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Week of February 22nd-26th

Week of February 22nd-26th

Monday, February 22nd


  • Kindness Day- Wear your favorite kindness shirt
  • Please send your students technology back to school fully charged for learning.


Tuesday, February 23rd

  • Wear College Gear-Wear your favorite college gear
  • 5th grade- Middle School Course Registration Due


Wednesday, February 24th

  • Walk to School Wednesday - Walk or bike to school, or find some time to walk or bike outside today!
  • Crazy for Kindness- Wear a Kindness T-Shirt


Thursday, February 25th

  • Crazy For Kindness Fundraiser Extended through March 1st!


Friday, February 26th

  • Spirit Day - Wear your McClure Spirit Wear!
  • Virtual Stampede

Marshal Families-


We hope you were able to stay safe and warm during this past week's snow storm. As we prepare to return to school tomorrow, I have shared MISD's communication below regarding the cleanup of campuses and what has been done to ensure everyone's safe return to a clean and ready building.


We are ready to welcome back all of our students tomorrow. I realize that some of you may be dealing with situations of damaged homes, lack of resources, etc. If that is the case, please don't hesitate to reach out to me if needed.


You all have been in our thoughts all week. We look forward to welcoming students back this week both in person and virtually.


Thank you for your continued partnership and trust with your students every day.


Sincerely,

Jennifer Harrison

Principal

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A Letter from Dr. McDaniel on the Return to School Monday, February 22nd

Dear McKinney ISD Community,


As we observe with gladness the melting away of this historic winter storm, we look forward with equal sincerity to welcoming our McKinney ISD students back to school, and I am pleased to tell you that all MISD schools will resume their normal schedules on Monday, February 22.

While some of our campuses experienced some winter storm damage over the past week, MISD maintenance crews are hard at work making repairs, and I do not expect it to impact classroom instruction as students return to campus on Monday.


Having said that, the past week has been a very difficult time for our community and the entire state. Many of our MISD families have been without basic utilities for an extended period and are just now returning to a sense of normalcy. Some of our families must now deal with damage inflicted on their homes by this winter storm. Whatever your experience over the past week, we know that circumstances such as these can bring not only a burden of time and finances, but also take an emotional toll on families and especially children.


So, I want to remind you, if your child is having a difficult time dealing with the stress of the past week, we will have school counselors on campus ready to help Monday morning. If the impact of this winter storm will make it difficult for your child to return on Monday, for whatever reason, please contact your campus and let them know.


The stories that I have heard about members of the McKinney community reaching out in kindness to help others during this crisis make me proud to lead this school district and to be a member of this community.


As we return to school next week, let us do so with that spirit of understanding, support and kindness.


Sincerely,

Dr. Rick McDaniel
McKinney ISD Superintendent

McKinney ISD Update: Readiness of Facilities

Good afternoon McKinney ISD families,


We are pleased to see the weather warming up and look forward to seeing students back in school on Monday. McKinney ISD maintenance and facilities crews have been working tirelessly over the past week to minimize damage at campuses caused by the recent inclement weather. Many of our maintenance staff have worked around the clock to address issues at campuses caused by the winter storm, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their commitment to our staff and students.



McKinney ISD experienced varying levels of impact from the storm at virtually every campus. Water was turned off quickly at each campus to mitigate the impact of the freezing weather. All water lines that were damaged have been repaired at this time, and water service has been restored at 100% of our schools and facilities. Campuses that were impacted by some level of water intrusion underwent water remediation and have been dehumidified. Campuses were not impacted by any electrical issues and have been evaluated for safety.



McKinney ISD understands that some parents may have concerns regarding the potential for mold as a result of isolated areas of water intrusion at some campuses. While no mold is expected due to water being fully extracted and dehumidified, the district will be taking additional precautionary measures through environmental testing at every affected campus as quickly as possible. Any issues noted during environmental testing will be remediated immediately.



McKinney ISD would not allow staff or students to reenter schools or facilities unless we were completely confident in the safety of these learning environments. We appreciate your support, and we want to reiterate that families facing any challenges caused by the recent storm should reach out to their respective campuses this week to notify staff. We are proud of how our staff, teachers, students and families have responded in support of one another and look forward to seeing students on Monday morning.



Sincerely,

MISD Communications

Crazy For Kindness PTO Fundraiser - FUNDRAISER EXTENDED TO MARCH 1st


Dear McClure Parents and Teachers,


Whew, what a week this past week was! I hope you all were able to have some fun in the snow even with the power outages and freezing pipes. Now that temps are rising, power is back on, and everything is thawing, I wanted to send an update on where we're at with our Crazy for Kindness Fundraiser.


First of all, with the events of this past week, we have decided to extend the fundraiser to March 1 to give everyone a few extra days (and a weekend) to reach their goals. You have through the end of Monday, March 1 to log acts of kindness and collect donations. You and your kiddos have done an amazing job so far!!!


Secondly, below is where we're at as I type this email (these numbers are constantly changing)...


Total Donations raised so far: $21,825 (only $3,175 away from our first big goal!!!)

Total Acts of Kindness so far: 524 (2,541 from our goal... keep encouraging your kiddos to complete their acts of kindness AND don't forget to log them)


Our top classes (at time email was written)...

