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Parent Survey Follow-Up

A word from our PTC President, Betsey Z:

sunThanks to all who completed our survey. We appreciate your input and feedback. Deb Ganderton and I will be working on a few solutions and follow-up to some of the comments we received. Be on the lookout for updates when the new school year starts.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Betsey

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Art Playdates at Expressive Arts SD

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McKinley Summer Playdates– Dates have changed!

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Please note the following changes in the McKinley Summer Playdate schedule:

Sundays, July 24th, August 7th, and August 21st at 4PM at Montclair Park. Hope to see you there!!

 

Voice of San Diego Article About McKinley’s Transformation

See Voice of San Diego Article written by Mario Koran: McKinley Elementary’s Transformation Mirrors a Changing Neighborhood

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June 20, 2016. I San Diego, CA. USA. |Betsey Zibyszynsky is the President of the Parent Teacher Club at McKinley Elementary School. |Photos by Jamie Scott Lytle. Copyright.

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Summer Fun Cafe


Summer Fun Café is where kids 18 and under can enjoy healthy food, engage in active play and have fun. No proof of income or paperwork are necessary. There are 61 sites throughout the city of San Diego. Visit the SDUSD website for more details and to find a site near you.

The Kick Off Party will be at Skyline Park on June 29th. Click here for event details on Facebook.

McKinley Summer Playdates!

 

McKinley Summer Playdates at Montclair ParkWe did it! Congratulations everyone on a wonderful year! Mark your calendars for these fun McKinley summer playdates at Montclair Park.

Please note the following changes in the McKinley Summer Playdate schedule:

Sundays, July 24th, August 7th, and August 21st at 4PM at Montclair Park. Hope to see you there!!

Know any new families headed for McKinley this summer? Pass this along! We look forward to meeting new students and catching up with returning families. Have a great summer! :)

Operation of Schools During Hot Weather

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Parent Survey Follow-Up

IMG_7072Thanks to all who completed the survey we sent out in June. We appreciate your input and feedback. Deb Ganderton and I will be working on a few solutions and follow-up to some of the comments we received. Be on the lookout for updates when the new school year starts.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Betsey

PTC President

CRAVE at the Old House Fair

6124170While you’re at the Old House Fair in South Park this Saturday, swing by and visit the CRAVE art tent near Buona Forchetta! There will be crafting for the kids and fabulous student art on display.

If you are available to volunteer to work at the CRAVE tent during the day,  contact Ashley Bruce @ ashleybruce@me.com

 

Weekly Papers

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Library Summer Reading Program!

The North Park Library Summer Reading Program kicks off today with Library Olympics at 3:30pm!

Sign up to get prizes for reading books, and enjoy free programs all summer long — Thursday mornings at 10am!

See the full program activities by clicking to see the flyer: Summer Reading Program

Visit the library at the corner of 31st Street and North Park Way, and visit their Facebook page for a full schedule of activities here: NPLibrary Facebook

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Roosevelt Theatre Co. Presents Grease! This Thursday & Friday 6:30 PM

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Thursday, June 16 6:30PM & Friday, June 17 6:30 PM

Roosevelt Middle School Auditorium

3366 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA

FREE ADMISSION!

The students (including many McKinley alumni) have been working very hard the past two months  on their first Roosevelt Theatre Co. production. Directed by  McKinley family volunteers Grant Ferrier, Barbara Smith and Celeste Ferrier, this production promises to be full of laughs and will have you dancing in your seat!

We Want Your Feedback!

We’ve made it to the end of the year! Let us know what worked, what could be better! Three (3) short questions! We’d really appreciate 3 minutes of your time to give us feedback.

English:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2749818/McKinley-Parent-Survey-2016

Spanish:
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McKinley Spirit Week! June 13 – 17

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Kids get to enjoy dressing up each day:
Monday – Crazy Hair Day (not too distracting please)
Tuesday – Hawaiian Day
Wednesday – College Day (school Collegiate gear or McKinley School Colors/Shirts)
Thursday – Twin Day (or triplet, quadruplet, etc.)
Friday – Sports Day (favorite team gear or McKinley School Colors/Shirts)
Have fun McKinley!
 

