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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


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.

 


McKinley Water Testing Results

Below is Principal Ganderton’s update on the water testing results at McKinley (Haga clic aquí para Español). Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 12.59.34 PM


Registration for the 2017-18 School Year

The McKinley registration window for new student enrollment will be open April 24 – May 19, 2017 for all grades. Office hours for enrollment are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday (see enrollment guidelines and forms).

You will need the following documentation to register: Proof of residence (utility bill, rental agreement, etc…), birth certificate, and immunization records.

In order to assure your child’s placement for the 2017 fall school year, please enroll during these dates.


Water Sampling Reminder

Dear McKinley School, Parents and Staff:

At McKinley School, the well-being of students and staff is our top priority. For that reason, San Diego Unified School District has asked the City of San Diego to test the water at our school site (Español aquí).

Beginning Tuesday, April 4, the City of San Diego will initiate water testing for lead across the San Diego Unified School District. It’s anticipated that the water at all district schools, including charter schools on district property, will be tested for lead by the end of the traditional school year in June.

The safety and health of students and staff across San Diego Unified is the highest priority for the district. Therefore, the city will be using a geographic approach that provides the most efficient testing. Five schools will be tested daily, beginning at the southeast corner of the district where some of the oldest district schools are located. City staff will work their way north and west until all of the testing is done. The comprehensive effort will take multiple months to complete due to the relevant regulatory requirements.

Testing will occur in the early morning hours, before the school day begins. Up to five samples will be taken at each site. The sampling locations may include drinking fountains, cafeterias and food preparation areas. The city will analyze the water samples and notify the school district of the results.

If results indicate that there is lead above allowable levels, district staff will determine the source of contamination and take appropriate action on a case-by-case basis (e.g., turn off water, replace fixtures and/or make plumbing repairs).

I want to reiterate that, at this time, there is no indication of unsafe levels of lead in our school’s water system, and the district’s testing is being done out of an abundance of caution. I will continue to monitor these efforts and will provide timely updates to our community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

For more information on the district’s plan and water testing results as they become available, please visit https://www.sandiegounified.org/watersampling.

Sincerely,

Deb Ganderton
Principal


Jog-A-Thon Money Due Friday, 3/24

This Friday, March 24th, is the last day to get your pledged Jogathon money in. It’s also the last day we will count money toward prizes and raffle tickets. Please bring your pledge money in by Friday!


Update on 2017-2018 Budget

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 6.22.54 AMThe district has posted the 2017-18 BUDGET UPDATE presentation and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the SDUSD website for your reference.


Girl Scouts Info & Celebration – March 7

 

On Tuesday, March 7, at Girl Scouts Balboa Campus, 1231 Upas Street, San Diego 92103 at 6:00pm, the Girl Scouts are celebrating their birthday of 100 years.

Find out how to join troops, info about summer camps, and more! (See flyer for details.)

 


Wear Your Pajamas for Read Across America – March 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2nd is National Read Across America Day to honor Dr. Seuss’ birthday. McKinley will be celebrating this Thursday by allowing students to come to school dressed in their pajamas (please no slippers, stuffed animals or toys). We will also have a designated 30 minute community reading time from 8:45-9:15 for students to go outside and read their favorite Dr. Seuss books. Parents are welcome to join their child for this reading time.

Dr. Seuss forever changed the way children’s books were written and he continues to inspire generations. Thank you so much and happy reading!


Immigration Forums 2/22 – 2/24

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Do you have a question about an immigration topic?
Learn the facts at a community forum (flyer en Español and see details on Facebook).
Topics include:
•Applying for U.S. Citizenship
•Information about DACA
•Legal Rights
•Refugee Status

The forums will be held from 5pm-7pm at:
2/22, Wednesday – San Diego High School
2/23, Thursday – Mann Middle School
2/24, Friday – Mira Mesa High School

Childcare and refreshments provided.

Brought to you by the San Diego Unified School District Office of Family and Community Engagement and the PTSA.


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.


McKinley Joint Use Park Update

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The rain has been a setback, but on the up side, the soil has been “flushed” and should better support the subsequent sod installation. (For the record, there are technical terms for “flushed”, but I’m at a loss for what they are at this moment, so I’m sticking with layman’s language.)

This week our district support team met with City in effort to correct all irrigation issues for the field. Once we have 10 days of clear weather, the balance of scope -grass field, ramps, playground and surrounding areas will move forward.

We’ve been told our field will be ready by the end of April and the city will release the field for daily use shortly after that.

