McKinley E-Newsletter

November 2, 2018

Calendar for Next Week


Monday, November 5

EMPOWER Book Club

Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm

McK News Team (IMC)

Classic Edition Singing Auditions

Girls Swimming vs. Franklin/Linn-Mar Black @WHS


Tuesday, November 6

Classic Edition Singing Auditions

Boys Basketball vs. Taft 7(H), 8(A)

Band Concert; 6th at 6:30 and 7/8 at 7:30


Wednesday, November 7

Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm

EMPOWER Book Club

Project HOPE

Classic Edition Dancing


Thursday, November 8

Project HOPE

Classic Edition Dancing

Boys Basketball vs. Franklin 7(A), 8(H)


Friday, November 9

Classic Edition Results

Robotics Meet at Harding

1:20 pm Dismissal




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Our 8th grade boys basketball team traveled to Oak Ridge on Tuesday and they represented themselves and McKinley very well. The Oak Ridge Principal thanked the team and told them they were some of the most respectful boys he had ever met, as well as being one of the best dressed teams he had seen. Several people commented to Coach Hesh on how well dressed they were. They might not have won that particular game but they came out ahead in other very important ways! Congratulations to Coach Hesh and all those McKinley Bears!

CLASSIC EDITION AUDITIONS

Classic Edition is an extra-curricular, competitive show choir made up of 56 male and female 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from McKinley Middle School. If there are any questions, please see Miss Lange


Classic Edition Singing Auditions will be November 5 and 6

Classic Edition Dancing Auditions will be November 7 and 8


CLASSIC EDITION FAQ'S



BARNES AND NOBLE BOOK FAIR ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Everyone who makes a purchase at the Cedar Rapids location and says McKinley when they pay, a percentage of your purchase will come back to McKinley. Spread the word!

SAFETY FIRST

Please remind your student to take care when walking to school and boarding the school bus. When walking to/from school, remind them to use crosswalks and walk on the sidewalk and not the street.

6TH GRADE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Empower Book Club - Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 3:45 pm. See Mrs. Swanson for an application. First meeting will be Monday, November 3, at 3 pm in Mrs. Swanson's room.


Project Hope (through University of Iowa). Project Hope is a career education club that will give your student the opportunity to explore interests and how they relate to STEM careers. Students will get to explore through hands-on activities, such as a Jeopardy game, an interest "party" and a field trip to the U of I. Students should see Mrs. Wilson (room 200) for a permission slip. Meeting dates are Wednesdays and Thursdays in November from 3-4:15. CLICK HERE to download a flyer

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

7th and 8th GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL CONCESSIONS


Please consider helping sell concessions and popping popcorn at McKinley sporting events. It is a perfect opportunity to be involved at McKinley. The concessions are set up so you can watch the games, too. Please see the signup below. Go Bears!


***If you are interested in volunteering please complete and return the required volunteer form to Jackie Mason, Volunteer Coordinator. Once on file, you will not need to complete another one.


E-mail Jackie at jmason@cr.k12.ia.us with any questions.


7TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL CONCESSIONS SIGN-UP


8TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL CONCESSIONS SIGN-UP

COLD WEATHER IS COMING

The weather is turning cold. 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.

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