McKinley Elementary Newsletter
August - McKinley bond construction project - school grounds closed to public
Aug 16 - McKinley Office open to public- call first to confirm we are at McKinley 503-399-3167
Week of Aug 30- letters from teachers arrive at student's homes
Sept 7 - Back to School Night 5:00PM-6:30PM
Sept 8 - 1st Day of School for 1st -5th grade *Late start Wednesday
Sept 8-9 - Kindergarten assessments - pre scheduled appointments
Sept 10 - Kindergarten email with class/teacher assingments
Sept 13 - Kindergarten smooth start for students with last names beginning with A-L
Sept 14 - Kindergarten smooth start for students with last names beginning with M-Z
Sept 15 - 1st Day of School for Kindergarten *Late start Wednesday
Sept 28 - Picture Day
Oct 7th - Fun Run! Yes, this is a THURSDAY!
*Every Wednesday is a 1 hour late start at 8:50 AM - the other days 7:50 AM
NEW SCHOOL HOURS
EVERY Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday7:30 Breakfast available in cafeteria (free to all students)
7:35 Doors Open for all students
7:50 School Starts- tardy bell rings
2:20 School Ends
8:30 Breakfast available in cafeteria (free to all students)
8:35 Doors Open for all students
8:50 School Starts- tardy bell rings
2:20 School Ends
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Salem Child Development Center (SCDC) will be providing the before and after school care at McKinley for the 2021-22 school year. You can learn more about their organization and the services they provide by calling them at 503-363-9821 or clicking on their name above.
FUN RUN IS BACK!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED....
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7TH
Yay, McKinley PTC is hosting the annual Fun Run this year! This is a FUN opportunity to volunteer. Important requirement for ALL volunteers: Make sure you have your background check up to date. They are good for 5 years. Click here to submit your backgroud check right now, today. These can take up to 3 or 4 weeks to process so please fill yours out ASAP.
There will be limited volunteer opportunites available this year. Field trips will be one of those volunteer opportunties. One of the favorite field trips is the Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch. In order to be ready to volunteer for that in October, you need to submit your background check today.
3 BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS
1. Teach the Importance of Washing Hands
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs at school is to teach your kids just how important it is to wash their hands throughout the day. Let them know that it’s especially important to wash their hands:
· Before eating
· After sneezing or coughing
· After playing outside or with toys, which can harbor bacteria
2. Get Back Into a Regular Bedtime Routine
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that kids between the ages of 6 and 13 get nine to 11 hours of sleep, so plan your child’s bedtime to account for earlier mornings. Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial to your child’s health and ability to learn and play at school.
3. Plan a Visit to Your Family Doctor
Make sure your child is up-to-date on any immunizations and get flu vaccine
NEW CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - 3 TIMES A YEAR
· October 20 – NO SCHOOL – Elementary Conferences 7:30 am-7:30 pm
· October 21 – NO SCHOOL – Elementary Conferences 7:30 am-7:30 pm
· October 22 – NO SCHOOL
January 31 and February 1
· January 31 – NO SCHOOL – Elementary Conferences Hours TBA
· February 1 – NO SCHOOL – Elementary Conferences Hours TBA
· April 6 – YES SCHOOL - Elementary Evening Conferences 2:30-7:30
· April 7 – NO SCHOOL -Elementary Conferences 7:30 AM- 7:30 PM
· April 8 – NO SCHOOL
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
Parents are encouraged to administer medication to their children before and/or after school hours. When a child must take any medication during school hours and a parent cannot be at school to administer the medication, the parent must obtain a "Daily Medication Administration Record" form from the school. This signed written request is submitted along with the following:
- The original container with the label containing the name of the medication, dosage, time interval, and method of administration. Prescription medication containers must include the physician’s name and written instructions or prescription label.
Please do not send medication with your student. All medications (even nonprescription cough drops) must be kept in the school office unless special arrangements have been made.
If your child needs medication at school, please bring it in to the office at Back to School night, Sept 7th 5:00 PM - 6:30PM or during the first week of school.
Year at a Glance
- 1st Tuesday of most months - PTC Meeting 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
- 2nd Tuesday of most months - Take Out Tuesday - fundraisers at local resturants
- October 7th - Fun Run
- November 29- Dec 2 Book Fair
- November thru February OBOB (Oregon Battle of the Books)
- February 28-March 4 - Read-A-Thon
- March - Spaghetti Feed
- June 3 - School Carnival
SEPTEMBER MEALS MENU
Free lunches and breakfast will be available to all McKinley students.
Click on the menu below to go to the district food service page.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS FOR 2021-22
COOL THINGS -click on flyers below for more information
2021-22 DISTRICT CALENDAR - click the calendar to go to the website for details
HOW DO I STAY CONNECTED?
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School hours: 7:50AM - 2:20PM (M,T,Th,F) Wednesday Hours 8:50AM - 2:20PM
Doors open at 7:35AM
Address: 466 McGilchrist St SE Salem OR 97302