McKinley Minutes

Weekly Updates from Mrs. K

January 29th, 2021

Upcoming Events

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Teacher Feature - Mrs. Frandrup

I knew I wanted to be a teacher from the time that I started kindergarten back when I was a student attending McKinley. I thought being a teacher had to be the best job in the world. My younger sister was my very first student.

I continued to work with young students throughout my school years. I had discovered that I love helping kids and watching them learn. Seeing a student gain understanding and confidence is the best kind of magic. Teaching is fun, rewarding, creative and though tough at times, it is the best career ever.

I am so happy that I get to teach students in the community where I grew up. I had some amazing teachers that inspired me and am now proud to be part of the McKinley staff with some of the most wonderful, kind and dedicated people that I know.

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When not teaching, I enjoy reading, painting, crafts and am addicted to Pinterest. Spending time with family is my other greatest joy. “My boys” call me “Auntie” and make me so very happy and proud. They are all currently having the pandemic university experience.

Parent Training Opportunity from BCOE

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!

Because of the nature of our current reality, it is critical that our nurse’s office knows of any pre-existing medical conditions of your child, particularly if the symptoms might mirror those of COVID19. For example, if your child has asthma or seasonal allergies, he or she might frequently sneeze, have a runny nose or a cough. We can better support your child if we are already aware of a pre-existing condition. Please call us if this applies to you.

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

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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.


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Our Emotions Pizza

As a family, draw a large circle on a piece of paper and then divide it into segments like a pizza. In each slice of pizza (towards the center of the circle), write different emotions, especially trickier ones to navigate such as frustration, loneliness, anxiety, boredom, sadness, anger, etc.. Then, in the middle of each slice, draw a picture of what each emotion might look like for a family member. Clenched hands? Hair twirling? Crying? Finally, on the outside of the wheel write down tools or strategies that each member may use when feeling that emotion such as wrestling with a pillow, listening to happy music, asking for a hug, laying under a pile of blankets, taking deep breaths, drinking water, etc..

Now when you practice Empathy and notice another member of the family feeling a strong feeling, you “give them a slice” and recommend tools to help them take care of themselves!

Our Staff

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