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North Park Matrix Soccer Tryouts

North Park AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) has announced that they will be fielding several Matrix teams from our region for the first time beginning with the 2017 season — and tryouts start this weekend! Matrix teams are competitive soccer teams that play against other competitive club teams. However, because the teams fall under the umbrella of AYSO, Matrix teams are generally substantially less expensive than other club teams — while offering kids the chance to play competitive soccer with other kids from their local community. The Program maintains the AYSO Core values that include: Positive Coaching, Good Sportsmanship, and Player Development. More information, click here or see the matrix_tryouts_flyer.matrix

 

2nd Annual CRAVE Art Show!

The CRAVE Student Art Show will be held on June 3, 2017 from 3pm-7pm at the fabulous Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan. It was such a fun beautiful venue last year, and we are excited and grateful to be welcomed back again this year! All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our students have been working very hard on their art this year and are looking forward to showing off their creative talents at their art show. We look forward to seeing everyone come out and celebrate these awesome artists!

2017 McKinley Jog-A-Thon

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!

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January Dine-Out

Mazara Trattoria – Thursday, January 26

2302 30th St.

San Diego, CA 92104

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Take a night off from cooking! Mazara Trattoria  has generously offered to host McKinley’s January dine-out. So grab your flyer and head on over to Mazara’s on Thursday, Jan 26th. Flyers will be sent home on Tuesday for those receiving printed materials. Extra copies will be in the office and primetime on Thursday if you opt-out of printed materials. See you there!

PTC Meeting – Wednesday, January 25

Join us in the library at 6:15 PM. Come hear the latest McKinley news and exciting information on upcoming events. Free childcare and pizza provided in cafeteria.

Hope to see you there!

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 Music Winter Concert – 1/24

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Please join us for the McKinley Music Winter Concert featuring 4th and 5th grade Band, Choir, and String Orchestra.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
McKinley ES Auditorium

Performers must arrive at 6:00 pm
The concert starts at 6:30 pm

Student performers must dress appropriately:
Girls: Conservative black or white dresses, black dress pants or skirts with white top.
Boys: Black dress pants and white dress or polo shirt.
Shoes should be black if possible.
Please bring music stands if available.

(There will be a music assembly earlier in the day at 2:00 pm.)

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

Family Friday is Tomorrow!

IMG_6430Meet in the Media Center from 2-2:30 PM for a chat with Principal Ganderton. She will be presenting an overview of the school’s safety policy (what the school will do in the event of an earthquake or lock-down).

Afterwards, you’re welcome to pop in to your student’s class and join in on the fun!

Please check in and grab a visitor sticker in the main lobby.

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).

Congratulations, Mrs. Berg!

Click here for video on NBCSanDiego.com.

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Mrs. Ashely Knox-Berg, 5th grade teacher, will be honored this evening as a result of a parent nomination to the San Diego County Office of Education. She is most deserving of this award!

The segment Rory Devine filmed will be on the air tonight between 4:00 and 5:00 (probably closer to 4:30) on Channel 7, NBC.

Congratulations, Mrs. Berg!

Tonight! McKinley Teacher Receives Award

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Mrs. Ashely Knox-Berg, 5th grade teacher, will be honored this evening as a result of a parent nomination to the San Diego County Office of Education. She is most deserving of this award!

The segment Rory Devine filmed will be on the air tonight between 4:00 and 5:00 (probably closer to 4:30) on Channel 7, NBC.

Congratulations, Mrs. Berg!

Get Ready for McKinley’s 56th Annual Variety Show March 9th!

Get those Acts Ready!

Try-outs are Tuesday and Wednesday, January 17th and 18th, after school.

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Everyone can participate as long as they register by Thursday, January 12th. Registration can be done, and more information can be found online via the link below. (There will also be a few hard copies available in the front office).

Register online here

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Newlin: elillja@att.net

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.

The McKinley Theatre Co. Online Seussical Store is Now Open!

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Seussical The Musical (2016) – DVD Promo from McKinley Videos on Vimeo.

Shop the MTC Store!

Order your HD Digital Download and DVD of the “Seussical the Musical” show and enjoy with your family and friends. Photography, Souvenir Show Photos and T-Shirts are also available. Shop here.
ALL proceeds benefit McKinley Theatre Company productions. Thank you for supporting the performing arts at McKinley Elementary!

Deadline for Orders: Dec 28, 2016 at midnight.
Estimated Delivery: early – mid Jan 2017.

Support McKinley While Shopping on Amazon

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If you shop on Amazon.com, there is a way to divert a portion of your purchase as a charitable contribution to the McKinley School Foundation. The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to McKinley.

Signing up is easy! Logon to smile.amazon.com before shopping. Designate the McKinley School Foundation of San Diego as your charitable organization (you can change your selection anytime). Then shop as you would on Amazon.com.

 

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2017 McKinley Variety Show

Seussical was amazing and I know everyone is exhausted after all of their hard work,
but
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

McKinley Dine-Out Night 12/15

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December Dine-Out at Del Sur – Thursday, 12/15, 4:00 pm-9:30 pm
2310 30th St. San Diego

McKinley Elementary will receive 25% of the total cost of your order. Both Take Out and Dine In orders apply.

Electronic Flyer accepted. Present it on your phone. Tell them you’re with McKinley.

Celebration of Light

Wednesday, December 14, 20164:00pm to 6:00pm

San Diego Unified Family and Community Engagement Department is organizing an event to support the right of all students, regardless of race, color, national origin, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion to be educated in an environment free from fear, violence and intimidation. All staff, students and families are invited to attend.

