Who we are - Mountain View PTA

Mountain View PTA supports Mountain View Elementary School in Lacey, WA (Thurston County).

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mt. View PTA has a new web site

Mt. View PTA has a new web site, under construction. If you want to see the latest minutes, you can click the "PTA" icon on the left...

Information on this site will not necessarily remain up-to-date since it's not "owned" by Mt. View PTA or run by its Board any longer. However, there's lots of useful archived information and links here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Open House already? Welcome back!

We hope you had a fabulous summer but are eager to get back into the swing of the school year.

Open House, as usual, is the day before school and the day after Labor Day:

Tuesday, September 6th - 4:30 - 6 p.m.

1st day of school is Wednesday, September 7th - no change in school times:
8:45 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Remember: drop-off at the school does NOT begin until 8:30 a.m. unless your child is eating breakfast in the cafeteria.

Monday, May 2, 2011

May News

Oh, my. I think the spring has gotten away from me!

I want to update you all on what has been going on.

Tomorrow night, May 3rd, we will have our May meeting at 6:30pm in the Mountain View library. This is a very important meeting, as we will be voting on our board members for next year!

We have been working on a few exciting things at our meetings like Field Day t-shirts, yearbook layout, and more! If you would like to see the April minutes, just click here.

Don't forget to follow our Facebook page! It's a great way to keep up on events and news!

Monday, January 24, 2011

The January newsletter is out! Keep up on all the fun stuff that's going on with the Mountain View PTA!

Associates in Cultural Exchange (A.C.E.) Children's Program, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, would like to offer Spanish classes at your school this year. We teach in the TPR (Total Phys. Response) and immersion style methods, using games, crafts and songs to introduce children to a unique and entertaining cultural experience. See the flyer for details and to sign up. The deadline is February 4.

The PTA meetings are now on the 1st Tuesday of each month, due to some scheduling conflicts. We meet at 6:30pm in the library at Mountain View. The meetings are over at 8:00pm. Come and bring a friend!

We have a Valentine's Day Sock Hop Fun Night coming up on February 11th from 6pm-8pm. Please bring a non-perishable food (canned/boxed) item per person. Donations will be given to the local Food Bank.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October 2010 Newsletter and News!

The October Newsletter is available! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

For those of you that have already joined the PTA this year, we thank you for supporting PTA programs and donating your time and energy for Mountain View Students!

Our PTA meetings this year are on the second Thursday of every month (except November, because the school is closed on the 11th). November's meeting will be that Tuesday, November 9th. Location is still to be determined.

This month we have a new location for our meeting!

We will meet at Charlie's Safari on Martin Way (next to Regal Cinema). The address is 5400 Martin Way, Lacey, WA 98516.

The meeting runs from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Please identify yourself as a Mt. View PTA member. (If you bring your child, they are reducint the admission fee to only $5 per child, for unlimited "AAA Reserve.")

If you haven't joined PTA, please consider showing your support for PTA by sending in your membership dues. Even if you can't attend PTA meetings or volunteer for a specific activity/event, you can show your support by simply becoming a member! The more members we have, the stronger voice we have when we need to make a difference. Members do NOT need to have a child at Mt View. In fact, you can ask your extended family and friends to join!

How can you join?

1. You can pick up a form or envelope at the front table at Mt. View.

2. You can print off the form and fill it out and return it to the school with the dues.

An individual membership is $11, a family membership (you and your spouse) is $19. If you need to mail your membership dues, please send to:

Mt. View PTA-Memberships
1900 College St SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Please check our website frequently for updates and news about Mt View, the school district, and the PTA. Thank you for helping us partner with the school, a new principal, the staff and teachers so that we can make a difference in our children's lives and education.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

2010 Holiday Bazaar info

It's almost that time again... please join us for the 32nd annual bazaar at Mt. View Elementary, put on by Mt. View PTA.

Click here for the welcome letter for vendors

Click here for the vendor contract, should you want to reserve your space now.

Questions about the bazaar? Contact PTA President and Bazaar Coordinator Tara-Lyn Poole (360-455-0357).

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

June newsletter - last edition for 2009-2010

Here is the final PTA newsletter for the school year, complete with news about the upcoming field days, etc.

I hope you have a safe and wonderful summer with your families!

Thanks very much to Tara-Lyn for editing and publishing the newsletter for the past few years. As incoming President, she'll have lots on her plate and needs your support. Please think about offering your time to PTA in the coming year. It'll be here before you know it!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Congrats to Margie Yelenich!

Congratulations to the North Thurston Education Association Teachers of the Year:

Lisa Lamoreaux - River Ridge High School
Minda Concha - River Ridge High School
Christina Dahl - South Sound High School
Jeremiah Tuckett - South Sound High school
Chris Traber - Aspire
Sally Jamison - Chinook
Kate Reece - Komachin
Heather Hettinger - Nisqually
Sindy Deming - Lacey
Gail Martin - Lacey
Meghan Ohumukini - Lakes
Paul Johnson - Meadows
Margie Yelenich - Mountain View (Congratulations on your retirement!)
Meryl Metlen - South Bay (Congratulations on your retirement!)
Cathy Healy - Woodland
Janet Jones - Woodland (Congratulations on your retirement!)

From the NTPS Success pages

Sunday, May 30, 2010

St. Martin's - Opportunity to host exchange students

Sarah Younkin from St. Martin's University recently spoke to Mt. View PTA and presented information about short-term hosting opportunities. Now we have more specific information about the dates for these opportunities. Please contact Sarah ASAP if you would like more information or know you would like to volunteer!

Chinese Programs:

Guang Hua Middle School:

July 4 Host Family Day

July 25 Host Family Day

August 12 Farewell Dinner

Shanghai Maritime University (Pudong):

July 23 Dessert Reception

July 23-25 Host Family Weekend

August 4 Farewell Dinner

Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine:

July 30 Dessert Reception

July 30-August 1 Host Family Weekend

August 5 Farewell Dinner

Japanese Programs:

Okazaki Women’s Junior College:

July 23 Dessert Reception

July 23-25 Host Family Weekend

July 29 Farewell Dinner

Mukogawa Women’s University:

August 13 Dessert Reception

August 13-15 Host Family Weekend

August 18 Farewell Dinner

Academy of International Education (AIE):

August 13 Dessert Reception

August 13-20 Host Family Week

August 20 Farewell Dinner

*Dessert Receptions are “meet and greets” where you pick up your students; they are in the evening and last for less than one hour.

*Farewell Dinners are not mandatory, but we encourage your attendance; they last for a couple of hours in the evening.

Host Family Orientation is scheduled for July 13th at 6pm in the Worthington Center. Please join the Office of International Programs and fellow host families in this one-hour information session. We will discuss how to best prepare for your exchange student, review customs among the Japanese and Chinese cultures, and answer any questions you may have.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thanks!

Sarah Younkin

Host Family & Community Relations Coordinator

Office of International Programs & Development

Saint Martin's University