Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Toys for Tots Pick Up

Those who turned in a Toys for Tots Application, the items will be available to pick up from the office on Friday, December 21st.  You will need to pick them up between 8 AM and 12:30 PM.  The school will not be open after that time until after the Holiday break so PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PICK UP THE TOYS FOR TOTS ITEMS DURING THAT TIME FRAME ON FRIDAY.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact the school.

Thank you.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Toys For Tots Collection

Dear Parents,

This year we are participating in Toys For Tots to help families that are in need this Christmastime. We would ask that if you would like to participate in this program that you would let your child bring in one dollar to help those families. We would appreciate it if you would donate but it is not required. The class in each grade that brings in the most money will get a cereal party.  You can donate more than one dollar if you would like.  For each dollar donated, your student will get their name on a paper train that is hung up in the hallway.  We will be collecting next week Monday - Friday, December 10th-14th.

Thanks again,

Lighthouse Leaders

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Winter Concerns


With Winter time upon us I would like to share a few things with you. Please send your students with coats to wear everyday. They will be going outside in weather from 20 Degrees  and above. They will likely be going outside to get some fresh air everyday. If your child has a medical need that would have them stay inside (such as asthma) we will have an alternative activity for them during lunch recess. Please let their teacher know. On green air quality days we will have students go outside, on yellow days those with medical needs will stay in, all students will stay in on red air quality days.  They can only stay inside for medical needs due to supervision. 

Please talk to your children about sharing hats, combs, and having direct contact with each other with their heads, (leaning on each other, butting heads together,  etc.) as often this time of year we see an increase in lice. Lice happens, but the impact can be hurtful for students. So to protect students we ask that you help us be proactive in dealing with it. If your child does encounter nits (eggs) or lice, they need to be treated at home with lice killing formula (often found at your local drug store), once they have been treated and their hair combed through to remove the lice, they can return to school. This is often a 1 day treatment. I have included a myths and facts sheet to help us with how lice spread and the treatment that needs to take place. 

Thank you, 

Corynn Arehart
Principal Mckinley Elementary 

Click on the image to view larger.

Click HERE to open and print myths & facts sheet.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

McKinley Turkey Trot

The McKinley Turkey Trot will be Tuesday, November 20th.  Make sure to have your student dress appropriately and wear shoes they can participate in this event.

Here is the schedule:

9:00-9:20 AM - Morning and All Day Kindergarten
9:30-10:00 AM - 1st Grade
10:30-11:00 AM - 4th Grade
12:30-1:00 PM - Afternoon Kindergarten
1:00-1:30 PM - 2nd Grade
1:30-2:00 PM - 3rd Grade
2:00-2:30 PM - 5th Grade

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Toys 4 Tots Application

The Marine Corps are accepting Toys for Tots Applications if your family might be in need of some assistance for Christmas.

Please click HERE to open and print the application or you can pick one up in the office. It needs to be filled out and returned by December 15th to the office.

If you have filled an application out with another organization, please do not apply again.

Please call the office with any questions.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Ordering Yearbooks

You can only order Yearbooks online this year.  If you would like to order a yearbook, please go online to and enter code 11997319.  THANKS!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is October 29th - November 2nd

Here are the Dress Up Days:

Monday, 10/29 - Who needs drugs to be lazy?
* Crazy Hair & PJ Day

Tuesday, 10/30 - Hats off to being drug free!
* Hat Day

Wednesday, 10/31 - Halloween - Let's have fun and be spooky!
* Halloween Costume Day (no face paint, masks, or any type of pretend swords, etc.)

Thursday, 11/01 - Sometimes being in a mismatch can be crazy!
* Crazy Socks/Shoes Day

Friday, 11/02 - It's super to be drug free!
* Super Hero (Favorite Superhero)/School Pride Day (Wear school shirt)

Recorder Order for 3rd & 4th Grade

As part of the district curriculum, 3rd & 4th grade students will learn to play the soprano recorder during their time in music.  The recorders we use are high quality Angel recorders that come with a blue storage bag, Halo hanger, and cleaner.

If you already have a soprano recorder, your student will be able to use it.  Please don’t purchase a cheap, plastic recorder from a dollar store, they are nothing but whistles and your student will become frustrated when they can’t make a pleasing sound with their recorder.

McKinley has a classroom set of recorders that students may use if unable to purchase a recorder – ALL students will learn to play the recorder.  Classroom recorders must remain in the classroom.

Mrs. Stewart uses the highly motivating Recorder Karate method of teaching recorders.  As students pass off a recorder song they receive a recorder “belt” to display on the end of their recorder. 

Students will earn 7 belts with the final belt being the black belt.  If you already have a recorder you may order the BELTS for $4.00.  You may also use recorder belts you might have at home.

Please complete the order form and send payment with the form to the office by Friday, November 2nd.  We will only be ordering recorders one time this year.

It is $11.00 if you order one recorder (recorder, storage bag, Halo hanger, cleaner, and 7 Karate belts).

