McKinley PEP cordially invites you and your family to our McKinley Open House. There will be no need to rush to and attend Open House. You can pre-order pizza in advance and then just come to school on Open House evening, pick up your pizza, an enjoy dinner at school. A portion of the proceeds will go toward McKinley PEP. For an application, click on the headline.
Reading for pleasure has real and long-lasting benefits. Our buy one, get one book fair will take place on Thursday, May 11-18 from 8:00am-3:30pm. Special hours on Open House night, 5:30pm-8:00pm. It has a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our book fair and help shape your child's reading habit. The book fair will be hosted in our library.
McKinley students had the opportunity to make their imaginations become reality this past Friday, April 28, 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 5th graders will participate in 5th grade promotion on May 31. Pre-order a graduation day lei and celebrate it aloha style. A portion of the sales will be donated to McKinley PEP. Leis start at $25. For other items and more information, click on the headline.
The fundraiser will be Wednesday, May 10th in the MPR from 1:30-3:30pm. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to PEP by LuLaRoe Stephanie Bucey.
LuLaRoe is a women's clothing and kids leggings company with different patterns, fabrics and styles. There's something for everyone! Also a great place to find last minute Mother's Day gifts! Come out and support McKinley PEP! To see a sample of the clothes modeled by our teachers, please click on the heading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.