September 4, 2017

As we kick off the 2017-2018 school year, we have many positions that need to be filled. Many hands make light work!

For the PTA executive board, we need a legislative advocacy representative (LAR).  PTA is a child advocacy association, its legislative mission is to speak on behalf of all children and youth at the local, state, and federal levels. The LAR attends a monthly meeting with CUCPTSA at the district office, speaks at our PTA meetings, and advocates for our students. The LAR may also want to attend school board meetings, can attend the Sacramento Safari Conference in February (PTA has set aside a budget line item to help pay for the conference), and can attend parent advisory meetings. If this is something that sounds interesting to you, please send me an email at vdmptapresident@gmail.com for more information. I will give you the information I have and put you in contact with the previous LAR.

We also need a hospitality committee. The hospitality committee will work together to...

August 8, 2017

The Vista del Mar PTA is already back at work and getting ready for your students to arrive.  Here is a quick preview of what is planned:

Monday, August 21st: PTA is welcoming back teachers and staff with a breakfast. If you would like to donate an item for the breakfast, please email me at vdmptapresident@gmail.com. We are looking for fresh fruit, hot breakfast dishes, pastries, or your own breakfast specialty. Items can be dropped off in the front office from 7:30 to 8:15 am.

Also on Monday, PTA is joining the MAKO Foundation for an ice cream social/scavenger hunt. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday afternoon from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. (Remember to check the parent portal around 4 PM to find out who your child's teacher will be).

Tuesday, August 22nd is the first day of school! Be sure to check your first day packet for our membership form (or fill it out online). If you decide to fill out your membership form online, go to the "more" tab and find it under shop. You can still fill...

May 7, 2017

The 13th Annual Spring Carnival is less than one week away! Carnival Wristbands can still be purchased at vdmpta.org or you can pay with cash/check by filling out a waiver at school. Wristbands are good for all games and attractions. Tickets can still be purchased and are used for popcorn, water, balloon animals, and to enter the Teacher Feature Raffles (for the complete list of raffles, please check vdmpta.org). The raffles will close at 7:00 PM, please make sure you put your tickets in before then! Food can be purchased from many of our food trucks. If you have already ordered your wristbands and tickets by Thursday, May 4th, they should have been sent home on Friday or will be sent home on Monday. If you ordered after Friday, May 5th, you can pick up orders at the entrance of the carnival (this year, the entrance is between the office building and the "first grade pod" on the elementary side).

We still need volunteers for many of our games. Without at least one volunteer at each...

April 23, 2017

Your PTA has been working hard behind the scenes the last few months getting ready for PTA's biggest fundraiser of the year, the spring carnival! The carnival this year will be on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 3:30 to 7:30. We have many fun things planned, a 45 foot Ferris Wheel, a 3 lane fiberglass slide, the popular obstacle course, surf simulator, carnival games, cake walk, silent auction, teacher feature, and MORE!

The carnival is open to all community members, so invite your friends and neighbors. They can purchase tickets (and sign the waiver) at vdmpta.org/carnival. Wristbands are $20 each (all participants 5 and older need one).

We are still looking for sponsors! This is the last chance for a sponsor to get their banner on our fence, participate in the carnival by having a booth, and support VdM PTA for the 2016-2017 school year. We are also accepting in-kind donations to be auctioned off in our silent auction. Please email us at vdmptacarnival@gmail.com for more information on the s...

November 2, 2016

     Vista del Mar PTA had a busy month in October! Thank you to all the parents that visited the Scholastic Book Fair and thank you to the parents that volunteered your time. Special thanks to Sanam Favrow and Angie McLaughlin for being the chairpersons of book fair.  Reflections is finished for another year, thank you to all the students that participated and thank you to Leslie Votava and Jennifer Gloede for chairing that. I was so inspired by the art, I’m already thinking about next year (the theme is “Within Reach”). Our book drive for our sister school was a huge success, thank you Leah Wellikson for coordinating that. Fremont Elementary is still collecting winter clothes for science camp. As our own fifth graders come back from science camp, if their clothes are too small, consider dropping them off at Vista del Mar. Thank you also, to Renee Foley for our Jack Randall fundraiser. Although the deadline has passed, Jack Randall will continue to allow us to sign up....

September 28, 2016

    I recently read a blog post about how September is the worst month ever. At the end of summer, we all celebrated the school year starting and celebrated our children being with another adult for 7.25 hours a day, five days a week (THANK YOU TEACHERS). Then the reality of September hits: setting the alarm and reminding them gently (or yelling, if you ask my daughter what it’s called) to “GET UP!”; multiple sports practices, games, and tournaments; multiple extra curricular activities-Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, tutoring, community service, church groups, and the list goes on; making school lunches EVERY SINGLE DAY; homework and the tears that go with it; all the forms and payments (yearbook, spirit wear, PTA membership, Mako Foundation, Near and Dear Fundraiser, and so much more); back to school events (back to school night, picture day, and the PTA meeting). Yet, here we are, September is almost over and we made it. Congratulations!

    Now that it is officially fall, we are...

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