Friday, November 22, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ¦ƒ

Marguerita PTA would like to thank YOU this Thanksgiving season. We definitely feel the support from our community. Have a great week + 1 day off. See you on December 3rd!  πŸ₯°

If you earned a "Free Dress Day" from Jog-A-Thon, remember to use it on December 3rd!  A label went home on Wednesday. Peel the label and place it on your shirt. School dress code still applies. πŸ‘šπŸ‘•πŸƒπŸ»‍♂️

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Gift Cards for the Holidays

Thanksgiving break is almost here, and it's time to shop! Find something for everyone on your list with gift cards available from 750+ top brands. Every gift card purchased immediately raises funds for PTA. Share the joy with family and friends this holiday season.

Shop the Holiday Gift Guide at

Order the gift cards online or print out and complete the paper form.

Deadline to order is Dec. 6 so that we can distribute before the winter break.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Need Dinner Plans?

Tonight is Cook's Night Out at Diner on Main. Mention this fundraiser at checkout and 25% of the proceeds will be donated back to Marguerita PTA. See you there!

P.S. A few of our board members are sick. We will do our best to be there between 4-9pm, but if you don't see us and would like to chat, please send us an email at  πŸ€—

Jog-A-Thon Prize Raffle!

Letters are going home today listing the prizes your child has earned, including any raffle tickets. Please review the detailed list of final prizes.

Raffle tickets will be given to the students on Thursday morning right before the raffle boxes will be made available during recess. Students can place their tickets in the boxes of prizes they want to win. (The raffle drawing will be Dec. 3.) 

If you did not get the letter and would like to double check how many raffle tickets your child has earned, please send us an email at

Pokemon power banks that were not picked up at the Fall Carnival will be distributed soon. If you do NOT want us to give them to your child, please email us to let us know.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Jog-A-Thon Update: We are just $855 away from meeting our goal! πŸŽ‰ Can we reach $45K?  Let's certainly try.  Walkstarter is still open!

[Quick note, Walkstarter shows a different amount raised because there are a few donations that have not been added yet. We are working hard to bring you real time stats. πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰]

Cook’s Night Out This Week

Our next Cook's Night Out is this Wednesday, November 20th at Diner on Main. Our board members will be there from 4-9pm to answer any questions or address any concerns. 25% of the proceeds for take-out and dine-in orders will be donated back to Marguerita PTA. Just mention this fundraiser at checkout!

πŸ“201 W. Main Street

Rockstar Store 11/22

Come help students shop with their Rockstar tickets this Friday 11/22. Volunteer signups here.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Jog-A-Thon Pledges

We are extending our deadline till TODAY to turn in your Jog-A-Thon paper pledges. (We heard there were subs on Friday!) Turn them in to your homeroom teachers or front office or pledge online.  We are SO close to our goal of $45K! πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰

Friday, November 15, 2019

Last day of Jog-A-Thon

So close! Can you help us get there? Today's the last day!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Upping the Ante

We are going to up the ante! 2 more days to pledge to help us reach our goal!

We are now awarding the Top 5 Fundraising Classes $300, $250, $200, $150, and $100 (increased from $100/$75/$50 to top 3). The top 5 fundraising classes collectively raised a lot of money – they should get to use more of it.

Top 3 Fundraising Grades now get $400, $375, and $350 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. In addition, we are going to award runners-up. If a grade collects $50/student average, and even if they are not the top 3 grades, the grade can get $200.

Help your class/grade get rewarded! (Hint: Kinder is only $26 short of making the $50/student average to get at least $200.)

Also, don't forget the individual prizes too! We have done a great job so far. Let's finish strong, Huskies! Last day to turn in pledges is Friday 11/15!

Some updated current standings below (email us if you want to know how to help your class or grade with pledges):

Top Fundraising Grades:

  1. TK
  2. 2nd
  3. 1st
  4. K
  5. 3rd

Top Fundraising Classes:

  1. Tsai
  2. Lin
  3. Chao
  4. Eng
  5. Song
  6. Liao
  7. Wong (1st grade)

Top Jog-A-Thon Runners & Principal for a Day

Top male and female runners of each grade, and top runner of the entire school announced today!

