The McKelvey Messenger

September 11, 2020

Looking Ahead


9/16 Parkway Board of Education Meeting 7-10pm

9/17 McKelvey PTO Meeting via Zoom 6:30pm

9/17 Reading book drop-off (not library books) 8am-6pm

9/18 Reading book drop-off (not library books) 8am-4pm

9/22 PTO Drive-Thru Dinner Fundraiser at DQ 4-8pm

From the Front Office

Happy Friday everyone! We continue to be encouraged by the positive feedback we receive about teachers making the best of a tough situation and teaching their hearts out every day. We encounter kinks here and there but are impressed by the problem solving and new technology skills already being gained, whether we're 6 or 46! If there are struggles at home that we can help with in any way, please don't hesitate to reach out. You have a whole team here to support you and share ideas and strategies. We're in this together. Enjoy the weekend!


Kiara, Rosalyn, and Danny

#seeksilverlinings #mckproud

Preferred Language for Communication - A Required Survey for ALL Families

We want to make sure all families have equal access to information. Many of our families speak, read, and understand more than one language. It is important that every McKelvey family complete the survey, including those with only English spoken in the home. Please let us know how we can best support you by completing the SURVEY LINKED HERE by Friday, September 18. Thank you!

Reading Book Drop-Off Next Week!

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 8am-6pm

1751 McKelvey Road

Maryland Heights, MO

ATTENTION ALL MCKELVEY FAMILIES!

Please drive by next Thursday or Friday to drop-off the reading books your child received on August 21st. Please use a bag clearly labeled with your child's name. If you have misplaced the one they came in, any bag will do. Drop the bag in the curbside boxes labeled by grade level AND classroom teacher. Thank you!

*Drop-off will continue Friday if you can't make it, but Thursday is preferred.

Welcome to our Newest Staff Member

Mrs. Henderson was so amazing at recruiting future musicians that our 4th and 5th grade strings program is the largest in the district! Please join us in welcoming Amanda Davis to the Dragon Family. She currently teaches orchestra at Craig and Ross Elementary schools and will be joining Mrs. Henderson in teaching 4th and 5th grade strings.

Counselors' Corner

Hello again, McKelvey families!

Thank you to those who have already contacted us through our Counselor Connection Form. We will continue to link this form each week should you need to contact your child’s grade level counselor.


We would also like to provide some resources that may be helpful:

Parkway Website (parent tab on top red bar)

Free and Reduced Program

Fall Food Request Form

Emergency Food Stamps

Technology request or assistance

Parkway Device Pick-Up and Exchange Information

Charter Spectrum Internet


Emergency Resources

  • 911

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

  • Behavioral Health Response Crisis Line: 1-800-811-4760

NURSES' NOTES

Hi from your nurses!

Hopefully all of you are staying well during these first few weeks of school.

We wanted to introduce ourselves to you and let you know that we are available for any questions/concerns related to your childrens’ health.

Please let us know if your child has any new health updates that we need to be aware of.

These may include:

  • New diagnosis

  • New medication or a change in dosage or times

  • Updated immunization records

All information is kept in the student’s health records so we have it in case of an emergency.

For now, the best way to contact us is via email.


Jamie Kreher BSN, MSW, RN- jkerher@parkwayschools.net - K

Jane Sinnott RN, BSN, NSCN- jsinnott@parkwayschools.net - 1-5

PTO HAPPENINGS!

Let's make every Wednesday a Spirit Wear Wednesday!

The online store for this year's design will be opens SOON! Until then, let's show our Dragon Spirit by wearing favorites of years passed or our school colors of blue and white!


DATES TO REMEMBER

PTO Meeting. All are welcome! September 17. 6:30pm *Newsletter to come via e-blast

DQ(Takeout) Fundraiser. September 22. 4-8pm

PTO Virtual Scavenger Hunt. September 28. 6:30pm

Curbside Checkout was a Huge Success

Shout out to Mrs. Shone and Mrs. Reames and the whole team who worked to put more books in the hands of our readers! Books checked out yesterday should be enjoyed for at least 2 weeks and NOT returned in next week's drop-off. That one is for the classroom books provided to all students at the beginning of the school year, often placed in Ziploc bags with reading levels noted. We appreciate your help in spreading the word to prevent confusion. :) We'll help each other through.

Playgrounds and Facilities are Still Closed

Please remember that playgrounds and outdoor facilities are still closed. Due to the all-distance start to the school year, equipment is not being cleaned. Thank you for your help in preventing and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

SAVE THE DATE!!!!

Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 4-8pm

2060 McKelvey Road

Maryland Heights, MO

September 22nd from 4-8pm at the Dairy Queen on Mckelvey (near Dorsett)