Saturday, December 19, 2020

PTA Association Meeting on January 21st

Save the date! Association Meeting 1/21 @ 6:30 p.m. (Online)

Approve Treasurer Reports
Approve Revised Budget
Approve Nomination Committee
Approve Amended PTA Master Calendar
Approve Bylaws

RSVP with this form:

Thursday, December 17, 2020

K-5th Grade Yearbook Photos

Submit your Kindergarten-5th grade child's portrait photo for the Marguerita PTA Yearbook today! To learn how to submit photos, visit And please share with other K-5th grade parents/guardians. 

Meals Distribution on Friday 12/18


Reposted from AUSD:
It's going to be a busy day for meal distributions tomorrow (Friday, December 18th)!
Normally, we serve a hot entree on Fridays, but because we are distributing the "Extra Eats" meal boxes (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 suppers) and anticipating a larger turnout at each site, our staff will not be able to prepare the hot food items.

Friday's menu will stay the same as previously announced, but families will need to heat the lunch entree themselves.

A few reminders about Friday...
- Meal distributions will be open from 12:00pm to 1:30pm (or until they run out). Arrive early, if possible.
- It's a high school pupil-free day, so there will be no food distribution at the high schools or bus stops.
- High school students/parents may pick up meals from any elementary school (except Marguerita).
- Marguerita meal distributions continue to be closed due to shortage of staff. Families are encouraged to go to Northrup School instead.
- If you are picking up for multiple children, make sure you have sufficient space in your car for the meal bags and "Extra Eats" boxes. (If you are walking to the school site, we strongly recommend you bring a cart/wagon or large, strong bag with you.)
- Please be prepared to provide verification that you are picking up for children (18 or under).
- Meals are always distributed on a first-come basis. As we run low, we may need to limit the number of Extra Eats box per family.

We know the need for food is greater than ever and anticipating there will be long lines at times. Please do be kind and patient with our staff. They will try to get through the long as quickly and safely as possible.

Come Draw with Gio Link

If you have questions about today's drawing workshop, please email us at:

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

TODAY! Support Marguerita PTA by ordering from Blaze (Alhambra) between 4-8pm using the Blaze app or by ordering online at Enter code "1086A" in the promo code field and 20% of your total transaction will be donated to Marguerita PTA (no additional cost to you).

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Meals Distribution Moved to Northrup

Due to a shortage of available staff members, we will NOT be able to provide meal distribution at Marguerita School for the rest of the week.

We are in the process of transporting all food and supplies from Marguerita School to Northrup School, and are advising parents to pick up their meal bags from Northrup this Wednesday and Friday (December 16th and 18th).

When we return from winter break, all meal distribution will CONTINUE to be AT NORTHRUP SCHOOL as construction will begin on Marguerita's campus in January.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you in advance for your understanding.

Complete the Form to Help AUSD Regain Millions

Alhambra Unified School District stands to regain much-needed extra funding for schools, but it hinges on making sure all families complete the new Alternate Income Form by December 31, 2020

The new process gives each AUSD family a small action step to take this year in order to bring millions of dollars to their child's school for beloved programs like robotics, visual and performing arts, technology purchases, and after-school care.

However, all families must complete the Alternate Income Form before the end of the calendar year (December 31, 2020) to make a difference. 

Filling out the form takes 5-10 minutes to complete — but the funding for student programs will last all year. 

Only complete one form per family. Include all members of your house in the household count.

What you will need to provide while completing the Alternative Income Form:

 The names and incomes of every member of your household
 The school, grade, birthdate of every student in your household
 Your social security number and electronic signature
 (Optional) A valid email address or phone number for district communication about the status of the Alternate Income Form


Parents can visit the district home page at or their child's school website or use this link
AUSD does not share personal information with other federal, state, or local agencies. For more information, please refer to AUSD Board Resolution No. 16-17-16 Resolution Regarding the Board's Commitment to Ensure Safe Haven.

Give e-Gift Cards

Last minute shopping? Need contactless delivery? Purchase and give e-Gift Cards through the PTA fundraising program Shop with Scrip. Do all your shopping in one place with hundreds of retailers available. It's easy and quick.

E-gift cards make great gifts to family, friends, teachers, coaches, co-workers, or use them yourself!

