Sunday, December 23, 2018

Have A Wonderful Break!

Wishing all our Marguerita Elementary families a wonderful Winter Break! Enjoy!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Amazing Jog-A-Thon Results

Congratulations Marguerita community! We've announced to the students that we surpassed our Jog-a-thon fundraising goal! Thank you for your hard work. Wishing everyone a wonderful winter break. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jog-A-Thon Celebration!

Thursday 12/20 is our Jog-A-Thon Celebration Day! The following classes will be getting parties. Thank you to everyone for their amazing fundraising and showing us what it means to be part of the Marguerita community! (We'll also let you know how much you raised!)



*Pizzas will be delivered before lunch time, but students will still have an opportunity to grab lunch if they want. Popsicles will be passed out dependent on the teachers' schedule.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Give the Gift of Books

Is your holiday shopping done? Don't forget Marguerita Library's wish list!

Use promo code GIFTBOOK18 to save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 or more on books shipped and sold by Enter code GIFTBOOK18 at checkout. Offer expires 12/21!

Buy through to earn PTA some rebates!

We are grateful to Isabella Lee and her family for buying and donating two books to the library already!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Santa’s Shop is open!

Please remember that the shop is only open for two days due to lack of space and volunteers. Last day to shop is tomorrow 12/13!

This Friday!

More info about Friday's Family Math Night. Hope to see you all there!
Gates will be open at 4:30 pm for Tacos/photos/hallway activities.

Marguerita Gate will remain open during the event (4:30 pm-7:30 pm)
Benito Gate will be open 4:30 pm-5:00 pm & 7:00 pm-7:30 pm only.

Taco / Photo / Hallway activity: 4:30-5:05 pm
Introduction/Welcome in auditorium: 5:10-5:20 pm
Activity in classrooms: 5:30-6:45 pm
Prize Drawings in auditorium: 7:00-7:15 pm

Follow this link for Schedule and Activities.

2 Additional Pick Up Times for Jog-A-Thon Prizes!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Santa's Secret Workshop Dec 12-13

Marguerita students will have the opportunity to buy presents for friends, teachers, and relatives. The goal is to instill the joy of giving but also to teach the children about currency and help them use their math skills. Each gift is in the one dollar to five dollar range. This will be during lunch and recess and only two days. *Please note the change as we lack space and volunteers.

The Marguerita PTA wishes you the Happiest of Holidays. Thank you for your support in helping Marguerita and making it an atmosphere of learning and enriching your child's life.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Santa's Secret Shop Needs Volunteers

At Santa's "Secret Shop" students buy gifts for their teachers, friends, and family. The gifts are sold at really low prices (e.g. $1-$5), so that it's really just a service to the students during this special time of year. 

This year Santa's Shop will be open on Dec 12 - 13, and the kids will shop during their recesses and lunch times. Volunteers will help the kids select gifts and wrap them, as well as keep the shop tidy. We also need two cashiers per shift. It will be in the library.

The signup sheet is here:

Please help if you can!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Reminder: Jog-A-Thon Free Dress Day Monday

Reminder: The Jog-A-Thon Free Dress Day is Monday December 10

Your child is free to wear non-uniform clothing (but must still comply with AUSD dress standards). Just remember to wear your sticker too and enjoy!

Those who did not earn the free dress day must still wear their uniforms.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Family Math Night 12/14/18

You are invited to Marguerita Family Math Night on 12/14/18!
(The school is going green and will not be sending flyers home.)


Prizes Pick Up

Prizes pick up will be tomorrow morning in the cafeteria from 7:30-8:30 a.m. If you cannot pick up, please email us to let us know if someone else will pick up for you or whether we can send the prize home with your child.

Jog-A-Thon Free Dress Day 12/10

The Jog-A-Thon Free Dress Day is Monday December 10. If your child earned a free dress day, please look for the stickers going home this week. Your child is free to wear non-uniform clothing (but must still comply with AUSD dress standards). Wear your sticker that day so that school staff know that you participated in the Jog-A-Thon and earned the Free Dress Day!

Those who did not earn the free dress day must still wear their uniforms that day.

