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Week of January 11th-15th

Amazing McClure Families-

We had a great week and enjoyed being back with our Marshal students.

This coming week we will begin our MAP testing for middle of the year assessments. All students in K-5, including virtual students, will be taking the MAP Growth tests. This test measures what students know and what they are ready to learn, regardless of their grade level. It provides teachers with an opportunity to use the scores to inform instruction, personalize learning, and monitor the growth of individual students. Please refer to your teacher's newsletter for the dates they will be taking their MAP tests over the next few weeks.

Please keep in mind that MAP Growth scores are just one data point that teachers use to determine how a student is performing, but we do encourage all of our students to do their very best to meet their personal goals. Please encourage your child to take their time and do their very best on this assessment. We appreciate all you do to support them and our staff!


Jennifer Harrison

Week of January 11th-15th

Monday, January 11th

    • Kindness Day- Wear your favorite kindness shirt

    Tuesday, January 12th

    • Wear College Gear

    Wednesday, January 13th

    • Walk to School Wednesday - Walk or bike to school, or find some time to walk or bike outside today!

    Thursday, January 14th

    Friday, January 15th

    • Spirit Day - Wear your McClure Spirit Wear!
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    January - School Board Appreciation Month

    Amy Dankel (PRESIDENT) was elected to Place 4 on the MISD Board in 2011.

    Mrs. Dankel moved to McKinney in 1997 and has served as a public school educator for 22 years, the last 10 of which were in McKinney Independent School District serving at Finch Elementary School and Eddins Elementary School.

    She and her husband Roger have been married for 29 years and are active members of Stonebridge United Methodist Church. Roger works for Simpson Strong-Tie. Their two children were educated in McKinney Independent School District. Nick graduated from McKinney North High School in 2008 and graduated from the University of Colorado, majoring in Astrophysics. Stephanie graduated from McKinney Boyd in 2010 and graduated from Clemson University, majoring in International Health and Spanish.

    Mrs. Dankel earned a Master of Education majoring in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Millsaps College.

    She cites a deep feeling of responsibility to give back to a school system and community that has given so much to her and to her family as her major motivation for serving on the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees.

    Friendly Attendance Reminders

    Parents can email absence notes directly to

    Attendance is taken daily at 8:15am. Students can be counted tardy up until 9:15am.

    MISD Laptop Fees for 4th & 5th Graders- Extended

    **Fee Extended through January 21, 2021

    McKinney ISD requires an Annual Usage Fee of $30 ($15 for free and reduced lunch) for the use of laptops in the 1:The World program for students in grades 4-12.

    This annual fee will cover the first incident of accidental damage, theft, fire, water damage or vandalism with no deductible. Subsequent incidents over the life of the computer will incur a $125.00 deductible per incident.

    This is just a reminder that if you haven’t done so already, this fee can be paid through the Home Access Center using a credit or debit card or cash or check payments can be made in person on campus.

    Please note that if you pay through the Home Access Center (HAC), you will need to disable pop-up blockers on your browser, and you may not be able to pay from a mobile device.

    If you have questions, please contact Holly Morrison at

    Interested in Serving as an MISD Crossing Guard?

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    McClure 2020-2021 Student Handbook

    Please use the button below to access the student handbook and review. The final page of the handbook should be completed and returned to your child's teacher by Thursday, Sept. 3rd if you are returning to "in-person" instruction. For convenience, or if you chose for your child to learn virtually, there is a digital signature option.

    Tech Support...

    Parents and students, visit the new Help Desk site for answers to help you with the most frequently asked laptop questions: Zoom, Login/Password Issues, Hardware/Software questions, Printers, Proxy and FAQs.

    Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

    Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

    To enable social distancing and an easier experience for the parents, we recommend that parents use the online application option, which is open at The online application is also usually quicker to process.

    PTO Membership Information

    McClure PTO is a group of parents (moms and dads) working in partnership with school staff to help keep families informed and involved.

    Studies have shown students do better in school when parents are engaged at school.

    For more information about the McClure PTO please click the button below.

    McClure Dad's Club

    The McClure Dads Organization is a group of Dads that support many School and PTO functions, as well as several specific functions hosted by the Dads.

    Our Mission Statement is to inspire children by being present, setting a positive example, and being supportive of education.

    For more information about McClure Dads email us at or look us up on Facebook @ McClure Dads

    Daily Schedule

    Doors are open daily at 7:15AM (North Entrance Carpool Drop Off)

    Breakfast is served at 7:30AM - 7:50AM

    Tardy bell rings at 8:00AM and morning announcements begin

    Dismissal bell rings at 3:07PM

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