Nancy Lorenzen, Principal
730 North Hope Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone:  805.687.5333
FAX:  805.687.0457

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Monte Vista Events

Nurturing Skills For Families Class at Monte Vista

posted Aug 22, 2018, 7:37 PM by Nancy Lorenzen

Thursdays 6:00 - 8:30 PM Sept 6 - Dec 13 

Free Childcare!
Free Family Dinner!
Raffles every week!

Sign up by calling (805) 335-0126 or Email Candy Garcia c1garcia@fsacares.org

Hiring at Monte Vista!

posted Aug 6, 2018, 3:29 PM by Nancy Lorenzen

We are looking for Classroom Instructional Aides, Noon Duty Supervisors, Substitute Custodians and Cafeteria Assistants!  

 Join our fabulous team!  Apply today!

Please access applications through the District Website:  Hopeschooldistrict.org

Senior Reunion

posted Apr 17, 2015, 2:08 PM by Janis Spracher

All students who are graduating from high school this year and their families are invited to the Senior Reunion. Save the date!  

Date: Thursday, June 4th
Time: 4:30pm
Where: Kindergarten Playground, Monte Vista

Two Current Fundraisers at MV

posted Sep 16, 2014, 7:23 AM by Janis Spracher

Science Camp Fundraiser  -- Mixedbags.com

The fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are currently selling a really nice line of reusable shopping bags, lunch boxes, purses, scarves and more  to help enhance their camp funds. If you are interested in making a purchase, you may ask a student in those grades, go online to mixedbags.com, or contact Donna Gemberling at 805.302.1495.

There are catalogs available in the office. All orders need to be turned in by September 24th. All checks need to be made out to MONTE VISTA SCHOOL. If you opt to purchase online, enter Monte Vista School as well as the fundraising ID# 320862. Feel free to pass this on to friends and family!


All students will be bringing home an Axxess Book, an order form and instructions for Axxess Sales. They may begin selling on the 19th.  WE WILL ALSO BE OFFERING VENTURA COUNTY AXXESS BOOKS as well as the Santa Barbara County books. If you have co-workers who live in Ventura, please make sure they know this option is available! When a customer would like a Ventura Axxess, please place a large “V” before their name. The students are asked to try and sell at least the one book  they will bring home, but are encouraged to sell more!

Each book sells for $30.00. Our school receives $10.00 from each purchase! The kids can earn prizes, as well as Pizza Parties for each class that hits their goal. There will also be a pair of theme park tickets of their choice (with the exception of Disneyland) to the top three sellers in the school.

All checks should be made out to MONTE VISTA PTA.

Join our Educational Team! Open Positions:

posted Aug 11, 2014, 3:52 PM by Nancy Lorenzen   [ updated Aug 11, 2014, 3:53 PM ]

Noon Duty Aide (2 openings):  Do you have a little time each day?  Supervise and assist students on the lunch patio and playground.  1.25 hours daily...
Instructional Aide:  Work with small groups or individual students alongside the classroom teacher.  3 hours daily...
Music Specialist:  Do you have training in and/or a love for music to share with students? Can you organize school-wide sings and other performances? Teach classes of students musical theory, singing, and Orff instruments ~ 20 hours weekly

If you are interested in these positions please fill out an application on the Hope District website:  hopeschooldistrict.org

" Ready! Set! Preview! - It's time to get ready for our annual ON-LINE AUCTION!

posted Apr 17, 2014, 8:07 PM by Janis Spracher


This auction launches our largest PTA fundraiser of the year. Go to "ReadySetAuction", preview all the enticing on-line donations and get set up to start bidding this Friday the 18th!!! There are over 100 gift certificates for Restaurants, Health and Beauty services, Recreation and much more. Bidding ends Wednesday the 23rdauctions.readysetauction.com/montevistaelementary"

HSDEF 5K Community Walk/Run

posted Sep 25, 2013, 2:01 PM by Janis Spracher


HSDEF's  Annual 5K Community Walk/Run and Kids Mile – and Kids Costume Contest

Sign up Today!


First 150 registrants receive a FREE race day water bottle and goodie bag!

When: Sunday , October 27th,  8 AM 
Where: La Cumbre Plaza

Sign up Today!  Go to www.active.com

Volunteer!  Contact Annika Unander at annikafloy@gmail.com.
Learn more at www.hsdef.org.

HSDEF is pleased to be co-sponsoring the event with La Cumbre Plaza.

Welcome Back to School!

posted Aug 20, 2013, 12:11 PM by Nancy Lorenzen   [ updated Jul 30, 2014, 4:11 PM ]

Meet the Teacher! 
Come meet your new teacher and classmates Wednesday, August 27th from 2:00-3:00 (NEW TIME).  If you can't make it then, class lists will be posted on the office windows that afternoon.

School Begins!
Thursday, August 28th at 8:25 am!  Join us for our first day flag ceremony at 8:40.

Remember 1:30 Dismissal on all Thursdays, including the First Day of School.

Job openings

posted Jul 25, 2013, 3:14 PM by Nancy Lorenzen

Open positions! Monte Vista is looking for people interested in instructional aide and noon duty/playground aide positions. Please see the Hope School District website (hopeschooldistrict.org) for details and an application. Interviews will be in mid-August. Applications are only accepted at the district office or online, and will not be accepted at the school.

New Kindergarten Hours for 2013-2014

posted Apr 25, 2013, 4:29 PM by Nancy Lorenzen

We are very excited to announce that Kindergarten will be from 8:30 (bell rings at 8:25) - 1:30 next year! 
Extended day hours will be from 1:30-2:30 (your child will be assigned a session once the school-year begins).

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