We’ll keep our school community updated with regular posts. We’re on the home stretch folks!

Sincerely,

Principal Ganderton


Digital Gym Camp Monday, 1/16

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Anyone still looking for a camp on January 16th? Don’t forget that Digital Gym is offering a day camp from 8:30 – 3:00 pm. Extended care is available until 5:00 pm. It’s open to children ages 6-14. Students will learn storyboarding, stop-motion animation, green screen and other digital video techniques and editing software. Digital Gym is also coming to McKinley’s ASE program starting January 26th, so this might be a good way to try it out (see flyer for details).

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.


2017 McKinley Variety Show

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The 2017 McKinley Variety Show is just around the corner!
Ask your child to be thinking about what they might want to do to show off their talents. Registration and auditions will be coming in January. Be looking for more information soon.
Happy Holidays,

Elizabeth Newlin

Variety Show Director


20th Annual SDCC Community Chili Contest 12/3/16

Come join the 20th Annual SDCC Community Chili Potluck & Contest!

This McKinley fundraiser and local tradition is where neighbors make, share, and vote for the best neighborhood chili.
Where: San Diego Ceramic Connection, 3216 Thorn St., San Diego 92104
When: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2016 from 1-4 pm
Info and sign-up: Click here or go to McKinley’s main office

Come buy a handmade ceramic chili bowl and enjoy a fun time with neighbors. 50% of the proceeds go to McKinley Elementary. Don’t want to buy a bowl? Bring your chili and/or a small donation for McKinley, and join the fun anyway.


McKinley Dine-Out Night 10/20

Present the attached flyer at Grand Ole BBQ y Asado and/or Coronado Spice & Tea  (electronic flyer accepted at Coronado Spice & Tea) on Thursday, 10/20, beginning at 12:00pm. 

McKinley Elementary will receive 20% of the proceeds from Grand Ole BBQ and 15% from Coronado Spice & Tea.


Complete Federal Survey Cards

federal_survey_cardsYour help and support with securing federal funding for our school would be greatly appreciated.

Each year, our district receives over $8 million in Impact Aid funding. This is not automatic – we must apply for it each year. The U.S. Department of Education requires that a survey be conducted each year and our district then files a claim based on the cards received. This process precludes us from using enrollment cards for this purpose so completing the Federal Survey Cards is critical.

These will be sent home on Wednesday and we ask that they are completed by each and every family in our school community. Please return completed forms to us on or before Wednesday, October 12th. (One card per family)

Those classes that have 100% of their cards returned will win a popsicle party (with heartfelt gratitude from their very appreciative principal).

With thanks in advance,
Deb Ganderton


School Choice Application Info

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The School Choice Application period for the 2017-18 school year opens on Oct. 3, 2016 and will close on Nov. 14, 2016. This is a change from prior years in order to align the district’s application window with neighboring school districts, and thus simplify the placement process for schools and families.

San Diego Unified offers excellent educational opportunities around every corner, and visiting your neighborhood school is a great place to start. However, students who want to attend a school other than their neighborhood school should submit a School Choice Application.

The process is not first come, first served, so there is no urgency to be the first to apply. All applications received by the Nov. 14 deadline are processed through a randomized computer lottery, using a priority structure to weigh factors such as magnet program continuity and sibling enrollment.

Applications will not be accepted after the deadline unless the student is new to the district or a current San Diego Unified student has a change of residence.

Students who were enrolled into their school of choice last year do not need to reapply to remain at that school unless they moved outside of the school district.

Please forward this information to anyone you know that might be interested in applying. This school year, McKinley had a very limited number of School Choice spots available to incoming kindergartners.  Visit SDUSD’s site for more information and ver flyer para Español.


Is My Child Changing Classrooms?

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Dear McKinley Families,
I know you are eager to hear an update on the possibility of class changes. Last week, I communicated a timeline, but wasn’t able to honor that timeline due to issues outside my “circle of control”.
On Friday, we were notified that we ARE getting an additional teacher!
As you can imagine, there are a lot of moving parts in a process like this. Principals are often in a holding pattern as determinations are made district wide to best meet the needs of each site. During the last three days, I asked myself, “Do I want to communicate every step or do I want to work every step?” I opted for the latter.
Our staff will convene this afternoon and examine our options. IAPW (in a perfect world), we’d be able to reduce class size, eliminate combos and have all students remain in their initial classroom placement. That said, it’s not a perfect world. I am providing the staff with options and we will vote on what we believe best supports the children in our charge. That decision will be communicated to our school community before I head home this evening. Families of children who are changing classrooms will be notified as soon as the district confirms our new teacher’s assignment.
Our district communicated that our new teacher should be joining us the first week in October. We will establish other opportunities for parents to meet the new teacher once for those students who have been reassigned.
Please plan on meeting with your child’s current teacher at tomorrow’s Back to School Night. I am available to answer any questions from 6:30 – 7:30 tomorrow evening (Thursday) and you can always reach me via email (dganderton@sandi.net).

