Elaine Simpson is their new Principal.
McPhee Elementary provides all day kindergarten, ELL instruction, literacy support, technology integration and Reading Recovery. After school extended learning opportunities include Knowing Mathematics, Soar to Success programs and Homework Club.
The mission of the school is for students, staff, families, and community members to work as a team to help our students achieve more. We believe that all students can learn, perform, and behave at grade level or above.
McPhee’s Community Learning Center is a vital partner in our efforts to provide academic support and enrichment opportunities for students. The CLC sponsors Math Club, Quick Reads, Science Fair Club, Reader’s Theatre, Dance Club, Homework Club as well as working cooperatively with the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. McPhee CLC also sponsored a summer program that provided students in grades K-5 with integrated instruction using the McPhee Community Garden.
First Presbyterian views itself in partnership with McPhee to see that every child succeed. It truly takes a village to raise a child. The three programs that our members are involved with at McPhee are Book Buddy, Back Pack, and Splash.
If you would like to volunteer for any of these Mission programs at McPhee please email Susan Diers at email@example.com and she will get you in touch with the right person.
Book Buddy: Statistics point to the fact that if a child does not learn to read by third grade level, the likelihood that he or she will have problems in school and drop out is over 50%. For this reason volunteers at First Presbyterian Church are assigned with an at risk student to read with them on a weekly basis. Some volunteers have read with their student from first grade until fifth grade. And in that time they have forged friendships that will last a lifetime.
BackPack: In partnership with the Lincoln Food Bank, volunteers from First Presbyterian Church come every Friday to pack backpacks full of food so that theMcPhee student and his or her family will have some nutritious food to eat over the weekend. To date volunteers are packing over 50 backpacks every Friday.
Splash: Splash is an acronym which stands for Super Plans and Learning Activities for Summer Happenings.
This is the seventh year that First Presbyterian members have partnered with McPhee staff to sponsor this event and 30 of our members joined about 90 students and their families for fun and fellowship and food. The purpose of this event is to provide students with supplies that will encourage learning activities throughout the summer and also inform families of a number of summer opportunities that might contribute to a more healthy and educational summer of fun and learning. S.P.L.A.S.H. was another successful McPhee mission activity in 2011 thanks to all who participated.
— Pam Carrier & Nancy Janike Co-Chairs of this activity.