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Week of February 24th

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McClure PTO Information

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Notes from Nurse Jessica...

Upcoming Dates:

  • 3/2—5th Grade Growth and Development Preview Materials Day, 12:30pm or 5:30pm, Central Office
  • 4/17—4th Grade Growth and Development Presentation
  • 5/1—5th Grade Growth and Development Presentation

o The State of Texas changed the spinal screening guidelines last year to consider the most recent, nationally-accepted, peer-reviewed recommendations for the appropriate age to conduct mandatory spinal screening.

o In compliance with Health and Safety Code, Chapter 37, all children shall undergo screening for abnormal spinal curvature in accordance with the following schedule:

· Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 and again at age 12. (regardless of grade level)

· Boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14. (regardless of grade level)

o In McKinney ISD, we will consider a student to be 10, 12 or 13 if the student is already this age or turns this age between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019.

o The procedure for screening is simple. Your child will be examined while he/she stands and then leans forward, observed from the front, back, and side. For this examination, boys and girls will be screened separately. Boys will wear their pants or gym shorts and only remove their shirts. Girls will need to wear a halter-top, sports bra or a two-piece swimsuit with pants, shorts, or skirt.

4th and 5th Grade Growth and Development Presentation

MISD has developed a scope and sequence of growth and development which begins in 4th grade. More information will be sent out in grade level newsletters closer to the presentation which will be at the end of the school year. Please see the following information and note them on your calendar as needed. Any questions should be directed to Nurse Jessica. Thanks!

Week of February 24th

Monday, Feb. 24th - Wear Your Kindness Shirt

Safety Patrol - Team 6

ALPHA - 4th and 5th Grade 8:45AM

4th Grade Art Club - 3-4PM Art Room

Abrakadoodle Art Club - 3PM

Tuesday, Feb. 25th - Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirt every Tuesday throughout the school year.

Choir Rehearsal - 7:20-7:50AM - Music Room

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Collaborative Team Room - KN

AlPHA - 4th and 5th Grade 8:45AM

M&M 2.0 Meetings - 10AM

Wednesday, Feb. 26th - Walk to School Wednesday

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Collaborative Team Room - 2nd Grade

Drama Kids 3:00-4:30PM - Music Room

Staff Meeting - 3:30 - Model of Instruction - Collaborative Structures Presentation

Thursday, Feb. 27th - Spring Class Pictures/Group Pictures

Today is #DLDAY - Learn more by clicking and read here! #DLDAY

Choir Rehearsal - 7:20-7:50AM - Music Room

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Collaborative Team Room - 1st

StuCo Meeting - Mrs. Copeland's Room 3:00-4:00PM

Friday, Feb. 28th


Stampede - 8:05AM

Wear your Marshals' Spirit Wear Today

Coding Club - 7:30AM

ALPHA - 3rd Grade 8:30AM

Week of March 2nd - National School Breakfast Week

(Bolded items reflect events for students/families)

Monday, March 2nd

Safety Patrol - Team 1

ALPHA - 4th and 5th Grade 8:45AM

5th Grade Art Club - 3-4PM Art Room

Abrakadoodle Art Club - 3PM

Team Leader Meeting - Collaborative Team Room - 3:30PM

Tuesday, March 3rd

Choir Rehearsal - 7:20AM-7:50AM- Music Room

Green Team Meeting - 7:30AM - Science Lab

ALPHA - 4th and 5th Grade 8:45AM

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Collaborative Team Room - 4th

M&M 2.0 Meetings - 10AM

Safety Drills - 12:50PM

Art Show - 5:30PM

Open House - 6:00PM

Wednesday, March 4th - Dr. Seuss Day - StuCo Dress Up Day

Walk to School Wednesday

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Collaborative Team Room - 3rd

Drama Kids - 3:00PM-4:30PM

Staff Meeting - 3:30PM - Library

Thursday, March 5th

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Collaborative Team Room - 5th

Choir Rehearsal - 7:20AM-7:50AM- Music Room

Friday, March 6th

Coding Club - 7:30 - 8AM

ALPHA - 3rd Grade 8:30

Career Day - Mrs. Stiffler will share schedule w/ teachers

Sunday, March 8th

Daylight Savings Time - Spring Ahead

Facebook Read Aloud w/ Mr. Arend - Let's Kick off Spring Break with a book! 7PM

Spring Break - Monday, March 9th - Friday, March 13th - Classes Resume Monday, March 16th.

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 3:00PM

2019-2020 Recess/Lunch Schedule

Click Here to See the McClure Recess/Lunch Schedule

Specials Rotations

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Shop & Support McClure Elementary

This year McClure Elementary is excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!

Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

Get started today:
1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
2. Select McClure Elementary from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!
3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out to learn more about this awesome app!

Thank you for your support!

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