March 2020

McKenny Elementary Hawk Talk

March 2020

McKenny Hawks Are Kind, Safe, Respectful and Responsible


March Upcoming Events
3- Running Club @4:30
4 – Early Release @2:32
6 – Running Club @4:30
9 – Skyward Family Access Conference Scheduler Open
9 – 1st, 2nd & Campbell OJP @12:00
10 – Running Club @4:30
10 – PTO Meeting @6:30
11 – Walk N Roll
11 – Early Release @2:32
13 – Running Club @4:30
17 – 3rd, 4th & 5th OJP @12:00
17 – Running Club @4:30
17 – 4th Grade Orchestra Concert – WMS @6:00
18 – Early Release @2:32
18 – 5th & 6th Grade Band Festival – WMS @7:00
19 – 5th Grade Orchestra Concert – OHS @7:00
20 – Running Club @4:30
23 – WMS 5th Grade Parent Night – WMS @6:00
24 – Running Club @4:30
25 – Early Release @2:32
26 – Running Club @4:30
27- Movie Night @6:15
28 – PTO Value Village Fundraiser
31 – Conference Week Begins/12:05 Dismissal
31 – Running Club

April Upcoming Events
1- Walk N Roll
1-3 –  Conference Week/12:05 Dismissal
3 – Running Club @4:30
5 – 10 Spring Break
14 – PTO Meeting @6:30
14 – Running Club @4:30
15– Early Release @2:32
17 – Running Club @4:30
21 – Class Pictures
21 – Running Club @4:30
22 – Early Release @2:32
24 – Running Club @4:30
28- Running Club @4:30
29 – Early Release @2:32
29 – 1 – Cispus 5th Grade Outdoor School

Spring Break

No School April 5th – 10th.  Spring Break 

Walk N Roll

Hey McKenny Hawks, it’s time to Walk N Roll! Intercity Transit’s Walk N Roll program invites all students and families to join McKenny in celebrating International Walk to School Day on March 11th

Students who walk or roll to school get a prize!

McKenny is Walking N Rolling to school all year long! Save the dates.

April 1

May 13 – National Bike to School Day

June 10


Olympia Junior Programs

The following is the schedule for our students to attend the Olympia Junior Programs at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.  Students will depart the school 30 minutes prior to show time and will arrive back at McKenny approximately 2 hours later.  Please schedule appointments for after school time on these days.  Thank you!!


Monday, March 9th @12:30            Miss Nelson Has a Field Day         1st, 2nd & Campbell

Tuesday, March 17th @12:30        Showtime w/Shakespeare             1st, 2nd & Campbell

Monday, April 20th @12:30             The Boy Who Grew Flowers          3rd-5th Grade


Admission fee for the 2 plays is $12. Be on the watch for OJP envelopes, they will come home after break. 


Science Technology Engineering Art Math Night (STEAM Night)

When: Thursday, March 5, 2020               6:00-7:30pm

What: The event will have hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math activities for families to complete together.

Individual Student Options: Students can submit STEAM projects. Projects will be set up in the gym. Students will stand with their projects and give presentations at the evening event. Projects can be done individually, with a partner or with a small group. 

Theme: Watery World, Under the Sea


Mark Your Calendars for Fifth Grade Outdoor School (CISPUS)

Our fifth grade students will be attending Outdoor School at Cispus Environmental Center in Randle, Washington, April 29th, 30th and May 1st.  This will be a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday trip.  The Center has been developed specifically for students’ environmental studies and has excellent facilities for both study and research.  Cost is $150 per student.  If you need to make payments or need financial assistance, please contact Britney in the office to set up a plan.  Also, if your student needs to take a prescription or over-the-counter medicine, the medicine and doctors permission form need to be at school by Friday, April 17th

Spring Conferences

Spring Conferences scheduler in F.  Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Tuesday, March 31st through Friday, April 3rd.  Student Release time is 12:05.  Please do not bring siblings (younger or older) in to the conference.  Siblings may read in the pod area or look around at the book fair.  Also, AM/PM Preschool will not meet Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, March 31st, April 2nd and 3rd.



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McKenny’s Running Club is starting again soon!

Do you have a student who loves to run?  Does your student do best with some outside time after school?  Are you wanting accountability to walk or run yourself? Join the McKenny Running Club!  It’s FREE and open to all McKenny families!  


Starting February 25th, McKenny students can meet at the play shed on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 4:30-5pm to run together.  Students will complete at least one mile on the marked course each practice, with the goal of trying to run a full marathon one mile at a time!  Our final mile will be completed at the Capital City Marathon Kid’s Run May 16th. This is not a drop off event- a responsible adult must supervise your student. Also, it is not mandatory to attend all practices, so come when it works best for your schedule!  Email Mindy Swedberg (McKenny parent) at [email protected] to sign up, volunteer, or to answer any questions.

Spring Donation Drive

Friday March 27th before Movie Night and on Saturday March 28th from 10am - 12noon, we will collect your gently used items as a fundraiser for McKenny PTO. Value Village will weigh everything and we raise some money with our "Spring Cleaning" efforts!! We raise .25 cents per pound on soft items (cloth, linen, bags, etc). SO DONATE the clothes your children have outgrown or that you are no longer needing! We raise .05 cents per pound on hard items (such as books, small household goods).

We need a handful of helpers again this Spring with larger vehicles to caravan all the donations to the Lacey Value Village location on 3/28 at noon. Please contact Marny (McKenny PTO member) at [email protected] if you can help!!

SPREAD THE WORD (tell your neighbors even)!! Let's Spring Clean and earn some $ for our school community!


Save the Date!! Our PTO Spring Family Carnival is scheduled for May 2, 2020