Sincerely,

Principal Ganderton


Time Change for Back to School Night

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT HAPPENINGS

Apologies – I was left alone with the calendar over the summer (should never let that happen again) and entered 5:00 – 6:30 for Back to School Night (BTSN). My mistake.

BTSN is scheduled for the same time this year as in years past. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:30 on Thursday, 9/29.

Come early for food trucks on campus at 5:00 for those interested in purchasing dinner before classroom visitations and support the 5th graders by donating to their root beer float fundraiser at 5:30. 

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone!

Sincerely,

Principal Ganderton


A Message from Principal Ganderton

33245-NZCLE4.jpgDear McKinley Families,

We have a problem and a proposed solution.

Afternoon pick up is a problem.

Cars are blocking neighbors driveways, folks are double parking on our terribly narrow streets and kids – our most precious resource – are crossing the street between vehicles.

I’m asking for your help. Please leave all neighbor’s driveways open so they are available to owners. Sadly, some of our neighbors have had McKinley families refuse to move. This is unfortunate and reflects poorly on our otherwise awesome school community.

When approaching McKinley, please drive on Felton from SOUTH to NORTH. We checked with the city and were notified that they are unable to consider signage (with requests to drive in one direction only as school gets out) without a collective, unanimous agreement of all homeowners who are impacted. If our voluntary efforts are ineffective and concerns continue, we will examine next steps with the city.

Our collective commitment is to the safety and well-being of the children in our charge. Your support during afternoon pick up is most appreciated.

With thanks in advance,
Deb Ganderton


Seussical Update: Stage Crew Interest Form Available & Cast List Posted!

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The Cast list for Seussical has been posted. Thank you to everyone that auditioned! We had our biggest turnout yet, it’s going to be a great show! View the list here.

Stage Crew Interest Signup

CLOSES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23!

OPEN TO GRADES 3-5 ONLY
Please carefully fill out this form.

SHOW IS DECEMBER 8TH & 9TH.
Students should have availability the week before the show, (November 28-December 2) AND the week of the show (December 5-9). Please note any potential schedule conflicts in the form.

If you have more than one student interested, please fill out a form for each. Our Stage Crew may be smaller this year due to less set changes in the show. We will attempt to make room for as many as possible, but if there is exceeding interest, we will choose based on maturity, grade level and schedule availability.

For questions, please email Barbara Smith at BarbaraSmithWilke@gmail.com

 


A Message from Principal Ganderton

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Earlier this evening, our Human Resources office was contacting schools with an update on staffing (in other words, do we get an additional classroom teacher?) No final answer this evening, but they anticipate a determination sometime Thursday.

Once I have been notified and establish our final classroom count, I will be communicating with all families of children who will be changing classrooms before we head home for the weekend. (If you don’t hear from me, your child will remain in their current classroom assignment.)
I anticipate those students who do change teachers will begin in their new classroom on Monday.
Please feel free to call with any questions.
Respectfully,
Deb Ganderton


Future Classroom Changes, a Message from the Principal

 

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Unfortunately, the answer is, “We don’t know yet.” Our enrollment is quite high in some grade levels and low in others. We’ve felt like we’re playing a perpetual game of chess the last two weeks as we plan for a variety of class configurations based on daily enrollment numbers.

As of today, we are very close to getting an additional teacher IF we enroll additional 4th or 5th graders and don’t lose any students. Although we were hopeful we’d be able to reconfigure classrooms by the end of this week, our “on-the-cusp-kid-count” (my technical term) is so close to an additional teacher, that I’ve opted to wait rather than move students more than once.

Our final student count on Friday, September 16th, will determine our next steps.

Regardless of enrollment, I do know we will be reorganizing after September 19th and anticipate we will have one or more combination classrooms.

I realize that change can be disconcerting and want to reassure parents that a great deal of thought goes into this process. We aim to minimize the impact to both students and staff while honoring the established parameters of our employee’s contract.

