McKenzie PTA News: The Month to Come!
|Don’t miss this month’s PTA Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 PM. Dr. Welter will be presenting the annual State of the School address. An informative evening awaits.|
At a Glance: February 2014 McKenzie Happenings
- Open Gym Night – Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 pm
- PTA Meeting / State of the School: Dr. Welter – Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 pm
- Open Gym Night – Wednesday, February 19 at 6:00 pm
- School Open House – Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 pm
- PTA Exec Board Nominations due – Thursday, February 27
And Don’t Forget:
- Birthday Books
- Grocery Dollars
Volunteer Safety Monitors
Please help us ensure the safe arrival and departure of McKenzie students by volunteering to help drivers properly navigate through the pickup and drop off zones. Volunteers will be informed of all traffic guidelines, and will help drivers who have questions, or inform drivers of the school guidelines and Illinois law. We will continue to get assistance from the Wilmette Police, but would appreciate a few more hands. Sign up to volunteer here.
PTA Garden Chair Needed for 2014-2015
Share your knowledge of plants, crafting and by teaching in the McKenzie gardens. The garden is a popular recess alternative as well as a teaching space for our teachers and students. If you love the gardens, but your skill set is more administrative, two individuals can serve as co-chairs. Contact Michelle Irvin at email@example.com for more information.
Variety Show Updates
Prop production for the show has begun. This is a great way to be a part of the show if you are not performing. Sign up here. Prop help takes place daily during school hours. Questions about the show contact: Monica Kazmier at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Nash at JohnNash.email@example.com.
Open Gym Night
Come out and Play at Open Gym Night! All McKenzie Families are invited to this free program, offered twice in February. Stop in and use the gyms and a variety of equipment. Siblings of all ages are welcome to participate. Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Entry to the building is available through the back doors closest to the north parking lot. Please wear dry shoes. Lockers will not be accessible.
PTA Meeting / State of the School with Dr. Welter
Please mark your calendars for February’s evening PTA Meeting during which Dr. Welter will present the State of the School Address. An informative evening awaits.
School Open House
Please attend February’s School Open House. Visit your children’s classrooms and chat with the fabulous teachers and staff at McKenzie. View art and projects on which your dedicated McKenzie students and staff have collaborated together.
PTA Nominating Committee Updates
The PTA Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2014-2015 Executive PTA Board. If you or someone you know is passionate about working with talented volunteer parents to enrich your children’s experience at McKenzie, please go to http://www.mckenziepta.com for more information. All nominations should be submitted by Thursday, February 27th.
Don’t forget to order your Birthday Book now – it’s not too late. Your child will get to choose a new book with the help of the librarian during his/her birthday or half-birthday month! Please visit the Birthday Books page: http://mckenziepta.com/birthday-books/. Thank you for supporting the McKenzie Library Media Center! For questions, contact Rebecca Lieber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grocery Dollars are gifts cards that are purchased and used like cash at the grocery store (Jewel/Osco, Treasure Island, and Fresh Market). The Grocery Dollars team purchases these gift cards at a 5% discount and then this discount is passed onto the McKenzie PTA. Monthly subscriptions are available (with home delivery) or you may purchase the Grocery Dollar gift cards at PTA meetings. A fantastic fundraiser!
Questions? Contact the Grocery Dollar team at email@example.com