October 28, 2018 - Newsletter
Adrian Ober

PLAN AHEAD - It’s that time of year again! 

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 4th. 

Please adjust your clocks one (1) hour BACK on Sunday, November 4th


Non Student Day on Tuesday, November 6 – Staff Development Day

No School on Monday, November 12 – Veteran’s Day


Veterans’ Day Thank you

Wednesday, November 7th – 8:00am

McPherson would like to thank all Veterans that have served our country, past and present.  In acknowledgement of Veterans’ Day, McPherson will have a special all-school flag ceremony to honor those who have served our country.  We would like to invite all Veterans or spouses of Veterans to attend our ceremony at 8:00am on November 7th. Our McPherson Scouts will be helping us honor our Veterans.




Family STEAM Night

(Sponsored by Education Foundation)

Save the Date

November 8, 2018 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Food Trucks Starting – 5:00pm
  • Egg Drop – 5:30pm
  • Bubblemania – 6:15 to 7:15pm
  • Reptile Guy – 6:00pm & 7:00pm
  • Classroom Labs – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

 Enjoy an Evening celebrating McPherson’s Magnet Focus.

Egg Drop Kits will be available for pickup in the Office

beginning on Nov. 1st.


Leadership News

Type 1 Diabetes Day

On Wednesday, November 7th, we would like all McPherson students to wear blue in support of those with Type 1 Diabetes.  Get those blue clothes out and show your school spirit.

Second Harvest Food Drive - Orange County

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leadership students will collect all food and toiletry items in front of the school office and at the back gate each morning during the following days:  Monday, October 29th – Friday, November 9th.


Dear McPherson Parents:

It is time for our annual LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) Survey.  Our survey is essential in informing our actions outlined in our LCAP.  Last year, the district was able to gather 10,698 responses and this year we want to exceed this number.  The LCAP Survey is very important for our school. We had the school painted and building 100 re-floored/painted based on survey results.  The survey results have also resulted in a counselor two days per week at McPherson.  Please call out the great things that are going on at McPherson and the areas that you would like to see improved.  Our goal is to get as close to 100% participation as possible. Please have both parents complete the survey.  Below you will find a link to our website to take the survey. You can also find directions to find the survey attached: How to access LCAP survey 2018.doc



See’s Winter Candy Sales – Orders and Flyers were SENT HOME

Let your friends, family and co-workers know now!!!

Everyone loves See’s!  It’s time to think about wintertime treats and goodies for the Holidays!

Raise money for your child’s individual overnight field trip acct. (*students only in 3rd through 8th grade).

·       All other profits benefit the Educational Support Account (McPherson will purchase supplies that benefit all students - See’s sales from K-2nd).

·       Last day to order:  Friday, November 16.  Candy Pick-up:  Wednesday, December 5 immediately after school in the little library.



This fall, a sister program to Marathon Club comes to McPherson! Fit2BeKids is an organization based out of Lake Forest that promotes physical activity and nutrition for children.  Open to all students Kindergarten to 5th grade, the Fit2BeKids after-school program will meet Mondays from 2:30PM to 3:30PM started on October 15th until December 10th and will introduce the same healthy, fun atmosphere to be continued in spring through Marathon Club. We are in need of a lead parent volunteer to help run the program alongside student volunteers from El Modena. If interested, please contact Mrs. Priest at Thank you! 


The Department of Accountability, Equity, and School Support is excited to announce our Fall 2018 Parent and Family Engagement Workshops.  This Fall, OUSD is offering three workshops all centered around educating families on college and beyond.

OUSD Board Rooms – 6:00pm to 7:30pm

November 7, 2018

November 28, 2018

January 16, 2019

Volleyball & Flag Football 
Practice Dates

(All practices are from 2:45-4:00 unless otherwise stated) Coaches may ADD practice dates in addition to these below:
October 29 
November 1  
November 5  
November 8  
November 15  
November 29  
December 3
December 6
December 10
December 13
January 10
Game Dates
Monday, November 26
Girls 3:00 - 4:15 @ McP
Boys 2:15 - 4:30 @ Santiago
Monday, December 3
Girls 2:00 - 4:30 @ CV
Boys 3:00 - 4:15 @ McP
Monday, December 10
Girls 3:00 - 4:15 @ McP
Boys 2:15 - 4:30 @ Yorba
Monday, January 7
Girls 2:00 - 4:30 @ Portola
Boys 3:00 - 4:15 @ McP
Monday, January 14
Girls 3:00 - 4:15 @ McP
Boys 1:45 - 4:30 @ El Rancho
Volleyball Coaches
Girls: Julie Vander Wall &
Emma Vander Wall
Football Coaches
Boys: Jay Turner & 
Joe Mendoza