McKinley E-Newsletter

December 15, 2017

CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK

Monday, December 18

Learning Lab, 3-4 pm, IMC

Girls Who Code

Girls BB (8th grade) at LaSalle; 7th grade game CANCELLED


Tuesday, December 19

Jazz Band/Orchestra, 6:50-7:30 am

Robotics Meet at Regis

Holiday Open House from 5 pm to 7 pm (see below)


Wednesday, December 20

Forensics Club

Learning Lab, 3-4 pm, IMC


Thursday, December 21

Jazz Band/Chamber Orchestra, 6:50 - 7:30 am

Boys Swimming at Coralville Rec Center

Girls BB vs. Oakridge 7(H), 8(A)


Friday, December 22 thru Monday, January 1

No SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK


CLICK HERE to download/print weekly student calendar

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

All McKinley families are invited to a holiday open house on Tuesday, December 19, from 5-7 pm at McKinley (cafeteria). Enjoy hot chocolate, Christmas snacks, and music by McKinley's own band and orchestra.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING IN THE MCKINLEY DROP-OFF LANE?

Our morning Drop-Off Lane volunteers assist the McKinley staff in welcoming students to our school as they arrive in the morning. You can volunteer as frequently as you’d like. Our schedule is flexible, and the PTA is glad to have your help whenever you have a half hour to spare in the morning! You don’t have to be an active member of the PTA to volunteer in the Drop-Off lane; we welcome parents, step-parents, and grandparents as volunteers! Just be sure you have a yellow volunteer card on file in the office. If you don't have a card on file the volunteer coordinator may contact you and ask you to fill one out.


· Please arrive at 7:25 am and park your car in the north lot. This volunteer shift is from 7:30 am until 8:00 am. You are welcome to stay later to greet children who are running late and direct them to the attendance office.


· Enter the school through the northwest door and pick up your lanyard at the attendance office.


The primary goal of the McKinley Drop-Off Lane volunteers is to welcome students to McKinley with a smile and a warm greeting as they arrive in the morning.


· If you observe conflict or potential conflict among students, please make a staff member aware right away. As volunteers, it is up to us to help McKinley students feel safe as they wait for the school day to begin.


· If you see that a child needs help with their bag, Trapper, or musical instrument as they exit a vehicle, it’s OK to offer them a hand!


If temperatures are above 20 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll be greeting children as they exit their vehicles outside. When temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll stand by the door and open it for students as they enter the building.


CLICK HERE to sign up

DYNAMIC SUPERHERO DRAWING CLASS

Class Dates: January 22-March 2 (tentative)


Time: 1:45-2:45 pm, grades 6-8


Learn the techniques top illustrators and artists use to create classic superhero comics, including villains and aliens! Excellent class for all students interested in not only drawing and illustration but creative character development. Class is offered through the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy. Sign up information will be forthcoming.

SELL CONCESSIONS AND RAISE MONEY FOR CLASS TRIPS

Help sell concessions at upcoming 7th and 8th grade girls basketball games. All monies will go towards end-of-year field trips.


Volunteers will be able to watch the game while selling concessions. Games start between 3:15 - 3:30. We also need help popping popcorn. This can be done anytime during the day of a game (prior to 3 pm). It will take 60-90 minutes (prior to 3 pm).


CLICK HERE to sign up for 7th grade girls basketball games

CLICK HERE to sign up for 8th grade girls basketball games


If you have any questions, please respond to this e-mail. Thank you and Go Bears!

DRESS WARM FOR COLD WEATHER

Students should dress appropriately for weather. Students are not allowed in the building early unless it is 20 degrees or lower.

WHAT'S NEW ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK

FREE Christmas Eve Dinner. December 24 from noon to 2 pm. CLICK HERE for more information.


Washington Warrior Apparel. CLICK HERE for more information.


Winter Camp, December 27-29, 7th-12 graders, Camp Wyoming. CLICK HERE for more information.


Winter 2018 Art & Music Classes. CLICK HERE for more information.






FOR ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK, CLICK HERE