Friday, December 14, 2018

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 17. 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. 

Text Messages for School Closings Update

AAPS tested the new text message delivery of school closing announcements for families on December 6th. If you have not texted "YES" to 67587, you will not have received the test message. If you have texted "Yes" to 67587 and still did not receive the text, please confirm that the number of the device you would like to receive the text messages on is included in PowerSchool.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Mitchell PTO Meeting

The Mitchell PTO will be meeting on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00 PM in the school media center. All families are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

Inclement Weather

It's a good time to review weather protocols and prepare for the potential of school closings due to inclement weather. Remember, if your phone number is not current, or you have checked opt out of notifications; you will not receive calls from any AAPS building - including inclement weather notifications. Families must update contact information with the building secretary any time there is a change. If this information is not updated you will not receive school closing information.

 

The district will always strive to make weather-related decisions on regular school days by 5:00 AM. The district will brief media outlets & post on the AAPS website immediately after the decision. Checking in to local media is a good way to stay in the 'know' regarding weather-related district closures. Also, we only notify when schools are closed, so 'no notification' means that school is open for the day. You may review school closing protocol by clicking HERE

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Visitor Procedures to Mitchell – Friendly Reminder…

Parents are welcome to visit Mitchell at any time but must stop at the office to sign in and wear a visitors pass while in the building. Anyone who arrives at the office and is not immediately recognized will be asked to show photo identification and will be cross checked against the emergency contact list provided by parents.

 

Thank you for your help in attending to this important safety procedure. 

AAPAC, Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee, Meeting For Parents/Guardians of Students with an IEP or 504 Plan

Next meeting: Monday, December 3, 2018

Updates and Enhancements from SISS and Instruction by Lee Ann Dickenson-Kelley and Concetta Lewis.

Location for December 3, Tappan Middle School from 7:00-9:00 PM. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Late After School Pick-Up

We are noticing 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.