Principal’s Post

attendanceDear McCornack Families,

We are at the half-way point of the school year.  This is a time when we pause to consider how each student is doing in school, where they are excelling and where they need more assistance.  Report cards will come home in February.  Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about your student’s progress.  We want to partner with you to make this the best year for your student academically.

Our 5th grade Leadership Team is working on our Human Dignity Assembly for February 14.  They are looking for ways that we practice dignity, kindness and respect in our school.  Please ask your student what acts of dignity do they see at McCornack?  We are all responsible to make McCornack a better place filled with dignity for each other.

Stay well this winter!


Fall Family Fun Night

Join us for our Family Fun Night Wild about Reading!

On Thursday, November 16th, 6:00-7:30, McCornack Elementary is hosting a night of literacy, storytelling, music, fun reading activities in classrooms, and information for parents on how to support reading at home. There will be pizza and veggies for dinner, and the Book Fair will be open until 8:00 for you to purchase books for your family.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your family!

Book Fair


2017 Scholastic Book Fair!

Everyone’s invited to our annual Book Fair which begins Monday, November 13th and runs through Friday, November 17th. The fair is open 8:00am-3:00pm each day as well as during the Title  Family Night on Thursday (6:00pm-8:00pm). Every book you buy enables us to purchase books for our library for all students to enjoy so we appreciate your support. Go to McCornack’s Scholastic Book Fair site for more details on our sale — hours, days, titles, online sales:


Meet Our All For Books Mascot, Sarsaparilla Joe!

Sassy was made by one of our great volunteers, Katie Strand, for our Book Fair! All For Books is a change collection program that helps our Book Fair earn a little extra that goes to our students to buy books for them through the library. Sarsaparilla Joe will be in the office until the end of the fair so bring in your loose change and help out our school!

Library Volunteers Needed!

library_volunteerMcCornack Library Volunteers Needed!

Are you looking for a fun way to help out at McCornack?  Our library needs volunteers to help children explore our library, help with the checkout process, shelve books and more…and it’s only 30 minutes a week!

If you’re interested, please come to our training on Monday, September 18th from 1:15-2:00 where we’ll introduce you to the library and how it works. if you can’t make it, please email our Lead Library Volunteer Julie Butler ( and arrange another time to come in. Our library will be open for students beginning the week of September 26th and we can’t wait to get started!

If you’d like to help out your child’s class, the schedule is below:

9:35-10:05  Olsen  5th Grade
10:40-11:10  Glassow 5th Grade
12:15-12:45  Kroll Kindergarten
12:55-1:25 Hudson-Connor Kindergarten
1:30-2:00 Pettigrew Kindergarten

10:05-10:35  Petty 4th Grade
10:35-11:05  Kuhl 4th Grade
11:40-12:10  Powell 1st Grade
12:10-12:40 Moore 1st Grade
TBA Marks/New Teacher 1st Grade

8:40-9:10  Friesen 3rd Grade
9:20-9:50  Mertz 3rd Grade  (this time might change)
1:00-1:30  Wagoner 2nd Grade
1:30-2:00  Davies 2nd Grade

If you have any questions, please email me at

All the best,

Regina Ligon, Library Coordinator

Back to School Meet and Greet

Back to School Meet and Greet

Everyone’s invited to our annual Meet and Greet on Wednesday, August 30th from 6:00 to 7:00pm on the back playground. Students will find out who their teacher will be. Community and 4J District support programs will be there with information to share. Teachers will be on hand to meet and greet families. Watermelon will be served by our PTO Board Members.  We look forward to seeing you at this great kick off event for the 17/18 school year!

Field Day

fielddayMcCornack Field Day 2017!   Thursday, June 22 

Hello McCornack families! As always, this is a great event and I will need a number of volunteers again!


Water/otter pops

Face painting

Obstacle course

Running Races

Bean bag toss

Jumbo slide in gym

Rope pull

Sack races

Frisbee toss

I would like one to two volunteers per event/per time slot! I encourage everyone to come and watch/ enjoy with your kiddos!

Please sign up here or in the office:


K: 8:10-8:40

1-2: 8:45-9:30

3-4: 9:30-10-15

5: 10:20-11:00

Thank You!

Bill McLaughlin, Physical Education Teacher

PTO Pancake Breakfast

pancakebreakfastSaturday, February 11th from 8:00-10:00am, our PTO is hosting a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on West 11th and City View. The deliciousness includes pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage for a sliding scale of a $6-10 donation. Everyone is invited so be sure to spread the word!

Warm Hearts, Warm Homes

homesThe Holiday Season is upon us. This is a time for community, love, compassion and giving. For some of our families, this time of year can be very stressful. Some may be experiencing unemployment, illness, financial difficulties or other hardships. This year, for the third year, McCornack is partnering with Eugene Kiwanis Foundation to organize: McCornack Has Heart: Warm Hearts, Warm Homes 2017 Holiday Drive. McCornack will confidentially coordinate the efforts of caring families to help relieve high heating costs of some of our McCornack families. All funds raised will go toward EWEB Heating Assistance for our families in need of help. It is a fundraising drive in which our McCornack families and others donate funds to help relieve high heating costs of our McCornack families who need holiday help. Funds raised will go toward EWEB Heating Assistance for our families and toward gas cards.

McCornack Has Heart is anonymous for all families who give and who receive. Ms. Brinda, our School Counselor will confidentially coordinate giving and receiving families on a first come first serve basis.

If you would like to give, or you are in need of assistance this holiday, please complete your part of the form and return it to Ms. Brinda by Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 2:30 PM, 2017. For the form, [CLICK HERE].

McCornack will distribute funds directly to the EWEB address accounts of families in need by Tuesday December 12, 2017; we will also inform families of the amount donated by letter. Giving families who provide what they can to help, will receive a tax-deductible receipt from Eugene Kiwanis Foundation. Please contact Ms. Brinda with questions at 541-790-5800 or email her at:

Fall Family Fun Night

Title 1 Fall Family Fun Night!   Thursday, November 17th  6:00-7:35pm

readingowlAll families are invited to our annual Fall Family Fun Night! Bring your entire family out for this free event which will include fun reading games, a delicious pasta dinner including salad and bread, and an opportunity to shop at our Book Fair. Every child will receive a free book from our Title reading program! Spanish translation will be provided.