Week of May 25th - Online Learning Week 10
Announcements & Updates!
Student Supply Pick Up
Families will use the carpool lane to pick up student supplies. Staff will be stationed at the far north door using a walkie-talkie to radio inside the building, alerting staff who are stationed inside and items will be delivered to your car. We will place the items in the trunk of your car or in the back of your car, leaving no reason for families exit the vehicle. In preparation, we are asking families to have a name tag displayed in their window that includes the following information: Student Last Name, Student First Name & Teacher Name.
In order for families to pick up over 650 student bags, please be mindful of the alpha schedule shared below.
Student supply pick up times are listed below by order of last names:
May 26 - All remaining families (4PM-6PM)
Thanks to the McClure PTO and our community partners, all students will receive a coupon to Bahama Bucks and a Hawaiian Lei to enjoy and wear during our virtual stampede on the final day of school and during the Crusin' into Summer Neighborhood Parade later that afternoon.
Do you have a child who will be attending McClure next year as a Kindergartener? Do you know someone who will? Please keep reading so you know "all the things" regarding Kindergarten Registration. Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Round Up
Do you or does someone you know have a child who will be enrolling in kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year? Our wonderful team of kindergarten teachers has put together some information you will want to review in preparation for next fall. Please spend a few minutes reviewing the attached PDF, which includes video messages from each of our teachers, a sneak peak around the kindergarten area and a message from me.
Please let us know if we can help with the transition to kindergarten. We are excited to meet the newest McClure Marshals!
Jump Rope for Heart
Prizes for students will be shared with schools upon the return of in-person instruction.
Please email Nurse Jessica if your child still has medication remaining in the clinic at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to pick it up. If you know your child has medication but do not wish to pick it up, please email her and let her know you want her to destroy it. If you do not know if you have medication to pick up, please email her to find out.
**All medication remaining in the clinic will be destroyed at 12pm the last day of school, 5/27/20.
**Reminder: If you have not yet filled out next year’s Permission to Participate form for the 2020-2021 school year, please use the link in the Smore to do so. Please make sure that this is done as soon as possible. You only have to complete the online form once.
Current 5th grade parents, you DO NOT have to fill out a permission to participate for your child.
Feedback for the McClure PTO
McClure Parents & Families,
Thank you so much for all of your support this school year! It is unfortunate that our school year was cut short but we hope this email finds you well. We are really missing the end of year celebrations that would be happening this week. We hope you take advantage of Bahama Bucks’ generous donation of coupons and can go enjoy a sweet treat sometime soon!
The success of the PTO comes from everyone’s involvement throughout the year. As this year comes to a close, we are already planning for next year. We have a brief survey we would encourage you to take to help in our planning process. It should only take a few minutes to complete.
- McClure PTO
Calling all McClure Marshals!
Do you have a talent or skill you would like to showcase? Submit a recording or photo to the McClure's Got Talent Flipgrid:
Each grade level has its own 'topic,' so select your grade and record or upload your video/photo to share.
This is a password protected Flipgrid, please do not share the password publicly. The password for the Talent Show Flipgrid is:
(Password Can Be Found in this week's email from Mr. Arend)
Each video must be 2 minutes or less.
Please check your choice of music on this website (https://www.ascap.com/repertory) for use permission.
(This does not permit sharing via hard copy or social media.)
All music, dance moves, subject matter, etc. should be appropriate for K-5 audience. Any video not following these guidelines will not be made visible on the grid.
Submissions will be open from now until Sunday, May 24th.
Videos will be made visible on the grid beginning on Tuesday, May 26th.
Questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Turner at email@example.com
Last Day of School Activities
Later that day, we will celebrate all the things with a final "Cruising into Summer Parade". Staff will be driving through the neighborhoods celebrating the end of the school year! Hope you will join us!
Route Information can be found here: Cruising into Summer Parade
School Supplies for 2020-2021
Grade Level School Supply Lists
Head Start & Early Head Start Enrollment
From MISD Health Services
We wanted to remind you of the websites available for COVID 19 information:
Information from the CDC on Coronavirus in the United States can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Coronavirus in Texas may be found at: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.
The World Health Organization may be found at: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/
The City of McKinney https://www.mckinneytexas.org/2256/Coronavirus-COVID-19
The following information is not an all-inclusive list of telemedicine sites and resources, but rather resources that have reached out to the MISD nurses with information to assist families.
Drive through testing sites https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/testing.aspx
McKinney Texas COVID19 hotline 972-547-9000
Medicaid/CHIP application https://www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org/what-we-offer/chip
Childrens Health virtual visits https://www.childrens.com/covid-19/for-patient-families/online-screening
Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway telemedicine 214-618-5600
Urgent care for Kids https://urgentcarekids.com/pediatric-telemedicine-for-kids/
211 may also be called for help with food, rent, utilities and community services
Here are also some asthma specific resources:
Digital Teaching and Learning
For digital learning, students will access the Seesaw and Canvas platforms through the McKinney ISD SSO link https://sso.mckinneyisd.net/
A parent support site, MISD Parent e-Learning Resources, has been created to assist families during digital learning with helpful information related to Seesaw, Canvas and other resources.
For Issues with Single-Sign-On (SSO) and Learning Management Systems Seesaw & Canvas:
To reset SSO passwords, email the campus Media Resource Specialist Amanda Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Visit the McClure Home Learning Links page for resource passwords and additional campus-specific support documents.
For Issues with Parent HAC Accounts
Any parents who do not know their username and/or password need to contact email@example.com and include student name and campus in the email.
For Student Support with Laptops and Access
If a student needs help during this time or needs a laptop for distance learning, we ask that they emailStudentHelp@mckinneyisd.net. This is for 1:1 High School students and any K-8 students that received a loaner via one of the deployments or need one. Students should email their name, student id, campus, telephone number and a detailed description of the problem/request.
- Technology Staff will strive to support the students over the phone or by remote control.
- If a student needs to be physically present to take care of their issue, whether that is for repair, replacement or issuing a loaner, AN APPOINTMENT MUST BE MADE WITH TECHNOLOGY. Please firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments will only be made between the hours of 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday. The student will be assigned a time to come to RON POE STADIUM TICKET BOOTH to meet with a technician.
- Please attend your appointment alone if at all possible. Friends and parents will be asked to wait in the car or away from the ticket booth while the student is at his appointment.
Additional Resources for Students/Parents
In addition, there are many great resources being shared and compiled. We have added additional links here:
Thank you Mrs. Hamilton for sharing these resources. Families can access this site all year long!
Sign Up for Text Message Updates from McClure Elementary
Breakfast is served at 7:30AM - 7:50AM
Tardy bell rings at 8:00AM and morning announcements begin
Dismissal bell rings at 3:00PM
Shop & Support McClure Elementary
This year McClure Elementary is excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!
Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!
Get started today:
1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
2. Select McClure Elementary from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!
3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!
There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!
Thank you for your support!
In an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of our students and staff, the district is canceling all field trips for the remainder of the year. Even if we are able to return to school before the end of the semester, kids will have already missed too much face-to-face instruction for us to be able to justify field trips. McClure Elementary will begin working to issue (checks) refunds to parents that have paid for field trips that have yet to occur. Thank you for your patience during this process.
- The 10 Year Celebration - Cancelled
- Special Olympics - Cancelled
- Human Growth & Development (4th and 5th Grade) will not be shown as scheduled to students - More information to come from Nurse Jessica.
- 3rd-5th grade GT students will follow their normal Alpha schedule so that they continue to receive instruction from the GT teachers
- April 13th - PACK week(s) begins from a distance. Stay tuned for more information...
- April 22nd - Earth Day