Hello McKinley Families,
Starting Monday, March 4th the student day at every school will be 20 minutes longer. The student day will start 10 minutes earlier (7:50am) in the morning and student dismissal will be 10 minutes later each day (3:00pm). Beginning Wednesday, March 6th there will be no more early release on Wednesdays for the remainder of the school year. April 22nd had previously been listed as Spring Break #2 with no school for students will now be used as a snow makeup day. Students will attend school as usual.
Daily Schedule starting Monday March 4th.
7:25 Drop off begins and Breakfast is served
7:42 First Bell Rings (Line-up)
7:45 Students enter the building
7:50 Tardy Bell (School Day Begins)
***NO early dismissal Wednesday’s for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.
Kindergarten Round up
The 2019 Kindergarten Roundup date has been set for Thursday, March 7th, 2019 from 9:00-10:00am at McKinley Elementary. Please help spread the word throughout our McKinley community. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office at 563-723-6800. More information will be coming out through upcoming eblasts and letters home in Tuesday folders.
Encourage relatives and friends to participate in this year’s School Challenge! Top school will receive $500!! Not a student? You can still participate by designating your favorite school on your registration and you will be included in the grand totals!
Mark your calendars! The 37th Annual CASI St. Patrick’s Day Race Presented by Wells Fargo is Saturday, March 16, 2019. Walker, runner, beginner or pro – there’s a race for everyone from our Tot Trot to our 1 Mile Family Fun Run to our 5K. Funds raised benefit CASI’s mission of supporting seniors in the Quad Cities.
Can’t make the Race? Our ghost runner option allows everyone to support seniors. As a ghost runner, you still receive a t-shirt.
Make sure you wear your most festive St. Patrick’s Day attire to be automatically entered into the Costume Contest sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates.
Come for the races and stay for the fun at the Iowa American Water post-Race party! We will have snacks, water, and adult beverages and announce the winners of each age category.
Packet pick up is at the Figge Art Museum on Friday, March 15 from Noon to 6:00pm and on Race Day (Saturday, March 16) from 7:00am to Race Time.
Message from our Counselor
Dear McKinley Family,
I want you to be aware of a disturbing new craze circulating on social media called the MoMo challenge. This is some sort of game/challenge that is hacking into games such as Fortnite, Minecraft, YouTube, and Peppa Pig just to name a few. Once it hacks into a game, it can pop up when any child is playing that game and challenge kids to hurt themselves and eventually commit suicide.
I have included several links to articles talking about MoMo, giving information about the challenge and the concerns and the possibility that it may be a hoax. As with anything, we feel it is best to be educated and aware as much as possible. We will always forward information of this kind on to parents. Please read the articles and do some research on this. If you hear your child(ren) talking about MoMo, please intervene! More and more with social media, games, you name it, parental involvement is key!
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me.
Mrs. Ehrecke, School Counselor
Articles about Momo Challenge:
How to talk to your kids:
- March 4th 2nd grade Music Performance 6pm
- March 7th Kindergarten Round-up 9-10am
- March 8th Spring Pictures
- March 11th-15th No School Spring Break