Pennies for Presents

Pennies for Presents through 12/7! Only 3 more days!

Our PTA will be donating gift cards to some of our families that need assistance during this holiday season. Each classroom has a container in which each child can bring in any loose change and place it in the container. Your family can donate pennies, quarters, nickels, dimes, or dollars. The change will be used towards purchasing the gift certificates. Marguerita PTA appreciates your help!

Free Churros for Top Fundraising Classes

Added Bonus - the top 8 Jog-A-Thon fundraising classes are getting coupons for free churros at El Pollo Loco!

1. Lin $2,657.00
2. Chao $2,438.25
3. Gao $2,293.00
4. Davis $2,147.25
5. Wong $1,683.00
6. Song $1,218.00
7. Chavez-Duarte $1,135.00
8. Suen $1,102.50

Monday, December 3, 2018

Jog-A-Thon Prize Winners

Congratulations to all the Jog-A-Thon prize winners!

Pizza and popsicle party dates will be announced soon. Additional donations are still trickling in, so we hope to announce how much we raised by the time we have the parties!

Some lappers tied for the top spot in their class, and OneZo was generous enough to donate enough gift cards to cover the ties!

We additionally awarded the golden raffle ticket holders with $25 Scholastic Dollars per ticket as gratitude for their amazing fundraising.

Second top fundraisers win a Tea Maru e-gift card. Please email to give us your email address to receive your e-gift card.

All other prizes on this list will be available to be PICKED UP on Wednesday morning from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m at the school. Please email us if you are unable to make it and you'd rather we give the prize to your child to take home.

The Jog-A-Thon Committee and Marguerita PTA Board appreciate your support for this big event. We consider it a very successful fundraiser because not only did we fundraise enough money to support this year's programs, but we also built school spirit, had tremendous student and parent/volunteer participation, and raised school pride. Together, we made this a fabulous and fun event for the entire school. Thank you!

New! Ralphs Community Rewards

Do you shop at Ralphs and have a Ralphs Rewards card?

Start earning rebates for Marguerita PTA simply by shopping at Ralphs!

If you don't have an account at, create one and register your Ralphs Rewards card. Go to your account, Community Rewards, and designate Marguerita PTA or PK761 as your charity organization.

Your purchases will begin counting towards Marguerita PTA within 72 hours of registering your rewards card online.

Every time you shop for groceries and swipe your card, Marguerita PTA automatically starts earning a rebate.

Gift Cards Deadline 12/5

Don't forget to order your gift cards with PTA. Deadline approaching. Get your order and checks in by 12/5.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Engineering with LEGO

New upcoming Engineering with LEGO sessions are open for enrollment.

Play-Well Registration

English Flyer
Chinese & Spanish Flyer

Math Night Volunteers Needed

Math Night (12/14) is approaching quickly, and Marguerita is looking for volunteers and a few door prizes. 

Please sign up by this Friday 11/30 (today!) if you will be able to volunteer. Mandarin speaking parent volunteers would be especially appreciated. Thank you so much!  

Please sign up on the "Volunteers Sign up" tab.  Jody Dowell will contact you with all the details once you sign up.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to all the lucky raffle prize winners! Thanks to ASB reps for doing the drawings for us! We will announce a time for you to pick up your prizes next week. Also stay tuned for the top fundraiser and top lapper winners. We will finalize our numbers soon! #margueritajat2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Raffle Time!

It's Jog-a-Thon Raffle Week! A note will be sent home letting you know the number of raffle tickets your child has earned. The raffle will take place during school hours THIS THURSDAY. Contact us if you don't get the letter -- we can email it to you too.
We encourage you to talk to your child about what they would like to win. Here is the final prize sheet. We now have 10 tablets to give away, and there's a new General Raffle at the end! There's a lot to go through, so please give us a shout with any questions. 

Please help us spread the word about our Instagram, blog, and Facebook!  This is the best way to stay up-to-date. 

