McKinley E-Newsletter

May 25, 2018

NEXT WEEK'S CALENDAR

Monday, May 28

HOLIDAY (NO SCHOOL)


Tuesday, May 29

FIELD DAY


Wednesday, May 30

6th Grade to Kernels


Thursday, May 31

7th Grade to Backbone

8th Grade to Squaw Creek


Friday, June 1

Last Day of School (see below for dismissal times)


CLICK HERE to download/print weekly student calendar

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - JUNE 1

The last day of school will be an early dismissal day. Breakfast and lunch will not be served that day.


6th and 7th grade students will be dismissed at 11:15.


8th grade students will be dismissed after recognition ceremony (information below).

8TH GRADE RECOGNITION CEREMONY - JUNE 1

The ceremony will begin at 9:30 am. Students will be able to leave with parents after the assembly ends at about 10:30.


In an effort to protect the learning environment, access to the building will not be granted prior to 9:00 am. Parking is also at a premium so plan accordingly. Parking is not permitted at the Mercy Hospital parking lots or in the horseshoe in front of the building (as this will block the buses coming to pick up other students).


Thank you.

8th GRADE END-OF-YEAR CELEBRATION - MAY 31

As we prepare for the 8th Grade class celebration on May 31, just a reminder to please turn in your form as soon as possible (CLICK HERE)! $10 covers class t-shirt and lunch at the park but any donation is very appreciated.


We need volunteers for that day and a few donated items; CLICK HERE to sign up.


Questions? Please contact Brooke DeWolf, brookedewolf@gmail.com

Thank you for your support!


The 8th Grade Celebration Committee

SUMMER GARDEN WORK DAYS

The McKinley garden work time will be Monday nights 6 pm to 7:30 pm. This will start on Monday, June 4 and go to August 13.


Any families or students are welcome to come during that time to help and learn more about gardening.

SUMMER MEALS

Each year nearly 13,000 area students receive free and reduced meals at school. These children often go without 3 full meals a day during the summer.


The Summer Food Service Program, or Summer Meals, provides free meals to any child 18 or younger at seven area locations. Summer Meals Volunteers pick up meals from Horizons, deliver to a site, and distribute the meals to the children, making sure the site operates in accordance with USDA guidance and requirements.


The Neighborhood Meals & Enrichment Program also serves at St. Paul’s UMC (1340 3rd Ave. SE) daily to children, families and people of any age. Meals served M-F 12-1pm. The SPRINT program of enrichment is also available. The site operates in accordance with USDA guidelines and requirements.


Kids 18 and Under can receive free meals at the following sites from June 5-August 22

• Cedar Terrace, 1834 Gretchen Dr SW (off 16th Avenue near Stoney Point)

• Cedar Valley Townhomes, 3000 J St SW

• Five Seasons Mobile Homes, 3421 Blairs Ferry Rd NE (west of Walmart)

• Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W Willman St in Hiawatha

• Johnson School, 355 18th St SE

• Kirkwood Estates, 615 Miller Ave Dr SW (near US-30 and Kirkwood Blvd)

• Marion Public Library, 1095 Sixth Ave in Marion

MCKINLEY SUMMER BOOK EXCHANGE

Does your student want some awesome new (to your student) books to read over the summer?

Do you have books at home your student is not reading anymore that you want to get rid of?


Drop Off Date: Tuesday, May 29, in the Library

(students can drop off up to 10 books and get a coupon to get the same number of books the next day)


Pick Up Date: Wednesday, May 30, in the Library

(bring back your coupon on the 30th and get that number of new (to your student) books.


*This is a way to get more books to read for the summer

*Bring books suitable for middle school students (no damaged books)

*Maximum number of books to exchange: 10 (if you drop off more than 10 books, they will be considered a donation)

VOLUNTEERS FOR 7TH GRADE END-OF-YEAR FIELD TRIP ON THURSDAY, MAY 31

The 7th grade class will be taking an end-of-year field trip on Thursday, May 31, to Backbone State Park, 1347 129th Street, Iowa. CLICK HERE for map.


CLICK HERE to read the letter that was sent to families.


Buses will depart at 8:30 am from McKinley and return by 2:30 pm. Volunteers may ride the bus or drive their own vehicle.


We need 6-8 volunteers to help with the following:

*Volunteers on 3 hiking routes. We will take a group in the morning and a group in the afternoon---so 6 separate hikes

*Supervision at the beach lodge

*Help with setting up lunch

*Supervision around the beach and grassy areas

Food/water will be provided


All volunteers must have a volunteer disclosure statement card on file. I will contact you if you don't have a card on file and make arrangements to have one completed prior to the trip.


Thank you for your support.

WHAT'S NEW ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK

Tanager Summer Fest, June 2. CLICK HERE for more information.


Youth Sand Volleyball Opportunities. CLICK HERE for more information.


Flood the Run, August 11. CLICK HERE for more information.


Dance Classes. CLICK HERE for more information


FOR ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK, CLICK HERE