Mitchell ES Principal's Newsletter

February 16, 2016

2500 Austin’s Colony Parkway Bryan, TX 77808
Phone: (979) 209-1400
Fax: (979) 209-1420

Principal: John Rokenbrod

Assistant Principal: Amanda Jackson
Dear Parents,

The online version of this newsletter may be found at

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Valentine’s Day parties on Friday. It was great seeing so many parents in the building that afternoon. I hope you were then able to enjoy a relaxing three day weekend with your children.

We have an early deadline on box tops this month. Please turn them in by this Friday, February 19.

The Watch D.O.G.S. program is holding Donuts with Dad on Saturday, February 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Stop by for a few minutes on your way to your Saturday activities and enjoy some free donuts and drinks. Please return your forms by this Thursday if you plan to attend. This will help ensure that we have enough food and drinks on hand.

Please remember to have your blue tags with you when picking up your children from the car loop, even if you are walking up. You will need to sign your child out inside at the front desk if you do not have your tag with you.

We recently sent home flyers home regarding 2016-2017 student transfers. The window for completing the transfer application opened on February 1, 2016 and closes on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM. The online transfer application is available at and it will not be available after the March 11 5:00 PM deadline. Please see the flyer for additional information.

We are continuing to see large numbers of student absences due to illness. Please remind your children to try and prevent the spread of germs and viruses by doing such things as coughing and sneezing into their sleeves or a tissue, frequently washing their hands with soap and water, keeping their hands away from their faces unless they are eating, and keeping their hands to themselves. These simple precautions go a long way to helping keep everyone a little healthier. Also, please be considerate of others and do not send your child to school if they have a fever.

Our lost and found bin behind the front counter is full. Please remind your child to check the bin if they are missing a coat, jacket, or lunch box. You may stop by the office between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to check the bin yourself as well.

We have a Giving Tree along one of the walls in the Kinder Corner area of the office. Please stop by, pull a leaf, and help a teacher fill a need in their classroom. The teachers and students will be extremely appreciative of your efforts.

Remember to contact either Mr. Josh DeLeon at (979) 739-6209 or by email at, or me at (979) 209-1405 or by email at if you are interested in serving as a Watch DOG. Don’t forget about the Bryan ISD volunteer form that must be completed in order to volunteer at school and/or chaperone a field trip. The form can be found at and it can be completed on a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Thank you for your continued support of your child's education.


John Rokenbrod

Children First, Always... The Bryan Way

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