Monday, July 17, 2017

McKinley Back-To-School Celebration


School Nutrition Program - Charge Policy

Policy 2241
Adopted
June 11, 2014

POLICY 2241
School Nutrition Program – Charge Policy

A. Purpose
1. The School Nutrition Program is financed through federal and state funds as well as that amount of money that is charged to students and adults who participate in the program. It is intended to be self-sufficient without financial support from the general fund.
2. The purpose of this policy is to explain the following:
a. Process for notifying parents/guardians about money that is owed for student meals.
b. The procedures for providing meals if students’ accounts are delinquent.
c. The process to be used if notification of delinquent accounts is ignored.

B. Definitions
1. Alternate Meal
a. A meal served to a student that is different than the meals served to other students on that day because the student does not have adequate funds in the student’s lunch account.
2. Charged Meal
a. A student is allowed to eat the same meal as other students are served when there aren’t adequate funds in their account with the understanding that the parent/guardian will pay for the meals at a later time.
3. Delinquent Account
a. A student’s lunch account that does not have adequate funds to cover the meal charges by the student or parent and there has been no agreement between the parent and school officials to resolve the issue.
4. Parent
a. A student’s parent, legal guardian, or person acting as the parent for school purposes.
5. Designated Day
a. A day in the week that has been established by the individual school to notify parents that a student’s account has a negative balance.

C. Parent/Student Notification at Each Individual Building Participating in the School Nutrition Program
1. The following information is to be communicated to parents at least two weeks before the beginning of a new school year:
a. A brief description of the school lunch program in the building.
b. A listing of the prices for breakfast and lunch.
c. Information regarding how parents may provide payment for meals.
d. Information regarding the process for qualifying for free or reduced meals including the process necessary to obtain an application.
e. Information regarding the steps that will be taken if their child’s account is determined to be delinquent.
f. Information regarding where parents can view a copy of this policy.
1) The information is to be communicated in a way that allows access to all families. If the information is posted on the school’s website, directions to that website are to be sent to families through the local newspaper, e-mail, text messages, and/or automated calling machines. Hard copies must be available for those who request that means of communication.
2. If the student’s family receives benefits from the Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Family Employment Program (FEP), or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), they are automatically eligible for meals at no charge and are to be notified of such as soon as the school/district receives appropriate notification.
3. Schools will notify a parent (and student when deemed appropriate) on the day designated by the school on a weekly basis if the student has a negative balance in his/her account. Communication can be by any means deemed suitable by the school.
4. Schools will notify a parent (and student when deemed appropriate) on the day designated by the school if the student’s account is behind an amount equal to $20.00.
a. Notification may be by letter, phone, e-mail or text messaging. If a parent requests a specific method of communication, their request is to be honored.
b. A record of the contact should be maintained, including the date and the method used to make contact.
c. Unless payment arrangements have been made between the parent(s) and school officials, the school is authorized to begin serving an alternate lunch to the student. Parents are to be contacted, preferably personal contact, at least 48 hours before a student is given an alternative lunch. The student is to be contacted and provided instruction with regards to the procedures associated with the alternative lunch prior to the beginning of the lunch period.
5. Schools will notify the parent (and student when deemed appropriate) on the day designated by the school if the student’s account is behind an amount equal to $35.00 and thus considered delinquent. Unless payment arrangements have been made between the parent(s) and school officials, the school is authorized to send the account to collections following the procedures outlined in D-5 of this policy. Parents are to be contacted, preferably personal contact, although certified letter is acceptable, of the intent to send the account to collections. A persistent effort to communicate with parents prior to sending the account to collections is required as noted above (C-3, C-4, C-5).

D. Delinquent Accounts
1. Elementary school children are to be provided an alternative lunch following the procedures identified in C-4 of this policy. The alternative lunch should be continued until their account is paid in full or payment arrangements are made by a school official after gaining approval from the School Lunch Supervisor. Any cost associated with the alternative lunch is to be added to the student’s account.
2. Secondary students are to be provided an alternative lunch following the procedures identified in C-4 of this policy. The alternative lunch should be continued until their account is paid in full, payment arrangements are made or the account is sent to collections. Any cost associated with the alternative lunch is to be added to the student’s account.
3. A secondary student in grades 6-12 may be denied lunch once their account has been sent to collections or anytime during the month of May that their account has a negative balance. Lunch is to be denied until the account is paid in full or payment arrangements are made with a school official after gaining approval from the School Lunch Supervisor. Students may continue to purchase meals if they are able to pay cash. Students must be notified 24 hours in advance before being denied a lunch.
4. Secondary students who, after being given notification prior to lunch, decide to take a regular meal instead of an alternative meal are subject to appropriate discipline by school administrators. The meal is not to be taken away from the student.
5. After a period of at least two weeks following parental notification either by personal contact or certified letter, the delinquent account may be sent to a collection agency.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Teacher Request Forms 2017-18

Teacher Request Forms for 2017-18 are now available and can be picked up in the office by parents or your student can pick it up in the office.  These request forms need to be filled out and returned to the office by May 15th.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

May LIM Family Challenge

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Click HERE to open and print the challenge.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

5th Grade Cap & Gown Photos

One of these flyers should come home with your 
student on Friday, April 21st or Monday, April 24th.  
You can pick one up in the office as well.  THANKS!



