Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas is Coming...

     Christmas is coming and McKinley Cougars have been busy! We've had a "food drive" for the food pantry! Thanks parents for giving! And thanks to our student council for counting cans and gathering them all up for our food pantry!
      And we have had a "coat drive" for the Salvation Army. Again parents, thanks for giving! And thanks to our AWESOME Mrs. Ellis and the student council for delivering them to the Salvation Army.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will be October 27-31.  Here are the dress up days:

Monday, Oct. 27 - Superhero Day
Tuesday, Oct. 28 - Crazy Hair Day
Wednesday, Oct. 29 - Inside Out Day
Thursday, Oct. 30 - Crazy Shoe/Sock Day
Friday, Oct. 31 - Halloween Costumes (No masks or full face make-up.) Halloween Parade during school in the afternoon.

The Pumpkin Walk/Carnival will be on Thursday, Oct. 30th from 5:30-7 PM.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Community Council Voting

Parents in keeping with Utah State policy we need to vote on the 3 positions available for McKinley Elementary School Community Council.  This year we have 6 people who have graciously volunteered to be considered for this committee.  Please circle the three people you feel would best represent the community in helping to make decisions that will directly influence students and the school.  The voting will be open until Thursday October 2nd.  You may either return the ballot to the office with your student, or you can drop it in the ballot box in the office that will be available during Parent Teacher Conferences.  Thank you for your help in this matter.    We sent the ballot home with your student but if you did not receive it, please click on the link below to print out the ballot to fill out and return to the office.  THANK YOU!  Mr. Chournos

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


It is time for Parent Teacher Conferences at McKinley Elementary.  They will be held Wednesday, Oct. 1st from 3:00-6:20 PM and Thursday, Oct. 2nd from 3:20-6:20 PM.  Kindergarten will also have conferences on Friday, Oct. 3rd from 8 AM-3 PM.  There will be no school that day for KINDERGARTEN ONLY.

To schedule a time with your student's teacher, please click on the teacher's name below and it will take you to their Parent Teacher Conference webpage where you can sign up for a conference time.  It is very simple to use.  You just review the slot times and when you find one that works for you, push the "Sign Up" button next to the time slot you want and it puts a check mark in the box, then you push the "Submit and Sign Up" button at the bottom of the screen and follow the directions.  MAKE SURE TO PUT PARENT'S NAME IN THE SIGN UP WHERE IT ASKS FOR NAME AND EMAIL BUT PUT YOUR STUDENT'S NAME IN THE COMMENT BOX ON THE SIGN UP PAGE THAT IS AT THE TOP WHERE IT SHOWS THE CONFERENCE TIME YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR.

If you have any questions, please notify us.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting with you.

Mrs. Michaelis
Mrs. Scothern
Mrs. Barrus
Mrs. Throop

1st Grade
Mrs. Bailey
Mrs. Kendrick
Mrs. Obray
Ms. Williams

2nd Grade
Mrs. Archibald
Mrs. Canfield
Mrs. Hannum
Mrs. Wise

3rd Grade
Mrs. Christensen
Mrs. Detwiler
Mrs. Reese
Mr. Richards

4th Grade
Mrs. Brandt
Ms. Litchford
Mr. Murray
Mr. Norris

5th Grade
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Darrington
Mr. Esplin

Friday, September 19, 2014

McKinley will be holding a Community Council meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd at 3:15 in the Library.


*  School Improvement Plan
*  Community Council Membership for the upcoming year

Monday, April 21, 2014

Drum Up Money for the Music Box

The student Council is doing a a fundraiser to obtain drums for the music box classroom.  Every classroom has a "drum" to put coins in. When you put coins in it, it counts positive for the classroom count. Any bills placed in the can count against the classroom count. All the proceeds go to purchase drums for the Music Box. Mrs. Stewart would like every student to be able to play an instrument and this will help her with her goal! At the end of the contest, the winning class will receive a root beer float party with the Student Council.  The fundraiser will end May 2nd.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2014-15 School Calendar

There will be some changes in vacation days, etc. for the next school year and the district has posted the calendar.  Make sure to check it out.

Click here to view and print the calendar.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

McKinley Spelling Bee Winners

Left: Hallie Potter (2nd place) Middle: Mattie Jones (1st Place) Right: Braxton Cunningham (3rd Place)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

There is a new blog on the district website.  It provides child nutrition information.  Click here to access it.  There is a neat bike giveaway program on there so make sure to check it out.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Jon. M. Huntsman Family is proud to sponsor the 
22nd Annual Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education.
  • Nominate your favorite Utah public school teacher, volunteer, or administrator 
  • 11 winners will receive $10,000 
  • Nomination forms can be found online here.
  • Due Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 
The PTA is having a Book Fair at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 5th from 2-7 PM and on Thursday, Feb. 6th from 3-7 PM on the stage!!  If you want to get a jump start on shopping or if you won't be able to make it in to the school those days, our Online Book Fair will be running from January 28th-February 14th.  Click here to go to the Online Book Fair.
The District Board of Education is asking for feedback in preparation for choosing a new superintendent.  Please complete this survey to help select the most important qualities to look for in a superintendent.  The survey is valid until Feb. 11th.  THANKS!