McKinley Mustang Newsletter
A Note from Mrs. Larson
- PCS Elementary School Reopening Guide
- Zoom Recording of Elementary Parent Hybrid Webinar (Feb. 4, 2021)
- PDF of Slideshow from Elementary Parent Hybrid Webinar (Feb. 4, 2021)
- Board Resolution on Reopening Criteria (Jan. 26, 2020)
- CA Dept of Public Health Reopening In-Person Guidance (Jan. 14, 2021)
Take the Elementary Family Survey of Instructional Model Preference
Supporting our Latinx Community here at McKinley School
McKinley will be hosting this artwork in our front Quad area to support our Latinx community.
Artists from Los Raizes Collective from within the Roseland district of Santa Rosa have created visuals that will resonate with our Latinx Sonoma County brothers and sisters to see this vaccine as a messenger of healing, hope, and opportunity. This pandemic has taken its toll for too long on our mental health and taken too many lives along the way from our community.
We will spread the artwork broadly starting at 8 AM on Valentine's Day Sunday 2/14 throughout the Roseland community in Santa Rosa on Sebastopol Road between Stony Point Road and Dutton Avenue. Three peaceful VW buses full of posters of various sizes, lotería cards, and tape will be strategically located on geographic perimeters of this area.
The scope of the event has expanded, as loving ideas always do, to include several more towns in Sonoma County including Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Windsor, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, and Sonoma.
This visual display will be peaceful, healing, and loving on Valentine’s Day but will also agitate and provoke discussion about disproportionate health inequities that plague our Sonoma County Latinx communities. This is a public health issue and only by building trust in the coronavirus vaccines will we be able to defeat coronavirus and begin the process of healing as one unified community.
Please share this broadly, show up and join us. I will send a follow-up email closer to Valentine’s Day with the appropriate contact people for your respective Sonoma County town and the logistics of where to meet them, pick up posters, lotería cards, and tape.
Go Fund Me: Latinx Art
Brian Prystowsky, MD
Bilingual Virtual Bingo Night
This Friday, February 19th at 5pm!
You are invited to a free Bilingual Virtual Bingo Night next Friday, February 19th at 5pm.
Win great prizes like gift cards to Fruta, El Roy’s, Hector’s Pizza and more! Hector’s Pizza has offered McKinley families $10 off a Large or X-Large pizza the night of the event.
For Zoom credentials and details on how to get your bingo cards and your coupon click here.
Children are welcome!
Bingo Night Details
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
To read more about the history: https://asalh.org/about-us/origins-of-black-history-month/
The theme of Black History Month 2021 is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.
Feb. 1st - 5th Come by McKinley to write a quote on our front patio from important Black leaders.
Feb. 8th - 12th Be inspired by a Black artist and create your own version of their famous artwork. Mrs. Larson will have materials if you need them and she would love for you to bring the art to the school so she can display it.
Feb. 15th - 19th Celebrate Black literature by reading books from Black authors and sharing them with your class. Special read aloud on Wednesday, February 17th @ 6:30 pm. (date and time are subject to change).
Feb. 22nd - 26th Celebrate Black Poets and be inspired by their poetry by writing something of your own to share. Mrs. Larson will create a special slide show of all the student work turned in for the month.
A Special Message for our 3rd through 5th Grade Families
The Staff Appreciation Committee Needs Your Help!
If you are able to, send your contributions to Lisa Baker through Venmo: @teacher-appreciation-234, donate on the PTA website by selecting the "Staff Appreciation Fund" on the donation form, or drop off cash at the school office by this Friday, February 19.
The suggested donation is $10, but donations of any size are appreciated.