What is M.A.C.K.?
Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids (M.A.C.K.) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization consisting of parents, teachers and staff committed to promoting quality education for the children at Mountain Avenue School. This is done primarily by raising money and funding grant requests from teachers and staff. M.A.C.K. was created in 1992 by Grace Chase, a PTA mom, because National PTA by-laws prevent expenditures in some areas of need for our school.
M.A.C.K. Mission Statement
M.A.C.K., in partnership with the Mountain Avenue community, raises funds to support ALL children at Mountain Avenue Elementary School in their individual pursuit of an excellent academic, creative, and physical education by supplying needed resources.
M.A.C.K. Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is M.A.C.K.'s largest fundraiser of the year. The suggested donation is A MINIMUM of $150 PER CHILD enrolled at Mountain Avenue. That is less than $1/day! All monies donated go directly to Mountain Avenue. You can also spread your donation out over the year by setting up a recurring gift of as little as $15/month from your credit or debit card. Click the "Donate Now" hyperlink below for online donations. We also accept checks made out to M.A.C.K., which can be mailed to Mountain Avenue: 2307 Mountain Avenue, La Crescenta, CA, 91214.
On October 13th, 2022, we hosted our annual M.A.C.K. meeting on campus. The meeting featured a performance by the TK and Kindergarden classes and dinner was provided by our generous dine-out partners: Hello Pizza and Koko Roll, Honeybird, India's Flavor, and Valeu Espetos.
Mountain Avenue students will be Moving for M.A.C.K. to raise funds for the 2022-2023 school year. This year we are holding a “Move-a-thon” that will take place Friday, April 7th (weather permitting.) Students can get pledges OR a flat donation can be made per lap. Watch your student's Thursday Folder and online school flyers for more information. Please contact Elizabeth Lashley Haynes Elashleyhaynes@gmail.com if you'd like to volunteer your help with this event.
M.A.C.K. Night Out
M.A.C.K. Night Out is a fun, adult only evening out. Highlights include food and drinks, music and an auction benefiting M.A.C.K. The event is always well-attended and a chance for teachers, staff and parents to come together socially and show their support of our school and our non-profit educational foundation, M.A.C.K.
This year, M.A.C.K. Night Out will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the newly renovated and restored historical Stone Barn Nature Center at the Deukmejian Wilderness Park, located at 3429 Markridge Road, Glendale. Highlights will include a performance by the CVHS Jazz Ensemble and a featured speaker from the Historical Society of Crescenta Valley. Save the date and watch online school communications for ticketing details.
Parents and staff members are welcome to join our monthly board meetings which are generally held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month via zoom. Please contact Principal Scott if you would like to attend.