McKinley E-Newsletter

August 24, 2018

Calendar for Next Week

Monday, August 27

Practice starts for boys tennis, football, cross country, girls soccer


Tuesday, August 28

Practice starts for volleyball


Wednesday, August 29


Thursday, August 30


Friday, August 31

1:20 pm Dismissal



CLICK HERE to download next week's calendar

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR AUDITION INFORMATION

McKinley will be presenting the musical, Beauty and the Beast Jr., on October 25 and 26.

Auditions will be the week of September 4-6. Ms. Lange will have audition information next week, and students will be able to sign up outside the vocal room.

MCKINLEY PARENT ACADEMY - SEPTEMBER 12 FROM 5-7 PM

30 minute sessions on Canvas, PowerSchool, Grading Practices, and SEL. More information will be forthcoming.

T-SHIRT ORDER FORM

Forms are due on August 31

THANK YOU TO OUR LANDCAPING COMMITTEE FOR KEEPING MCKINLEY GROUNDS BEAUTIFUL

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SCHOOL PICTURES - SEPTEMBER 6

School pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 6. Please have your student bring the HR Imaging order form that was mailed earlier this month. Pictures can also be ordered online through HR Imaging.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Remind your student to check the announcement monitor for information on extracurricular activities.


  • Robotics - information on how to join will be posted soon.


Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Class: DJing 1:35–2:35 pm, grades 6-8

Class dates: September 21 – November 9

Instructor: Troy Williams

Learn about the history of DJing from the 1980’s to the present. Experiment with equipment and techniques to entertain at all types of events from school dances, to clubs and radio. Come with your favorite genre of music to add to the mix! Also come with an open and creative mind to invent and polish your own style! Registration link will be on the website (hopefully on Monday) and will be included in next week's E-newsletter

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT'S BIKE WITH OFFICER ANNE

Officer Anne will need:


  1. Student's name and grade
  2. Make of bike
  3. Model
  4. Serial number
  5. Color
  6. Photo (optional)

LOOKING AHEAD

September 3 - No School

September 4-6 - Auditions for School Musical, Beauty and the Beast

September 6 - School Pictures

September 10 - PTA Meeting, noon

September 10-14 - Book Fair

September 12 - Parent Academy at 7 pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Check out McKinley's Volunteer Opportunities (CLICK HERE)

- Bear Paw Store

- Concessions

- Magazine Sales


CLICK HERE to read the August 17 Volunteer Newsletter

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. 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.

FALL SPORTS FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE

Cross Country:

7th and 8th grade boys and girls Cross Country practice begins Monday the 27th immediately after school. Meet Coach Goodlove at the bleachers by the football field right after school. Remember to bring running shoes and running clothing as we will practice if you have all required paperwork turned in to the clinic. Double check you have your physical and concussion forms turned in!


Football: Practice starts on Monday, August 27, 3:00-5:00 pm.


Soccer: Meeting on Monday, August 27, at 3:00 pm; Practice starts on Tuesday, 3:00-4:30 pm


Tennis: Tennis meeting after school in room 215 until 3:10 pm.


Volleyball: Practice starts on Tuesday, August 28, 3:20-4:30 pm.


Current physical and concussion forms must be on file. CLICK HERE to download physical form and CLICK HERE to download concussion form. The nurse will be at the open house to answer any questions regarding these forms. Teams will practice Monday through Thursday unless the coach tells the team otherwise.


Meet schedules/games and additional information can be found on the McKinley website, www.mckinley.cr.k12.ia.us

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.

BACKPACK ACTIVITIES

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy - CLICK HERE for fall programs


SuperCuts coupon for - CLICK HERE - through 9-2


Iowa Soccer - CLICK HERE for schedule - FREE!


CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL ACTIVITIES