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Welcome to Mar Vista Elementary!

Mar Vista Elementary School is the best! We're a neighborhood school and a School For Advanced Studies (SAS). Please read our Principal's Message and explore our website to learn more about our school.

Here are some important information for our families:

  • The BIG BOO Halloween Festival: Are you interested in helping out at this year's Big Boo Halloween Festival? Join us for our next meetings on Tuesday, October 24th at 8:30am and 6:30pm! If you can't attend the meetings but would still like to help out, contact Maria Vonderhaar at mariav1973@gmail.com.
  • Coffee & Conversation with the Principal: Join Mrs. Choe on Monday, October 30th at 8:30am in the cafeteria, to review the new California School Dashboard looking at our school's progress.
  • Progress Reports: Learn about the new Progress Reports for this school year at a parent meeting on Wednesday, November 1st at 8:30am in the cafeteria.
  • Valet: Did you know that you can safely drop off your child outside the main entrance on Granville and the rear entrance on Stoner? This convenient valet service is provided entirely by parent volunteers, so please consider signing up for a shift or two. Visit our Traffic and Safety page for more information and to sign up!
  • Yearbook: Purchase your child's 2017-2018 Yearbook before October 31st and get 10% off! Visit the Yearbook page for more information, including handy Quick Start Guides you can download and print.
  • PTA Membership: Support our PTA by becoming a member! Annual memberships are only $9.00 per person and helps support programs such as Book Fairs, the Big Boo Halloween Festival, Winter & Spring Shows, New Family Outreach, and much more. Fill out a blue and white PTA envelope and drop it off in the main office or join online at https://mvptamembership.cheddarup.com and pay your dues via credit card or electronic check.

Sign up to donate treats to the Bake Sale and Cake Walk!

We need individually wrapped treats (home-made or store bought) as well as whole (uncut) cakes. To sign up, please visit http://signup.com/go/HSivZwM. You may drop off your treats on Friday, October 27th in the Community Room, or at the Bake Sale table on Saturday, October 28th.

** Please label "Contains Nuts," "Nut-Free," "Gluten Free," or "Vegan" as appropriate. **

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

NEEDED: Mar Vista Parents to be Speakers at Monday Assemblies!

To help our Mar Vista Elementary students be college and career ready, we plan for parent speakers at each Monday morning assembly. Parents are encouraged to sign up and speak about their college and/or career choices for APPROXIMATELY TWO MINUTES.

We welcome parents from all different fields, paths, backgrounds, etc. so we can demonstrate to our students that success is achieved in many forms and down many paths.

Please fill out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/D9N8NtFITkIpxEt73 and choose a date when you can showcase your story! Make sure to choose a date that works for your schedule as Mrs. Choe will be counting on your presentation during the assembly. Any questions or problems, please contact Kristen Purcell bkpurcell@gmail.com.

School Tours

Would you like to see more of Mar Vista Elementary? Please join us for a tour of the school, including the TK and Kindergarten classrooms. Tours begin at 8:30AM in the Main Hallway. Tours last approximately one hour and end with a Q&A session with Principal Choe.

Note that tours are for adults only, as we will be entering classrooms and don't want to distract from the children's learning.

Sign up for a spot today! https://goo.gl/forms/lZrvZuNjtYlmKz9s2


SCHOOL BEAUTIFICATION DAY is on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

This annual event is an opportunity for our families to make a lasting contribution to our school by working on projects and helping to make Mar Vista Elementary School the special place our kids love to be at. The School Beautification Committee needs members to prepare and coordinate activities. We have a preliminary list of activities and welcome your input and involvement. “Veterans” and new families alike – please help out and plan to be there for some (or all!) of this fantastic day.

If you would like to volunteer to help with project additions or repair, please join our next planning meeting on Wednesday, October 18th from 5:30-6:30 in Room 3.


Monthly Calendar

Get your broomsticks and cauldrons ready because our annual Halloween Festival is almost here! The Big Boo will be held on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 in the main yard. Our team is busy planning a day full of fun games and delicious treats, and we encourage our families to join our planning meetings every Tuesday at 8:30am and 6:30pm.

For more information, including the many opportunities to help, please visit The Big Boo page.


2017-2018 School Calendar

Click HERE to view the current school year calendar.

Check regularly for updates.

Upcoming Events


MVSEG provides many services to Mar Vista Elementary. Please join us in supporting our school! Visit http://www.mvseg.org to learn more!


Find out about PlanetBravo's Weekly Technology Lessons!

Get Involved

There are many ways that Mar Vista Parents can get directly involved in making Mar Vista the best that it can be:

  • Learn how MVSEG supports our school
  • Have everyone in your family join PTA
  • Attend the monthly MVSEG, PTA, SSC and ELAC meetings
  • Become a Room Parent