Clean Air SGV Workshop on 12/17

API Forward Movement invites the Marguerita community to their upcoming educational workshop on 12/17.

This one hour long educational presentation will be followed by a brief opportunity to discuss residents' concerns or questions about air quality in Alhambra and Monterey Park. Residents are also eligible for a free Purple Air sensor (API Forward Movement can assist with delivering and installing sensors while practicing COVID-19 safety guidelines) after attending an educational workshop! Additionally, residents will be able to participate in our stakeholder working group if they'd like to be more involved with shaping and advocating for cleaner environments.

When:  Thursday, December 17th
             6pm-8pm PST
Where: ONLINE via ZOOM

Monday, December 14, 2020

Come Draw with Gio!

Come Draw with Gio! Signups are open for this Thursday, December 17th, 3-4pm. This will be the last session for 2020, so come if you can. Zoom link will be emailed out Thursday morning. ❄️⛄️

Cook’s Night Out on Wednesday

Take a break from cooking on Wednesday! Order from Blaze Pizza (Alhambra) between 4-8pm using the app or on Remember to enter "1086A" into the promo code field at checkout and Marguerita PTA will receive a 20% donation of your total transaction.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Thank you Marguerita community!

Thank you Marguerita community! We made our goal plus more. We raised $660! Thank you to all who donated!

Today: Come Draw with Gio!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Last Day to Donate to Pennies for Presents

As of this morning, we are almost at our collection goal! We've raised $420 so far. Today is the last day we will be taking donations. If you haven't donated yet, and are able to, please do so today. Any amount will help make the holidays a little brighter for these fellow Marguerita students.

Alhambra Student Art Contest

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Learn to Draw Faces with Gio

This week Gio will show students the intricacies of drawing the human face by drawing 2 of our favorite princesses: Ariel and Rapunzel!

Sign ups are open for THIS Thursday, December 10th, 3-4pm. There is a NEW zoom link each week so please sign up for this class using the google form:

The link for the class itself will be sent out by 12noon on Thursday 12/10.

Pennies for Presents to Help Marguerita Students

Last day of our collection is tomorrow. Right now we are at almost 50% of what we'd need to make a small difference to these students during this holiday season. Please donate today if you're able to. Even $5 helps.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Dance-A-Thon Top of Class & Yogurtland Winners!

Congratulations to all the top fundraisers of each class -- you get to choose the theme for your class spirit day! 

Thank you to all who donated to or fundraised for the Dance-A-Thon! We had enough Yogurtland certificates to award to EVERY student who raised any amount of money! If you didn't get it already, we will be contacting you or your teacher to arrange for a way to get them to you!

If you didn't create a Walkstarter account but got donations, please contact us at with your contact info so that we can save the teachers some time. We are not allowed to have any drive-through distributions at least through the end of the year, but we want to get the Yogurtland certificates to you!

December Cook’s Night Out Fundraiser

Mark your calendars and take a break from cooking. We will have our Cook's Night Out Fundraiser NEXT Wednesday, December 16th. Place your orders using their app or on their website for carry out. Enter code 1086A and 20% of your transaction will be donated to Marguerita PTA. 🍕🥗🥤

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Come Draw with Gio Signups

Come Draw with Gio!  You can now sign up for this week's and next week's sessions using the links on our Marguerita PTA website.  Zoom link for each session will be emailed out the morning of the class (at the latest).  All Marguerita students welcome.

Have you enjoyed Gio's classes?  Comment below or email us at to share your thoughts with us!  We hope to bring more classes with Gio to you in 2021.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Today: Come Draw with Gio!

Help Marguerita Families in Need

Over the last few years, Marguerita PTA has held a Pennies for Presents collection in December to help Marguerita families in need. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, we will be holding a "virtual" Pennies for Presents.  

We will be collecting funds through December 9 to partner with the non-profit group Catalyst SGV to provide assistance to Marguerita HOPE and STAR families this holiday season. STAR, or the Students at Risk program, serves foster youth, students on probation, refugees and military students, and the HOPE program stands for Homeless and Parent Engagement.

Marguerita has 22 students in these programs, and we hope to raise a total of $550 to help them.

