January 2022

McKes LogoJanuary 2022

McKenny Hawks Are Kind, Safe, Respectful and Responsible


January Up-coming Events:

  •  3 - School resumes
  • 5 - Early release.@ 1:55 p.m.
  • 12 - Early release.@ 1:55 p.m.
  • 13 - School Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Knox Bldg or via Zoom
  • 17 - Martin Luther King Day — No School
  • 19 - Early release.@ 1:55 p.m.
  • 26 - Early release.@ 1:55 p.m.
  • 27 - School Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Knox Bldg or via Zoom

February Up-coming Events:

  • February is Black History Month 
  • 4 - 1st Semester Ends Half Day, school releases at 11:35 a.m.
  • 10 - School Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Knox Bldg or via  Zoom
  • 21-22 - Presidents Day/Mid Winter Break — No School
  • 24 - School Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Knox Bldg or via  Zoom


Celebrating Culture and Community 

We are looking for volunteers to design and implement events and activities that will highlight and celebrate the  many cultures represented in our student population and  our surrounding community.  At this point we have no dates for meetings or any  scheduled events. We are at the starting point and looking  for people who are interested in participating in the creation  of a community effort to celebrate culture and our  community. Please refer to the December Skyward message  for additional information. If you are interested, please send Mr. Havens an email at  [email protected].


Looking for things to do? Here are some options

Food Bank Opportunity

2nd Grade will be going to the food bank on January 20th. Flyer was  
sent home with  additional  information.  

Running Club

Begins February 17th! To sign up or volunteer email Mindy Swedberg at 
[email protected] 

Interested in volunteering?

Please complete the Olympia School District Volunteer  Application then communicate with your child’s  teacher. 

Need a Bike?

Youth can earn a refurbished bicycle for only  $5! Intercity Transit is partnering with the  cities of Lacey, Tumwater and Olympia to  offer online Earn-A-Bike classes January  through March. Classes are open to all  Thurston County youth ages 11-17. For  more information, please visit our website  at: https://www.intercitytransit.com/walknroll/earn-a-bike 

Sign Up for OSD Text Messaging Notifications.  
Click HERE for more  information. 



News from Our PTO:


PTO Meeting

McKenny Library on January 11th, 2022 from 6:30—8 p.m.

Join us for school updates and planning of upcoming events. 

Zoom Talent Show

Tuesday, January 25th, 6:30 pm - Zoom Link will be sent that week
Come see the many talents of the McKenny students and  staff! Submit your talent video (up to 1 min) or picture to Ms. Matthews at [email protected] by Friday January  14th. 


Keep up with us!

Instagram: @mckennyhawkspto

Facebook: facebook.com/mckennyhawkspto 



Principal's Corner


Dear McKenny Families,


I just wanted to take this opportunity, in this space, to  thank all of you for your partnership with us in your students’ education. So many things have changed over these past two unprecedented years; but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of collaboration between families, teachers, and staff to provide the best  for our students. This begins with effective communication and is supported by trust and  understanding. Thank you for allowing us to work with you in the education of your children.


Happy New Year! 




McKenny Elementary School Schedule


Grades K to 5 8:30 a.m.—2:45 p.m. 
AM Preschool 8:30—11:00 a.m. 
PM Preschool 12:15—2:45 p.m. 
Early Release Every Wednesday 1:55 p.m.  (No preschool) 
Half Day Dismissal 11:35 a.m.  (No preschool)