News from the Nest — December 11, 2020

Posted December 11, 2020

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Vol. 5, No. 15

Our Virtual School Auction Is Open!

Just a reminder that our PTA’s virtual auction is open now through Tuesday, December 15! We’re continuing to add new items through tomorrow, so come check everything out! Remember, since our auction is 100% online, anyone can participate! Share our auction link ( with family, friends, and anyone else who might be interested in helping to support our school during this exceptionally difficult time.

Adopt-a-Family Holiday Assistance Program

Despite the short notice, we’re excited to open our 2020 Adopt-a-Family program to our school community! This year, families who request help will receive a digital Walmart gift card for food and holiday gifts. Families who give help will make a donation to our PTA’s Food Pantry. These donations are used to purchase the gift cards that are distributed to our school families. Check out our flyer for full details!

Extra News 

  • Just a reminder: DPS is continuing to offer free weekday breakfasts and lunches for anyone under the age of 18Check out this flyer to find a free meal site near you!
  • Monday, December 14 is McKinley Monday @ Divino!
  • Everyone is invited to join our virtual December CSC meeting next Thursday, December 17, 5 to 6 p.m.! We’ll post our Zoom meeting link on ClassDojo on Thursday.
  • Families are invited to the upcoming virtual Multilingual Education DAC on Thursday, December 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m.! Come learn about DPS’ Face and Community Engagement services for families and what the district is doing to help special education students during.

Upcoming Events

  • View the McKinley-Thatcher school calendar.
  • Fri., 12/11 — DEADLINE to change your 2nd semester learning choice
  • Mon., 12/14 — McKinley Monday @ Divino!
  • Tues., 12/15 — PTA Virtual Auction CLOSES; bidding ends at 7 p.m.!
  • Wed., 12/16 — DEADLINE to request holiday assistance through our Adopt-a-Family program.
  • Thurs., 12/17 — Virtual CSC meeting, 5 to 6 p.m.! Check ClassDojo for our Zoom link.
  • Mon., 12/21 – Mon., 1/4 — NO SCHOOL: Winter Break
  • Tues., 1/5 — Classes resume remotely