McKinley Elementary Newsletter

May 2022


Apr 29 - NO SCHOOL, Staff Development

May 3 - PTC Meeting 6:30-7:50 PM, McKinley cafeteria

May 10 - Restaurant Fundraiser @ Panda Express- ONLINE Orders only

May 20 - NO SCHOOL, Staff Work Day

May 24 - Orchestra Rehearsal at South Salem High School: 4th @ 6:30-7, 5th @ 7:15-8

May 25 - South Area Orchestra Festival, students arrive @ 6:15PM

May 25 - Kindergarten Orientation 3:15 PM- 4:00 PM

May 30 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Jun 15 - Last Day of School

Every Wednesday is a 1 hour late start at 8:50 AM - the other days 7:50 AM

lost & found

Our Lost and Found is still overflowing!! Anytime after school, you are welcome to come and peruse the lost and found to look for any of your child's items.

All of these items will be donated when school is out in June.

Summer Library 2022

June 21st - August 18th

It's back!! McKinley's summer library program will be returning this year with Mrs. Funk. Starting Tuesday, June 21st and operation on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00PM-3PM. Library time will be running thru Thursday, August 18th. Keep up with your reading through the summer or come to explore the library. Story time at 1:45 PM plus maker space activities.


Parent Teacher Community


~ PTC Monthly General Meeting 2021 – 2022 ~

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 / 6:30 – 7:30 pm

School Library, McKinley Elementary School, Zoom virtually

Childcare will be provided

Agenda includes

1) Principal Report,

2) Inflatable Obstacle Course

3) Restaurant Fundraiser,

4) School Garden,

5) Vote Library Budget,

6) Nominees for Executive Council,

7) New Business

Have questions? Reach out to us through the email below:

~ What’s Happening May 2022 ~

Restaurant Fundraiser, May 10th

Panda Express, Virtual Restaurant Fundraiser.

You must order through their app or online portal. You must use the code 907775. Anyone can participate so spread the word!

Inflatable Obstacle Course

May 2nd, this is to reward the students for a successful Color Run from the beginning of the year

PTC for the 2022 - 2023 School Year

Nominations to the Executive Council will take place. Please come to learn about what you can do to be a part of the McKinley Community.

OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books)

Congratulations to the OBOB team representing McKinley. They won our regional competition!

PTC officers: Jason Tei, Lea Hinchcliff, Sarah Phillips, and Becky Tei

Questions? Visit or contact the PTC exec team at

Pre-Registration All grades 2022-2023

Online Pre-registration Instructions:
  • Go to the District Website
  • Click “I am a parent”
  • Enter your ParentVUE User Name and Password ‒
  • Select 2022-23 from the drop-down menu and click “Begin new registration”
  • If you have an incoming kindergartener to register, after you pre-register your current school age children, you will click add a new student.

If you have questions, please contact the McKinley Office 503-399-3167 or email or



Students must be five years old on or before September 10

Register online at the Salem Keizer Website .

What you need to have available:

  • Proof of age (birth certificate)
  • Proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement)
  • Immunization records



APPLY NOW FOR 2022-2023

Applications for Head Start, Preschool Promise and Title PreK will be available April 1, 2022

Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 10, 2022.

Preschool Office

1850 45th Avenue NE• Salem, OR 97305


For more information on tuition, fees, times visit the district website

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K-12 COVID-19 Screening & School Resources

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and partner laboratories, is offering free screening testing for COVID-19 to all Oregon K-12 students during the 2021-2022 academic year.

The K-12 Student Screening Testing Program offers all of Oregon’s schools, public and private, free, weekly testing for COVID-19 during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

Screening testing targets unvaccinated students, however, schools are not required to verify the vaccination status of participating students.

Weekly testing for COVID-19 will help identify COVID-19 infections early, and keep students in school. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recommend that all schools implement COVID-19 screening testing.

Participation in this program is voluntary, and schools and families can opt-out at any time.

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SafeOregon – Report confidential safety concerns

Salem-Keizer Public Schools partners with SafeOregon, a confidential tip line that gives students, parents, schools and communities a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence.


Salem-Keizer Public Schools is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using their preferred email address and phone number.

Download the app or log into the ParentSquare web portal using the contact email used for your child’s school.
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Thanks to the USDA’s Seamless Summer Option, we will be able to feed all students breakfast and lunch at school for free this year.

Lunch Menus Food Services will not be printing lunch menus to send to the schools. They will post on each schools website, as well on the District website. They are having a hard time getting anything on a consistent basis and cannot depend on suppliers to have what is needed. The food chain/Supply and Demand is ever flexing.

Click on the menu below to go to the district food service page for a current montly menu.

2021-22 updated DISTRICT CALENDAR - click the calendar to go to the website for details


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School hours: 7:50AM - 2:20PM (M,T,Th,F) 8:50AM - 2:20PM (Weds Only)

Doors open at 7:35AM

Office 7:30AM-3:50PM

Address: 466 McGilchrist St SE Salem OR 97302

Phone: 503-399-3167