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Monterey Highlands Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Dear Monterey Highlands Parents and Teachers,


On behalf of the Monterey Highlands Parent Teacher Association (PTA), I would like to welcome new and returning families to the 2022-2023 school year.  My name is Maria Yu, and this is my second year serving as the President of the PTA at Highlands.


It was such a joy to see students back in school last year.  It was a year filled with both academic and social emotional learning.  I hope your students made new friends, enjoyed interacting and learning with their teachers and classmates, and had fun running around and playing on school grounds.


Last year, as students diligently took their weekly COVID tests at school and parents anxiously waited for the test results to come back, our community experienced the very disruptive Omicron variant surge.  As we came out of that winter surge and case count dramatically decreased, our school finally welcomed volunteers back in March.  After more than 2 years of not being able to enter the school, this was a big moment we had all been waiting for.


Our PTA geared up and quickly pivoted to providing programs in-person.  Within a span of a few months, our PTA successfully pushed out Dance-A-Thon, Book Fair, Earth Week, Husky Appreciation Day with Nomad Ice Pop, and Teacher Appreciation Week where we personally served all the teachers and staff a delicious lunch.  We could not—COULD NOT—have done it without tremendous dedication from PTA board members and a team of Highlands volunteers.


Monterey Highlands is blessed with a wonderful principal and assistant principal.  And what a team they make!  Thank you, the always stellar Dr. Rosa Soria and Mr. Abel Bourbois.  Our PTA and our school couldn’t have done it without all your patience at meetings, understanding of our requests, and support of students’ and families’ concerns.  I have a feeling we will have a year of even greater collaboration ahead.


Here are our Program Highlights:

  • Book Fairs
  • Reflections Art Program
  • Spooky Bash
  • Husky Run
  • Family Math Night
  • Field Trips Transportation
  • Operation Gratitude Letters
  • College and Career Week
  • Husky Appreciation Day
  • Earth Day, and much more


Here are some ACTION STEPS you can take to help PTA bring all these enrichments to the students.

JOIN our PTA: for $11, it funds our programs. Just sign up using Totem

CONNECT with us: Facebook and Instagram.
TAP into our resources: Taplink has TONS of useful information like events, signups, news, schedule, forms, etc. 

EARN MONEY for PTA: fund our programs without spending additional money.  Just set up passive income so PTA can earn money while you shop.


Read our Newsletter to see how PTA funds are spent.

Our first PTA Association Meeting is Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.  Come and meet us as we talk about our 2022-2023 PTA Calendar Programs and Events.


Our PTA is always open for new ideas that can better support the needs of our diverse community.  If you have ideas you want to share with us, please feel free to email me at [email protected].


Thank you for your support.  I look forward to meeting you all.


Maria Yu

President, Monterey Highlands PTA 2022-2023