La próxima semana es la “Spirit Week!” Junio 13 – 17

Los niños pueden disfrutar de vestirse cada día:
Lunes – Día loco del pelo
Martes – Día de Hawai
Miércoles – Día College
Jueves – Día gemelo (o triplete, cuatrillizos, etc.)
Viernes – Día del Deporte (equipos favoritos)
Divertirse McKinley!

Donate Your Backpacks & Recycle Old Markers!

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Don’t want to send them to the landfill? Put old markers from home or the classroom in the box outside of the main office for recycling at the end of the school year. Any marker type or brand can be recycled!

Are you retiring your backpacks?

YMCA Character Builders is collecting backpacks to donate to a school site in Tijuana, Mexico. If your children won’t be reusing their backpacks for the next school year, please consider donating them to this good cause. Please drop-off your backpack donations in the Character Builders classroom in the bungalow building with Ms. Chavira’s and Mr. Ghahary’s classrooms. Thank you for your generosity!

Learn more about Character Builders here: Character Builders

 

 

 

Calling all Art Show Superheroes (or Sassy Sidekicks)!

The first ever McKinley Elementary CRAVE Art Show is this Saturday, June 4, 3-7pm at the Bread & Salt community center in Barrio Logan.

Please sign up to help! There is a lot to do: morning set-up, evening clean-up, meet & greet, bake sale, craft tables and donations. Let’s make this happen for the kids! Thank you!

1. Click this link for the CRAVE Art Show page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/5RpcRM

2. Enter your email address. You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot.

3. Sign up! Choose your spots. VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and follow-up reminders.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Pauline Trevino pptrevino96@gmail.com and she can sign you up manually.

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Green Art Labs Classes & Camps

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Joan Green at Green Art Labs has been doing fantastic garden art with our McKinley kindergartners. Check out her upcoming classes and camps for all your kids here: Green Art Labs

Also, check out an update on all the great projects that happened at the last Green Day: Green Day Update!

Final PTC Meeting of the school year! Wed. June 1st

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Give a cheer, it’s the end of the year!

Please join us for the last PTC Meeting of the school year,  Wednesday, June 1 at 6:15 in the library/media center. Come hear the summary from the school year and plans for next. And don’t miss out on awesome McKinley giveaways!

Childcare (with pizza) provided in the cafeteria.

See you there!

 

Thursday Open House

See you tonight!

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McKinley’s Spring Open House, Scholastic Book Fair, and 5th Grade Exhibition

Thursday May 26

5:30-7pm Book Fair in the Media Center

6-7pm 5th Grade Exhibition in the auditorium

6:00 Welcome – on the blacktop

6:15-7:25 Classrooms are open/Student-led presentations

During our Spring Open House, we want all our parents to have the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom throughout the evening. Your child will share all the hard work he/she has been doing, and the progress made this year.

Make sure to stop by the auditorium and visit our 5th grade students’ IB Exhibition. Our 5th graders are presenting their IB exhibitions — the final project of their PYP years (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program). This year’s students all took action to support their chosen organizations.Thanks to all of you who have supported our FABULOUS FIFTH GRADERS!

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McKinley End of Year Happy Hour | June 3rd

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Let’s say a special goodbye to our retiring teacher Frankie Appleby, and our other McKinley families that are leaving us this year.


Where: Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden – 30th & Polk, North Park, San Diego

When: June 3rd, 4:00- 7:00 pm 

*This is a non-hosted event. |  Facebook Event Page Here.

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No School This Friday

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Just a reminder that there is no school this Friday, May 27th, as well as Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

McKinley Student Art Show @ Bread & Salt | Saturday, June 4th!

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McKinley’s 1st Annual CRAVE Art Show

Saturday, June 4th from 3-7 pm at Bread and Salt!

All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend this FREE event!

All preschool through 5th grade students will have their artwork on display at the show! Please join us in celebrating their hard work and creativity. We will have an opportunity drawing, activities and entertainment for the family!

Food and other items will before sale at the event. The amazing folks at Buona Forchetta will have pizza available. All proceeds will go toward the CRAVE 2016-17 Art Program!

Questions? Email Ashley Bruce at: ashleybruce@me.com  If you would like to volunteer for this event please sign up here. 

