Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary School

Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary School

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Join us for a Family Dinner Night at Sweet Tomatoes Ahwatukee and raise money for Monte Vista Elementary while enjoying a delicious dinner. 30% of the proceeds will be donated to the school. Be sure to bring the flyer.
sweet tomatoes  
Don't stop clipping...our school just received a check for $1280 from Box Tops! Every top counts so send them in today!

Welcome Back, Mountain Lions!


We hope all our families had a restful and fun Spring Break!  We are so glad to see all the smiling faces back at school and can't wait to catch up with you all about what's happening in the coming weeks.  It's going to be a fun spring as we round the corner toward the end of the year!  There are some great events happening this month and next and we hope you'll come out and join us in support of our school community.

 Speaking of support..... YOUR PTO could not do what they do without the encouragement, time and talents offered by all of our amazing volunteers.  We are already looking for chair people for committees for next year as folks graduate and move on AND we are in GREAT need of two more volunteers for Board positions next year.  Our Treasurer position will be open and we would really love for someone to step into this role soon, so the baton can be passed successfully.  If you can balance your household budget, you qualify!  Also, a Co-President position still needs to be filled.  This person already has a current Co-President who is ready and waiting for their wing man to step forward!  What does a co-position mean?  It means information is passed along smoothly from year to year, it means you have a cohort with which to share the load and it means maximum amounts of fun!  

If you are interested in learning more about a board position or committee chair position please email mvpto@mvpto.orgOR to get your questions answered!  


Student Store, 3/17:   

The Student Store is happening this Friday from 7:00 to 7:30!  Items range from 50¢ to $2.00 and include pens, pencils and other useful and fun school supplies.  Proceeds benefit the 5th Grade End of Year Celebration.  Our younger students LOVE knowing that their purchases help fund this event for the 5th graders so remind them to bring their allowances and support their upperclassmen and their school this Friday!


Spirit Shirt Design Contest, NOW until 3/31:  

Has your student ever wanted to see their artwork go walking around at school?  Here's your chance!  Tspirit.he KMV PTO is hosting the annual Spirit Shirt Design Contest!  Flyers went home with students today upon which they can illustrate their interpretation of Mountain Lion Spirit.  Deadline is March 31st and the winning design will be announced before the end of the school year and the designer gets  a free spirit shirt for next year!  Further details are outlined on the design form.  Feel free to submit any questions to


Spring Carnival is coming!  Saturday, 4/8, 11am - 3pm:  

It's almost that time!  The KMV PTO sponsored Spring Carnival is happening 4/8 and is sure to be a fantastic time for the whole family!  Bounce houses, food trucks, games, petting zoo, DJ and the ALWAYS FABULOUS auction and raffle!  This event doesn't happen without the tireless efforts of the Spring Carnival Committee (and ALL their subcommittees) as well as the generous sponsorship and donations provided by our KMV parents and Ahwatukee community businesses.  Grade level baskets are always a big hit and if you would like to contribute items to your Mountain Lion's grade please see the following themes below and drop your items in the front office or with your child's teacher.  Kindly submit by 4/5/2017.









Beach/Summer Fun






Spa Day






Exclusive vendor without competition at the event.  Booth placement in a well-traveled area and DJ mention every 30 min.



Booth placement in a well-traveled area and DJ mention every 30 min.



Booth placement in a desirable area and DJ mention every hour.


Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities:  


Do you have a business or know of one who would like to sponsor a ride or raffle basket?  Sponsorship Levels are as listed below.  ALL sponsors will be recognized on the Monte Vista PTO Facebook page and website, have their logo displayed on campus in all advertising materials and in bi-weekly parent email blasts, and receive a certificate of support to display.


** In lieu of a booth, you are welcome to sponsor a ride and we will announce your business during the carnival. You can place your advertising materials next to your sponsored ride and move freely about to network.


***** OR *****

Donate silent auction items or a raffle basket!  All donated items will have a place card promoting your business or family!


