News from the Nest — November 19, 2020

Posted November 19, 2020

Students on the playground hugging their teacher

Vol. 5, No. 13

In Case You Missed It: Return to Remote Learning for ALL Students

As you may have already heard, all DPS students are returning to 100% remote learning beginning on Monday, November 30, 2020. This includes all in-person ECE-3 through 2nd graders at McKinley and students in our Special Education center program. You can read the full message from Superintendent Susana Cordova here.

Our school staff are working hard to make sure all students have access to remote learning supplies. Please keep an eye on ClassDojo for messages from your child’s teacher. Teachers will share classroom remote learning schedules and other information as soon as it is available.

Get Ready Now for Our December Virtual Auction!

  1. Make a donation!
  2. Ask businesses for donations using this flyer or this form!
  3. Bid on items and encourage friends and family to do the same. Bidding starts at noon on December 7!

Reach out to Leigh Fischer or Allison Gleichman at or 303-229-6011.

Struggle of Love Foundation: Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveaway

Families who’d like a little help over autumn break are welcome to attend the Struggle of Love Foundation’s 13th annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveaway on Saturday, November 21, at 2 p.m. This event is first come, first served — Learn more details!

FREE COVID Testing for ALL Denver Residents

We are excited to announce that COVIDCheck Colorado has opened their DPS staff-only testing sites to allDenver Metro area residents! Learn more information — the closest testing center to McKinley is behind South High School at the All-City Stadium.

Extra News 

  • Just a reminder: we have NO SCHOOL tomorrow (no remote & no in-person learning) or next week for Autumn Break! Remote learning for all students resumes on Monday, November 30.
  • As we look toward the holidays, our PTA would like to invite you to participate in a project to celebrate our McT teachers and staff. Each family that participates will be assigned one word to create a sign/poster of and take a photo of the kid(s) or family holding it, to be combined into one giant photo like the attached example. If you would like to participate, please fill out our Google form by Monday 11/30, and McKinley parent Karen Current will e-mail you with your word!
  • If you’re doing holiday shopping on Amazon, please take a moment to set up AmazonSmile – an EASY AND FREE way to donate to our PTA. You don’t pay anything extra, but Amazon donates a portion of your eligible purchases back to us! Check out the easy setup instructions to get started.
  • If you’re looking for some science-y family fun, check out CU Boulder’s 2020-2021 CU Wizards interactive virtual shows!

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