First Newsletter of 2023-24
Stop by the PTA table during Back to School Night on 8/23/23 from 6:00-7:10 pm. Come by and say hi!
Social and Emotional Learning
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.
We are partnering with Soul Shoppe. https://soulshoppe.org/ for a mix of online and in-person sessions exploring social emotional learning topics.
This initiative also aligns with one of our goals this year that we had outlined which was to focus on student and staff well being.
PTA Events 2022-23
Donate to the PTA
At Mattos, our fundraising drives work a little differently from some other schools. Here, instead of parents bringing in supplies to the classrooms, we make it a little simple by taking care of that year-round. For this reason, we do one fundraising drive at the start of the school year.
To allow us to cover everything from school supplies to programs, events, field trips, and much more, we recommend a donation of $150 per child for the school year.
We launched Blossoms in 2020, an enrichment endeavor that aims to inculcate and cultivate varying skills in students by means of bi-monthly themes, with a vision to engage them in learning beyond school.
Just as blossoms on a tree denote their future fruition, our Blossoms Program symbolically represents our students with many hidden talents and skills, only awaiting their bloom!
Check out some of our past blossoms events
Phoenix Bazaar is a PTA sponsored program run in partnership with the School where kids are awarded points for all good actions they take throughout the year be it for helping another child, showing qualities like unity, courage, perseverance, respect, peacefulness, confidence, kindness, justice, generosity, thankfulness, determination to name a few.
PTA welcomes you to 2022-23 school year
Our PTA is made up of so many important pieces - parents, teachers, grandparents, guardians, school staff, and others in the community that want to improve the educational lives of our children.
The PTA provides a variety of activities, fundraisers, and services throughout the year. It is our hope that every family can participate, so we can better serve our children and their needs – which includes enhancing their school day and giving them memories they’ll always treasure.
We aim to be the bridge between parents, kids, and their teachers and school. If there is any area you feel PTA can help out please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear back from parents and work with them for solutions, innovations, complaints, feedback, and ideas.
2022-23 is our 4th year at Mattos and the 1st year at full capactiy after the school construction completed early this year. We are just getting started. We look forward to all parents joining us and our kids in this journey !!
Already a Volunteer? Please do submit your hours. Submitting hours can help us track the work you do, ensure our hour logs are up to date, get company matches in some cases, and raise funds.
Thank you for a wonderful 2021-22
We, at the Mattos PTA Board, truly appreciate our volunteers from last year for all that they have done to support the PTA in its every effort to help our children bloom!
A recap of events for the year 2021-22
Mattos PTA recognized at MUSD for School of Excellence Achievement
Dr. Vo-Felbinger and Mr. Vaishnav at the Board meet
Board members from 2020-21 along with the families for the School of Excellence felicitation.
About Mattos Community Learning
Learn how Mattos community model, Educate everywhere program and amazing innovation and dedication from the school teachers and staff is helping students learn online and spark up their minds.
Members from Staff including Principal Dr. Vo-Felbinger, Ms. Marian, Ms. Sun, PTA President Ms. Tania, and Student Sanvi Shah helped present this to the MUSD board in their online meet on April 28th 2020.