McKinley Elementary Newsletter
Mar 3 - Read A Thon- Character Dress Up Day
Mar 6 - Turn in Read A Thon Pledge money
Mar 7 - PTC Meeting @ 6:30 in the library
Mar 9 - OBOB Tournament, see below for details
Mar 14 - Take Out Tuesday - Panera Bread
Mar 22 - NO SCHOOL, Grading Day and Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences
Mar 23 - NO SCHOOL, Parent-Teacher Conferences 7:30 AM -7:00 PM
Mar 24 - NO SCHOOL
Mar 27-31 - NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
Every Wednesday is a 1 hour late start at 8:50 AM - the other days 7:50 AM
Parent teacher conferences
Virtual or In PersonWednesday, Mar 22nd - Conferences 3:30PM-7:00PM no school
Thursday, Mar 23rd - Conferences 7:30AM-7:00PM no school
Some families had Winter conferences and some will have these Spring conferences. Teachers will reach out to those with Spring conferences. If you are not contacted and would like a conference, please reach out to your child's teacher to schedule.
Borrowed Clothes from the Clothes Closet
PTC Monthly Meeting
Mar 7th @ 6:30 PM
Childcare provided 6:30 -7:45PM- Cafeteria
Parent Meeting - Library
Agenda - In no particular order
Request for stage curtain purchase
Request for obstacle course
Take out Tuesday — Panda Express / Panera
Read a thon
Scholastic book fair
Year at a Glance
- 1st Tuesday of most months - PTC Meeting 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
- 2nd Tuesday of most months - Take Out Tuesday - fundraisers at local restaurants
- October 7th - Fun Run
- October 12th - Willamette Valley Pie Fundraiser
- November 28- Dec 2 Usborne Book Fair
- December thru February OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books)
- February 27-March 3 - Read-A-Thon
- April - Scholastic Book Fair
- June 2 - School Carnival
PTC officers: Lea Hinchcliff, Beth Gallini, Thomas Wells and Raina Wickstrom
Questions? Contact the PTC exec team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling All Student Artists!
March is National Youth Art Month! To celebrate, SKPS is welcoming all student artists to participate in an art contest to inspire the new logo for Salem-Keizer Public Schools and there will be prizes! Learn more about the district logo inspiration contest on the district website.
In-District Transfer (IDT) Application Window
MARCH 1-31, 2023
IDT applications received after March 31, 2023 will not be considered.
This includes EDGE, incoming Kindergarteners and next years 6th Graders
Transfer requests for the 2023-2024 school year are due to your home school between March 1 and 31. Please note, students attending school on an IDT are not eligible for bus transportation. Please talk to school office staff if you have any questions.
Link to detailed information on district website.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS OF 5TH GRADE STUDENTS
Current fifth grade students (entering sixth grade in September) who want to attend a school other than their assigned school next fall (2023-2024 school year) must apply for in-district transfer (IDT) between March 1 and March 31, 2023. Pick up the IDT's from your neighborhood middle school.
State Testing 30 Day Opt Out Notice
REGISTRATION OPENS IN MARCH
Students must be five years old on or before September 10
Register online at the Salem Keizer Website .
What you need to have available:
- Proof of age (birth certificate)
- Proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement)
- Immunization records
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Kindergarten - Salem-Keizer School District 24J (salkeiz.k12.or.us)
Dual Language Immersion Program
Enrollment Application for 2023-24
Applications for enrollment in Magnets schools will be open March 1, 2023 to any in-district or out of district family. Selection is based on 4 priorities:
- Students who live in the school boundary for the Magnet school.
- Students who have siblings in the Magnet School Program.
- Students who live in the Salem-Keizer School District boundary, but live outside the Magnet School boundary.
- Students who live outside of the Salem-Keizer School District Boundary.
Parents interested in enrolling their child in a Dual Language Program at a Magnet school for Kindergarten or first Grade for the 2023-24 school year, can pick up application forms at Grant, Harritt or Myers elementary schools beginning on March 1, 2023.
For more information check out the district website.
Edge Application Window March 1-31
Established in 2020, the EDGE program is a K-12 program within the Salem-Keizer public school system. This program was created to meet the needs of families seeking an alternative pathway towards graduation and support student development of digital literacy skills. EDGE’s curriculum is standards based, incorporates digital tools, and is measured by proficiency-based assessments. EDGE students, while enrolled in the program, continue to have access to their resident schools for resources such as after school clubs, as well as other extracurricular activities.
Your student must be enrolled and have a student number in Salem Keizer School District to be accepted into the EDGE program. If you are new to the Salem Keizer School District or have a student entering kindergarten for the first time, you must enroll at your resident school before admission can be granted into the EDGE program.
Need more information? Check the district website.
BoxTops for Education
The BoxTop program has changed. Check out their website for the new, non-clipping way to collect BoxTops. Thank you for supporting McKinley!
Spring Break Meals Available at 9 Schools
MARCH 22, 27 & 29
Breakfast and lunches will be offered at nine schools during Spring break 2023. Meals will be packed in grocery bags and available via curbside pickup. Each person may receive up to five meal packs during pickup. Check the district website out for more information.
- Claggett Creek Middle School
- Highland Elementary School
- Houck Middle School
- Judson Middle School
- North Salem High School
- Stephens Middle School
- Walker Middle School
- Washington Elementary
- Whiteaker Middle School
2022-23 Meal Prices: Free!
Thanks to the USDA’s Seamless Summer Option, we will be able to feed all students breakfast and lunch at school for free this year.
Lunch Menus Food Services will not be printing lunch menus to send to the schools. They will post on each schools website, as well on the District website. They are having a hard time getting anything on a consistent basis and cannot depend on suppliers to have what is needed. The food chain/Supply and Demand is ever flexing.
2022-23 UPDATED DISTRICT CALENDAR - click the calendar to go to the website for details
EVERY Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday7:30 Breakfast available in cafeteria (free to all students)
7:35 Doors Open for all students
7:50 School Starts- tardy bell rings
2:20 School Ends
8:30 Breakfast available in cafeteria (free to all students)
8:35 Doors Open for all students
8:50 School Starts- tardy bell rings
2:20 School Ends
Arrival and Dismissal doors will be the front courtyard and back breezeway doors for grades 1-5 and Kindergarten in the garden area.
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School hours: 7:50AM - 2:20PM (M,T,Th,F) 8:50AM - 2:20PM (Weds Only)
Doors open at 7:35AM
Principal Michelle Nelson
Address: 466 McGilchrist St SE Salem OR 97302