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 jerven@orangeusd.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.

LEGOS WANTED

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 tandrade@orangeusd.org to make arrangements. Thank you!


Teresa Andrade

K-6th STEM Teacher
McPherson Magnet School

Follow the STEM Lab on Twitter @12tandrade

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.

Trinh Guevara

Box Tops Coordinator

trinhandcarlo@gmail.com

PRINCIPAL’S COFFEE & PTSA MEETING


WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 25– 8:15AM – Room 500

Principals’ Coffee/General PTSA Meeting. We will be reviewing and approving the

PTSA 2019-2020 budget.


All Parents are welcome to join us!!

Skate Party

McPherson's Welcome Back Skate Party will be on Wednesday, September 11 –6:00pm to 8:00pm. $10 Includes Skate Rental (A portion of the proceeds goes to McPherson) Holiday Skate Center 175 N Wayfield Street – Orange – 714-997-5283. Come join our friends at McPherson’s First Skate Party of the Year. Must bring skate waiver, attached, with you.

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

(Grades 6-8)

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.

MAD SCIENCE

Don't miss out on a fun and exciting after school program, MAD SCIENCE. Exciting classes such as Radical Reactions, "Fun"-damental Forces, Science of Magic and Stunt Planes & Gliders. Go to northorange.madscience.org, enter and click "After-School Programs," then "Register Now". Select McPherson Magnet School and follow the steps.

OC Arts Information

If your student is signed up for OC Arts on Mondays, they will be postponing their first class until September 23. They will be adding a class at the end on November 18, to make up for the first day that was scheduled.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

September 5

September 9

September 12

September 19

September 26

October 3

October 10


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

Soccer Coaches:

Boys' - Jay Turner & Lynne Palucki

Girls' - Julie Vander Wall & Tara Barrow