News from the Nest — December 4, 2020

Posted December 4, 2020

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Vol. 5, No. 14

Learning Options for Second Semester

Families, we are starting to make plans for January 2021 and need to know from you by Friday, December 11 if you would like to CHANGE your student’s current learning choice for the second semester of school. Currently, families have chosen between 100% virtual learning and in-person learning for the first semester. If you plan to keep the same learning option for second semester, you do not need to take any action. If you plan to switch your learning preference (from 100% remote to in-person or vice versa), you must call our main office at 720-424-5600 or e-mail our office manager, Melanie Exposito, at to let us know of your change in preference.

We will honor as many changes as possible given our staffing changes and requirements under the DPS COVID guidelines. It is especially important to let us know if you are switching from 100% remote to in-person learning so we can maintain small cohorts for each class. As a reminder, choosing in-person learning means that your student will be attending in the building only when the district decides it is safe to return to school in-person. Please call us at 720-424-5600 or e-mail us at with any questions. Thank you!

Upcoming Restaurant Night: Birdcall on 12/8!

We’re excited to announce our upcoming restaurant night with Birdcall, all day on Tuesday, December 8! Dine with Birdcall using our special code (mckinley) and they’ll donate 35% of sales back to our school! You can place an online order at or visit any Birdcall location for dine-in or take-out. See this flyer for full details!

Extra News 

  • Our PTA’s virtual school auction opens on Monday, December 7 at noon! Visit our website for more information and to register to bid.
  • This month, we’re celebrating our fourth school value, lead by example!
  • Just a reminder that our PTA’s monthly meeting is next Thursday, December 10 from 7 to 8 p.m., on Zoom! Check ClassDojo on December 10 for the Zoom link.
  • The Denver Santa Claus Shop is offering a safe way to receive free toys for the winter holidays to DPS families! Check out more information and register on their website.
  • Please mark your calendars for winter break: Monday, December 21, 2020, through Monday, January 4, 2021. School resumes on Tuesday, January 5.

Upcoming Events

  • View the McKinley-Thatcher school calendar
  • Mon., 12/7 — PTA Virtual Auction OPENS; bidding begins at noon!
  • Tues., 12/8 — Restaurant Night @ Birdcall!
  • Thurs., 12/10 — virtual PTA meeting on Zoom, 7:00pm-8:00pm. Check ClassDojo for our Zoom link.
  • Fri., 12/11 — Deadline to change your 2nd semester learning choice
  • Mon., 12/14 — McKinley Monday @ Divino!
  • Tue., 12/15 — PTA Virtual Auction CLOSES; bidding ends at 7 p.m.!
  • Thurs., 12/17 — virtual CSC meeting on Zoom, 5 to 6 p.m.! Check ClassDojo for our Zoom link.