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Spring ASE Applications – A few spots left!

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If you missed the deadline and really want to sign up, please take advantage of the is 1 day only opportunity. Click on the link below:

Registration is temporarily open for Late Applications Jan. 18th. Registration will close at 8:00 pm tonight.

The McKinley Parent Teacher Club offers a variety of After School Enrichment (ASE) opportunities on Thursday afternoons. Classes are one hour long, starting at 12:20 pm and will be offered in 2 periods.

Students participating in Prime Time & Character Builders are welcome; however, those that are enrolled in after-school tutoring may not always be able to join. (The after school Spanish program is run independent of this program and conflicts with the first hour. Please visit the Spanish Language Program page for more information.)

Spring Session: Jan. 26th – Mar. 16th (8 weeks)  Flyer (EN) / Flyer (ES)

Please visit the ASE page for class descriptions and to register online. We encourage you to register online, if possible. However, if you need a hard copy, there will be a few extras in the front office.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact  Pauline Treviño as soon as possible.


Spring ASE Applications Are Available!

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The McKinley Parent Teacher Club offers a variety of After School Enrichment (ASE) opportunities on Thursday afternoons. Classes are one hour long, starting at 12:20 pm and will be offered in 2 periods.

Students participating in Prime Time & Character Builders are welcome; however, those that are enrolled in after-school tutoring may not always be able to join. (The after school Spanish program is run independent of this program and conflicts with the first hour. Please visit the Spanish Language Program page for more information.)

Spring Session: Jan. 26th – Mar. 16th (8 weeks)  Flyer (EN) / Flyer (ES)

Please visit the ASE page for class descriptions and to register online. We encourage you to register online, if possible. However, if you need a hard copy, there will be a few extras in the front office.

Applications will be accepted with payment through January 11th, 4PM. Volunteers will be in front of the office to answer questions and process registrations over the next few days. Dates/times will be posted on the Calendar.

Please note that our program is slightly reduced this year due to construction and other space constraints. While we try to accommodate all students that apply, we anticipate running lotteries for impacted classes. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact  Pauline Treviño as soon as possible.


Fall ASE Update

ASE logo smallGreat news! We’ve been able to add a 2nd hour of WOW LEGO® Elementary Engineering 2 – Machines(2nd-5th). If you’ve already applied and need to update your application to take advantage of this class, please email Bridgette Tullis before Sept. 7th.  (It’s offered 1:30-2:30 pm.) 

Also, I regret to inform you that we didn’t get enough volunteers for registration tables this week before school. So, if you have any questions, please address them by email for now. If we get volunteers for Tuesday & Wednesday, we will have a registration table in front of the school. If you haven’t done so, please visit the ASE page to take advantage of the new online application!


After School Enrichment

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The McKinley Parent Teacher Club offers a variety of After School Enrichment opportunities on Thursday afternoons. Classes are one hour long, starting at 12:20 pm and will be offered in 2 periods.

Students participating in Prime Time & Character Builders are welcome; however, those that are enrolled in after-school tutoring may not always be able to join. (The after school Spanish program is run independent of this program and conflicts with the first hour. Please visit the Spanish Language Program page for more information.)

Fall 2016 ASE: Sept. 22nd – Nov. 10th

Fall applications will be sent home this week to the TK & K classrooms. All other grades will receive a flier with information on our new online application! Please visit the ASE page for class descriptions and to register online. We encourage you to register online, if possible. However, if you need a hard copy, there will be a few extras in the front office.

Applications will be accepted with payment through September 7th, 4PM. Volunteers will be in front of the office to answer questions and process registrations on the following days:

  • Thursday, 8:15-8:45 am
  • Friday, 8:15-8:45 am
  • Tuesday, 8:15-8:45 am, 2:45-3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 8:15-8:45 am, 2:45-3:30 pm

Please note that our program is slightly reduced this year due to construction and other space constraints. While we try to accommodate all students that apply, we anticipate running lotteries for impacted classes. If your child does not get into the program this Fall, they will get priority for the Spring program.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact  Pauline Treviño as soon as possible.


