John McLoughlin

September 20, 2019

Tardy Bell Rings at 8am

Research shows that students that miss school during the first month are at a higher risk for chronic absenteeism and are often significantly below grade level. We encourage students to stay home if they are contagious.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

All orders are due by September 27th. This fundraiser supports physical education and technology for our school. Want to order by phone? Just text BUY to 41411 and make sure you fill in all the information needed (including the students name! This way they get credit!). This is a great option when someone would like to use a credit card instead of cash or check. Email questions to JMEPTSO@gmail.com

Dates to Remember this Month

September 27th Picture Day & Last day of Cookie Fundraiser

October 8th PTSO Meeting 6:30pm in library

October 11th No School

October 15th Family Dine Out- MOD Pizza

October 17th Earthquake Drill

October 18th No School

October 25th Harvest Carnival 6pm-8pm

Picture Day September 27th

Families may order pictures online at ios.dorianstudio.com and using the school's access key, KXMLTFV2, also found on your picture day envelope before and up to four (4) days after picture day.

MealTime Overview

MealTime is a computerized systems used to track student meal purchases. You can deposit funds electronically or through the school. Students' fingers are scanned to access their account. If you would like to opt out of the finger scan process, please visit http://ocsd62.org/nutrition-services/mealtime Please note that all new students and incoming kindergarteners may begin using the system on September 9th.


You can access Meal Time online at http://ocsd62.org/mealtime

Volunteer

We hope you considering volunteering this school year. There are many opportunities to help; including attending a field trip, laminating certificates, reading with students, and much more. All volunteers are required to go through our background check process EVERY YEAR. This is free. All you need to do is complete the online form found here: http://ocsd62.org/volunteer

Box Tops for Education has Gone DIGITAL

It's simple to use. Simply download the app and scan your receipt. All funds earned help to support programming at McLoughlin. For more information visit https://www.boxtops4education.com/

Birthday Recognitions

Each grade level team will notify families regarding how birthdays will be celebrated at school. Due to student allergies and dietary needs, as well as the District's Wellness Policy, we request families provide non-food items for student birthday recognitions.

Donation Request

We are seeking donations of new girls/boys underwear in sizes 4-10 and pants with elastic bands in sizes 4-12. We use these in the health room for students who need them. Having these on hand ensures students have clean clothes easily available and can get back to learning quickly.

School Bond Money at Work

As part of the safety and security upgrades new door knobs were installed on every room inside the building. These door knobs lock from the inside and outside, making it much easier for teachers to quickly secure their classroom/pod. Visit http://ocschoolbond.org/ for the most current information.