November 2020

Principal's Letter

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” - Denis Waitley

While the holiday season is full of hustle and bustle, it is also the perfect time to slow down and reflect on the people around us that make life so great. Showing gratitude is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. It acts as a lens through which we view the world and helps us concentrate on all of our blessings, both big and small.

In anticipation of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take this time to thank YOU, our McGregor family and friends. Without your support, compassion, flexibility and grace we would not have been able to get through these past few weeks. A lot of sacrifices have been made by many people. I want to commend our staff, parents and students. No one likes the precautions. No one enjoys wearing masks or remaining six feet away from a hug. However, life is more enjoyable when we are all together. Fortunately enough, we have the opportunity to share precious moments with your children.

Please know that you make our lives and the lives of your children more bountiful everyday. We appreciate you!


Principal, Rachael Novak, ED.S.


Hello Stallions!

Face masks are not just for adults. To help limit the spread of COVID-19, children over the age of 2 should also wear masks when out in public.

Take the time to teach your child that along with frequent handwashing and physical distancing, wearing a face mask correctly and consistently not only protects our friends, it also shows respect, kindness, and caring.

Nurse Graver is actually very impressed by how responsible the students are being when wearing their masks. Every once in a while we need little reminders. I thought I would share this picture of my favorite dog Captain showing us how to properly wear our masks.

Keep wearing your masks….We can do this!!!

Be safe,

Nurse Graver


Our 2020 McGregor School Veterans Day Observance

On Tuesday, November 10, McGregor students in Grades K-6 will be participating in a virtual assembly in honor of Veterans Day.

We are asking all students to dress in red, white, and blue to add to our celebration. At 10 AM, the students will be viewing a video collection of all of our traditional songs in their own classrooms. The collection also includes introductions to the songs by some of our fifth grade students, who volunteered to take on that special responsibility to explain the historical framework of each song. The fourth grade classes, under the direction of Ms. Urie, Mrs. Re, and Mrs. Ross prepared patriotic reader’s theater selections to add to our celebration.

Although we are unable to honor a specific veteran and highlight their story of service, the collection also contains videos recognizing all veterans and their service to our country. The link to our virtual assembly will be sent to parents as well, to share with those family and community members who have so faithfully attended this special assembly in the past.

We invite all to reach out to thank a veteran for their service!


  1. November 2nd - Grade Cards Mailed
  2. November 3rd - No School (Election Day)
  3. November 4th - School will be in session. (Remote Wednesday)
  4. November 10th - Veterans Day Observance (Wear Red, White, and Blue) Virtual Assembly at 10 AM
  5. November 23rd - 24th - Parent Teacher Conferences
  6. November 25th - November 29th - Thanksgiving Break. School Closed

Spirit Wear

Hello McGregor Families,

The Parent Club has been hard at work picking some great designs for this year's Spirit Wear Sale. The annual Spirit Wear Sale starts now and ends November 9th, 2020.

We hope you love the designs!

Stallions Rock!

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Family Night Information

Join us via Zoom or Facebook Live (partnerstoledo) for an evening of hands-on family fun through our College & Career Ready, Set, Go program. This virtual event will focus on energy-related careers and will be hosted by Frank Kocjancic, an engineer at BP/Husky Refining. It takes place on Tuesday, Nov.10 at 6:30.

When you register, we will mail your family a kit of hands-on supplies and take you through some fun experiments that give you a taste of a day in the life of a geologist, an engineer and other careers in the energy industry. There is no cost for the event or the materials.

Each family who registers will be placed into a drawing for $50 in gift cards.

College & Career Ready, Set, Go works in 17 local schools to help middle schoolers build skills for success and explore lots of exciting career pathways. To register, click on this link:

I hope this helps. Is there anything else that I promised?


Mark Schrock

Educational Specialist and Data Manager

College and Career Ready, Set, Go

Partners in Education


Annual Student Registration

All families are required to go online and complete this process. If your student is new to the district, visit the New Enrollment Page on the WLS website. If your student is already enrolled in the district, click on the Returning Student Registration link. You will need your WLS Powerschool Parent ID and Password. If you do not have please call me and I will give it to you.

This process replaces the paper forms that have typically been sent home the beginning of the year. If you need assistance, call the office at 419-473-8279.


NOVEMBER 23 & 24, 2020

Monday, November 23rd from 8:00 am -7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 24th from 8:00 am -11:00 am

Success in school is dependent upon the relationship between the home and school. It is important that our staff meet with each child's parent/guardian to discuss their progress.


Conferences will be virtual this year and your child's teacher will reach out with sign up information. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher or the office.


Parents please call the attendance line if students will be absent and leave a message.

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3535 McGregor LN
Toledo, OH 43623


Mrs. Rachael Novak, ED.S.

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