McKinley Mustang Newsletter

March 1st - 5th

A Note From Mrs. Larson

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the Board of Education made adjustments to Resolution 2021-14, which now provides specific return dates for TK-12 students. The updated resolution can be viewed on the Board of Education section of our website. This update provides specific hybrid reopening details based on this resolution. All students in grades TK-6 will have the opportunity to begin hybrid-instruction on April 12, 2021. You can view the elementary hybrid schedule here.

We are beginning to work on each student's class schedule, making balanced classes that prioritize keeping siblings on the same schedule, optimizing specialized support a student might need, and factoring in childcare as we are able.

If you have not already done so, you can watch the elementary hybrid model webinar here.

On Thursday, March 4th at 7 PM, the District will be holding a live general question and answer session for all TK-12 families. This event is intended to answer general questions. You may access the general Hybrid Reopening Q&A Zoom link here. The event will be recorded and available for viewing in the COVID-19 Hub and Hybrid Learning sections of the PCS website.

This week additional tables arrived on campus, we reviewed the hybrid survey data, made plans for shared spaces, and started digging into the details to make all of this happen. More updates to come. Thank you for your support and flexibility.

McKinley's Got Talent

Calling all TK-8th grade musicians, comedians, dancers, magicians, filmmakers, and performing artists!

The McKinley Talent Show is going virtual! Submit a video (up to 2 minutes) featuring your talents to Mr. D-Z and Mrs. Delao by Friday, March 12.

On Thursday, March 25 we will webcast all of our entries for the community to see!


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Order a Harvest & Provisions Bundle from Rusty Hinges

Order by March 13th for March 17th and 18th pickup

Support local farmers and McKinley by purchasing a box of household essentials packed with produce, pastured proteins, eggs, dairy, bread, and fun recipes for the family.

McKinley will receive 20% of the sales.

Order online by March 13th and pick up at your scheduled time on March 17th and 18th.

Enjoy a socially distanced, outdoor environment. Bring the kids, wear your masks & meet the farm animals!

Order Now!

Join the PTA Board for the 2021-2022 School Year!

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We are currently recruiting PTA board members for next year. We would especially love to see TK-3rd families step up to leadership positions. Serving on the PTA board is a great opportunity to connect with other parents to help meet the needs of our school community.

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President--Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Treasurer**
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary**

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at Elections will be held in April.

We also have several committee and coordinator positions open for next year. More information will be coming soon!

**Per 501c3 rules, we MUST have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary in order to function as a PTA.

BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.