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Exciting News for McKinley’s Joint Use Area!

The City of San Diego Park and Recreation board approved the General Development Plan for the Joint Use Park at McKinley on Thursday, September 18th!!!!  This is a great victory after YEARS of hard work by parents, staff and our amazing community to create a plan that balances the needs of the students and community as well as providing TREES and a large natural turf area for all to enjoy!
The San Diego Unified School District will now take over and move forward with the process of creating the park.  This process will include hiring a consultant to create construction documents as well as creating a construction schedule once the documents are approved.  As of today, they do not have a timeline for the process, but we are told that funding has been allocated to move forward with the process.   See a preview of plans here!  Joint Use

TB Tests for Volunteers!

TB Tests offered at McKinley for Parent Volunteers

You can get the required TB test for volunteering at school for your convenience.  They are good for 3 years.

Two part testing – both days required

When:             Tuesday, Sept 23, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM (skin prick)

Thursday, Sept 25, same time (reading of the test)

Where:            Across the street from the main entrance of McKinley

Price:              $10 (cash please, for cost of supplies only)

Offered by parent and PTC volunteer

Tara Zandvliet, M.D. (619) 929-0032  http://www.southparkdoctor.com

TB Tests

Back To School Night – Tonight!!


Join us for McKinley Elementary IB World School’s Back to School Night Thursday, September 18th.RootbeerFloat

5:30 – 6:00pm    Join the PTC at the lunch tables to learn about volunteer opportunities at home, school and in the community.

5:30 – 6:00pm    Free Root beer floats in the lunch court while supplies last.  Donations accepted.  All proceeds go to the 5th grade promotion fund.

6:00 – 6:15pm    Welcome in the Auditorium

6:20 – 6:50pm    Classroom Presentations I – Classrooms Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting/Auditorium

6:55 – 7:25pm    Classroom Presentations II – Classrooms Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting/Auditorium

TeacherThis is a time to meet your child’s teacher, to see classrooms and hear about the year.  Please remember that teachers do not have time for individual conferencing.  Individual student conferences will be held in November.

Wednesday Papers – Sept. 17, 2014

September 17, 2014
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To see an archive of past Wednesday Papers, visit:  News > Wednesday Papers

Attention Parents! Date Change for PTC Meeting!

The first PTC meeting will now be held on September 30 @ 6pm (instead of September 24).  Remember, childcare is provided. Hope to see you there!!!

Back To School Night – This Thursday!!


Join us for McKinley Elementary IB World School’s Back to School Night Thursday, September 18th.

5:30 – 6:00pm    Join the PTC at the lunch tables to learn about volunteer opportunities at home, school and in the community.

5:30 – 6:00pm    Free Root beer floats in the lunch court while supplies last.  Donations accepted.  All proceeds go to the 5th grade promotion fund.

6:00 – 6:15pm    Welcome in the Auditorium

6:20 – 6:50pm    Classroom Presentations I – Classrooms Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting/Auditorium

6:55 – 7:25pm    Classroom Presentations II – Classrooms Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting/Auditorium

This is a time to meet your child’s teacher, to see classrooms and hear about the year.  Please remember that teachers do not have time for individual conferencing.  Individual student conferences will be held in November.

Back to Regularly Scheduled Programming…

All Schools on Regular Schedules Sept. 17
Upon a review of the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast for San Diego for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17, the district will be returning all schools to a normal schedule. Our criteria for determining the move to minimum day was based on a combination of forecasted temperatures of 95 or higher and a heat index of 103 or higher for those schools in the district which did not have 100% air conditioning in occupied classrooms. The NWS’ previous regional heat advisory has not been extended beyond 7 p.m. this evening.

Although temperatures will be lower tomorrow, it will still be hot. Schools will continue to follow their Hot Weather Plans. Information is posted at www.sandi.net/hotweather

It is important to note that while we are returning to a regular schedule across the district, nearly half of our schools have previously-scheduled minimum days for Wednesday. Those regularly scheduled minimums days will remain in effect. This also applies to schools that have regularly scheduled minimum days on Thursdays.

