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McKenny Elementary School
June 2018

McKenny Hawks Are Kind, Safe, Respectful and Responsible

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Last Day of School

Wednesday, June 20th at 12:05NO LUNCHES SERVED


End of the Year Recognition Assembly

As the end of the year approaches, we are receiving lots and lots of phone calls regarding our End of the Year Recognition Assembly.  The Recognition Assembly is scheduled for Wednesday, June 20th at 9:30am.  It will include the Kindergarteners singing their “move up” song, 5th graders receiving their certificates and other recognition of students.  Parents are invited to attend.


Field Day at McKenny – Tuesday, June 19th - We Need Volunteers!

Are you able to volunteer your time to help make Field Day a great day?  Please call Debbie in the office at 596-8400 to volunteer.

Miller/DLC, 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades on the field between 9:20 to 11:00

Kornuta/DLC, Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades on the field between 1:00 to 2:30


Please contact Debbie Doherty at 360-596-8400 or ddoherty@osd.wednet.edu about your availability to facilitate a station.  We hope to have all volunteers recruited and confirmed by Friday, June 15th.  

Thank you!


McKenny Volunteers

McKenny is very thankful and appreciative of the many parents, grandparents and community members who give their time and talents working in the classrooms, reading with students, assisting on field trips, correcting papers and everything else that you do.  Thank you for making McKenny Elementary a wonderful school.


Sweet treats will be available 11:00 to 1:00, Tuesday, June 19th in the staff room for all of our Volunteers.


Picnic on Field Day

Hey students, why not invite your family to attend our Picnic lunch on field day, Tuesday, June 19th.  The cost is $2.65 per student and students may use their lunch card.  Adults are $3.55 per adult.  Parents, please purchase a lunch ticket in the office, exact cash or check only, parents cannot use student’s lunch accounts.


Menu:  Hamburger or Vege-burger with the works,

Tater Tots, full salad bar and milk


Summer Lunch Program

The following link below is for the summer lunch programs at Madison and Garfield.  It is open to students 18 years old and younger.                 http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/parks/recreation/SKIPP.aspx


Summer Office Hours

The school office will be open Thursday, June 21st through Friday, June 29th 9:00am to 3:00pm.  The office will reopen for the 2018-19 school year on Monday, August 20th at 9:00am.


2017-18 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available for order.  Order forms have been sent home with students.  Price is $14.00 per book.  Extra order forms are available in the office.


First Day of School for the 2018-19 School Year

School will begin on Wednesday, September 5th at 9:00am


New Family Registration for 1st – 5th Grades for the 2018-19 School Year

Registration for 1st – 5th grades for the 2018-19 school year has begun.  Please bring your child’s Proof of Residency (current utility bill) and Birth Certificate.  If you have neighbors with school age children, please let them know we are in the process of registering new students.


2018-19 Supply List

Posted on the McKenny website http://mckenny.osd.wednet.edu/


Volunteering for 2018-19 School Year

ALL Applications processed after May 17th, 2018 will have an expiration date of July 1, 2019.  All applicants currently on file expire on July 1, 2018.  Volunteers will need to renew their applications for the 2018-19 upcoming school year.


Student Meal Balances

End of the school year is fast approaching.  Do you know your child's lunch account balance?  All negative balances need to be paid in full by the end of the school year.


Teacher Assignment will be Posted on Family Access for the 2018-19 School Year!

Remember to sign up for Family Access so you are able to view your child’s teacher assignment for the 2018-19 school year. Family Access will be available to view your teacher assignment on Thursday, August 30st after 10:00amIf you need access to Family Access, please contact the office at (360) 596-8400 or the Olympia School District at (360) 596-6150.

Also, did you know you can view your child’s food service balance, test scores, report cards and attendance with Family Access?


Lost and Found

Our racks are full; please check our lost and found for any missing items.  We will be donating the left over items to The Little Red School House on Friday, June 22nd.


Medicine at School

If your student has medicine at school, please remember that it needs to be picked up by an adult by Wednesday, June 20th @ 3:00pm unless other arrangements have been made.


OSD 2017-18 Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Olympia School District will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs will be free from sexual harassment. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.

The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, reports of alleged sexual harassment, concerns about compliance, and/or grievance procedures: 

All four individuals may also be contacted at 1113 Legion Way S.E., Olympia, WA, 98501.


Have a wonderful summer vacation!

See you in September!

Don’t forget to read 20 minutes a day!