These donations go directly to aid these specific students and are separate from PTA funds and programs. Any voluntary donation would be greatly appreciated. Although normally even pennies and loose change will help, because we can only accept online donations with credit cards this year, we ask that donations start at $5.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity. 

Happy parents and students at 2nd grade distribution

Re-posted from Alhambra Unified School District:

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

AUSD Alternate Income Form

From Alhambra Unified School District:

Alhambra Unified School District is participating in a special meal program, Seamless Summer Option, during the 2020-2021 school year. Families continue to receive breakfast, lunch, and supper at NO COST. We do require that families complete the "Alternate Income Form" for additional District funding that supports our students. You only need to complete one form per family. Include all members of your house in the household count and select the household income range. We are urging you to complete the Alternate Income Form by December 31st.

Dance-A-Thon Fundraising Results and Prize Winners

Thank you Huskies for a job well done at the Dance-A-thon! Although we were not able to reach our fundraising goal for this event, the National PTA grant award, Cook's Night Out fundraisers, and other donations are keeping us on track (if not better!) with our budget.

Congratulations to all the Dance-A-Thon prize winners! Your support is making a difference!

Monday, November 30, 2020

Come Draw with Gio! Session #5 Signups

Come Draw with Gio! Sign ups are open for THIS Thursday, December 3rd, 3-4pm. There is a NEW zoom link for each class so please sign up to receive the link. We will be drawing our friends from Star Wars.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Giving gift cards?

If you are buying gift cards this holiday season, please consider buying them through our ShopWithScrip program. This year, you can get physical gift cards shipped directly to your home. Or opt for e-giftcards that can be emailed. Marguerita PTA receives a % of the gift card value as a rebate.

From now through Dec. 4th, it's free shipping on ship-to-home orders!

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Help Amazon Donate to PTA

You can support Marguerita PTA and the school while you shop for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other upcoming holiday deals. Shop at and AmazonSmile will donate to Marguerita Elementary PTA, at no cost to you.

For instructions on how to designate Marguerita PTA as your charity of choice, please click here:

Thank you to all those who have already designated us as their charity! Your purchases are earning money for us. We are grateful for your support!

Friday, November 20, 2020


During this season of gratitude, Marguerita PTA would like to thank all our volunteers, teachers, and community members. Your tireless support of our kids makes everything better.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Today: Come Draw with Gio!

This week's zoom link for Come Draw with Gio! has been sent. Please check your spam folder or add "" to your contacts if you don't see an email from us.

There is a NEW link each week so please make sure you have this week's link.

Send questions to:

Important Notice About Construction Impact

Reposted from Alhambra Unified School District: 
Attention MARGUERITA Huskies, NORTHRUP Gladiators, and FREMONT Chargers:

We will soon begin construction at Marguerita School (which will also temporary impact Northrup and Fremont Schools). Each principal sent home a letter to parents regarding the specific impact to each school campus.

PARENTS: Please check your email for a message through the Blackboard Connect-Ed system. (It was sent out about 5:00pm.) If you did not receive it, please check your spam folder or your school's website. (The principals will also post the letter on their school website sometime today.)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Gift Card Fundraiser

If you are buying gift cards this holiday season, please consider buying them through our ShopWithScrip program. This year, you can get physical gift cards shipped directly to your home. Or opt for e-giftcards that can be emailed. Marguerita PTA receives a % of the gift card value as a rebate.

On Nov 19 & 20, you can help us earn up to 20%!

Monday, November 16, 2020

Come Draw with Gio! Session #4

Come Draw with Gio! Sign ups are open for THIS Thursday, November 19th 3-4pm.  There is a NEW zoom link for each class so please sign up to receive the link.  We will be drawing our friends from Toy Story this week.  

Special this Wednesday: FREE "Make your own Forky from Disney's Toy Story 4" kits to the first 100 Marguerita students that sign up. Pick them up Wednesday (Nov. 18) from 12n-1p.  

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Dance-A-Thon Raffle Winners!

Thanks to our generous Dance-A-Thon sponsors!

The Marguerita PTA extends its warmest thanks to these Dance-A-Thon sponsors who gave so generously to our school and students.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Today: Come Draw with Gio! Session #3

Please check your email for today's zoom link for Come Draw with Gio. Some emails bounced back so please email us for the link. Thank you!