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Join our PTA!

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Anyone can join the PTA - parents, grand parents, relatives, friends. Your generous donation helps support our activities, locally and nationally, throughout the year. As a member, you will receive a membership card, the current PTA directory, and access to various PTA sponsored clinics and educational events.

Join the PTA by sending in your $9 membership dues and help us reach 100% participation. Pick up a blue and white PTA envelope from the school, or join online today!

Contact: Maria Vonderhaar / Mary Anne Miller


PTA Officers and Chairpersons 2017-2018

Co-Presidents Anne Arikian Megan Morrow
Secretary Tara Kline  
Treasurer Wendy Senelick  
Auditor Jasmine Jaffe  
Parliamentarian Mary Anne Miller  
Room Parent Chair Kristen Purcell  
Bake Sales Alexandra Lewinson Leslie Seki
Big Boo Tesha Edwards Jasmine Jaffe
Book Fairs Kanon Riecks Wendy Senelick
  Erin Cullen Alice Park
Box Tops Wendy Senelick Jeanne Anderson
CARE Club CJ Melechin  
Copy Club Kanon Riecks  
Education Anna Lee Cara Pohle
Fabulous Fridays Jasmine Jaffe Maria Vonderhaar
Family Fun Night Jasmine Jaffe Teri Shoustal
First Day Info Meeting Cortney Pellettieri Kanon Riecks
Founder's Night Rosi Kent Jeri Rees
Green Dolphins Jaime Roll  
Hospitality Stephanie Balikos  
Mar Vista Cares Nicole Fanelli Stephanie Jarsky
Membership Maria Vonderhaar Mary Anne Miller
Music Programs Carolina Al-Bondak  
New Family Outreach/Playdate Kate Albers Hallman Ray
New Parent Info Meeting Kristen Purcell Hallman Ray
Reflections Catie Desjardins  
Running Club Tesha Edwards Jennifer Bedolla
Scouting Groups Marzia Lomartire  
Traffic & Safety Yasmine Reynolds Jacque McIntyre
Website Maria Vonderhaar  
Yearbook Maria Vonderhaar Tara Kline

What Do We Do?

Download the COMPLETE LIST of programs supported by the Mar Vista PTA.

MVPTA Mission

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.

Here at Mar Vista our PTA members work hard to accomplish that mission. The PTA is a volunteer organization that offers Mar Vista Elementary support in many areas.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved in helping continue to make Mar Vista Elementary an amazing school!

Do you want to help out in the class? Are you a seamstress? Are you a great baker? Can you spare 15 minutes or one hour? Would you like to lead a scout troop? Do you like to take pictures? Do you work and only have a little time available? We need you!! All volunteers are welcome!

  • Sign up as a valet during morning drop-off
  • Become a Room Parent
  • Tutor a child in CARE Club
  • Volunteer at the Book Fair
  • Help with the Big Boo
  • Take photos for the yearbook
  • Become a Girl Scout Troop Leader or Boy Scout Leader
  • Link your grocery cards to benefit our school

There are many ways to help the MVPTA continue to do the amazing things it does.

For more information contact:
Anne Arikian or Megan Morrow
Co-Presidents Mar Vista PTA


If you would like to help a child build their love of reading by tutoring, please contact C.J. Melechin. The commitment is one hour a week and the reward is priceless!