McKinley E-Newsletter

October 27, 2017

CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 30

NO SCHOOL

McKinley's Safe Halloween Event, 5-7 pm (more info below)


Tuesday, October 31

Boys BB v. Roosevelt 7(H), 8(A)

Girls Swimming v. Franklin and Linn-Mar Black at WHS

Robotics, 3-5 pm


Wednesday, November 1

Learning Lab, 3-4 pm, IMC

Forensics Club, 3-4 pm, room 227** (6th grade; letter sent home to parents; club is full)


Thursday, November 2

Boys BB v. Wilson 7(A), 8(H)


Friday, November 3

1:20 pm Dismisssal

Teen Reachout, 1:30 pm in Room 319

Hip Hop at 1:45-2:45


CLICK HERE to download/print weekly student calendar

PTA SELLING SPIRIT WEAR - CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM

Orders Due No Later than December 1

MCKINLEY'S SAFE HALLOWEEN

McKinley's staff and student leadership team would like to invite the community to join them for trick-or-treating, spooky science experiments and Halloween crafts. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Students arriving without a parent or guardian will not be allowed to enter. Feel free to call with any questions: (319) 558-2348.


Where: McKinley Middle School

When: Monday, October 30

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

WHAT DOES THE PTA DO, ANYWAY?

McKinley PTA funds ‘extras’ for students and staff like:

-Snacks for kids during the Iowa Assessment tests to help them perform at their best

-Staff appreciation on conference nights and education week in May

-Support of Special Projects including:

    • McKinley Food Bank

    • Betsy the Therapy Dog

    • 6th Grade Family Night

    • The Mindfulness Room

McKinley PTA facilitates an army of volunteers:

  • McKinley PTA partners with school administration to facilitate an army of volunteers for school fundraisers and outreach. Examples include:

    -Variety Show (spring talent show fundraiser for the arts)

    -Magazine Sales administration

    -Concessions sales

How Can I Help?

  • Join the PTA! Help out and have a say in what PTA supports

  • Donate to PTA! Every contribution is tax deductible and helps fund projects and events that wouldn’t happen otherwise

Contact us: pta.mckinley@yahoo.com

BOOK FAIR NOVEMBER 7-14

The book fair will be open from 7:30-8:00 am and 2:40-3:15 pm, November 7-14.


Profits from the book fair go towards purchasing new books for the library. Our collection of books keeps growing. New books have accounted for 213 check outs since September 1.


Beginning November 1 you may order online (CLICK HERE). This is great for families with older or younger siblings at home. There is also a wider selection of books to choose from.


Book Fair will be open during the band and orchestra concerts on November 7 and 14.

WHAT'S NEW ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK

Youth Night with Iowa Hawkeyes Volleyball, November 3, 7 pm

FREE to those 18 and under. Adults $6. CLICK HERE for flyer


Washington Warriors Wrestling Club

Kids K-8 (Wash feeder schools only). CLICK HERE for flyer


Private After School Shuttle Now Serving the CR School District

CLICK HERE for flyer


EIAA 2017 Arts Alive Showcase, November 11, 9-noon

Celebrate the talents of the students from the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy. CLICK HERE for flyer


Holiday Assistance Programs. CLICK HERE for more information.



FOR ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK, CLICK HERE