Wednesday, December 7, 2016

December LIM Challenge




Click HERE to open and print the challenge.

Click HERE to watch the video that goes along with the challenge.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Toys 4 Tots

If your family could use a little help with Christmas this year or you know a family that might need some help, please fill out the Toys for Tots application by clicking HERE to open and print the form.  Then fill it out and return it to the office by December 15th!  If you don't have a way to print the file, you can pick up one of the applications in the office.

The Student Council will also be collecting money to donate to Toys 4 Tots in the mornings from 8:00-8:20 AM.  For every dollar a student donates, they will get their name on a paper train that will be hung up in the school.  They will start collecting on Friday morning, December 9th.

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Picture Retakes

If your student was not here on picture day in October then they will take their picture for the yearbook on picture retake day, November 16th.  Order forms will be sent home with students as it gets closer.  If you want to retake pictures, please send the entire packet with your student the day of pictures and they will retake the picture and you will get the same package you ordered of the new pictures.  Please call the school with any questions.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November LIM Challenge

NOVEMBER LIM FAMILY CHALLENGE

Create a Family Mission Statement

As part of the Leader In Me at McKinley each class has written a mission statement and we would like each family to create a mission statement of their own; one per family.

A family mission statement should be easy to memorize, quote and exclaim "yes, that's who we are!"

For help writing your family mission statement here are some websites that might help.



Return to the office by Wednesday, November 30th.

Using the template below (you can print the challenge/template by using the link at the bottom of this post.)

Please type or print (no cursive) your mission statement and family's last name.

Please put a non-returnable (photo copied) family photo.

Click HERE to open and print the challenge/template.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Reflections 2016

Once Upon a Time....there was a contest called REFLECTIONS! We invite all students, that would like, to participate through art and show us What's Your Story! 

All entries MUST HAVE A STUDENT ENTRY FORM AND ARTIST STATEMENT. They can be printed out online-- www.utahpta.org/reflections or pick them up at the school (located by the Big book in the entryway). Please go online and read the rules per category. All participants will BE HAPPILY EVER AFTER and receive an award!


A PTA Reflections Art Show will be November 14th from 6:00-7:00pm in the gym. Come with your family and vote for your favorite one! ...THE END



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

One Book One School

We will be sending home the book "The Mouse & The Motorcycle" with each family to read together.  Each family will receive ONE book and it will go home with the oldest child at the school.  They will be given out at Parent Teacher Conferences but if you are unable to attend a conference time with your teacher, then the teachers will send home the books on Friday with those that weren't handed out at PTC.

Each student will be given a bookmark with the reading schedule on it so you can follow along.

If you didn't receive a bookmark or it goes misplaced, below is the reading schedule as well.

Thanks and enjoy reading TOGETHER as a FAMILY!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Parent Teacher Conferences October 2016

It is time for Parent Teacher Conferences at McKinley Elementary.  They will be held Wednesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 27th.  Kindergarten will also have conferences on Friday, October 28th 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.  It should automatically come up with the "I do not have a sign up genius account" checked and leave it that way and fill in the information.  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.

Kindergarten
Mrs. Ayotte
Mrs. Scothern
Mrs. Theurer

1st Grade
Mrs. Bailey
Mrs. Jardine
Mrs. Obray

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 7, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October LIM Family Challenge

Dear Families,

This month our school is focusing on becoming proactive. Being proactive helps us
understand that we are in charge of ourselves and our choices and actions. Talking
about your feelings and actions help you understand the consequences, whether good or
bad, that come from these actions. Changing our language can help make a paradigm
shift and see our situations in a different light.
Reactive language
  • There’s nothing I can do
  • He makes me so mad
  • That’s just the way I am
  • I have to do that
Proactive language
  • Let’s look at the alternatives
  • I control my own feelings
  • I can choose a different approach
  • I will choose an appropriate approach
Being versus having

The verbs we use to describe a situation are a good measure of how proactive we are.

Just have a look at the difference between the following sentences:
  • If only I had more obedient kids
Vs.
  • I can be more patient towards my kids
Stephen Covey suggests some points of attention if we want to work on being proactive.
  • Don’t suffer from the mistakes you made, be proactive and correct. Accept that you made a mistake and take action.
  • Make promises, set goals, even if they are really small ones. It builds the feeling of integrity and awareness and feeling of self-control.
The Family Challenge for October is an M&M activity (see accompanying directions).
This activity will help our students talk about their day and the choices that were made.
We are challenging you and your family to complete the M&M activity during the month of
October. If you do the activity make sure to send a note with one of your students and we
will put you in the monthly Leader In Me Family Challenge. Prizes will include fun family
board games, coupons to local food establishments and stores. We hope that this will be
a fun way to connect with your kids!!