If your child is selected to move, we will send a letter home with your child as soon as we’ve determined our final classroom counts and established where our combination classrooms will be. The next day, we will escort those students to their new classroom assignment and their new teacher will introduce them to their classmates. The following day, they will line up with their new classroom, and the teachers will begin the day with a “getting to know you” activity.

In the meantime, my heartfelt thanks to those teachers who are teaching regardless of their high class count and to parents who are patiently waiting to see if their child will transition to another classroom.

Sincerely,

Principal Ganderton


Casting Call: Seussical the Musical (Audition Registration Now Closed)

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McKinley Theatre Company (MTC) is excited to announce that our 2016 production will be Seussical Jr!  This musical is based on Dr. Seuss books, filled with songs and rhyming dialogue. There will be several group production numbers as well as character roles in which  all cast members will shine.

SEUSSICAL AUDITIONS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2016

AFTER SCHOOL, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

PLEASE REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION ONLINE AT:

AUDITION REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH

AUDITION REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

The cast list will be announced by the end of audition week. Parents of the cast are asked to attend an info meeting at the end of our first rehearsal. Our volunteer-run program can accept up to 70 students, including stage crew. Grades TK-3rd are more likely to be placed in group numbers. Lead roles will most likely be cast from grades 3-5.

Cast and crew are expected to commit to scheduled rehearsals and performances. Once the cast announcement is made, all families will be presented with a variety of volunteer opportunities to contribute to the success of the show.

We encourage interested students to start preparing now for auditions.

(NOTE: More information about Stage Crew coming soon)


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.


After School Spanish Club at McKinley

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Learning a new language is fun. Studies also show it’s great for the cognitive development of our children.  We’re very pleased to offer an After School Spanish Club presented by the IES Language Foundation.

Classes meet on Thursdays from 12:20 – 1:20 and will start on Thursday, September 22, 2016 and run until Thursday, May 18, 2017 on the McKinley campus.

The cost is $405 for the full year, or can be paid in three easy installments of $149 (due 9/16/16, 1/13/17, and 3/17/17). This program will supplement the Spanish language class your children already receive during the weekly wheel.

You can sign up online here. By phone by calling 619.584.7956. Or by email at iessandiego@gmail.com.

Please note that this program is separate from our After School Enrichment program that you can learn about here.

 


A message from the Principal

Dear McKinley School Community,
What a great first day! Especially appreciated was the excellent example our fifth graders set for our younger students at lunchtime! (Thanks, guys. Uber impressive!)
Any obstacle that was put in our path was overcome with brief brainstorming, collective cooperation and humor (the only way to solve problems!) Teachers were prepared, kids were excited and parents were appreciative. What more can a principal ask for?!?!? I am blessed.

With a happy heart,
Deb Ganderton

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Back to School Construction Update

McK Construction UpdateWe cannot wait to see you and your children tomorrow morning!

Please enter and exit our campus as you have in the past year.

This is an update on the ongoing construction at our school:

MAIN SCHOOL ENTRY/ACCESS
1. New concrete paving at the main school entry has been placed and complete. New ornamental fence posts are in place. However, given new ornamental fence panels and gates haven’t arrived, temorary fencing and gates for security and access/circulation have been installed.

2. The new ramp between Bldg. 100 and 200 has been placed and is complete, including paved tie-in to the top and bottom of the ramp and adjacent stairs. However, new handrails for the ramp haven’t arrived, so the ramp will not be accessible until railing is installed. An alternate route is available. Entrance remains the same and is accessible.

PARKING
1. Visitor and staff parking is open and accessible. New asphalt paving, striping and signage has been placed at the staff parking. The adjacent concrete paved walk between the exterior east wall of the boys’ restroom and the staff parking lot has also been placed. Railing and fencing at this location is not complete however. Therefore, cones/delineators will be placed at the edge of the new concrete walkway just south of the boys’ restroom.

PLAYGROUND
1. Ornamental fence panels between the joint-use field and school playground have been installed. Temporary fencing extends to the playcourt area to separate from work in the field to ensure safety.

We should have more updates to share with you shortly as work is progressing quickly. Your patience is appreciated!


Welcome Back & Class Lists Posted!

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Class rosters are now posted outside the main office! Please plan on lining up in  your child’s assigned classroom line on the first day of school, on the blacktop. The teachers will be holding signs to help you find your way.

We’re so excited to have your kids with us at McKinley Elementary School. Because the summer has been long, a few reminders:

The first day of school is Monday, August 29, 2016. We are starting a week early this year.

