McKinley E-Newsletter

August 25, 2017

CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK

Monday, August 28



Tuesday, August 29



Wednesday, August 30

PICTURE DAY


Please have your child bring their order form

HR Imaging will have a few order forms

Orders can also be placed online through HR Imaging



Thursday, August 31


Friday, September 1

1:20 Dismissal


CLICK HERE to download/print weekly student calendar

NEW SCHOOL HOURS FOR 2017-2018

Monday thru Thursday: 7:50 AM to 2:50 PM


Friday: 7:50 AM to 1:20 PM

ATTENDANCE CENTER - ROOM 100

The attendance center has moved to room 100 this year. Room 100 is the first room to your right as you enter the building from the McKinley Street entrance. If your child is late to school, he/she should go to room 100 to sign in and get a pass to class. If your child is absent or you need to pick up your child for an appointment, , please call the attendance office at 558-2150. You may pick up your child at the McKinley Street Entrance. If you are coming to McKinley for a meeting, volunteering, etc., please sign in at the attendance office. Thank you.

VIRTUAL BACKPACK

Don't forget to Bookmark Virtual Backpack on your computer. Virtual Backpack includes activities and events in and around the Cedar Rapids area. A few activities just posted include:


Eastern Iowa Arts Academy will be offering a writer's workshop and fall classes on art and music


Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk/5K on September 24


MOvMNT Dance Collective Auditions on September 11



CLICK HERE for more information on the above.

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT'S BIKE WITH OFFICER ANNE

If your child rides his/her bike to school, it is a good idea to register their bike with Officer Anne. She will need the following information:

*Name and Grade

*Make

*Model

*Serial Number

*Color

*Picture is optional

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We are very grateful for the the support and dedication of our volunteers. Last school year, our volunteers logged in over 4,000 hours! If you are interested, we have many opportunities for you to choose from. CLICK HERE for a current list of volunteer opportunities. We will have many more throughout the school year.


If able, we need volunteers to help with magazine sales and concessions. More information is below. If you are able to help with either of these, or have any questions, contact Jackie Mason, volunteer coordinator, at jmason@cr.k12.ia.us; 319-213-7612.


Magazine Sales. This is McKinley's largest fundraiser. All monies go directly to McKinley and are used to support student activities such as field trips. We need a chair (could be a couple or three people) and volunteers to help count money. (Sept 26 and Oct 3).


Concessions. All monies go directly to the activities fund. In the past some of the money has helped purchase TV monitors for announcements. We need a chairperson, volunteers to help pop popcorn, and volunteers to help supervise students working the concessions booth at sporting events. Booth is positioned so you can watch the game if your student is participating.


**ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST HAVE A YELLOW VOLUNTEER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT CARD ON FILE WITH THE CEDAR RAPIDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT**

E-REGISTER YOUR STUDENT

A friendly reminder to log on to PowerSchool before school starts to E-Register your student(s). This must be done EACH YEAR. It is important for the school to have current contact information including phone and e-mail addresses. Make sure the emergency contact is someone other than you. You may also E-Register at the open house.

JOIN THE PTA

Please consider joining the PTA. CLICK HERE to download a membership form. Brian McGrath, PTA President, will be at the McKinley Open House on August 21 to answer any questions you may have.


Meetings. Most meetings are held the second Monday of each month (September thru May). The October and February meetings are in the evening. The first PTA meeting will be on Monday, September 11, at noon at McKinley. The second meeting will be on October 9, at 6 pm at McKinley. Everyone is welcome to attend.