Friday, March 24, 2017

McKinley Fundraiser

Please click HERE to open & print fundraiser collection sheet/info.

McKinley School Fundraiser will run from March 27th thru April 12th!
*  Our school goal is $10,000
*  Each grade level goal is $1700 ($1500 for Kindergarten).  If the grade makes their goal then the teachers of that grade will do the torture they choose at the ending assembly!!
*  Each Class has a goal of $575 (Ayotte $300, Scothern/Theurer $400).  As soon as a class hits their goal, they may choose any one of these prizes:
§  Run Through the halls
§  25 PRIDE Ticket
§  Extra 10 mins of Break with Mr. Chournos
§  Ice Cream Party
§  Pie in the face for Mr. Chournos
§  Treats for a week
§  Paint Mr. Chournos’ face
*  Once a class has chosen one of those prizes it is off the table for the rest of the grade level. For every $100 over the $575 that the class reaches they may choose another one of the activities.
*  Every student who brings in $40 or more will get a ticket for a baseball game at the High School where they will get a free hot dog and drink.
*  For school goals Mr. Chournos will agree to the following:
§  $5,000 Mr. Chournos will dye his hair red and blue for the day
§  $7,500 Ice Cream Sunday torture for Mr. Chournos
§  $10,000 Duct Tape Mr. Chournos to the wall during the final assembly
§  $12,000 3 people from each grade level get to silly string Mr. Chournos while duct taped to the wall

Please click HERE to donate online!

Friday, March 17, 2017

McKinley March 2017 Family Challenge

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scroll to the bottom to print the challenge.

Click HERE to open and print the March Family Challenge.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

McKinley February PTC Sign Ups

It is time for Parent Teacher Conferences at McKinley Elementary.  They will be held Wednesday, February 22nd and Thursday, February 23rd.  Kindergarten will also have conferences on Friday, February 24th 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

1st Grade

2nd Grade
Mrs. Hannum-Her PTC were held earlier and have been completed already.

3rd Grade
Mrs. Reese-Her PTC were held earlier and have been completed already.

4th Grade

5th Grade
Mr. Bennett-His PTC will be different this time.  Please watch for info that he sent home with students and contact him directly if you have any questions.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Mrs. Reese's PTC Sign Up

Due to Mrs. Reese's maternity leave being over McKinley's scheduled PTC, she is having PTC earlier so she can meet with parents and students before she leaves.  They will be Tues. Jan. 31st & Thurs. Feb. 2nd from 3:00-6:30 PM.

To schedule a time with Mrs. Reese for PTC, please click on the link below and it will take you to her 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.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mrs. Hannum's PTC Sign Up

Due to Mrs. Hannum's maternity leave being over McKinley's scheduled PTC, she is having PTC earlier in February so she can meet with parents and students before she leaves.  They will be held Wed. Feb. 1st & Thurs. Feb. 2nd from 3:00-7:00 PM.

To schedule a time with Mrs. Hannum for PTC, please click on the link below and it will take you to her 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.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

January 2017 Leader In Me Family Challenge

January Family Challenge Habit 4: Think Win Win

 Think Win-Win is the belief that everyone can win. It’s not me or you— it is both of us. It is a belief that there are enough good things for everyone; it is an abundant way of thinking. Think Win-Win is being happy for others when good things happen to them. Here are a couple of YouTube Videos that show some awesome Win-Win scenarios!!


You Tube Video 1
You Tube Video 2

Challenge: For this month, we would like your family to find examples of individuals using Habit 4, Think Win Win. These examples can come from stories in the news, books you are reading, or examples within your own home and neighborhood. List three of these examples below, with a brief description of how it is a Win Win situation.  
After finding examples of Win Win situations around you, we’d like for your family to use the Win Win Habit in your home, and write a brief description of what happened.
Please sign and return it to the school office by Wednesday , February 8, 2017

Parent Signature: __________________________


Example
How it is Win Win













Our Win Win Experience:

CLICK HERE TO OPEN & PRINT THE CHALLENGE.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Primary Children's Underwear Drive


School Play

McKinley presents Peter Pan 2017

This year’s play is Peter Pan and will be performed on April 28th at 1:00 and 6:00. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-3:45. A more detailed schedule will be given at practice. Speaking parts will be given at the end of January.

Tryouts for the play will be January 10th at 3:00 in the gym. We will start with the 1st graders then move to 2nd grade and on up. Each student will need to prepare a short poem to recite or a song to sing acapella (there will be no accompaniment) no more than 1 minute in length. The students may leave when they are done performing.

It is expected that students will be to all practices. We understand if there is a conflict. Please send your student with a note the next practice to excuse their absence. If there are 3 unexcused absences or excessive excused absences your child will be dismissed from the play. Also, if there is a behavior problem with your child they will be dismissed. We use a 3 strike system strike 1-warning, strike 2-a parent will be notified, strike 3-dismissal from the play.

If you have any questions or concerns please let us know. We are excited for another year of play performing!

Mrs. Wise, Mrs. Morton, Mrs. Archibald

You will need to sign a permission slip for your child to bring with them for tryouts that day.  Please click HERE to open this note with the permission slip on the bottom to fill out.