Creative Kids Class Mondays After School

Children will express their creativity and have fun experimenting in the Green Art Lab with artist, Joan Green. Each week we’ll offer a different palette of reusable materials – clean and safe items saved from the landfill and turned into amazing one-of-a-kind creations such as inventions, games, vehicles, instruments, sculptures and dioramas. Students will work individually and collaboratively. Through art making they will find their inventor, engineer, designer, artist, and environmentalist self! This class encourages problem solving, social-emotional opportunities, creative thinking, fine motor skills, and more with STEAM concepts. Ages 5 and up. Small ratio of 8 students per teacher.

Mondays
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Expressive Arts SD
3201 Thorn St., SD 92014

Green Art Labs Website

We can walk kids over to the class from McKinley for an additional fee.

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Chess Tournament

The Mountain Lake Chess Camp (provider of McKinley after school chess club) & IM Larry Evans
host their fifth
Interscholastic Chess Tournament
on Sunday, May 15 from 12:00 – 3:30

Get a National Ranking!
Advanced section now rated by
United States Chess Federation.
Time Control: G/20
(bring chess clock if you have one)
This tournament is open to students at all skill levels, with trophies awarded to the top finishers in each section. We will also provide an ice cream snack during the break.
Date: May 15, 2016
Price: $25 ($5 off if you register before May 13)
Registration: 11:00-12:00 on-site
Tournament Time: 12:30 – 3:30
Location: Pacific Bluffs Clubhouse
Address: 5326 Mount Alifan Dr., San Diego, CA 92111You can register online at our website, www.chesscamp.net, or fill out and mail the linked form to: 155 G Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910First game starts at 12:30. Please arrive no later than 12:00 for first pairings.

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Weekly Papers

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2016 Spring ASE Student Form ENGLISH

2016 Spring ASE Information SPANISH

2016 Spring ASE Student Form SPANISH

 

Morley Field Spring Program

Piano Lessons

Soccer Kids Spring Camp & Futsal

 


After School Enrichment Applications Out Today!

ASE_logo_1dIt’s time for Spring Clubs! What will your child be doing on Thursday afternoons this spring? Chess or Flamenco or Soccer? So many choices! Clubs/classes are one hour long, starting at 12:20 pm on Thursday afternoons and will be offered in 2 sessions.  Classes will run April 7th-June 2nd (no class on May 26th).

 

Check out all the club descriptions and much more information here: ASE Page

Spring applications will be sent home today, March 16th, 2016. More are available in the front office, or can be downloaded from our website ASE Page.  Applications will be accepted with payment through March 23rd, 2016, 4:00 pm. Applications received late will not be considered for any lotteries. To ensure your application is received on time, please deposit in the “PTA” box in the front office. This program is run by the PTC, and all questions should be directed to the ASE Chair, Bridgette Tullis.
If you can volunteer to help with clubs, please contact Pauline Treviño. Volunteers escort TK-1st Grade Students to & from classes, assist ASE Instructors in the classrooms, and help with various PTC and CRAVE art program projects.

Keep on learning!

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After School Enrichment (ASE) – Winter Applications due Jan. 13th

ASE_logo_1dReminder: Applications are due Wednesday, January 13th. Turn in your application with payment by submitting it to your child’s teacher or depositing it in the green PTC lockbox in the front office.

ASE Volunteers will be on-site to answer your questions and receive your applications & payments (including credit cards) at the following times:

  • Monday: 8:20 – 8:45 am & 2:45 – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:20 – 8:45 am & 2:45 – 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:20 – 8:45 am & 2:45 – 3:30 pm

Please visit the ASE page for class descriptions and downloadable application.

Applications will be accepted with payment through January 13th, 2016, 4:00 pm.

This program is organized by parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Pauline P. Treviño as soon as possible. Opportunities include: assisting with registration, escorting students, and assisting instructors in class.


CORRECTION: After School Enrichment (ASE) – Winter Applications due Jan. 13th

ASE_logo_1dThe McKinley Parent Teacher Club offers a variety of Afterschool Enrichment opportunities on Thursday afternoons. The Winter 2016 session will be 8 weeks.  Classes are one hour long, starting at 12:20 pm and will be offered in 2 sessions.

Winter 2016 ASE: Jan. 21st – Mar. 10th

Winter applications will be sent home this week. Please visit the ASE page for class descriptions and downloadable application.

Applications will be accepted with payment through January 13th, 2016.

