McKinley Elementary School

Weekly News--October 4-8

No School--Monday, 10/11--Columbus Day

Principal's Message

When I walk through classrooms and hallways, it's easy to see that fall has arrived. Student artwork on the walls and books they are reading in class show that our students are learning so much of what fall brings. Hopefully, you can spend some time outside with your child noticing the changes in the trees. It truly is a beautiful time of the year.

With the cooler weather in the evenings, it is also the perfect time to curl up with your child and read a story. It is so very important for parents to continue to read to their children even as they learn to practice reading to you.

It's time to send a "Boo-Gram" to your child, your child's friends, or even the whole class. Look for the flier that was sent home today. Our PTA is also hosting a Trunk or Treat on October 29. If you would like more information, please read the PTA information section of this newsletter. You can also email mckinleypta.bulldogs@gmail.com or message the PTA on their Facebook page.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Cockerill

Second Grade Super Heroes

Last Friday was Super Hero Day! These second grade students in Mrs. Yocius' class were ready for action!
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1st Grade Scientists in Room 11

Mrs. Torres' students love doing science experiments. Recently, they put carnations in cups with food coloring overnight and made hypotheses about what they might see in the morning. They extended their experiment by seeing if clear water would make the carnations turn clear as well. What do you think they learned?

Cross Country Results

McKinley took first place for the second week in a row! Here are the results from this week's Cross Country Race:

William Lepage--10:06 (First Place, 1st/2nd Grade Boys)

Tobin Schlesinger--10:12 (Second Place, 1st/2nd Grade Boys)

Lillian Shepard--10:59 (First Place, 1st/2nd Grade Girls)

Brooke Hart--11:36

Isaac Parente--12:12

Kadi Hart--12:28

Sawyer Bernhardt 13:00

Torsten Padilla--15:31


Next week's race will be Thursday at Shaffer. Below are photos of some of our racers.

Staff Feature

Each week we will use this section to introduce you to our staff at McKinley. This week we continue to introduce to you our teachers.
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Miss Katelyn Martin--TK/K

Miss Martin is a 3rd generation McKinley Bulldog! Her grandmother went to school here and her parents met in Room 1. This is Miss Martin's third year as a teacher at McKinley. She says she has the "Best Job in the World". Miss Martin's favorite subject to teach is science because she says it goes with everything--writing, reading, and art. Miss Martin says the best thing about teaching TK/K is, "I get to have fun all day long!" Thank you, Miss Martin for making learning fun for our students!

Title VI News

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Lost and Found

Our lost and found is already starting to fill with coats and other items. It is located right inside the entrance at the main hallway. Putting your child's name on items will help us return them. With colder temperatures in the morning, this is very important. Please check the lost and found!
If you would like to purchase school spirit wear, please use the order form sent home with students or you can order using this link.
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Free Breakfast and Lunch

All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch this year.


Breakfast is served from 7:30-8:10. Please allow enough time for your child to eat prior to school starting. The tardy bell rings at 8:15.

PTA Information

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Box Tops For Education

Our PTA is continuing to collect Box Tops. Teachers will each have a collection box in their classrooms. You can also download the new Box Top app on a smartphone. When you do so, choose McKinley as you school! Scan your receipts and Box Tops will put the points into our school account.

Thank you for supporting our school~

Community Information

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Upcoming Events

10/11 No School--Columbus Day

10/12-10/13 Cross Country Practice

10/14 Cross Country Meet at Shaffer

10/15 PTA Family Movie Night

10/18 Early Release Monday--Dismissal at 1:35

10/20 Boo Grams Due

10/22 Box Top Fall Collection ends

10/29--Boo Grams Delivered/PTA Trunk or Treat