Monterey Hills Takes Parents Back To School!

Principal Dr. Laurie Narro welcomes parents to Back To School night at MHS

PHOTO: Crystal Arceo | SouthPasadenan.com | volunteer students stand at the ready at Monterey Hills Back To School Night

Spirits were high and nostalgia in the air as Monterey Hills invited parents to come Back To School! After a warm welcome from Principal Dr. Laurie Narro, outlining highlights from the coming year, the PTA and other organizations spoke to the parents. Then it was time to go meet with teachers, sit in classrooms, eat, socialize and for some, familiarize themselves with the campus.

PHOTO: Crystal Arceo | SouthPasadenan.com | Judy Woo, PTA President, Stephanie Kirchen, parent and volunteer, Crystal Arceo, PTA 1st Vice President, Vaishelee Mehta, parent and volunteer, Betsy de Leon, parent and volunteer, Kimberly Woo, parent and volunteer, Katrina Lowstuter, PTA Corresponding Secretary

Crystal Arceo, PTA 1st Vice President, organized the annual Wish Night campaign and Arceo says, “it was a successful night!”

Principal Dr. Narro welcomes Monterey Hills parents Back To School!

Wish Night is held in conjunction with Back to School Night at the beginning of every school year. This adult-only event is an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teacher, see the classroom and learn about the upcoming year’s curriculum. Wish Night is MHS PTA’s largest fundraiser. All of the funds donated on Wish Night are used solely to support teachers and students going directly towards enriching children’s education at MHS. Teachers use PTA funds to purchase classroom supplies, books and materials. Their goal this year was to reach 100% participation.

PHOTO: Crystal Arceo | SouthPasadenan.com | Stephanie Kirchen and Vaishelee Mehta

Said MHS parent Alicia Garcia, “Wish night was well organized and informative on how our money is used. The food was amazing and the parents who spoke were inspiring!”

PHOTO: Crystal Arceo | SouthPasadenan.com | Elementary school kids are getting bigger every year
PHOTO: Crystal Arceo | SouthPasadenan.com | Lucky parents were treated to top notch entertainment
PHOTO: Crystal Arceo | SouthPasadenan.com | Ready To Serve!
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