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• Immigration advice
• Healthcare information
• LGBTQIA resources
• Muslim student support
• Unifying crafts for young children
• Food trucks/Bag lunches

Location:
Ballard Parent Center
2375 Congress St
San Diego, CA 92110

In support of this event, the San Diego Unified School Board passed a resolution at its Dec. 6 meeting reaffirming the values of peace, tolerance and respect for multiple perspectives.

For more information, go here.

For a flier, go here.

 

Santa’s Workshop This Saturday!

Calling all of Santa’s creative elves!

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3201 Thorn St. 92104

For more info: joan@greenartlabs.com or (619) 206-6613, www.greenartlabs.com or check out this flyer.

Sign up here: https://www.payit2.com/event/88960
Make hand-made gifts, decorations, cards, and wrappings – all with reusable materials. Only $20 per person, which includes all supplies. Create together as a family – all children under 13 are free with paying adult. Drop off ok for kids ages 5+, $20 per child.

Possibilities include:
Sewing with reusable fabric and burlap
Creative ornament and decoration making
Hand-painted wrapping paper
Hand-made cards and tags

Endless possibilities with materials such as:
Wood pieces
Corks
Fabric and burlap
Colorful plastic
Colorful papers
Tubes
Caps
Yarn
Paint, markers, glue guns, oil pastels
And so much more!

Support Kinder’s Cause at McKinley


In the spirit of the holidays, the Kindergarten classes have embarked on a community service project.

Last week, we discussed several different causes we could potentially support (e.g., hungry children, sick children, etc.), and then we voted to support animals in need. The specific shelter we will be supporting is the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe. Helen Woodward is a wonderful local shelter that relies heavily on volunteers and donations.

Click here to donate or bring any of the following items to ROOM 5 by 12/16: newspaper, puppy pads, unopened dog/cat food (wet or dry), plastic crates, blankets, grocery bags (paper or reusable), toner, printers, camera equipment, ladders, and spare coins.

We also created posters to spread the word of our project. They are posted around the campus…take a look.

Thank you for supporting Kinder’s Cause!

Sincerely,
The Kindergarten Classes

McKinley Theatre Co. Presents Seussical!

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ALL Families and Friends of McKinley Elementary are Invited to
McKinley Elementary Theatre Company’s production of
Seussical the Musical!
Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th
McKinley Elementary Auditorium
3045 Felton Street, San Diego, CA.
Doors Open at 6pm. Shows start at 6:30pm!
FREE ADMISSION! Donations Welcome.
Concessions Stand hosted by 5th Grade Families. Flowers available for purchase.

McKinley Beautification Brigade

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 Read the rest of this page »

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Community Chili Potluck and Contest

San Diego Ceramic Connection

Fundraiser for McKinley Elementary and neighborhood tradition!

Where: San Diego Ceramic Connection, 3216 Thorn St., San Diego 92104
When: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 2016 from 1-4 pm

The Community Chili Potluck is an event where neighbors make, share, and vote for the best neighborhood chili. For $20 you get your choice of a handmade ceramic chili bowl, SoNo Fest passes, and a fun time with neighbors. Half 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!

For more information and to sign up visit: www.SDCeramic.com or McKinley’s main office

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North Park Toyland Parade

Come & be a part of the North Park Toyland Parade with

McKinley Elementary!

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All McKinley students are invited to march with the McKinley entry at the Toyland Parade on Saturday, December 3rd from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Plan on arriving by 10:00 am and meeting around the Lions Club located at 3927 Utah St. We are dressing in McKinley/SONO shirts this year. We need parents to volunteer on the day of the event.

Contact Cheramie Raffield to volunteer or sign your child up to march in the parade: cheramieraffield@hotmail.com or 619.961.9417

Parking will be tight in the area, so plan ahead. There is $1 all day parking in the North Park Parking Garage from 8:00 am-6:30 pm, located on the corner of 29th and North Park Way.imgres

http://www.toylandparade.com/

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McKinley Dine-Out Night 11/17

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November Dine-Out at Pete’s SeafoodThursday, 11/17 from 12pm-9pm.
McKinley will receive 20% of the total cost of your order. Pete’s will honor the flyer on your phone. In fact, he says just let them know you’re with McKinley! See you there!

Also that night, our friends at Roosevelt Middle School PTSA will be holding a fundraiser at Thorn Street Brewery, 5-8pm. Stop by and enjoy a brew on your walk home from Pete’s. This event benefits the mosaic mural project they are working toward.

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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.

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Joint Use Park Update

McK Construction Update
So much is happening, and each step of the process brings us closer to the completion of our Joint Use Park!

This week features the import and placement of the topsoil for the field and of the decomposed granite areas, including the running path around the perimeter of the field. In addition, the new concrete walk on the southwest corner of the site has been completed, and the subcontractor is currently working on installation of the perimeter 10’ fence.

Placement of asphalt concrete paving in the play court area is scheduled to begin next week, along with concrete formwork for the ramp off Palm Street.

The construction crew, led by our very own Mike Pittman, will also be finishing up the ornamental fence, gate details, landscaping, and irrigation between Buildings 100/200.

-Principal Ganderton

Green Day is November 5!

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McKinley Elementary’s Fall Green Day
Campus Clean Up Event
November 5, 2016 9am-2pm

We need your help!
This year’s campus beautification projects include:
• Weeding and planting in the garden
• Installing rain barrels
• Art project for the kids
• Cleaning up around campus
• And giving our school some tender loving care!

We will have projects for the kids and all skill levels.
No experience or skills necessary!
Come volunteer with enthusiastic students and parents and help make our school campus even better!

See flyer for more details. (Espanol)

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Get Your Otter Pops Friday

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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!

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