McKinley E-Newsletter

August 31, 2018

Calendar for Next Week

Monday, September 3

Holiday - NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, September 4

Auditions for Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Cross Country at Noelridge


Wednesday, September 5

Auditions for Beauty and the Beast Jr.


Thursday, September 6

Auditions for Beauty and the Beast Jr.

School Pictures

Volleyball v. Roosevelt, 7(A), 8(H)


Friday, September 7

1:20 pm Dismissal

Fall Musical Cast List Posted



CLICK HERE to download next week's calendar

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR MCKINLEY T-SHIRT.

Please have your student bring their money/order form to the main office on Tuesday. CLICK HERE to download order form. Money raised from sales of these shirts will go towards special events for students and families like the Leadership Academy, McKinley Halloween, Student Holiday event, etc… Thanks for your support and showing your McKinley Bear spirit!

LOVE TO SHOP ONLINE? MAGAZINE SALES IS MORE THAN JUST MAGAZINES!

Before we start promoting magazine sales to the students, we thought we would give you a sneak peek to the online catalog.


For those new to McKinley, magazine sales is McKinley's largest fundraiser. Funds raised will be used towards class trips at the end of the year. Even though we call it "magazine sales", the company we go through, Great American, sells much more than just magazines.


Take a moment and browse through their online catalog. Here's what to do:


Go to www.gastore.com (or CLICK HERE)

Click on "I'm Ready to Shop"

Enter the School ID number: 1426865; click on Next


If you want to just browse, click on "Skip this Step." If you are ready to purchase, type in your student's name. If you want your student to receive credit, you MUST type in his/her name.


After you click on "skip this step" or type in your student's name, it will bring you to a screen with all kinds of shopping options.


Remember, you can shop throughout the school year.

LEARNING LAB - STARTS SEPTEMBER 12 - IMC

Learning Lab is an after-school opportunity for students to complete homework or other classroom assignments. Tutoring assistance and access to computers will be available from 3-4 on Monday's and Wednesday's beginning Monday, September 12. Contact Mrs. Ditch or Ms. Kifletsadik with any questions.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR AUDITION INFORMATION

McKinley will be presenting the musical, Beauty and the Beast Jr., on October 25 and 26.

Auditions will be the week of September 4-6. Your student should contact Ms. Lange with questions.

MCKINLEY PARENT ACADEMY - SEPTEMBER 12 FROM 5-7 PM

30 minute sessions on Canvas, PowerSchool, Grading Practices, and SEL. More information will be forthcoming.

SCHOOL PICTURES - SEPTEMBER 6

School pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 6. Please have your student bring the HR Imaging order form that was mailed earlier this month. Pictures can also be ordered online through HR Imaging.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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


  • Robotics - information on how to join will be posted soon.


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.

REGISTER YOUR STUDENT'S BIKE WITH OFFICER ANNE

Officer Anne will need:


  1. Student's name and grade
  2. Make of bike
  3. Model
  4. Serial number
  5. Color
  6. Photo (optional)

LOOKING AHEAD

September 10 - PTA Meeting, noon

September 10-14 - Book Fair

September 12 - Parent Academy from 5-7 pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Check out McKinley's Volunteer Opportunities (CLICK HERE)

- Bear Paw Store

- Concessions

- Magazine Sales


CLICK HERE to read the August 17 Volunteer Newsletter

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

Iowa Sting Boys' Basketball - CLICK HERE for flyer


Iowa Geographic LIVE - CLICK HERE for flyer


Coe College Swimming Lessons - CLICK HERE for flyer


Girls Try Hockey - CLICK HERE for flye




CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL ACTIVITIES