Apr 25, 2011

Night of Comedy – Annual Auction, this FRIDAY the 29th

Join our friends at Friends of Mt.Washington School (FOMWS) for a great evening out that will also benefit our children.  This year’s auction theme is a Night of Comedy (because our budget is a joke…) The event will be held at the Los Angeles River Center from 6:30-10:00pm.  We can all use an evening out with our fellow parents where we can help our kids and laugh in the face of our troubles.  So come away for a night of fun because “laughter is an instant vacation” – Milton Berle.

Last week to buy your tickets!  $15 pre-sale. We will be selling tickets all week in the morning by the Parent Center.  For parents who can't make it to the event, any tickets bought will also enter you into a raffle for a day at a wonderful spa.  Child care issues?  Buy your tickets for Carlin G's "Kids' Night Out" $8 pre-sale, 5 pm - 10 pm. What a deal!

Thank you to all the parents who have contributed to their classroom basket/projects!  We have some amazing items this year, but the only way to bid is to come to the Auction.  See you there!

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is here! Tuesday the 26th & Wednesday the 27th

The Scholastic Book Fair is back.  It will be held in the Jack and Denny Smith Library both days from 8:15 till 1:30pn on Tuesday and till 2:30pm on Wednesday.  The children will have the opportunity to look at books with their class and to purchase them during the school day. Please send your children with money if you would like them to be able to purchase books.  They will create their wish lists on Tuesday so that you can have a chance to see what they are interested in getting.  Books will be sold on both days.  Parents are welcome to visit the Book Fair and purchase books on both days during the school day, please sign in at the front office before you go down to the Library.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is coming up next week, May 2nd-6th

We will kick off the festivities for the week on Monday (May 2nd) by having every child bring a flower to present to their teacher at the morning assembly. Your room representative will have other information and ideas about how you and your child may celebrate the dedicated teachers and staff of Mt. Washington Elementary. This week is a great opportunity to teach our children the importance of gratitude and saying thank you to the wonderful teachers and staff who touch our children’s lives on a daily basis. Perhaps talk to your child this week about gratitude and see if he/she has some ideas about what they'd like to do to show their teacher their appreciation. The more involved we can get our children, the more meaningful it becomes.

Some quick ideas on what you and your child can do:

Write a thank you note or letter.

Bring or make your teacher lunch or a healthy snack one day and bring it in the morning.

Treat them to a cup of coffee or tea from their favorite coffee house.

Get together with several other parents and create a take home dinner so they don’t have to cook that night. Include a soup or salad, a main course, a side dish and a desert.

Anything that you and your child can think of to make the week special for them are the types of things this week is all about.

Family Movie Night Thank Yous

The PTA wishes to thank all our families who came out to support our Movie Night. Thank you to Cecilia Vasquez for heading up this effort and for bringing a great movie to Mt.Washington.  Our children were all en-Tangled in this great story.  Thank you to Anvi Kevany,  Rosalba Mendez, Kim Ragno, Sonia Munoz, Rosa Bender, Belina Brenninkmaijer and Knekoh Camacho for their hard work that night, and to all the parents who donated items to sell.  A special thank you to Dave Travis for taking care of the projection and sound system.

Save the Date! Spring Sing Dance! May 20th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The LAST dance of the year is coming soon on May 20th with extended hours from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.!  Join friends and family to celebrate the end of testing week and the joys of Spring!  Performances by the Mt. Washington Chorus and GLEE Club are sure to be the hit of the night!  Dance the night away, play fun games, snack on treats and hang with friends.  This is sure to be a popular event.  Dinner plates and refreshments will be sold.  No drop-offs please.  Tickets are just $3 and children under 4 are free.  More details and activities to be announced.

Apr 4, 2011

Movie Night - Friday, April 15th 6:00-8:00pm in the Smith Center (MPR)

Family Movie Night is Friday, April 15th @ 6:00 p.m.
Featuring: TANGLED

Spend your first night of Spring Recess with your friends and family. Wear your pj’s, bring your sleeping bags, and blankets and get comfortable. Parents are encouraged to bring a camping chair - there is plenty of space in the back for chairs.  
Admission is absolutely FREE! 
Dinner and snacks will be sold by the PTA starting at 5:30pm.
The movie starts PROMPTLY at 6pm, so don’t be late!

NOTE: This movie is rated PG and is not a drop-off event!  Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Parents: Please help us by donating your time, paper goods, food, snacks, or beverage items. Look for our needs board outside the parent center this week. All proceeds from the sale of concession items will help our fundraising efforts to benefit Mt. Washington Elementary School.

Yearbooks are on sale for $25 - Get yours before they run out!

You can still purchase a yearbook to make sure that your child remembers all the great times they had at Mt.Washington this year.  They are on sale for $25.  You can also make a dedication to your child, or dedicate a thank you to your child's teacher or the great staff at Mt.Washington for just $5.  If you have a business that you would like to advertise, ad space is available for $40 per ad.

Don't miss out on getting this wonderful keepsake of your child's elementary school days.  Get your yearbook now, while supplies last.  Order forms are available in the office.

MWPTA is on facebook!

"Like" our page for updates and reminders in real time and on your schedule!

Hope for Japan used book sale raised over $350

Thank you to all our families who donated to our used book sale to benefit the earthquake and tsunami victims of Japan. Together we raised over $350, to give to the Red Cross for their relief fund. The PTA wishes to thank Anvi Kevany for organizing the book sale and for giving all of us the opportunity to make a difference. We would also like to thank Kim Ragno for providing the yummy dinner for that night, Gina Antestenis, Jackie Cahill, Andrea Zoltany, Nicole Thomas and Joanna Shaw for all their help to make our fundraiser a success.

Carlin G.'s Kid's Night Out Partners with FOWMS A Night of Comedy, Friday April 29th- Ticket Sales Begin Tuesday

Kid's Night Out Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door ( kids 3 years - 6th grade are invited)

Night of Comedy Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door (Adults Only) 

Buy tickets for both events beginning Tuesday morning, in front of the Parent Center. Sponsorships and auction donations are still being accepted!  Consider being a sponsor now. To donate or for more information, please visit the FOMWS website at www.fomws.org.

Walk the Mountain for Mt. Washington School

Do you walk the Seaview Loop, Kite Hill, Moon, Redhawk, Elyria Canyon, Mt. Washington Drive or the Glenalbyn trail anyway? Want to learn where the secret stairs are all around our mountain? 

Join Friends of Mt. Washington School and bring the community together.  Help get the word out about our Night of Comedy Fundraiser, the effects of LAUSD budget cuts and how the community can help.

Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Meet in front of Mt. Washington Elementary School

Divide and Conquer: we will be putting flyers in mailboxes and on doors (and chatting with our neighbors as we go).

We need your help! Your body will thank you! So will we!

For more information please contact Abigail Walsh at abbycaldwell@yahoo.com. See you there!