 

A note from Ms. Ashley Bruce, CRAVE Program Director:

For the past 7 months, all preschool through 5th grade students have been taking part in art lessons being taught in their classrooms once a month, though the CRAVE Art Program. This is a new art program we started this year at McKinley and hope to continue for many years to come. The kids have enjoyed it so much and I have truly been blessed to teach along side many of our parent and grandparent volunteers, along with the support of our teachers and staff this year. CRAVE stands for CReative Arts Volunteer Enrichment, and it truly is a volunteer-run program that enriches the lives of these students, and is only possible with the support of all of these amazing people. 

Many of these art lessons have been tailored specifically to our schools IB program. It enforces the core themes of the IB program along with teaching the fundamentals of art, art history, and so much more. Art isn’t always easy, but it does teach us many great life lessons. These students have had to be risk-takers, problem solvers, open-minded, thinkers, and that’s just the beginning. It has been a joy for me to walk across campus at any given time and have a student come running up to ask me when their next art class is, or when the big art show is so they can tell their parents or grandparents. 

Please join us as we honor the students and their hard work this year. It’s a  busy this time of year, but even if you can make it for 20 minutes it would really make a wonderful difference in their lives. 

A note for the student artists:

Ask your parents, grandparents, family,  friends, and neighbors to come see the beautiful art work you have created this year in CRAVE!
You are all truly amazing and I am so proud of all of you for your hard work, enthusiasm and perseverance. You are all artists and you should all be proud of your accomplishments. It’s time for you to come to YOUR gallery show and be proud of all of the beautiful art you have created!
Now let’s have some more fun!
– Ms. Ashley Bruce, CRAVE Art Program Director
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Thursday Open House

McKinley’s Spring Open House, Scholastic Book Fair, and 5th Grade Exhibition

Thursday May 26

5:30-7pm Book Fair in the Media Center

6-7pm 5th Grade Exhibition in the auditorium

6:00 Welcome – on the blacktop

6:15-7:25 Classrooms are open/Student-led presentations

During our Spring Open House, we want all our parents to have the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom throughout the evening. Your child will share all the hard work he/she has been doing, and the progress made this year.

Make sure to stop by the auditorium and visit our 5th grade students’ IB Exhibition. Our 5th graders are presenting their IB exhibitions — the final project of their PYP years (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program). This year’s students all took action to support their chosen organizations.Thanks to all of you who have supported our FABULOUS FIFTH GRADERS!

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New Student Registration begins April 18th

2016-17 New Student Registration ends May 31, 2016–don’t delay. Registration won’t resume again until school opens in August. Please forward this to any new families that are planning to attend this Fall.

MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY Parent Teacher Club

Do you know people who are planning to send their child to McKinley next year? Beginning April 18, 2016, they can enroll their child from 10:00am-12pm and 2-3:00pm during the regular school year. If your child already attends McKinley, you do not need to do anything, he or she is already enrolled. This is for incoming kindergartners and new students. Registration forms can be obtained at the front office.

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For information on the documents needed, please see this flyer:

New Student Registration

or see our New Student Registration Page

See you at school!

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Spring Portraits Payment or Turn-In Due Wednesday 5/18

Reminder: PAYMENT and/or TURN-IN of SPRING PHOTOGRAPHS ARE DUE TOMORROW, Wednesday May 18.
If you are not going to purchase the photos, please return them to your child’s teacher or the front office.
If you would like to purchase your Spring Photos, forms are included in the packet.
 
Thanks!

McKinley Kids Booth at the North Park Festival of the Arts

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Come visit the McKinley Kids Booth at the North Park Festival of the Arts this Saturday, May 21! 
McKinley Families will be at the Kids Art Block on Grim Street & North Park Way from 10am – 5pm this Saturday.
Kids Booth volunteers are planning on a collaborative painting project, a large collage of small paintings for booth visitors to create,
and watercolors for younger kids. Join the Kids Booth Team in making this happen!
We need your help with  leading art projects (2-hour blocks from 10am – 6pm).
It’s great fun to work with the kids, and the community really enjoys the opportunity to create, too. No experience necessary!
Please sign-up at the link below! Thank you! 

