Mound PTO

Happy New Year! And Welcome Back!

So glad to have you all with us, whether via person hybrid learning or distance learning only.

We continue to add information and fun stuff on our PTO facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MoundSchoolPTO.

There are still online resources available at the VUSD website, https://www.venturausd.org as well.

Stay healthy and stay safe!

Our next zoom PTO mtg: Tues Jan 12th, 6:30PM

Virtual Parent Meet-ups!

Mound PTO continues to host virtual parent meet-ups immediately following our virtual PTO meetings each month. What a great way to stay connected!

The Mound Elementary School PTO funds and organizes many of the activities and events that occur throughout the year at Mound Elementary School in Ventura, California.

These include:

  • The Annual Jog-a-Thon fundraiser

  • Gold Medal Reading program

  • Reading intervention program

  • Art & Music Enrichment

  • Field Trips

  • Book Fairs

  • Outdoor education class trips

  • Playground equipment

  • Assemblies

  • New virtual events and programs

and so much more!

YUM!

Save the Date! Chipotle on Mills Rd, Wed Jan 13th 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Myths and Facts about Mound PTO

MYTH: Joining PTO means I have to volunteer. I’ll get roped into something if I go to a PTO meeting.

FACT: You do not have to volunteer to be a member of PTO! Joining PTO allows you to be informed and more connected which is important now more than ever. There are always opportunities to get involved as we do need a lot of volunteers. We do ask for help but there is no pressure to sign up if you don’t want to volunteer or are unable to. It is okay to say no. We appreciate everyone’s membership regardless of volunteering. The simple act of joining PTO is valuable to our school.


MYTH: I have to be a board member to attend PTO meetings.

FACT: Everyone is welcome at PTO monthly meetings! Dates and times will be emailed to all members, as well as posted to the Mound PTO Facebook group page and the Mound PTO website. PTO meetings are a great way to connect with other parents and find out more about what’s happening here at Mound. Virtual PTO meetings will most likely occur in the evenings this fall with a virtual parent meet-up to follow right after.

Follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/MoundSchoolPTO and play Mad Libs Mondays with us on, yep, you guessed it, Mondays!

Mad Libs Quick Review (from Mad Libs: Teachers Rule, 2015)

In case you have forgotten what adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs are, here is a quick review:

An ADJECTIVE describes something or somebody. Lumpy, soft, ugly, messy, and short are adjectives.

An ADVERB tells how something is done. It modifies a verb and usually ends in "ly." Modestly, stupidly, greedily, and carefully are adverbs.

A NOUN is the name of a person, place, or thing. Sidewalk, umbrella, bridle, bathtub, and nose are nouns.

A VERB is an action word. Run, pitch, jump, and swim are verbs. Put the verbs in past tense if the directions say PAST TENSE. Ran, pitched, jumped, and swam are verbs in the past tense.

When we ask for a PLACE, we mean any sort of place: a country or city (Spain, Cleveland) or a room (bathroom, kitchen).

An EXCLAMATION or SILLY WORD is any sort of funny sound, gasp, grunt, or outcry, like Wow!, Ouch!, Whomp!, Ick!, and Gadzooks!

When we ask for specific words, like a NUMBER, a COLOR, an ANIMAL, or a PART OF THE BODY, we mean a word that is one of those things, like seven, blue, horse, or head.

When we ask for a PLURAL, it means more than one. For example, cat pluralized is cats.