NEWSLETTERS

Newsletter for August 12, 2018
Adrian Ober

DON’T FORGET TO VISIT THE MCPHERSON WEBPAGE FOR UPDATES AND PARENT INFORMATION/RESOURCES www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us\mcpherson

FOR REGISTRATION DAY ON AUGUST 15TH

MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR PRINTED AND SIGNED EMERGENCY CARD

AND SIGNATURE PAGE.

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Registration documents must be completed on line and brought

on Registration Day, Wednesday, August 15, 2018

 (All Families Must Attend)

Student’s Last Name beginning with

A-J:   8:00am-9:00am
K-P:  9:00am-10:00am 
Q-Z: 10:00am-11:00am

(Please do not come out of order, as the volunteers will not have your name to check off until the designated time above)

All families will complete their McPherson registration materials and turn in their documents.  Every family MUST attend or send a representative.  This is the only way we know that you are going to be coming and not moving or attending another school.  We check off every student’s name, so it is very important that you send someone to check in and drop off your registration materials, or we assume you are not coming to McPherson.  Registration will be held in the grassy area off Palmyra Street in front of the 100 building.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, 6TH-8TH,  MUST ATTEND REGISTRATION TO HAVE THEIR FALL PICTURE TAKEN, RECEIVE THEIR ID CARDS AND PICK UP THEIR TEXTBOOKS.

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PTSA News

Don't forget to join McPherson Magnet's PTSA on Registration Day, August 15th!  We will have our table up and ready to meet you!  Your low cost donation of $15 goes a long way towards supporting the teachers, students and school all year long.  Want to know where your money goes?  Here are just a few!

*Meet the Masters Art program

*Music Teacher

*The Spring Dance

*Family Movie Night on the Lawn

*Father Camp-out

*Campus Beautification

*Teacher Grants to support the classrooms

*Book Fair

*Teacher Appreciation Week

*Our State of the Art Audio/Visual Equipment

None of these things would be possible without your support.  We all chose McPherson because of its amazing programs and PTSA is one of those!  And remember--your contribution does not mean you HAVE to attend any meetings or commit to a position on the PTSA.  But we would love to have you!   Even volunteering to support one activity a year can go a long way.  Just think-- if each one of our McPherson families contributed one hour to a PTSA event, we would enhance your students experience that much more!   So remember to bring your cash or credit card on August 15th and look for the PTSA family.

THE FIRST 300 FAMILIES TO JOIN PTSA WILL RECEIVE A STAINLESS STEEL MCPHERSON MAGNET WATER BOTTLE!!**

While you are making your $15 donation on the 15th, don't forget to purchase your Free Dress Friday T-shirts for $10 (New Design This Year) - CASH or CREDIT CARD accepted.  NO CHECKS PLEASE!!  Looking forward to meeting you all~Your McPherson PTSA

And don't forget to follow us for all important info and upcoming activities!

Instagram: @mcphersonptsa

Facebook: McPherson PTSA

 If you are looking for a way to be more involved with McPherson, PTSA needs your help!  Room Parent Coordinator position is a great job with little effort required!  This position oversees the room parent coordinators to ensure that classrooms run smoothly with all the extra activities your children and staff enjoy.  This includes coordinating the Monthly Munchies for staff, sending reminders to classrooms for money collection and teacher appreciation week information.  Guided instructions are available to make this position even easier!  Please contact Stephanie Mitchell at Mitchellsteph5@gmail.com for more information!

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Education Foundation - Upcoming Dates

*Friday August 24th-STAR Mission Kick off Assembly

*STAR Mission McPherson Education Foundation Fundraiser – August 24 to September 7

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PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR REGISTRATION FOR McPHERSON.  If you do not register through the Parent Portal, we will assume you are not going to take a spot at McPherson.

http://mcphersonhome.meteormail.net/home/about/mcpherson-registration-documents

McPherson’s Registration Documents are now accessible.  This is an on-line system, where you will be able to access all McPherson Registration Documents through the OUSD Parent Portal.  Every parent needs to go through the on-line registration system for each student.  You will then print out ONE (1) emergency card, ONE (1) Signature Page and ONE (1) Over the Counter Authorization Form FOR EACH STUDENT.  If you are having trouble accessing your Parent Portal through OUSD, please contact Nicole Rostom at 714-628-4327, and she will be able to assist you.  (You will not be able to register through the Student Portal.  You can only register through the Parent Portal)

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USED UNIFORM SALE ON AUGUST 15TH

Don’t Miss our BIGGEST USED UNIFORM SALE EVER!!!!

During McPherson Registration

Lots to choose from.  Stop by and purchase gently used clean uniforms for a minimal amount.  First come first serve.  CASH ONLY!

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Our uniform company, American Casual, will be at registration day to parents to check sizes and look at inventory. 

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Campus Beautification @ McPherson

Saturday - August 18th , 7:30am to 11:30am

Mark Your Calendar

All FAMILIES - come on down to McPherson on Saturday, August 18th, to help us spruce up our campus.  Many hands make the load light.  We have a lot of small projects that can be done by all members of the family - i.e…..painting, planting new bushes in quad, refinishing benches, working in Earth Lab, working in California garden, cleaning - and much more (A good way to earn your volunteer hours).  Please sign up on the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/Beautification-Day

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On August 21st, after 4:00pm, you will be emailed with your child’s teacher assignment. Continue to have a great summer break and we will see you at the school-wide registration event on August 15th.

Many of next year’s events are already posted to the Google Calendar.  Please continue to look over the summer as events are added.  You can find our calendar on our webpage at https://mcphersonhome.meteormail.net/home

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Attention Middle School Parents

(Grades 6-8)

McPherson Band and Orchestra Interest form:

Please complete the form, on the link below, if you have interest in having your middle school student complete band/orchestra after school from 2:40-3:40. The course will be taught by our current VAPA teachers and there will be a beginning and intermediate/advanced course. There will be a fee required for the after school course. The fee will be around $200 for one day per week for the entire school year (roughly 30 sessions). 

https://tinyurl.com/McPh-Band-Interest

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A Notice from Our Health Clerk – Jackie Skarsten

If your student will be taking any medication during school (that is not listed on the Over the Counter form you will fill out during registration), you MUST have a Physician’s form on file.  You can obtain a form from our Health Clerk, Jackie Skarsten after August 6th.    If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Skarsten at 714-628-4326.

 

Remember – If your 7th grade student has not turned in proof of the T-Dap vaccination, you will not be able to register your student nor attend school until your T-Dap proof is turned in.  Please make sure you turn in your T-Dap before going to registration.

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Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, August 15th

Registration Day - Kindergarten through 8th Grade

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, 6TH-8TH, MUST ATTEND

Used Uniform Sale

Saturday, August 18th

Beautification Day

Tuesday, August 21st

Kindergarten Back to School Night @ 5:30PM

Wednesday, August 22nd

First Day of School

 Friday August 24th

STAR Mission Kick off Assembly

Fundraiser Runs 8/24 – 9/7/18

Tuesday, August 28th

Back to School Night (Grades 1 - 8)

5:30 to 6:30 – 6th thru 8th Grade will follow bell schedule through all classrooms

6:00 to 6:30 – 1st through 5th – First Elementary Session

6:30 to 7:00 – Parent Presentation about McPherson in the Cafeteria

7:00 to 7:30 – 1st through 5th – Second Elementary Session

(Two sessions for elementary so that parents with siblings can attend multiple classes)