Dear McKinley Families,
Thank you to a wonderful start to our 2017-18 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.
November 17, 2019 at 9am
The Jog-a-thon is a school-wide event that raises funds for our school while promoting health and fitness for the students. Students will find sponsors (family, friends, co-workers) to support them by donating a flat amount. Collection deadline: Bring in all donations by November 17th. There will be a prize table outside the multipurpose room from 7:45am - 8:45am. You can also bring donations into your teacher beforehand.
Please join us this Wednesday at Shakeys Pizza!
Organization name: McKinley PEP
Date: Nov 15, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Shakeys Pizza – 2234 W. Valley Blvd, Alhambra
All proceeds go directly back to the students to support activities that we have throughout the school year.
During this month, please speak with you child about making healthy choices. There are lots of activities you can do with your child to promote a life-long commitment to take care of their mind and body. These activities can start with eating healthier. Offer your child a variety of fruits and vegetables everyday and limit their intake of sugars and fats. You can also take your child for quick family walks and speak with them about the importance of exercise. Limit their recreational use of technology such as TV, games, or iPads use to an hour a day. For more information, please visit www.choosemyplate.gov.
We so excited to see what the McKinley Mustangs are going to design, create, make and innovate this year! Many of the projects they design include recyclable materials that students are able to use their creativity to put to great use. One area will be dedicated to building with recycled materials. For this area to expand, we’d love your help! Just send recycled materials you have lying around to school with your child. (Please completely wash out containers such as yogurt containers and milk jugs before sending them). Do not purchase any materials. This will be an ongoing experience for K-5, so feel free to send throughout the year! For more information, click on the heading.
McKinley engineers have accepted the Global Cardboard Challenge. They are collaborating in teams and designing marble runs and arcade games using reusable materials, ingenuity, persistence, critical thinking and creativity. Also students will be able to play the games and the only thing we ask for is a donation. Suggested donations are 10 cents per marble run and 25 cents per game. All donations will go to an elementary school affected by Hurricane Harvey. Click on the heading for more information.
Dear McKinley families,
Pre-order your yearbook now . Our yearbook will 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. Yearbooks are on sale for preorder for $20 until the end of December. After that, prices will increase. Fliers will be going out to parents in Thursday folders.
McKinley PEP is always collecting Box Tops. Each Box Top we collect gives us 10 cents that goes straight back to our school. You can find the box tops on grocery items such as cereals, ziplock bags, snacks, and various canned goods, as well as many other products. If you find any of these labels, please bring them in. We have a collection box in the office.
McKinley provides parents monthly practical tips through the Home & School Connection publication. It gives parents additional tools so they can:
* show interest in their child’s education
* nurture respect and responsibility
* boost motivation
* support homework and study habits
* promote good behavior and self-discipline
* build empathy and put an end to bullying
* improve academic achievement
* communicate effectively with teachers
You can find this monthly publication in your child's homework folder or under the Parent Resource tab of our website.
Dear McKinley parents,
Have you ever wanted your child to learn music, play an instrument, or participate in a real orchestra, but thought it was too costly? In partnership with SGUSD, the Saturday Conservatory of Music has provided affordable, quality music instruction to children in San Gabriel. For more information, please click on the link for a flyer or visit www.saturdayconservatoryofmusic.org.
The San Gabriel Unified School District is committed to providing safe and healthful school environments that promote and protect students’ health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthful eating and physical activity. The first annual survey of district staff, students, and parents was conducted in the fall of 2016 to assess school progress on District Wellness Policy goals. To see the results, please click on the headline and download the report.