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Fresh California Fruits and Vegetables

Screen Shot 2017-06-12 at 4.06.33 PM.pngFree summer meals for children ages 18 and younger. Find a location near you at summermeals.org

Download the flyer here.

 

 


Summer Camps

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Click here to learn about summer camps recommended by McKinley parents.

Have a recommendation? Submit one here.


Study on Brain Development and Child Health

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Is your child age 9-10? Be Part of the Largest Study on Brain Development and Child Health! Click here to download the flyer.


A message from outgoing McKinley PTC President, Betsey Zbyszynski…

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Hello All – I would like to introduce our new PTC President for (at least) the next 2 years, Maribel King. Maribel will have a 1st and 4th grader in September. She has been Chair of our McKinley Gala for the past 2 years and has been an integral part on and off campus volunteering. I am excited to have her take over and I know she is going to make a good, strong leader for our Foundation.

I have really enjoyed my time as the McKinley PTC President. Getting to know the parents and teachers as well as learning more about the education system has been so interesting. My son will be in 5th grade come September so, I will still be on campus and will continue to be on our Foundation Board for the next year. Thank you to everyone for all your support, time and effort to make McKinley Elementary a great place for our kids!
Have a fun summer!


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Blood Drive at McKinley Elementary – Tomorrow, June 8, 2017 – PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY!

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 10.07.58 AMMcKinley students, Santana, Gabriel, Morgan and Nicholas, have chosen to explore and support the San Diego Blood Bank for their IB Exhibition project. For their community action, they are hosting a blood drive here at McKinley Elementary on June 8, 2017, from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, and would like to invite all parents and staff to participate and donate blood.

Location: Parking Lot at 3045 Felton St.

Sign Up Here. Click on “Donate Now,” scroll down to June 8, 2017, select the time and location at McKinley, and enter the sponsor code “MCKE.”

Please see this flyer for more information.

Hope to see you there!!


McKinley PTC End of Year Happy Hour – June 9th

 

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5th grade parent Suzanne Vega and outgoing PTC President Betsey Zbyszynski

Come and join us at Thorn Street Brewery for the end of year happy hour as we congratulate our retiring teachers and parents that are moving on. Mastiff Sausage Co. – Food Truck will be parked out front.

Friday, June 9th, 5-7 PM
Thorn Street Brewery
3176 Thorn St, San Diego, CA 92104

 


Let’s Get Physical, McKinley Families!

If you are interested in flexing your muscles to help set up for the annual year-end Field Days events, please meet Coach Tennies on the blacktop at 8:30 am on the scheduled mornings. Thanks for supporting the Physical Education program!

Field Days Schedule
Weds (6/7): 1st Grade, 9-10:20 am.
Thurs (6/8): TK & Kinder, 9-10:20 am.
Friday (6/9): 2nd Grade 9-10:20 am.3rd Grade, 1-2:30 pm.
Mon (6/12): 4th Grade 9-10:20 am.

5th Grade Challenge!
Tues (6/13): 9-10:20 am.

Reminder! Tuesday is SPORTS DAY for Spirit Week!

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Assessments for Incoming Kindergarten Students for 2017-2018

kidsfunThe kindergarten teachers are holding assessments for INCOMING kindergartners for the 2017-2018 school year. The assessments will be held on Friday, June 9th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. This is an opportunity for the teachers to get to know your child and best prepare for the upcoming school year. It should take no longer than 20 minutes per child. If you have enrolled your child and have not yet made an appointment to meet the teachers, please call the office at (619) 282-7694. If you still need to enroll your child into the program for the 2017-2018 school year, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Thank you. We look forward to an exciting 2017-2018 school year with your child!!!

-The Kindergarten Team


McKinley Dine Out at Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria – June 8th 11am-10pm

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This Thursday, June 8th, Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria is generously donating 25% precent of Thursday’s proceeds to McKinley Elementary when you bring in the Dine Out flyer between 11 am-10 pm for Dine in or Take Out! Thank you, Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria!

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Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria

THURSDAY June 8th, 2017

LOCATION

Mission Hills – 4030 Goldfinch – 619.299.4030

North Park – 3448 30th St. – 619.295.1720

Must present flyer at time of purchase. (Digital OK.)