This program is organized by parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Pauline P. Treviño as soon as possible. Opportunities include: assisting with registration, escorting students, and assisting instructors in class.


After School Enrichment (ASE) – New Classes Added

ASE_logo_1dThe McKinley Parent Teacher Club offers a variety of Afterschool Enrichment opportunities on Thursday afternoons. The Fall 2015 session will be 8 weeks and starts this Thursday.  This year we received an unprecedented number of applications. In order to accommodate as many students as possible, we added two new classes.  There are still a limited number of spaces available in the following classes. If you are interested, please contact Bridgette Tullis by Wednesday, 12:00 PM. This is open to your child even if they missed the previous deadline.

Also, due to the popularity of this Parent Volunteer organized program, we need several additional volunteers to help on Thursdays.  If you can spare some time, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact our ASE Volunteer Coordinator, Pauline Trevino ASAP.  Thank you!

Fall 2015 ASE: Thursdays, Sept. 24th – Nov. 12th

Robolink (4th-5th) – New!

Robolink (http://robolink.com) will teach students how construct machines that not only move, but also respond to the environment around them.   Through playing and interacting with their creations, students learn about the sensor technologies and data-processing algorithms that give robots their autonomy. No prior experience in computer programming is necessary to complete any of the projects, but each class will require students to exercise creativity, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail. $90

Soccer Kids America (TK-5th) – New!

Soccer class for youth ages 5-12 years old. Kids will have fun learning, improving in their skill level, building self confidence and making new friends. Class will cover the fundamentals of soccer through fun games and drills led by professional coaches who specialize in working with youth. Visit: Soccer Kids America for more information. $80

Please visit the ASE page for class descriptions and more details.


After School Enrichment (ASE) Applications Due September 16th! ASE Volunteers in Library Afterschool to Assist!

ASE_logo_1dASE (After School Enrichment) Applications are due Wednesday, September 16th. Turn in your application with payment by submitting it to your child’s teacher, depositing it in the green PTC lockbox in the front office, or meet the ASE Volunteers Team in the library 2:45pm-3:45pmASE Volunteers will be on-site to answer your questions and receive your applications & payments.


March McKinley Messenger and Weekly Papers!

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Click to read more!

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Reminder: ASE applications due today!

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Spring 2015 Session:  Apr. 9th – May 14th

Download the Spring 2015 Application here:

English:  Information, Form

Español:  Información, Formulario

Applications will be accepted with payment through March 20th, 2015.

For more information, visit the ASE page:  https://mckinleyptc.com/programs/afterschool-clubs/


Spring ASE Applications are available now!

ASE_logo_1dThe McKinley Parent Teacher Club offers a variety of Afterschool Enrichment opportunities on Thursday afternoons. The Spring 2015 session will be 6 weeks.  Classes are one hour long, starting at 1:00 pm and will be offered in 2 sessions.  Prime Time students are welcome; however, those that are enrolled in after-school tutoring may not always be able to join.  This year we are piloting a Winter program in addition to Fall and Spring.

  • Fall 2014 ASE: Sept. 25th – Nov. 13th
  • Winter 2015:  Jan. 29th – Mar. 19th
  • Spring 2015:  Apr. 9th – May 14th

Download the Spring 2015 Application here:

English:  Information, Form

Español:  Información, Formulario

Spring applications were sent home on Friday, March 13 th.  Applications will be accepted with payment through March 20th, 2015.

For more information, visit the ASE page:  https://mckinleyptc.com/programs/afterschool-clubs/


McKinley Alumnus Nathan Odom is a MasterChef Jr. Finalist!

Nathan Odom of North Park competing on MasterChef Jr.
Nathan Odom of North Park competing on MasterChef Jr.

Nathan Odom of North Park competing on MasterChef Jr.

Spoiler alert: a former McKinley Elementary and current Roosevelt Middle School student Nathan Odom is one of two remaining junior chefs on Fox’s hit reality cooking competition MasterChef Jr.! 

Tune in Tuesday night to find out who wins, and to support one of our own! Congratulations, Nathan!

Nathan Odom, pictured on the far left, is a former McKinley student and participant in the Scratch after-school cooking class.

Nathan Odom, pictured on the far left, is a former McKinley student and participant in the Scratch after-school cooking class.

