McKinley E-Newsletter

August 3, 2018

JULY MESSENGER (NEWSLETTER)

Correction -- There will NOT be a parent academy on Monday, August 6.

JOIN US FOR THE BACK TO SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY - AUGUST 21 FROM 5 TO 7 PM

Meet your student’s teachers and administrators • Receive student schedules and locker assignments • Bring school supplies • Pick up your Parent/Student Handbook • Pay school fees ($55) or fill out the waiver on PowerSchool’s E-Registration • Pick up and turn in forms (sports, medical, PTA, McKinley-wear) • Complete E-Registration—computers and assistance will be available • Enjoy food and games!

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL 6TH GRADE ACADEMY!

Thanks to all who participated in 6th grade academy. As you can see from the photos below, students had fun learning about McKinley!

FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES - AUGUST 11

Love Thy Neighbor Event - August 11

Redmond Park, 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue SE from 12 to 3 pm. FREE - Backpacks with school supplies, food, games and some clothing. Arrive early!


6th Annual Back2School Bash & Expo - August 11

McGrath Amphitheatre from 11 to 1 pm

Come out and have a ton of fun at our 6th Annual Back 2 School Bash & Expo at the McGrath Amphitheatre in Cedar Rapids! Games, bounce houses, giveaways and more! School supplies will be given to 500 school aged children with purchase of $5 ticket. Ticket also includes a snack. Free admission for adults and non-school aged children. Only those with a purchased ticket can collect select school supplies. Enjoy bounce houses, entertainment, activities, games, giveaways, shopping and visit with local businesses.

You can preregister at link below until 4 pm on August 10. After that time you will need to register at the gate the day of the event. Space is limited. Only children with a ticket ($5 fee) can collect school supplies. CLICK HERE to register.

FREE HAIRCUTS FOR WELLINGTON HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD

For children in Wellington Heights neighborhood (18 and under) on August 11 and 12 from 10-4 at the Wellington House at 392 15th Street SE. Must be accompanied by adult.

DON'T DELAY - E-REGISTER YOUR STUDENT TODAY

Sign onto your PowerSchool account (CLICK HERE to sign in) before school starts. Update contact information including phone and e-mail addresses. Make sure the emergency contact is someone other than you. It is important that this information is kept current so we are able to contact you in case of an emergency and you are able to receive School Messengers and weekly bulletins. If you do not have access to a computer, stop by the main office at the Back to School Block Party on Tuesday, August 21. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 558- 2348. E-REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE EVERY YEAR. YOUR STUDENT MUST BE E-REGISTERED TO GO ON FIELD TRIPS.

PARENT READER VOLUNTEERS

Mrs. Wilson, 6th grade teacher, is looking for volunteers to read with a small group of students twice a month during the school year. If you are interested, please respond to this e-mail. Once school starts, she will contact the volunteers with days/times.This is also a great volunteer opportunity for a grandparent.

SAVE HY-VEE RECEIPTS FOR MCKINLEY

Recently Hy-Vee presented award checks to all schools participating in the Cash 4 Students fundraising program. McKinley's check was for 1409.89! A huge thank you for all the students, families, and staff that turned in their Hy-Vee receipts. McKinley will continue in the program so keep saving your receipts! We will accept receipts from April 1, 2018 until March 31 of 2019. Feel free to drop off receipts this summer to the main office. For more details, please see the flyer below. Encourage family members, friends, and your co-workers to save receipts for McKinley, too! Thanks for your support.


How is the Money Spent?

Money from the Hy-Vee Cash 4 Student program is used towards purchasing items for the bear paw store. For those new to McKinley, we believe in acknowledging students for exemplifying the BEAR way. Our positive acknowledgement system centers on the use of BEAR paws. Students can use BEAR paws for various incentives including pizza parties on Friday’s as well as purchasing items at the BEAR paw store.

FILL THE HY-VEE RECEIPT BOX AT THE OPEN HOUSE

A box marked Hy-Vee Receipts will be near the registration table at the Block Party. Let's fill the box and get the year off to a great start! From now until the open house, collect all your Hy-Vee receipts and bring them to the open house. Thank you for your support!