M&M Game Rules: (You can choose to do either the Anger Game or the Feeling Game or
if you are an overachiever you can do both. If you do both you can get 2 tickets to the
prize drawing!! Just make sure to tell us that on the note you send in.

Give each student a fun size pack of m&m’s®. If you have one large bag, give each child
10-15 of them making sure they have at least one of every color. The students will then
sort their m&m’s® according to color. Students will take turns sharing their answers for
each color. If a student has two orange m&m’s®, he or she will share two things that
make him or her angry. (This is according to my sample. Your color order can be
however you choose.) As the students share they may eat their m&m’s.


Click HERE to open and print the October Challenge.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

McKinley Flu Shot Clinic

 
 Dear Parent or Guardian:

The Bear River Health Department (BRHD) and Box Elder School District (BESD) are partnering to help protect students and teachers against flu. To make getting a flu shot more convenient, school nurses and BRHD staff will be offering flu clinics at your child’s school.  Clinics will take place after school.  At least one parent or legal guardian is required to attend the clinic with their child.  Please refer to the attached schedule for the date and time of the clinic at your child’s school.  Vaccines will be available to the students, parents and siblings if they attend with their child.

There are only flu shots this year.  Flumist is not available in the United States this year.  Vaccine information sheets will answer questions you may have regarding the vaccines.  In order for your child to receive a flu shot at the clinic, please visit www.brhd.org, and fill out the consent form and print them. Vaccine information sheets are also available.  Bring the completed consent to school the day of the clinic.

No child will be vaccinated without a signed consent form and parent or legal guardian present.

BRHD can bill several different insurances, please visit www.brhd.org for a current full listing.


Please remember to bring your insurance card, or a copy the day of the clinic.

If your insurance is NOT listed on the website OR your insurance does not cover flu vaccine, the cost will be $25.  A receipt will be given to you so you can apply for reimbursement with your insurance company.

If your child does not have insurance, the cost is $15. 

You have the opportunity to pay for the vaccine with any of the following methods:
  • Pay with cash or check. Make check payable to “BRHD”
  • Pay by credit or debit card the day of the clinic
If you have further questions about flu vaccines, we encourage you to call your doctor’s office or the BRHD at 435-792-6500.

Sincerely,

Bear River Health Department


McKinley’s Flu Clinic will be held 
on Wednesday, October 5th 
from 3-5 PM at the school.

Community Council Members Needed

Parents,

We are looking for a few people to serve on our Community Council Committee this year.  The committee is responsible for approving the general School Improvement Plans, Use of Trust Land money and other important things.  We generally meet 4-5 times a year for about 30 minutes.  If you are interested in being on this committee please contact Katie at 435-257-2590 by Friday October 7th.  A big THANK YOU to our current committee members!!

Mr. Chournos

Friday, September 23, 2016

McKinley Pumpkin Walk


We are so excited about the Pumpkin Walk this year.  We would like your students to decorate a pumpkin and turn it into the school on Monday October 17, 2016.  Please have the pumpkin to the school by 3:00 PM.  Each grade level has a theme, please see the list below.   We will be having the pumpkin walk and trick-or-treating on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 6-7:30 PM.  It will be inside the school.  We would like you all to wear your costumes (NO MASKS), and come and trick-or-treat through the halls of McKinley with your teachers.  We will have the pumpkins set up in grade level in the hallways.  If you wish to keep your pumpkins they will need to be picked up at the end of the pumpkin walk at 7:30 PM.  Any pumpkins left will be disposed of in the dumpster.  If you need a pumpkin please fill out a voucher (see link below) and we will send home a coupon for your child to et one.  (Only one pumpkin per coupon, if you have more than one child that needs a pumpkin, please fill out a voucher for each child.)  There will be a short movie playing in the gym with free popcorn.  We are going to have water to purchase there for $0.50, World's Finest Chocolate Bars for $2 each and a limited supply of pizza for $11 a pizza.  If you would like to pre-order a pizza for that night we will have it there for you to pick up and it will only be $10 if pre-ordered.  The link to open and print the order form is below.  Please return order form no later than Wednesday, October 12th to guarantee a pizza that night.  Room Parents will be contacted to help decorate tables.  Thank you room parents, you are amazing!!  Thanks everyone for your support and making this an awesome year at McKinley!!

Here are the grade level themes for your student to decorate their pumpkins for that evening.


Pumpkin Walk Themes

Kindergarten – Disney
1st Grade – Animals
2nd Grade – Monsters, Aliens, & Creepy Crawlers
3rd Grade – Pirates
4th Grade – Superheroes
5th Grade – Villains

Please call the school with any questions.

