Marty's Memo

Week of August 26th

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How Kind is McClure?

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Sign Up for Text Message Updates from McClure Elementary

If you previously registered using McClurePar you are signed up. If you were not successful with McClurePar, you can now register with McClureP2. Instructions are included below.

Back to School Parent Information

Please use the button below to access the 2019-2020 Back to School Parent Packet including a welcome back letter from Mr. Arend.

McClure 2019-2020 Student Handbook

Please use the button below to access the student handbook and review. The final page of the handbook should be completed and returned to your child's teacher by Friday, August 30th.

McClure PTO Information

The Fun Run is BACK!

Click here for more information

Crape Myrtle Run - Sept. 28th

Keep McClure’s winning tradition alive!!

MAKE MR. AREND KISS THE PIG!!!

Sign up for the Crape Myrtle Run TODAY!

Saturday September 28th at Boyd High School.

1 mile Fun Run, 5K and 10 K

Family participation in the Crape Myrtle Run has become a McClure Tradition! Help us keep the Championship trophy at McClure by having the most families sign up for the race. Don’t forget to list McClure as your school. Invite your friends and family to join you and ask them to list McClure as the school. Also, see Mr. Arend and Coach Hood kiss the pig if we win the participation award! Remember there will be lots of free family fun after the race with bounce houses, a petting zoo, free prizes and more! Let’s show McKinney ISD our McClure spirit!

See you there Marshals!!

https://www.mckinneytexas.org/1836/Crape-Myrtle-Trails-Run

Nurse Notes...

Please see the notes before from Nurse Jessica...


No Tolerance Policy

MISD has a no tolerance policy for students being in possession of medication of any kind. If students need medicine at school, please contact Nurse Jessica for the form that must be completed. The medicine must be delivered to the clinic by an adult on the student’s contact list. You can reach the school nurse by emailing her at jegreen@mckinneyisd.net or calling the clinic at 469-302-9445.


Change of Clothes

We encourage all students to keep a change of clothes (top, bottom, socks and undies) in a baggie in their backpack in the event of a bathroom accident, spill, etc. There are no clothes kept in the clinic this year per MISD policy. If your child needs a change of clothes during the school day, and does not have one, a parent will need to bring it to school.


Albuterol Statement

Due to the changes in legislature this summer, Albuterol will no longer be a stock medication in the school clinics in McKinney ISD. If your child experiences signs and symptoms of reactive airway or asthma and does not have their own supply of medication in the clinic, in the event of an emergency, EMS/911 will be called to treat your child.


**Any 911 call results in the student needing to leave campus for the remainder of the school day, either with 911 or parent/guardian.**


***COMMUNICABLE DISEASES/CONDITIONS EXCLUSION FROM SCHOOL ***


To protect students from communicable illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while contagious. If a parent suspects that his or her child has a communicable or contagious disease, the parent should contact the campus nurse so that other students who might have been exposed to the disease may be alerted according to Department of State Health Services. Students should be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.


The guidelines below have been developed for the exclusion of students who have communicable or contagious diseases.


A student with any of the following symptoms must be excluded from school until such time as the student is free from symptoms.


  • Temperature of 100.0 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry (Texas Administrative Code)
  • Vomiting (not related to a single event such as gagging, positioning, mucus, running after eating, or eating spicy food) Student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication before re-entry
  • Diarrhea, of two or more loose or watery stools; all students must be diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of medications before re-entry (Texas Administrative Code)
  • Pain and/or swelling at angle of jaw
  • Undetermined rash over any part of the body accompanied by fever
  • Under diagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp
  • Red, draining eyes
  • Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection
  • Open, draining lesions or wounds
  • Jaundice
  • See McKinney ISD Lice guidelines
  • A vaccine preventable illness in question will require a physician’s note for re-entry (pertussis, mumps, measles, etc.)
  • For any infection, antibiotics must be taken for a minimum of 24 hours prior to re-entry to school.


A physician’s letter to readmit to school will not supersede the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

A certificate of the attending physician attesting that the child does not currently have signs or symptoms of a communicable disease or to the disease's non-communicability in a school setting; may be deemed necessary for reentry into school.

Week of August 26th

(Bolded items reflect events for students/families)


Kickoff The Week with Kindness!


Monday, August 26th - Alpha Begins Today

Alpha - 4th and 5th Grade - Bus departs McClure at 8:45AM

Alpha - 1st Grade - 12:45

Alpha - 2nd Grade - 1:45


Tuesday, August 27th - Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirt every Tuesday throughout the school year.

Alpha - 4th and 5th Grade - Bus departs McClure at 8:45AM

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Siefken's Room - 3rd Grade

M&M 2.0 - Leadership Team Meeting - 10AM - Conference Room


Wednesday, August 28th

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Siefken's Room - 4th Grade

Staff Meeting - 3:30PM - Library


Thursday, August 29th

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Siefken's Room - 5th Grade

Room Mom Volunteer Training - During Grade Level Planning Times - In Grade Level TLs Classroom (Location Updated)


Friday, August 30th - Proof of Residency Updates & Signed Student Handbook Page are Due Today. (Handbook is linked above)

Siefken will be off campus - IC Meeting

Alpha - 3rd Grade - Bus departs McClure at 8:40AM

McClure Elementary Night at the Stadium - See Image Below - 6PM

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Week of Sept. 2nd

Monday, Sept. 2nd - Student/Teacher Holiday


Parents are welcome to being eating lunch with their children this week.


Tuesday, Sept. 3rd - Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite college shirt every Tuesday throughout the school year.

Alpha - 4th and 5th Grade - Bus departs McClure at 8:45AM

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Siefken's Room - 3rd Grade

M&M 2.0 - Leadership Team Meeting - 10AM - Conference Room

McClure Team Leader Meeting - 3:30PM - Siefken's Room


Wednesday, Sept. 4th

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Siefken's Room - 4th Grade

Staff Meeting - 3:30PM - Library


Thursday, Sept. 5th - Twitter Task Thursday (Click Link for Details)

Collaborative Team Time - 7:30AM - Siefken's Room - 5th Grade


Friday, Sept. 6th

Wear Your McClure Spirit Wear Today

Fun Run Kick Off Rally - See RSVP Below - 8:05AM

Alpha - 3rd Grade - Bus departs McClure at 8:40AM

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Daily Schedule

Doors are open daily at 7:15AM (North Entrance Carpool Drop Off)

Breakfast is served at 7:30AM - 7:50AM

Tardy bell rings at 8:00AM and morning announcements begin

Dismissal bell rings at 3:00PM

2019-2020 Recess/Lunch Schedule

Click Here to See the McClure Recess/Lunch Schedule

Specials Rotations

Click Here for the McClure Specials Rotation Schedule

Shop & Support McClure Elementary

This year McClure Elementary is excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!


Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

Get started today:
1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
2. Select McClure Elementary from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!
3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!

Thank you for your support!

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