NEWSLETTERS

Newsletter for May 27, 2018
Adrian Ober

NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, MAY 28 – MEMORIAL DAY
MINIMUM DAY FOR ALL GRADES
FRIDAY, JUNE 1st – ALL STUDENTS OUT AT 12:20PM
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ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS
The promotion ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 14, at 8:15a.m. in the cafeteria.  Seating at 8th grade promotion is by ticket ONLY.  Tickets for the promotion ceremony, which are limited to two per family, must be signed for and picked up from the front office.  Due to the amount of students and parents attending, and to adhere to the cafeteria fire safety regulations, all individuals must have a ticket to attend.  Tickets not picked up will be given out to those on a wait list.  Please be sure to pick up your tickets beginning Monday, May 21.
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EDUCATION FOUNDATION’S RAFFLE/SILENT AUCTION
WINNERS
2018 Open House Raffle items    Winner
Kinder - Kinder Teacher for the Day      Alyssa Mastroianni
2nd - Movie and Pizza with your Teachers    Alyssa Mastroianni, Savannah McMcWhirter, Jason Jao, Leila Gorospe
3rd - Movie and Pizza with your Teachers    Ava Castaneda, Trey Esperanza, Jason Jao, Roman Early
6th - 8th (Middle School) - Panda Mongolian BBQ Lunch with the MS Teachers on May 30th    Nickolas Cooper
Jennings - Ride Huey! With Mrs. Jennings    Savannah McWhirter
Make Spam Sushi with Mrs. Conrad, Mochi Ice Cream for Dessert included!    Sabrina McWhirter, Roman Early, Katie Jao, Johnathan Tabb/2
7th grade - Polaroid Instant Camera and Accessories Packet    Apryl Imboden
8th grade - Summer Fun Time    Jason Nelson
Back Parking spot #3    Chris Ferry
Back Parking spot #4    Stephanie Mitchell
Silent Auction    Winner
Front Parking spot #2    McWhirter
Back Parking spot #2    Huennekens
8th grade promotion seats (4 right side)    Keri Rodriguez
8th grade promotion seats (4 left side)    Lucy Tena
4 tickets to Disneyland    Tabb Family

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LEADERSHIP NEWS
McPherson Goodbye Grams
The end of the school year is just around the corner and so is our McPherson Goodbye Grams Sales. Show your friends some love by sending one! You can send one to siblings, friends and even your teachers! Send your friends to summer with a Goodbye Gram!!!
 How You Can Get One? 
Grams are sold in front of the office every morning and after school. They are also sold during middle school and elementary lunches. The prices range from $0.25—$0.75, and will be sold Tuesday, 5/29 – Thursday, 6/7. Grams will be handed out on Monday, 6/11 to all classes. Enjoy the end of the school year and send a gram to your friends and teachers.
 
Totally Thrilling Thursday!
Greetings McPherson Families! On Thursday, May 31st, Leadership will host Totally Thrilling Thursday. Totally Thrilling Thursday is a great way for our students to have some fun during the week. All students are encouraged to come out at lunch recess to play games, hang out with friends, and dance with the Leadership DJ's. Be sure to dress in the Hawaiian/Beach Theme (see what to wear below) to get the most out of this Totally Thrilling Thursday!!!
What to Wear
The theme is Hawaiian/Beach Day and students can dress as their favorite Hawaiian or beach attire. Remember to abide by the dress code. All shorts must be finger length and no sleeveless tops or dresses. No spaghetti straps, tank tops, or open toed shoes.  Come dressed in your Hawaiian/Beach Attire on Thursday, May 31st and enjoy our final Totally Thrilling Thursday of the school year!!!
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McPherson presents OZ
Ticket Sales
Show dates/times: Thursday, May 31st and Friday, June 1st   @ 7pm. 
The OZ cast is looking forward to meeting you at the end of the Yellow Brick Road!!

OZ  tickets will be on sale from Wednesday, May 16th  to Wednesday, May 30th.  Tickets are $8.00 online.  Online ticket sales will end Wednesday, May 30th at 7pm.  The remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $10 CASH ONLY starting at 6:15 pm before each performance. Doors will not open until 6:45pm. 
Here’s how it works:
1.)    Go to the OZ  webstore at: http://mcphersonmagnet.seatyourself.biz
2.)    If you try and look up the company and go directly to the site you will not be able to purchase tickets. You MUST use the link we provide you.
3.)    Choose a show date. Select the amount of tickets you want and then you will be shown options to choose your seats.  The available seats will appear blue.  NOTE: If you want more than 9 seats per performance you will have to go back in and place an additional order after you complete and pay the first one.  NOTE: If you want tickets for both nights you need to choose your seats for the first show, then go back to the top of the webpage (Step 1) and click calendar and then select the other show date you are interested in. Repeat the steps to select tickets. 
4.)    Your tickets will be placed in your basket and then you can pay.  There is an option for ‘aisle preferred’ so please mark it if you so wish.
5.)    Check, check, and re check your order before checking out.  Unfortunately, we can NOT issue refunds or offer exchanges. 
6.)    When you are ready…checkout! It’s that easy! PLEASE make sure you get a receipt and PRINT your tickets to bring with you. We do not have the technology to scan tickets at the door. Having paper tickets will also help our student ushers check your ticket and get you seated as soon as possible. 
If you have any questions please email Miss Neilsen at cneilsen@orangeusd.org.  She will try to help you as quickly as possible before and after school when she is not teaching.
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State Testing Window-We ask the parents to do as much as possible to ensure that students do not miss/come late during the testing window for state testing. The schedule (which may still be changed) is as follows:
May 29-June 1: CAST (Science) Grades 5 and 8; SBAC Make-Ups
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8th Grade Parents who have students going to El Modena - We will have a Summer School Health information session at McPherson Magnet, so that you can learn more about this program (we encourage your students to attend as well). All 8th grade
students are being encouraged to complete health (a state requirement) over the summer, so that they will not have to take the semester course in the Fall. Please come and hear from El Modena counselors (in the McPherson cafeteria) on Tuesday, June 7th, at 2:40pm, immediately after school.
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SCRIP INFORMATION
The last day to order physical gift cards, for this school year for your individual fundraising accounts (grades 3rd-8th), is June 1 for delivery June 8 - just in time for end of the year teacher gifts!  Also plan for summer usage- gifts, lunches out- even hotel stays.  Scrip now and reloads are available all year for your convenience. Please let the scrip coordinator know if you have any questions. Erin Brunner 714-264-1825.  $$$$ - Not yet earning money for your child's overnight field trips in the easiest way possible? Sign up now. Follow the directions on the attached flyer!
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PARENTS – PLEASE TAKE TIME TO TAKE OUR TECHNOLOGY SURVEY
Taking the Survey
•    The survey will run from April 30th to June 1. Please use the following link to access the survey  https://bbyt.es/8M7NC .
The importance of the survey:
•    The technology survey allows the district to see where we have made the most impact utilizing technology to support instructional practice within the schools.
•    It provides individual schools and the district with community data that helps guide the LCAP, SPSA and Technology Plan conversations.
•    It guides Technology Services in understanding where support is needed.
The following people should take the survey:
•    All Teachers and administrators at a school site.
•    All Students at a school from 3rd grade up.
•    All Parents
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