Dear Mitchell Families, 

I am excited to serve as the PTA President during the 2020-21 school year.  I’d first like to welcome all of our new and returning families to Mitchell for what is sure to be a unique year.  I wanted to wait to draft this letter until we had clarity on the start of the school year but it’s time to send these to print and some things still remain up in the air.  Whether we all begin with eLearning or some return to campus I can assure you we are in this together.  Although it may be an exceptional school year, what will not change is the unity of the Mitchell Community.  Our school administration and PTA are committed to navigate this year together, inclusive of all families, regardless of your learning location.   

Mitchell Elementary’s reputation is second to none, made so by our dedicated faculty and families.  The devotion of our teachers and administration is evident now more than ever.  They are working tirelessly to ensure that our students thrive both academically and emotionally.  We know this has been a time of uncertainty which has heightened our emotions and led to difficult decisions, but ultimately we are all working towards the same end goal: to have a successful school year for our students and staff.  I am comforted knowing that my children – and yours – are in the most passionate and compassionate care at Mitchell! 

Our PTA invites all community members to participate as much or as little as you are able to.  We value any time you are able to give, whether you want to jump in and chair a committee, volunteer at an event, or simply attend a meeting.  We also welcome ideas and feedback from all PTA members, regardless of your level of involvement.  We will especially appreciate your input now as we work towards creative solutions for an unprecedented year. 

Please reach out to me at any time with questions or suggestions. 

With warmest wishes,

Alisha Stephens
Mitchell Elementary PTA President, 2020-2021