Mrs. Butler's FAC Class News

March 23-27

This week:

We will finish reading our Magic Treehouse book: Leprechaun in Late Winter. We have also been discussing matter-solids, liquids, and gases. We will continue this discussion and be talking about physical and chemical changes. Scroll down below and see pictures of the 5th graders making volcanoes erupt by way of a chemical change.

Growth and Development information:

5th grade Parents:

Growth and Development Preview will be held at the Central Office March 31, 2015 12:00-2:00 pm and 6:30- 8:30pm. This preview is for 5th grade parents only.

McGowen will show the Growth and Development material to 5th grade students on 5/15/15 at 1:45.

Letters with this information are being sent home with your students. You must return the permission slip by 4/1/15 in order for your child to participate.

4th grade parents:

Growth and Development material will be shown to 4th graders on 5/8/15 at 1:45.

Parents may view the 4th grade power point lesson on the MISD website under Health Services.

Letters with this information are being sent home with your students. You must return the permission slip by 4/1/15 in order for your child to participate.

Upcoming Events:

Mar 24 PTA Family Education Night 6:30pm

Mar 25 Bricks 4 Kidz 3:00pm

Mar 27 Mav Fan Jam 8:15am RSVP

Apr 1 Bricks 4 Kidz 3:00pm

Apr 3 School in session (bad weather make up day)

Mav Dad's First Friday Lunches

Spring Book Fair Opens

Apr 10 Mav Dads Movie Night (more info soon)

Apr 14 Book Fair closes after lunches

Apr 20 New Student Registration Opens for 2015-2016

Apr 24 Kinder Dallas Zoo Field Trip

Family Fun Night 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Apr 27 Reflections Art Club 3:00pm

Apr 29 Administrative Professional's Day

May 4-8 Staff Appreciation Week (more info soon)

May 18 ALPHA Showcase 7:30pm at Webb

May 22 School in session (bad weather make up day)

Field Day

May 25 No School - Memorial Day

May 26 Kindergarten Round Up 8:30am

Bad Weather Make-up Days:

Students and staff will attend school on the following days to make up for the bad weather days when McKinney ISD was closed.

  • April 3rd - make up day for February 23rd school closing
  • May 22nd - make up day for February 23rd school closing
  • Date TBA for make up day for March 5th school closing

PTA information:

The McGowen PTA is proud to sponsor Family Ed Night

March 24th at 6:30pm, this is a free event for all of our families.


McGowen Parents & Adults:

Learn how to save for college in a tax efficient way -with Paul Raehpour, Merrill Lynch

Planning for your kid's protection -with Jac Schuster, Jac Schuster PLLC Attorney at Law

(younger siblings will need to attend with parents)


McGowen Students:

K-5 students: Come and play some Educational and Fun Games! -Hosted by: The Collin County Adventure Camp


The Nominating Committee is searching for PTA Board members for next year. If you would like to get more involved in the school and make a difference. Here is a brief description of some of the open positions and some of their responsibilities.


*Membership - get new members signed up and submit names to the Texas PTA as well as community members for the student directory.

*Student Programs - Red Ribbon Week, Reflections PTA Program, Green Team

*Family Programs - organize and in charge of Fall Festival and Talent Show as well as other family events.

*Secretary - Take notes for Board and General Meetings.

*Mav Dad - organize Mav Dads for events such as Mav Dad lunch, Movie night, Carpool on STAAR mornings.

*Publicity - Help to publicize PTA events at the school


What's coming up for the PTA:

FREE Family Movie Night: April 10th at 6:30pm