McKinley – October 2013 Newsletter

Dear McKinley Families,

We are off to a fast start this school year with our 406 students. Special thanks go out to the McKinley PTA for help with beginning of the year activities, to Mrs. Baierl for once again organizing a successful McKinley Mile and to the Safe Routes to School Committee for their continued work toward safe and efficient student drop-off and pick-up.

This month you will have an opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher at parent teacher conferences on October 10th, 11th or 15th. The focus of these conferences is to provide you with feedback on your child’s performance thus far, and to highlight your child’s current strengths and areas that are in need of improvement. Following are some of the areas that teachers may be discussing with you: Student’s attendance, social-emotional growth, fall 2013 MAP scores, progress in reading, math, social studies and science and how you can help at home to support the growth and learning of your child. Please remember that my door is always open if you would like to discuss your child’s educational development. You can reach me via e-mail at or by phone at (414)773-1510. Thank You.

Mark Carter
McKinley Elementary School 2435 N 89th Street Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414)773-1500 phone (414)773-1520 fax…


Students will be visiting the Book Fair with their classes. The 4th and 5th grade students will have the opportunity to purchase books during school on Thursday, October 10th and Monday, October 14th. You have a flyer in your Tuesday Folder from Scholastic with a small sample of books available at our fair. If you are unable to attend the fair, you can purchase books on-line at
from Oct. 4th – Oct. 24th. There is a link on the PTA website. There is also an opportunity to pre-order an exclusive paperback copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 for only $8.49. We invite you to help build our classroom libraries by purchasing books and donating them to your child’s classroom through the Classroom Wishlist program. Scholastic Book Fair 10/10-10/16


Student photos taken at school events and during school day activities may be used in publications such as the school yearbook, newsletter, district publications and community newspapers. Student names are not printed. The District’s Disclosure of Directory Data
states “If you do not want your child photographed, you must indicate in writing your request to the school principal.” The District’s Disclosure of Directory Data policy can be found at:

Directory Data Policy

The book fair is open to the public and the hours are listed below.

Thursday, October 10th 3:00 – 8:00
Friday, October 11th 8:30 – 12:00
Monday, October 14th 11:00 – 5:00
Tuesday, October 15th 3:00 – 8:00

We are collecting loose change for the One for Books program through our ‘Class Coin Competition’ going on now until Tuesday, October
15th at 9:00am. The classroom raising the most money will win a popcorn party. The money raised through One for Books will be used to buy books for McKinley’s school and classroom libraries. Scholastic matches the dollar amount we raise and donates books to 2 non-profit organizations dedicated to helping kids in need – Kids in Distressed Situations & Kids in Need Foundation.

The Wauwatosa School District does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s color, sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestory, creed, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.