MCKINLEY STEAM ACADEMY

February 19, 2021

SCHOOL PICTURES (IN PERSON AND REMOTE) - SAVE THE DATE

School pictures will be taken on Friday, March 5.


Remote families: For students learning remotely, photos will also be taken on Friday, March 5, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Students will enter at the McKinley Street entrance (Labeled B). Cars should pull forward to the next entrance (Labeled C) after dropping their students off. This is the entrance students will exit after their photos are taken. A staff member will be at the McKinley Street entrance directing students to the auditorium. After a student's photo is taken, a staff member will show the student where to exit. Students will be asked to wear a mask and sanitize their hands when entering the building. Sanitizer will also be available for students to use when they exit the building. This information will be included with the report card mailing.


Re-take day is scheduled for April 16.


Please contact the main office at 558-2348 with any questions.

WEEKLY STAFF APPRECIATION FRIDAYS ARE BACK!

We are excited to show the McKinley staff that we appreciate all they do every day with a gesture of appreciation on Fridays, starting after spring break though the end of the year.

MSA SCHOOL VIDEO

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INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE MCKINLEY STEAM ACADEMY FAMILIES

Want to know more about McKinley STEAM Academy? Prospective families are invited to join us through Google Meet for a virtual school tour on the following dates, hosted by Michele Wilson, Magnet Coordinator:


February 24 from 1:00 to 1:45 pm

March 9 from 6:00 to 6:45 pm

March 30 from 9:00 to 9:45 am


REGISTRATION FORM


Please share with families who are thinking about enrolling their child at McKinley.

MAGNET LOTTERY SPRING FLYER

Please share this flyer with any student interested in attending McKinley - more information below.

Classroom News

8th grade Engineering Tech welcomed Alexander Cordes CEO and Founder of Understated Engineering. Alex discussed the importance of the Design Process not only for engineers but for every aspect of daily life! He also provided many examples of careers that can be found in the engineering world.

GRIZZLY COVE CLOTHING NEEDS

As you go through your closets, please keep McKinley in mind. The McKinley clothing closet is free to all students and families who are in need.


Current Needs

Sweatpants (S-XXL)

Sweatshirts (S-XXL)

Socks (mens and womens)

Belts

Hats

Gloves

Shoes (all sizes)

Winter coats (M-XXL)

Athletic shorts (S-XXL)

t-Shirts (S-XXL)


If you have items to donate, please drop them off at the school. Call the main office (558-2348) when you arrive, and someone will come out to your car.


Thank you!

BOOK CLUB (REMOTE and IN PERSON)

Students are invited to join the online book club beginning Wednesday February 17, 4:00-4:30. Students interested in participating will get the book, Writing Radar; Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories, by Jack Gantos.


Hope you see you there. Meet link: https://meet.google.com/nxu-dpbr-emd

8th GRADE TRANSITION WEBSITE

This will site will be updated as new information becomes available. Please call our Counseling Office at 558-2519 if you have any questions

HY-VEE CASH 4 STUDENTS UPDATE

Thank you to all who are participating in the 20-21 Hy-Vee Cash 4 Students program. This year will be coming to a close on March 31. For each $200 in Hy-Vee receipts, McKinley earns $1. Last year we earned $1200 for McKinley. All money earned is to purchase items for the Bear Paw Store.


How to Turn in Receipts:


Student can give receipts to their advisory teacher.


You can drop off receipts to McKinley, M-F, from 7:30 to 4:00. Just call when you arrive, and someone will come and meet you.


Send your receipts electronically. To sign up for electronic receipts, go to https://www.hy-vee.com/perks/ (Opens in a new window). Once you log in, it will bring you to your customer profile. Towards the bottom of the first column, it will ask you if you want to receive a digital receipt. Click yes. E-mail your electronic Hy-Vee receipt to Mckhyvee@gmail.com (Opens in a new window).


The program for this year runs April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.


Ask friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers to collect receipts for McKinley. It's not too late to start collecting and turning in receipts.


I am assuming the program will continue past March 31, so keep collecting receipts.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

HEALTH UPDATE

Please continue to report students who test positive for Covid or need to quarantine due to home/community exposure during the Winter Break. You can leave a message for the HS/Nurse at 319-558-2519 or Email Asacora@gmail.com

HOW TO CHECK OUT A BOOK FROM THE MCKINLEY IMC

CURBSIDE PICK UP FORM https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQA7da6HKM2wofDeahdVdBtkWa9eNAQcqGzS-xcgxflIxmPg/viewform

ORDER A MCKINLEY YEARBOOK

Go to: www.treering.com McKinley Passcode: 1013613902043906 All yearbooks will be mailed home.

MCKINLEY PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK

If you want a hard copy of the handbook, please contact the main office at 558-2348.