McKinley E-Newsletter

December 7, 2018

Calendar for Next Week


Saturday, December 7

CE will perform at Cocoa and Carols at Wash at 2 pm


Monday, December 10

EMPOWER Book Club

Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm

Robotics

**PTA Meeting at 6:30 pm (see below for agenda/everyone is welcome)


Tuesday, December 11

Jazz Band/Chamber Orchestra, 7 am

Orchestra Practice Club

Robotics

Vocal Concerts; 6th at 6 pm; 7th at 6:45; 8th at 7:30


Wednesday, December 12

EMPOWER Book Club

Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm


Thursday, December 13

Jazz Band/Chamber Orchestra, 7 am

Orchestra Practice Club

Boys Swimming at Jefferson High School


Friday, December 14

1:20 pm Dismissal


CLICK HERE to download next week's calendar

PURCHASE MCKINLEY APPAREL

Orders will be placed on Monday. If you want to place an order, please call Alice at 558-2348 on Monday morning or have your student drop off check and order form on Monday morning to the main office. CLICK HERE to download apparel form.

MCKINLEY TEACHER/STAFF LUNCHEON - DECEMBER 20


The PTA is coordinating a holiday soup/salad luncheon for our teachers and staff on Thursday, December 20th. PTA is looking for volunteers to bring soups, salads, desserts, etc. All items need to be dropped off in the teacher lounge by 10:00 a.m. on December 20. Please label any dishes/utensils that you bring, and pick them up by the end of the next day. Thank you for your support of our great staff at McKinley! - The McKinley PTA


To sign up, click on the link below


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0444aea623a6fa7-holiday

BARNES AND NOBLE BOOK FAIR ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

If you make a purchase at the Cedar Rapids location on December 8 and say McKinley when you check out,, a percentage of your purchase will come back to McKinley. Spread the word! We also need volunteers throughout the day. If you are available, CLICK HERE to sign up.


Schedule for Tomorrow:


Staff will be reading from 10-12.

Orchestra will play twice between 4-6.

Band students will perform from 6-7

Jen Phelan and Lisa Wissenberg will perform at 7 pm

BARNES AND NOBLE BOOK ONLINE BOOK FAIR - DECEMBER 8-13

ORDER BOOKS ONLINE. If you are unable to go to Barnes and Noble on Saturday but want to support McKinley, you may purchase your books online and have them delivered to your home. Go to https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/bookfairs or CLICK HERE. Enter code 12394664


How it Works: From the payment page, scroll to the very bottom and choose "Check this box if it is a Bookfair Order." Note: If signed in to your BN.com account, you may need to click on the "Change Button" in the payment section to get the full payment screen and then scroll to the bottom. Enter Bookfair ID (12394664) as indicated.

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JOIN THE MERRY BAND OF POLO PARENT VOLUNTEERS

Join the fun! Polo volunteers help manage concert uniforms for the fine arts department (vocal, band and orchestra). If you are interested, please reply to this e-mail. Training will be offered at the vocal concert on December 11 or in the spring. Thank you for your support.

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


DRIVER NEEDED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

We need one more volunteer to drive a group of students to and from Capri Cosmetology on December 14. We will leave school at 9:10 am, return to school by 11:00 am. A teacher will accompany the group. Volunteers are welcome to stay. Kids will tour the college, learn what a cosmetologist does, and get a free manicure. These will be 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. We won’t know the names of the students until after break. If you are able to drive, please reply to this e-mail. Include number of students that will fit in your vehicle.


If you are unable to volunteer, please feel free to ask a grandparent or other family member. Thank you for your support.


Note: Volunteers must have a volunteer disclosure statement card and/or driver statement card on file. These can be completed at the school and only need to be completed once. Jackie Mason will contact you if you do not have one on file prior to the event.

SAVE THE DATE FOR VARIETY SHOW

Little Bit of Somethin' community Variety Show

Dinner, Bake Sale, Silent Auction Fundraiser

March 14, 2019


Students from McKinley as well as student and adult performers from around the community, have been invited to audition for this annual talent show on Thursday, March 14. This fun event is a long-standing McKinley fundraiser and the monies raised will be used to by the McKinley fine arts department.


The Fine Arts Department needs the help of parents and supporters of McKinley Middle School to make this a fun event and a succesful fundraiser.


Please consider participating with:

- sponsorships

- program advertisements for your business OR for that special variety show performer in your family

-silent auction donation

-volunteer to help

-assist on the planning committee to ensure a bright future for the show and future students!


Contact Sue Millar at sue@millarwoodwindrepair.com

SEND YOUR HY-VEE RECEIPTS ELECTRONICALLY

It's very easy to do.


E-mail your electronic Hy-Vee receipt to Mckhyvee@gmail.com.


To sign up for electronic receipts, go to https://www.hy-vee.com/perks/. 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.


If you send your receipts electronically, you do not need to drop them off at the main office.


Share McKinley’s Hy-Vee Receipt e-mail address with family, friends, neighbors, etc.


Money from the Hy-Vee Cash 4 Student program is used towards purchasing items for the bear paw store. For those new to McKinley, we believe in acknowledging students for exemplifying the BEAR way. Our positive acknowledgement system centers on the use of BEAR paws. Students can use BEAR paws for various incentives including pizza parties on Friday’s as well as purchasing items at the BEAR paw store.

BACKPACK ACTIVITIES

Musical Theatre Performance Class at Old Creamery Theatre - CLICK HERE for flyer



CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL ACTIVITIES

DRESS YOUR STUDENT FOR COLD WEATHER

Please dress your student appropriately. We do not let students in the building early unless they have a pass from a teacher or the temperature is 20 degrees or below.