September 1, 2017
CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK
Monday, September 4 - HOLIDAY DAY (NO SCHOOL)
Tuesday, September 5
Cross Country at Noelridge
Fall Play Auditions at 3 pm
Wednesday, September 6
Volleyball vs. NW White 7(A), 8(H)
Fall Play Auditions at 3 pm
Thursday, September 7
Boys Tennis at Wilson
Friday, September 8
Marching Band: Study Table - 1:30 to 2:45; rehearsal - 2:45 to 4:30
September 11 - PTA Meeting at noon; everyone is welcome to attend
September 13 - Sports Pictures will be taken at 3 pm
September 18 - Magazine Sales Kick Off (separate School Messenger to follow)
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MCKINLEY'S FALL PLAY: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!
Director: Richie Akers
"The Tony-winning play, based on the best selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan."
When: Tuesday, September 5 OR Wednesday, September 6, at 3:00. Please only attend one.
Where: McKinley Auditorium
Who: Boys and Girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade can audition. The show will have approximately 24 members: 12 girls and 12 boys.
What: At the audition, you will do two things:
- Read a scene that Mr. Akers will give you at the audition
- Sing a song that you like to sing
MCKINLEY HIP HOP - FRIDAY'S FROM 1:45 TO 2:45 PM
REGISTER EARLY! Register online before September 18 at www.easterniowaartsacademy.org
For more information, click here
TEEN OUTREACH PROGRAM
What: Teen Outreach Program (TOP); Weekly meetings for 9 months
Where: Room 319
When: Every Friday at 1:30 - 2:30 pm, starting September 15
Who: Coordinated by P.P. Educators
Snacks, prizes, gift cards for attending and community service
Pre-Registration is not required
Students just need to show up on September 15
BETSY THE THERAPY DOG
ICE ARENA FOUR DOLLAR FRIDAY'S: September 1, 1:30pm-5:00pm; September 8, 15, 22, and 29. 1:30pm-5:00pm & 6:30pm-8:30pm. $4.00 Admission & Skate Rental CLICK HERE to read the September newsletter.
For a list of additional activities on Virtual Backpack, CLICK HERE
If able, we need volunteers to help with magazine sales and concessions. More information is below. If you are able to help with either of these, or have any questions, contact Jackie Mason, volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org; 319-213-7612.
Magazine Sales. This is McKinley's largest fundraiser. All monies go directly to McKinley and are used to support student activities such as field trips. We need a chair (could be a couple or three people) and volunteers to help count money. (Sept 26 and Oct 3).
Concessions. All monies go directly to the activities fund. In the past some of the money has helped purchase TV monitors for announcements. We need a chairperson, volunteers to help pop popcorn, and volunteers to help supervise students working the concessions booth at sporting events. Booth is positioned so you can watch the game if your student is participating.
**ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE A YELLOW VOLUNTEER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT CARD ON FILE WITH THE CEDAR RAPIDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT**
JOIN THE PTA
Meetings. Most meetings are held the second Monday of each month (September thru May). The October and February meetings are in the evening. The first PTA meeting will be on Monday, September 11, at noon at McKinley. The second meeting will be on October 9, at 6 pm at McKinley. Everyone is welcome to attend.