McKinley E-Newsletter

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

1:20 Dismissal

Marching Band: Study Table - 1:30 to 2:45; rehearsal - 2:45 to 4:30


Upcoming

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)


CLICK HERE to download/print weekly student calendar

SCHOOL PICTURES

You may order pictures of your student online through HR Imaging Partners. Their website is shop.hrimaging.com. If you have questions or you prefer to order by phone, please call customer service at 815/433-1766.


Picture re-takes day will be on Thursday, October 12, at 8 am.

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."


Audition Information:

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

WASHINGTON PICNIC IN THE PARK

You are all invited to the third annual Washington High School Picnic in the Park on Tuesday, September 12, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm, a Redmond Park. FREE FOOD & BEVERAGES, RAFFLE, GAMES, MUSIC, AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES.


Bringing School and Community Together

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

McKinley offers extracurricular activities for all grades. Students should continually check TV monitors and listen to announcements. We will also update the website and include information in the E-newsletters.

MCKINLEY HIP HOP - FRIDAY'S FROM 1:45 TO 2:45 PM

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy is offering a FREE after school Hip Hop Dance program on Friday's from 1:45 to 2:45 pm at McKinley. Class dates: September 22-November 10; grades 6-8.


REGISTER EARLY! Register online before September 18 at www.easterniowaartsacademy.org


For more information, click here

ROBOTICS

Attention Students: Have you ever wished a machine could do your homework? Do you dream of building a robotic army to pursue world domination? Join the robotics team! A sign up sheet is posted outside of room 126. Contact Mrs. Clendineng for more information

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

HY-VEE RECEIPT CONTEST

Students should turn in receipts to their first hour teacher by September 15. A prize will be awarded to the class with the most receipts.

BETSY THE THERAPY DOG

Did you know McKinley has a therapy dog? Her name is Betsy. To learn more about Betsy and her duties at McKinley, CLICK HERE.

FOLLOW MCKINLEY ON TWITTER

McKinley School, Activities, Orchestra, EMPOWER, GO, PACT, Counseling and Band all have Twitter accounts:


@CRMcKinleyMS

@McK_Activities

@McKinleyOrch

@mckempower

@McKinleyGO1

@McKinleyPACT

@McKcounseling

@mckiband

VIRTUAL BACKPACK

Correction from last week - MoVMNT is Sunday, September 10


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

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT'S BIKE WITH OFFICER ANNE

If your child rides his/her bike to school, it is a good idea to register their bike with Officer Anne. She will need the following information:

*Name and Grade

*Make

*Model

*Serial Number

*Color

*Picture is optional

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We are very grateful for the the support and dedication of our volunteers. Last school year, our volunteers logged in over 4,000 hours! If you are interested, we have many opportunities for you to choose from. CLICK HERE for a current list of volunteer opportunities. We will have many more throughout the school year.


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 jmason@cr.k12.ia.us; 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

Please consider joining the PTA. CLICK HERE to download a membership form. Brian McGrath, PTA President, will be at the McKinley Open House on August 21 to answer any questions you may have.


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.