April 2022

McKes LogoApril 2022
McKenny Hawks Are Kind, Safe, Respectful and Responsible

April Up-coming Events:
4-8 - Spring Break (No School)
14 - School Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Knox Bldg or via Zoom
18-22 - Public School Volunteer Week 
18 - Class Picture Day
28 - School Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Knox Bldg or via Zoom
28 - 1st Grade will be going to the food bank

May Up-coming Events:
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
8 - Mother’s Day
12 - School Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Knox Bldg or via Zoom 
26 - School Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Knox Bldg or via Zoom
27 - Regular School Day
30 - Memorial Day  (No School)    

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year
Do you or someone you know have a child turning 5 years old on or before August 31, 2022? If so, please remember to register online for the 2022-2023 school year. For additional information please visit the Olympia School District website.  


News from Our PTO:
McKenny Families, we want to thank you for your wonderful support this school year! As we wind down to the last few months, there are lots of opportunities to get involved. Please check out our sign up geniuses below for how you can help our school community! 

PTO Board Nominations
Are you interested in helping on the PTO Board next year? Board positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer,  Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator, and Parent-at-Large. Please email [email protected] if you or someone you know might be interested in a board position or have any questions. We will be voting on the 2022-2023 board at the May 10th meeting. 

Teacher Appreciation - May 2nd - 6th
Please check out the sign up genius for ways you can help appreciate our teachers.

Carnival Baskets 
Our Carnival is back this year on Saturday, May 21st! We need adult volunteers who can coordinate raffle/auction baskets at each grade level. Please sign up below and we will contact you with more details.

Hawk Hangouts
We hope you're enjoying playing with school friends at LBA. Tuesday, April 19th 2:50 pm - 3rd/4th/5th graders
Wednesday April 20th, 2 pm - Kinder/1st/2nd graders. All grades and siblings are welcome at every Hawk Hangout. This is not a drop off event. Do you plan on going to a Hawk Hangout and want to be a point person to help welcome McKenny families? Sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948acaa2fa46-hawk1

National Walk and Bike to School Day - May 4th
We'd love to get as many students as possible involved in National Walk and Bike to school day on May 4th! Can you help lead a 'Walking Bus' route? Starting locations would include Ashwood Downs Apartments, Nottingham Neighborhood, and near the Fire Station off Boulevard. These walking bus routes will only happen if we have adult leaders. Check out the sign up genius for more details! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948ACAA2FA46-may4th

Fun Run Update
We had a very successful Fun Run bringing in $12,000 for McKenny! Thank you again for your support.  We are starting our work to bring in a new piece of playground equipment to fill our empty space!

Keep up with us!
Instagram: @mckennyhawkspto
Facebook: facebook.com/mckennyhawkspto 

Principal's Corner
As we head into what looks to be a lovely Spring, a few different and brief topics come to mind that I would like to share with you.

Lost and Found. This is the time of the year that we tend to collect the most lost and found items. As the temperatures begin to rise, children often remove coats and sweatshirts during recess and then forget to pick them up when the bell rings. Two suggestions: 1.) Label coats and sweatshirts with the student’s name. 2.) Regularly check our lost and found rack near the main office.

Morning Drop-off. The work day for our supervisory staff begins at 8:15 and breakfast is available for students at 8:15. Please do not drop your students off in the morning until 8:15 or later. We simply do not have staff available at that time to supervise students for safety.

PTO Meetings. We have an amazing group of parents who lead our PTO. The group is absolutely wonderful, but it is small. We really need people to attend our PTO meetings to help discuss topics at the school, make decisions about activities and expenditures, and plan for events. Speaking of events, PTO is throwing a spring carnival on May 21. We will need new people to join our existing, dedicated volunteers in order to have a successful event. Please come to our next meeting on 4/12 at 6:30 in the library and via zoom.

I hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break spent with family and friends.

Michael Havens

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)