McKinley E-Newsletter

Friday, July 21, 2017

WELCOME TO MCKINLEY

For those new to McKinley, a newsletter is sent to parents electronically every Friday during the school year. It will include a link to the student calendar for the following week along with information on upcoming events and activities. Although the school year hasn't started, below is information on upcoming events at McKinley along with information on a couple new programs. If you have any questions, please call the main office at 558-2348.


August 1-11 - Summer Band and Orchestra Lessons


August 7-11 - Show Choir Camp (for all grades 6th thru 8th)

More Information below


August 9 and 10 - 6th Grade Academy

More information below


August 21 - Open House (for all grades 6th thru 8th)

Open House from 4 pm to 6 pm (more information below)

**Families will soon be receiving a back-to-school mailing **


JULY MCKINLEY MESSENGER - CLICK HERE

The McKinley Messenger is a newsletter that is published 4 times a year

SHOW CHOIR CAMP - AUGUST 7-11 (open to all grades)

August 7 thru 11 from12:00-3:00 pm


Performance for families will be Friday, August 11 at 3:00 pm

Cost: $60 (Includes t-shirt and instruction)
Send registration and check payable to:
McKinley Classic Edition
620 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Registrations due by Friday, July 28 in order to receive a t-shirt!

CLICK HERE to download registration form

6TH GRADE ACADEMY - AUGUST 9 AND 10

6th grade academy is open to all incoming McKinley 6th graders. It is geared to help your child transition to middle school. It's a chance for your child to make new friends, become familiar with the building, practice locker combinations and much more! A mailing went out earlier this month to parents with a letter and registration information. CLICK HERE for invitation; CLICK HERE for registration form.

BACK TO SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - AUGUST 21 (open to all grades)

  • August 21 (all grades 6th thru 8th)

  • 4:00 to 6:00 pm

    • Meet teachers
    • Pick up schedules
    • Turn in fees/forms
    • Get locker combinations
    • Drop off supplies
    • Meet and join the PTA
    • Complete your E-Registration (must be updated yearly)
    • Complete free/reduced lunch application
    • Drop off your Hy-Vee receipts

    EMPOWER - 6TH GRADE PROGRAM

    Empowering students through personal inquiry, real-world experiences, and caring environment while challenging students to make a difference in our community. CLICK HERE to download more information about the program.

    GROWING OPPORTUNITIES (GO) - 7TH AND 8TH GRADE PROGRAM

    GO Program Vision: Through equity, the needs will be met for all to grow. The GO program is open all McKinley 7th and 8th grade students who are not enrolled in the EO or TASL programs due to scheduling conflicts. For more information about the program, CLICK HERE to read the letter Principal Martinez sent to parents and CLICK HERE download brochure.

    E-REGISTER YOUR STUDENT

    A friendly reminder to log on to PowerSchool before school starts to E-Register your student(s). This must be done EACH YEAR. It is important for the school to have current contact information including phone and e-mail addresses. Make sure the emergency contact is someone other than you. You may also E-Register at the open house.

    LEARN HOW TO GOLF

    Washington HS golf coaches Dennis Goettel and Steve Penney will be at Gardner Golf Course from 8-10 am on Monday thru Friday, July 24 thru July 28 to supervise practice and give golf instruction to any girl or boy entering 6th thru 12th grade this fall. Participants may come one day or all days and any portion of the two hours each day. The cost is $10 per day or $40 for the entire week. The cost covers the cost of range balls and the coaches' time. Players should bring their own equipment and may practice putting, chipping, or hitting on the range and this year we have arranged the opportunity to play nine holes for the $10 if that is the player's choice. All players should report to the driving range when they arrive. Call the clubhouse at 286-5586 if weather is a question. Pre-registration is not required. You may call Coach Goettel at 329-9231 or email to goettel@mchsi.com if you have a question.

    MR. HESH PRESENTS SUMMER FUN!

    Free to students! Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 am to noon. Meet at McKinley basketball courts. Lunch will be provided.

    SUMMER BUILDING PROJECTS

    Construction crews have been busy around the building this summer. Projects have included new roofing on several sections of the building, tuck point work, the installation of new lights on the McKinley Street side of the building, and the removal of shrubbery on the 10th St. side of the building.