McKinley Minutes

Weekly Updates from Mrs. K

May 7, 2021

Upcoming Events

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Round Table Field Trips

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McKinley first graders would like to send a big SHOUT OUT to Round Table Pizza in Gridley for welcoming them into the restaurant and teaching them all about rolling dough and making pizza. This is the first field trip the students have been able to take this year and they were very excited!

Summer School 2021

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Letters have been sent home with those students who we are recommending for Summer School. If your child was recommended we STRONGLY encourage them to attend as this program will help boost them into the next grade. Please return your Summer School commitment contracts as soon as possible.

Register New Kindergarten Students for the 2021-2022 School Year

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Registration and enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will begin March 2nd and will be online through our school website. If you are unable to enroll online, please call the school office (846-5686) to schedule an appointment for registration assistance.

CHARACTER TRAIT OF THE MONTH - Creativity

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Creativity: Using your imagination to create something or solve a problem.

This month we are talking about Creativity! Creativity is more than just making things or creating art – it is about exercising our imagination to help make the world better!

One of the best things about being a human being is our ability to imagine! We get this cool part of our brain that allows to not just think about survival, but also about sparkly space pigeons or colorful caterpillars or a cardboard box that is secretly a rocket ship. At this young age, kids regularly use their Creativity to entertain themselves (and us!) with all the wacky and wonderful ways they view the world. Let’s make sure they never lose that curiosity! It is that same imagination that makes a sandbox into the moon that is capable of imagining the world’s problems as opportunities for new, bold, innovative solutions. This month, we will be talking about and practicing solving problems, working in teams, and dreaming up new perspectives!

Let's Keep Everyone Healthy and Our School Open

We are so happy to be able to give parents the choice for in person instruction for their children. Working together we can ensure that schools stay open. We are asking every family to please do the following:

1. Screen your child for symptoms each morning before sending them to school.

2. Keep your child home for at least 3 days if they are not feeling well - sick children should not be at school regardless of the cause of the illness.

3. Keep the lines of communication with the school open - we all want what is best for your child and working together we can accomplish that!

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Please keep children at home if anyone in the household is awaiting test results

Our Staff

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