Home of the Mountain Lions

Jodi Jarmin, Principal

PO Box 476

Yelm, WA 98597


March 13, 2023

Spring Conference Scheduling Now Open!

March 29, 30 & 31

Early release each day at 11:25 a.m.

Please login to Family Access to schedule your student's conference. Please see the scheduling directions below. If you need your login or password information, please click on Family Access and then Forgot Your Login/Password? Follow the prompts to have your information emailed to you. If you still need assistance, please call the office at 360.458.2400, and press 7 or 8.

Don't forget to visit the Scholastic Book Fair in the library during conferences.

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Congratulations to our Student of the Month & Character Award winners!

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Going on Vacation???

In the event that your student will miss school due to a vacation, please fill out the Pre-Arranged Absence Form. In order to have the absences excused and to have homework provided, the form will need to be completed and approved 2 weeks in advance. The completed form can be sent to the office or emailed to If you have any questions, please call the office at 360.458.2400.
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5th Grade District Music Festival

New Hoodies

If your student has a new McKenna hoodie, please write their name on the inside. We will return them to your student if they are lost.

Daughter/Son Leprechaun Ball

The Yelm High School National Honor Society is sponsoring a Daughter/Son "Leprechaun Ball" for ALL Yelm elementary students K-5

Son Dance - Friday, March 17, 2023
Daughter Dance - Saturday, March 18, 2023
Yelm High School Commons
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Prices: $10.00 per person will be sold at the door – Please bring cash or a credit card. (We do not have an ATM)

  • Attire will be semi-formal/dressy-casual
  • Formal pictures will NOT be available. Photo backgrounds will be provided for participants to take pictures on their phones/cameras. National Honor Society students will be available to assist/take pictures of participants.

**We welcome all K-5 students and their chosen adults for this wonderful evening!**

**We will have chips, soda, and bottled water for sale (until sold out)**

Upcoming Events

March 14

  • 5th Gr Band Concert, 6:00 p.m. at McKenna Gym

March 15 & 22

  • One-Hour Late Start - School Starts at 9:25 a.m.
March 17
  • Early Release at 11:25 a.m.
March 29-31
  • Spring Conferences - Early Release Each Day at 11:25 a.m.
April 3-7
  • Spring Break
April 12, 19 & 26
  • One-Hour Late Start - School Starts at 9:25 a.m.
April 18
  • YMS Music Performing - 4th & 5th Grade - 9:30 a.m.
May 16-June 2
  • SBA State Testing - See calendar below
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2023-24 Student Transfers - Round 1 Deadline March 15

For families living outside of their school attendance area, it is time to renew your out-of-area request for the 2023-2024 school year. Requests must be received by March 15, 2023, for first consideration.

Lost & Found

Please check the lost & found during spring conferences. Any items left over will be donated to charity after Spring Break. Thank you!
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Math For Life

Need a fun Spring Break activity? Check out Math for Life 2023! Join us from Saturday, March 25 to Sunday, April 9, 2023

Maps will be provided for all K-6 students. Teachers and Parents can download from the website in both English and Spanish.


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Parking Reminder

For parent pick-up, please park in a designated stall in the parking lot. The lanes in front of the office are a no parking zone due to it being a fire lane. Thank you for your understanding.


As the cold and flu season sets in PLEASE remember to keep your children home from school if they have:

  • A fever (must stay home 24 hours from the last fever onset, without the use of fever-reducing medication)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea (If your student vomits while at school, we will ask for them to be picked up and remain home for 24 hours from their last vomiting episode)
  • Significant cough or congestion

Once cough and congestion symptoms have greatly improved your student may return to school. If they still have a mild cough please consider having them wear a mask to help prevent spreading germs to their classmates and teachers.

As a heads-up, we are seeing and getting reports of RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus), positive influenza tests, GI “bugs” (vomiting/diarrhea), and hand/foot/mouth disease (which typically starts as cough/cold/fever symptoms then develops into the rash).

Our health room recently has been overly busy! Please help us out by following these guidelines and keeping your children home when they are sick.

Lastly, keep in mind possible backup plans (emergency contacts) for picking up your student if they are asked to be sent home while in school.

If you have any questions please contact us at:

McKenna Health Room: 360-458-0520

Attendance Line: 360-458-2431



McKenna Student Handbook

Did you know all Yelm Community Schools student handbooks are posted on each school's website and updated at the beginning of every year? We are asking all McKenna families to discuss and remind their students of the McKenna expectations in the McKenna Student Handbook.

Transportation Changes

If your student has a pick-up or bus/transportation change, please call or email the McKenna office before 2:00 p.m at 360.458.2400 or We will not be able to make any changes to schedules after 2:00 p.m.

School Meals

McKenna Elementary has qualified for the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) for the 2022-23 school year. All students will receive free breakfast and lunch for the year.

Students may purchase a single milk for $.50 if a drink is needed for cold lunch. Please add money to your students lunch account through Online Payments. Please follow the login instructions on the Online Payment site. If you do not know your Family/Skyward Access login, please call the office at 360.458.2400, press 7 or 8.

McKenna Spirit Days

  • Wear your college gear!


  • Wear your McKenna gear!
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TRL Resources & Activities

Explore online resources with learning and entertainment activities that families, caregivers and educators can access from home.

Thank You to Our Yelm Community Schools Business Partners!

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Nondiscrimination Statement

Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Greg Davis, 360-458-1900,; 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124,; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120.; Address: 107 First St. N., P.O. Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597