McKinley E-Newsletter

November 23, 2018

Calendar for Next Week


Monday, November 26

EMPOWER Book Club

Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm

McK News Team (IMC)


Tuesday, November 27

Jazz Band/Chamber Orchestra, 7 am

Orchestra Practice Club

Boys BB vs. Prairie Orange, 7(A), 8(H)


Wednesday, November 28

EMPOWER Book Club

Project HOPE

Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm


Thursday, November 29

Jazz Band/Chamber Orchestra, 7 am

Orchestra Practice Club

Project HOPE

Boys BB vs. Roosevelt, 7(A), 8(H)

Robotics Meet at Clear Creek Amana, 3:30-9:00 pm


Friday, November 30

1:20 pm Dismissal


Saturday, December 1

NEIBA Honor Band



CLICK HERE to download next week's calendar

NOVEMBER 12 PTA MINUTES

NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, AT 6:30 PM. EVERYONE IS WELCOME

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ROBOTICS MEET ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

We need volunteers to help with the Robotics Meet which will be held at McKinley on Friday, December 7, from 4-8 pm. CLICK HERE to sign up.


DRIVER NEEDED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

We need one more volunteer to drive a group of students to and from Capri Cosmetology on December 14. We will leave school at 9:10 am, return to school by 11:00 am. A teacher will accompany the group. Volunteers are welcome to stay. Kids will tour the college, learn what a cosmetologist does, and get a free manicure. These will be 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. We won’t know the names of the students until after break. If you are able to drive, please reply to this e-mail. Include number of students that will fit in your vehicle.


If you are unable to volunteer, please feel free to ask a grandparent or other family member. Thank you for your support.


Note: Volunteers must have a volunteer disclosure statement card and/or driver statement card on file. These can be completed at the school and only need to be completed once. Jackie Mason will contact you if you do not have one on file prior to the event.

BARNES AND NOBLE BOOK FAIR ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Everyone who makes a purchase at the Cedar Rapids location and says McKinley when they pay, a percentage of your purchase will come back to McKinley. Spread the word!

SAVE THE DATE FOR VARIETY SHOW

Little Bit of Somethin' community Variety Show

Dinner, Bake Sale, Silent Auction Fundraiser

March 14, 2019


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 and the monies raised will be used to by the McKinley fine arts department.


The Fine Arts Department needs 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

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

Musical Theatre Performance Class at Old Creamery Theatre - CLICK HERE for flyer



CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL ACTIVITIES

DRESS YOUR STUDENT FOR COLD WEATHER

Please dress your student appropriately. We do not let students in the building early unless they have a pass from a teacher or the temperature is 20 degrees or below.