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Friday, May 25 is a minimum day!  TK: 8:30 - 11:45 AM and K - 5th: 8:30 - 12:00 noon.  Happy Memorial Day!  No School Monday, May 28, 2018

PTA Update for the week of May 21st

PTA Update for the Week of
May 21st

School Calendar for 2018-19 Has Been Approved

See 2018-2019 calendar by clicking
on link below.
pvpusd calendar

Popsicles for Sale TOMORROW

TOMORROW, May 18th

Purchase a popsicle for $1 on Friday after school and help the 5th grade raise money for their 5th Grade Fun Day! Table will be set-up in front of Montemalaga.

PTA Executive In/Out
Board Meeting

May 22nd,  9-11am
Jenny Handjian's Residence

All incoming board members must attend.

Coffee with PVPUSD Board Members
Sunday, May 20th
Starbucks in Golden Cove
Join us for "Coffee with a School Board Member" on Sundays. Grab a coffee Sunday May 20th at the Starbucks in Golden Cove at 10am with Rick Phillips, new school board member. He's happy to listen to anyone who shows up and hear their views and concerns. With Don Austin leaving the school district, now is the perfect time to start getting feedback.  He is hoping to get more input from the community on issues that the District faces.

New Student Buddies
As school year 2018-19 is winding to an end, the PTA is looking to set up New Student Buddies for next year.  
Transitioning into a new school can be overwhelming, even scary for some students.  We are seeking students who are willing to lend a helping hand to a new student in need.  By signing up to be a New Student  Buddy, your child will have the great opportunity to demonstrate kindness and show our new students that Montemalaga Elementary School is the friendliest school on the hill.
The tasks are simple:
  • Did I say good morning to my new student friend?
  • Did I check on my new student friend at snack/lunch time? 
  • Does my new student friend have someone to sit with? If not, invite your new student friend to sit with you.
  • Does my new student friend have someone to play with during recess?  If not, invite your student friend to play with you.
  • Did I ask my new student friend how they are doing at Montemalaga and if they need anything?
  • Smile!! Sometimes a smile can make someone's day!
If your child is willing to be a buddy for a new Montemalaga student for 2018-19, please email Betty Peterson at

Art at Your Fingertips Art Show and Appreciation Brunch
May 4th-27th
Palos Verdes Art Center

This year our 2nd graders will have their October art project, "Forms in Movement" on display at the annual AAYF year-end Art Show at the Palos Verdes Art Center May 4 - May 27.

5th Grade Promotion Activities
Week of June 4th

Fifth grade graduation is right around the corner and the 5th Grade Fun Day committee is busy planning for the various activities for the 5th grade graduates. Here is the line-up:

Teachers & 5th Grader Luncheon
Monday, June 4th
, 12-1pm

5th grade students will have a final catered farewell lunch with the entire Montemalaga teaching staff.

Promotion Ceremony
Tuesday, June 5th, 1:30pm, Upper Field

Promotion ceremony takes place on the upper field. There will be refreshments after the ceremony.

5th Grade Fun Day
Wednesday, June 6th, 11-2pm

This is a time for the 5th grade students to play games and hang out together.  There will be lunch, dessert, Water Wars, Laser Maze and other fun games!  Each student will also receive a class T-shirt.

If you are a 5th grade parent and have not donated, please help to fund these special activities. To donate please click on the link below:
Donate to 5th Grade Activities

Reflections 2018-19

Use the summer months to get a head start on next years entry. 
Have fun, be creative, and compete nationally!

Compete in one or all of six categories:
Film Production
Literature Music Composition
Visual Arts

Entries from all grades and abilities welcome! You don’t have to be an artist…just a desire to express yourself!

QUESTIONS? Contact Erin Vancura, Dana Maione or Annie Osswald

Locale90 Dining Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 22nd

Join us at the Locale90 Fundraiser on Tuesday, May 22nd; the last one of the year! The class with the most participants will win an "End of Season" pizza party for their entire class the last week of school!

Come out for a great meal, anytime between 11:30am – 3pm and 5pm-9pm, and support Montemalaga at the same time! 20% of all food and non-alcohol sales will be donated to the school. Hope to see you there!

Make Your Amazon Purchases and Raise Money for Montemalaga

Make your amazon purchases by registering on Amazon Smile; pick Montemalaga as your charity and they will donate .5% of every purchase to our school! It doesn't seem like much but it adds up very quickly. Just visit to register.

Future Montemalaga Projects Committee
Montemalaga is forming a committee to look at long term projects for Montemalaga. How can we improve Montemalaga's campus? If you have ideas and/or want to be involved in the decision process, join our committee! We are looking for a chair and members to sit on this committee. If you are interested please contact Jenny Handjian,

  Upcoming Events
5/18    9-10am
Council In/Out Mtg—Pen Ctr Library

5/22    All Day
Locale 90 Fundraiser—
All School

5/22   9-11am
PTA Exec Board Mtg
Jenny Handjian's House

5/22    7:50-8:20am
Running Club

Minimum Day

5/25   9-10am
Spirit Day #5 (3rd-5th)

5/25   11am-12pm
Spirit Day #5 (TK-2nd)

5/28    All Day
Memorial Day—No School

5/30    12-1pm
Gold Card Lunch

6/ 1    9-10am
President's Mtg—Malaga Cove Comm Rm

6/1    9am-12pm
Council HSA Awards Trump Golf Course

6/4      12–1pm
5th Grade Luncheon

6/5     9-11am
PTA General Mtg (In/Out)

6/6     All Day
5th Grade Fun Day

6/7     All Day
Last Day of School (Minimum Day)

Join the GARDEN CLUB at Montemalaga
Every Wednesday during lunch join Ms Lily for Garden Club. Meet in the garden; All grades are welcome.

Join The PTA 

Any parents interested in serving as a Chairperson for next year's events, please email

Donate to PEF
Montemalaga Elementary PTA is proud to be a Major Donor of PEF

NEW PEF Video—
Check it out!!!

PEF Video

It's never too late to donate!

Join Taiwanese Chinese Parents Association

Montemalaga now has a Taiwanese Chinese Parents Association.  For more information, please contact: Betty Lin Peterson, 310-266-0581 or

Keep Clipping Those
Box Tops

Our school can earn up to $20,000 in cash per year! So clip those box tops and submit them to your child's teacher or the front office. Every single box top counts!


Click here to purchase.

Running Club
STARTS September, 12th,
7:50-8:15am, Lower Field

Does your child love to run or just need a kick start in the morning?! Join Mr. Tappon on the lower field for some pre-school exercise and fun! The Montemalaga Running Club takes place every Tuesday morning from 7:50 until 8:15.


If you haven't already, please consider giving to our Excellence in Education Fund or becoming a 
SOARING SPONSOR!! Soaring Sponsors receive a free Kids Ruby meal AND will be entered into a drawing for a TERRANEA GIFT CARD! Donate today to help fund our many great programs which help our students develop, learn and grow! Click to donate