Hello Mitchell Families! We are excited to introduce to you a new Parent Committee!
Many of you are familiar with the Playground Committee which ran the Spaghetti Dinner and Spring Fling the last two years. With the money raised from those two events, the Playground Committee has been able to make some major and minor improvements to our upper playground and purchase two large pieces of equipment, a climbing tunnel and a teeter-totter made for multiple children. Currently, those items are stored at Mitchell and will be installed by the district this spring along with other improvements. This committee has enhanced our school community, and we thank all of you for your tremendous support enabling us to improve our children’s play area!
Now that the Playground Committee’s major goals have been completed, we have decided to continue on as a committee and begin to address some other areas of need within Mitchell that cannot be met by district or PTA funds. We have changed our name from the Playground Committee to FACE. FACE is an acronym for Families Advocating for their Children’s Education. We have expanded our focus to other areas of need in the Mitchell community not usually covered by the school budget. The FACE Committee’s goal in the next few weeks is to communicate with teachers and school committees to identify needs, set priorities and assess what funds are needed to address those needs. We also welcome your ideas and suggestions.
In the future, the money earned through the Spaghetti Dinner and Spring Fling will be used to purchase supplies and equipment that the teachers and FACE feel is most needed. All money earned through the FACE Committee fundraisers stay at Mitchell. Mrs. Berka is the FACE Committee’s teacher advisor. Parent co-chairs are Cindy Koch and Jeanne Vorpagel. We are looking to expand our committee and welcome any parents interested in joining and/or helping us in any way. Currently, we meet during the day but could possibly meet in the evening if it would benefit interested parent participation. Feel free to contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 543-5338 or Jeanne at email@example.com or 545-6549 with any questions or comments. We look forward to working with you as families of Mitchell Elementary and hope together we can become the FACE of Mitchell!