1908 Vista Grande Rd.   El Cajon, CA  92019             www.vistagrandepta.org
Welcome Back to School

We are just getting started with the new school year and there's plenty to do.  It's not too late to find out more about PTA and join us for some fun activites this year that benefit all the students at Vista Grande Elementary.  Just come to a PTA meeting or contact us @ vistagrandepta@cox.net.

Family Movie Night
Friday, Sept. 21 at approximately 7:00PM
Come join us for a free outdoor showing of
The Lorax
Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be available to purchase or pack your own dinner and eat under the stars!  Students must be accompanied by an adult.  Hope to see you there.
Target Stores "REDcard"

When you shop with your Target REDcard, Target donates 1% of your purchases to the eligible K-12 school of your choice.  Just visit Target "Take Charge of Education" to start earning dollars for our school!

To view the total donations from Target click here.
Programs at Vista Grande Elementary

PTA provides funding and volunteers to support many programs at our school - here are some examples:

Music Teacher - Our fabulous Mrs. Dillon wouldn't be possible with out your support of our PTA as we fund this program for our students.  Mrs. Dillion teaches the following:
Kinder and 1st Grade - Singing
      2nd & 3rd Grade - Flutophones (and reading music!)
      4th Grade - Square Dancing
      5th Graders - TBD

Art Teacher - The art teacher is also made possible by our PTA.  The teacher works with all students doing various drawing techniques and mediums. ALL artwork will be honored with placement on Artsonia and Mrs. Warner will also head up the PTA Art Reflections program.

Computer Teacher - Students visit the computer lab and are instructed on how to use various computer programs (MS Word, PowerPoint).  The computer teacher is funded partially by PTA.

Did you know.....the PTA runs the "Lunch Fund" so if you child forgets their lunch or lunch money, they can go to the office and borrow money to buy lunch.
Welcome to the Vista Grande PTA website.  Here you can find information on all of our upcoming school events, meetings and fundraising efforts. We want to thank all of the parents, relatives and friends who support PTA through your PTA Memberships and by donating through our ongoing  "Show Me the Money" campaign.  
Earn $ for
Vista Grande!

Register your Vons, Ralphs, Albertson's and eScrib cards.

Drop off "Box Tops" at the office.

New PTA members always welcome!

Come to a meeting or
E-mail us.
Funding for California Schools  Did you know property taxes account for less than 26% of school funding in California?

  Learn more about how our school is funded by the district, state and federal monies in the California PTA Newsletter
(see page 4 & 5).
Vista Grande PTA Meetings 2012 - 2013
Daytime meetings are at the lunch tables.  Evening meetings are in Room 13.

9/18/12 - 9:15am
10/16/12 - 6pm
11/27/12 - 9:15am
12/11/12 - 6pm
1/15/13 - 9:15am
2/19/12 - 6pm
3/21/12 - PTA meeting during Open House
4/16/12 - 9:15am
5/21/12 - 6pm
6/11/12 - PTA Installation Dinner 6pm

Congratulations to our Elected Officers
for 2012 - 2013:
President - Jenn Saghera
Vice President - Toni Russo
Secretary - Theresa Moore
Treasurer - Christine LaMarca
Auditor - Josie Kasyouhannon
Financial Secretary - Maria Santana
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