Mac Memo - McLean School Newsletter

January 2021

News From the Principal

We hope you had a great break and we are excited to get back to our routine!


Attendance Procedures

Please call the office at 973-8250 to report absences so we can record things correctly. If you are leaving for an appointment, you will call and let us know of when you leave and return. Just like you would do if you were picking them up at school.


Full Remote BOE Meeting

The next meeting to discuss Full Remote is scheduled for Monday, January 11. Until then, we will remain at Full Remote Learning for all. You can join the meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Cox Channel 20 or by following this link www.usd259.org/wpstvonline


Magnet Enrollment

Please click the link for applying for a magnet school for 21-22 School Year. https://www.usd259.org/magnet

If you are a current magnet student, you do not need to apply again to stay at McLean. 5th grade students must apply to a middle school magnet program - you do not need to apply for your neighborhood Middle School. Siblings of current McLean students must apply to have them considered for McLean next year. Please contact Mrs. Graves with any questions about the Magnet program at McLean or in the district. The deadline for applications is February 19, 2021.



We are committed to providing a safe, welcoming place for our students. We are still together, even though we are in the virtual learning world.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Graves

Dates to Know

Jan 4 - Classes Resume Virtually

Jan 7 - Magnet Showcase 5:30 - 7:30/online

Jan 11 - BOE meeting 6:00

Jan 12 - PTA 6:30/Teams

Jan14 - Remote Learning Materials Pick Up

Jan 18 - No School MLK, Jr. Birthday

Jan 22 - No School Non-Teaching Duty Day/End of Semester

Jan 25 - Learning Model Change Day

Feb 2 - PTA Spirit Night/Chick Fil A

Feb 24 - Feb 26 - Spring Conferences

Remote Learning Materials Pick Up

Remote Learning Materials Pick Up

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 9:30am-6pm

2277 North Marigold Lane

Wichita, KS

We will have our Remote Learning Materials Pick up. If we are back to Face to Face learning at that time, it will just be for our My School Remote families.


We will know more on Monday, January 11 after the BOE meeting.

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From the desk of Ray Hall...PTA President

PTA will have a regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 using Microsoft Teams. You’ll receive a link to join the meeting in an email in the days before the meeting if you are a member. Please call the school at 973-8250 if you would like to become a new member. We’ll be making plans for Spring events and getting reports on our financials, as well as hearing from Mrs. Graves.

Our November meeting was well attended and we hope to see/ hear more parents at this next meeting. We have already funded multiple requests from staff, including purchasing a new blower for our custodian, Mr. Ramon, to keep our spaces clean and dry, and a subscription to a learning service that will be used by all students in the science classroom. In December, PTA also provided all staff members with Chipotle gift cards to use for a tasty meal in place of our usual Holiday Luncheon.

In February, PTA will be supporting staff with a catered lunch during conferences. Last fall families provided individually wrapped snacks and soft drinks for staff to enjoy while they were at the school for the long days of video conferences.

Finally, if you ordered a McLean T-Shirt and have not been able to pick it up, we will have them available at the school within the next couple of weeks.



Executive Board for 2020-2021

President - Ray Hall

Vice President - Andrea Johnson

Secretary - Shannon Proffitt

Treasurer - Janell Carr


PTA Meeting Dates - Meetings will be on TEAMS at 6:30 p.m.

· January 12

· February 9

· March 9

· April 13

· May 11



Follow us on Facebook! We will communicate important events, due dates, and urgent volunteer needs. www.facebook.com/McLeanPTA

Questions/Comments? Contact PTA President Ray Hall by email at droneshot@gmail.com or call (316) 308-3385. You can also call the office at 973-8250.