Thank You

As the school year comes to a close, the PTO would like to thank the many volunteers, parents, staff and helpers who have helped make this school year and all the fun events successful! We couldn't do it without all the help and time that was generously given. Thank you!


Next Meeting

Join us at our last PTO meeting of the year on Tuesday, June 19th at 6:30pm in the library.  Important topics for this meeting include the discussion of next year’s annual calendar, future events, and filling volunteer positions. Together we make a difference to the students and enrich the educational experience for everyone.  Yet, no matter how many volunteers, there is always room for more. We encourage you to consider how your interests and talents can support current or new PTO activities.  Please come to a meeting, talk to a board member or classroom rep.  We can’t wait to meet you. If you know of any incoming Kindergarten parents, please spread word.


Warm Farewell to the Existing PTO Board – Welcome New PTO Board

A (mostly full) new PTO board was voted into office at the last meeting.  Please welcome -

President - Cherie Andreassen, Vice President - open, Secretary - Jennine Crane, Treasurer - Kim Flowers, Volunteer Coordinator - Heather Shimoji.  Thank you ladies for taking on these wonderful roles to support our school.


Farewell to Frank Durocher & Kamy Durocher (Co-Presidents), Natica Bacon (Vice President), Marny Howell (Secretary & Volunteer Coordinator), and AnnMarie Hanson (Treasurer).  Thank you for the last two years for your amazing contribution to our school, students, and families.



Last years ‘last day of school’ Limeberry event was a hit.  Let’s do it again! Keep an eye out for a flier with more information on our Limeberry fundraiser after the last day of school.  Perfect summer kickoff!


Let’s Keep in Touch Over Summer Break

Like’ Us on Facebook.  Are you on Facebook? So are we.  Stay up to date.  Be sure to “like” the McKenny Hawks Family fan page on Facebook and keep tabs on PTO activities and events coming up for the next school year.  Check Out Our Website.  Be sure to keep up to date with all the happenings of McKenny PTO at www.mckennypto.org.


McKenny Ice Cream Social

After you see your student’s new teacher at the 'meet & greet' on September 4th, join in for the school wide ice cream social.  See the school, take supplies in and ease those first day jitters with ice cream and friends.  This event is always so much fun.


Back to School Parent Coffee

Come join in.  There will be a McKenny parent coffee after student drop off on the first day of school, September 5th in the gym. There will also be another parent coffee after the first day of Kindergarten drop off.  Please spread the word if you know of any new McKenny families joining us next year.  Coffee and pastries will be provided to enjoy while we chat and discuss what's in store for the year.  Come to observe or join in the chat.  We'd love to have you join us.  We are excited to see new and familiar faces.




Summer Funds

Here are all the ways McKenny Families & Staff can help raise money for McKenny:


SHOP A ROO – Smart Phone Appwww.shoparoo.com. If we can get 50 people to routinely use this app with their grocery receipts, we can easily earn $1000 for the school by next August! Just search for McKenny Elementary School in Olympia, WA.

Clip Box Tops – Clip those box tops, students, families, and staff! Each classroom will have a Box Tops collection site. Send those box tops in with your kids.  Also, get the extended family clipping too.  Sign up at BTFE.com/signup to track our school’s earnings, access bonus offers and e-coupons.  Make sure to enter our Box Tops ID number with your account so our school gets credit for any Bonus Box Tops. Our school ID number is: 206797 (last year we earned $1023 for our school).


Thriftway Community Rebate Program – go online http://www.olythriftway.com/Pages/7842/Community_Rebate_Program/ and link your ThrifteCard to McKenny PTO or charity code: 2110. Thriftway will donate 1% of your purchases to McKenny.


Fred Meyer Community Rewards – go online    https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4 and link your rewards card to McKenny.  On this website, search for McKenny PTO or organization code: 80027. (2014-15 we earned $140.21 for our school and in 2015-16 we earned $432.63 and in 2016-17 we earned $635.17).


Amazon Smile - While shopping online fall, winter, spring or summer, please consider using smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1614116 and link your account to “McKenny Parent Teacher Association”.  All eligible purchases will help us earn more .5% donation from Amazon to help our school.  Through August 2017, we’ve earned $138.58 by shopping on smile.amazon.com. So don’t forget to put the ‘smile’ in front of your amazon link when you go online to shop.


eScrip Online Mall – go online https://shopping.escrip.com/ to register for an account.  Then search for McKenny Elementary School, eScrip Group ID – 8564596.  You can shop at Home Depot, Etsy, Guitar Center, Aldo, etc., from this site and a percentage of your funds will be returned to McKenny.