Recent News

Jump Rope for Heart Kicks Off

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 3:35 PM

McClellan Elementary is again part of the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart Program. The event will be held during physcial education class on Feb. 6, 7, and 8. Children who participate will learn about the importance of the heart, raise money for those affected by congenital heart defects, and feel good for doing good. 

Information packets and donation envelopes were sent home recently, giving more detail and the prize giveaway levels. The deadline for returning donation envelopes is Feb. 6, 2017.

Parents can learn more at http://www.heart.org/jump

Students to Spread Cheer at Holiday Concert

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Just a reminder that this year's holiday concert will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 21 with performances at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Candy Drive a Great Success

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 3:05 PM


Thanks to the kind and generous donations from our student body, the Ronald McDonald House received a great shipment of goodies from McClellan Elementary. The extra candy will help brighten the days of those who use the Ronald McDonald House's services. Great job to all our kids!

PTA Provides a Fresh Look

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Thanks to the talents and effort of three of our PTA members, the gymnasium lobby and the teachers’ lounge received a wonderful facelift over the summer. April Smith and Linda Zangrilli gave the gym lobby a dynamic T.J. flare, including a great-looking jaguar logo. Linda and Laurie Woodward converted the old teachers’ lounge into a contemporary space with a fresh color palette, new cabinet hardware, and complimentary decorator accents. Both projects greatly enhance the atmosphere at McClellan!

The new gymnasium lobby



The old teachers' lounge


The new teachers' lounge



 

McClellan Expands "Hour of Code" Resources

Posted on September 17, 2016 at 10:05 PM

For the past few years, Mr. Dobos' fourth grade class has participated in the "Hour of Code," a national movement to teach students about the computer coding that forms the foundation of much of today's technology. But now, thanks to the purchase of additional resources, all grades will have age-appropriate code-learning tools. Kindergarten students will get to use Bee Bots, interactive robots that can be programmed with directional buttons to follow a specific path. First grade has access to the board game Robot Turtles, where the goal is to guide their turtle through an adventure using movement cards. Puzzlets, an iPad app to be used by third graders, requires students to place tiles on a screen in order to control their virtual characters. The iPads have also been loaded with OSMO kits, which provide a variety of learning activities and, specifically, a coding kit that can be used by all grade levels. Lastly, fourth grade science will enjoy the addition of Squishy Circuits, Snap Circuits, Draw Circuits, and Sticker Circuits. These interactive kits will enhance their understanding of electrical circuits.