McKinley Monthly

August 2019

Hello McKinley Community!

Happy August! A quick thank you to all who participated in the School Perceptions Survey in spring. I appreciate the feedback and will use it in setting our goals this year. I hope you have been enjoying the summer! It is passing quickly so as we enter August, I want to brief you on the upcoming school year.

We have switched over to a new communications system called Infinite Campus and hope to solve any glitches early. Here are some bullet points of important information:

  • Please look for an email from the district informing you of your Infinite Campus login. Infinite Campus will be your portal for important information including report cards. You also will be able to update your contact information in Infinite Campus should anything change. *We are waiting on information from the district to know when you will be able to view teacher assignments. If it is not available on Infinite Campus by August 16th, we will send the teacher assignments to you via email.

  • The next McKinley email to watch out for will be the online registration forms. When you receive the online registration forms, please fill them out as soon as possible: one form for each child. As of today, Infinite Campus is not ready to accept online payments for school fees, but when that changes, we will let you know. Online payments would be ideal for the office side of things, but we will accept checks or cash during our Back-to-School Celebration on August 28th since we know the convenience fee might be a burden for some families.

  • Families of incoming junior kindergarten (JK) students will receive a Signup Genius link from JK teachers next week Tuesday, August 6th. If you have a child starting JK this year and you do not receive a link, check your SPAM first. If it is not there, contact the office: 414-773-1500. (We have a waiting list for a.m. JK. If your child is enrolled in a.m. but you don’t mind p.m., please let us know ASAP.)

  • Important PTO information will be coming soon as well!

  • Click on this link to the school supplies list

  • Check out below - important dates and Back-to-School Celebration information.

Please contact me or Charlotte in the office if you have questions that are not answered here. Also, please speak to your neighbors and ask if they received this email and to contact us if not.

As we move forth through August, enjoy the sunshine and beautiful weather! I have enjoyed seeing many of you in the community these past weeks and am looking forward to our school year together!

Mrs. Hoffmann

***Date to Remember***

Aug 16 - Google Registration Form sent out

Aug 16 - Classroom Assignments sent out

Aug 28 - All-School Back to School Celebration

● Food trucks available 4:30-7:30 p.m.

● Tours for new families from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

● Faculty welcome and celebration 5:30-5:45 p.m.

● Meet the teacher 5:45-6:30 p.m.

● SK-5th - Parent information sessions 6:30-7:00 and 7:00-7:30 p.m.

● JK - PTO will present a welcome session in room 12 from 6:30-6:45 p.m.

Sep 2 - Labor Day (schools closed)

Sep 3 - First Day of School for SK-5th

Sep 3 - First Day of School Parent Celebration

Sep 3-5 - JK Jump Start Conferences

Sep 6 - First Day of School for JK

Sep 10 - Picture Day

Sep 12 - PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Sep 17 - McK Neighborhood Meeting - New Building at 6 p.m. in school gym

Sep 26 - McKinley Mile

Volunteer Application


Right at School - Fall Registration


Be in the know! Check out the McKinley and community flyers on our website!

Visitor/Sign-in System

All Wauwatosa Schools have updated their Raptor systems to sign in visitors and volunteers. Please be aware that all visitors and volunteers will need to have their drivers' licenses scanned in again with this new software. Thank you for your help with this transition.

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Office Max / Office Depot Gives Back

This year Office Max and Office Depot stores are offering local schools the opportunity to partner in a fundraising activity. For McKinley, 5% of all purchases made by parents or teachers for the entire year will be donated to the school in the form of a merchandise credit. Our master ID # is 70113794.

* * Tosa Cares * *

Tosa Cares is a local, non-profit organization located in Mount Zion Lutheran Church that helps families with food donations and so much more. Here are the dates for the monthly food distributions. You are encouraged to contact Linda Ertel before you come either by email Tosacares​ or phone 414-861-4725, or you can just show up on one of these dates.

2019 dates:

August 10th

October 5th

November 23rd

Tosa Cares is also always looking for donations of food, or cash. There are three permanent donation sites/times which you can find on their website:

Here is a list of the most needed items:

  • ​Cereal
  • Nonperishable fruits, vegetables and juices
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Spaghetti sauces and noodles
  • Pastas and rice
  • Canned protein, such as chicken, tuna and beef stew
  • Snacks such as granola bars, crackers, popcorn and cookies
  • Packaged dinners, especially those with meat
  • Hearty soups
  • Toilet paper, diapers, baby wipes, paper towels and tissues
  • Personal care items such as shampoo, hand soap, lotion and toothbrushes and tooth paste
  • Dish soap and laundry soap
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