TK - James D & Marisa L
K - Jonah C & Avery L
1st - Luke M, Darren T, Naomi C, & Annie J
2nd - Riley L & Lilly L
3rd - Carson T & Shelly L
4th - Wyatt S & Bella T
5th - Noah I & Madeline C
6th - Roman O & Paola C
7th - Andrew R & Joanna D
8th - Carlos R & Kiara C

Most laps run & Principal for a Day - Andrew R (7th grade)!

Congratulations runners!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Sprint Raffle Winners 11/13/19

Made us so happy to give out prizes today! Prizes were raffled off. Any student who had pledged any money were automatically entered for a chance to win (weighted at $1 per entry essentially so the more they fundraised, the better their chances of winning). We gave the gift cards/certificates to the students themselves or to the teachers to give to the students. Congratulations to the winners! And thanks to our sponsors for their generous donations!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Help Wanted: Teacher For a Day

What would you do if you were Teacher For A Day?

Top Fundraiser of each class gets to be Teacher For a Day! Last day to turn in pledges is Friday 11/15.

Current top fundraisers are (but things can still change before Friday):
TK-Eng: James D
K-Ai Li: Wesley V
K-Hui: Benjamin L
K-Liao: Karina M
K-Song: Milo W
K-Suen: Matt D
1-Chao: Caleb W
1-Chen: Penelope L
1-Lui: Luke M
1-Ralston: Nathan T
1-Wong: Matthew K
2-Chavez-Duarte: Jeanne G
2-Davis: Benjamin C
2-Dudziak: Autumn L
2-Lin: Alisa S
2-Wong: Katelyn S
3-Feidler: Kailey S
3-Macias: Victoria M, Sofia B
3-Tovar: Madison A
3-Tsai: Kayla W
3-Vuong: Isabel M
4-Creel: Anjelah C
4-Quach: Natalie R
4-Woodin: Ashley Q
5-Lam: Noah V
5-Tanaka: Mason R
6-Barsuhn: Jonray O
6-Boyle: Raymond P
6/7th-Ramirez: Sofia G
7th-Av: Angel A
7th-Sprague: Jayden H
8th-Calderon: Andy T
8th-Jauregui: Patrick V

Monday, November 11, 2019

How did your child do at the Jog-A-Thon?

Find out by logging into your account at and viewing the laps recorded. You can also print out a Certificate of Achievement to present to your superstar runner.

Thank you parents, volunteers, and students for participating in the Jog-A-Thon!

But wait! It's not over yet. We are taking pledges until Friday Nov. 15th, and we have not met our fundraising goal yet!

Just at our last PTA meeting, we released $13,500 in funds to the school to cover field trips. With our student population, that's only a little over $15 per student, which just pays for the buses. This would not cover admissions fees and other costs.

This year, PTA also bought 15 canopies for the teachers for use at events such as the Fall Carnival. Later this month, PTA is bringing 4 performances of Robin Hood to the school. Remember last year's fun, interactive, and engaging science assembly? We hope to introduce kids to the broad spectrum of arts and sciences through special assemblies.

PTA also pays for programs such as the Rockstar Student awards, the Good Guys Program, Reading Railroad, and the ROCK program. The other big budget item approved by you at the beginning of the year also allocated about $13 per student for classroom supplies, which gives the teachers additional money to buy books and necessary supplies for the classrooms beyond the school district's small budget and parent donations. Haven't you spent more than $13 in school supplies for your child already?

$45K sounds like a lot of money, but we are a big (and still growing) school and the school district simply does not pay for these "non-essential" programs and needs. Let's continue to enhance our children's educational experiences.

We have only raised about 75% of our fundraising goal. The PTA Jog-A-Thon committee has raised almost $5000 in business sponsorships and grants, and that's not including our individual fundraising.

Would you help and give an additional small donation of $5 to help ALL of us get to our goal? Our kids will thank us for it.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Do You Take Pictures?

