McKinley E-Newsletter

October 13, 2017

CALENDAR FOR NEXT WEEK

Monday, October 16

Learning Lab, 3-4 pm, IMC

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

Robotics, 3-5 pm


Tuesday, October 17

Robotics, 3-5 pm

Conferences, 3-9 pm (see below for more information)


Wednesday, October 18

Learning Lab, 3-4 pm, IMC

Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band Auditions, 3-5 pm


Thursday, October 19

Conferences, 3-9 pm (see below for more information)


Friday, October 20

1:20 pm Dismisssal

Marching Band/Study Table

Teen Reachout, 1:30 pm in Room 319

Hip Hop at 1:45-2:45

Robotics Meet at Harding



CLICK HERE to download/print weekly student calendar


CLICK HERE to download Peter and the Starcatcher Rehearsal Schedule

PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER

Tickets for Peter and the Star Catcher will go on sale Monday, October 16. They can be purchased in the main office. Tickets will also be sold during conferences.


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.

Volunteer Opportunity

If you or you know someone who might be interested in helping us catalog and box up books, contact Jackie at jmason@cr.k12.ia.us. Flexible on days/time. Thanks you!

7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball

7th grade boys basketball will start on Monday. Coach Andrew Tower will have 7:30 am morning practices. You can contact Mr. Tower at atower@cr.k12.ia.us


8th grade boys basketball will start on Monday. Coach Stan Hughes will have practice after school. You can contact Mr. Hughes at shughes@cr.k12.ia.us

MAGAZINES SALES FOLLOW UP

Thanks to all who participated in this year's fundraiser. We raised about $5,000 for the school. Don't forget you may order magazines, sports tumblers, etc. throughout the year. CLICK HERE to go to the online store. Click on shop now. McKinley's ID # is 1426865. This information is on the McKinley website. Go to Resources/Parents/Magazine Sales. Thank you for support.

Robotics Tournaments


MEET SCHEDULE FOR 2017-2018

All meets start at 5 pm unless noted

Friday, October 20 at Harding Middle School

Friday, November 10 at Taft Middle School

Thursday, November 16 at Kirkwood Reg Center at Univ of Iowa in Coralville

Thursday, December 7 at Cedar Rapids Public Library

Thursday, December 19 at Regis Middle School Cafeteria


League Championship on Saturday, January 6 at Denver Elementary School, Denver IA (start time has not been determined)

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Conferences will be held on October 17 and October 19. Parents will be able to book a date/time beginning Monday, October 2, at 6 a.m. CLICK HERE to sign up. The link will also be on the website. Parents will be able to meet with two teachers. If parents wish to meet with more than two teachers, they should e-mail/call the teacher(s) after conferences are over to schedule a meeting. Exploratory teachers will be available for drop-in visits on conference dates. You will need your student's ID number.


CLICK HERE for information on how to check your student's progress in PowerSchool. It's also a good resource for explaining Learner-Centered Assessment.


Band Parents: To meet with Mrs. Driskell, CLICK HERE to sign up.

WHAT'S NEW ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK

MOvMENT DANCE COLLECTIVE CLASSES

CLICK HERE for detauks


FOR ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES ON VIRTUAL BACKPACK, CLICK HERE