McPherson News for August 27, 2023

Principal's Message

Hello McPherson Families,

We are off to a GREAT school year!!

Thank you McPherson parents for your patience in dropping off and picking up your students!!

Our Middle School soccer team will start practicing on Monday, 8/28. In order to practice, students must have their athletic packet turned in to the front office.

Lastly, please plan to support our Leadership and Education Foundation booths at the Orange Street Fair over Labor Day weekend.

Have a great week Meteors,

Dr. Brenna Godsey



Free and appropriate dress for Kindergarten through 5th grade for PICTURE DAY on Tuesday, September 12th. Our new picture vendor is Pictures with Class. MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, 6TH-8TH, WILL NOT BE TAKING PICTURES ON THIS DATE. MIDDLE SCHOOL PLEASE WEAR YOUR McPHERSON UNIFORM. MIDDLE SCHOOL MAKE UP PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN ON MAKE-UP DAY ON OCTOBER 10th

PTSA Meeting & Principal's Coffee

Come and enjoy coffee and donuts and join our Principal's Coffee/General PTSA Meeting on AUGUST 30 @ 8:15am in room 500. All Parents are welcome to join us!!



Remember, all classes with over 80% membership will earn FREE DRESS next Friday, September 1st AND all classes with over 90% membership will earn free dress, a popsicle party, AND AN EXTRA $100 for their Teacher Grant.

Joining PTSA has an impact on every student at McPherson! When you join PTSA you have a huge impact on the programs and opportunities we provide to the McPherson student body.

You can join PTSA online for only $20 by clicking here -

The PTSA Membership Drive is underway, here are the top teachers:

Chu/14, Fields/13, Wyckoff/13, Angel/12, Jorgensen/12, Lau/11, Gould/10, Johnson/10, & Ramos/10



In order to have a strong PTSA and provide amazing resources to our students, we need your help. Please consider joining one of our PTSA committees. These hours count towards your 10-hour family community service commitment. Sign-up here -


It is always fun to post a special message for your child's birthday. You can purchase Birthday Marquee messages now at -

All birthday marquee messages must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the week you are requesting.

Save the Date - PTSA Social

Save The Date...

Come Join McPherson PTSA for a Parent Social!! Friday September 15th 5- 7:30 Chapman Crafted

More details to come next week!!


The McPherson Education Foundation has a wristband booth at the Orange International Street Fair from Friday, Sep 1 - Sunday, Sep 3. We are looking for volunteers to help staff the booth (your time will be credited to your volunteer hour requirement at McPherson Magnet). We are only asking for 2.5 hours of your time, which earns us about $100 in donations per volunteer. It’s a fun way to hang out and meet your fellow McPherson parents. You are also welcome to sign up and bring a friend with you (must be 21+). All volunteers will receive a free McPherson Spirit Shirt. Please sign up at

Volunteers need to be 21+, but students are welcome to attend the street fair and support their adult family members. (Students may not be in the booth while parents are selling). All proceeds from the Orange International Street Fair Booth benefit current and future students at McPherson Magnet by supporting the STEM programs at the school.


MPherson Leadership – Will Be At the Street Fair – “Swiss Booth”

Come and support our leadership class Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Street Fair at the Orange Plaza on Glassell. Leadership will be selling Polish and Bratwurst sandwiches. The leadership is asking for your “tip” donations. Only tip profits go to McPherson Leadership class.

Announcing dates for the Fall Middle School Sports Program at McPherson Magnet

Soccer practice begins on TOMORROW, Monday, August 28 for our middle school soccer teams. The first soccer game will be on Monday, September 11. See all practice and game dates in "Upcoming Dates". Athletic Packet is required for all students to participate in any sport at McPherson. If your student is going to play Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, or Football, please complete the pack NOW and check all sports your student will be playing through the year. ATHLETIC PACKET MUST BE TURNED IN TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS.

El Modena Mini Cheer Camp

Cheer & Pom Camp

Come Learn Vanguard Cheers with El Modena Cheer & Pom Teams

and Perform with Them!!

Camp - Saturday, September 23 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Perform - @ El Modena Football Game on Thursday, September 28


Yearbooks Are Now On Sale!!!

Order your McPherson Magnet School 2024 yearbook now at a discounted price and save $$. Order before Sept 15th for $45, after that the price will increase to $55 later in the year. The yearbooks will only be offered to purchase online. Cash sales will ONLY be accepted at the end of the year provided there are books left to sell. To guarantee your child a copy at a discounted price now, go to Don't let your child miss out on the opportunity to ask their friends "Will you sign my yearbook?". ORDER YOUR 2024 YEARBOOK ONLINE AT WWW.JOSTENSYEARBOOKS.COM, locate McPherson Magnet school, choose to purchase the yearbook, and select any additional optional options you would like to purchase.

McPherson Wellness Center

We are developing the McPherson Wellness Center for the support and well-being of all students on our campus. If you would like to support us with purchasing any of the items on the Amazon Wish List or Target Wish List. The Links are listed below, we would appreciate your kindness and assistance.

Amazon Wish List Link:

Target Wish List:

Welcome Back McPherson Families! My name is Trinh and I'm your school Box Top for Education Coordinator.

Our school is participating in Box Tops, which means that you can earn cash with the products you already buy to help our school earn money for classroom supplies. We need your help, collecting Box Tops to earn cash for McPherson. Each one is worth 10¢! Everyone’s participation is helpful. Let's work together to give our students what they need to succeed — and see how much we can earn this year!

Here's how you can help:

· If you haven't done so already, download the Box Tops app on your smartphone.

· Buy Box Tops products, scan your receipt with the Box Tops app within 14 days of purchase and earn for McPherson with every Box Tops product you buy. The earnings through the application are recognized immediately.

· Our school will get a check to spend on classroom supplies. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE STUDENT & TEACHER’S NAME UNDER “GIVE CREDIT MEMO.”

· Refer your friends, family and other parents in the school to sign up for Box Tops. You'll earn Bonus Box Tops for our school when your referral scans their first receipt!

· Turn on notifications in your Box Tops app to get scan reminders and stay updated on special offers, new products and opportunities to earn for our school. Go to your Communications Settings by tapping on the person icon in the upper-right corner of the app.

· If you shop online, you can earn with your digital or email receipt, too.


If you have trouble scanning your receipts, please email Trinh a copy of the receipts immediately. Thank you for your support of the Box Tops Program and McPherson! We couldn’t do it without you!

Trinh Guevara
Box Tops Coordinator


September 1, 2 & 3

Education Foundation at Street Fair-Fundraiser

September 2 & 3

Leadership at Street Fair-Fundraiser

September 4

There will be no school on Monday, September 4th in Observance of LABOR DAY


August 28th -September 8th Team Formation/Practice


All Games Start at 3:00 PM

Monday, September 11th

McPherson Girls @ Cerro Villa Girls

Cerro Villa Boys @ McPherson Boys

Monday, September 18th

McPherson Girls @ Portola Girls

Portola Boys @ McPherson Boys

Monday, September 25th

Yorba Girls @ McPherson Girls

McPherson Boys @ Yorba Boys

Monday, October 2nd

McPherson Girls @ El Rancho Girls

El Rancho Boys @ McPherson Boys

Monday, October 9th

Santiago Girls @ McPherson Girls

McPherson Boys @ Santiago Boys