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McKinley Messages February 2018

posted Jan 25, 2018, 4:41 PM by Jennifer Denny

Lots of fun and learning opportunities for students and families in the McKinley Messages attachment. Check out what's happening this month.

Student Directory

posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:42 AM by Jennifer Denny

The student directory was emailed out to families in December. If you would like an emailed PDF of the 2017-18 McKinley Student Directory, please email Jennifer Denny to request your electronic copy.

January Calendar

posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:24 AM by Jennifer Denny   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 9:25 AM ]

January 2018

2             Return to School
9             PTC Meeting 6:30-7:30 in the Media Center
15           NO School, Holiday
19           All School Vision Testing
26           NO School, Staff Development Day

All School Winter Concert

posted Dec 11, 2017, 4:34 PM by Jennifer Denny

Hello Families,

McKinley's All School Winter Concert is Monday evening, December 11th at 7 PM at Rose Auditorium at South High School. Here is some helpful information regarding that evening.

The order or performances:

  • Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Third, Fourth & 5th

Grades K-2 Classrooms:

  • Arrive at 6:50, stay with parents until called on stage at 6:55
  • Nice clothes, not PJ’s
  • Make sure your student knows where to meet you after they leave the stage (where you are sitting)


  • Arrive at 6:30 p.m., meet in the band room at South
  • Black on bottom, white on top
  • Make sure you don’t forget your instrument and book!


  • Arrive at 6:30 p.m., meet in the orchestra room at South
  • Wear white on top, black on bottom
  • Bring instrument :)


  • Wear Choir shirt and dark bottoms, can be skirt/dress/pants
  • Arrive at classroom time, stay with family until called on stage after Orchestra
  • Orchestra kids in Choir need to have shirt ready to throw on between groups

Grades 3-5 Classrooms:

  • Arrive before 7:00 start time, sit with family or go to Orch/Band room if with those groups
  • Will be called on stage after the Choir is done singing
  • Nice clothes, not PJ’s

4th Grade Raffle Tickets for Sale

posted Dec 6, 2017, 2:42 PM by Jennifer Denny

December 6th -8th
McKinley Hallway by the Library.
8:45AM to 9:00am/ 3:15-4:15 & 5:30 - 6:30 Friday Evening

Hello McKinley families!! The 4th graders are selling raffle tickets for some beautiful wreaths and a gorgeous Fox Clock made by our own parent, Jude Morales!! Pictures for both of these in the latest McKinley Messages :) Tickets are $2 a piece and we are selling them every morning and afternoon at the Holiday Bazaar booth outside the library.

Proceeds form both the Raffle and Bazaar are going towards the 4th Grade Field Trip coming up later his year~! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Sincerely, McKinley 4th Grade Parents

PTC Events and Fun

posted Dec 6, 2017, 1:39 PM by Jennifer Denny   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 1:45 PM ]

Parent Teacher Club  (PTC) News 

Oh What A Month of Holiday Fun…..

Catch the Spirit with one or all of the events below.

 Dec 5-8     Scholastic Book Fair

                                      All proceeds go towards new library books for McKinley.

                                      Tues (Dec 5) 8:30-8:55 AM & 3:15-4:00 PM

                                      Wed (Dec 6)  8:30-8:55 AM & 3:15-4:00 PM

                                      Thur (Dec 7)  8:30-8:55 AM & 3:15-4:00 PM

                                      Fri (Dec 8) 8:30-8:55 AM & 5:30-7:30 PM @ movie night

Dec 8         Friends & Family Holiday Movie Pajama Party  

    Wear your cozy pj’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal.                            
                                          Gym Doors Open 6:00 PM —Holiday Themed Movie TBA

                                      Book Fair Doors Open 5:30 PM in the Media Center

                                      Concessions for sale, including Hot Chocolate

                                      Holiday 4th Grade Fundraiser Sale     

Dec 5-8,11   4th Grade Field Trip Fundraiser

Stop by the table outside the Library during the Book Fair Hours and Movie Night and purchase a fun holiday knick knack and support the 4th grade classes.

Dec 9         McKinley PTC Friends & Family Day at Café Yumm!

10 AM– 9PM., 2755 Commercial St . See page 5 for details 

Bring out your school spirit! Eat at Café Yumm anytime on Saturday, Dec 9th. 25% of sales go to support McKinley students and classrooms. Remember, this only works if you show the flyer or tell them you are with the McKinley Fundraiser at the time you order.

 Dec 11       RAFFLE!   (At the All School Concert)

Win a handcrafted wreath or a 6” x 6” local artisan clock. Raffle tickets are $1 for a handcrafted wreath and $2 for the artisan clock. Proceeds go to support McKinley’s school garden and classroom field trips. Wreaths are handcrafted by McKinley students with the help of Garden club volunteers. The “Fox Forest Clock” is an original design by local artist and McKinley dad, Jude Morales. Raffle tickets will be for sale during Book Fair week and movie night. Raffle ticket sales and drawing will be at the McKinley all school concert on Monday, December 11th.

 Dec 12       PTC Meeting  

                                       Tuesday, Dec 12 6:30 – 7:30pm

Come join our Parent Club meeting in the Media Center and find out how you can be a part of  McKinley’s great group of involved parents. Everyone is welcome. Meetings will occur the 2nd Tuesday of most months.   Free Child Care is provided!

December McKinley Messages

posted Dec 1, 2017, 1:40 PM by Jennifer Denny

Please open the attachment below to view the December McKinley Messages for upcoming dates, times and helpful information. 


1st McKinley All Day Kindergarten Teacher

posted Nov 17, 2017, 1:18 PM by Jennifer Denny

The Celebration of Life for Doretta "Dee" Myers will be held on Thursday, November 30th, from 2 :00 to 4:00 pm, in The Spinning Room, at The Mission Mill.

In 1997, Dee pioneered the 1st all day kindergarten program in the Salem Keizer District, at McKinley Elementary.  She created an exceptional and enriching experience for each and every one of her many students . "Miss Dee" as her students called her, retired in 2010.  We are sad to say farewell, but so grateful for her life long contributions to the lives of so many of our children.

Garden Work "Party"

posted Nov 17, 2017, 8:56 AM by Jennifer Denny

Garden Work Day Details: You and your family are invited on Saturday and/or Sunday Nov 18th and 19th from 10 AM -1 PM to help with garden activities. Lunch will be provided afterwards on each day.  If you have any picks and/or shovels, please bring them and join the fun.

McKinley Friends & Family Day at Chipotle

posted Nov 9, 2017, 2:15 PM by Jennifer Denny   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 2:18 PM ]

Please help support McKinley Elementary School and  PTC. Come to Chipotle at 3883 Commercial St SE on Saturday, November 18th between 10:45 AM and 10:00 PM. Bring in the flyer(attachment), show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to  McKinley PTC. 

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