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Week of February 15th-19th

Week of February 15th-19th

Monday, February 15th


  • Teacher Professional Development Day/Student Holiday


Tuesday, February 16th

  • Teacher Workday (asynchronous for students)


Wednesday, February 17th

  • Walk to School Wednesday - Walk or bike to school, or find some time to walk or bike outside today!
  • Crazy for Kindness- Wear Crazy Hat or Crazy Hair
  • Please send your students technology back to school fully charged for learning.


Thursday, February 18th



Friday, February 19th

  • Spirit Day - Wear your McClure Spirit Wear!

Crazy For Kindness PTO Fundraiser

We kicked off our big fundraiser Friday, and the kids are so excited!!! We gave them their first goal of getting registered and logging 1 Act of Kindness (AOK) by Monday, February 8th. If they complete this goal, they will receive a kindness coin!


The handout that came home Tuesday, includes all the instructions on how to get registered, along with a link to a video that explains a little about Raise Craze (the company that is hosting our fundraiser) and how our fundraiser works.


At the end of the video it shows you how to get registered. See the handout below for more details.


Please reach out to me if you have any questions! Thank you so much for supporting McClure and for helping your child spread kindness throughout our community!




Sincerely,

Jessica House

McClure PTO President

president@mcclurepto.com

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Attention 5th Grade Parents

Please make sure that your child's middle school course registration form is returned no later than February 23rd to Mrs. Tarrant.


Please reach out to your child's teacher or Mrs. Tarrant with any questions.

MISD Update: Inclement Weather and Student Learning Next Week

McKinney ISD Parents and Guardians,


Please read this important information regarding inclement winter weather that has been forecast for next week and MISD’s plan for instruction if it becomes necessary to cancel school.


• Monday, February 15, is designated as a student holiday/teacher work day on the MISD academic calendar. Schools and offices will be closed, and there will be no in-person or virtual instruction that day.

• Tuesday, February 16, has been designated as an asynchronous (at-home) learning day on the MISD academic calendar. There will be no on-campus instruction on Tuesday. Rather, all MISD students will receive classroom assignments through SeeSaw or Canvas and will complete the assignments independently at home.


If winter weather forces MISD to close school on Wednesday (2/17), Thursday (2/18) or Friday (2/19) next week, all students will move to online, asynchronous learning from home on the days that schools are closed. Students will receive classroom assignments through SeeSaw or Canvas and complete the assignments independently.


MISD will communicate any closure as early as possible through its normal channels (MISD homepage, Facebook, SchoolMessenger, etc.).


We hope you have a great weekend and that you stay safe and warm!

Sincerely,

McKinney ISD Communications

McKinney ISD Offering Curbside Grab-and-Go Meals

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We are pleased to announce free curbside grab-and-go meals will be available at Finch Elementary on the dates below. Please include this information in your principal newsletter going out this week, as this coming Monday, February 1st, will be one of these days.



February 1

February 15 & 16

March 8 -12

March 15

April 2

April 12

April 26



Finch Elementary

1205 S. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069

Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM (Breakfast pickup will also include that day’s lunch. Parents can instead come just for lunch at lunchtime if desired.)


Lunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Pick up in driveway off Graham St.



These meals are free, but parents will need to present either a valid student ID number, student name, or other proof they are picking up for a student 18 years old or younger.


If you have any questions regarding the curbside grab-and-go meal service, please reach out to me!



Jason Vickery

Food Service Director

McKinney ISD

510 Heard Street, McKinney, TX 75069

Desk: 469-302-6365

jvickery@mckinneyisd.net

Important Reminders From Our Nurse

As we continue our school year in 2021 please keep in mind our COVID-19 guidelines. I appreciate everything you do to keep our students healthy!

Please screen your student daily, prior to arriving on campus, for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 including:

Feeling Feverish or Fever (100.0 or greater)

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Cough

Fatigue (Excessively tired)

Significant muscle or body aches

Headache

Loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Chills

If your student has a COVID-19 test or has symptoms of COVID or has contact with someone who has tested positive please keep them at home and contact Nurse Megan.

Just a reminder that responses to emails send after school hours may not be returned until the next school day. The process to switch a student into virtual learning for an extended absence is a process that may take up to a day to complete.

Please report your student’s absence to Nurse Megan at 469-302-9445 or mmckenzie@mckinneyisd.net

McKinney ISD Approved 2020-2021 Calendar

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Friendly Attendance Reminders

Parents can email absence notes directly to mcclureoffice@mckinneyisd.net

Attendance is taken daily at 8:15am. Students can be counted tardy up until 9:15am.

Interested in Serving as an MISD Crossing Guard?

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McClure 2020-2021 Student Handbook

Please use the button below to access the student handbook and review. The final page of the handbook should be completed and returned to your child's teacher by Thursday, Sept. 3rd if you are returning to "in-person" instruction. For convenience, or if you chose for your child to learn virtually, there is a digital signature option.

Tech Support...

Parents and students, visit the new Help Desk site for answers to help you with the most frequently asked laptop questions: Zoom, Login/Password Issues, Hardware/Software questions, Printers, Proxy and FAQs.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

To enable social distancing and an easier experience for the parents, we recommend that parents use the online application option, which is open at http://www.mckinneyisd.schoollunchapp.com/. The online application is also usually quicker to process.

PTO Membership Information

McClure PTO is a group of parents (moms and dads) working in partnership with school staff to help keep families informed and involved.


Studies have shown students do better in school when parents are engaged at school.


For more information about the McClure PTO please click the button below.

McClure Dad's Club

The McClure Dads Organization is a group of Dads that support many School and PTO functions, as well as several specific functions hosted by the Dads.

Our Mission Statement is to inspire children by being present, setting a positive example, and being supportive of education.


For more information about McClure Dads email us at McCluredads@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook @ McClure Dads

Daily Schedule

Doors are open daily at 7:15AM (North Entrance Carpool Drop Off)

Breakfast is served at 7:30AM - 7:50AM

Tardy bell rings at 8:00AM and morning announcements begin

Dismissal bell rings at 3:07PM

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