McPherson News for October 29, 2023
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN AHEAD
Daylight Savings Time - adjust your clocks one (1) hour BACK on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
NO SCHOOL, NOVEMBER 7TH – STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
MINIMUM DAY, NOVEMEBER 9TH - END OF 1st TRIMESTER
NO SCHOOL, NOVEMBER 10TH – VETERANS' DAY
Hello McPherson Families,
I had a great day on skates last Wednesday! It was fun to roll around the school and I appreciate everyone who participated in our fundraiser to meet our school goal! We also had a fantastic Trunk or Treat event on Friday. Thank you to all of our volunteers who made the event such a success! On Tuesday, 10/31, students may wear a school appropriate Halloween costume or fall colors free dress.
Parents, we need your input! Please be sure to take the District's LCAP survey by clicking on the link in the newsletter. Also, please see this newsletter for information about our upcoming Veteran's Day celebration, 8th Grade Yearbook ads, and future dates to mark on your calendar.
Have a great week Meteors,
ELO Program - Enrichment Classes
There are more ELOP classes starting next week. Please see the Child Development website for registration. Home - OUSD Child Development Services (eleyo.com)
Here is the McPherson Fall schedule for ELOP classes:
Middle school concert band and drum line classes are now available for registration! Middle school classes start next week.
The winter session of classes will be starting in January/February. Popular classes will be repeated if possible.
Veterans' Day Celebration
Veterans’ Day Thank you
Thursday, November 9 @ 8:00am
McPherson would like to thank all Veterans that have served our country, past and present. In acknowledgement of Veterans’ Day, McPherson will have a special all-school flag ceremony to honor those who have served our country. We would like to invite all Veterans or spouses of Veterans to attend our ceremony at 8:00am on Thursday, November 9th. Our McPherson Scout troops will be helping us honor our Veterans.
Also, please post a picture of the veterans in your family on our McPherson Veteran's Day padlet so we can honor all of our veterans. The padlet will be shared with classes fir Veteran's Day.
Message from the Assistant Principal, Mrs. Manion
McPherson students have started off strong by coming to school on time. We encourage families to arrive early so that all students can be in class for the start of the day. It is disruptive to classes if students arrive late to school as learning has already begun in class. Our teachers work diligently to provide enriching learning for all students. Please arrive on time.
As our weather cools down, please be aware of our uniform policy for jackets. All sweatshirts must have a McPherson LOGO from Kustom Imprints or PLAIN SOLID navy blue or gray with no other logos. Sweatshirts and sweaters must be crew neck - NO HOODS allowed on sweatshirts. Sweatshirts/sweaters may NOT have a logo other than McPherson. Sweatshirts must be size-appropriate. Middle School PE sweatshirts may only be worn during PE instruction. All jackets must have a McPherson LOGO or be PLAIN SOLID navy blue or gray with no other logos. Other raincoats, heavy jackets, and headwear are for cold/rainy weather and may ONLY be worn outside. No LOGOS.
Thank you for all your support.
8th Grade Yearbook Ads
Looking for a way to recognize your child's hard work and amazingness over the past 8 years? Want to show your child how proud you are of them for finishing up this K-8 chapter of their lives ? Then a recognition ad in the yearbook (section or full page) is the perfect way to do it! Click on the following link and follow the easy steps! The deadline will be here before you know it so don't delay! More details are in the attached flyer.
McPherson Parents: WE NEED YOUR INPUT
It is time for our annual LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) Survey. Our survey is essential in informing our actions outlined in our LCAP. Thank you in advance for participating in our survey! Please use the link provided to take the survey today on any device.
Please use the link provided to take
the survey today on any device. Survey window is open from October 23, 2023 through January 12, 2024. https://bit.ly/LCAPSurvey23-24
GATE Testing - Please Open Attachments for Information on Gate Testing
Attached please find information on the GATE testing provided by OUSD
All 3rd-grade students are tested in their classrooms unless parents "opt out "of testing.
OUSD 3rd grade students: May Opt Out and the Opt Out Form is attached.
Students will be tested between 1/30/23 and 3/3/23.
All OUSD 2nd and 4th-6th graders are eligible for GATE testing. Parents, teachers & staff may refer students by January 10th, 2024. See attachments for more details.
