McKinley E-Newsletter

January 25, 2019

Calendar for Next Week


Monday, January 28

McKinley News Team, 2:50-4:00

NO Learning Lab

EMPOWER Book Club

Variety Show Auditions, 3-5 pm (see below)

Classic Edition, 3-5 pm

Girls BB vs. Taft 7(A), 8(H)


Tuesday, January 29

Jazz Band/Chamber Orchestra, 7 am

Orchestra Practice Club

CE Rehearsal from 3-5 pm

Variety Show Auditions, 3-5 pm (see below)


Wednesday, January 30

STEAM Academy Visits, 9:30-10:30 am (see below to register)

NO Learning Lab

CE Rehearsal from 3-5 pm

EMPOWER Book Club


Thursday, January 31

Jazz Band/Chamber Orchestra, 7 am

Orchestra Practice Club

Girls BB vs. Wilson, 7(H) 8(A)

8th Grade Video Game Club, 2:50-3:50 pm

Classic Edition, 3-5 pm

Basketball Pictures, 2:30 pm


Friday, February 1

1:20 pm Dismissal

Stop Motion Animation, 1:30 to 3:30 pm


Saturday, February 2

Metro Orchestra Festival




CLICK HERE to download next week's calendar

SIGN UP TO BRING FOOD FOR TEACHER/STAFF CONFERENCES

The PTA is planning a Taco Bar dinner for teachers and staff during conferences on Thursday, February 14. We need volunteers to help donate food, drinks and desserts. Thank you for your support of our great staff at McKinley!

FAMILIES OF 8TH GRADERS WHO GO TO WASH FOR CLASSES

ACT and PACT Exams will be administered at Wash HS on February 20; therefore, 8th graders are NOT to go to Wash that day for classes.

AUDITION FOR THE VARIETY SHOW!

When: January 28 and 29 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at McKinley


Who Can Audition: Anyone (current and past students, family, friends, etc.)! Performance ideas: Dance (tap, ballet, jazz, etc), vocal, instrumental and orchestral solos and small ensembles, drama, comedy, magic, poetry readings, etc. Be creative!

MAGNET SCHOOL AND MCKINLEY STEAM ACADEMY INFORMATION

Magnet Academy Visits: January 30, February 6, February 20. Click on the link for more information and to register

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES/STEAMFEST/VARIETY SHOW TICKETS

Conferences

McKinley conferences will be Monday, February 11, and Thursday, February 14, from 3 pm to 8 pm. You do NOT need to sign up ahead of time, and you may speak to as many teachers as you wish. Students can attend conferences.


STEAMfest will be Monday, February 11 from 5 pm to 7 pm (same night as conferences). Teachers will be participating in STEAMFest and will not be able to conference during these times on Monday, February 11:


6th grade and art teachers will not be available from 4:30 to 5:30

7th grade and engineering tech teachers will not be available from 5:30 to 6:30

8th grade and computer science teachers will not be available from 6:30 to 7:30

Band and orchestra teaches will not be available from 5:00 to 7:00

Vocal music teacher will not be available from 3 to 6


Variety Show Tickets will also be on sale both nights (February 11 and February 14)

MCKINLEY STEAM FEST FLYER - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

We welcome all families to come and celebrate and learn more about STEAM and the possibilities for your student and family. Food, Hands-on Demonstrations and more! Click on the button above to download flyer.

MCKINLEY STEAM FEST VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

It's time for the 2nd annual McKinley STEAM Fest! Come help make this night a success as McKinley teachers and staff, parents, and community members come together to showcase their STEAM Theme! Click on the link above to sign up. Thanks!

MCKINLEY STEAM ACADEMY FACEBOOK PAGE

Click on the link above to learn more about McKinley STEAM Academy or search under McKinleySTEAM on Facebook

VOLUNTEER FOR THE VARIETY SHOW

Join the team as the McKinley community kicks of their preparations for the annual Little Bit of Somethin' Community Variety Show on March 14


A decades old tradition, the McKinley Variety Show is a chance for students, teachers, parents, and community members to show off their unique talents and raise money for the Fine Arts program.


New this year: We are excited to announce that a portion of the proceeds from this year's show will be used to seed a new STEAM fund to support teacher classroom projects!


We want YOU and YOUR unique talents to join our planning team! Come be part of our fun-loving group, meet some new people, and help make this year's show a success!


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 (Look for a Sign-UP Genius in near future)

-assist on the planning committee to ensure a bright future for the show and future students!


Contact Sue Millar at sue@millarwoodwindrepair.com

TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION

The McKinley PTA Hospitality Committee would like to show the McKinley staff that we appreciate all they for our students. This year we have been doing something every Friday to show our appreciation. If you’d like to participate, please sign up below to bring in something of your choice for the McKinley staff. Ideas would include bagels, cookies, chips and salsa, cut up veggies or it doesn't even need to be food. It could be handwritten notes from the kids or a poster board with some pictures of 'what's up' at McKinley. The internet has tons of great ideas… :)


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

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.

VIRTUAL BACKPACK ACTIVITIES

Virtual Backpack was created to alert parents, students, and community members, to various community organization offerings including -music, sports or township events. Below are just a few of the many events listed on Virtual Backpack. For a complete listing, click on the link below.


Quad Con - Comic/Toy Show on January 26. CLICK HERE to download flyer


Youth Baseball Camp. CLICK HERE to download flyer.


Iowa vs. Rutgers Gymnastic Meet on January 26. 18 and under FREE. CLICK HERE to download flyer.


CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL ACTIVITIES