 ***During these hot, hot days, we encourage you to have your child bring water to school.  Children can leave their water bottles in the back of the classrooms or with their back packs but, they will have access to drinking water.  Be cool, drink water!***

MINIMUM DAY – TUESDAY SEPT 16TH!!!

Primetime will be operating right after school and relocated to the areas with air conditioning on site.

Minimum Day Scheduled at Selected Schools Again Tuesday, Sept. 16

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Weather Updates
*   National Weather Service – NOAA
*   ACPD Air Quality Forecast

San Diego Unified is implementing minimum day schedules at many schools including McKinley on Tuesday, Sept. 16, due to the continued heat wave in terms of temperatures, humidity and the heat index. Schools on regular day schedules (see list) are expected to operate under our Hot Weather Plan guidelines.
The decision to operate these schools on a minimum day is once again based on information and guidelines from the National Weather Service (NWS) indicating local temperatures of 95 and higher, with a heat index of 103 and higher – a combination termed by the NWS as “dangerous” health conditions. See the latest regional advisory here and our strong commitment to the safety and well-being of our students.
The district will closely monitor forecasted conditions for Wednesday.
Schools on Minimum Day Schedule
Schools on Regular Day Schedule

MINIMUM DAY – MONDAY SEPT 15TH DUE TO HEAT WAVE!

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This is an important message from San Diego Unified School District. Your child’s school will have a minimum day on Monday, Sept. 15 due to the continued heat wave in terms of temperatures, humidity and the heat index. Schools without 100 percent air conditioning in classrooms, including your child’s school, will follow their regular minimum day start and end times. Primetime Extended Day Programs will be provided. Transportation schedules are being adapted to accommodate the reduced day.  Additional information regarding Monday’s minimum day operations and the affected schools is available on our website at www.sandi.net/minimumday . If you have questions, contact your school or the Quality Assurance Office at 619-725-7211.

ASE Applications will be accepted at PrimeTime tonight from 5-6PM

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Today is the last day ASE applications will be accepted. They can be turned in to the main office until 4:30pm, or in the cafeteria during PrimeTime from 5-6pm.

Applications and more information can be found here.

Wednesday Papers

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This week’s Wednesday Papers are up! Click here to view the archive.

The September issue of McKinley Messenger is available here.

Don’t forget to subscribe by email (in the sidebar to the right) to get updates and blog posts sent directly to your inbox!

McKinley’s After School Enrichment (ASE) program – Now Accepting Applications

ASE_logo_1dMcKinley’s After School Enrichment (ASE) program will run on (8) Thursdays from September 25th to November 13th.  Applications have been sent home and are due by Friday, September 12th with payment.

McKinley’s ASE is sponsored by the PTC. It is not a fundraising program. The goal of the program is to offer a variety of enrichment choices available to as many students as possible. To keep cost low, ASE is organized by parent volunteers. We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

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Organize volunteers

 

On site
 
Thursdays, Sept. 25th–Nov. 13th, 12:45-2:15 pm

 

Escort students

On site
 
Thursdays, Sept. 25–Nov. 13,
Session 1: 12:45-1:15 pm
Session 2: 1:45-2:15 pm

 

Legos Engineering class assistant

 

On site
 
Thursdays, Sept. 25th–Nov. 13th, 12:45-2:00 pm

 

Teacher communications

 

Home / On site
 
Prior to start of program and as needed between Sept. 25th–Nov. 13th

 

List-making and emailing

 

Home
 
Prior to start of program and as needed between Sept. 25th–Nov. 13th

 

 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bridgette Tullis.  

For more information about McKinley’s ASE program and to download an application, please visit our page: Programs > After School Enrichment.

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Wednesday Papers

newsieCongrats families, on a successful first week of school!

We will be posting digital copies of the  “Wednesday Papers” here on a weekly basis, which will include any school-wide flyers, applications, community flyers, etc.