ACTS OF KINDNESS:

1st Place: Ms. McAfee's Class with 43

2nd Place: Ms. Hayes' Class with 35

3rd Place: Ms. Bayley's Class and Ms. Honeycutt's Class tied with 34

DONATIONS:

1st Place: Ms. McAfee's Class with $2,125

2nd Place: Ms. Garcia's Class with $1,750

3rd Place: Ms. Reed's Class with $1,570


Great work Ms. McAfee's class!!! Everyone else, keep logging those acts of kindness and collecting donations... can you catch Ms. McAfee's class???


Our top Grades (at time email was written)...

ACTS OF KINDNESS: 1st Grade with 128

DONATIONS: 1st Grade with $5,385


The grade level goal for each grade for donations is $4000. As of right now, 1st grade has met their grade level donation goal!!! Way to go 1st grade!!! Several grades are very close to reaching their donation goal! Keep working hard and I know every grade will get there! Don't forget to log those acts of kindness too! There are incentives for donation goals AND act of kindness goals! Don't let 1st grade win it all!!! (Just kidding, 1st grade, haha!!! Keep up the great work!)


The following classes have met their donation goal:

Ms. Reed

Ms. Vann

Ms. Bayley

Ms. Honeycutt

Ms. McAfee

Ms. Garcia

Ms. Fuertes

Ms. Cakir

Ms. Acord


No classes have met their acts of kindness goal... I can't wait to see who will be the first!


These numbers are constantly changing so they may be different by the time you receive this email. Don't give up... we have a little over a week to go with the extension! Keep logging those acts of kindness and collecting donations!


Lastly, if you haven't registered your child, it's not too late! I have attached the registration instructions which includes the link to register. Remember, you can log your child's acts of kindness without collecting any donations, but you have to register! We wanted this fundraiser to focus on acts of kindness and would love if each and every child could log at least 1 act of kindness!!! If you have any questions regarding registration or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me at president@mcclurepto.com. Thank you all so much for all of your support and for helping your kiddos spread some kindness!!!


Sincerely,

Jessica House

PTO President

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Attention 5th Grade Parents

Please make sure that your child's middle school course registration form is returned no later than Tuesday, February 23rd to Mrs. Tarrant.


Please reach out to your child's teacher or Mrs. Tarrant with any questions.

McKinney ISD Offering Curbside Grab-and-Go Meals

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We are pleased to announce free curbside grab-and-go meals will be available at Finch Elementary on the dates below. Please include this information in your principal newsletter going out this week, as this coming Monday, February 1st, will be one of these days.



February 1

February 15 & 16

March 8 -12

March 15

April 2

April 12

April 26



Finch Elementary

1205 S. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069

Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM (Breakfast pickup will also include that day’s lunch. Parents can instead come just for lunch at lunchtime if desired.)


Lunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Pick up in driveway off Graham St.



These meals are free, but parents will need to present either a valid student ID number, student name, or other proof they are picking up for a student 18 years old or younger.


If you have any questions regarding the curbside grab-and-go meal service, please reach out to me!



Jason Vickery

Food Service Director

McKinney ISD

510 Heard Street, McKinney, TX 75069

Desk: 469-302-6365

jvickery@mckinneyisd.net

Important Reminders From Our Nurse

As we continue our school year in 2021 please keep in mind our COVID-19 guidelines. I appreciate everything you do to keep our students healthy!

Please screen your student daily, prior to arriving on campus, for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 including:

Feeling Feverish or Fever (100.0 or greater)

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Cough

Fatigue (Excessively tired)

Significant muscle or body aches

Headache

Loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Chills

If your student has a COVID-19 test or has symptoms of COVID or has contact with someone who has tested positive please keep them at home and contact Nurse Megan.

Just a reminder that responses to emails send after school hours may not be returned until the next school day. The process to switch a student into virtual learning for an extended absence is a process that may take up to a day to complete.

Please report your student’s absence to Nurse Megan at 469-302-9445 or mmckenzie@mckinneyisd.net

Friendly Attendance Reminders

Parents can email absence notes directly to mcclureoffice@mckinneyisd.net

Attendance is taken daily at 8:15am. Students can be counted tardy up until 9:15am.

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McClure 2020-2021 Student Handbook

Please use the button below to access the student handbook and review. The final page of the handbook should be completed and returned to your child's teacher by Thursday, Sept. 3rd if you are returning to "in-person" instruction. For convenience, or if you chose for your child to learn virtually, there is a digital signature option.

Tech Support...

Parents and students, visit the new Help Desk site for answers to help you with the most frequently asked laptop questions: Zoom, Login/Password Issues, Hardware/Software questions, Printers, Proxy and FAQs.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

To enable social distancing and an easier experience for the parents, we recommend that parents use the online application option, which is open at http://www.mckinneyisd.schoollunchapp.com/. The online application is also usually quicker to process.

PTO Membership Information

McClure PTO is a group of parents (moms and dads) working in partnership with school staff to help keep families informed and involved.


Studies have shown students do better in school when parents are engaged at school.


For more information about the McClure PTO please click the button below.

McClure Dad's Club

The McClure Dads Organization is a group of Dads that support many School and PTO functions, as well as several specific functions hosted by the Dads.

Our Mission Statement is to inspire children by being present, setting a positive example, and being supportive of education.


For more information about McClure Dads email us at McCluredads@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook @ McClure Dads

Daily Schedule

Doors are open daily at 7:15AM (North Entrance Carpool Drop Off)

Breakfast is served at 7:30AM - 7:50AM

Tardy bell rings at 8:00AM and morning announcements begin

Dismissal bell rings at 3:07PM

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