After 1 trimester of coding under their belts, one 4th grade class has earned the opportunity to program our five EV3 Lego robots. Students spent 8 weeks in the computer lab understanding how programming works using Google CS-First. Once they completed all the lessons, they were ready to apply their critical thinking and collaboration skills on the robots in the STEM lab. Students were given design and programming challenges and you can see their work in the photo album.
The State of California requires that school districts develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a critical part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) which requires school districts to gather input from students, teachers, parents, community members, and public agencies to determine the goals, actions, and budget priorities for the district. Data from the California Dashboard must be used to determine funding priorities which are based on the State's Eight Priorities. Please click on the heading for links to the survey and more information.
Come and join us to learn more about our Spanish Dual Language Program at McKinley Elementary!
When: Wednesday, April 12th
Where: McKinley Elementary Multipurpose Room
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Light Refreshments will be served
Dear McKinley families,
Order your yearbook now while supplies last. Our yearbook is planned to include all-color pages that vibrantly capture school memories, a sturdy soft cover, and the school name and year imprinted in foil on the cover. The yearbook price is $30. Make check payments to McKinley PEP. You may also order it online at ybpay.lifetouch.com.
CAASPP Assessment Parent Education Workshops.
Teachers on Special Assignment will be providing an overview of the CAASPP
(California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) for Grades 3-5 and how to read the parent reports. Translation will be provided at each session. Childcare will be provided at the Washington evening session. For more information, click on the headline.
Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is now open. Please drop by the office to pick up an enrollment package. We have enrollment packages in different languages and we have translators on site to help with the process. Please feel free to come to the office between 8:00am - 4:00pm.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to buy a Class of 2017 T-Shirt. All money raised from the sale will go toward fifth grade end of year activities. For more information about price and size, please click on the heading. You will also be able to see the actual color and design. Even if your child is not a 5th grader, you may still purchase the T-shirt and support our 5th grade class. Go Mustangs!
Any student who currently attends school in the San Gabriel Unified School District (District) has the option of transferring to any other school within the District. Any parent/guardian who would like their child to attend another school in the District next year can pick up and turn in an Open Enrollment form at their child’s school or at the District Office. These forms will be available February 1 - 28 for students currently in grades TK/K-4. Decisions will be made by June 16 and parents will be notified soon after. For more information click on the headline.
McKinley students had the opportunity to make their imaginations become reality this past Friday, January 20, 2017. For the past few months, they worked very hard with their Big Brother and Big Sister in partnership with Young Story Tellers on writing and fine tuning their stories to have it acted out. Young Story Tellers have a simple mission and that is to inspire young people to discover the power of their voice. Using one-on-one mentorship, students learn how to write original stories and see them brought to life on stage.
Our new computer lab is now open after school. We have 36 workstations students can use to complete homework, do research, or enrich their academic skills by using Dreambox, Raz Kids, Typing Tutor, etc. It is also a great place for students who need space to collaborate on assignments.
Computer lab hours:
Dear McKinley Families,
Thank you to a wonderful start to our 2016-17 school year. In the short amount of time that has flown by, lots of activity has taken place. If you would like to know more about what activities have taken place or more information about the services that are provided to your children, please read our Fall Newsletter. You can find it under the Parent tab in the main menu or simply click on the heading to find a link.
Thanks to our 1:1 technology in the classroom, we have the opportunity to repurpose our scheduled computer lab time. We are introducing some of our 4th and 5th grade classrooms and Newcomers to coding. Students will learn critical thinking skills to solve problems and prepare them for technological opportunities in the 21st century. Our goal is to start with the upper grade students and then eventually introduce 2nd and 3rd grader in the coming year if not sooner. This will prepare them to program our Lego robots that are waiting in the STEM lab. The entire curriculum is provided by Google through their cs-first.com website and will start on October 18th.