MVSEG Committees, Programs, Officers & Board

Annual Giving Campaign The Annual Giving Campaign is the largest direct donation fundraiser at Mar Vista. The money raised helps fund enrichment programs such as art, PE, science, technology, the librarian, class size reduction teacher in the upper grades, and classroom aides. The campaign kicks off with the Phone-A-Thon on September 11 & 12 from 6-8PM at the Noel Team Real Estate office in Santa Monica on Ocean Park Blvd. This crucial event raises 40% of the MVSEG budget. Last year we raised over $300,000; this year our goal is $315,000! We need parent volunteers to help make calls to Mar Vista families to gather contributions. Volunteers can help one or both evenings. A few hours of your time can make a huge difference!
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MVSEG is proud to be an Amazon Associate. Anyone (family, friends, neighbors) can use our special link to buy anything on (music, books, electronics, toys – the list goes on!) and MVSEG will receive a percentage of each sale up to 15%.
Big Boo Opportunity Drawing Obtains the prizes and coordinates ticket sales for a drawing held in conjunction with our school’s popular Halloween carnival.
Dolphin News Published quarterly, the Dolphin News is the school’s take-home newsletter. Features include goings on on-campus, the Principal’s Report, updates from the Enrichment Group and the PTA, articles and artwork submitted by the students, current events from LAUSD, grants updates, and scheduling information. Everyone is encouraged to submit articles and pictures for publication.
First Aid Kits Each Mar Vista student is required to have an emergency kit at school in case of an emergency. Save time and support MVSEG by purchasing a complete kit through us and all you will have to do is fill out the information card!
Grants Grants can supplement our fundraising activities and significantly enrich our school’s academic fitness and physical plant programs. The committee locates grants, writes grant proposals, and helps others to locate and write grants. Activities also include administration of current granted projects.
Holiday Boutique Responsible for coordinating the fabulous local vendors who sell their artisan goods during the annual Winter Show and then donate a percentage of their earnings to MVSEG.
Hospitality What’s a meeting without snacks?  MVSEG provides child care for a nominal donation at every meeting along with a food and refreshments donated by the guests themselves and organized by Hospitality.
Landscape Coordinates the district’s schedule of upkeep with the MVSEG contracted gardener. Works hand in hand with the Playground Committee and keeps an eye on areas that need re-furbishing or re-planting.
Mixed Bag Designs Ongoing throughout the year on the school website.  Shop for bags, totes, gifts and earn MVSEG 40% of all sales!
Party Book What is the Online Party Book? Follow this link to find out.
Playground Play structures, grass, trees, the new Outdoor Classroom – all these things make Mar Vista Elementary School a place where children can be stimulated to develop both their bodies and minds though active, creative play. There is still room for improvement as we work to implement our phased master plan. Please pitch in with your ideas, your contacts for funding, and your manual labor!
Community Events Throughout the year, local restaurants and businesses support MVSEG by donating a percentage of their proceeds back to us. Stay tuned for information about upcoming events!
Ralphs Rewards Our local grocery stores have programs that allow Mar Vista School families and friends to earn some money for the school simply by shopping as you normally do for your family. Here is a great way that you can put your grocery dollars to work for the school.
Silent Auction Gala Silent Auction Gala: Saturday, March 9, 2019. Would you like to get involved in this event? Are you good at soliciting donations or promoting interesting goods and services? Have experience planning events? Want to help out?
Silent Auction Volunteers Silent Auction Gala: Saturday, March 9, 2019. Putting on the Gala is a big responsibility and we are fortunate enough to have upwards of 100 volunteers answer the call to action and why we have an organizer just for this.
Spell-A-Thon A major MVSEG fundraiser, the Spell-A-Thon is held every April.  This fun event allows kids to display their spelling prowess while raising money for the school. The committee counts on volunteers to help with the preparation and correction of papers.This event includes all grades K-5.
Spirit Wear Get into the Mar Vista Spirit! Show your support for the school by getting some Mar Vista Spirit Wear.
STEAM Night This school-wide event features hands-on activities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math fields.
Website We are excited to be building this site into just what our community clamors for. You will find useful links to MVSEG Committees, information, calendars, and much more. What would you like to see on our site? Are you a writer or photographer? See something that needs updating?


Visual Arts Visual Arts Committee supports the continued growth of our school’s art program. Committee members volunteer to assist set up of lessons in the art studio or work with primary grade classes as needed. We help develop arts related programming activities for the school that support our curricula, but can take place outside of the art classroom. Help with the fabulous School-Wide Art Museum by typing student’s comment cards, organizing artworks through the grades, working with students to ensure everyone is included in the exhibition and helping to install the student works during the last two weeks of May. Check out what your child is doing in class by clicking on this link: Artist For Kids


VP Communications
VP Fundraising
VP Programs
Chair – Board of Directors
Director – PTA Representative(s)