McNear Elementary

2023-2024 Registration Update

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McNear Elementary is a collaborative community that inspires students to

reach high academic standards and become mindful, active contributors

locally and globally in our ever-changing world.

A Note From Principal Becker

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Dear Families,


I am so grateful to be a part of the McNear learning community and am excited to share this special school with you as you embark on your first elementary experiences with your children. McNear is the perfect small community school with an abundance of varied learning opportunities. As our mission states, we truly work to develop an inclusive and safe learning environment where meaningful authentic experiences take place. McNear seeks to support the whole child through a well-balanced approach, cultivating creative and critical thinkers in the arts, math and sciences. With our McNear Arts and Sciences Maker's Space (MASC) as a hub, arts and sciences are interwoven as a launching pad for integrated and applied learning. Our Environmental Literacy Program allows all students to deeply explore our grounds and learn what it means to be a steward of the earth. Our bi-monthly gardening lessons allow students the opportunity to plant, harvest, taste and learn about vegetation and native habitats. Our exceptional after school performing arts program is open to all 1st-6th grade students and offers students the opportunity to explore their acting talents with full costumes, sets, music and direction. Our families are struck by the beautiful park-like setting of our campus as well as the supportive community where students, teachers and families mindfully communicate, collaborate, take risks and express joy.


From back to school ice cream socials to creek restoration to kindness campaigns, bat nights, plays, student leadership and robotics teams there are many ways for your child to grow, learn, celebrate and participate in place based learning. And did we mention Disco Fridays? Teachers and staff are ongoing learners themselves studying the latest mindfulness and empathy programs, technology applications, science curriculum adoptions and arts integration with awareness that social and emotional learning goes hand in hand with academic success. From staff to teachers to students and families, everyone is here to support one another through all the difficulties and opportunities that life throws at us. From this first decision about choosing a school that is a right fit for your child and your family to questions about reading development, homework hassles and the like I am available and eager to help with twenty years experience teaching grades K-8 as well as navigating life and school with my own son.


Please join one of our principal question and answer sessions or full panel presentations in the coming weeks and months to learn more about the amazing teaching and learning happening at McNear Elementary. Additionally, I can be reached at mbecker@petk12.org or 707-778-4752 to answer any questions you may have along the way. We are excited to partner with you and invite your child to grow with us!


Welcome to the nest, falcon!


Warmly,

Melissa Becker

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From Our PTA

Greetings Future Falcon Families!


On behalf of the PTA Board, welcome to McNear School. I’m especially proud of our PTA and how it embodies our Falcon spirit: everything we do and work for is intended to benefit the community - our teachers and staff, our students, and also their families. We have an active TIDE, the Team for Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity, a parent-led program that focuses on connecting students and families in need with available resources. PTA also offers a wide range of school programs, including Garden, Performing Arts, After School Enrichment courses, Mentor Me Homework Club, the McNear Art and Science Center, and our newest initiative, an Environmental Literacy program. We fund a Teacher Supply Closet, which means parents never have to shop for school supplies, and teachers have all the supplies they need to offer the whole class. PTA also hosts fun community events, including Harvest Festival, Dia del Nino (in collaboration with the English Learner Advisory Committee), Earth Day, and Whacky Winter Run.


We hope you choose McNear School as your home for your children. The Falcon community is one big family who support each other, help each other grow both our minds and our souls, and have a lot of fun doing it! We look forward to you joining us!


Jeanne Grove

PTA President

(Hudson, 3rd grade, and Lucas, kindergarten)

Registration Check List

We hope you are staying safe and healthy! Our priority registration window is open January 9 through February 28, 2023! Please complete a Schoolmint registration application, and upload the required registration documents.


The following documents will be required for school entry:

  • birth certificate or US Passport

  • a proof of address (i.e. 1st page of utility bill)

  • complete immunization records

  • if your child has an IEP or receives special services (i.e. Speech, OT), please provide a copy of their IEP, assessments, and reports


If you are unable to upload the required registration documents to Schoolmint, you may email them to lkruusmagi@petk12.org, or stop by our office. As a precaution, we are requesting that all families provide copies of the required documents for the school to keep.

Thank you!

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Virtual Tours And Events Coming Up

January/February is our "tour season" at McNear and we are bursting energy and excitement to show you our home! Our principal, student advisor and members of our Student Leadership Team will walk you through our engaging campus and answer questions.


Tour Dates:

Friday, January 13 at 8:30 am

Thursday, January 19 at 8:45 am

Tuesday, January 24 at 9:00 am

Monday, January 30 at 8:30 am

Friday, February 10 at 9:00 am

Wednesday, February 22 at 9:00 am


All tours meet at the front of the school. If you would like to attend, please register here:

McNear School Tours for the 2023/24 School Year

We respectfully request that children do not attend the tour, as we will be visiting classrooms and do not want to interrupt student learning. Thank you!

From Our Teachers

We are fortunate to have the YMCA supporting students here on campus. They will walk children to class and from class each day and are open from 7am (start time is pending this year)-6pm. If you'd like to find out more or register your child, email childcare@scfymca.org for more info!
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