Click HERE to open Pumpkin Voucher and Order Form.

School Photos

WE WILL BE SENDING HOME ORDER FORMS AS IT GETS CLOSER TO PICTURE DAY BUT YOU CAN GO ONLINE AND ORDER PACKAGES ANYTIME.  THESE ARE INDIVIDUAL PICTURES.  CLASS PICTURES WILL BE IN THE SPRING.  PLEASE TRY AND HAVE YOUR STUDENT HERE THAT DAY AS THESE PICTURES WILL GO IN OUR YEARBOOK.  CALL THE OFFICE WITH ANY QUESTIONS.  THANK YOU!



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Design A Bookmark Contest



Click on the images to view larger.
Click HERE to open and print the contest form.

Friday, September 9, 2016

The NED Show

Click on image to view larger.

Click HERE to open & print order form.

For a fun family night from the NED show, 
visit HERE to get more information.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Applying for Free/Reduced Lunch

The District is asking everyone apply ONLINE this year.  If you do not have access to the internet, please come into the school to pick up and fill out an application.

Here are the instructions to applying ONLINE:

(NOTE:  RATHER THAN GOING TO BESD.NET TO GET TO THE ONLINE SIGN UP AS LISTED BELOW, YOU CAN PUSH THE LINK ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF OUR WEBPAGE LABELED "Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch" THEN FOLLOW THE REST OF THE DIRECTIONS BELOW.)


Friday, August 12, 2016

Back-To-School Supplies

Some of our teachers have given us a list of items they have requested would be good for their students to have for their classes this year or some teachers have made a list of classroom supplies that would be helpful if you feel you could contribute that way.  We will update this list if more teacher's give us lists.  THANKS for your support!

Mrs. Archibald’s Supply List
WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE!!!
Our school district and I provide necessary supplies for the students. However, I know that sometimes parents choose to buy personal/additional supplies for their children. If you decide to do this the following are suggested items that would be appropriate:
Pencil box
1 subject Notebook
Folder
24 count crayons
5” scissors
2-3 glue sticks
Black dry erase marker
High lighter
5 pencils
Eraser
Pen

These items are very useful to our class. Any donations would be greatly appreciated, but are not required.
Baby wipes
Disinfecting wipes
Liquid hand sanitizer
Tissues
Plastic baggies- sandwich or gallon size
Napkins
Paper plates
Bandaids
Snacks (2nd grade bellies get hungry in between meals the first few weeks of school)

Mrs. Canfield’s Supply List
WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE!!!
Our school district and I provide necessary supplies for the students. However, I know that sometimes parents choose to buy personal/additional supplies for their children. If you decide to do this the following are suggested items that would be appropriate:
2-3 glue sticks
Yellow pencils

These items are very useful to our class. Any donations would be greatly appreciated, but are not required.
Paper Towels
Disinfecting wipes
Liquid hand sanitizer- medium or large
Tissues
Plastic baggies- sandwich or gallon size
Bandaids

Mrs. Hannum’s Supply List
WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE!!!
Our school district and I provide necessary supplies for the students. However, I know that sometimes parents choose to buy personal/additional supplies for their children. If you decide to do this the following are suggested items that would be appropriate:
Pencil box
1 subject Notebook
5” scissors
2-3 glue sticks
5 pencils
Eraser

These items are very useful to our class. Any donations would be greatly appreciated, but are not required.
Baby wipes
Disinfecting wipes
Liquid hand sanitizer
Tissues
Plastic baggies- sandwich or gallon size
Napkins
Paper plates
Snacks (2nd grade bellies get hungry in between meals the first few weeks of school)

Mrs. Wise’s Supply List
WELCOME TO 2nd GRADE!!!
Our school district and I provide necessary supplies for the students. However, I know that sometimes parents choose to buy personal/additional supplies for their children. If you decide to do this the following are suggested items that would be appropriate:
Pencil box
1 subject Notebook
Folder
24 count crayons
5” scissors
2-3 glue sticks
Black dry erase marker
High lighter
5 pencils
Eraser
Pen

These items are very useful to our class. Any donations would be greatly appreciated, but are not required.
Baby wipes
Disinfecting wipes
Liquid hand sanitizer
Tissues
Plastic baggies- sandwich or gallon size
Napkins
Paper plates
Bandaids
Snacks (2nd grade bellies get hungry in between meals the first few weeks of school)

3rd Grade Classes:
Student Supplies
Pencil Pouches
Pencils
Highlighters
Crayons
Dry Erase Markers
Composition Notebooks (2)
Spiral Notebooks

