Week of March 23rd
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McClure PTO Information
Let's Help Out if We Can...
Happy Saturday, Marshals!
We know there is a lot going on in our world that we cannot control and many of us want to help out in some way. The Samaritan Inn in McKinney is a homeless shelter that supports McKinney and persons affected by homelessness. During this time, they are in need of our support. The PTO Board, with support from our administrative team, has worked to come up with a plan to help support this organization. Attached you will find a list of items they need.
There are three ways to help:
1) Item donation - use the porch drop off locations listed below and these items will be taken to their location
2) Amazon donation
3) Financial donation
1) The following porches are open for drop off:
6900 Norman Rockwell Lane
401 Rough Creek Drive
2) Amazon purchase:
Purchase items directly through Amazon that will be delivered to them if this is a better option for your family. The link for their wish list is below but also feel free to order items from the attached list and have them sent to them. Their address is: 1514 N. McDonald St. McKinney, TX 75072
3) Financial donation
Anything helps! Let's show them the kindness that our school has for the community around us! Thank you for your help and support.
Resources for Students/Parents
In addition, there are many great resources being shared and compiled. We have added additional links here:
Thank you Mrs. Hamilton for sharing these resources. Families can access this site all year long!
Encourage Students to Read 20 Minutes A Day
As you have heard, McKinney ISD schools will remain closed through Friday, April 3, 2020, in an effort to support the community, region and nation’s need to slow the spread of COVID-19. This action follows advice from local, state and national health authorities.
McKinney ISD will use the week of March 30–April 3, to reassess whether there is a need to extend the suspension of normal district operations beyond April 3, and will communicate a decision to the public at that time.
McKinney ISD will remain flexible, as we roll out our long-term plan for instructional continuity, and as we continue to navigate the many details of this unprecedented situation. Although our buildings remain closed to the public, we will continue to provide academic and social-emotional enrichment resources for our students and families. (See Below) McKinney ISD will communicate how students and families will be able to access those resources online beginning tomorrow, on Monday, March 23.
Teacher directed online learning for McKinney ISD students is scheduled to start on Monday, March 30, and the district will provide more information to parents and students about that process during the week of March 23–27.
We will stay connected with you through our normal communication channels, and we ask that you please visit the McKinney ISD homepage atwww.mckinneyisd.net and the McKinney ISD Facebook page to receive the most current and accurate information about this extended closure and McKinney ISD’s response to the COVID-19 health concern.
We wish to express gratitude to our entire community of families, staff, volunteers and community partners for your patience and support during these uncertain times.
McKinney ISD Communications Department
Cellular & Internet Services Available for Students
The following cellular and internet companies have made efforts to facilitate families with access to the internet in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Please see below for the following information that has been collected. Contact the companies directly to confirm the services they can provide your family during this time.
Free internet for students:
Altice internet providers Suddenlink and Optimum are offering 60 days of free internet service for households with K-12 or college students. Internet speeds are up to 30 Mbps if you do not already have access to a home internet plan. To sign up, call 1-866-200-9522 if you live in an area with Optimum internet service, or call 1-888-633-0030 if you live in an area with a Suddenlink internet service.
Spectrum/Charter offers 60 days of free internet service to new customers. Families can call Spectrum at 1-844-488-8395 and give their home address to confirm that service is available to them. If this is an area that Spectrum services, they will do the installation, provide the modem and 60 days of internet service, all for free. After the 60 days, the family can cancel (they can also cancel at any time) or they will be charged the introductory rate fee.
Other options for internet service:
Sprint COVID-19 response offers unlimited data to existing customers and starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Sprint will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. By March 18: Customers with metered data plans will receive unlimited data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost. Sprint will provide customers with an additional 20GB off mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost. Beginning March 18, through April 1: Customers with mobile hotspot-capable handsets, who don’t have mobile hotspot today, will now get 20GB as well per month for 60 days (a minimum of two bill cycles) at no extra cost. Contact Sprint customer service at 1-844-764-8359.
T-Mobile COVID-19 response offers ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data, with unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming) and coming soon (date not announced), T-Mobile will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. For more information, contact customer service by dialing 611 from your T-Mobile or Metro phone.
Comcast COVID-19 response offers free WiFi for 2 months to low-income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time.
For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. Contact customer service at https://www.xfinity.com/support/contact-us.
Comcast response Comcast Xfinity currently offers its Internet Essentials program free for two months to new customers. The internet provider is also automatically increasing speeds for all Internet Essentials customers. Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots are also open and free to use by anyone.
AT&T COVID-19 response All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data. Additionally, we’ll continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program. We’ve expanded eligibility to Access from AT&T to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start.
Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers at this time.
McKinney ISD Communications Department
- The 10 Year Celebration scheduled for April 9 is cancelled. We will be finding a time to celebrate.
- Special Olympics Date Change - Now Thursday, May 14th
Breakfast is served at 7:30AM - 7:50AM
Tardy bell rings at 8:00AM and morning announcements begin
Dismissal bell rings at 3:00PM
Shop & Support McClure Elementary
This year McClure Elementary is excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!
Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!
Get started today:
1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
2. Select McClure Elementary from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!
3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!
There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!
Thank you for your support!