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    pumpkin walk
    It’s that time of year!
    Sponsored by your Monte Vista PTO, the annual Monte Vista Pumpkin Walk is happening Friday, October 20th from 6-8pm. Carve a pumpkin with your child at home that week and have them bring it to school the morning of the event to beproudly displayed on the party grounds that evening. There’ll be a DJ, music, dancing, games, a photo backdrop (bring your camera!), Halloween movies and more to enjoy. Food and drinks will be available for purchase tickets will be 50 cents each. Have your kids bring their quarters to spend at the Glow Shop! A frightfully good time for the whole family! Want to volunteer at the event? Stay tuned for a link to sign up!   
    coming soon  
     We're so excited to tell you about our only major fundraiser this semester/year, the Apex Fun Run! Apex Fun Run is a local company and will be on campus for 2 weeks teaching our students about leadership and fitness. During those two weeks, students will be challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on Fun Run day (10/27). Projects that we are hoping to fund with Apex money include teacher training, various beautification efforts, supplemental classroom curriculum materials, and more! Please look for more info about the program and ways to support our school as we get closer to the event. (included with this post is an image for the header of the FB post). 
    Stay Connected with School Events & Activities:

    Sign-up with the Kyrene Monte Vista Online Parent Community

     Hosted by the Kyrene Monte Vista Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

    The BEST way to connect with us, stay informed, and get involved is to join our private parent community on Konstella.  You can navigate to www.konstella.com to register (admin approval required) OR download the mobile application to your phone from iTunes or Google Play and enter our exclusive Monte Vista invitation code, jMA8D9, to get started.  Make sure you set your information/privacy settings to your liking.  Konstella will not share any info with the community you tell it not to!  Through Konstella you'll be able to view the calendar there, purchase spirit shirts and yearbooks, browse the various volunteer opportunities in the 'Committees' section, and sign up for volunteer slots (just click 'JOIN'!).  You can also communicate with other parents by group or private message.  While Konstella has the capability to also connect teachers and parents in the 'Classroom' section, we are still working on approval to use that functionality so stay tuned for further information regarding that!  Feel free to email mvpto@mvpto.org with any questions or issues you might have.  Once you're in, feel free to message your volunteer coordinator, Desiree Wallin, OR any of your PTO board members with any requests for further info.



     Volunteer Opportunities Abound!:   

    Here's a brief list of some of the volunteer opportunities still waiting to be snatched up.  Feel free to browse descriptions on Konstella or email mvpto@mvpto.org for more information!



    Parent Superintendent Council (PSC) -   

    2 Parents NEEDED to spend a couple hours at scheduled District meetings. Sign-up TODAY @ https://www.konstella.com/p/kmv Representatives from each school attend meetings approximately 6 times per year with District Administration. More information @ https://www.kyrene.org/Page/2694
    APEX Spirit Team: Pumped-up parents full of school spirit needed to help promote APEX goals and Run Day activities. Sign-up TODAY @ https://www.konstella.com/p/kmv
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    Pumpkin Walk  This popular evening event showcases the students’ carved pumpkins, costumes and everyone has fun socializing with other families. Help plan & promote this event. Sign-up TODAY @ https://www.konstella.com/p/kmv
    yearbook photographer

    Yearbook Photographers: Capture their school year and have your images shared in the yearbook. Sign-up TODAY @ https://www.konstella.com/p/kmv


    spring carnival

     Spring Carnival Raffle & Auction Team - This team starts early to acquire many amazing donations for the April Spring Carnival. November starts off the donation request season. Sign-up TODAY @ https://www.konstella.com/p/kmv

    5th Grade Celebration - Needs committee members!  This event is a right of passage for our most senior students and an all-day affair!  You don't have to be a 5th grade parent to help, but if you are, you won't want to miss helping to plan and man this event!  It's a momentous way to celebrate before your kids move on to middle school at the end of the year!  It's a big event with lots going on and we could use some more volunteers to lighten the load!  This is a great one for working parents - you can schedule the day off the day of the celebration in May, and planning meetings usually happen outside of normal working hours!



    Mother/Son Event Rescheduled!:    


    Please take note:  our Mother/Son Event has been rescheduled for Saturday, 11/4.  Please mark your calendars!  Details to come!


    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 mvpto@mvpto.org.  




     save the date
    10/04 Reading Wall Rewards
    10/20 Pumpkin Walk
    10/27  Apex Fun Run
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