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To enrich the learning and teaching experiences of Ishpeming Elementary students and staff by providing safe and fun educational activities, equipment, and supplies through fundraising and parent volunteer efforts.



Our September fundraiser supplies the majority of our income for the school year.  From this income, we plan our activities for the school year.  We encourage all parents to participate so we can continue supporting our students and staff.



There are various volunteering opportunities this school year.  From volunteering at our Monthly Family Nights to carpentry repairs, we need your help!!!



Some of the activities we have sponsored are the Open House, the Harvest Party, Movie Night, Family Dollar Christmas Shopping, Ice Skating, Tubing, March’s Reading Month event, Daddy/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Bowling, all Class Trips (including busing), and end-of-year picnic (including bounce houses).



All parents are encouraged to attend our meetings, even just one.  All meetings are held on Wednesday nights in the Birchview cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.  Free babysitting is provided.  Our tentative meeting dates for 2017-2018 are:

  • September 13, 2017
  • October 11, 2017
  • November 8, 2017
  • December 13, 2017
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 21, 2018
  • No March Meeting
  • April 11, 2018
  • May 9, 2018



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Co-Presidents: Tricia Seelen & Alicin Jarvis

Co-Secretaries: Kim Palo & Christy Baer

Co-Treasurers: Dana Hares & Danielle Anderson

Trustees: Briana Bancroft, Beth Lawson, Denise Hyatt, Lisa DeCaire, Angelica Salagovich, Angela Annala, Jennifer Heikkila, Nikki Murphy, & Brenda Dymond-Suardini


Name E-mail Phone Number
Tricia Seelen 1.616.550.5579
Alicin Jarvis 1.906.361.7325
Kim Palo 1.906.362.0695
Christy Baer 1.906.361.1262
Dana Hares 1.906.464.8230
Danielle Anderson 1.906.204.0955
Briana Bancroft 1.906.486.8504
Beth Lawson 1.906.235.0509
Denise Hyatt 1.906.485.6075
Lisa DeCaire 1.906.869.2380
Angelica Salagovich 1.906.235.4303
Angela Annala 1.906.869.2600
Nikki Murphy 1.906.235.1636
Brenda Suardini 1.906.361.4670
Jennifer Heikkila 1.906.236.2580