McKinley Minutes

Weekly Updates from Mrs. K

January 8th, 2021

Upcoming Events

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Teacher Feature - Mrs. Rudd

I have always felt a calling to work with people and help make a difference in this world. In High School, I believed that I wanted to be a nurse...but after my first volunteer experience in a nursing home, bed pans and sponge baths, I shifted to teaching. (ha ha)

I love teaching! Every day that I get to work with children is a great day!

I truly believe there are no bad days in school. Watching kids learn, strive, grow and figure things out, especially the hard things, brings me immeasurable joy. I appreciate and am thankful that I also get to work with other such equally dedicated and awesome people

(my McKinley Family). Although I’ve been at it for 35 years, I can still honestly say teaching is still the best and most rewarding career for me!

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When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, and getting away to beautiful places where there’s water and a beach:))

I also enjoy reading, cooking and gardening in my free time.

I became a “Nana” in October 2019, and so hanging out with my grandchildren has become my absolute favorite pastime!

Let's Keep Everyone Healthy and Our School Open

We are so happy to be able to give parents the choice for in person instruction for their children. Working together we can ensure that schools stay open. We are asking every family to please do the following:

1. Screen your child for symptoms each morning before sending them to school.

2. Keep your child home for at least 3 days if they are not feeling well - sick children should not be at school regardless of the cause of the illness.

3. Keep the lines of communication with the school open - we all want what is best for your child and working together we can accomplish that!

Because of the nature of our current reality, it is critical that our nurse’s office knows of any pre-existing medical conditions of your child, particularly if the symptoms might mirror those of COVID19. For example, if your child has asthma or seasonal allergies, he or she might frequently sneeze, have a runny nose or a cough. We can better support your child if we are already aware of a pre-existing condition. Please call us if this applies to you.

Please keep children at home if anyone in the household is awaiting test results

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Cooking Up Cooperation

In this challenge, every family member will be in charge of one dish for tonight’s dinner. Work together to plan the meal, then make room for one another in the kitchen as you all take a task and prepare something to savor for tonight’s collaborative meal.

Work together to plan the menu ahead of time or get creative and make each part in secret and see how they come together!

Our Staff

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