Our monthly PTC newsletter, the McKinley Messenger, will also be included once a month, featuring extra-curricular activities and events, fundraising and volunteer opportunities, important dates, and general school news.

View this week’s papers here, and an archive of the papers here.

Have a great weekend!

Don’t forget to subscribe by email (in the sidebar to the right) to get updates and blog posts sent directly to your inbox!

TB TEST FOR PARENT VOLUNTEERS

IMG_6383Attention Parents:  All  McKinley volunteers are required to have an up to date TB test completed.  If you already have one on record with the school if is good for 3 years.  IF you are a new volunteer or your 3 years have passed, Dr. Tara Zandvliet (our local South Park Dr.), will be offering a TB test for your convenience. Where:  3020 Felton St. (across the street from the school), When: Tues 9/23and Thurs 9/25 from 8:30 to 9:30a.m.  Cost: $20 
Remember, you need to come to both days to get the shot and then get checked.
And don’t forget to fill out the paperwork at the front office.

WELCOME MCKINLEY FAMILIES!

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A big welcome to our new and returning McKinley families! We have an exciting year ahead, and lots of events and activities planned for students and the community. Please subscribe to this site using the “FOLLOW VIA EMAIL” form to the right, and you will always be on top of all things McKinley!

New Student Orientation Tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 28th

 

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New Student Orientation will be held on Friday, Aug. 29th, 11:00 am in the auditorium.  This is for all new students and their parents.  After the orientation presentation, the kindergarteners will learn their class assignments and have the opportunity to visit their classrooms.  For all other grades, class assignments will be posted on Saturday, Aug. 30th, in the office window.

50% Matching on DonorsChoose.org projects TODAY only!

gates_dyi_2014TODAY is the last day that Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering to fund 50% of nearly any project on DonorsChoose.org — if citizen philanthropists like you provide the rest. There are 6 projects 4 projects at McKinley (2 were funded this morning). Please help us meet them 1/2 way and they’ll get fully funded. Thank you for your support!

DonorsChoose.org > McKinley Elementary School Projects

Attention New Students!!

 

We’re very excited to welcome our new McKinley Families for the 2014-15 school year!  Please note the following upcoming activities:

  • New Student Summer Play Date (last one) is this Sunday, Aug. 24th, 4:00 p.m. at Montclair Park.  Bring a snack to share and hang out with other McKinley families.
  • Kindergarten Assessments:  The K & 1st grade teachers will start calling parents this week, but appointments may go into next week.  This is a very brief visit where the teachers ask the child a few questions.  (Low stress, I promise.)
  • New Student Orientation will be held on Friday, Aug. 29th, 11:00 am in the auditorium.  This is for all new students and their parents.  After the orientation presentation, the kindergarteners will learn their class assignments and have the opportunity to visit their classrooms.  For all other grades, class assignments will be posted on Saturday, Aug. 30th, in the office window.

New Student Summer Play Date This Sunday, 4:00 pm

  • Will your child be starting at McKinley Fall 2014?
  • Are they excited and can’t wait to meet their new classmates?
  • Would you like to meet other McKinley parents?

Meet us at Montclair Neighborhood Park (South end of Nile Street).

Bring a Snack to Share

  • August 10th, 4:00 pm
  • August 24th, 4:00 pm

For more information about the McKinley PTC:  www.mckinleyptc.com

Like us on Facebook (McKinleyPTC),

Or, email us at:  info@mckinleyptc.com

Next New Student Summer Play Date is Sunday, July 27th

  • Will your child be starting at McKinley Fall 2014?
  • Are they excited and can’t wait to meet their new classmates?
  • Would you like to meet other McKinley parents?

Meet us at Montclair Neighborhood Park (South end of Nile Street).

Bring a Snack to Share

  • July 13th, 4:00 pm
  • July 27th, 4:00 pm
  • August 10th, 4:00 pm
  • August 24th, 4:00 pm

For more information about the McKinley PTC:  www.mckinleyptc.com

Like us on Facebook (McKinleyPTC),

Or, email us at:  info@mckinleyptc.com

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