Monte Vista Elementary School

A National Blue Ribbon School

Message from Principal

  • Happy New Year!  January is a month for reflection and goal-setting.  In addition, we celebrate the birthday of one of our great American heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King.  His message of equality and justice resonates even today and ties in beautifully to Yellow Ribbon Week.  At Monte Vista we will recognize Yellow Ribbon Week through Random Acts of Kindness, January 17-20.  We encourage students, parents, staff and the community to practice RAK and, as a result, promote thoughtfulness, acceptance, and charity. Thank you for continuing to make Monte Vista Elementary School the best!


  • Calendar Items 

    Upcoming Dates
    6th Grade Panoramic Photo: February 3
    6th Grade Camp: February 6-10
    PTA Movie Night: February 9 
    School Site Council: February 14
    Enrollment 2017-18: February 21
    PTA Skate Night: February 22
    Spirit Day/Crazy Hair Day: February 24
    Spring Break:  March 20 - 27
    MV Science Fair:  March 31
    MV Silent Auction:  April 7, 2017
    MV Talent Show:  April 21, 2017
    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! Call the Front Office for any questions or if you need assistance.
    Monty’s Science Fair 2017 will be March 31, 2017
    Sign up before March 15th, 2017 – sign-up sheets will be available after January 9th. Information Packet
    Monte Vista Annual Talent Show will be Friday, April 21, 2017
    There will be dance routines, gymnastic performances, folk dancing, singing and musical performances of all kinds. More Information  Please contact Mrs Nelson (room 4104) with any questions -





    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 Board of Education prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 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. Kelly King, (818) 241-3111. The District's 504 Coordinator is Beatriz Bautista, (818) 241-3111.

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