News from the Nest — January 18, 2019

    Posted 01/18/2019

    Vol. 3, No. ­19

    Snapshot!

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    Update: Possible Teachers’ Union Strike

    Families, you’ve heard about the possibility of a teachers’ union strike, so we wanted to reach out to let you know our plan for services if this were to happen. Please know the district is committed to reaching an agreement with the union and negotiate a contract. While they have made significant progress, and we are optimistic that the groups will reach an agreement, the union has scheduled a strike vote for tomorrow, January 19, and has indicated they may strike beginning January 28, 2019.

    If the union votes to strike, we will ask the state to intervene and support us in keeping our schools open. If we are unable to prevent a strike, we plan to continue operating our services as we normally do. This includes all programs at McKinley-Thatcher, including ECE, Special Education, Discovery Link, and enrichments.

    See the full letter that went home in Friday folders here.

    Help Us Win a Donation from Chook Charcoal Chicken!

    Every month, Chook donates money to a community cause – this month, McKinley is in the running to receive a percentage of the restaurant’s sales to buy more flexible seating for our school. Help us secure this donation by dining in on Friday, January 18 and voting for our cause!

    Check the restaurant out before you go!

    Extra News

    • Next week, our School Culture Committee and Student Council are sponsoring the national No Name Calling/Kindness Week. This school-wide event includes lessons around kindness and friendship happening in classrooms, students signing a pledge as a class, and bringing home an individual pledge at the end of the week’s activities. You can help support our efforts by talking about ways to be a good friend and show kindness. Ask your child each day what activities they did to promote No Name Calling/Kindness week!
    • We need you to make our Chili Cook-Off great! Mark your calendars for Friday, February 8, 6:00pm-7:30pm and let us know with this form if you want to bring a chili, donate a dessert, or volunteer to help out.
    • Please mark your calendars: we have no school on Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) or on Tuesday, January 22 (McKinley-Thatcher non-student contact day). We’ll see you again on Wednesday, January 23.

    Upcoming events

    Click here to view the McKinley-Thatcher school calendar.

    • Fri., 1/18 – restaurant night @ Chook Charcoal Chicken – dine in & help us win!
    • Mon., 1/21 & Tue., 1/22 – NO SCHOOL: MLK Day & non-contact day
    • Wed., 1/23 to Fri., 1/25 – National No Name Calling/Kindness Week at McKinley
    • Fri., 1/25 – School Values Assembly @ 8:15am – help us celebrate our Eagle Award winners!
    • Fri., 2/1 – NO SCHOOL
    • Fri., 2/8 – Chili Cook-Off, 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Friday Folder Attachments

    Please click here to see all flyers that went home in your child’s Friday Folder today.


    Noticias del nido

    El 18 de enero de 2019

    Vol. 3, No. ­19

    ¡Instantánea!

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    Actualización: Posible huelga sindical de maestros

    Familias, han escuchado sobre la posibilidad de una huelga sindical de maestros, por lo que quisimos comunicarnos con usted para informarle nuestro plan de servicios si esto sucediera. Tenga en cuenta que el distrito está comprometido a llegar a un acuerdo con el sindicato y negociar un contrato. Si bien han logrado un progreso significativo, y somos optimistas de que los grupos llegarán a un acuerdo, el sindicato ha programado una votación de huelga para mañana, 19 de enero, y ha indicado que puede comenzar el 28 de enero de 2019.

    Si el sindicato vota a favor de la huelga, le pediremos al estado que intervenga y nos apoye para mantener nuestras escuelas abiertas. Si no podemos evitar una huelga, planeamos continuar operando nuestros servicios como lo hacemos normalmente. Esto incluye todos los programas en McKinley-Thatcher, incluyendo ECE, Educación Especial, Discovery Link y enriquecimientos.

    Vea la carta completa que se envió a casa en las carpetas de los viernes aquí.

    ¡Ayúdanos a ganar una donación de Chook Charcoal Chicken!

    Cada mes, Chook dona dinero a una causa comunitaria. Este mes, McKinley está en la carrera para recibir un porcentaje de las ventas del restaurante para comprar asientos más flexibles para nuestra escuela. ¡Ayúdenos a asegurar esta donación cenando el viernes 18 de enero y votando por nuestra causa!

    ¡Mira el restaurante antes de irte!

    Noticias extra

    • ¡Necesitamos que hagas que nuestro Chili Cook-Off sea genial! Marque sus calendarios para el viernes 8 de febrero, de 6:00 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. y háganos saber con este formulario si desea traer un chile, un postre o ser voluntario para ayudar.
    • Marque sus calendarios: no tenemos clases el lunes 21 de enero (Día de Martin Luther King, Jr.) o el martes 22 de enero (día de contacto de McKinley-Thatcher sin estudiantes). Nos veremos de nuevo el miércoles 23 de enero.

    Próximos Eventos

    Haga clic aquí para ver el calendario escolar de McKinley-Thatcher.

    • Viernes 1/18 – noche de restaurante @ Chook Charcoal Chicken – ¡Cene y ayúdenos a ganar!
    • Lunes 1/21 & martes 1/22 – NO HAY CLASES: Día de MLK y día sin contacto
    • Viernes 1/25 – Asamblea de valores escolares a las 8:15 am – ¡ayúdenos a celebrar a nuestros ganadores del Premio Eagle!
    • Viernes 2/1 – NO HAY CLASES
    • Viernes 2/8 – Chili Cook-Off, 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Archivos adjuntos de la carpeta del viernes

    Haga clic aquí para ver todos los folletos que se enviaron hoy a casa en la carpeta del viernes de su hijo.