will also be sold at the door.

Alta Vista Variety Show

Saturday, May 5, 2018 5th Annual Family Carnival:  We have all new inflatables this year including an all new carnival obstacle course, hungry hippos game, pony derby race and more!  All new carnival games with bigger and better prizes!  Kid performers - including bands, dancers, parkour and tae-kwon-do demonstrations.  Food will include a taco cart, pizza, hamburgers, hotdogs, Wanna Chill, popcorn and cotton candy.  Face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon artists, petting zoo and train and pony rides too!   Follow us on Facebook as we showcase our Auction items prior to the carnival.
Admission wristbands will be $10 per child and $5 per adult and will include access to all the inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, tattoos, train ride, petting zoo and pony rides.  Order your wristbands now and avoid the lines!  Carnival tickets and food tickets can be also be purchased in advance or at the event.  Purchase in advance here.


We need volunteers!  All classrooms will be assigned a shift to work.  Be on the lookout for the sign-up sheet.

Alta Vista Family Carnival

Friday, May 18, 2018 we are bringing back Family Science/STEM Night!  The In n' Out truck will be onsite providing dinner.  We have booked interactive booths from The Sea Lab, Makerspace LA, Sub Nitrogen Ice Cream and more!  More details coming soon.  Any questions or would like to help please reach out to Kristi Thompson 
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AnchorFriday, June 1, 2018 International Night: We are planning an evening to celebrate the diversity of national cultures represented at our school.  We already have team leaders for Argentina, China, France, Greece, Japan, Ireland, Poland, Philippines, Portugal and UK.  Notable places missing are Mexico and Korea! 

If you already volunteered watch out for the email coming soon and we will have a meeting on Thursday 26th at 8.15 -8.45 am in the cafeteria. Please join us if you would like to help with the new event.  Please talk to other parents about this fun event and talk them into participating!  The idea is for each team to provide tasters of national food, and maybe music, dance or a game from their country and decorate their station with national emblems. We can combine some regions if there are not many families. Please Volunteer here.

 

Other Announcements

Silent Auction Items Needed

The Alta Vista 5th Annual Family Carnival is coming up on May 5, 2018. This year's event will be as fun as ever, with all new games and inflatables, petting zoo, face painting,  and food court, as well as a Silent Auction. If you or someone you know owns a business that would like to contribute an item, gift certificate or basket to the Silent Auction, please contact Kristi Thompson  Donated items will be featured in a preview gallery on our Facebook page.  We are also looking for UNIQUE EXPERIENCES.  If your place of work has unique tours, viewing or behind the scenes opportunities, tickets etc please let us know!  We would love to showcase these in our Silent Auction.

Upload Pictures to the Yearbook

You can now upload pictures for consideration for our Yearbook.  Download the Pictavo Community app to upload pictures from your phone or online.  Please be sure that you have parental consent for any pictures that you upload.

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PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD

Kristi Thompson
President

Ameila Lee

1st VP, Fundraising

Brittney Musacco
2nd VP, Room Parents

Karen Cull

3rd VP, Membership

Angela Gaines
4th VP, Programs

Melissa Moynan

Treasurer

Monica Doram
Financial Secretary

Susan Rushton
Recording Secretary

Gail Lazo 
Historian

Nikki Marshall 
Parliamentarian

Andrea Waldron
Auditor

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