It is $4.00 if you have a recorder and only want to order the belts.

Please call the school with any questions.

Click HERE to open & print the order form to fill out and turn in.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Principal Award Nominations

BESD UAESP Nominations 2018-2019
We are accepting nominations for Elementary Principals to be recognized by the Box Elder School District, and to be nominated for awards by the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals. Please choose the principal, and the category that best applies, then give a brief description of what they have done to meet that criteria.
Please click HERE to nominate a principal.

McKinley Flu Shot Clinic

The Bear River Health Department will be holding a Flu Shot Clinic at McKinley on Tuesday, October 23rd from 3-5 PM.

Here is the info they sent to us.  Click on the images be;pw tp view larger making it easier to read.  Please click HERE to open and print the Patient Information Sheet to bring with you that day, along with your insurance card if applicable.

Please call the school with any questions.  Thank you.

McKinley Picture Retakes

Friday, September 21, 2018

McKinley PTA Fundraier

Fundraiser packets will be sent home on Friday, September 21st.  Please read over the packet information and here is a fun video introducing the Fundraiser.

Please remember the fundraiser packets/money are due back on Friday, October 5th.

Thank you.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

McKinley Picture Day


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Important Info Regarding Online Registration

Parents!!! This online registration is new for all of us and I have had many of you register which is great but we have had a few problems. If you have a Student who is NOT a Kindergarten student and were at our school last year then your child is not a NEW student. If you have never called to get your Student’s ID # to set up a Passport/Aspire account then you would choose to register as a current student without an Aspire account and it will ask you for their Student ID which if you don’t know, you will need to call and get it from us. If your student brought home any kind of end of year progress report, most likely their Student ID is on that but we can give that to you if you call. Leave a message if we don’t answer and we will get back to you.


If you registered your student online as a NEW student and they attended McKinley last year or are a Kindergartner who I already put in the system then you will have to re-register them with their Student ID creating an Aspire account with that ID.

Please call is with any questions and thank you for being patient as we embark on this new online registration journey together!

Click HERE to go to the online registration instructions and link.  Please read through the instructions to help you with the registration process.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Principal Message

Hi everyone, I'm the new McKinley Elementary principal, my name is Corynn Arehart. 

I'm so excited to be on this epic journey with you this year!! Mr. Chournos and I have worked many, many hours this Spring and Summer to help us have a smooth transition and to make sure I have the information I'll need to support all of you! To let you know a little bit about me, I have shared a quick video, as well as a little write up. 

video coming soon.....

I hope to share McKinley Elementary's story this year through Facebook and Twitter. Please follow us on Facebook @ McKinley Elementary and on Twitter @ corynn_arehart and #unitedweleadmckinley20182019

Who is Corynn; I'm a military wife, I have been married for 24 years, and my husband is currently serving active duty in the Air force. He has been serving for 25 years now, we might be nearing retirement this year.... I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and then moved around between Chicago, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Georgia. We lived in Italy for 3 years and then transferred to Utah. I have lived in Utah with our children since October 2000. We have planted seeds and let the roots grow for our kids while my husband has toured all over the US and overseas. It was important for us to have our children have a place to call home. I currently live in Lewiston UT on a little hobby farm, we have dogs, chickens, goats, ducks, horses, cats, and lots of fun!! I have 3 children, 2 son-in-laws, and 1 grandchild, she just joined us 4 months ago, and we love her to pieces! My baby just turned 16 and is getting his license later this month. YIKES!! We are a rodeo, 4H, horse loving family, and when it's just to hot to ride horses, we play on our family boat. In the winter I love to snowmobile, snowshoe, and play outside. I'm trying to learn to quilt and sew, along with embroidery. 

I have taught at BEHS for 9 years in Special Education, I taught math, team taught Elem. Algebra 1, language Arts, Study Skills, Social skills through Adaptive P.E., and World Civ. I then obtained my 1st maters degree in Curriculum and Instruction and then obtained my 2nd masters degree in Administration School Leadership. I have been a principal in BESD for 4 years. 

I love working with students, parents, teachers, staff member and the community and can't wait to begin building new relationships with our Tremonton families!! I'm passionate about the Leader In Me and believe in the positive outcomes it creates for students to become their own leaders!! Every child deserves to learn the tools to help them in school, society and for life!! 

Our vision this year at McKinley is to teach and show students how to use the 7 habits, how they are all leaders, and to do it in a collaborative process through unity. 

Our theme this year is UNITED WE LEAD!!

I have an open door policy- please contact me anytime via email, my phone or texting 435-740-1315, or by calling the school directly. 

 I'd love to hear from you, please send me a shout out. As families how have you sharpened your saw and built family relationships this summer? 

Please watch for more letters and updates as I believe in being transparent, having high communication with our families and community, and sharing our story! :) 

Thank you everyone, 
Corynn Arehart 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Online Registration for 2018-19

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, Box Elder School District will be offering online registration at all schools in the district for all students.  This means that you can register your students from home, at the school, or anywhere you have access to a computer with Internet.

