Scholastic Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair this year starts Monday, October 15th and runs through Friday, October 19th. Shop early for the holidays or just for the sheer joy of reading.

Sale Hours:
8:30a-3:30p:  Monday through Thursday
5:45p-7:30p:  Thursday during Family Fun Night
8:30-2:30:       Friday

Our library earns a percentage of each sale we make and every cent goes to purchase new library books for our students.

Can’t shop in person? No worries! Our online sale runs October 10th-26th. Here’s the link: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/mccornackelementaryschool1.  
Please share this with your family and friends on social media so we can make this the best Book Fair ever!

Volunteers needed!  If you can help out at our Book Fair, please go to our online link to choose your shift: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/dg26fL6b1

 

Bring Your Parent to PE

Monday, October 1st:  Bring your Parent to PE Day

9:45 to 10:15 = Mr. Glassow
11:00 to 11:30 = Ms. Moore
12:00 to 12:30 = Ms. Pettigrew
1:00 to 1:30 = Miss Kroll
1:30 to 2:00 = Mr. Shane
2:00 to 2:30 = Mrs. Davies
2:30 to 3:00 = Ms. Kate

Wednesday, October 3rd:  Bring your Parent to PE Day

8:45 to 9:15 = Mrs. Friesen
9:15 to 9:45 = Miss Petty
9:45 to 10:15 = Mr. Glassow
10:30 to 11:00 = Mrs. Olsen
11:00 to 11:30 = Ms. Moore
11:30 to 12:00 = Mrs. Kuhl
12:30 to 1:00 = Mrs. Mertz
1:00 to 1:30 = Miss Kroll
2:00 to 2:30 = Mrs. Davies

Title 1 Information

Title I Information Night

Your child’s academic success is directly related to your involvement in his or her education and communication with our staff. By working together, we can provide the best possible educational experience for your child. McCornack currently receives Title I funding. As such, we would like to invite you to a meeting to discuss the Title I program in our school. At this meeting on September 27th, we will also explain the requirements of Title I and provide a description of all services related to school and parent activities, including:

  • Distributing and discussing our parental involvement policy;
  • Discussing our curriculum, assessments, and the proficiency levels students are expected to attain;
  • Informing you of the services we provide to eligible students and parents;
  • Explaining the process of receiving Title I services.

Summer Office Hours

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August 20-28:  Office open 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday, August 29th:  Office open 12:00-3:00pm
Thursday, August 30th:  Office closed
Friday, August 31st:  Office open 9:00am-3:00pm
Monday, September 3rd:  Office closed for Labor Day
Tuesday, September 4th:  Office open 8:00am-3:30pm

2018-19 School Supply Information

 

For the K-2 Supply List, click here.

 

 

 

 

McCornack 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade School Supply Information
for the 2018-2019 School Year:

As we are focusing on organization this year (more details below), all students will have specific notebooks and other materials and supplies that they are expected to use and maintain. Instead of asking parents for the very specific materials that we need, we will instead collect an annual $40 supply fee for each 3rd, 4th and 5th grade student. The two other supplies we are asking you to provide are a backpack and individual headsets for your child to use with their assigned computer or iPad throughout the year. Payment plans and scholarships are available to help any family.

Supply fees can be paid in the front office by check or cash. We are planning to be able to take credit/debit cards in the fall. You can also set up a payment plan with the front office.

What is AVID?

AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) Elementary is a program that we are introducing this fall for all of our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.  It focuses on college and career readiness and the idea that all students can get career and technical training beyond high school or go to college.  We are excited for this opportunity at McCornack Elementary School. It is not changing the curriculum we already teach, just adding best practices and organizational structure into the classroom day.  The framework for AVID Elementary includes Organization, Student Success Skills, Partnerships and more. While we will be introducing all these components to the students throughout grade levels, our primary focus for this first year will be organization.

By teaching and reinforcing academic behaviors and higher-level thinking at a young age, AVID Elementary teachers create a ripple effect in later grades. Elementary students develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, college and careers in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Children learn about organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy. AVID Elementary students take structured notes and answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers.

We are excited for this new opportunity and look forward to an exciting fall!

Summer Meal Programs

4J Summer Meals Program

Kids eat free in the summer!  ALL Children Welcome!  NO forms to fill out. FREE for anyone 18 and under. The free summer food program is operated by 4J and Food for Lane County.

Parent helpers needed:  We have many jobs such as clean up, litter patrol, and serving food. Just come with your kids to one of the school sites, and we’ll give you a free lunch for helping out! We look forward to providing meals to the children of our community.

Food must be consumed onsite.

Chavez Elementary: July 23-August 16  Mon-Thurs Breakfast: 8:30-9:15  Lunch:11:30-12:15

Churchill High School:  July 9-August 9  Mon-Thurs Breakfast: 8:30-9:15  Lunch: 12:30-1:15

Holt Elementary: July 5-August 2  Mon-Thurs Breakfast: 8:00-9:00  Lunch: 11:30-12:30

Howard Elementary: July 9-August 17  Mon-Fri   Breakfast: 8:15-9:00  Lunch: 11:30-12:30

Sheldon High School:  July 9-August 9  Mon-Thurs  Breakfast: 8:30-9:15  Lunch: 12:30-1:15

 

Food for Lane County summer meals:  https://foodforlanecounty.org/get-help/more-food-programs/programs-for-children/

Volunteers Needed

mcccarnivalCarnival and Field Day Volunteers Needed!

FUN events in June!  Let’s make them the BEST EVER!
The two most exciting and fun events of the year are coming up very soon – Carnival and Field Day!!! Let’s make it the best Carnival and the best Field Day ever! Please read on to find out how you can help us make that happen!!!
Carnival: Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5:30-8:00pm
Carnival is a year-end celebration for our school, but it is also a major fundraiser for McCornack. We need over 50 volunteers for this event! You can volunteer for this event, and still have time to enjoy the event with your child/children! Sign up here or in the office: https://goo.gl/forms/EY5kFfHN3CjaIuXO2
The money fundraised at this event directly supports teachers and classroom learning, as well as school programs. 
Field Day: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (schedule by grade level is below)
Field Day includes lots of fun games for the children to enjoy on the McCornack playground, and is organized by our gym teacher, Mr. Mac! The kids have so much fun at this event! We need 12 volunteers, per grade, for this event (about 1-2 volunteers per station)! The schedule is below – we only need 30-40 minutes of your time to make this event fun for kids! Sign up and see the smile on kids’ faces!:
K: 8:30-9:00
1-2: 9:10- 9:50
5: 10:00-10:40
3-4: 10:45-11:30
Sign up here or in the office: https://goo.gl/forms/3wYQ54Te8eQEp6PZ2
Thank you for volunteering your time for these two events. Your help makes our events fun and safe for our McCornack students! And the kids look forward to these two events all year! Thanks for making it the best Carnival and the best Field Day ever!

Principal’s Post

avid-logo-vectorDear McCornack students and families,

We are excited to incorporate AVID principles throughout our Grades 3-5 and throughout the school.  AVID is an acronym for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The AVID principles include strong instruction in Writing, Inquiry, Communication, Organization, and Reading.  It dovetails with our Growth Mindset focus that we have worked on over the last few years.

Thank you for your great participation and support of the McCornack Jog-a-thon — what a wonderful community event.  We so appreciate all the work the PTO did to make it happen.

Best to you and your family as we journey through this promising school year,

Londa Rochholz, Principal