Summer is Here

August 2019

Summer Wishes!

We hope everyone is having a joyful summer. There are lots of opportunities in our community this summer that are fun for the entire family. You will find just a few of them in this newsletter.

Box Tops for Education has gone digital. Check out the link below for more information and start raising money for John McLoughlin.

Important Dates 2019-2020

August 15th 7:30am-6:00pm Registration Day & JME Office Reopens

August 28th 5:00-6:00pm Meet Your Teacher Night Grades 1-2

August 28th 6:30-7:30pm Meet Your Teacher Night Grades 3-5

September 3rd 1st Day of School Grades 1st-5th (kindergarten staggered start information will be mailed home)

September 5th Family Dine Out Night at 5 Guys Oregon City (a portion of the profit from all Family Night Out Nights goes to JME PTSO)

September 6th 3:00-4:00pm Meet You Teacher Night Kindergarten

September 10th JME PTSO 1st Meeting of the Year 6:30pm in the Library

Meet Your Teacher Night Grades 1st-5th on August 28th

Grades 1st-2nd 5:00pm-6:00pm

Grades 3rd-5th 6:30pm-7:30pm

This year Menchie's Frozen Yogurt will be available to purchase at Meet Your Teacher Night. This is a great time to meet your child's teacher, drop off school supplies, and browse the curriculum for the year. Please note that teachers will only be available during the listed time frames. See below for a link to our school supply lists.

Class lists will be posted at 4pm on August 28th outside the office doors by grade level.

Who's New at McLoughlin?

We are excited to announce we have three new teachers joining the McLoughlin community.

Ms. Goetz will be joining the 2nd grade team. She spent last year subbing at McLoughlin and fell in love with our students and our community. With 10 years of experience, she brings a passion for intervention and creating readers.

Ms. Pfenning will be teaching 4th grade. She is coming to us from the Reynolds School District with over 20 years of teaching experience. She is passionate about seeing each and every child succeed. She specializes in helping students grow as mathematicians and is deeply committed to our community.

Ms. Lau will be joining the 5th grade team. She is coming to us from Gaffney Lane with over 20 years experience. She loves watching children learn and grow. She is deeply committed to ensuring every child has the skills they need to be middle school ready.

We are excited to onboard these 3 new amazing teachers to the McLoughlin community. We know their knowledge and skills will help us achieve our vision of inspiring and educating the whole child in a safe, high-achieving, nurturing, and collaborative community to be their very best.


ParentVue is an incredibly useful tool for families with middle school and high school aged children. It allows you to see their schedule and grades. However, some families have been logging to see their child's teacher at the elementary level. Please note that this information is inaccurate and is a glitch in the system. Class lists are not made until August 28th and are promptly posted at 4pm. We apologize for any frustration this may have caused. Our technology department is working on correcting this glitch.

School Bond Money at Work

As part of the safety and security upgrades new door knobs were installed on every room inside the building. These door knobs lock from the inside and outside, making it much easier for teachers to quickly secure their classroom/pod.