Hello McKinley Families,
We have lots of messages below for this upcoming week. Please be sure to read through them. Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!
McKinley Elementary is raising money for the Iowa Dance Marathon in honor of Kenzie Gamble who passed away from Ovarian Cancer this past December. Friday, February 7th we are having our Dance Marathon here at McKinley, from 5:00-7:00 pm Admission will be $5.00. There will be face painting, card making for the children at the Iowa Children’s Hospital, cookie decorating, and of course dancing! We hope to see you all there!
Monday – Bring a nickel and wear backwards clothes
Tuesday – Bring a dime and wear a hat
Wednesday – Bring a quarter and wear your favorite team apparel
Thursday – Bring 50 Cents and wear a pajamas
Friday – Bring a dollar and wear 100th day of School Shirts
Message From Stepping Stones
We want to make you aware the 2020 Caucus will be happening at McKinley on Monday night, 2/3/2020. Caucus staff will be arriving in the buildings by 4:30pm and it may be hectic. We wanted to make parents aware in the event you may want to pick your student up a bit earlier from program if able due to the event. The Stepping Stones program will run until 5:30pm.
McKinley School is planning once again to celebrate and learn about our multiculturalism on Friday, February 21 and we need your help! Classrooms are learning about the following countries: Australia, China, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Japan, India, Ireland, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, South Korea, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, USA, and Vietnam. If you have artifacts that we could borrow from one of these countries, please let us know below; then label it with your name and send it with your child by February 17. Please consider donating food for our students to sample from one of the countries. For example, we need items like apple pies (USA), tamales (Mexico), egg rolls, fried rice, irish soda bread, or any authentic dish that we can sample. We also need volunteers to donate their time on the day of the event. If you are able to help out in anyway, please complete the form below and return to school ASAP or email Lori Bates-Heithoff at email@example.com. Thank you so much for helping to make this a great learning experience for our students!
PTA Trivia Night
McKinley Trivia Night is coming up on Friday, March 6. To reserve your table of 8 for $100, sponsor the event, or volunteer your time, please email Carrie Heiting at Grmclr1@yahoo.com. Please see the attached letter for more information. Thanks!
4th and 5th grade Chess Club will be meeting on Wednesdays from 1:50-3:00 PM.
Preschool Registration for all DCSD Children’s Village Sites 2020-2021 School Year.
Wednesday, February 5th 2-6pm @ Children’s Village West (1757 W. 12th St.)
You’re invited to Introduce a Girl to STEAM at St. Ambrose University!
WHO: Girls in grades 2-8 and their guests
WHAT: Learn how fun and exciting STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) can be through hands-on activities
WHEN: Tuesday, February 18th, Open House 4-7pm
WHERE: St. Ambrose University, Rogalski Center Ballroom
THERE IS LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE, PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!
Online registration using this form is required.
- February 4th Skate Night 6-8pm
- February 13th PTA Meeting 6pm
- February 14th Valentine’s Parties 2:00-2:50pm
- February 21st Multicultural Day
- February 27th Movie Night at McKinley (Change of date from Blue Calendar)