McKinley E-Newsletter

August 18, 2017

CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK

August 21

McKinley Open House from 4 pm to 6 pm

(see below for more information)


August 22

No School


August 23

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - EARLY DISMISSAL (1:20 pm)


August 24

Cross Country Practice Begins

Football Practice Starts

Soccer Meeting, 3 pm

Volleyball Meeting, 3 pm


August 25

1:20 Dismissal


CLICK HERE to download/print weekly student calendar

NEW SCHOOL HOURS FOR 2017-2018

Monday thru Thursday: 7:50 AM to 2:50 PM


Friday: 7:50 AM to 1:20 PM

A BIG THANK YOU TO MERCY HOSPITAL FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATION OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES

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AUGUST 21 BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE (open to all grades)

  • August 21 (grades 6th thru 8th)

  • 4:00 to 6:00 pm

    • Meet teachers
    • Pick up schedules
    • Turn in fees/forms
    • Get locker combinations
    • Drop off supplies
    • Meet and join the PTA
    • Complete your E-Registration (must be updated yearly)
    • Complete free/reduced lunch application
    • Drop off your Hy-Vee receipts
    • Purchase a McKinley t-shirt for $10

    6TH GRADE EMPOWER MEETING AT OPEN HOUSE FROM 4:30 TO 5:30 PM

    Informational meetings at 4:30 and 5:30 in the IMC (2nd floor)

    MARCHING BAND MEETING AT OPEN HOUSE FROM 6:00 TO 6:30 PM

    Thanks to the tremendous support of our principal, Mr. Martinez, we are able to offer Marching Band as an extra-curricular activity. This is open to all interested band students in grades 6th thru 8th. No audition necessary. The Marching Band will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoons. We will have an informational meeting from 6:00-6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 21, where we will share the schedule, expectations and how you can become involved!

    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**

    E-REGISTER YOUR STUDENT

    A friendly reminder to log on to PowerSchool before school starts to E-Register your student(s). This must be done EACH YEAR. It is important for the school to have current contact information including phone and e-mail addresses. Make sure the emergency contact is someone other than you. You may also E-Register at the open house.

    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.

    FALL SPORTS

    Football Practice will start on Thursday, August 24, after school


    Cross Country Practice will start on Thursday, August 24, after school


    Volleyball meeting on Thursday, August 24 after school

    Practice will start on Monday, August 28


    Boys Tennis - TBD


    Girls Soccer meeting on Thursday, August 24 after school

    Practice will start on Monday, August 28



    Be sure your student has a current physical and concussion form on file. To check, call the clinic at 558-2519 after school starts.