Join the Jog-A-Thon Committee!
The McKinley Jog-A-Thon has always been a GREAT fundraiser, raising over $50K last year! The big three events (SONO, Jog-A-Thon, and Gala) pay for the majority of the arts, dance, gardening, and the teachers’ training to maintain the school’s IB accreditation.
Please email or private message Mauricio Ahumada, email@example.com if you would like to help (he is fluent in Spanish too). He is requesting 7+ volunteers. The actual day of the event, March 17th, many additional volunteers will help with setup, lap counting, water, fruit, etc…
(Planning meetings will *always* be held in a brewery or somewhere equally as fun!)
Send your child a Valentine Gram for just $1. Your child can also send grams to friends at school. Each gram is sent with a Tootsie Pop and will be delivered to classrooms on Valentine’s Day, 2/14.
When: Purchase on 2/8, 2/9 and 2/10 before and after school
Where: Outside the school gates, at PrimeTime desk, (and confirming at Character Builders)
How much: $1 per gram
Start training for the McKinley Jog-a-thon to be held on March 17, 2017.
More details to follow soon but mark your calendars now. We will have fun showing our Irish colors for the Leprechaun run!
Seussical was amazing and I know everyone is exhausted after all of their hard work,
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.
Variety Show Director
McKinley Beautification Committee News
If you couldn’t join us for Green Day, consider joining us in the morning. Starting in December, on Monday and Wednesday mornings (8:00-8:20 am), we will be working on smaller projects in the garden and around campus. A great way to start your day, working alongside other McKinley families to make our campus even more awesome! See flyer for more details (Español).
Thanks to the dedicated volunteers who came out on November 5, our Fall Green Day was a huge success! The volunteers (more…)
Due to popular demand, Otter Pops are back! The 5th graders will be selling Otter Pops for $1 after school this Friday, October 28th (and they have upped their supply to satisfy more customers). Thank you for your support!
McKinley Elementary will receive 20% of the proceeds from Grand Ole BBQ and 15% from Coronado Spice & Tea.
Your 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,
Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each box top is worth 10¢. Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products, cut them out, and send them to school. The collection containers are in the hallway of the front office and at the PrimeTime check-in/out desk.
Last school year, we earned $490.30 for our school from Box Tops. All 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. This school year, our goal is to earn $1,000.00.
Thank you for your support,
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.
Picture Day is coming! Mark your calendars for Monday, October 10th. As the flyer states – Smile now – Pay later!
Need a TB test?
All McKinley volunteers are required to have an up-to-date TB test (within 4 years) to be a regular volunteer on campus.
Our local South Park Doctor, Dr. Tara Zandvliet, is offering to provide TB tests for just $10 (cost of supplies).
She will be across the street from McKinley at 3020 Felton Street on Wednesday, 10/5 from 7:30 – 9:00am for the skin prick and again on Friday, 10/7 from 7:30 – 9:00am for the reading. You must plan for BOTH days so mark your calendars! Click here for more details and ver aquí en Español.
Please vote for your McKinley School Site Council (SSC) candidates. One ballot per family. Return your ssc_parent_community_member_ballot to the office by Monday, October 3, 2016.
Click here to learn more about School Site Council (SSC).
- School Site Council (SSC) Ballot
- TB Test for Parent Volunteers
- TB Test for Parent Volunteers (Español)
Come support the McKinley 5th graders at Back to School Night by enjoying a ROOT BEER FLOAT on Thursday, 9/29 beginning at 5:30pm.
All donations go toward 5th grade events and activities throughout the school year.
(online ordering through paypal will be available soon!)
This week’s weekly papers was actually a brochure on this awesome event happening for 10 days throughout San Diego, San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering. The brochure was too big to scan, but here’s some information about the event.
The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is a ten-day educational experience including interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids and families in all that encompasses STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The week kicks off with its largest event EXPO Day (March 5th) at PETCO Park. EXPO Day is free and open to the public. Hundreds of community businesses and organizations will participate in EXPO Day in addition to over 60 programs and events that will follow throughout the week all throughout the county of San Diego. More than 75,000 kids, parents, teachers, industry leaders and community members are anticipated to attend during Festival Week. For more information and to see the calendar of events, visit https://www.lovestemsd.org/#page-top
Have you liked McKinley Elementary PTC Facebook page yet? You should because you might be missing out on some information that’s not on the blog!
Make sure you “like” McKinley Elementary PTC on Facebook! You don’t want to miss out on anything fun that’s not posted on the blog!
- Objection to Disclosure of Student Information and Records (!!!)
- Save the Date Spring Gala
- Kids’ Poster Contest