Mitchell Elementary PTA

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Gardening Group

Grounds & Gardening Group

We are a com­mit­ted com­mit­tee with­in Mitchell PTA that devel­ops, over­sees, and main­tains improve­ment projects to the Mitchell Ele­men­tary School grounds and out­door edu­ca­tion­al envi­ron­ment.  Plus, we don’t mind get­ting our hands a lit­tle dirty!

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Purpose of the Grounds and Gardening Group

Pre­sent­ed in order of impact that will be made upon the stu­dents’ edu­ca­tion. The fourth pur­pose being the most impor­tant and long last­ing.

  1. Help the school main­tain cur­rent land­scap­ing dur­ing a time where Jef­fer­son Coun­ty staffing and fund­ing is lim­it­ed.
  2. Improve upon the out­door school­ing envi­ron­ment so that it is func­tion­al, safe, hand­i­cap acces­si­ble and aes­thet­i­cal­ly appeal­ing.  This would include new plant­i­ngs, instal­la­tion of pub­lic space equip­ment and recre­ation­al equip­ment.  These projects must com­ply with coun­ty guide­lines and be easy to main­tain.
  3. Engage teach­ers and stu­dents in projects that involve aes­thet­ics as well as increase a sense of school pride and spir­it. This might include hor­ti­cul­ture projects, art and sculp­ture, grounds appre­ci­a­tion (trash pick up days), and edu­cat­ing stu­dents on what projects are hap­pen­ing.
  4. Inspire school projects that con­sid­er ways a stu­dent can inter­act with the com­mu­ni­ty and pos­i­tive­ly impact their envi­ron­ment.

If you have an idea that meets the above pur­pos­es, let us know.  Be aware that Jef­fer­son coun­ty has spe­cif­ic require­ments and reg­u­la­tions regard­ing any changes and improve­ments to the school prop­er­ty.  Approval by the prin­ci­pal and the coun­ty is need­ed for each project.  Ongo­ing main­te­nance should be min­i­mal.  If you sug­gest a project, plan on help­ing with the orga­ni­za­tion or inspir­ing teacher and stu­dents to become involved.  Cre­ative fund­ing is need­ed.  Out­right dona­tions from indi­vid­u­als, busi­ness­es, local com­mu­ni­ty groups will be key!

Join the PTA, pick a project that motivates you or dream up your own project.


Estab­lish a list of projects for 2012 — 2013, esti­mate a bud­get, con­sid­er fund­ing options, and present project list to the school and the PTA for approval.


Help plant, dig, pull, rake, weed- what­ev­er your com­mit­ment lev­el you want!  All hands are need­ed to keep our grounds nice and wel­com­ing!  Please con­tact Tra­cy A. Fletch­er for vol­un­teer oppor­tu­ni­ties


 Tra­cy A. Fletch­er, 303.777.8239