Dear Mitchell Parents,
You are probably aware that new math standards were introduced during the 2014-15 school year. The new standards are quite rigorous. Nearly half of the 5th and 6th grade standards were previous standards from grades 6-9. Because of this, our teachers have searched for materials suitable to teach the new standards. They have discovered that several other intermediate schools are using the "Total Motivation Math" series which has proven to be invaluable. A student copy must be purchased for every child as they are consumable and updated annually. Our teachers feel the program is worthwhile after they piloted the series this year.
When the teachers consulted with other math teachers in our area, they discovered the parents helped to fund the cost of the student books. We would like to ask for your help to provide this resource. We realize school supplies can be costly, but we feel by asking for a donation now as opposed to the beginning of the school year when so many other school-related costs are due that it might be more feasible for our families.
In addition, students at McCullough and TWHS use the Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop resource. By offering it in 5th and 6th grades, we feel our Mitchell Mustangs will be better prepared for language arts expectations if they begin using the program at Mitchell. The Vocabulary Workshop program introduces a language-rich curriculum that we would like to offer next school year.
We can't thank you enough for your support that will enable us to offer these instructional resources to our students. I hope you will agree once you see these exceptional books, that they will be a great resource for your child. Your child will be able to keep them at the end of the year.
If you are able to donate to the cost of your child's books, please complete the section below. You will then be directed to PayPal for payment. You do not need to have a PayPal account as there is an option to use Credit Card without a PayPal account.
Our goal is to order the materials prior to the end of the school year so that the books will be available the first week of school.
If you choose not to pay online, please choose the Payment Option "Send in Check or Cash". Then, print the Order Summary page of this form and submit it with payment to your child's 4th grade teacher or the Mitchell front office no later than June 15, 2017.