October 6, 2017
CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK
Monday, October 9
Learning Lab, 3-4 pm, IMC
PTA Meeting at 6 pm, IMC
8th Grade Football at Harding
Boys Tennis vs Regis Green
Girls Who Code, 3-4:20 pm, IMC
Tuesday, October 10
Robotics, 3-5 pm
7th Grade Football vs Harding
Cross Country E. Iowa MS Invite at Regis
Wednesday, October 11
Learning Lab, 3-4 pm, IMC
Thursday, October 12
7th Grade Football at Wilson
8th Grade Football at Franklin
Friday, October 13
1:20 pm Dismisssal
Marching Band/Study Table
Teen Reachout, 1:30 pm in Room 319
Hip Hop at 1:45-2:45
CLICK HERE to download/print weekly student calendar
CLICK HERE to download Peter and the Starcatcher Rehearsal Schedule
MAGAZINES SALES EXTENDED ONE WEEK - MORE THAN JUST MAGAZINES!
Money raised helps fund field trips, purchase Bear Paw rewards, and assist with student and other classroom needs. If you don't want to purchase a magazine, you can purchase other items like sports tumblers, a savings pass (CLICK HERE for instructions on how to order a savings pass), etc. You can also make a donation.
You can buy direct from your student or online. CLICK HERE to go to the online store. Click on shop now. McKinley's ID # is 1426865. Be sure to include your student's first and last name so he/she can get credit for the sale. Sales are due this Tuesday, October 10. Thank you for support.
PTA MEETING - OCTOBER 9
The PTA will be voting on updated by-laws at the November 13 meeting (noon).
Working With 3D Shapes In Inventor
EMPOWER visited two manufacturing companies on Thursday. A special thank you to the parent chaperones.
MEET SCHEDULE FOR 2017-2018
All meets start at 5 pm unless noted
Friday, October 20 at Harding Middle School
Friday, November 10 at Taft Middle School
Thursday, November 16 at Kirkwood Reg Center at Univ of Iowa in Coralville
Thursday, December 7 at Cedar Rapids Public Library
Thursday, December 19 at Regis Middle School Cafeteria
League Championship on Saturday, January 6 at Denver Elementary School, Denver IA (start time has not been determined)
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Conferences will be held on October 17 and October 19. Parents will be able to book a date/time beginning Monday, October 2, at 6 a.m. CLICK HERE to sign up. The link will also be on the website. Parents will be able to meet with two teachers. If parents wish to meet with more than two teachers, they should e-mail/call the teacher(s) after conferences are over to schedule a meeting. Exploratory teachers will be available for drop-in visits on conference dates. You will need your student's ID number.
CLICK HERE for information on how to check your student's progress in PowerSchool. It's also a good resource for explaining Learner-Centered Assessment.
Band Parents: To meet with Mrs. Driskell, CLICK HERE to sign up.
Jazz Band and Chamber Orchestra Auditions
The McKinley Jazz Band is an auditioned group of dedicated band members who play saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, drumset, guitar, bass and vibraphone. See Mrs. Driskell for audition materials.
Chamber Orchestra is open to all string players and will meet Tuesday/Thursday mornings. See Mr. Mnayer for audition materials. "Chamber Orchestra, where Marvelous McKinley Music-Makers Make Magnificent Melodies!'"