Mr. Esplin’s class:
Classroom Supplies That Would Help
Hand Sanitizer or Germ-X
Disinfecting Wipes
Tissues
Pencils
Erasers
Scissors
Lined Paper
Dry Erase Markers
Dry Erase Marker Erasers or Small Cloth
Notebooks

Mr. Darrington’s class:
Students Supplies
6 Single Subject Spiral Notebooks
9 Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers
1 Small Pencil Bag
1 Bar Eraser
Wooden Pencils

Classroom Supplies That Would Help
Tissues
Disinfecting Wipes
Markers
Colored Pencils

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Play Unplugged Summer Rewards Program


Parents, 

Students should be bringing home a packet by Friday, May 27th for the Play Unplugged summer rewards program.  You can also watch a video to familiarize you and your family with the program.  Click here to watch the video.

This is an excellent program to encourage kids to spend less time on their electronics and more time participating in physical activities to help them stay healthy.

You can also check out the website with more information by clicking here.

THIS SHOULD BE A FUN AND REWARDING PROGRAM FOR OUR YOUTH!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Request Form for 2016 17 School Year


PLEASE CLICK HERE TO OPEN AND PRINT REQUEST FORM!
THEY ARE DUE BACK WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH.



Thursday, April 21, 2016

Summer Activity Guide

Care About Children-USU has a Summer Activity Guide with info of places offering fun, constructive activities during the summer for children in Box Elder & Cache counties.

Click here to go to the website or download the brochure here.


Friday, March 18, 2016

McKinley School Fundraiser

IT IS TIME FOR OUR SCHOOL FUNDRAISER.  THIS WILL BE A DONATION FUNDRAISER WITH MANY FUN PRIZES IF WE MEET OUR GOAL. (See info packet for a list of the class and school goals and prizes if those goals are met.)

We are working to earn money for many things including: field trips, our PRIDE program, cosmetic upgrades to our building, and much more.

Your student should have brought home an information packet with a collection sheet and envelope.  If not, please click HERE for more information about the fundraiser.

If you lost your collection sheet or have filled yours up and need another one, you can pick one up in the office or click HERE to open and print another collection sheet.

TO MAKE A DONATION ONLINE, CLICK HERE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

BRHS Soccer BALLBOY/BALLGIRL


Kindergarten Round Up

Kindergarten Round Up will be held on Wednesday, March 16th at the Fairgrounds building.  Those we have on our list with Kindergarten students for the 2016-17 school year should be receiving a postcard in the mail reminding you of the time you are assigned.  If you cannot make your assigned time and need to change times, please call the office ASAP to reschedule at 435-257-2590.  If you did not receive a postcard and have an incoming Kindergartner for 2016-17, please call the school to get your student on our list and sign up for a testing time at Round Up.

Below is what the District has asked you to bring with you when you come to Kindergarten Round Up.



Friday, February 26, 2016

McKinley McTeacher Nights

Click HERE to open and print the coloring page if your student lost theirs or didn't bring it home.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Long Way from Chicago Reading Schedule

Long Way from Chicago 
Reading Schedule
WEEK ONE (2/15-2/19)
Monday:
NO SCHOOL
Tuesday:
Pg. 1-8
Wednesday:
Pg. 9-16
Thursday:
Pg. 17-25
Friday:
Pg. 26-35

Vacation Day!  Dress in your FAVORITE vacation clothes.  Summer Vacation activities:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex//kids/
WEEK TWO (2/22-2/26)
Monday:
Pg. 36-44
Tuesday:
Pg. 45-52
Wednesday:
Pg. 53-59
Thursday:
Pg. 61-68
Friday:
Pg. 69-78

Cities vs. Small Towns-Create your own version of a City or a Town, the artwork will be displayed by the cafeteria.
WEEK THREE (2/29-3/4)
Monday:
Pg. 79-89
Tuesday:
Pg. 90-99
Wednesday:
Pg. 101-106
Thursday:
Pg. 107-113
Friday:
Pg. 114-120

Great depression video clip:  http://classroomclips.org/video/469.  Writing activity-Compare & contrast life in the city & country.  Where do you live?  Would you rather live in Chicago or a small town in Illinois.  Why?
WEEK FOUR (3/7-3/11)
Monday:
Pg. 121-126
Tuesday:
Pg. 127-132
Wednesday:
Pg. 133-139
Thursday:
Pg. 140-148
Friday:
Every family has its stories-and some are as hilarious as Mary Alice and Joe’s about their grandmother.  Talk to some relatives in your family and collect some family stories to share with the class.  The best stories from each class will be highlighted on the morning announcements.