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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!

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Contact: Maria Vonderhaar / Mary Anne Miller

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PTA Officers and Chairpersons 2018-2019

Co-Presidents Megan Morrow Stephanie Gholam
Secretary OPEN  
Treasurer Wendy Senelick  
Auditor Jasmine Jaffe  
Parliamentarian Cara Pohle  
Room Parent Chair Kristen Purcell  
Bake Sales Katie Escobar  
Big Boo Cara Pohle Jasmine Jaffe
Book Fairs Catie Desjardins Tara Kline
  Mary Anne Miller  
  Stephanie Gholam  
Box Tops Jeanne Anderson  
Copy Club Carolina Albondak Catie Desjardins
Education Cara Pohle Anne Arikian
Fabulous Fridays Jasmine Jaffe Maria Vonderhaar
  Leslie Seki Angela Perez
Family Fun Night Jasmine Jaffe Cara Pohle
First Day Info Meeting Hallman Ray Amy McCarty
Founder's Night Kristen Purcell Cortney Pellettieri
Green Dolphins Jaime Roll Katie Escobar
Historian Elise Ungerleider  
Hospitality Stephanie Balikos  
Mar Vista Cares Amy McCarty Anna Lee
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 OPEN  
Running Club Rachel Mullennix  
Scouting Groups Heather Ward Katie Escobar
School Beautification Reed Rudy Bill Koontz
  Ed Derse  
Square 1 Art Leslie Fields Tara Kline
Traffic & Safety Yasmine Reynolds Amy McCarty
Website Maria Vonderhaar  
Yearbook Maria Vonderhaar Tara Kline
  Stephanie Gholam  

What Do We Do?

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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.


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!

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:
Megan Morrow or Stephanie Gholam
Co-Presidents Mar Vista PTA