Click on flyer to print: Lefty’s Flyer


The CRAVE ART SHOW is SATURDAY, June 3rd, 3:00-7:00 pm!

Please join us at the Bread & Salt Community Center in Barrio Logan, 1955 Julian Ave., San Diego, CA 92113.  This is a very special event for our children. They’re so excited and proud to show you their artistic accomplishments from this school year.

See flyer for details in English and Español.

Please come enjoy the show. Invite your family, friends and neighbors!

In order for this to be a success, we need everyone to pitch in a little. If you haven’t done so already, please sign-up for a shift or to bring a few items:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Buona ForchettaA special thank you to Buona Forchetta | Officine Buona Forchetta for generously catering pizza and gelato for the art show.

Thank you for supporting the CRAVE Art Program and encouraging the arts in our children’s education!

Check out last year’s CRAVE Art Show 2016 video!


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McKinley Spirit Week – June 5-9

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McKinley Spirit Week!
June 5th-9th
Don’t forget to dress up!
Mustache Monday
Sports Wear Tuesday
Wacky Hair Wednesday
Career Threads Thursday
Backwards Wear Friday


McKinley Garden Work Party-June 8

We hope you can join us for the last garden work party of the school year next week on Thursday, June 8 (12:30-2:30 pm). We will have lots of fun giving the garden some extra care before the summer break. Please feel free to pass along the flyer to anyone else!

We are also looking for a few 5th-grade parents to help install the special tiles created by all McKinley 5th graders this year. If you can help on June 8 (install tile) or June 11 (grout tile), please sign up below or contact Jen Spencer. Sign Up Here.

For more information, click on this flyerMcKinley Garden 2015.

Thank you!

Ms. Marney & the Beautification Committee

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Roosevelt Middle School Theatre Co. Presents Beach Boys and Valley Girls – This Week!

Wednesday May 31 & Friday June 2
6pm, Roosevelt Middle School Theatre
Corner of Upas & Park Blvd
 
A dramatic love-story musical featuring 30 Roosevelt students and music from the 60s.
Numbers include Surfin’ Safari, Catch A Wave, Surfin’, I Get Around, Fun Fun Fun, Surf City, California Girls, Kokomo, Surfin’ USA and original music by Jake Zubkoff.
  • Surfer AK meets Rhonda from the valley, shocking his ‘locals only’ friends
  • Speedster Ace from the valley falls for beach girl Barbara Ann… and sparks fly 
 
STARRING
Valley Girls: Asha Khanna, Gianee Fields, Chantal Stratton, Anahy Rodriguez, Grace Esparza, Jasmine Martinez, Loreli Rios and Alex Mondragon;
Valley Boys: Luke D’Souza, Lucas Brandes-Alvarez and Julian Oregel;
Beach Girls: Aeris Tisdale, Charlotte Ferrier, Haily O, Kira Shannon, Marley, Rath-Stagg and Mia Dedic;
Beach Boys: Nicki Flores, Jake Zubkoff, Connor Bradshaw, Harmony Accuerdi, Molly Haven and Willow Perrin;
Lifeguard: Anneke Yee; Tourists: Tommy Kenney & August Provence… and
Introducing Captain Burnett as Ace, Keniche Makino as AK and Maya Wallace as Rhonda.

Turn in Your Box Tops by June 14

Please turn in your Box Tops before the last day of school! Anything you collect over the summer can be submitted in September.  Look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products, then clip them and send them to school. Look for the collection containers in the hallway of the front office and at the PrimeTime check-in/out desk.

So far this school year we have raised $283.80! The money earned is contributed toward our Spanish, ceramics, dance, CRAVE art and garden programs as well as buses for field trips and extra classroom supplies. For more information on Box Tops, go to BTFE.com or see flyer.


Principal for a Day Raffle Tickets

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One lucky student will be Principal for a Day!

Raffle tickets will be sold 5/30 – 6/2 (Tuesday – Friday) before and after school by the yoga statue.  

