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.
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
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!
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.