September 14, 2018
Calendar for Next Week
FALL FUNDRAISER KICK-OFF (MORE INFO BELOW)
Monday, September 17
Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm
Beauty and the Beast Practice (3-5); principals only (Rm. 107)
Girls Soccer v. Excelsior at Franklin
Volleyball v. Taft 7(H), 8(A)
Tuesday, September 18
Beauty and the Beast Practice (3-5); principals/villagers (Aud.)
8th Football at Oak Ridge
Boys Tennis at Taft
CC at CPU Invitational
Wednesday, September 19
Learning Lab (IMC) from 3-4 pm
Beauty and the Beast Practice, Principals/Castle Chorus (Aud.)
Thursday, September 20
NO Play Practice
7th Football v. Prairie Black
Boys Tennis at Excelsior Red
Volleyball v. Franklin, 7(A), 8(H)
Friday, September 21
1:20 PM Dismissal
HipHop Dance, 3:00-4:30 pm
DJing Class, 1:35-2:35 pm
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FALL FUNDRAISER KICK-OFF
The fall fundraiser kick-off begins next week. Your student will be given a packet on Monday.
Money raised from our fall fundraiser helps fund field trips, purchase Bear Paw rewards, and assist with student and other classroom needs.
We will need volunteers the mornings of September 25 and October 2 to help process orders/count prizes. No experience necessary. Contact Jackie Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help or go to FALL FUNDRAISER SIGN UP.
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We appreciate the support we get from our McKinley families in helping to make our fall fundraising campaign such a success.
Includes Information on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Restorative Practices
MCKINLEY 6TH GRADERS RECOGNIZED
Police Chief Wayne Jerman, McKinley Middle School Resource Officer Anne Deutmeyer, and Cedar Rapids Community School District McKinley Principal Mr. Martinez recognized 6th graders Wyatt and Christopher for their efforts, through Boy Scouts of America, who assembled 70 emergency kits for each classroom. The kits can be used by teachers or students in the event that a child gets sick or there is another type of emergency.
The buckets are stacked with items to help teachers meet the need of students if they are locked in their classrooms or evacuated due to an emergency situation. The boys contacted area businesses and received donated items to be used in case of an emergency, including first aid kits, emergency blankets, water, toilet paper, paper towels, bottles of water, sugar packets, disposable gloves and wet wipes.
SAVE NOW, SAVE LATER: COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN PARENT GIVEAWAY
Dates: Sept.4th – Oct. 21st
Open to: Parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6-12.
Awards: Fifty, $1,000 deposits into College Savings Iowa accounts.
Requirements: Visit the Parent Handbook guide for important college financing information and enter contact information to register for a random drawing.
Start at: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SaveNow
- Hip Hop Dance starts 9/21 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm; students should see Coach Keylah
- Yearbook - If your student is interested in working on this year's yearbook, he/she should see Mrs. Fitzpatrick.
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy
Class: DJing 1:35–2:35 pm, grades 6-8
Class dates: Friday's from September 21 – November 9
Instructor: Troy Williams
Learn about the history of DJing from the 1980’s to the present. Experiment with equipment and techniques to entertain at all types of events from school dances, to clubs and radio. Come with your favorite genre of music to add to the mix! Also come with an open and creative mind to invent and polish your own style! Sign up in Main Office.
SAVE HY-VEE RECEIPTS FOR MCKINLEY
How is the Money Spent?
Money from the Hy-Vee Cash 4 Student program is used towards purchasing items for the bear paw store. For those new to McKinley, we believe in acknowledging students for exemplifying the BEAR way. Our positive acknowledgement system centers on the use of BEAR paws. Students can use BEAR paws for various incentives including pizza parties on Friday’s as well as purchasing items at the BEAR paw store.