McKinley E-Newsletter

December 21, 2018

Calendar for Next Week


Wednesday, January 2

EMPOWER Book Club

Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm


Thursday, January 3

Jazz Band/Chamber Orchestra, 7 am

Orchestra Practice Club


Friday, January 4

1:20 pm Dismissal


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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

January 7 - PTA meeting at noon (everyone is welcome to attend)

January 8 - Variety Show meeting at 6:30 (see below for details)

January 14 - No School (staff learning day)

January 21 - No School (staff progress reporting day)

January 28-29 - Variety Show Auditions

6TH GRADE WONDERS OF THE WORLD PROJECT

Mrs. Clendineng and Mr. Patience concluded their 6th grade Wonders of the World Project. Students' "gingerbread’ models, websites (via QR codes), and brochures were on display at the Cedar Rapids Public Library and at the Artist’s Sanctuary in downtown Marion (bottom photo).


Huge shout out to all 6th graders for the tremendous amount of work they put into this project, We are so proud and impressed by what they produced!

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FALL FUNDRAISER UPDATE - PURCHASE FROM GREAT AMERICAN ALL YEAR LONG!

Thank you to those who continue to purchase items online from Great American. To date we have made $2736 from online sales. This is almost as much as we made from actual turn in sales ($3305.10).


McKinley will continue to benefit from items you purchase online throughout the year. Besides purchasing and/or renewing magazine subscriptions, there are other gift-type items available.


Instructions on how to order online:

THANK YOU TO THE PARENTS WHO DONATED FRUIT TO THE 6TH GRADE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

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TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION

The McKinley PTA Hospitality Committee would like to show the McKinley staff that we appreciate all they for our students. This year we have been doing something every Friday to show our appreciation. If you’d like to participate, please sign up below to bring in something of your choice for the McKinley staff. Ideas would include bagels, cookies, chips and salsa, cut up veggies or it doesn't even need to be food. It could be handwritten notes from the kids or a poster board with some pictures of 'what's up' at McKinley. The internet has tons of great ideas… :)


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - CONGRATULATIONS!

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VARIETY SHOW PLANNING MEETING - JANUARY 8 AT 6:30 PM

Join the team as the McKinley community kicks of their preparations for the annual Variety Show!


A decades old tradition, the McKinley Variety Show is a chance for students, teachers, parents, and community members to show off their unique talents, and raise money for the Fine Arts program.


New this year: We are excited to announce that a portion of the proceeds from this year's show will be used to seed a new STEAM fund to support teacher classroom projects!

We want YOU and YOUR unique talents to join our planning team! Come be part of our fun-loving group, meet some new people, and help make this year's show a success!


When: Tuesday, January 8th 6:30

Where: McKinley IMC


Questions? Can't make the meeting but want to help?


Please call or email Sue Millar at sue@millarwoodwindrepair.com; 319-363-0226

LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHIN' COMMUNITY VARIETY SHOW - MARCH 14

Students from McKinley as well as student and adult performers from around the community have been invited to audition for this annual talent show on Thursday, March 14. This fun event is a long-standing McKinley fundraiser.


We need the help of parents and supporters of McKinley Middle School to make this a fun event and a succesful fundraiser.


Please consider participating with:

- sponsorships

- program advertisements for your business OR for that special variety show performer in your family

-silent auction donation

-volunteer to help

-assist on the planning committee to ensure a bright future for the show and future students!


Contact Sue Millar at sue@millarwoodwindrepair.com

BARNES AND NOBLE BOOK FAIR RAISES $4,960.53

THANK YOU to all who stopped by Barnes and Noble or made purchases online. Mrs. Gardner will be busy selecting new books for the IMC with the money raised.


If you are one to plan ahead, next year's book fair is scheduled for December 7, 2019.

THANK YOU PTA

A special thank you to the PTA for providing a delicious and MUCH appreciated holiday lunch to staff and teachers.

WISH LIST FOR CLASSROOMS

Classrooms could use boxes of Kleenex. Please drop them off at the main office. Thank you!

THANK YOU LINN AREA CREDIT UNION

Thank you to the Linn Area Credit Union for their donation of hats and mittens for our tree

SEND YOUR HY-VEE RECEIPTS ELECTRONICALLY

It's very easy to do.


E-mail your electronic Hy-Vee receipt to Mckhyvee@gmail.com.


To sign up for electronic receipts, go to https://www.hy-vee.com/perks/. Once you log in, it will bring you to your customer profile. Towards the bottom of the first column, it will ask you if you want to receive a digital receipt. Click yes.


If you send your receipts electronically, you do not need to drop them off at the main office.


Share McKinley’s Hy-Vee Receipt e-mail address with family, friends, neighbors, etc.


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.

BACKPACK ACTIVITIES


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