MCKINLEY STEAM ACADEMY

January 8, 2021

iREADY DIAGNOSTIC

iReady diagnostic will be coming up at McKinley on January 27 and January 28. All students will take the reading and math. Students will be setting their goals for the diagnostic in the upcoming weeks.

PLASTIC LID AND CAP DONATIONS

Did you know art projects can be created with plastic lids and caps? The plastic caps and lids are made from different type of plastic and are not all recyclable. A great way to keep them out of landfills is to incorporate them into art and craft projects. Not only is recycling plastic caps and lids good for the environment, they are free and provide endless possibilities. We want to add plastic lid art as a Makerspace project.


We need your help with the collection of plastic lids and caps. If you could start collecting them, we would appreciate it. When you have a bag full of caps, please send them to school with your student. You can also drop them off at McKinley. Just call when you arrive at school, and we will come out to get them.


Thank you!

VIRTUAL PTA MEETING ON FEB 8

The next Virtual PTA meeting will be on Monday, February 8, at noon. An agenda and ZOOM information will be sent closer to the meeting date.


Attached are the minutes from the November meeting.

MLK Day Art Contest Kids 4 Human Rights

Kindergarten through sixth grade- draw/paint a picture of a human rights defender who they admire. Examples: Malala Yousafzai, John Lewis, Rosa Parks, Malcom X, Harriet Tubman, Nelson Mandela


7th grade through 12th grade- draw/paint/mixed media/any medium – Create a picture depicting a human right which they feel strongly about. Examples: anti-war, clean water/air, affordable health care, no discrimination based on race, LGBTQ rights


Submitted pictures will be posted on the Green Iowa AmeriCorps – Energy & Community Facebook page and the week of Jan. 18 people will be able to share, like, comment on the artwork submitted. The winners will be announced at 5 PM Jan. 24


We will keep the contest separate between the two age groups.


Submit to darian@hub25.org

HY-VEE CASH 4 STUDENTS UPDATE

Thank you to all who are participating in the 20-21 Hy-Vee Cash 4 Students program. This year will be coming to a close on March 31. For each $200 in Hy-Vee receipts, McKinley earns $1. Last year we earned $1200 for McKinley. All money earned is to purchase items for the Bear Paw Store.


How to Turn in Receipts:


Student can give receipts to their advisory teacher.


You can drop off receipts to McKinley, M-F, from 7:30 to 4:00. Just call when you arrive, and someone will come and meet you.


Send your receipts electronically. To sign up for electronic receipts, go to https://www.hy-vee.com/perks/ (Opens in a new window). 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. E-mail your electronic Hy-Vee receipt to Mckhyvee@gmail.com (Opens in a new window).


The program for this year runs April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.


Ask friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers to collect receipts for McKinley. It's not too late to start collecting and turning in receipts.


I am assuming the program will continue past March 31, so keep collecting receipts.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

HEALTH UPDATE

Please continue to report students who test positive for Covid or need to quarantine due to home/community exposure during the Winter Break. You can leave a message for the HS/Nurse at 319-558-2519 or Email Asacora@gmail.com

WINTER WEATHER REMINDER (IN PERSON)

As it gets colder, students should dress appropriate (coat/gloves/hat). Students will be let in the building early only if the temperature is 20 degrees or below. Please remember to listen/watch for school cancellations/delays. We will also use social media and the school's website to communicate cancellations/delays. The District will telephone parents regarding weather cancellations so please make sure your contact information in Infinite Campus is correct.


If your student is in need of winter apparel (coat/gloves/scarf/hat), please call the main office at 558-2348. Your student can also talk to their advisory teacher.

HOW TO CHECK OUT A BOOK FROM THE MCKINLEY IMC

CURBSIDE PICK UP FORM https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQA7da6HKM2wofDeahdVdBtkWa9eNAQcqGzS-xcgxflIxmPg/viewform

ORDER A MCKINLEY YEARBOOK

Go to: www.treering.com McKinley Passcode: 1013613902043906 All yearbooks will be mailed home.

MCKINLEY PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK

If you want a hard copy of the handbook, please contact the main office at 558-2348.