News from the Nest — February 10, 2023

Posted February 10, 2023

Vol. 7, No. 22

Join Our February CSC Meeting on Tuesday, 2/14!

Please join us for our next CSC (Collaborative School Committee) meeting this coming Tuesday, February 14 at 5:00pm on Google Meet! We’ll be discussing the 2023-2024 school year budget and plans to work with DPS to improve our budgeting process. Keep an eye on ClassDojo for our Google Meet link!

Celebrating Heart Health Awareness Month at McKinley!

February is Heart Health Awareness Month. To participate in this, one of the things that McKinley students and staff are doing is taking a minute to “Get Moving” in their classrooms each day of the month. Your family is welcome to participate at home, too! Please click here to find the movements we are doing so that you can also be heart-healthy at home. Have fun!

Additionally, on Friday, February 24, we are asking everyone to wear red to help celebrate heart health! 

In Other News!

  • Mark your calendars: we have NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 20 or Tuesday, February 21!

  • Save-the-date: our PTA’s February Restaurant Day fundraiser is Wednesday, February 22 at the Pearl St. Park Burger location. We’ll share more information next week!

  • DPS is providing free vision, hearing, and dental screenings for all McKinley-Thatcher students in ECE, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade (not 4th grade) on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24. The screenings are not an assessment or an evaluation and do not replace professional exams. Instead, the screenings help identify students who may be at risk for health concerns affecting their ability to learn. For more information, including how to opt out, click here.

    To read this information in Spanish, click here. To read this information in Arabic, click here.

  • In case you missed it: click here to see the meeting notes from PTA’s February 2 meeting!

  • REMINDER: families with students going into ECE, kindergarten, & 6th grade next year, please complete a Round One SchoolChoice application for the 2023-2024 school year by 4:00pm on Tuesday, February 14.  

Upcoming School Events

Click here to view the McKinley-Thatcher school calendar.

  • Mon., 2/13 to Fri., 2/17 – Science Fair display boards for sale in main office
  • Tues., 2/14 – Valentine’s Day parties, 7:30am-8:30am (students ONLY, please!)
  • Tues., 2/14 – February CSC meeting, 5:00pm-6:00pm on Google Meet 
  • Thurs., 2/16 to Fri., 2/17 – 5th Grade OVERNIGHT Field Trip: Balarat
  • Mon., 2/20 & Tues., 2/21NO SCHOOL!
  • Wed., 2/22 – Restaurant Day Fundraiser @ Park Burger (1890 S. Pearl St.)
  • Thurs., 2/23DPS vision / hearing / dental screenings (ECE-3rd & 5th grade)
  • Fri., 2/24 – DPS screening recheck day for absent students
  • Fri., 2/24 – Monthly School Value Assembly, 7:45am-8:15am

Upcoming DPS & Community Events