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School Announcements

Author, Gary Hogg, to visit McKay on Monday, March 7th!

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McKay School is very lucky to get ot have a visit from Author, Gary Hogg.  He is the author of the Charlie Bacon Books series and Happy Hawk Golden Thought Books.  This dynamic and energetic author will visit McKay on Monday, March 7th.  He will begin his day working with staff, then will lead a fun school-wide assembly filled with laughter and playful ideas about story telling, drama, and writing. He will make his way to every grade-level during the school day to do some writing workshops with our students.  Then at 6:00 pm, he will host a family night where families can come to meet him, listen to student writing pieces, and purchase a signed book from him.  Order forms for his books, went home with students this week.

Visit his website here: http://garyhoggbooks.com/  to see some exciting information about his books, his writing process, and his work with students.

Thank you to the AMAZING McKay Parent's Club for funding this GREAT opportunity for our students!



Pie Social 2016

McKay Creek Elementary's Parent Club will host the annual Pie Social at McKay Creek Elementary School on the evening of Thursday, February 25th, 2016.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a slice of pizza, drinks, and some delicious PIE or dessert.  There are school carnival-type games for the kids, and fun raffle prizes to be won!

All procedes go to McKay parent's club in support of McKay Creek Elementary School.

See you on the 25th!

Welcome NEW McKay Mustang Staff members!

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We are pleased to announce some new staff member to McKay Creek Elementary School this year.

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Mrs. Smith has been a member of the Pendleton School District for 22 years.  She has been a staff member at McKay Elementary, Sunridge Middle School, Washington Elementary, Nixyaawii Community School, and Pendleton High School as a teacher, counselor, and administrator.                      


2nd grade teacher:  Jen DeGrofft

Mrs. DeGrofft comes to the Pendleton School District from Athena Elementary School, where she taught for 11 years. 


PE teacher:  Kim Brown

Ms. Brown teaches PE at Sherwood and McKay this year.  She is a graduate of Walla Walla University, and this is her first year teaching.  She is originally from Milton-Freewater, Oregon.



Special Education teacher:  Katie Gillem

Ms. Gillem teaches Special Education at McKay Creek Elementary.  She is a graduate of Pacific University.  This is her first year teaching.  She is originally from Prineville, Oregon.




English Language Development teacher:  Laetitia Schreier

Mrs. Schreier is a former Kindergarten teacher and ELL Teacher & Building Coordinator from Morrow County School District.  She has 13 years of experience working in schools.  She will teach ELD at McKay Creek Elementary and Sherwood Elementary.



Educational Assistant: Aimee Gunter

Mrs. Gunter was an Instructional Assistant substitute.  She has volunteered many hours at McKay, in the past. We are excited to have her on staff fulltime at McKay.


Indian Education Coordinator: (temporary) Rachel Guardipee

Rachel comes to McKay as a Title VII Indian Education Coordinator.  She is a member of CTUIR and works in multiple Pendleton Schools to support Native students in Reading, Math, attendance, and being successful at school.


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Carrie has worked for Pendleton School District for many years.  She was formerly the courier delivery person for PSD.  Her new appointment at McKay is as a Daytime Custodian.





Kitchen- Nita Westfall

Nita has worked for Sodexo for many years.  She is new to McKay as the lead kitchen staff.


McKay Creek Elementary School

1539 SW 44th Street

Pendleton, Oregon

Phone: (541) 966-3000

McKay Creek Elementary School

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