*Actual amount raised will be announced soon!*

Monday, November 26, 2018

Shop AmazonSmile to donate to Marguerita PTA

This Cyber Monday, do your regular Amazon shopping at and AmazonSmile donates to Marguerita PTA.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Your canned goods donations enabled us to make all these boxes for Marguerita families in need this Thanksgiving. Thank you, and have a great break everyone!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

New Prize: The Huntington

Another new raffle prize!  Thanks to @thehuntingtonlibrary one of our students can bring a guest to visit this beautiful library and garden.  What prize do you want to win most?

Gift Cards for the Holidays

Avoid the holiday rush, order your Scrip Gift Cards with Marguerita PTA now. You can find the order form online.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

2 More Days to Turn in Pledge Money

Only two more days to turn in pledge money that will count towards getting raffle tickets! Please try to turn in all money by Friday at noon. If you're not sure if your envelope will make it to us in time via your child or your child's teacher, please drop it off at the front office. (We need to get the money to the bank, and we would like to start our Thanksgiving break too!)

Thank you to everyone who has already turned in their pledge money! 

Thanks to Some of Our Jog-A-Thon Sponsors

Marguerita PTA is still finalizing Jog-a-Thon results as final pledge donations trickle in this week. Still lots to do before our Thanksgiving Break!
Thank you to these wonderful companies who supported us through prize donations. Can't wait to see who the winners are!
#margueritajat2018 @amctheatres @innout @cfamontereypark @rubioscoastalgrill @elpolloloco

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Order Your Holiday Gift Cards

Marguerita Families, if you missed the 1st round of gift card orders here is your chance. We will run another order with checks due to Marguerita PTA by 12/5. Avoid the holiday rush and order your gift cards!

Go to to view entire gift card selection or contact PTA, then order online or use this form. (School Enrollment Code: 29DE95L461114)

LA Chargers Fan Gear Pack

New raffle prize alert — the LA Chargers Fan Gear Pack!  This includes a banner, folder, spiral notebook, water bottle, and more!  #margueritaJAT2018 #LAchargers

What a day!

Hope you Marguerita families rested up after the eventful day. Your PTA Jog-A-Thon committee has been planning this event since early October and it was fun and rewarding to see a lot of volunteers coming out to help, teachers running with their students, and kids running their hearts out. Thank you everyone for your involvement and helping us fundraise. Stay tuned to see if we met our goal of 16k. #margueritaJAT2018 #margueritahuskies #buildingabettercommunity

Support Your Teachers

Thank you Marguerita teachers and administrators for your dedication to our school and our students! It's not too late to help these teachers get 100% participation to win a $25 gift card and be entered to win a teacher's raffle basket! #margueritajat2018 #buildingabettercommunity #supportyourteachers

Ms. Davis' class is currently the only class that has 100% participation! The following teachers are so close (lacking pledges from 5 or fewer students): Chao, Creel, Gao, Lin, Song, Wong. Let's talk to the teachers and support these other students. Let's work together to help get as many classes to 100% participation as we can! The teachers' raffle basket has school supplies valued at over $100!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Jog-a-Thon Photos

We loved seeing all of our little runners working so hard to earn money for their school! Thanks to all the parents who volunteered, collected pledges, gave pep talks, and made sure their kids were well-rested and ready to run this morning. If anybody has photos from this event that you would like to share w/the yearbook team, please use this upload link: Thank you!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Pizza Party!

Top fundraising classes so far! Looks like we are going to have a lot of pizza parties! #margueritaJAT2018 

1. Chao $1,340
2. Wong $974
3. Davis $904
4. Gao $855
5. Lin $832
6. Duarte $747
7. Song $548
8. Suen $545
9. Woodin $539
10. Vuong $511

We are ready!

We've got our shirts ✔️, we've got our water ✔️.  Thank you to @douglasautobody for donating AND delivering 20 cases of water!  We're ready! 
#MargueritaJAT2018  #BuildingaBetterCommunity

Almost there!

Preliminary numbers are in! We have raised $12,702, so far, which is still short of our $16K goal. Let's cheer the kids on tomorrow to run as many laps as they can to raise more money on the per-lap-pledges! Way to go Huskies!!! #soclose #margueritajat2018 #reachourgoals #letsrun