McKinley Elementary Newsletter
Feb 1st - PTC Movie Night @ 6:30 PM- see details below
Feb 2 & 3 - NO SCHOOL, Parent-Teacher Conferences
Feb 7 - PTC Meeting @ 6:30 in the library
Feb 9 - South Area Honor Choir Concert @ Rose Theater at South High
Feb 14 - Take Out Tuesday @ Panda Express - Virtual orders only
Feb 14 - Happy Birthday Oregon
Feb 16 - K-3rd Grade Vision Screening - keep reading for more details
Feb 20 - NO SCHOOL, Holiday
Feb 21 - 5th grade Band Recital @ Leslie 7 PM
Feb 27 - Mar 3 - Read A Thon - more details to come
Mar 1 - Rooms 9, 10, 15 Musical: How does your garden grow?
Mar 7 - PTC Meeting @ 6:30 in the library
Mar 14 - Take Out Tuesday - TBD
Mar 22 - NO SCHOOL, Grading Day and Evening Parent-Teacher Conferences
Mar 23 - NO SCHOOL, Parent-Teacher Conferences 12 Hour Day
Mar 24 - NO SCHOOL
Mar 27-31 - NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
Every Wednesday is a 1 hour late start at 8:50 AM - the other days 7:50 AM
DEADLINE FOR REQUIRED SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION: FEB 15, 2023
VISION SCREEINING FOR K-3RD GRADE
Parent teacher conferences
Virtual or In PersonThursday, Feb 2nd - Conferences 10:00-6:00 no school
Friday, Feb 3rd - Conferences 7:30-3:30 no school
Some families will have these Winter conferences and some will have Spring conferences. Teachers will reach out to those with Winter conferences. If you are not contacted and would like a conference, please reach out to your child's teacher to schedule.
STATE TESTING 30-DAY OPT OUT NOTICE
Borrowed Clothes from the Clothes Closet
Inclement Weather & 2 Hour Delays
The district is actively monitoring the weather and the forecast. If there are any weather-related impacts to school operations, staff and families will receive communication from the district.
If you have not already, please take the opportunity download the ParentSquare app and please be attentive to your email, text and phone during weather events. The district website will also be updated with current information.
IF A 2 HOUR DELAY IS CALLED MCKINLEY WILL START AT 9:50 AM. THIS IS FOR ALL SCHOOL DAYS MONDAY- FRIDAY.
PTC Monthly Meeting
Feb 7th @ 6:30 PM
Childcare provided 6:30 -7:45PM- Cafeteria
Parent Meeting - Library
Agenda - In no particular order
OBOB - battles, tournament night
Take out Tuesday - Papa Murphy & Panda Express
Movie night update
Unplugged week update
Fun run update
Take Out Tuesday - - Panda Express
Virtual - ALL DAY (no in person orders)
Place your order online at www.pandaexpress.com at any location nationwide.
Year at a Glance
- 1st Tuesday of most months - PTC Meeting 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
- 2nd Tuesday of most months - Take Out Tuesday - fundraisers at local restaurants
- October 7th - Fun Run
- October 12th - Willamette Valley Pie Fundraiser
- November 28- Dec 2 Usborne Book Fair
- December thru February OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books)
- February 27-March 3 - Read-A-Thon
- April - Scholastic Book Fair
- June 2 - School Carnival
PTC officers: Lea Hinchcliff, Beth Gallini, Thomas Wells and Raina Wickstrom
Questions? Contact the PTC exec team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BoxTops for Education
The BoxTop program has changed. Check out their website for the new, non-clipping way to collect BoxTops. Thank you for supporting McKinley!
FENTANYL BEING DISGUISED AS CANDY
THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
Do you have a question or need clarification about district operations or schools? The district recently launched, Through the Grapevine, where you can find accurate information regarding common questions and topics of conversation within the district and community related to SKPS. This link is found on the main page of the SKPS website.
GUIDE TO GRADUATION BY GRADES
CHERRIOTS NOW OFFERING NO COST RIDES FOR AREA YOUTH
2022-23 Meal Prices: Free!
Thanks to the USDA’s Seamless Summer Option, we will be able to feed all students breakfast and lunch at school for free this year.
Lunch Menus Food Services will not be printing lunch menus to send to the schools. They will post on each schools website, as well on the District website. They are having a hard time getting anything on a consistent basis and cannot depend on suppliers to have what is needed. The food chain/Supply and Demand is ever flexing.
2022-23 DISTRICT CALENDAR - click the calendar to go to the website for details
EVERY Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday7:30 Breakfast available in cafeteria (free to all students)
7:35 Doors Open for all students
7:50 School Starts- tardy bell rings
2:20 School Ends
8:30 Breakfast available in cafeteria (free to all students)
8:35 Doors Open for all students
8:50 School Starts- tardy bell rings
2:20 School Ends
Arrival and Dismissal doors will be the front courtyard and back breezeway doors for grades 1-5 and Kindergarten in the garden area.
HOW DO I STAY CONNECTED?
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School hours: 7:50AM - 2:20PM (M,T,Th,F) 8:50AM - 2:20PM (Weds Only)
Doors open at 7:35AM
Principal Michelle Nelson
Address: 466 McGilchrist St SE Salem OR 97302