This is Mrs. Bolger with our McKinley Weekly update. Monday is Labor Day, so there is no school. This week our students will be going on PRIDE walks. PRIDE stands for being P Prepared, R Respectful and Responsible, I showing integrity, D Demonstrating Self Discipline, and E showing Empathy for our friends and family. Students will be learning about the McKinley Expectations of how students need to behave in the library, computer lab, cafeteria, on the playground, in bathrooms, and in the hallways. Students earn caught being good tickets from any staff member who catches them doing the right thing. We are proud of our Tigers. On Wednesday, we will kick off our annual chocolate fundraiser. Only students with signed permission slips will be allowed to sell the chocolate. Students will win prizes and it is a great way to contribute back to our school. All the money raised goes directly back to the students for PRIDE reward events, Student store- where students can use their McKinley Bucks, and it helps to defray some of our field trip costs.
Sports are underway and I look forward to our first scrimmage against Liddell on Sept. 12.
Parents thank you for showing your PRIDE in following our parking lot procedures. When everyone follows the rules we can get all the cars through the lot by 3:05. That is awesome for a school with over 900 students. Also, Mr. Tchaparian and I have created a mission for McKinley and that is: “Create an environment that supports a meaningful educational experience.” To that end as McKinley’s Instructional Leaders we will be in classrooms daily from 9- 11 or alternately from 12-2 to support that goal. If you need to see me or Mr. Tchaparian, please contact Ms. Kristine Leffel in the office and she will be happy to make an appointment.
Many parents seem to picking up students early from school. Your child misses out on instructional minutes when they leave early. Please schedule appointments after school or on Wednesdays when we dismiss at 1:15. Every minute counts.
On the technology end of things: The tablets will remain at school again this week and next. Please stay tuned for more information.
We hope you all are having a terrific weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday, September 2 at 8:15 sharp.
McKinley is proud to announce that we will be selling delicious World’s Finest Chocolate $1 candy bars (almond or caramel) from Wednesday, September 3rd to Monday, September 22nd. Profit earned goes towards student rewards, athletics, student body activities and much more! This fundraiser will benefit all our students.
Students must turn in a permission slip in order to sell candy. Students are not allowed to sell candy on campus due to the Wellness Act adoption. Therefore, we ask that students keep their candy at home. Any checks should be made payable to: McKinley Elementary. Thank you for your support!
PRIDE Walk, an opportunity for ALL McKinley students to learn specific behavior expectations about Tiger PRIDE at different locations on campus, will take place from Tuesday, 9/2 to Friday, 9/12. The days for each grade level are as follows:
- 6th: Tuesday, 9/2
- 5th: Thursday, 9/4
- 4th: Friday, 9/5
- 3rd: Monday, 9/8
- 2nd: Tuesday, 9/9
- 1st: Wednesday, 9/10
- K: Thursday & Friday, 9/11 & 9/12
A great way to be involved with your child's education is to have a conversation with him/her about PRIDE Walk after school the day his/her grade level participated.