Marty's Memo

Week of February 17th

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Sign Up for Text Message Updates from McClure Elementary

If you previously registered using McClurePar you are signed up. If you were not successful with McClurePar, you can now register with McClureP2. Instructions are included below.

McClure PTO Information

Volunteers are needed throughout the school year. Our students love to see parents helping out at their school. We have many programs to suit anyone’s schedule or interests! If you would like more information on volunteering at McClure, please visit or send an email to Jaime Erickson, Director of Volunteers, at
McClure Messenger - Feb. 17th - 28th

McClure Messenger from the PTO

February Reading Challenge

Calling All #marshalreaders: It's time for a new reading challenge! Try these ideas for family reading in February. Learn more at:

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Check out the images below about Yearbook updates

Technology Survey for Parents - Opens Monday, Feb. 17th

Please take a moment to share your feedback with us using the link provided. Survey opens Monday, Feb. 17th.

Bright Bytes Survey

Career Day is Coming and We Need You!!

Hello wonderful Marshal Families! On Friday, March 6th, our 4th and 5th graders will participate in our first ever Career Day. We are seeking volunteers to help! Would you like to inspire our Marshals to expand their future career interests? We are looking for people who are available on March 6th from 8:15 to 10:00 to present three 30 minute sessions to our students. If you are interested, please look over the details here and then you can sign up here.

Please contact our counselor, Meagan Stiffler at, with any questions. Thank you!

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

  • 2/20 - Dental Health Presentation for K-2nd with Dr. Crise
    • February is National Dental Health Month. Healthy teeth and gums are important for many reasons. Teeth bite, tear and chew food when you eat. Teeth also help you speak clearly. Many of the letters of the alphabet cannot be sounded without the help of teeth. Clean healthy teeth help you keep the rest of your body healthy, too. A sparkling smile always helps you look and feel your best! Your child may report that they have had a local dentist visit their classroom this month. For more tips on dental hygiene see

  • Week of 2/18—Spinal Screenings
    • McClure’s Spinal Screenings will take place the week of February 18th—and most will be done on Wednesday, 2/19 at 8am. Your child will receive a letter if they need to be screened this year. If you have questions, please contact Nurse Jessica.
    • Spinal Screening Update

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!

Get Your Awareness Fair Shirts Today!

The Awareness Day Fair is a special hands on event designed to help students get a better understanding of different diagnoses by going through 4 specific stations. This year our stations are: ADHD, Anxiety, Diabetes and Dyslexia. Our goal is to share information in order to help students better understand the unique differences of people in their environment so that instead of bullying, straying away from or feeling sorry for, we will embrace, love and understand!

Awareness Day Fair will be held on Thursday April 23rd.

McClure Elementary Awareness Month 2020

Week of Feb. 17th

(Bolded items reflect events for students/families)

Monday, Feb. 17th

Student Holiday - Classes Resume Tuesday, Feb. 18th

Read more about Presidents' Day here: Wonderopolis

Tuesday, Feb. 18th

Shadow Day for 5th Grade Students attending Scott Johnson MS

4th and 5th grade Girls Spinal Screening

Safety Patrol - Team #5

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

Taste It Tuesday - Kiwi & Radish are available in the cafeteria

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

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

M&M 2.0 Meetings - 10AM

Wednesday, Feb. 19th

Walk to School Wednesday

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

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

Staff Meeting - TELPAS Calibration - Computer Lab - 3:15PM

Thursday, Feb. 20th

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

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

Dental Presentations - Grades KN-2nd - Cafeteria 8:30AM

10 Year Celebration - Planning Meeting - Following Dismissal - Library

Friday, Feb. 21st - Wear Your McClure Marshal Spirit Wear

1st Grade Field Trip - Dallas Zoo

Coding Club - 7:30 - 8AM

ALPHA - 3rd Grade 8:30

Attention 5th Grade Parents - Cockrill Elementary is hosting an open forum style meeting to ask questions about registering for middles school courses today from 9AM to 12PM. This is a come and go event.

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

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

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

Click Here for the McClure Specials Rotation Schedule

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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