McPherson News for Sept. 10, 2023

Remembering 9/11

The day that changed our world. Let us remember the valor of those we lost—those who innocently went to work that day and the brave souls who went in after them. Also, let us be ever mindful of the courage of those who grieve for them, and the light that still lives in their hearts.

Principal's Message

Hello McPherson Families,


This week we are recognizing "Start with Hello" Week to promote a welcoming and inclusive school culture. Also, Tuesday, 9/12, is picture day for Kindergarten-5th grade students. Elementary students may wear free dress for Picture Day.


We will also kick off our annual PTSA fall fundraiser this week. Be on the look out for more details coming out on Wednesday.


Meteors ROCK - we are Responsible, Organized, Caring, and always Keep us Safe!


Have a great week Meteors,


Dr. Brenna Godsey

Principal

PICTURE DAY - KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH

Free and appropriate dress for Kindergarten through 5th grade for PICTURE DAY on Tuesday, September 12th. Our new picture vendor is Pictures with Class. Elementary students may wear free dress for Picture Day.


You can order online at www.pictureswithclass.com. The online PASSWORD FOR ORDERING IS 0007407IN.


PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY IN ADVANCE, AS THIS IS A PREPAY EVENT AND PAYMENT IS DUE ON OR BEFORE PICTURE DAY.


MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, 6TH-8TH, WILL NOT BE TAKING PICTURES ON THIS DATE. MIDDLE SCHOOL PLEASE WEAR YOUR McPHERSON UNIFORM. MIDDLE SCHOOL MAKE-UP PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN ON MAKE-UP DAY ON OCTOBER 10th.

McPherson Education Foundation - September Meeting

Thank you to the amazing team of volunteers who pitched in to help at the Foundation Wristband Booth at the Orange Street Fair! It was a great success and the Foundation brought in more tip donations this year because of you!

Come join us at the September foundation meeting to learn more about how you can help support the STEM focus at McPherson.

September 12th Foundation Meeting in room 500 at 7:00 PM

meet.google.com/mtu-oaig-ght

Interested in learning more? Fill out this form and a member of the Foundation will reach out to you. https://bit.ly/MEF_Interest

Ice Cream Sales - Will Start After School on Monday, September 11

We will be selling ice cream starting this Monday, September 11. Ice Cream will be sold at the FRONT GATE ONLY, at 2:00 pm and at 2:55 pm. Stop by and purchase some "Yummy" Ice Cream.

PTSA INFORMATION

PTSA SOCIAL - Join the McPherson Magnet PTSA board at Chapman Crafted to get to know the board and other fellow parents. Food Truck and Beverages will be available for purchase (not included). Limited availability for our private room, please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Adults only are strongly encouraged!

Event Date: Sep 15, 2023

Event Time: 5:00pm- 7:30pm

Event Location: Chapman Crafted- 123 N Cypress St, Orange, CA 92869

Purchase tickets here - https://my.cheddarup.com/c/mcp-social


FALL FUNDRAISER - The PTSA is launching the Fall Fundraiser this Wednesday, September 13th. The PTSA is raising funds for Meet the Masters, the Music Program, Teacher Classroom Supply Grants, and fun community activities throughout the year. We chose Fund Hub as the online giving platform this year because it is easy to use and over 90% of the funds raised come straight back to the PTSA. Be on the lookout for an email detailing all the exciting prizes and information on how to get started!

Family Dinner Night - Wahoo's or Bruxie's - 9/13


This month we will have TWO CHOICES FOR FAMILY DINNER NIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. Please stop by either Wahoo's or Bruxie's in Old Town Orange.


PLEASE TAKE ATTACHED FLYER(S) WITH YOU

WAHOO'S - 11:00am to 8:00pm (Will donate 20% to McPherson)

Located at 234 W Chapman Avenue, Orange

BRUXIE - 9:00am to 9:00pm (Will donated up to 20% to McPherson)

Located at 292 N Glassell St, Orange

The fundraising profits go to purchasing classroom supplies for all students!!

Interested in Middle School Cross Country Race??

Attention all Middle School Students!

This year the OUSD is hosting a Middle School Cross Country Race on Wednesday, October 25th at 2 PM at Villa Park High School. The course is 2 miles. Interested students should email Ms. Manion at lmanion@orangeusd.org.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN DRIVE THROUGH LANES

Many parents have been parking and exiting their cars while in the drive-through lanes. Please remember to park in a parking spot if you need to exit your vehicle. Also, do not drop off students across Palmyra as it is dangerous for them to cross the street without a cross walk. Parking in the drive-through lanes in the middle of the parking lot is prohibited. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PARK YOUR CAR IF YOU NEED TO LEAVE YOUR CAR FOR ANY REASON.