Wheel Enrichment Classes Open House & Book Fair Schedule | May 20th – 26th

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We invite you to visit our K-3 Wheel Classes and the Scholastic Book Fair, and experience a celebration of Reading, Language, and Dance at McKinley, May 20th – 26th!

Friday, May 20th – 3rd Grade

Time 16 Wagner 19 Zdunich 20 Whitehead 25 Chavira
9:15 – 9:45 Spanish Book Fair Dance Garden
9:50 – 10:20 Garden Dance Book Fair Spanish
10:20-10:35 Recess Recess Recess Recess
10:40 – 11:10 Dance Garden Spanish Book Fair
11:15 – 11:45 Book Fair Spanish Garden Dance

Monday, May 23rd (AM) – 1st Grade

Time 22 Jackson 7   Paneiro 5 Appleby 8 Mackenzie
9:15 – 9:45 Spanish Book Fair Dance Garden
9:50 – 10:20 Garden Dance Book Fair Spanish
10:20-10:35 Recess Recess Recess Recess
10:40 – 11:10 Dance Garden Spanish Book Fair
11:15 – 11:45 Book Fair Spanish Garden Dance

Monday, May 23rd (PM) – Kindergarten

Time 1 McElwee 2 Schoonmaker 3 Davis 4 Trocha
12:15 – 12:45 Spanish Book Fair Dance Garden
12:50 – 1:20 Garden Dance Book Fair Spanish
1:25 – 1:55 Dance Garden Spanish Book Fair
2:00-2:30 Book Fair Spanish Garden Dance
         

Tuesday, May 24th – 2nd Grade

Time 11 Carrillo 18 Gentle 17 Kenyon 12 Som
9:15 – 9:45 Spanish Rm 12 Library Dance Garden
9:50 – 10:20 Garden Dance Library Spanish
10:20-10:35 Recess Recess Recess Recess
10:40 – 11:10 Dance Garden Spanish Library
11:15 – 11:45 Library Spanish Garden Dance

Thursday, May 26th – 4th & 5th Grade (Book Fair Only)

8:45 -9:15  | Honma   15

9:15- 9:45  | Mills   14

9: 45 – 10:15  | Ghahary   24

10:15 – 10:45 | Knox   28

10:45 – 11:15  | Phillips  26

11:15 – 11:45  | Cheesman   27

School-Wide Open House May 26 5:30 – 7pm

And if you’re all booked up during Book Fair week be sure to visit the

Book Fair online May 16 – May 30 http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/mckinleyelemsch3

  • Send wish lists and eCards to family and friends.
  • Find books for everyone, from preschool to adults.
  • All purchases benefit the school.
  • And — orders ship to school for FREE! (2 – 4 weeks after closing of online date )

 

Be sure to download the FREE Book Fairs App to help you find the right fit books for your child. For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs

 

Invitacion los Padres May 20 – 26

Le invitamos a visitar K – 3 nuestras clases de rotación y la Feria del Libro Scholastic, donde experimentamos una celebración de lectura, idioma y Danza.

Friday, May 20th – 3rd Grade

Time 16 Wagner 19 Zdunich 20 Whitehead 25 Chavira
9:15 – 9:45 Spanish Book Fair Dance Garden
9:50 – 10:20 Garden Dance Book Fair Spanish
10:20-10:35 Recess Recess Recess Recess
10:40 – 11:10 Dance Garden Spanish Book Fair
11:15 – 11:45 Book Fair Spanish Garden Dance

Monday, May 23rd (AM) – 1st Grade

Time 22 Jackson 7   Paneiro 5 Appleby 8 Mackenzie
9:15 – 9:45 Spanish Book Fair Dance Garden
9:50 – 10:20 Garden Dance Book Fair Spanish
10:20-10:35 Recess Recess Recess Recess
10:40 – 11:10 Dance Garden Spanish Book Fair
11:15 – 11:45 Book Fair Spanish Garden Dance

Monday, May 23rd (PM) – Kindergarten

Time 1 McElwee 2 Schoonmaker 3 Davis 4 Trocha
12:15 – 12:45 Spanish Book Fair Dance Garden
12:50 – 1:20 Garden Dance Book Fair Spanish
1:25 – 1:55 Dance Garden Spanish Book Fair
2:00-2:30 Book Fair Spanish Garden Dance

