About Us

Driven by volunteerism friends of Mitchell (FoM) is comprised of parents, teachers, and members of the community. We support Mitchell Elementary through fundraising and other volunteer activities with a commitment to make Mitchell a great school for all its students. As a 501(c)(3) we accept tax deductible donations. All Mitchell families are welcome and encouraged to join FoM in supporting our school.
FoM meetings are held at the school. Check the school calendar for our meeting dates!



  • ST Math & Mathletics subscriptions for classroom math instruction
  • Reading A to Z / RAZ kids
  • Technology equipment and replacement items
  • Hubbard Street Dance
  • Adventure Stage – 4th grade
  • Violin Program
  • Band Program
  • Spring Musical
  • Drumming Program
  • Creative Dramatics 1st-3rd grades
  • Additional field trip bus for each class (pre-k – 8th grade)
  • Girls on the Run
  • Springfield Field Trip – 4th Grade
  • Chicago Tour Field Trip – 3rd Grade
  • Iron Oaks Team Building Field Trip – 6th Grade
  • Teacher’s Gifts and Support Staff Gifts – Gift cards
  • Mitchell School Garden
  • 8th Grade Field Trip to DC
  • Books for classrooms and library via to the Barnes & Noble Book Fair
  • Support for Essentials Classes – Art, Music, P.E. & Chinese

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This weekend’s FOM events

Friday, February 23rd 7pm- Dads’ Night Out at On Tour Brewing Co. Bring a bottle of wine for the Wine Wagon.

Saturday, February 24th 10am-Noon - Adopt-A-Flower paint-a-thon. Help us beautify campus. Paint a flower to be hung on the NW corner fence in the spring.

Hope to see you this weekend, supporting our small school with big dreams.
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Friends of Mitchell and Mitchell School have been awarded 2 grants! We are the recipients of the Nature Works Everywhere and the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grants.

Nature Works Everywhere Grant $2000
This is a grant through the Nature Conservancy and will be used to create a small new Learning Native Garden along the gym. Check us out on the list of winners! If you have children that are very interested in nature, the Nature Works Everywhere website has some good learning videos about environmental issues and environmental conservation.

Lowe's Tool Box for Education Grant $5000
This is a grant awarded by Lowe's Home Improvement and will be used to build a sun shade for the garden table. http://toolboxforeducation.com/about.html

We've also been given a new rain barrel from Nestlé to aid in the care of the new learning garden!

Stay tuned for more info about these projects and other garden help opportunities as Spring approaches. And as always, please remind students to be kind and respectful to our garden + playground areas!
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