Mac Memo - McLean School Newsletter
News From the Principal
School-wide Magnet Project
At conferences you heard about our School-wide Magnet Project called NOT A BOX! This is a student created project that students will share at school/remotely on Tuesday, March 16. This is a great way for students to show their creativity as they follow the engineering process to make their own creation that is definitely "not a box'! We look forward to seeing their work. Parents are encouraged to help and assist their students, but the project must be student work. All students will participate.
Please contact your student's teacher if you need a box to complete the project. We can help find one for you!
Students must have water bottles with them each day at school. We are not using water fountains due to our Covid Protocols and do not have supplies of bottles of water for students. Please send them to school with your student, if your child does not have one. You can purchase a McLean bottle for $4 in the office.
Thank you so much for the families that made it to our conferences virtually. We were so happy to connect and talk ways to celebrate our students' successes. Please plan to meet with your teacher if you missed last week.
Today we had the opportunity to practice our Tornado Shelter Drill during our State Wide Drill Day. Students practiced how to get to the storm shelter safely. Our storm shelter is our Library. If you do come to the building during the time we are sheltered, you can report to our secondary shelters - the restrooms behind the gym/cafeteria. If we were to ever shelter, please know the procedure is that all students remain in our shelter with the doors closed. No one is able to enter or exit until we have or All Clear call from the district. Please take time to visit with your student about our Shelter Plan - they can explain it to you. Please click this link for information from the district about our Spring Weather plan https://www.usd259.org/cms/lib/KS01906405/Centricity/Domain/807/1819-WPS-Spring-Fall-WeatherStatement.pdf
We are committed to providing a safe, welcoming place for our students. We are still together, even though we are in the virtual learning world.
Dates to Know
Mar 1 - 5 - Scholastic Virtual Book Fair
Mar 9 - MSR Pick Up Day
Mar 9 - PTA 6:30/Teams
Mar 16 - School Wide Magnet Projects Due - NOT A BOX
Mar 17 - Family Spirit Night Andy's Frozen Custard (10788 W 21st St)
Mar 19 -No School Teacher Work Day
Mar 22 - 26 - No School SPRING BREAK
Remote Learning Materials Pick Up
Remote Learning Materials Pick Up
Tuesday, March 9th, 9:30am-5:30pm
2277 North Marigold Lane
Battle of the Books Competition
Each year McLean participates in the Battle of the Books - a reading competition held between schools. Students read 100 books between the team, so they can work together to answer questions about the books they've read. This year the competition will be virtual. Congratulations to our team representing McLean: Lyric, Lyle, Isabella, and Marcos. They will compete on March 4th.
PTA Spirit Night - Wednesday, March 17th - West Location
From the desk of Ray Hall...PTA President
PTA will have a regular meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 9 at 6:30 using Microsoft Teams. You’ll receive a link to join the meeting in an email in the days before the meeting if you are a member. Please call the school at 973-8250 if you would like to become a new member. We’ll be making plans for Spring events and getting reports on our financials, as well as hearing from Mrs. Graves.
March 1 through March 5 PTA will sponsor a Scholastic virtual book fair.
We are having an online book fair this Spring; it will run until March 5th. You will enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. Please follow the link to get to our fair, https://www.scholastic.com/bf/mcleansciencetechmagsch1.
Mar 17 will be a PTA Spirit Night at Andy's Frozen Custard 10788 W. 21st St.
Executive Board for 2020-2021
President - Ray Hall
Vice President - Andrea Johnson
Secretary - Shannon Proffitt
Treasurer - Janell Carr
PTA Meeting Dates - Meetings will be on TEAMS at 6:30 p.m.
· March 9
· April 13
· May 11
Follow us on Facebook! We will communicate important events, due dates, and urgent volunteer needs. www.facebook.com/McLeanPTA
Questions/Comments? Contact PTA President Ray Hall by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (316) 308-3385. You can also call the office at 973-8250.