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  •  McKinley Newsletter

    2150 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA  94577



    January 2019


    Principal’s Message

    May this year bring you much love, joy and prosperity. Wishing you a great year filled with immense happiness and luck! Stay in good health and achieve greater heights of success. Let’s look forward to the upcoming year with confidence and hope. Happy New Year McKinley Family!

    Kids Heart Challenge (KIck Off Assembly on 1/9/19)

    This is a fun and exciting event where your student learns about their heart while helping others and raising money for the American Heart Association. The Kids Heart Challenge prepares your child for success through physical and emotional well-being.

    After School Enrichment Opportunities

    McKinley has partnered with KidzToPros to offer a robust menu of free enrichment opportunities. Our first session is open to 2nd and 3rd graders and begins in January. We have limited spaces left in the chess and creative math classes. Please stop by the office and complete a registration form if you are interested in taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Festival and Poetry Slam

    San Leandro students are invited to perform an original or well-known essay, speech, or poem honoring MLK, Jr. and celebrates his message of peace, tolerance, and social justice.

    When: Monday, January 21, 2018, 10:30 am

    Where: Senior Community Center, 13909 E. 14th St

    For details and to download the entry form, visit http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/rec/special_events/default.asp

    Entry Forms accepted until January 14, 2018 or 25 entry forms received. This is a City of San Leandro sponsored activity. For information, call 577-3473.

    PTO Highlights

    • Ice Cream Social in August (Free)
    • Donations/gifts from PTO
      • Mini fridge for Mr. Lorenzo
      • White board to office
      • $2,000.00 Scholastic dollars to new teachers (classroom libraries)
      • Purchased games for the game room and VIP recess (PBIS incentives)
      • $100 to Mr. Truong for class iPad
      • $200 for instruments for Mrs. Oey (vocal music)
      • $400 for Expo Markers for each class (mid year gift to  teachers)
      • Subscription to Scholastic News for all the Kinder and 1st grade classes
      • $300 to offset the cost of transportation for the Kinder field trip to the zoo


    We have been able to accomplish this because of your participation and support of our events and fundraising efforts. Thank you!

    • Ongoing Fundraisers
      • Box Tops (please keep collecting …. Next submission in February
      • Papa Murphy’s every third Wednesday of the month through June
        • January 16th (January date)

    First Fridays at Drakes

    Drakes has been supporting local schools and charities through First Friday fundraisers at their San Leandro brewery since 2008. Each month, they invite an new organization to partner with them iin hosting a fun, family friendly event at their brewery featuring great food and beer along with live music. Drake has invited McKinley to participate in their FIrst Friday in February. Please stay tuned for more details.

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    Dates to Remember

    • January 7 PTO Meeting (6:00 -7:30PM) MPR
    • January 9 Parent Engagement NIght (6:00 - 7:00PM)
    • January 16 School Smart Sessions 1 & 2 ( 8:15 -9:30) Portable B
    • January 16 Papa Murphy’s Fundraiser (11:00 - 8:00PM)
    • January 17 DELAC Meeting (6:00 -7:30PM) Barbara Lee Center
    • January 18 ELAC Meeting (8:10 -9:30PM) Portable B
    • January 22 - 25 Early Release Schedule due to Mid Year Assessments
    • January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no school)
    • January 21 Martin Luther KIng Oratorical Festival  
    • January 23 School Smart Sessions 3&4 (8:15-9:30AM) Portable B
    • January 24 SSC (3:30-4:30PM) Library
    • January 30 School Smart Sessions 5&6 (8:10 -9:30) Portable B
    • February 1 First Friday at Drakes Fundraiser
    • February 4 PTO Meeting (6:00 - 7:30PM) MPR
    • February 6 Lunar New Year Celebration/Coffee Chat

    Make everyday count. Good attendance now will help your children do well in high school, college and work. Congratulations to Ms. Joffroy’s class for having the best attendance during the month of December.

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    Please contact McKinley's Parent Facilitator Jennifer Amate at jamate@slusd.us to learn how you can become a volunteer.


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