Hello Week - 9/11-9/15

McPherson is participating in Start with Hello Week on September 11 – 15. During Start with Hello Week, we will engage in school-wide activities and opportunities that encourage everyone to build a welcoming and inclusive school culture. Please look at the schedule below, as well as the attachment for more information about our activities during this week.


Monday, September 11 – Hello Day! Greet people by their name and say HELLO!

Tuesday, September 12 – Post-It if it’s Positive Day! Leave a positive message for someone on a Post-It Note in class.

Wednesday, September 13 – Random Acts of Kindness Day! Do something kind for someone at school and encourage others to do the same.

Thursday, September 14 – Mix it up Day! Play with someone you do not usually play with and make a new friend.

Friday, September 15 – Wear Green Day! Wear green to promote Unity and Inclusivity.


If you would like to send your student(s) a free and fun surprise Hello Gram, please print a copy of the attachment below, fill it out and bring it to the main office by Thursday, September 14. There will be printed Hello Gram copies in the main office for parents/guardians to fill out as well. Please contact Ms. Keiser with any questions.

MIDDLE SCHOOL E-SPORTS STARTING SOON

Middle School E-Sports club starts Tuesday from 3-4 in Mr. Turner's room. All 6-8 grade students are invited to come and play for fun and compete! The club meets every Tuesday after school. We will host several middle school tournaments this year and compete against other middle schools!

City of Orange - Movie in the Park

The Nightmare Before Christmas is being shown at El Camino Real Park 400 N. Main Street on Friday, September 22. Lawn Seating 6:00pm & Movie 7:00pm. See the flyer attached for all the details.

McPherson Wellness Center

We are developing the McPherson Wellness Center for the support and well-being of all students on our campus. If you would like to support us with purchasing any of the items on the Amazon Wish List or Target Wish List. The Links are listed below, we would appreciate your kindness and assistance.


Amazon Wish List Link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Q0D5VI9UVBOC?ref_=wl_share

Target Wish List: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/mcphersonwellnesswishlist

PTSA BIRTHDAY MARQUEE

It is always fun to post a special message for your child's birthday. You can purchase Birthday Marquee messages now at - https://my.cheddarup.com/c/map-birthday?cart=558b524f-dfb5-4dff-b5ee-620c1d38e040%21%2159728133


All birthday marquee messages must be purchased by the Wednesday prior to the week you are requesting.

Welcome Back McPherson Families! My name is Trinh and I'm your school Box Top for Education Coordinator.

Our school is participating in Box Tops, which means that you can earn cash with the products you already buy to help our school earn money for classroom supplies. We need your help, collecting Box Tops to earn cash for McPherson. Each one is worth 10¢! Everyone’s participation is helpful. Let's work together to give our students what they need to succeed — and see how much we can earn this year!

Here's how you can help:

· If you haven't done so already, download the Box Tops app on your smartphone.

· Buy Box Tops products, scan your receipt with the Box Tops app within 14 days of purchase and earn for McPherson with every Box Tops product you buy. The earnings through the application are recognized immediately.

· Our school will get a check to spend on classroom supplies. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE STUDENT & TEACHER’S NAME UNDER “GIVE CREDIT MEMO.”

· Refer your friends, family and other parents in the school to sign up for Box Tops. You'll earn Bonus Box Tops for our school when your referral scans their first receipt!

· Turn on notifications in your Box Tops app to get scan reminders and stay updated on special offers, new products and opportunities to earn for our school. Go to your Communications Settings by tapping on the person icon in the upper-right corner of the app.

· If you shop online, you can earn with your digital or email receipt, too.

MCPHERSON MAGNET SCHOOL | School ID: 227368

If you have trouble scanning your receipts, please email Trinh a copy of the receipts immediately. Thank you for your support of the Box Tops Program and McPherson! We couldn’t do it without you!


Trinh Guevara
Box Tops Coordinator
trinhandcarlo@gmail.com

UPCOMING DATES

September 11-15

Hello Week


September 12

McPherson Education Foundation Meeting - 7:00pm/Room 500


September 13

Family Dinner Night - Wahoo's or Bruxie's

PTSA Launching their Fall Fundraiser


September 15

PTSA Social @ Chapman Crafted


ATHLETIC SCHEDULE FOR SOCCER

August 28th -September 8th Team Formation/Practice


GAME SCHEDULE

All Games Start at 3:00 PM

Monday, September 11th

McPherson Girls @ Cerro Villa Girls

Cerro Villa Boys @ McPherson Boys


Monday, September 18th

McPherson Girls @ Portola Girls

Portola Boys @ McPherson Boys


Monday, September 25th

Yorba Girls @ McPherson Girls

McPherson Boys @ Yorba Boys


Monday, October 2nd

McPherson Girls @ El Rancho Girls

El Rancho Boys @ McPherson Boys


Monday, October 9th

Santiago Girls @ McPherson Girls

McPherson Boys @ Santiago Boys