McKinley Elementary Newsletter

April 2022


Apr 4 - Vision Screening

Apr 5 - PTC Meeting 6:30-7:50 PM, McKinley cafeteria

Apr 6 - Evening Conferences (regular day of school)

Apr 7 - Conferences (NO SCHOOL)


Apr 12 - Restaurant Fundraiser @ Five Guys

Apr 29 - NO SCHOOL, Staff Development

*Every Wednesday is a 1 hour late start at 8:50 AM - the other days 7:50 AM

lost & found

Our Lost and Found is overflowing!! Anytime after school, you are welcome to come and peruse the lost and found to look for any of your child's items. Conference days (Apr 6th from 3PM-7PM and Apr 7th from 7AM-7PM) would be a good time to take a look as well.

All of these items will be donated when school is out in June.

Parent Teacher Community


~ PTC Monthly General Meeting 2021 – 2022 ~

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 / 6:30 – 7:30 pm

School Library, McKinley Elementary School, Zoom virtually

Childcare will be provided

Agenda includes

1) Principal Report,

2) Read-A-Thon Results,

3) Restaurant Fundraiser,

4) School Garden,

5) Discuss Library Budget,

6) Nominees for Executive Council,

7) Color Run Prize,

8) Parent Conferences,

9) New Business

Agenda is full and may be limited to discuss each topic as needed

Have questions? Reach out to us through the email below:

~ What’s Happening April 2022 ~

Restaurant Fundraiser, April 12th

Five Guys on Commercial St between 4pm-7pm will be donating a

percentage of their revenue to McKinley ELementary. You must

mention you are with McKinley Elementary

Teacher Appreciation / Conference Week

Give a big thank you to the teachers of McKinley for all their hard work!

PTC for the 2022 - 2023 School Year

Interested in learning more? Please come to this general meeting to

learn more about what we do and how you can become more involved!

PTC officers: Jason Tei, Lea Hinchcliff, Sarah Phillips, and Becky Tei

Questions? Visit or contact the PTC exec team at

Pre-Registration All grades 2022-2023

Online Pre-registration Instructions:
  • Go to the District Website
  • Click “I am a parent”
  • Enter your ParentVUE User Name and Password ‒
  • Select 2022-23 from the drop-down menu and click “Begin new registration”
  • If you have an incoming kindergartener to register, after you pre-register your current school age children, you will click add a new student.

If you have questions, please contact the McKinley Office 503-399-3167 or email or



Students must be five years old on or before September 10

Register online at the Salem Keizer Website .

What you need to have available:

  • Proof of age (birth certificate)
  • Proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement)
  • Immunization records



APPLY NOW FOR 2022-2023

Applications for Head Start, Preschool Promise and Title PreK will be available April 1, 2022

Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 10, 2022.

Preschool Office

1850 45th Avenue NE• Salem, OR 97305


For more information on tuition, fees, times visit the district website

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5th Graders soon to be 6th Graders

Welcome, Incoming 6th grade Families!
We are excited to have you join the Leslie lion family this coming fall. We are reaching out to let you know about some exciting opportunities and special events to help your child transition to middle school. We also have opened up our 6th grade sign-up form and are asking that all families complete this form by April 15th. This form will allow you to sign up for 6th grade Lion Camp, summer sports camps, full year electives, and a locker if you will need one.
Leslie MS 22-23 6th Grade Sign-Up Form
Please mark your calendars for these important dates:
  • 6th Grade Open House Wednesday, May 11th, 6-7 pmIncoming 6th graders and their families are invited to visit Leslie, meet teachers, take a tour, and learn more about some of the exciting opportunities available to middle school students.
  • 6th Grade AVID Informational Meeting Wednesday, May 10th, 7-7:30 pm
    This meeting is for incoming 6th graders who are applying to the AVID elective class. More information on applying to AVID will be coming out soon.
  • 5th Grade Visits Last Week in May
    5th grade feeder schools are visiting Leslie for a tour and presentation by Leslie leadership students.
  • 6th Grade Lion Camp August 15-19, 9 am-12 pm
    Please see sign-ups form for details. Everyone is invited!
  • Leslie Sports Camps First 3 weeks in August
    Please see sign-ups form for details. Everyone is invited!
  • 6th Grade First Day of School Tuesday, September 6th
We are looking forward to meeting you soon!

Jennie Madland, Principal, Leslie Middle School


Salem-Keizer Public Schools is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using their preferred email address and phone number.

Download the app or log into the ParentSquare web portal using the contact email used for your child’s school.
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SafeOregon – Report confidential safety concerns

Salem-Keizer Public Schools partners with SafeOregon, a confidential tip line that gives students, parents, schools and communities a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence.

Saxon Youth Footballs for Girls

We are looking for girls to get involved in Saxon Youth Football. We will be offering Girls Flag Football Fall of 2022. You can see if you like the game by participating in our spring development program called Saxon Saturdays, which will take place all 4 Saturdays in May. Go to to register.

Humane Society Camp Paw Paw


Thanks to the USDA’s Seamless Summer Option, we will be able to feed all students breakfast and lunch at school for free this year.

Lunch Menus Food Services will not be printing lunch menus to send to the schools. They will post on each schools website, as well on the District website. They are having a hard time getting anything on a consistent basis and cannot depend on suppliers to have what is needed. The food chain/Supply and Demand is ever flexing.

Click on the menu below to go to the district food service page for a current montly menu.

2021-22 updated DISTRICT CALENDAR - click the calendar to go to the website for details


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School hours: 7:50AM - 2:20PM (M,T,Th,F) 8:50AM - 2:20PM (Weds Only)

Doors open at 7:35AM

Office 7:30AM-3:50PM

Address: 466 McGilchrist St SE Salem OR 97302

Phone: 503-399-3167