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!


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!

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.

Papa’s Pizza Fundraiser

papas-pizzaMcCornack PTO is hosting a Pizza Day at 1700 W. 11th Papa’s Pizza!

Bring this flyer into Papa’s Pizza on November 9th and our school will receive 50%of the value of the food you purchase! You also have the choice of purchasing Fundraiser Bucks that are good for all future purchases. These Bucks will earn 25% of their value for the organization.

Please come into Papa’s and help us out! With your support on November 9, 2016 we can have a really successful fundraiser! Beverages and delivery orders are excluded. These flyers cannot be distributed at Papa’s Pizza. This fundraiser flyer is valid ALL DAY only on specified date.

Click here for the flyer.

Book Fair!

book-fair-coming-soonHello McCornack Families!

Join us for our Bookaneer Book Fair, where books are the treasure!

McCornack families, we need your help to volunteer for our lovely event! No experience needed but we need to make sure you have a current background check:  The process can take about a week or two and we want/need all the help we can get, so make sure you have completed this form as soon as possible if you would like to help!

If you’re already an approved volunteer, here’s three easy ways to sign up to volunteer:

2.  Sign up in the office
The positions we need help with are: set up, take down, help create decorations, help with prep for the teacher preview, before/after school and working the fair in general, especially for the class previews.  We appreciate any help we can get and thank you in advance!
Book Fair Hours
Monday  8:00a-1:30p
Tuesday  7:30a-3:00p
Wednesday  7:30a-3:00p
Thursday  7:30a-3:00p and 5:45p-8:00p
Friday  7:30a-1:45p

A Great Start to the Year!

fall clipartDear McCornack Community,

What a great start to the school year!  This was the best start to a school year ever.  We are pulling together as a staff and community to look at attendance, achievement, and equity. We invite our parent community to join us in reading Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates, a father’s letter to his son about race and equity in today’s world.  It was a powerful book for me to read and was powerful for several staff who read it also.   Please send me an email if you are interested in joining a book group to discuss it or if you want to borrow a copy from our staff.

We are honored to have your students in our school each day and want to work with you to make the educational experience the best for each student.

My best to you and your family in 2016-2017,

Londa Rochholz, Principal

Popcorn Friday

popcornPopcorn Friday is a small monthly fundraiser run by PTO volunteers which raises money for our school. We need volunteers from 8:00 to noon to help pop and deliver! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinators at if you are interested in helping at any or all of our popcorn Fridays.

If your child would like popcorn, please send them with 5 boxtops or 25 cents per bag. Limit is 3 bags per child.


2016-17 Popcorn Friday Dates

October 7

November 4

December 2

January 13

February 10

March 3

April 7

May 12

June 2