 

An excerpt from Nathan’s interview in UT San Diego:

“It’s widely known that North Park is considered one of San Diego’s food meccas, but the neighborhood is also home to a budding young chef.

Nathan Odom, a 13-year-old from Roosevelt Middle School, is currently starring on the third season of “MasterChef Junior,” a reality cooking competition on Fox.

On the show, he’s had to do everything from cook octopus to make complicated sauces good enough to impress judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot. Odom is among the top four chefs still competing and can be seen at 8 p.m. Tuesday vying for the top spot.

Odom, who was introduced to the TV show after watching the first season, tells us about his time in the spotlight.nathan_bio

Q: Why did you want to audition for “MasterChef Junior?”

A: Because it seemed like a lot of fun, and I wanted an excuse to cook every day.

Q: What was the audition process like?

A: It started out with us being tested on our basic skills, and the auditions got slightly harder every time. I found out I was on the show one morning while I was making breakfast.

Q: How long have you been cooking?

A: Since I was about 6 years old. I usually just helped out baking cookies and doing minor stuff. Occasionally I would help my Nonie (grandma) make pasta. But the main thing that taught me to cook was the Scratch Culinary Education Program at my school, a program started by Chef Ricardo Heredia that focuses on inner-city fourth- and fifth-grade kids who don’t have a lot of opportunities to cook with nice ingredients at home.

Q: Did you have to convince your parents to let you try things on your own?

A: My parents were always really supportive of the things I wanted to do, so it didn’t take much convincing for them to let me cook. I usually cook for my family about 30 to 40 percent of the time, but my mom and I both love using the kitchen, so we share the cooking!

Q: What are some of your favorite things to make?

A: I really enjoy making ramen and Japanese foods, but I also really like French pastries. I really like making macarons, mille-feuilles (puff pastry with vanilla and custard), Mont Blancs (puréed, sweetened chestnuts) and tarts.

Well done, Nathan!! Read more after the break, and don’t forget to tune in Tuesday night on Fox!  (more…)


McKinley School Garden Giveaway- Today!

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The ASE gardening club has harvested fresh produce for families to take home today at pick-up. A big thanks to the kids for their green thumbs!

And don’t forget it’s Family Friday– meet at 2:40 in the media center.

Have a great weekend!


This Week at McKinley

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– No weekly papers this week!

– Family Friday is this week– meet in the media center at 2:40PM

– Variety Show rehearsals are in full swing– more info  here.

– ASE classes are in session and students are having a blast!

– The school garden is bloom! Check out all the beautiful produce and new garden beds:

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This Week at McKinley & January McKinley Messenger!

Here’s what’s happening at McKinley this week, as well as the info from weekly papers:

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ASE – Spots Available in Gardening Club!

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Winter 2015 (January 29th –March 19th) ASE (After School Enrichment) has approximately 10 spots available in Gardening Club!

school garden maggieThis class was not presented in the original application info and sheet for Winter ASE Classes. This additional opportunity just recently became available. 

The class will be conducted by the Dig Down Deep Garden Educators (Garden Wheel teachers for McKinley) in the school garden. The class is Thursday from 1:00-3:00 pm (2 hours) for $60.

They will work on winter crops and planting perennials, weeding, mulching, composting. Also, they will work on signage and taste the flavors of McKinley garden-grown harvests.

If your child is interested, please contact Bridgette Tullis at npfam@me.com or 619.851.4105.

Invierno 2015 (29 de Enero – 19 de Marzo)

¡Clase de Jardinería tiene 10 plazas disponibles!

La clase de Jardinería no se presentó en la información original de las Clases ASE para Invierno 2015. Esta oportunidad acaba de incorporarse a las demás clases.

La clase será dictada por los maestros de Dig Down Deep (los mismos que dictan la porción de Jardinería de la rotación Wheel para McKinley) en el jardín de la escuela. Las clases serán los jueves de 1:00pm a 3:00pm (2 horas). Costo: $60.

Ellos trabajarán en los cultivos de invierno, plantación de plantas perennes, desmalezado, abonado, y compostaje. Además, van a trabajar en la señalización y degustar las cosechas del jardín de McKinley.

Si su hijo(a) está interesado(a), por favor póngase en contacto con Bridgette Tullis

en npfam@me.com o 619.851.4105.