McKinley E-Newsletter

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 meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, October 9, in the IMC. Everyone is welcome to attend. CLICK HERE to read the agenda. Everyone is welcome to attend.


The PTA will be voting on updated by-laws at the November 13 meeting (noon).

Robotics Tournaments


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.

PICTURE RE-TAKES OCTOBER 12

Students need to bring their pictures with them on October 12 if they want their photos re-taken.

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!'"

WHAT'S NEW ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK

CEDAR RAPIDS ICE ARENA

CLICK HERE for upcoming evenets


FALL FEST AT VETS ON OCTOBER 29 FROM 1-4 PM

CLICK HERE for details.


15TH ANNUAL FREE COE PLAYGROUND OF SCIENCE

CLICK HERE for details.


FOR ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK, CLICK HERE