Category Archives: community

New beginnings!

For several years, McGuffey has worked with the Monarch Watch, a program that helps facilitate the preservation of the monarch butterfly migration by the governments and private citizens of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. McGuffey maintains several certified monarch … Continue reading

Posted in community, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, Primary, science, social studies, Upper Elementary

First Aid and CPR Training

Staff is grateful to Jenni and Amy from the Miami Valley YMCA for coming to McGuffey this week to help us renew our First Aid and CPR training. We are upgrading our first aid supplies and a few of us … Continue reading

Posted in community, McGuffey

Sales Tax Holiday in Ohio

The state of Ohio will be enacting a sales tax holiday beginning on Friday, August 7th, and running through Sunday, August 9th. During this holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax: Clothing priced at $75 per … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, community, parents

Summer Reading: To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

This week, we’re sharing a story from NPR about studies showing that music can relieve physical pain following major surgeries, with specific data on children and teenagers. To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist After a 30-minute session, the children who listened … Continue reading

Posted in community, music, technology

Summer Reading: Out of the Classroom and Into the Woods

Rather than let the blog gather dust over the summer, we thought we’d present some stories that got us thinking. These stories don’t necessarily reflect McGuffey’s opinions, but they offer thought-provoking insights into how children learn and grow. This week … Continue reading

Posted in community, outside

Preschool Playground begins Monday!

Our summer Preschool Playground program begins on Monday, June 1st, at 10am! This program is for children aged six and under. Please check here for more information.

Posted in announcements, community, McGuffey, Primary

2015 Egg Drop!

At the Last Day of School Potluck, Thursday, May 28, we will hold our annual Egg Drop. This is a tradition at McGuffey that goes back decades! Prior to the last day of school, students will spend time at home … Continue reading

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A Visit from the Bookmobile

We are so grateful that Lane Library’s Bookmobile has been able to pay us a few visits this year. The bus, which is a wonderfully stocked library on wheels, stops in McGuffey’s parking lot and gives students a chance to hop … Continue reading

Posted in community, language arts

Earn 4 Family Work Hours by enrolling your Kroger Card!

Did you know that each year McGuffey raises hundreds of dollars simply by families and friends linking their Kroger Plus card to McGuffey? Simply link your Kroger Plus card to McGuffey through your online account and we receive a percentage from … Continue reading

Posted in community, fundraising, McGuffey

Another Opening, Another Show

Last night, McGuffey opened its latest musical, Willy Wonka Junior, at the Oxford Community Arts Center. The show was a smashing success. Thank you to all the parents and staff who helped our students put on such a great musical. … Continue reading

Posted in community, drama, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, music