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Last Friday’s Back to School BBQ and movie night was a wonderful event for our school community. Thank you to the PTA, the Dad’s Club and our BBQ coordinators – Kate Ehrhardt, Dina DiLorento, Karen Senffner, and Erica Gaddi for all their hard work. It was quite a sight to see all the blankets laid out and little chairs lined up waiting for the movie to start. thank you McKinley community for coming out to celebrate our new year of “higher learning.”
Back to School Night
Wow! What a turn out last night! Parents were thrilled to hear all about the comprehensive educational programs ahead for their children. I want to thank our whole staff for their dedication to our Bulldogs. Our teachers put a lot of time and thought into preparing their presentations – HUGE round of applause for our teachers!
Smile …Picture Day is next Wednesday – 9/17
We have scheduled our annual Picture Day for next Wednesday, September 17. We have sent home the order form for pictures – please complete online or return the payment envelope with your child on picture day. Students will have an individual photo taken, as well as, a class photo with their teacher. Picture make up day is scheduled for November 5. If you need an additional photo form, we have extras on the Parent Information Table.
Parent Teacher – Goal Setting Conferences
This year we are following the same schedule and format for parent conferences throughout the District. Our first parent teacher conference is one of creating a partnership with parents in developing student goals for the year. In preparation for the goals conference, at Back to School Night teachers asked parents to complete a pre-conference questionnaire and return it to your child’s teacher. The information is helpful in determining your child’s academic and social goals for the year. Goal setting conferences for TK-5 grade are scheduled for September 22 through September 26 and we are on a minimum day schedule. Because of the larger class sizes, 4th and 5th grades continue parent conference on September 29-October 1. During this time 4th and 5th grade students will be on a minimum day schedule 8:30-1:30.
How to sign up for a conference?
Sign up sheets for parent conferences will be posted outside of school near the front doors beginning on Tuesday, September 16. These sign up sheets remain up until 3:30 on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Parents that have not signed up for a conference slot will be assigned a time by the teacher.
Musical Instruments Needed
Do you have a musical instrument that is longing to be played by an inspiring musician? Look not further – we are taking donation of instruments for our band students. Please contact Miss Valerio if you have a donation to make to our band.
Bulletin translation via Google – We are looking for help translating the bulletin every Wednesday. Please contact Miss Valerio if you can help out.
This Week's Schedule
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