Dassa McKinney
Elementary School

Warrior News

School is a huge part of family and community life. It’s where our children spend their days; it’s where we gather to celebrate talent and promote the pursuit of lifelong learning. Use this page to keep apprised of the news and events that affect your family.

Grandparents Day

Dassa McKinney Elementary will have grandparents day on Thursday, November 7, 2019. This event begins at 9:30 a.m. Kindergarten will end at 10:50 a.m., and first grade will end at 11:15 a.m. This is due to scheduled lunch times. Please take a moment to read our grandparent’s day letter for more information. We hope to see you there!

PTO Spirit Wear Fundraiser Sale

The Dassa McKinney Elementary PTO spirit wear fundraiser sale is here. The sale is happening now through November 15. The order pick up date is December 11 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Dassa cafeteria. For more information, please see the flyer below.

2019 Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Get your gourds ready as Dassa McKinney Elementary celebrates Halloween with our annual pumpkin decorating contest. Show off your creativity by bringing in a pumpkin decorated by you for a chance to win. Bring in your pumpkin starting Monday, October 28. Pumpkin judging is Friday, November 1. For more information, please see the flyer below.

SWPB and Starfish Team Fundraiser

We invite you to come out and support your School Wide Positivie Team (SWPB) and the Starfish program. Please join us at McDonalds by the Clearview Mall from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20. Please check out our SWPB and Starfish program flyer for all of the details. We appreciate your support!

Safety Drills

Throughout the 2019–2020 school year, we will conduct several emergency drills with all Dassa McKinney Elementary School faculty, staff, and students. These drills provide opportunity for our Dassa Team to prepare, practice, and reflect upon our established procedures for responding to various emergency situations that may arise at school. In addition to monthly fire drills and an annual weather emergency drill, the Pennsylvania Department of Education now requires all schools to conduct at least two intruder drills annually. Please read the safety letter from our principal for more information on the drills.

Earbuds Information

We are excited to share the availability of technology for our students at Dassa McKinney Elementary School is steadily increasing. Specifically, our students are using Chromebooks more frequently in the classroom setting than ever before. In addition to Chromebooks, our students also use desktop and laptop computers throughout the school on a regular basis. To gain full advantage of what these devices have to offer, each student will receive his/her own set of earbuds. The use of personally earbuds will be the most convenient, efficient, and hygienic approach to using the audio features of the devices.

The school will provide students with their first set of earbuds. In the event that the student loses or damages the earbuds, an additional set will be available from the office at a cost of $2.00, or from the school store at a cost of 10 Bee Slips. For more information, please take a moment to read a letter from our principal and assistant principal regarding earbuds for your students.