August 18, 2017
Welcome Back 2017
Greetings McKenzie Families!
I hope this email finds you enjoying the remaining days of summer vacation; hopefully you and your child(ren) are recharged and ready to embark on an exciting new year at McKenzie on Tuesday, September 5th!
To keep you informed throughout the year, I will be sharing McKenzie Monitor emails; these are weekly informational newsletters sent to all McKenzie families. It is important you keep your contact information in PowerSchool current in order to receive these updates.
This message and all others will follow a standard format; I will open with a brief message and then I will post new items that denote whether it is new news or a reminder. Some reminders will stay up for nearly a semester while others will only be posted one time. In any event, I will always let you know when something is being posted for the final time (you can also view archived editions in the link at the bottom of the page). I will also attached pertinent flyers and/or information from the our school/district/PTA throughout my messages so you don't need to hunt for them.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Kindergarten AM 8:35am - 11:10am
Kindergarten PM 12:40pm - 3:15pm
Grades 1st - 4th
Monday - Thursday 8:35am - 3:15pm
*Friday 8:35am - 2:15pm
Before school supervision will begin at 8:20am, and the first bell will ring at 8:30am. Please refer to McKenzie's calendar for important dates/holidays.
*We will provide supervision from 2:15-3:15 for those students who need it. More information about how to sign up for Early Dismissal Supervision will be shared on Monday, August 21st.
New People to Meet At McKenzie
Familiar People, New Names!
- Our art teacher, Ms. Sarah Brazee celebrated her wedding in July! We will now refer to her as Mrs. Quinn. Congrats to Mrs. Quinn!
- Our paraprofessional, Ms. Maeghan Galloway celebrated her wedding this summer! Congrats to the new Mrs. Deutsch!
- New paraprofessionals joining our staff will be announced in September!
1st Posting - Teacher Assignment
1st Posting - Snack Policy
1st Posting - September 5th Information
1st Grade - 4th GradeSeptember 5th is an early release day of school. Parents of 1st grade - 4th grade students may walk their child(ren) to class and then proceed to the blacktop for coffee and PTA volunteer sign up opportunities beginning at 8:45am.
1st Grade - 4th Grade Hours 8:35am - 11:55am
Teacher Meet & Greet - Students attend with parent/adult
8:40 - 9:25 AM Morning kindergarten students with the last names A-K
10:25 -1:10 AM Morning kindergarten students with the last names L-Z
1:00 - 1:45 PM Afternoon kindergarten students with the last names A-K
2:15 - 3:00 PM Afternoon kindergarten students with the last names L-Z
PTA News and Information
- Please stop by the Welcome Back Coffee on the first day of school, September 5th, from 8:35 AM to 10:00 AM on the school blacktop (or cafeteria if raining). This is a great chance to grab a cup of coffee, mingle with fellow McKenzie parents and peruse volunteer opportunities for the upcoming school year. To keep waste limited, this is a BYOM (bring your own mug!) event.
There will be a condensed version of this event for kindergarten families on Wednesday, September 6th from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.
- Come join us for our annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 10th on the school blacktop (or cafeteria/gym if raining)!
Learning Commons Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Wednesday, Sep. 6th, 3:30pm
649 Prairie Avenue
9/5/17 Kindergarten Teacher Meet & Greet
9/6/17 1st Full Day of School
9/6/17 Learning Commons Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
9/10/17 PTA Ice Cream Social
9/18/17 D39 Growth Mindset Parent Night
9/19/17 School Pictures
9/21 No School - Rosh Hashanah
9/22 No School - Teacher Institute Day
Safe Routes to School
The D39 Village Wide PTA Safety & Civics committee produced a fun video to ask kids and their parents/caregivers to respect the safety rules and guidelines around the schools. Over the course of the last 3 to 4 years Wilmette Police officers, cross-guards, bus drivers, PTA representatives gathered stories of incidents that happened at their school. With input from parents, and kids of all ages this video was created to communicate the most important safety guidelines that put everyone's well being at risk.