Message from the President

Dear Mitchell Families,

It is an honor to serve as your PTA President.  I would like to welcome all of our returning families back for another exciting year and extend a special welcome to all who are new to Mitchell.  As a Mitchell father (and husband), I can promise you that our school will become a part of your family.  We are fortunate to have incredible teachers, administrators and staff who work tirelessly each and every day to ensure the success of our children.

The PTA strives to support the school community in any way possible.  We host events throughout the year such as Art Night, Literacy Week, the Fall Festival and the Men’s and Women’s Bobcat Breakfasts in order to foster and promote our school family.  We provide volunteers for activities, and we keep you apprised of school news via the weekly Bobcat Blast.  We offer after-school enrichment programs to our students, and we assist our teachers with funding for classroom resources and professional development, which is supported, in large part, by our annual Fun Run. Last year, the PTA was able to purchase new speakers for our covered court, and the Student and Teacher Advocacy Committee (“STAC”) was formed to provide you with information and resources about how our state and local governments impact education.  In the upcoming year, we will work harder than ever on behalf of Mitchell, but we need your help!

For the PTA to be effective and truly representative of the school, your participation is essential. Many parents, grandparents and family members feel that they cannot participate in the PTA because they are unable to come to meetings or be on campus during the day. Everyone can be a part of the Mitchell community. Whether you have thirty minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time and your talents are all truly needed to help our school and our students thrive! There are endless ways you can help, so please feel free to reach out to me, any member of our Executive Board or a Committee Chair with any questions you have.  We thank you and look forward to seeing you this year!

Visit us at www.mitchellelementarypta.org.  Also, mark your calendars now for our first PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, August 21st at 6:00pm in the Mitchell Cafeteria.

Go Bobcats!

Sincerely,

Jeff Pegler
Mitchell PTA President