Mound Staff and Families
Distance learning only: you got this! Keep up the good work!
In person: We're excited to see you even more, starting April 12th! See Mr. Tyner's message regarding schedule, drop offs & pick ups.
we need HELP!
This year is speeding by. we need help for upcoming events (virtual), such as GATE program events, 3rd grade Art Walk, Science & Engineering Night, Teacher Appreciation Week (in May), and more.
Email email@example.com with your name and which event you want to help with.
Spirit days at Mound
Wed, April 14: Wear Mound Spiritwear (or a blue shirt)
Wed, April 21: Mismatch Day
Wed, April 28: Pajama Day
Wed, May 5: Crazy Socks Day
Wed, May 12: Wear Mound Spiritwear (or a blue shirt)
Wed, May 19: Crazy Hair Day
Wed, May 26: Disney Day (Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, etc)
Wed, June 2: Decades Day (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, etc)
Wed, June 9: Wear Mound Spiritwear (or a blue shirt)
Our next zoom PTO mtg: Tues April 20th, 6:30PM
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.
The Annual Jog-a-Thon fundraiser
Gold Medal Reading program
Reading intervention program
Art & Music Enrichment
Outdoor education class trips
New virtual events and programs
and so much more!
April 14th, 11AM-8PM, Ventura
phone/online orders, take out or curbside pickup
Just mention Mound (or enter for online orders).
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.
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.