The drawing will be held on Monday, 6/5. The new principal will be ruling the school on Thursday, 6/8 and will enjoy the following:

  • Be addressed as “Principal” by all staff and students
  • Shadow the Principal
  • Eat lunch with the Principal, teachers, and staff
  • Broadcast any announcements
  • Visit classrooms, read to the younger grades (depending on age of the winner)
  • Make one rule for the day (within reason and subject to the real Principal’s approval)

CRAVE Art Show – Saturday, 6/3/2017

The McKinley Elementary CRAVE Art Show is June 3 (Saturday, 3-7pm) at the Bread & Salt Community Center: 1955 Julian Ave in the Barrio Logan neighborhood.

Invite your family, friends, neighbors and McKinley families past and future! Everyone is welcome! FREE! (Donations always welcome!) See flyer for details in English and Español.

Please sign up to help at the Art Show. We need volunteers to set-up art displays, donate baked goods, drinks & supplies, run the bake sale, arts & crafts and front tables, clean-up and more. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Ashley Bruce (858.775.7931 | ashleybruce@me.com).
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

A special thank you to Buona Forchetta | Officine Buona Forchetta for generously catering pizza and gelato for the art show.

Thank you for supporting the CRAVE Art Program and encouraging the arts in our children’s education!

Check out last year’s CRAVE Art Show 2016 video!


CORRECTION-Spring Open House Times

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We’re looking forward to seeing all of our McKinley families on Thursday (5/25) for Spring Open House! (Underlined times have been updated. We apologize for any confusion.)

4:30 – 7:00ish: Food trucks will be on campus. Choose from Organic, Sun & Sea, SnowCal Shaved Ice, and Lil’ Miss Shortcakes

4:30 – 6:30: Book Fair in library

6:00–  7:00: 5th Grade Exhibition in auditorium

6:00 – 7:20: Classrooms open to see all of your students’ hard work

Your students have a lot to share and are excited you will be coming to Spring Open House!


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Spring Open House – Updated Times (5/25)

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We’re looking forward to seeing all of our McKinley families on Thursday (5/25) for Spring Open House!

4:30 – 7:00ish: Food trucks will be on campus. Choose from Organic, Sun & Sea, SnowCal Shaved Ice, and Lil’ Miss Shortcakes

4:30 – 6:30: Book Fair in library

5:30 – 7:00: 5th Grade Exhibition in auditorium

6:00 – 7:30: Classrooms open to see all of your students’ hard work

Your students have a lot to share and are excited you will be coming to Spring Open House!

 


McKinley Palm Street School Entrance

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In an effort to mitigate some of the traffic on Felton Street, we are opening the gate on Palm Street each morning at 8:10. A staff member will be on duty and will direct children to the playground to line up. The gate will be closed just before 8:25am so the staff member can join his/her class.

This will be done on a trial basis. If access is used by families, we will continue using this entrance, if not, we will reevaluate.

Thank you,

Principal Ganderton


Kid’s Create Recipe Contest

Does your child demonstrate creative culinary skills? Here is a chance to contribute to a healthier and more delicious school lunch by creating a winning recipe! The San Diego Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services is sponsoring a contest for student chefs. Submissions are due May 25, 2017 — no exceptions! Fill out the entry form here to submit your winning recipe! For more information, check out this website.


McKinley Events 5/23 – 5/29

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There are many events happening at McKinley this week. Check it out!

Tuesday, 5/23 at 10:00am – Joint Use Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, 5/23 at 6:30pm – 4th and 5th grade Spring Concert in auditorium

Wednesday, 5/24 at 6:15pm – PTC Meeting in teacher’s lounge

Thursday, 5/25  – Food trucks outside the gates of the school before Spring Open House. Choose food from Organic, Sun & Sea, SnoCal Shaved Ice and Lil’ Miss Shortcakes

Thursday, 5/25 at 5:30 – Spring Open House, 5th Grade Exhibition (6:00 – 7:00pm) in auditorium, and Book Fair in library (4:30 – 6:30pm)

5/26 and 5/29, Friday and Monday – School CLOSED for Memorial Day weekend


Joint Use Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, May 23rd, 10:00 am

Joint Use Park Update –

Good news – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd at 10:00 am. Please feel free to join us!

Gotta be patient news – Unfortunately, we will not be able to use the grass field until the city takes possession from the district. We don’t have a time line for this at this point in time, but will keep everyone posted.

Until the park transfer occurs, students will be able to use the full blacktop, but will remain off the grass field.

