Monte Vista Elementary School

A National Blue Ribbon School

Message from Principal

  • Welcome back to school!  We have had a smooth start and we appreciate your support in making it so.  As always, we ask you to be mindful of safety in and around our school community.  This includes walking your children to school, using the Monty Traffic Lane, and checking into the front office if you will be on campus volunteering.  Thank you for making Monte Vista Elementary School the best!


    October 2016
    10/24 - 10/28: Red Ribbon Week
    10/27:  Spirit Day & Reflections Presentation
    10/28:  Monte Vista Carnival 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    10/31:  Costume Parade 8:15 am

    Red Ribbon Week

    Monte Vista will participate in the National Red Ribbon Week on October 24th through 27th.The goal of this anti-drug campaign is to educate students on the destructive effects of alcohol and drug abuse and encourage the adoption of healthy life style choices. Students will be asked to participate in different activities throughout the week. We hope parents will encourage students to participate, and that this week will provide parents with an opportunity for conversation.


    Red Ribbon Week Activities

    Monday, October 24 - Crazy Hair Day!

    Tuesday, October 25 - Pledge Project
    (Students are invited to join us on the field at lunchtime to participate in our pledge to make healthy choices project. Students will be asked to commit to making a healthy lifestyle choice. All students who participate will receive a special reward)

    Wednesday, October 26 - Crazy sock day!

    Thursday, October 27 - Wear Red!

    Q Parent Connection
    A reminder will be going out in this week's Thursday Folder to all parents who have not yet signed on to our Q Parent Connection and completed the "re-enrollment" forms.  We are hoping for 100% participation in this online resource!   
    A copy of the reminder is went home in Paw Prints.   Please follow those instructions if you have not yet done so.
    Call the Front Office for any questions or if you need assistance.





    Gold Ribbon School

    Gold Ribbon School

    Congratulations to the entire Monte Vista Elementary School Community for receiving the Gold Ribbon Award 2016!  We received notification from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson that our application and validation visit are complete and Monte Vista is officially a California Gold Ribbon School.  This is a testament to our teachers, staff, students and parents.  Great job!

    "These schools shine as bright beacons for others,
    putting forth an exemplary effort
    to ensure that every student is ready
    for 21st century college and careers," Torlakson said.
    "California teachers are developing an education model for the nation,
    training the students of today to be the problem-solvers,
    inventors, and pioneers of tomorrow." 




    Welcome to Monte Vista Elementary 

    Monte Vista is a vibrant school community with dedicated teachers, staff and parents.  We pride ourselves on being a community school with a variety of programs to meet the needs of all of our students.  The arts is a strong area of focus and is supported by both GUSD and our site PTA.  Meet the Masters, Primary Chorus, Upper Grade Orchestra, 3rd Grade Recorders, Musical Theatre and a robust ceramics program are just a few examples of how visual and performing arts are integrated into the school program. Monte Vista is home to a Korean FLAG program (Foreign Language Academies of Glendale) in grades K-6. Technology continues to be a strong area of focus with six Chromebook Carts, Robotics Program, an up-to-date lab and SmartBoards in every classroom. Our PE program provides specialized instruction in physical education, team building for all students from kindergarten through 6th grade.  Finally, academics is supported through the Common Core State Standards, newly updated library, supplemental instructional materials and opportunities for enrichment. We hold high expectations for our students in academics, citizenship and creativity.  Monte Vista is an incredible community that prepares our students for their next steps at Rosemont, Crescenta Valley High School and beyond.

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    2620 Orange Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214  
    (818) 248-2617, Fax (818) 248-5263
    Glendale Unified School District  (818) 241-3111 



    ​STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973): The District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, actual or perceived sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Mr. Travis Collier. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available by calling (818) 241-3111. The District's Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Maria Gandera, (818) 241-3111. The District's 504 Coordinator is Dr. Amy Lambert, (818) 241-3111.

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