VPHS DANCE PROGRAM - 2024 ANNUAL SPARTAN MINI DANCER CLINIC
Mini Dancer Clinic - Sunday, January 14th AND Varsity Basketball Game – Tuesday, January 16th
Participants will experience the excitement of being a VPHS dance team member! Your VPHS Dance Team and Coaches will share our latest dances! SEE FLYER ATTACHED FOR ALL THE DETAILS
OUR SPARTAN MINI DANCER CLINIC: (Sunday, January 14 th ) is open to grades K-8th.
Cost : $50.00 (includes VPHS Dance T-Shirt, treat, and free admission to the basketball game for the
participant.) Parents/Guardians, siblings, etc. will have to purchase a ticket for the game.
Check in Time : 12:00pm – 12:30pm Clinic Time : 12:30pm - 3:00pm
***For more information, please feel free to contact Jennifer Howerton at email@example.com
McPherson Wellness Center
We are developing the McPherson Wellness Center for the support and well-being of all students on our campus. If you would like to support us with purchasing any of the items on the Amazon Wish List or Target Wish List. The Links are listed below, we would appreciate your kindness and assistance.
Amazon Wish List Link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Q0D5VI9UVBOC?ref_=wl_share
Target Wish List: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/mcphersonwellnesswishlist
PTSA BIRTHDAY MARQUEE
It is always fun to post a special message for your child's birthday. You can purchase Birthday Marquee messages now at - https://my.cheddarup.com/c/map-birthday?cart=558b524f-dfb5-4dff-b5ee-620c1d38e040%21%2159728133
All birthday marquee messages must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the week you are requesting.
BOX TOPS - WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
Hello McPherson Families! My name is Trinh and I'm your school Box Top for Education Coordinator.
Our school is participating in Box Tops, which means that you can earn cash with the products you already buy to help our school earn money for classroom supplies. We need your help, collecting Box Tops to earn cash for McPherson. Each one is worth 10¢! Everyone’s participation is helpful. Let's work together to give our students what they need to succeed — and see how much we can earn this year!
Here's how you can help:
If you haven't done so already, download the Box Tops app on your smartphone.
Buy Box Tops products, scan your receipt with the Box Tops app within 14 days of purchase and earn for McPherson with every Box Tops product you buy. The earnings through the application are recognized immediately. Our school will get a check to spend on classroom supplies. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE STUDENT & TEACHER’S NAME UNDER “GIVE CREDIT MEMO.”
Refer your friends, family and other parents in the school to sign up for Box Tops. You'll earn Bonus Box Tops for our school when your referral scans their first receipt! Turn on notifications in your Box Tops app to get scan reminders and stay updated on special offers, new products and opportunities to earn for our school. Go to your Communications Settings by tapping on the person icon in the upper-right corner of the app. · If you shop online, you can earn with your digital or email receipt, too. MCPHERSON MAGNET SCHOOL | School ID: 227368. If you have trouble scanning your receipts, please email Trinh a copy of the receipts immediately. Thank you for your support of the Box Tops Program and McPherson! We couldn’t do it without you!
Box Tops Coordinator
Students should have no D’s or F’s for grades and citizenship
with no U’s to be eligible. Tryouts will be based on grade standings, effort, and skill for Football and Volleyball
Mondays Practices 3:00-4:00
Wednesdays Practices 1-2 (supervised lunch 12:40-1)
October 18- Football Clinic
October 23- Tryouts
October 25- Practice
October 30- Practice
November 1- Practice
November 6- Game vs Cerro Villa 3:00
November 8- Practice
November 13- Game vs Portola 3:00
November 15- Practice
November 27- Game @Yorba 3:00 (bus @1:30)
November 29- Practice
December 4- Game vs El Rancho 3:00
December 6- Practice
December 11- Game @ Santiago 3:00 (bus @ 1:30)
Football Coaches: Jeno Jorgensen and Marc Merchant
Volleyball Practice/ Game Dates
Mondays and Thursdays Practices 3:00-4:00
October 19- Volleyball Clinic
October 23- Tryouts
October 26- Practice
October 30- Practice
November 2- Practice
November 6- Game @ Cerro Villa 3:00 (bus @ 1:45)
November 9- Practice
November 13- Game @Portola 3:00 (bus @ 1:30)
November 16- Practice
November 27- Game vs Yorba 3:00
November 30- Practice
December 4- Game @ El Rancho 3:00 (bus @1:45)
Please note that the return time will be 5:30-6 PM
December 7- Practice
December 11- Game vs Santiago 3:00
Volleyball Coaches: Julie VanderWall and Nicole Wyckoff