McDowell Weekly Updates
  • We would like to remind our McDowell families that there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 25th.  We will see the students back here on Tuesday, October 26th.  Have a great long weekend!

    • October 25 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Records Day
    • October 28 - Fall Celebration and Parade
    • November 1 - Ready, Set, Relax
    • Novebmber 4 - School Picture Retake Day
    • November 10 - Parent Teacher Conferences, PM only (students have school)
    • November 11 - NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences
    • November 12 - NO SCHOOL 
    • November 24-26 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
    • December 20-31 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
    • January 3, 2022 - School Resumes

    Interested in volunteering with the VIP program during the 2021-22 school year? Fill out form here: VIP FORM   

    Fall Celebration and Parade: McDowell will have its Fall Celebration and Parade on Thursday, October 28th.  AM Preschool and Kindergarten will have their parade at 10:30 a.m.(we ask parents to be parked by 10:20).  PM Preschool and Kindergarten and Full Day Kindergarten will have their parade at 2:30 p.m.(we ask parents to be parked by 2:20).  Both parades will take place outside on the sidewalk on the side of McDowell.  We ask that the parents line up on the outside of the sidewalk.  Parents are asked to park in the bus lot between McDowell and East Woods.  Please enter the bus lot through McDowell and exit through East Woods.  If there are not enough spaces, please feel free to park at Evamere or Lavelli Field.  

    Paper Recycling Bonus Week: Do you have paper, clean cardboard, or newspapers/magazines piling up at your home or office?  Our paper recycling company has a bonus week coming up on November 14-20, 2021.  During bonus week, our school will receive an additional $2 per ton for the weight that is collected in our bin.  Please note: Cardboard boxes must be broken down and the company only collects the above mentioned items.  We will get fined if other recyclable materials are placed in the collection bins.  Please bring your recyclables to the green River Valley Paper Company by the loading dock.

    Student Fees: First trimester tuition and class fees for preschool students have been posted to student accounts.  Class fees for half-day kindergarten and tuition fees for full-day kindergarten have also been posted to student accounts.  We ask that class fees be paid by October 20th.  For tuition fees, please follow the payment schedule you agreed to at the beginning of the year.  Kindergarten Tuition Agreement

    COVID-19 Dashboard: Just a reminder that an email will be sent to all parents or guardians if there is a positive COVID case in your child’s class or school sponsored extracurricular activity.  Parents can visit the COVID-19 Dashboard on the district website at or you can go to>COVID-19 reporting to see the total number of cases at any building.

    Final Forms: Please be sure to fill out Final Forms for your student.  These contain important information pertinent to your child should a medical emergency arise.  Please contact the school office at 330-653-1246 with any questions.


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