Contribute to MPTO

  • MPTO enables Montclaire to staff support teachers and aides that benefit all Montclaire students along with art, music, and STEM activities that would not otherwise exist at Montclaire due to a lack of state funds.

    Providing these staff and programs costs over $1,000 per student per year. MPTO suggests that each family make a direct contribution of $1000 per student per year. We also encourage families to participate in FUNdraising events like WATSA, the Montclaire 5K, Book Fairs, etc.

    Community involvement is what makes Montclaire successful. If you can't give $1000 per child, please give the amount that fits your budget.

    Invest in CUSD

    Now more than ever we need you to Invest in CUSD. Not only are we one of the lowest funded school districts in all of California but we are literally losing teachers to nearby school districts. Our teachers are our pillars and to build a strong foundation in academics, we need to invest in our teachers, our district and our students. We urge you to donate an additional $100 per student. This is our opportunity to make a difference.

    Click the big green Donate to MPTO button. You will be taken to PayPal to enter your amount and proceed to the checkout.

    You can select from one of the following options

    • $1000
    • $1100*
    • $1200*
    • Enter any amount of your choice. 

    *includes $100 direct contribution to CUSD. 

    Simple for you, easy for MPTO to track! 

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    Checks should be made out to Montclaire Parent Teacher Organization (MPTO) and can be left in the box in the school office or mailed to:
    Montclaire Parent Teacher Organization (MPTO)
    P.O. Box 3266
    Los Altos, CA 94024-0266

    Corporate matching has proven to be essential in helping us maximize the generosity of our community. Please include your family name and “donation” in the comments section of your employer’s matching form when possible as it assists us in our bookkeeping. Learn more about corporate matching, or email with questions.

    Gifts of appreciated, marketable securities, such as stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares, can provide donors considerable tax advantages. It is almost always a better strategy to give appreciated securities directly rather than selling them and contributing the proceeds of the sale to MPTO.

    Please consult your tax advisor, but, in general, if you have owned the security for at least one year:

    • You can receive a tax deduction for the full value of the security, not just the amount you paid for it, at the time of donation.
    • You can avoid paying capital gains tax.
    • You do not have to pay a commission to sell the security.