If you would like to become a sponsor OR make a donation, please contact the committee via email at kmvpto@kmvpto.orgor contact our Auction/Raffle Co-Chair, Joy Held at


Information regarding ticket and wristband pre-sales will be going home later this week, or beginning of next. To volunteer at the event, sign up at




The AMAZING readers at KMV have read 36,000 HOURS and earned 1,673 books this year at the KMV Reading Wall!!!  Our students are right on track to reach the school-wide goal of 45,000 hours. If reached, the WHOLE SCHOOL gets to celebrate with a special reward!   The next Reading Wall Reward Day iWednesday, 45,000!  GREAT JOB, KMV STUDENTS!  See you next month at the wall!
Congratulations to the classes in each grade that have the highest is a CLOSE RACE and now there is a TIE for first place with Dickson & Schneider:
K- Dickson 97% (wow)
1st- TIE Pomerenke 75% Zastrow 75%
2nd- O'Reilly 61%
3rd- Schneider 97% (wow)
4th- Perks 93%
5th- Raymundo 95%
An exciting statistic, the following classes have had ALL of their students visit the reading wall more than once this year.  Way to go...
Congratulations to the $10 gift card raffle winners! 
Mallory in Ms. Tullo
Logan in Mrs. O'Rielly
Talley in Mrs. Nowak
The next Reading Wall Reward Day is Wednesday, April 5th! Great job KMV students! See you next month at the wall;-)
Year-Long FUNdraisers!:
  • Any time you shop at Chandler mall, take your receipts to Guest Services and tell them you would like to log your receipts in support ofKyrene Monte Vista for the School Cents program or send them in an envelope with your child and our School Cents Chair will turn them in for the school.  We receive points for every dollar spent and right now all Food Court receipts are worth double points through 10/31!
  • Do you shop at Fry’s or Fry’s Marketplace?  Click HERE to sign up or re-register for Fry’s community Rewards and raise money for Monte Vista.  You must re-enroll every school year to continue to receive rewards.
  • Box Tops for Education are found on quite a few products already in your home!  Just cut them out, collect them and send them to school. Have your friends, family, neighbors and even co-workers collect them for you too!  Label bags with your students name, grade and teacher prior to dropping them in the classroom buckets.  Those little labels really add up and mean more money for our teachers and students!
  • In the market for a new mattress?  Tuft & Needle will donate 25% of the price of any mattress ordered through the Monte Vista school link to YOUR Monte Vista PTO.  CLICK HERE TO SHOP!

Thanks for catching up with us!  We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions at  





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Tuft & Needle Fundraiser

Tuft & Needle Gives Back

Tuft & Needle will donate 25% of the price of every mattress ordered through the Monte Vista school link to the Kyrene Monte Vista Elementary PTO. The price is the same at the Tuft & Needle website, Amazon or the Kyrene Monte Vista link so if someone is interested in buying a mattress, please forward this school link to them...
Fry's Community Rewards Program
Fry's Community Rewards
You could be supporting Monte Vista every time you shop.  IT DOES NEED TO BE RENEWED EACH YEAR.  Be sure to log into your account and renew your support for MV PTO.  Click here to get started.   
Box Top for Education

Box Tops

Keep sending in those Box Tops! They do have expiration dates. Those tiny little $.10 pieces of paper really add up!  [CLICK HERE] for more information. 
LFE - Winding Down in 2017
The LFE program is ending in the future, but we still need your labels/bottle caps! [CLICK HERE] for more information.  

Our Mission      
As parents, step-parents, and guardians of our students, as well as teachers, administrators, and support staff for our school, we are all members of the Kyrene Monte Vista PTO. Our objective is to enrich the education of the students and enhance the efforts of the school staff by promoting relationships and involvement as well as utilizing the talents and resources of our families, teachers, school, and community. Best of all its FREE! There are no fees to belong, just be someone who wants to support our school and its children.

 *Email for more information on becoming a MVPTO partner*