McKinley Minutes

Weekly Updates from Mrs. K

February 19th, 2021

Upcoming Events

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PTA Fundraiser Starts Today

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Teacher Feature - Mrs. Cranfill

My own children inspired my teaching career. I loved helping in the classroom and one of their teachers told me to go back to school and get my teaching credential. That was 20 years ago and it was the best decision. I get to go to work every day and help children learn, play and grow.

Kindergarten is such an amazing grade to teach. They are so open to learning and progress. Some days are challenging but when I see that “lightbulb” go on; it is all worth it.

I feel so lucky to be teaching at McKinley! This is a special place; the staff, the families and students are all so dedicated and supportive. Teaching is so rewarding and being at a school like McKinley makes it even better!

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Outside of school, my husband and I spend a lot of time in Lake Almanor. We like to take trips when we can; especially to the ocean, watch the Giants play and I enjoy gardening and taking walks. We have two sons who also live in Chico. They are talented musicians and often get together and make music.

In September of 2019 my oldest son had Medley; our granddaughter. She definitely has changed our lives. She is amazing and I try to spend as much time with her as I can!

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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Register New Kindergarten Students for the 2021-2022 School Year

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Registration and enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year will begin March 2nd and will be online through our school website. If you are unable to enroll online, please call the school office (846-5686) to schedule an appointment for registration assistance.
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A Kind Face

Ask your child about a friend or family member that they feel like they haven’t talked to in a while. Brainstorm 2-3 kind things that they feel about that person and then call them up and let them know! Better yet, video call them if you have access so they can see your smiling faces while you share.

Challenge yourself to reach out to one adult in your life and do the same. Call your cousin or your aunt or your friend that you haven’t reached out to in awhile and give them the kind gift of time.

Our Staff

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