Superintendent Communication: October 20, 2023
Happy Homecoming Class of 2024!
Cold and Flu Season Approaching
Duniway Service Day
This week, Duniway students fanned out across the city to give back to the community in various acts of giving. The event is intended to build connections among the school and greater community and help foster an understanding of volunteerism.
The bi-annual event included forays to the Community Garden, MSD Family Resource Center, Mac Fire Department, YCAP, American Legion hall, Miller Woods, McMinnville Library, Evergreen museums, Head Start, MacHub and many more.
Great Oregon Shakeout
On Thursday, students across the district (pictured, Willamette first graders in Kendra Rutten’s class) practiced what to do if the Cascadia Earthquake happens during school hours.
Want to prepare for home safety, too? Click here to start planning.
Teens & Fentanyl: What to Know
Fake pills containing deadly doses of fentanyl are in our community according to local public health officials and law enforcement.
With a long weekend coming up for kids next week, now might be a great time to talk with your teens about the danger.
Click here for tips on talking with your teen about fentanyl.
Conferences are Next Week!
- Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4 to 8 p.m. (regular school day)
- Thursday, Oct. 26, 12 - 8 p.m. (no school for students)
- Friday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m. - noon (no school for students)
Check your ParentSquare messages for more information and slightly different conference times for middle and high schools.
NOTE: Due to the shortened school week for conferences, there will be no Brockett Bulletin next week. See you Nov. 2!
Craft Night Registration
Don’t forget to sign up your crafty children for the McMinnville Library’s Craft Fair. Registration opens next Tuesday, Oct. 24 and runs until Thursday, Nov. 9 or until all spaces are filled.
Find more details under the blue Peachjar button on your school website.
Next Step in Parks Planning
The McMinnville Parks & Recreation department is moving to the next phase of creating an Open Space Plan for city parks.
Part of the work so far was surveying the community on what they’d like to see over the next 20 years in Parks & Recreation. Now they’re asking the community to prioritize the projects on the list.