l McKinley eBlast : April 26th, 2019 | McKinley Elementary School
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  • McKinley Elementary School: A PBIS School
    Principal:Aaron Vincent
    1716 Kenwood Avenue
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: 563-723-6800
    Fax: 563-445-5977
    "We are Respectful, Responsible and Ready"
  • McKinley eBlast : April 26th, 2019

    Hello McKinley Families,


    What a great week at McKinley!  The Fine Arts Open House was a hit and we had several students and families attend.  The 5th grade band, drumming ensemble and each grade level performed throughout the evening.  Next week is spirit week which will conclude with PTA Fun Night on Friday.  Have a great weekend!


    Spirit Week

    It is spirit week next week!  

    Monday- Mismatch Day- Come dressed in mismatched/inside out/backwards clothes

    Tuesday- Country or Rock ‘n Roll- dress like a country or rockstar!

    Wednesday-  Favorite Sports Team- dress up in your favorite team’s gear

    Thursday- Fancy Pants- dress up and come looking a little “extra” this day!

    Friday-  McKinley Spirit Wear

    Last year we had students bring in change/money each day to participate- nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars.  We are asking participating students to bring in their change and use it in one of the jugs for our goat challenge!  All of the money we raise goes right back to our students!  It helps us purchase special classroom items and continue to provide access to new and exciting technology.  Thank you!


    3rd Grade Music Performance

    The 3rd Grade Music performance will take place on Monday, April 29th at 6pm in the auditorium.  Please have your students arrive by 5:50pm.


    Fun Night

    Our PTA Fun Night will be on May 3rd from 5:30-7:30pm.  Admission is $5 per student, parents and kids 3 and under get in free,  We will have free food and drinks, bounce houses, games, cake walk.  New this year are raffle prizes and a silent auction.  Come on out for a great family night at McKinley!!!


    PTA Meeting (May 9th)

    At the May 9th PTA meeting Board Elections will be held.  If you are interested in learning more or would like to become involved in the McKinley PTA Board, please make sure to be at the meeting which will start at 6pm in the library.


    Iowa State-wide Assessment of Student Progress (May 6-10)

    The Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) will replace the Iowa Assessments as Iowa’s state accountability test for students in grades 3-11.  Davenport Community Schools will take the assessment online starting April 29, 2019 for High School students and May 6, 2019 for Elementary and Intermediate School students.


    Some of the key differences between the ISASP and the Iowa Assessments include:

    • There will be a new test:  Language Arts and Writing.  This new test is in addition to Reading, Math and Science.
    • Only grades 5, 8 and 10 will be tested in Science.
    • The test will be administered online.
    • The ISASP will not be a timed test.
    • During this first administration, results will not be available until early fall 2019.


    The grade levels, tests and estimated administration times are provided below:

    Tests Grade Levels Estimated Administration Time (Minutes)
    Reading 3-11 60
    Language Arts and Writing 3-11 120
    Math 3-11 60
    Science 5, 8, 10 60


    A website is available for parents and students – Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress.  This site shares information about the ISASP, including trainings and practice tests so students can become familiar with the new assessment formats.  


    If you have any questions about the assessment, please contact your child’s building principal or Dawn Anderson Rascher, District ISASP Program Leader, andersonrascherd@davenportschools.org or 563/336-7471.


    Upcoming Dates

    • April 29th 3rd Grade Music Performance 6pm
    • May 3rd PTA Fun Night
    • May 6th 1st Grade Music Performance 2pm
    • May 6-10 State Testing (Iowa State-wide Assessment of Student Progress)
    • May 10th Muffins with Mom 7-7:45am