Welcome to McClure Elementary
for the 2021-22 school year
Dear Amazing Marshal Families,
Welcome to McClure Elementary for the 2021-2022 school year! Our McClure staff is thrilled to welcome back all of our returning Marshal families and meet all of our new families. It is going to be an exciting year full of memories, friendships, learning, and growth.
We are so excited for a new year and the opportunity to serve your family and welcome you on campus this year. One of the things we are looking forward to is creating a strong home-school partnership with you to ensure the experience is successful not only for your child, but for your whole family.
This will be my 17th year in education. I will have a son in 4th grade and a daughter in kindergarten here at McClure this year, and my oldest son will be in 7th grade at Cockrill Middle School. My husband is a high school football coach and educator at Braswell High School. Our assistant principal, Heather Piñero, will be in her 9th year of education. She is also a proud Marshal parent to a 2nd grader and an incoming kindergartner. Her husband works in the defense industry for Lockheed Martin Corporation. The experiences of having our own children attend McClure helps us see our school not only as educators, but also as parents.
Here at McClure, we focus first on building relationships. We work to ensure every one of our students feels welcome in our building, builds strong connections with our staff, and fosters healthy relationships with their peers. It is our goal that each class family develops a community feeling centered around positive relationships with their peers and our staff.
Academically, we focus on growth for every child. We teach the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Every student will be instructed in their grade level TEKS, but we go beyond this into small group time and differentiation where we focus on growing your child’s specific skills, whether through intervention or acceleration. Ultimately, it is our goal to develop the whole child: academically, emotionally, socially, and physically to build skills that will be used for a lifetime.
We know how important communication is and we will continue to work hard to ensure you have the best communication throughout this school year. Throughout the year, your teacher will stay in contact with you through conferences, phone calls, email, newsletters, Seesaw (K-2), and Canvas (3-5) and remind. Every Sunday we will send out our Marty's Memo -- an email with information about school-wide activities for the upcoming week, events that would be coming up in the next few weeks, and district news. This year I will be adding in a monthly video the first Friday of each month to connect more with our families. Our first video will be sent out on August 6th and will be based on connecting with our community and all things back to school!
Be sure to follow us on social media on our McClure Elementary website, McClure Elementary Facebook page, and on Twitter @McClureMarshals.
Another key to our success is strong parent involvement. First, we encourage you to join our McClure PTO. Our amazing McClure PTO is 100% focused on helping to support our students. Second, please volunteer! There are volunteer opportunities as frequent as once a week, or as infrequent as once a semester. No matter who you are, what your skill set is, or how much time you have to offer, we can always find a way for you to be involved. Please also follow our McClure PTO on social media on the McClure PTO website, McClure PTO Facebook page, and on Twitter @McClurePTO.
We want to personally thank you for your ongoing support as a parent and community member. Your feedback is valuable, important, and necessary. You are a partner in this process with us as we set out to provide the best education possible for our McClure Marshals.
Upcoming Events for our Marshals
Kinder Meet & Greet
Chalk the Walk Event
Welcome Videos from Our Staff - Friday, August 6th - 2:30PM
Included in this special video will be a welcome from the Art teacher, PE teachers, Music teacher, Counselor, Media Resource Specialist and Principals. We can't wait for you to receive your video!!!
Our staff will be working hard to create these special videos for you. Teachers will be sending out their videos to the students and families in their homeroom class on Friday, August 6, at 2:30PM.
Thank you for being patient as we work to send out videos to over 600 students. If for some reason you don't receive your video by 3:00PM, please email our assistant principal and me. We will send you your child's welcome video.
Heather Pinero- firstname.lastname@example.org
MISD to Provide FREE Breakfast & Lunch to ALL Students Again this Year
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. McKinney will be participating in the USDA waivers for free meals once again this school year. Healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost.
Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, income eligibility requirements will likely resume in the 2022-2023 school year. As such, McKinney ISD will process household applications during School Year 2021-2022 to ensure student eligibility for free or reduced-price meals during the first 30 days of the 2022-2023 school year
Starting on August 3rd, MISD will begin processing online applications, as well as accepting written applications. Food Service strongly encourages families to apply online this year, however, we will provide schools with paper applications. Every school will be distributed a minimal amount of paper applications for parents to pick up if requested. We are asking each school to communicate or post the following link in newsletters, social media, or other forms of communication http://www.mckinneyisd.schoollunchapp.com/
Resident District Manager
Visitors & Volunteers Welcome Back Into the Building - Friday, August 27th
We encourage parents to use these two weeks to complete your volunteer background check for the 2021-2022 school year.
Thank you for sharing your students with us each and every day. We look forward to seeing you visiting and volunteering in the building starting on Friday, August 27th.
PTO Membership Information
Studies have shown students do better in school when parents are engaged at school.
For more information about the McClure PTO please click the button below.
McClure Dad's Club
The McClure Dads Organization is a group of Dads that support many School and PTO functions, as well as several specific functions hosted by the Dads.
Our Mission Statement is to inspire children by being present, setting a positive example, and being supportive of education.
For more information about McClure Dads email us at McCluredads@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook @ McClure Dads
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 3:07PM
We Welcome Your Feedback, Comments, Suggestions & Appreciations -
Thank you for sharing your students with us each and every day! It is an honor and privilege to serve your family. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to support your family.
Jennifer Harrison- Principal
Heather Pinero - Assistant Principal
Home of the Marshals
Engaging the Head, Hearts & Hands