Weekly Updates from Mrs. K
February 4, 2022
From the Principal's Office
Connect & Create
Please join us Tuesday evening, February 8th for our second Family Connect & Create event. We will be in the Sycamore Library from 6:00-8:00pm...drop by during that time to create a special Valentine's Craft (we'll have all the supplies) or get some dedicated parent/child time for filling out their Valentine's Day Cards for School (supplied by parents/guardians).
Mrs. O is the heart of our school. She teaches us to start each each day with courage, use respect empathy and kindness in our interactions with each other, and to have an attitude of gratitude. This next week is National School Counselor's Week, if you see our wonderful school counselor, be sure to send some love and gratitude her way....we'd be LOST without her!
02/03/2022 Dear McKinley Family, As I mentioned in my last Newsletter; this week we made a seamless transition from our PurposeFull Practice of, right into . As I tell your amazing children, " and are best friends- They compliment each other and go everywhere together."
The dictionary defines it as: “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” But it is so much more than that! The definition we are using in class is:
Kindness: the choice to act with words, gifts, or actions to bring appreciation, positivity, and encouragement to others and yourself.
The key part of this definition? Kindness is a choice that we get to make every day to bring good things into our lives and the world. Those good things can look like more than just some kind words; Kindness is given through our actions and our encouragement and our attitude and our gifts. We will spend time thinking about how to be kind to ourselves, to our environment, to animals, and to one another. We will get to experience meaningful words through compliments and feel the joy that comes from showing appreciation to others. We will think about how people like Jackie Chan and Booker T. Washington and Maya Angelou teach us Kindness. It will be a powerful and positive time!
Please Help Us Keep Our School Open
Our McKinley families have been wonderful about this policy! Thank you for helping us keep everyone in our school in good health!