McKinley E-Newsletter

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



CLICK HERE to download next week's calendar

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.


Volunteers Needed

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 jmason@cr.k12.ia.us if you are able to help or go to FALL FUNDRAISER SIGN UP.


For more details, CLICK HERE


We appreciate the support we get from our McKinley families in helping to make our fall fundraising campaign such a success.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL-BEHAVIOR INSTRUCTION WEBSITE

Includes Information on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Restorative Practices

STAY CONNECTED WITH MCKINLEY ON TWITTER

Follow McKinley on the following Twitter Pages

@CRMcKinleyMS

@McK_Activities

@McKinleyOrch

@mckempower

@McKiBand

@McKinleyPACT

@McKcounseling

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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.

STILL TIME TO ORDER MCKINLEY T-SHIRT

There's still time to order a McKinley t-shirt for yourself or student. The main office will be taking orders (black/heather only) through Friday, September 21. Cost is $10 (extra $2 per shirt for sizes 2XL and up).

School Pictures

You may order pictures of your student online through HR Imaging Partners. Their website is www.shop.hrimaging.com (or CLICK HERE). If you have questions or you prefer to order by phone, please call customer service at 815/433-1766.


PICTURE RETAKES - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS SURVEY

If you received a survey at the open house, please complete it and return to the main office. Thank you!

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

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Remind your student to check the announcement monitor for information on extracurricular activities.


  • 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.

LOOKING AHEAD

October 8 and 9: No School

October 15: PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm

October 16 and 18: Conferences

October 25 and 26: Fall Musical

SAVE HY-VEE RECEIPTS FOR MCKINLEY

Recently Hy-Vee presented award checks to all schools participating in the Cash 4 Students fundraising program. McKinley's check was for 1409.89! A huge thank you for all the students, families, and staff that turned in their Hy-Vee receipts. McKinley will continue in the program so keep saving your receipts! We will accept receipts from April 1, 2018 until March 31 of 2019. Feel free to drop off receipts this summer to the main office. For more details, please see the flyer below. Encourage family members, friends, and your co-workers to save receipts for McKinley, too! Thanks for your support.


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.

BACKPACK ACTIVITIES

Daughters of American Revolution Essay Contest - CLICK HERE for flyer


Mount Mercy University Cheer & Dance Kid's Clinic - CLICK HERE for flyer


Scholarship for 1 year of music lessons - CLICK HERE for flyer



CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL ACTIVITIES