McPherson News for September 8
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AVID Employment Position Available at McPherson
Attention McPherson Families:
We are looking for AVID tutors in our AVID elective! The position would be from 7:40am-10:20am three days per week and pays $14.80 per hour. We are hoping that someone in the McPherson family has a college student (sibling, cousin) that would be interested. AVID tutors are required to be enrolled at a college or trade school. Please have any interested parties e-mail Mr. Erven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6TH GRADE PARENTS - VERY IMPORTANT MEETING
We would like to invite you to an information meeting about the 6th Grade Outdoor Education Program. The meeting will be held on September 10th at 3:00pm in the McPherson Cafeteria. At the meeting, individuals from Emerald Cove (the Outdoor Education group we are using this year: https://ecosinstitute.com/) will be on hand to answer any questions. We are planning Outdoor Education from April 13th through April 15th, 2020, and the projected donation will be $275. Again, we hope that you will attend this important meeting.
Education Foundation News
Thank you to everyone who made it to our first meeting of the year. During our meeting, the Foundation Board approved funding requests for STEM Lab Supplies, Earth Lab Maintenance Supplies, PLTW Science Kits to make sure our teachers and students are ready for STEM education this year.
The next McPherson Education Foundation meeting along with a Principal's information meeting is Tuesday, October 1, at 6:30pm in the School Library. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
If McPherson families have any unwanted LEGOS, Mrs. Andrade would love to give the LEGOS a new home in the STEM Lab. So search through closets and either send them to school with your students OR contact Mrs. Andrade at email@example.com to make arrangements. Thank you!
K-6th STEM Teacher
McPherson Magnet School
Family Dinner Night
Plan on eating out with Family & McPherson Friends
Come dine at Polly’s Pies on
Wednesday, September 18th – 12:30pm to CLOSE
20% of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales will be donated
to McPherson Magnet School
Go for lunch or dinner
WHERE: Polly’s Pies
2025 N Tustin Avenue
Orange, CA 92865
WHEN: Wednesday, September 18
TIME: 12:30pm to 9:00pm
All proceeds are used to purchase teacher supplies to benefit all students. (No need to have flyer, but YOU MUST MENTION McPHERSON FUNDRAISER WHEN CHECKING OUT OR SHOW IT ON YOUR PHONE. Polly’s will scan the flyer they have at the counter to make sure we get the proceeds).
BOX TOPS COLLECTIONS
Start the school year off right, help collect Box Tops now! Collect, collect, collect...label, then turn in to earn prizes.
PLEASE USE A ZIP LOCK BAG LABELED WITH CHILD'S NAME, TEACHER AND ROOM NUMBER TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR US TO COUNT!!!
**Bins are available in the MAIN Office and CARES Office if you would like to drop off or you can give them to your child's teacher to turn in**
Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to earn cash for McPherson. Each one is worth 10¢! Physical Box Top clippings are being phased out of production but may continue to be found on many products throughout stores. Send your clipped Box Tops, along with any unexpired Box Tops you may have at home, to your child’s teacher. Going forward, you can now download the Box Top application on your phone, scan or snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. The earnings through the phone application is recognized automatically. Our school will get a check to spend on classroom supplies.
This year 10 students with the most collected box tops will win prizes. Prizes could be gift cards from Target or vouchers for after school ice cream (prizes TBD). The classroom with the most collected box tops will also win a popcorn party.
Box Tops Coordinator
The Big W.O.W. -- McPherson Style!!
FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 27th
Greetings McPherson families! This year, McPherson Magnet School will be participating in the Walk for Wilson’s Disease on Friday, September 27th. We are walking to spread awareness for Wilson’s Disease and Patrick Melvin’s life. Mrs. Marzolo’s son, Patrick, lost his life to Wilson’s Disease. This walk is a national event on Saturday, October 5th, and we’re doing our own version at this school!!
What to Wear!
The school will be remembering Patrick by wearing their baseball caps backwards and wearing Converse or Vans. Also, the school will wear the national Wilson’s colors -- blue, red and yellow to support the walk! Students who have a WOW (Walk on Wilson’s) shirt from last year’s event may wear that as well. Remember that you must be in the Wilson colors (blue, red or yellow) or in your school uniform. You may order a new shirt from Mrs. Marzolo. A portion of the proceeds go to the Wilson Disease Association and a portion to McPherson Magnet School Programs. A shirt order form is attached to this newsletter. Orders due by Friday, September 13th.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC - Deadline to turn in Forms 9/13/19
Attention Middle School Parents
DEADLINE TO TURN IN FORMS AND PAYMENT IS 9/13/19
McPherson Band and Orchestra for middle school students will begin on October 1. Please complete the attached form if you have interested in having your middle school student attend the after school band/orchestra from 2:40pm-3:40pm. The course will be taught by our current VAPA teachers and there will be a beginning and intermediate/advanced course. The fee is be $100.00. (Tuesdays & Fridays) for the entire school year (roughly 48 sessions-No class on minimum days or Middle School dance days). Please return your form and the $100 fee to the front office by Friday, September 13.
Tuesday, September 10
6th Grade Parent Meeting - 3:00pm - Cafeteria
Wednesday, September 11
Skate Party - Holiday Roller Rink - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wednesday, September 18
Polly's Pies Family Dinner Night - 12:30pm to Closing
Wednesday, September 25
Principal's Coffee - 8:15am - Teacher's Lounge
Tuesday, October 1
Education Foundation Meeting - 6:30pm - Library
Soccer Practice Dates
*All practices are from 2:45-4:00
unless otherwise stated. Coaches may add additional or alternate practices dates.
Soccer Game Dates
Monday, September 16
Girls 3:00 -4:15@ Home
Boys 2:00-4:30@ CV
Monday, September 23
Girls 2:00-4:30@ Yorba
Boys 3:00 -4:15@ Home
Monday, September 30
Girls 3:00 -4:15@ Home
Boys 2:00-4:30 @ Portola
Monday, October 7
Girls 3:00 -4:15@ Home
Boys 2:00 -4:30@ El Rancho
Monday, October 14
Girls 2:00 -4:30@ Santiago
Boys 3:00-4:15@ Home
Boys' - Jay Turner & Lynne Palucki
Girls' - Julie Vander Wall & Tara Barrow