We will also be opening up an access point to campus each morning. You can now drop off your children at the Palm Street entrance. A staff member will be on duty at 8:10 each morning. Gate will be locked promptly at 8:25.

Everyone’s patience and understanding is appreciated.

Deb Ganderton


McKinley Book Fair – 5/18 to 5/25

Stock up on books for summer! See attached Spring Book Fair flyer for each class’ shopping schedule to browse books at school or shop online.

5/24 Wednesday, and 5/25 Thursday – Open shopping at McKinley from 9:15 – 11:45am

5/25, Thursday – Spring Open House shopping at McKinley from 4:30 – 6:30pm


Festival of the Arts in North Park: McKinley Art Booth

This Saturday, McKinley PTC will host a booth at the Festival of the Arts in North Park. It will be located on the Kids Art Block on Grim Street. We will offer hands-on art projects for children of all ages. This is a great opportunity to showcase McKinley’s art program and model community involvement for our children. We usually get a few prospective McKinley families stop by and ask questions about our school.

We need a few additional art ambassadors. Please consider signing up for a shift:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com


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Blood Drive at McKinley Elementary – June 8, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 10.07.58 AMMcKinley students, Santana, Gabriel, Morgan and Nicholas, have chosen to explore and support the San Diego Blood Bank for their IB Exhibition project. For their action, they are hosting a blood drive here at McKinley Elementary on June 8, 2017, from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, and would like to invite all parents and staff to participate and donate blood.

Location: Parking Lot at 3045 Felton St.

Sign Up Here. Click on “Donate Now,” scroll down to June 8, 2017, select the time and location at McKinley, and enter the sponsor code “MCKE.”

Hope to see you there!!


Drop off/Pick up Zone Reminder

Dear Parents,

Please remember the white 3-minute zones around the school are for drop off/pick up only. Cars should not be left unattended in these spots.

Please help keep the traffic moving during the busy hours by quickly dropping off or picking up in the white 3-minute zones. If you plan to walk your child into school, please park in a long term parking spot.

Thank you!


Office Art Mural – Update

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Thank you for all the bottle tops donations. The office art mural is coming along nicely! We still need more colored bottle tops. Please leave in the box by the office. Thank you so much!


McKinley Dine Out this Thursday at Buona Forchetta!

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This month, Buona Forchetta is generously donating 25% precent of Thursday’s proceeds to McKinley Elementary when you bring in the Dine Out flyer between 12-3 pm & 5-11 pm for Dine in or Take Out! Thank you, Buona Forchetta!

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THURSDAY MAY 18th, 2017

LOCATION
3001 Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92104
619-381-4844

 

Must present flyer at time of purchase. (Digital OK.)

Click on flyer to print: Dine-Out at Buona Forchetta Flyer


Teacher Pink Slips Rescinded

I wanted to share the great news that SDUSD School Board rescinded all pink slips last night! Mrs. MacElwee, Mrs. Schoonmaker and Mrs. Seims will be returning in the Fall and we couldn’t be happier!

Sincerely,

Principal Ganderton


North Park Festival of the Arts

npmsfestivaladThe North Park Festival of the Arts is on May 20. It’s a fun community festival that features a hands-on Kids Art Block. McKinley will have a booth and will be doing a really fun art project as well as displaying some of our CRAVE art. Please sign up here for a shift! It’s a fun event to be a part of!


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New Student Soiree for Future Roosevelt Students – 5/16

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Mark Tuesday, May 16, on your calendars for the Roosevelt New Student Soiree & IB Festival if your student is planning to attend Roosevelt IB Middle School in the Fall.

5:00 – 5:30pm: Informal meet and greet with staff, learn about school polices, and purchase uniforms.

5:30 – 7:00pm: Stick around for the IB Festival and see academic displays in the library, live performances by the Orchestra and Spirit Squad, visit the Scholastic Book Fair, and more.

 


5th Grade Action Week, 5/8 – 5/12

Support the 5th grade during Action Week as they make a difference in their community. Boxes will be placed throughout the school to accept donations for nonprofit organizations such as Make a Wish, PAWS, Goodwill, Blood Bank, Project Wildlife and many more.

The 5th graders will be selling drinks, food and treats on May 11th, Thursday so please bring your donations!