Weekly Updates from Mrs. K
March 4, 2022
From the Principal's Office
McKinley teachers are furiously finishing their Trimester 2 assessments in preparation for the end of the grading period. Once they are complete and report cards have been updated, parent teacher conferences will begin (week of March 14 -18). These meetings can be powerful tools in supporting the growth of your child. Please see the tips below for getting the most out of parent teacher conferences.
Touch A Truck is a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types including public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, and delivery all in one place! Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help to build, protect and serve our community.
Play exhibits, games and food will also be part of the day’s entertainment.
A sensory friendly hour will be held from 10am to 11am for families to enjoy a less-crowded, reduced sound from select exhibits and a quiet, respite space with sensory materials available. Volunteers from Family SOUP will be present.
Children 1 and under Free.
Tickets are $5 for children and adults.
You can purchase tickets online or at Playzeum
March 3, 2022 Dear McKinley Family, This week I introduced our new PurposeFull Practice: Perseverance ; however, my lesson centered more around our fantastic-elastic brains, taking care of our brains and bodies, and the difference between having a Growth Mindset vs a Fixed Mindset.
This month we’re talking about the trait of Perseverance. The dictionary defines it as: “Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” The definition we are using in class is:
Perseverance: the ability to work through situations even when there are obstacles or challenges in the way.
A lot of research today is telling us that the highest indicators of success in our kids isn’t just about their grades or their IQ. The number one skill that helps people of all walks of life be successful is GRIT! The ability to persevere in the face of adversity or even failure. Over the course of the month, we will talk about inspiring people who faced many failures before they found success. We will talk about what it means to navigate tough stuff, even when it feels overwhelming or really hard. We will talk about having a Growth Mindset – to see challenges and failure as an opportunity to grow instead of a brick wall.
Please Help Us Keep Our School Open
Our McKinley families have been wonderful about this policy! Thank you for helping us keep everyone in our school in good health!