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May 26th - 27th, 2020 9am - 2pm
May 28th 9am - 4pm by Appointment
McLaughlin Bus Ramp
We'll also be collecting, Library Books, Student Instruments, and Other Issued Items
DO NOT FORGET
THE POWER ADAPTER
AND TO CHARGE YOUR DEVICE
McLaughlin Bus Ramp
Tuesday May 26, 2020
Florida’s free online career resource to help your future shine.
MyCareerShines is a comprehensive online education and career planning system for students.
With MyCareerShines, Florida’s middle school students can assess their interests and skills,
explore careers, and make a plan for education to land their dream job.
Other useful links:
Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to return the favor.
They’ve made it easy to #ThankATeacher download thank-you cards, certificates, flyers and even coloring sheets.
This is the link https://www.pta.org/home/events/PTA-Teacher-Appreciation-Week.
To show teachers how much they are appreciated and loved, the National PTA is encouraging families to get “emoji-tional“. Using the hashtag #ThankATeacher, tell your teacher how much you…
Love (❤️) how they encourage you in special ways
Like (👍) what’s happening in their virtual classroom
Celebrate (🎉) their achievements with students
Care about (😍) their commitment to students and families
Let's spread the love! Thank you!
Polk County Public Schools is making changes to our meal distribution service and sites beginning Monday, April 13.
First, please note that meal service will not be available on Friday, April 10, since schools will be closed and staff will not be working.
Beginning Monday, April 13, we will only distribute meals three days per week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Extra food will be provided each day to make sure children’s needs are met.
Distributing meals three days per week will help safeguard our families and employees by requiring fewer trips to pick up meals.
Starting Monday, April 13, we will also be making changes to the number and list of sites serving as meal distribution locations.
For a complete list of food locations and other details, please visit polkschoolsfl.com/lunchlocations
Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Polk están haciendo cambios en su servicio y lugares de distribución de alimentos comenzando el lunes, 13 de abril.
Primeramente, el servicio de alimentos no estará disponible el viernes, 10 de abril, ya que las escuelas estarán cerradas y el personal no estará trabajando.
Comenzando el lunes, 13 de abril, solo distribuiremos alimentos tres días a la semana: lunes, miércoles y viernes de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. Comida extra será provista cada día para asegurarnos que las necesidades de nuestros niños son satisfechas.
El distribuir alimentos tres días a la semana nos ayudará a salvaguardar a nuestras familias y empleados al requerirles menos viajes para recoger los alimentos.
Comenzando el lunes, 13 de abril, estaremos también haciendo cambios en el número y listado de los sitios que sirven como localidades de distribución de alimentos.
Para una lista completa de las localidades de distribución de alimentos y otros detalles, favor de visitar polkschoolsfl.com/lunchlocations
McLaughlin Middle - In Our Schools
Debra Wright Hudson is the new acting principal at McLaughlin Middle Fine Arts Academy, a school that is working hard to improve its standing.
Wright Hudson has a special source of motivation: Every day she passes through the school’s memorial hallway and is faced with a mosaic bearing the name of her late father, Clint Wright, a renowned educator who served with PCPS and the Lake Wales Charter Schools system.
“When I first came here I was just in awe when I saw my father’s name,” Wright Hudson said. “Every morning, I have to come through this door and be reminded of his great legacy, and how I have work to do here to continue that greatness that he placed in me.”
McLaughlin’s staff has been encouraged by the new principal’s arrival. “If she’s anything like her dad, we’re in great hands,” teacher Johnnie Kirkland says. “With two Wrights, you can’t get it wrong.”