Mac Memo - McLean School Newsletter

March 2021

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!

Water Bottles

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.

Spring Weather

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

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.


Mrs. Graves

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

Wichita, KS

We will have our Remote Learning Materials Pick up. It's very important that all items are picked up to maximize at home learning!

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

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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,

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

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Questions/Comments? Contact PTA President Ray Hall by email at or call (316) 308-3385. You can also call the office at 973-8250.