Share your photos with the yearbook team!  Fall Carnival, Jog-A-Thon, school spirit days, field trips...everything!  Please upload your photos here:

Thank you!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Jog-A-Thon 2019

Jog-A-Thon came and went.  Thank you to our fearless leaders and volunteers who helped us prep, set up, donate, scan, and everything in between. There aren't enough words to express our gratitude for this Marguerita Community. We have ONE more week to keep pledging so keep up the excellent work. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Thank You, Rose Hills

Marguerita PTA would like to thank Rose Hills for their GENEROUS gold level sponsorship of Marguerita Elementary students.  We are one step closer to reaching our goal of $45k.  THANK YOU!  #communitysupport #jogathon2019πŸƒ‍♀️

Giving Away 1 Chromebook, 10 tablets, Disney on Ice tickets, and....

There are so many Jog-A-Thon prizes, it's hard to keep up! Remember we still have a CHROMEBOOK to give away, with much thanks to SPARK for donating it! Also, so much more, including these NEW ones this year: Disney on Ice tickets Jiu Jitsu lessons $50 Din Tai Fung gift card $35 Dave & Busters gift cards Skirball Cultural Center family pass $30 Lemonade gift card coupled with Broad Museum passes And an oldie from last year, but a goodie -- we bought 10 more tablets to give away! Let's go Huskies!

Who are the current fundraising leaders?

Current leaders are below -- there's still a chance to boost your class or grade! Remember that top fundraising classes get $100/$75/$50 to spend and top fundraising grades get $400/$300/$200.

Classes Leaderboard
1. 1st - Chao
2. 2nd - Lin
3. TK - Eng
4. 3rd - Tsai
5. K - Song
6. 1st - Wong
7. K - Liao
8. 3rd - Tovar
9. 4th - Woodin
10. 2nd - Davis

Grades Leaderboard
1. TK
2. 1st
3. 2nd
4. K
5. 3rd

PTA Meeting Today

Lots to go over as we continue to plan for various events. Hope to see you there!  We'd love to have you join and share your thoughts. 

Popsicle Party!

Popsicle Party! Congratulations to the following classes for 100% participation in the Jog-A-Thon already. Students get a popsicle party, and the teacher gets a boba drink!

MS. CREEL, 4th grade
MS. DAVIS, 2nd grade
MS. LAM, 5th grade
MS. LUI, 1st grade
MS. TOVAR, 3rd grade
MS. TSAI, 3rd grade
MS. WONG, 1st grade

2 more days...

That's right... just 2 more days until our Marguerita Jog-A-Thon where our stufents will run, jog, walk for those pledges to raise $45K!  Jog-A-Thon t-shirt orders we're distributed to the teachers today.  Get them washed and ready for Friday where the students are encouraged to wear their Jog-A-Thon tshirt.  #seeyouthere #jogathon2019πŸƒ‍♀️ πŸƒ #runforfun #runforthegoal #communitybuilding #huskiesROCK

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Sprint Raffle Winners 11/5

We have our first sprint raffle winners! Students who collected any dollar amount in pledges were automatically entered into a raffle to win In-N-Out and Chick-fil-A food cards. PTA has given the teachers the gift cards to send home with the students.

We will be drawing names again next week with more gift cards to give away, including Dave & Buster's, Starbucks, In-N-Out, AMC, and Yogurtland!  Students can continue to collect pledges, and every dollar means another entry into the sprint raffle!

Canned Food Drive starts today

Healthy Hydration Education at the 2019 Marguerita PTA Jog-A-Thon

Marguerita PTA is proud to announce that we received a Healthy Hydration grant from National PTA and NestlΓ©. 

#ChooseWater with us as students taste flavorful infused water and vote on their favorites on Nov 8th during recess.  Students will also learn about how much sugar is in sweetened beverages, be offered the opportunity to pledge to #choosewater and may win a small prize.  An informational handout will be sent home to families about this event.  

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gold Level Sponsorship Appreciation

Our Marguerita Parent Teacher Association would like to thank Julia Zhao for her GENEROUS gold level sponsorship of Marguerita Elementary students and for getting us one step closer to reaching our goal of $45k.  THANK YOU!  #communitysupport #jogathon2019πŸƒ‍♀️

Saturday, November 2, 2019

October Cook’s Night Out Results

Thank you for continuing to support our Marguerita Community!  Funds raised through the PTA goes back to our students.  Jog-A-Thon is THIS Friday. Let's step up our game and reach our school goal of $45,000!