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Contact the PTO

Email: MitchellPTOnm@gmail

Phone: (505) 299-1937 ex: 36453

PTO

Meetings

The first Monday of each month at 2:15 pm in the Administration building

Volunteer

Mitchell PTO tries to fill the gaps APS leaves.  We are ever striving to make Mitchell an awesome experience for each of our children.  In order to do this, we need YOU!

Contact us if you're interested in volunteering!

What We Do

You are a member of our PTO if you are a parent or guardian of a Mitchell student, a member of the administration, or a staff member at Mitchell Elementary.

We plan events and functions and manage the business of running the PTO. These meetings are always open to PTO members. At least one General PTO meetings is held for all parents and staff during the school year to introduce the Board and its functions, to approve the budget for the year, to promote communication and convey information, and to elect the next year’s officers.

We sponsor fundraisers to assist with various items and support activities throughout the school year, such as Boy Scouts, Art-in-the-School, the Mitchell Music Program, the Reading Program, Guidance and Counseling offerings, classroom purchases, campus beautification, buses for field trips, math manipulatives, various supplies and supplemental materials, computer supplies and software, awards, and more! 

The PTO engages in several different areas of activities to help meet our objectives. Some are described below:

  • Hospitality: The PTO helps to create a positive environment for staff and parents by sponsoring a Room Parents’ Tea, a Staff Appreciation Day, and provides refreshments at many activities.
  • Liaisons: Two teachers serve on the PTO Board and bring information to and from the rest of the Mitchell staff. The PTO has representatives to the APS North East Region Citizens Advisory Council to keep us informed of APS activities, policies, etc. The PTO also has a liaison to the Hoover Middle School Parent Faculty Organization (PFO) to keep channels of communication open between the two schools.
  • Room Parents: Many classroom teachers try to identify parents who are willing to help in various ways in the classroom. Parents may help in the classroom during school hours, help with phone calls to parents, and/or help the teacher with organizing classroom celebrations. If you are interested in helping as a room parent, please contact your child’s teacher.
  • Safety and Health: The PTO is concerned with the health and safety of all our children. They promote safety in the parking lots and on the playground. They help sponsor speakers on a variety of topics such as gang awareness, “Say No To Drugs”, “Good Touch Bad Touch”, and help with materials for parent workshops.
  • School to Home Communication: The PTO believes communication between school and home is very important. The “Mitchell Mustang” is published regularly to keep everyone informed of activities, policies, fundraisers, etc. Information for the newsletter may be placed in the Newsletter basket on the counter in the office. In addition to the Mustang, parent information is located outside the main office.
  • Ways and Means: The PTO sponsors fundraisers throughout the school year, which provide extra resources for our school. The following fundraisers have been held at Mitchell in recent years:
    • Fall Festival and Holiday Craft Fair
    • School pictures
    • Jog-A-Thon and Read-A-Thon
    • Mustang t-shirt sales and Spirit Store