FUNd Run Wednesday October 3rd

FUNd Run Wednesday October 3rd

Held every Fall, FUNd Run is Mountain Elementary PTA’s primary fundraiser. FUNd Run takes place at Urban Park during the school day. Kids walk to the park with their classes where staff, parents, and volunteers cheer them on as they run laps. All students participate, even if they don’t contribute to the fundraising aspect of the FUNd Run.

Our SUPER GOAL: $14,000!  If every student raises $33 we will meet our goal!

Who: All Mountain students and staff. Families are welcome to come run, walk or cheer

Where: Urban Park in Mountain School Neighborhood

When: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
9:00 - 10:00  K - 3rd grades
10:20 - 11:30 4th - 6th grades

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Be a Box Top Hero

This year the classroom that brings in the best average of box tops per student will get the honor of having their teacher named Box Top Hero and get a prize (to be determined)!

Last year's winners: Mrs. Montoya's and Mrs. Zobay's classes!

Read the flyer for more information!

Parent superheroes needed!  Simply sign up to be a Class or Grade collection volunteer!  Just Contact for more information.

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Open House Monday August 27th, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Mountain Open House will be on Monday August 27 from 5:30 to 7 pm. Come learn more about what will be going on in your kid’s classrooms this year. There will be various tables to obtain information about community partners and organizations (e.g., Girls Scouts). Your PTA Board will be there, and we'll have the PTA pop-up shop with a brand new shirt design!  Come get your Mountain gear and join the PTA!

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Yearbook Photos Needed!

Yearbook Photos Needed!

Yearbook Photos Needed!

We need your photos in order to have an amazing yearbook! Really. We do not have enough photos for the yearbook. Please send in your photos!



Submit photos of your child from school performances, field trips, spirit days, science fair, winter ball, Halloween carnival, FUNd Run - anything that happened during the school day. 

Thank you!

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Parent-Teacher Conference Meals

Mountain families provide meals for our amazing staff during Parent-Teacher Conferences to let them know how much we appreciate them! Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 8th we will be lunches and Friday, February 9th will be breakfast.  

Please go to the SignUpGenius, take a look at what's on the menu, and sign up for what you are able to bring. Thank you so much for supporting the teachers and staff at Mountain!

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Please Consider Giving to Mountain PTA Through The LANL Giving Campaign!

LANL Employee Giving Campaign

November 13th to December 8th is the annual drive for the LANL employee giving campaign. Last year LANL matched donation at 40% making your gift to the PTA go even further. Employees can chose to give to Mountain Elementary PTA as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit via payroll deduction. Did you know that all the money you donate goes directly to your charity? LANS picks up the administrative fee. No money goes to United Way unless you give directly to United Way.

Do you have more that one cause you wish to support? Don’t worry you can choose donation multiple organizations.

How to Sign Up

Using the Giving Tool quick link on the far right the LANL Inside page:
  1. Search Mountain in the search box, change to any words, NM, Los Alamos
  2. Mountain Elementary PTA will pop up in the list and select (address is 2280 North Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544).
  3. Choose biweekly or one-time giving.
  4. Decide how much to give and be sure to click Save & Proceed and then Submit.
  5. Deductions will be reflection on your January 4th, 2018 paycheck.

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Yearbook Cover Contest!

Calling all 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade artists! It is time for Mountain's annual yearbook cover contest. The winning design will be the cover for the 2017-2018 yearbook. 


  • Depict the theme: Mountain Elementary is out of this World!

  • Submit art on 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper 

  • Include your name and your teacher’s name on the back in pencil

  • Turn your picture into classroom teacher by Tuesday, November 14th


Tips for a Successful Entry:

  • Not a lot of white space - use lots of colors (including background)

  • Use bold colors! You may use crayon, marker, paint, colored pencils or any other medium to draw and color

  • Use the whole sheet of paper. Keep whats important in the design away from the edges of the paper to avoid artwork being cut in the trimming proces

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SPACE RACE - Mountain Elementary FUNd Run 2017

Help our PTA fund important programs at Mountain. We support the Mountain community with family reading and math nights, educational grants, classroom allowances. PTA provides field trip transportation, playground equipment, tutoring, and so much more.

Will you help us make this possible? All donations are tax deductible.

What is FUNd Run

Need FUNd Run forms?



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PTA Officers Elected for 2017-18

PTA officers for 2017-18 were elected at the April meeting:

  • President – Ramey Sallaz

  • Vice President – Cathy Snelson-Gerlicher

  • Treasurer – Mhairi McKay-Smith

  • Secretary – Heather Walker

Also, thank you to Joyce Anderson for volunteering to become the Membership Chair!

Many thanks to Erin Middleton for serving as Vice President this year, and to Ramey, Cathy, and Mhairi for serving this year and continuing on!

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