Bobcat Bash!  

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It’s that time of year to dust off your pearls and Lindy the night away! You are cordially invited to the 9th Annual Bobcat Bash – Great Gatsby Style! Please view the invitation for all the details. RSVP cards along with return addressed envelopes will go home in your child’s backpack on Wednesday 1/29 so be on the lookout. Your response along with payment will be your reservation. You can return your response in your child’s school folder, directly to the office, or mail back in envelop (return address is included on envelop).

This year, we are introducing something new – VIP Hour! With the purchase of a VIP ticket ($100 each), you will gain entrance to the festivities beginning at 6 p.m. (one hour earlier!). During this time, we will have open liquor bar and heavy hor dourves. There will also be a theme related drink available! You will, of course, have early access to view the home and more importantly, the silent items! There will be fun waiting in every nook of this home! When 7 p.m. rolls around, you will be in place to greet friends and continue the fun!

We also have family sponsorships available. Each family sponsorship entitles you to (2) VIP tickets, (2) entrance tickets (festivities beginning at 7 p.m. – for a total of 2 tickets for the entire evening), sponsorship mention on signage around the school and night of event, school postings, and mention in event program. The family sponsorship levels are:

  • Pearl $250
  • Sparkle $500
  • Glitzy $1,000
  • Golden $1,500 or more

Please contact Sandy Fasulo sfasulo14@yahoo.com or (813)928-8410 with any questions and see you at the Wingding! (20’s talk for fab party!)

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Buy a Brick!
Leave your family’s legacy on the campus of Mitchell by purchasing a brick in the kindergarten courtyard. Everyone has an opportunity to get involved…purchase one for your whole family, for each child, or in the name of a special person or teacher in your child’s life. Mitchell’s courtyard is dedicated to the many students, teachers and families who have embraced its motto, “To Be Your Best, Give Your Best.” To download forms click on the “Buy a Brick” logo to your right or click here. Cost per brick is $100. Deadline to order is May 4th.

The Henry T. Mitchell Elementary Foundation was established as a not-for-profit organization in 2004, to develop a long-range improvement plan for our school.  The Foundation has partnered with the PTA, the School Administration and the District to make capital improvements, purchase equipment and supplies, and to provide support to faculty and staff.  With all partners working together, the Foundation has been able to fund and support the following:

  • A covered play court and pavilion, with new basketball hoops
  • New playground equipment with rubberized play surface
  • Installation of commemorative pavers in the Kindergarten wing, with new garden benches
  • Purchased 5 Mimio boards
  • Continued maintenance and replenishment of mulch to our playground area, as well as landscaping for the covered court
  • Enhanced the perimeter fence with brick columns and steel fencing
  • Purchased 20 Smart Boards in collaboration with PTA and Administration
  • Continue to supplement the salary for the Strings

In order to continue with our objectives, we need the support of our Mitchell families.  The Foundation raises funds for all projects and programs through various means, most notably our fall mailer which will be sent to parents in October and our fundraiser event which will be held this spring.The Foundation welcomes your involvement!   By working together, we can continue to support and enhance the educational opportunities for our students.  Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. in the school’s conference room.

For further information about how you can get involved, please contact the front office at 872-5216.


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