It sounds like you are enjoying a wonderful summer with your families -- picnics, water-fun, bicycle rides, camping, cousins visiting -- these are just a few of the activities you've shared with me when we've run into each other these past few weeks. If you have time, please join us for one of the School Work Days.
School Work Days!
We need help with maintenance and Back-to-School preparations -- this is a great opportunity to get a jump on volunteer hours! Eric Rasmussen, one of our newest Board Directors, has taken on the Herculean task of keeping the building in top-shape for our students and recommends you bring simple tools for work in the building and the garden. The work-days are on a drop-in basis, but it would be great to get an idea of who can help out. THANKS!
RSVP or send questions to Eric at: email@example.com
Sunday, July 30th, 8am to 3pm
Sunday, August 6th, 8am to 3pm
Hope to see you -- continue enjoying this beautiful summer!
School Work Days
July 30th, 8am - 3pm
August 6th, 8am - 3pm
August 14, 15 & 16
8am - 11am
Thursday, Aug. 17th
8:30 - Noon
Friday, Aug. 18th
1pm - 3pm
Last Call For......
Lost & Found -- wow, there are so many sweatshirts, water bottles, lunchboxes left by children. Make sure to check for your child's lost items.
Medicines -- pick up medicines by June 21st.
PE Uniforms -- order your shorts, t-shirts, or hoodies by June 23rd.
It's short week!
PE Clothing orders are due June 23rd!
MITCH Charter School Resources
Enjoy the Sun!
It is tempting to let our focus wander since the sun has finally shown up, but there are only four and half weeks remaining in the school year -- let's finish strong! Students are completing the state standardized assessments and need plenty of rest accompanied by a healthy breakfast to do well. And everyone needs extra water on the warmer days.
Sometimes I hear the thought "well, there really isn't any teaching going on at the end of the school year," which is not true at MITCH. We are teaching through to the last day and encourage students learning until they walk out the door on June 21st. No checking out!
Have a great weekend!
Order PE uniform pieces through July 23rd
All PE Uniform ordering will go through a MITCH group order on the Custom Ink website. Follow the directions below (or on the handout sent home today) to order PE uniform pieces for next year.
Delivery: All orders are sent to MITCH & distributed on Registration Days:
August 17th 8:30 am - 12pm
August 18th 1pm - 4pm
Extra-Curriculars & Summer Camp
YOGA FOR KIDS
Registration is open for the final session!
May 16th - June 20th
Kids Like Languages Summer Camps
Registration is open for the Kids Like Languages Summer Camps which will be held here at MITCH.
One of our core strategic goals is to develop relationships in the broader community to improve awareness of the educational opportunities at MITCH. You are our primary relationship builders! Our waiting list for 2017-18 continues to increase because you share MITCH with your friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Thank you!
The May edition of Tualatin Life features two articles about MITCH -- one for Sunday's plant give-away with Neighbors Nourishing Communities and one for our Board of Directors. Be sure to support our local newspaper!
As we prepare for charter renewal, TTSD has arranged for an evaluation of our program by Portland State University's Center for Student Success. Dr. Lukich is invited to the June 6th PSO meeting to meet and talk with parents -- add it to your calendar!
Finally, one of the candidates for the TTSD School Board, Sharon Fox, is touring MITCH on Tuesday, May 9th. Ms. Fox is the only candidate to express an interest in learning more about charter school and MITCH in particular. If you are in the building, I'll be sure to introduce you!
Have a wonderful weekend,
ODA Director Alexis Taylor spent an hour today reading to 35 second graders at Mitch Charter School in Tualatin. It’s part of the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Literacy Project, which connects volunteers from the ag community to classrooms around the state. Director Taylor read a story about dairy farming to the kids and then led classroom activities centered on food grown in Oregon.
Annual Plant Give-Away
Sunday, May 7th 1pm
Our partnership with Neighbors Nourishing Communities (NNC) is in its second year, and our students, teachers, and Mr. Ketel have been hard at work growing tomatoes and peppers for the Annual Give-Away Day with NNC -- I hope you will join us on Sunday at May 7 at 1 pm. The entrance will be at the back of the building because the handout is in the gymnasium.
NNC Director Chad Darby's high praise for our students is encouraging, "This year we have the best looking plants we have ever had, thanks to the hard working students at MITCH Charter School and the senior residents at Brookdale River Valley Tualatin. They have been growing beautiful plants from seed. Please come see the great work the students and senior residents have done for the community."
The seedlings will be set up in the gym/multi-purpose room in a shopping style where you wander the tables and pick up what you want. Come on time because it will be first come first served. NNC will take new members on the day of the event who will commit to giving 20% of their garden produce to the local food pantry. We’ll try to have enough boxes this year for all your plants, but please bring one just in case. Here’s a list of the available varieties:
Roma VF and Nova- roma style tomatoes
Azoychka- yellow slicer from Russia
Marmade- red French slicing tomato
Paul Robeson- blackish red slicing tomato
Legend- medium sized red tomato, prolific
Manitoba- early medium sized red tomato
Black cherry – blackish red cherry tomato
Sungold- tangerine colored cherry tomato
Beaver Dam- sweet red elongated heirloom pepper
Flowers- Zinnias (to attract the bees)
In addition to plants, NNC will have more of their seed library available, as well as bamboo for staking tomatoes. NNC will also have an amazing t-shirt for just $15 (the only thing that costs money at the handout).
COME OUT TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS AND OUR COMMUNITY!
SUPPORT OUR WONDERFUL MITCH STUDENT TALENT!
Friday, April 28th, 6:30pm
(There was some confusion about the start time -- it is 6:30pm.)
Twality Middle School
14650 SW 97th Ave, Tigard, OR 97224
Tickets: $2.00 for an individual, $10 cap for a large family
Talent/performers MUST arrive by 6:15.
PLEASE support the Student Leadership group by attending. It is one of the few events where the profits go 100% to Student Leadership. Student Leadership runs the Student Store, teacher appreciation week, Yearbook, school beautification, Assemblies, and much more!
There will be light concessions at intermission so please plan for that as well!
Performers do not need to pay admission, but family members do.