Friday, December 13, 2019

Mitchell School Used-Book Give Away

One of our goals here at Mitchell School is that all students will spend time reading each day at home! This extra reading practice helps children develop as readers and develop an enjoyment for reading. To achieve this goal, we give away gently used books before winter break, spring break and summer break. Our winter break book give away is coming up the week of December 16. Please know this:


All Mitchell School students will have the opportunity to choose a free book to add to their at home reading libraries. It is important that students continue to read during the winter break. After your child reads his or her book some questions you might ask your child are, "What was the problem in the story?" "How was the problem solved?" and/or "What did you learn from the book?" This opportunity is made possible through our partnership with the Children's Literacy Network. 

Late After School Pick-Up

We are noticing that some students are not being picked up on time from school. As a reminder, the bell rings at 3:59. It is not okay for students to be left unattended at school. Please plan to arrive in the school pick-up line by 3:59. We will do our very best to move the line of cars through the pick-up line as quickly and safely as possible. Thank you for your help. 

Winter After-School Classes

AAPS Rec & Ed is excited to offer several after-school classes focused on fun, learning, movement, and discovery. Registration is now open, and spots are filling fast! Please see class options below and visit Rec & Ed after school classes for details. For scholarship information, click here.

Marvelous Math   New! 
Science Explorers   New! 
The Natural Wonders of Science   New! 
G-Powers Little Hoopers
Before School Chess: Beginning/Intermediate - Winter
Before School Chess: Beginning/Intermediate  - Early Spring
Multicultural Art All Around the World 
Brain Games   New! 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Mitchell PTO Winter Gear Swap – December 9

Winter clothing too small? Still has life left for another child?

Send it to the Winter Gear Swapto find its new home!


Step 1: Contribute your boots, coats, snow pants, or gloves to the donation boxes near the Main Office Entrance!

Step 2: Attend our Winter Gear Swap to find new-to-you items that fit!


Mitchell Community Room

(you do not need to have donated good condition gear to come and shop the swap-just come shop!)

Questions? Contact Sarah Anton:

Mitchell Science Olympiad Team Forming – Coaches Needed

Science Olympiad is beginning to look for team coaches. Science Olympiad is an annual tournament for students in grades 2 through 5 to increase interest in science. These events teach teamwork, group planning, and cooperation. Students will see that science is fun and exciting! Needed: PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, TEACHERS, ETC. You do not need to be an expert. Anyone with an interest in helping students learn and grow will make an excellent coach. Here is a Science Olympiad Coach Interest Form for anyone interested in coaching a team!

Scientist Spotlight

Visit with University of Michigan scientists and participate in engaging, hands-on activities to learn about their cutting-edge research! The next Scientist Spotlight is Sunday, December 8th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the U of M Museum of Natural History.

Mitchell PTO Meeting

The Mitchell PTO will be meeting on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:00 PM in the school media center. All families are welcome and encouraged to attend!