Tuesday, May 24th – 2nd Grade

Time 11 Carrillo 18 Gentle 17 Kenyon 12 Som
9:15 – 9:45 Spanish Rm 12 Library Dance Garden
9:50 – 10:20 Garden Dance Library Spanish
10:20-10:35 Recess Recess Recess Recess
10:40 – 11:10 Dance Garden Spanish Library
11:15 – 11:45 Library Spanish Garden Dance

Thursday, May 26th – 4th & 5th Grade

Time Book Fair      
8:45 -9:15 15 Honma
9:15- 9:45 14 Mills
9: 45 – 10:15 24 Ghahary
10:15 – 10:45 28 Knox
10:45 – 11:15 26 Phillips
11:15 – 11:45 27 Cheesman
During Open House May 26 5:30 – 7pm
Asegúrese de descargar la aplicación gratuita Ferias del Libro para ayudarle a encontrar los libros más adecuados para su hijo. Para obtener más información, visite: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/mckinleyelemsch3.

 

 

Y si ya está usted ocupado durante la semana la Feria del Libro no deje de visitar la Feria del Libro en línea desde mayo 16 hasta mayo 30 http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/mckinleyelemsch3
• Envía las listas de deseos y tarjetas electrónicas a tus amigos y familia.
• Busque libros para todos los gustos, desde el preescolar hasta adultos.
• Todas las compras benefician a la escuela.
• Y – el envió es GRATIS! (2 – 4 weeks after closing of online date)

Save the Date: Green Day May 14th

May gray won’t stand in our way. Please stop by to help today, even if you can only help an hour or two, we’d love to see you.

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The date is set for our spring Green Day, so mark your calendars for May 14, 9am-4pm.

The McKinley Beautification Committee has a Green Day several times a year. Some of our projects this time include:

  • Weeding and planting in the garden
  • Installing rain barrels
  • Art project for the kids
  • Cleaning up around campus
  • Finishing our new tool shed
  • Installing new tiles created this year by students
  • And giving our school some tender loving care!

This is a great opportunity to meet other McKinley families and keep our school looking awesome. No skills or experience necessary! Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, and to wear comfy clothes that can get messy! See you there!

In the meantime, bring your clean, empty plastic water bottles to the bin in front of the office to be turned into a fabulous art project.
More info on water bottle project: Water Bottle Art

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Spring Concert!

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Please join us on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30pm for the Spring Concert, featuring the 4th and 5th Grade Band, Orchestra, and Choir!

Instructions for performers:
It is important for performers to arrive at 6pmIf at all possible, performers should dress appropriately:
Girls: conservative black or white dresses or black dress pants/skirts and white top.
Boys: black dress pants and white polo or dress shirt.
Shoes should be black if possible.

2pm: School assembly for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade performers:
Parents are welcome to attend this performance as well.

 

 

Roosevelt IB Festival

Curious about Roosevelt Middle School?

McKinley families are invited to the IB Festival!

Here’s your chance to visit and find out more about the school and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.

Tuesday, May 17, 5:30-7pm

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2016 Spring Open House May 26

McKinley’s Spring Open House, Scholastic Book Fair and 5th Grade Exhibition

Thursday, May 26, 2016

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Book Fair/Media Center
6:00 – 6:05 p.m. Welcome-on the Blacktop
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 5th grade IB Exhibition/Auditorium
6:15 – 7:25 p.m. Classrooms are opened – Student Led Presentations

During our Spring Open House, we want all parents to have the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom throughout the evening. Your child will share all the hard work he/she has been doing and the progress made this year.

Be sure to stop by the Auditorium and visit our 5th grade students IB Exhibition. Our 5th graders are presenting IB Exhibitions; the final projects of their PYP years!

This year’s students all took ‘action’ to support their chosen organizations. Thanks to all of you who have supported our FABULOUS FIFTH GRADERS!

See the flyer here: Open House

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Don’t Forget Thursday Pizza Night

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BUONA FORCHETTA
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3001 Beech St., San Diego, CA 92102
619-381-4844

Must present flyer at time of purchase. 

Print out your flyer to support McKinley: Buona Forchetta Pizza Night

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