Programs and Events
MWPTA hosts a wide range of fun, community-building events for students and their families throughout the year. This year is no exception! We also offer after-school programming from a variety of sources including our own Mt. Washington community.
FUN and FREE
Join the MWPTA throughout the year for engaging activities designed to stimulate our students' curiosities, provide social-emotional opportunities, and support parents and families with expert presentations and workshops.
Though it is hard to imagine, all our students will eventually go on to Middle School. MWPTA hosts an annual Middle School Fair with resources and information to support our families. Our Middle School Fair will be virtual this year, please check back for more information.
Annual Stargazing Event - the MWPTA partners with astronomer volunteers from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society to answer questions and help even the littlest budding astronomer among us get a look at some sparkling celestial bodies. Check back for more information as we try to plan this event as safely as possible!
Open Air Music or Movie Night - We are in the midst of trying to create some fun, safe opportunities for the MWE community to come together. Check back for updates on a possible outdoor movie or music night.
The MWPTA also invites speakers to offer their insight on a variety of relevant topics. These meetings typically occur following the bi-monthly PTA General Association meetings. We will be sending information to families in the weekly e-Howl regarding speakers and topics.
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES
MWPTA provides a variety of after-school options to enhance your child’s education and keep them active and engaged. Please note all programming for the 2020-2021 school year will be virtual.
Session Two of the 2020-2021 After School Enrichment Classes begins Monday, November 2 and runs through Friday, December 18.
We understand this year has brought a lot of financial uncertainty to our community. If a scholarship is needed for your child to participate in any of the programs, please reach out to Mrs. Gravino at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have need-based scholarships available!
Professional after-school enrichment provider, Parker-Anderson, brings a staff of highly trained instructors and intellectually stimulating classes to students in a fun and exciting way! Classes offered through Parker-Anderson are coordinated by MWPTA, but registration and payment is through their website. You can learn more about Parker-Anderson at www.parker-anderson.org
Community member-led classes are also available for our students. We have an incredibly talented neighborhood and many parents and friends are eager to share their knowledge and skills with MWE kids. Each instructor provides their own registration and payment instructions. This year we are fortunate to have Radical Cooks and Niños at Play offering classes.
Visit After School Enrichment Classes for the latest schedule. New classes being offered by FOMWS and Bloom School of Music are also included in the schedule.
ARTS COLLECTIVE AFTER SCHOOL (ACAS)
Once a month, ACAS engages our students in an innovative and exploratory project. These projects provide an explorative and experimental approach to making and creating where the outcome is not predetermined. This year we are teaming up with Center for the Arts Eagle Rock for online workshops.
National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. The theme changes every year. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.
For this year's theme and more information, visit PTA Reflections.