McKinley E-Newsletter

October 27, 2017

CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 23

Learning Lab, 3-4 pm, IMC

Girls Who Code, 3-4:20 pm, IMC

Girls Swimming vs. Franklin & Harding at WHS


Tuesday, October 24

Robotics, 3-5 pm


Wednesday, October 25

Learning Lab, 3-4 pm, IMC

Chamber Orchestra Auditions, 3-5 pm


Thursday, October 26

Peter and the Star Catcher, 7 pm (see below for more information)


Friday, October 27

1:20 pm Dismisssal

Marching Band/Study Table

Teen Reachout, 1:30 pm in Room 319

Hip Hop at 1:45-2:45

Peter and the Star Catcher, 7 pm (see below for more information)



CLICK HERE to download/print weekly student calendar


CLICK HERE to download Peter and the Starcatcher Rehearsal Schedule

WHAT DOES THE PTA DO, ANYWAY?

McKinley PTA funds ‘extras’ for students and staff like:

-Snacks for kids during the Iowa Assessment tests to help them perform at their best

-Staff appreciation on conference nights and education week in May

-Support of Special Projects including:

    • McKinley Food Bank

    • Betsy the Therapy Dog

    • 6th Grade Family Night

    • The Mindfulness Room

McKinley PTA facilitates an army of volunteers:

  • McKinley PTA partners with school administration to facilitate an army of volunteers for school fundraisers and outreach. Examples include:

    -Variety Show (spring talent show fundraiser for the arts)

    -Magazine Sales administration

    -Concessions sales

How Can I Help?

  • Join the PTA! Help out and have a say in what PTA supports

  • Donate to PTA! Every contribution is tax deductible and helps fund projects and events that wouldn’t happen otherwise

Contact us: pta.mckinley@yahoo.com

BOOK FAIR NOVEMBER 7-14

The book fair will be open from 7:30-8:00 am and 2:40-3:15 pm, November 7-14.


Profits from the book fair go towards purchasing new books for the library. Our collection of books keeps growing. New books have accounted for 213 check outs since September 1.


Beginning November 1 you may order online (CLICK HERE). This is great for families with older or younger siblings at home. There is also a wider selection of books to choose from.


Book Fair will be open during the band and orchestra concerts on November 7 and 14.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Don't forget to purchase your tickets for Peter and the Starcatcher. Tickets can be purchased at the main office.


Performance Dates: Thursday, October 26, and Friday, October 27


Performance Time: 7 pm


Cost of Tickets: $5.00 each (children 5 and under are free--must sit in parent's lap). All seats are reserved.

FLEXIBLE SEATING FOR THE IMC

As our library advisory group has been meeting and as groups have come into the library one thing that keeps coming up in conversation is the need for more seating. Our library advisory group has found some chairs that are not only appealing to our McKinley teens, but are easy to move, stack and clean. That will allow us to adapt the space in the library as needed for meetings and other events.


Please share this link (CLICK HERE) with those who might be interested in making a donation. Thank you.

WHAT'S NEW ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK

Skate for Your School (October 1-April 30, 2018)

Show your school spirit and skate for your school. Every Friday, 1:30-5:00 or 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Cost $5 per skater. The CR Ice Arena will donate $1.00 back to your school when you show your ID. CLICK HERE for more information.


Big & Little Paint Your Pet, November 2, 6-8 pm

CLICK HERE for more information


Hidden in Plain Sight, Community Event to Prevent Substance Abuse, October 19

CLICK HERE for more information.


Trunk or Treat at Perfect Game Fields, October 30 from 5:30-7:30 pm; FREE to the public. CLICK HERE for more information.


Sylvan Study Skills. CLICK HERE for more information.


Holiday Assistance Programs. CLICK HERE for more information.



FOR ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK, CLICK HERE