Please remember that each and every morning the campus opens at 7:45 AM for our students in our breakfast program.

The campus opens at 8:10 AM for all other students. (In the coming weeks we’ll share information about our Run for Your Life exercise program on the blacktop that will start at this time).

Short bell is at 8:20 AM. Students should start lining up with their class at this time.

At 8:25 AM the second bell rings. Students should be in line with their teachers at this time.

Class instruction begins exactly at 8:30 AM. Let’s start the year off with everyone at school on time and ready to learn!

On Monday mornings we have our weekly school assembly on the blacktop. Parents are encouraged to join us to learn about important school and community news.

School ends each day at 3 PM, with the exception of Thursdays, which is a minimum day.

Class ends at 12:15 PM on Thursdays. We’ll be sending out information about our After School Enrichment program on Thursdays shortly. Please stay tuned!

As you know, construction is ongoing on campus. Our principal, Deb Ganderton, is in contact with the construction project manager on a regular basis. Please expect an email this coming weekend that will let us know where to enter the campus for the first day of school. Your patience is appreciated!

If your child is enrolled in the breakfast program or purchases lunch through our cafeteria, you can check the menu here. Information will come home with your child about how to add money to their cafeteria account shortly.

We look forward to a wonderful school year with you!


McKinley Theatre Co. Announces Seussical the Musical for the 2016 Season!

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I can see that you’ve got quite a mind for your age! Why, one Think and you dragged me Right onto the stage!

Now, I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue With a Cat such as me, and a Thinker like you!  

Oh, the Thinks you can think! Oh, the Thinks you can think If you’re willing to try…

Think invisible ink! Or a gink with a stink! Or a stair to the sky…

If you open your mind, Oh, the Thinks you will find Lining up to get loose…

Oh, the Thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss!

– The Cat in the Hat, OH THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK, Seussical the Musical

 

Dear McKinley Families, 

McKinley Theatre Company (MTC) is excited to announce that our 2016 production will be Seussical Jr.! Performances will be December 8th & 9th in the McKinley Auditorium.

This musical is based on Dr. Seuss books filled with songs and rhyming dialogue. There will be several group production numbers as well as character roles in which  all cast members will shine.

MTC expects to hold auditions in late September. The cast list will be announced followed by a parent meeting that same week. Our volunteer-run program can accept up to 70 students, including stage crew. Grades TK-3rd are more likely to be placed in group numbers. Lead roles will most likely be cast from grades 3-5.

Cast and crew are expected to commit to scheduled rehearsals and performances. Once the cast announcement is made, all families will be presented with a variety of opportunities to contribute to the success of the show.    

We encourage interested students to start preparing now for auditions. 

To see examples of Seussical Jr. production numbers, please browse the web and look up additional information through the publishing company, Music Theatre International, or see the following links:

More details will be announced the first week of school!

For questions about the show, please contact Barbara Smith: BarbaraSmithWilke@Gmail.com


New Student Registration opens August 18th

 

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The McKinley office will re-open for new student registration August 18th. The office will be open from 8:00-3:00PM.

Save time by pre-enrolling online here (New to SD Unified students only), and then bring your immunization records, proof of residency, and student birth certificate or passport to McKinley during office hours. Enrollment forms will be available in the office as well.

See all enrollment requirements here.

New Students and Kindergarten Orientation is Friday, August 26th at 11:00am in the Auditorium.


Join the Communications Committee!

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We are in search of some volunteers to join the Communications Committee!  You will need access to a computer, and “meetings” are almost entirely through email.
We need:
  • Writers/Bloggers: Ability to post and/or edit on our McKinleyPTC.com website. (We use WordPress, which has a very short learning curve that we can teach you if needed) Most posts are emailed to us, and then we repost on the blog. Occasionally you will need to craft longer or original messages for web and print, so strong writing and grammar skills are appreciated. 🙂
  • Social Media-Savvy Posters: Help update and monitor the McKinleyPTC Facebook page (Facebook.com/McKinleyPTC) Posts from the website automatically post to Facebook, so this would mostly be helping respond to queries and comments on our page.
  • Website Designers or Coders: Experience editing websites using WordPress software and simple web form development (Google Forms).

If you have any of these skills and are interested in keeping the McKinley community in the loop, please send an email to Barbara SmithBridgette Tullis.


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!!

 


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! 🙂


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

rms grease danny sandy pic.jpegRoosevelt Theatre Co. invites you to a family-friendly production of the musical Grease!

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!