Students who finished the 2017-2018 school year in Box Elder School District, will have their registration period open July 30, 2018.  To access student registration page, go to:

Click on “Families”
Click on “Registration Information and Links”

or Click HERE to take you to the Registration page.

There you will find instructions and a link to start the registration process.

There are four options as you begin the registration process

New Student Registration
I already have an Aspire Account
This would be for the parent who already has/had students in the systems and/or has an Aspire account but has a:
1. Kindergarten student entering.
2. Exchange Student entering for the first time
3. Foster Student who recently came to live at the residence
4. Child who came to the home who have never been in the system
5. Etc.

I do not have an Aspire Account
This would be for the parent who has never had a student in our system and the parent has never had an account in our system.
1. Just moved to the area with school-aged children
2. Kindergarten student entering.
3. Exchange Student entering for the first time
4. Foster Student who recently came to live at the residence
5. Child who came to the home who have never been in the system
6. Etc.

Current Student Registration
I already have an Aspire Account
This would be the parent who has or had, at some point, a student in the schools and is doing the yearly registration. This person also has a parent Aspire account.
1. Billy Bob just finished 3rd grade and is moving to 4th grade and Parents have an Aspire account.
2. Billy Bob lived here in 6th grade and the parent had a parent account. Parents moved to Timbuktu and have now returned for Billy Bob’s 11th grade year and they wish to enroll him back into school.
I do not have an Aspire account
This would be the parent who has or had, at some point, a student in the schools but never created a parent account. They may have logged in through the student account to check information or have never logged in.
1. Billy Bob just finished 3rd grade and is moving to 4th grade, but the parent never created their own parent account.
2. Billy Bob lived here in 6th grade and the parent never had an account. Parents moved to Timbuktu and have now returned for Billy Bob’s 11th grade year and they wish to enroll him in school.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school.

Thank You

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tremonton YCC End of Year Party

The Tremonton YCC will be hosting an End of the Year Party.

Jeannie Stevens Park
June 1st from 5-8PM

Just a few of the fun activities:
Chalk fight
Fire Department hosing everyone down
Kickball, soccer, volleyball
Hot Dog Eating Contest
Check out ball equipment
So much more!

This party is for all school ages and free.  However, we will have food trucks on site that will charge for their goods.

For more information you can visit

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

McKinley Talent Show

McKinley Talent Show will be on May 29th & 30th.  
If students are interested in participating, they need 
to fill out the form below and turn it into the office.  
Click HERE to open and print form.

Friday, April 13, 2018

5th Grade Cap & Gown Photos

They will be taking Cap & Gown photos of the 5th Graders for graduation on Wednesday, April 25th in the gym.  Order forms will be sent home about a week before picture day.

Friday, April 6, 2018

McKinley School Fundraiser

McKinley School 2017-18 Fundraiser

The McKinley Elementary fundraiser kicked off today, Friday, April 6th and will end Friday, April 20th.  Instead of sending our students out selling various items, we’re asking for direct donations to the school. We are doing a Party Plus Fundraiser meaning that the whole school will be having a Read-a-thon Party on Wednesday, May 2nd to celebrate the money we will earn through the fundraiser but each class can earn added bonuses to their party depending on the average dollar amount per student brought in for each class.  The students know what the bonus items are for each level earned.  The money earned through this fundraiser goes directly to our school and will be used for supplies, chrome books, fieldtrips and items for the Leader in Me program at McKinley & staff support.  We really appreciate your support in helping raise funds for our school.

Please only ask for donations from people you know.  Don’t go door to door asking for donations to houses you don’t know who lives there.  Students must turn in this donation sheet with the donation envelope.  The student’s name should be clearly written on both the donation envelope and collection sheet.  Don’t limit yourself to one donation sheet, once this sheet is filled out, turn it in and take another one.  Our goal is to average $15 per student.  Make checks payable to McKinley School.

People can donate online as well.  Please click on the link below to take you to the donation page.  People can donate to more than one student in one transaction.  It has a place to put in the donation amount and when you push enter, it pops up a field where you can put the students name for that amount and then you would do the same in the next line if you are donating to another student.  Make sure to put the student’s name in so we can credit that student for the donation to help with their class bonuses for the party.

Please call the school with any questions!  THANK YOU!

Click HERE to donate online.

Click HERE to open & print donation form.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Class & Spring Picture Day

Please see info below.  Order forms will be sent home as it gets closer to Picture Day.
Those students who missed the past two pictures days, please make sure to get your picture taken this time for the yearbook.

Click HERE to go to order page online.
Make sure to put in the following code:
Class Picture Code:  UM447025G0
Individual Picture Code:  UM447197Q0

Friday, February 16, 2018

Parent Survey


Please click HERE to take a short survey for the Title IV Grant Application.

Thank you.

Friday, January 26, 2018