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We ask that all Mitchell families get involved. The more active parents and caregivers are, the more dynamic and enriching Mitchell will be for our kids.

We are organized into an Executive Board and four committees.

Please email a lead committee team member if you are able to contribute. Include in your email what talents and resources you can offer. You may also email Friends of Mitchell for general questions or drop us a message via our contact form.


Cheryl Jones – Chair
Molly Klein-Catalano – Vice Chair
Melissa Kolom – Secretary
Sarah Kirk – Treasurer

Melissa Chrusfield
Melissa Dippel – Teacher Rep
Sara Gronowski
Craig Franzen
Jessica King
Christina Nagrant
Kimberly Postma
Katie Welsh – Principal


This committee’s goal is to raise funds for technology, help support the Hubbard Street Dance Company program and other needs as requested by the principal.

Committee Leads: Molly Catalano.


This committee’s goal is to promote Friends of Mitchell, create marketing materials, manage the volunteer database and make sure volunteers get assigned to committees and stay involved.

Committee Leads: Niki Buse


This committee’s goal is to steward the southeast corner garden and neighborhood clean up.  The Garden Team has the following volunteer opportunities: Garden Maintenance Volunteer, Education Volunteer, Plant Day/Harvest Day Volunteer; Gardening Consultant, Media Volunteer and an In-Kind Donations Volunteer.

Why school gardens?  A school garden provides daily connections to the environment for urban dwellers.  School gardens are incredible learning tools that allow exposure to nature.

Committee Lead: Debbie Chiu.