McKinley E-Newsletter

November 30, 2018

Calendar for Next Week


Monday, December 3

EMPOWER Book Club

Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm

Boys Swim Practice Starts

7th grade girls BB Mtg, 3 pm (cafeteria)

8th grade girls BB Mtg, 3 pm (sm gym)


Tuesday, December 4

Jazz Band/Chamber Orchestra, 7 am

Orchestra Practice Club


Wednesday, December 5

EMPOWER Book Club

Project HOPE

Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm

Girls BB practice starts


Thursday, December 6

Jazz Band/Chamber Orchestra, 7 am

Orchestra Practice Club

Project HOPE


Friday, December 7

1:20 pm Dismissal


Saturday, December 8

Book Fair at Barnes and Noble (see below); McKinley orchestra will perform

Cocoa & Cards (WHS)



CLICK HERE to download next week's calendar

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.

7TH GRADERS DO COMMUNITY SERVICE AT INDIAN CREEK

MCKINLEY TEES AND SWEATSHIRTS FOR SALE

Tees and sweatshirts for sale. Orders are due Dec 7. CLICK HERE for order form. Order forms can also be picked up in the main office.

7th and 8th Grade Girls BB Meetings

Signup meetings will be Monday after school. The 8th grade meeting will be in the small gym, 7th grade will be in the cafeteria. Practice will start Wednesday, December 5. See Coach Tower (8th) or Coach Hesh (7th) if your student has any questions.

THANK YOU MERCY HOSPITAL

A special thank you to Mercy Hospital for donating first-aid bags for all classrooms.
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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

ROBOTICS MEET ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7

We need volunteers to help with the Robotics Meet which will be held at McKinley on Friday, December 7, from 4-8 pm. CLICK HERE to sign up.


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.