Welcome to 2021-22 School Year!
The Matilija Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) board would like to welcome you to the 2021-22 school year! We are thrilled to have our students back on campus in person!
Now, more than ever, we hope to come together as a community of parents, teachers, and families after going through such a challenging period due to the pandemic. This is the time to motivate our students to be excited about academics, school programs and activities!
Matilija Middle School has a special role in the Ojai Valley because it is the place where students come together from all five elementary schools, develop meaningful relationships and transition from childhood to adolescence. These formative years will likely play a key role in the future academic performance and emotional well-being of our children. As such, it is important for all families and guardians to be involved and volunteer at MMS!
There is a lot of work to be done to make up for the time we lost during the pandemic and to maximize each student’s potential. In the coming year, we hope to support Matilija by financing school enrichment programs (academic activities and sports); fulfilling the needs of our various music and art programs; supporting school spirit events (field trips, social events); continuing taekwondo, pickleball and tennis activities; purchasing supplies for special programs/uniforms for sports teams, and other initiatives.
We will seek to support events during Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month and Disability Awareness Month. We hope to support new learning events such as a Science Week & Fair, Geography Week, and a year-round math enrichment program. We will host learning events including on Wildlife Day, World Down Syndrome Day, Earth Day and World Oceans Day.
The PTO will also support a campus-wide anti-bullying program. This would include an awareness campaign, events, and small acts of kindness to reach kids and help every student feel like an integral part of the Matilija community.
One of the easiest ways you can help us accomplish these goals is by getting involved and becoming a member of the PTO. For your convenience, a membership/donation postcard is attached. Please sign up and become a member! You can donate online to www.matilijapto/giving
Your input, ideas, and experiences are always encouraged and welcome! Please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from YOU!
Matilija PTO Board