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MM Greeting 1
MM Greeting 2
school assembly

Spirit Day

succulent garden

School beautification.... creating a vertical succulent garden

Gold Card Lunch with principal

Gold Card Lunch with principal

hero day bbq

Hero Day BBQ

TK Touch Screen Lesson

TK and touch screen reading eggs lesson

TK and touch screen reading eggs lesson

TK and touch screen reading eggs lesson

Energy Star Award

Energy Star Award

Reflection's Art Award

Reflection's Art Award

Reflections Award Winners

Reflections Award Winners

Firemen Visit Kindergarten

Firemen Visit Kindergarten

Montemalaga Student Council Officers visit Palos Verdes Estates City Council

Montemalaga Student Council Officers visit Palos Verdes Estates City Council

Hero Day BBQ

Hero Day BBQ

Hero Day BBQ

Hero Day BBQ

Students turn Mrs. Pastell into a ice-cream sundae
Student Council visit PVE City Council
Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Montemalaga Library

Montemalaga Library

Gold Card lunch with principal

Gold Card lunch with principal

Look-A-Like Day

Look-A-Like Day

Parent's Night Out
Gold Card lunch with Principal

Gold Card lunch with Principal

5th Grade Green Screen video project

5th Grade Green Screen video project

Montemalaga Mural
Stem Project
Stem Project
Stem Project
5th Grade Walk Through the Revolution

5th Grade Walk Through the Revolution

Kindergarten
Parent Night Out
Parent Night Out
Parent Night Out

Principal's Message

Principal's Message Image
Dear Montemalaga Families, 

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction as the newly appointed Principal of Montemalaga Elementary School. I was born and raised in the South Bay area by a family of educators, from classroom teachers and district administrators to college professors. My husband Tony, who is also a teacher,  and I enjoy spending a lot of time with our two children and our Australian Shepherd. I have had the pleasure of working in PVPUSD for the past three years as the Assistant Principal at PVIS. There I had the pleasure of meeting some of you and some of the older siblings in your families. Additionally, I have 10 years of experience as a classroom teacher. My first love has been teaching, but I moved into administration when I found a passion for working with the school's broader community. It is with this wealth of experience, perspective, and expertise that I now join Montemalaga.
 
As a former classroom teacher, I worked with K-8 students as a CTE Teacher in the Hermosa Beach City School District. Elementary is a magical time for young people, and a time during which the caring adults around them cultivate their love of learning and curiosity. I believe in creating a safe environment for students in which they thrive. Students are at the center of our work in education. As such, I am committed to ensuring that your child can grow as an individual so they can reach their highest level of achievement.
 
I am grateful for this opportunity to work with your families in the upcoming school year. I join the Montemalaga family with a strong commitment that I will continue to make our school amazing.
 
  
Mrs. Sandi Tsosie
Principal | Montemalaga Elementary
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