You are invited to McKinley’s annual Winter Program held in the multipurpose room on Friday, December 16th. Your child will be performing a special song chosen by their class. They will be participating in 2 performances for two different groups of parents. This is a ticketed event. Click on the headline for more information.
McKinley PEP presents Dinner with Santa at Gingerbread Village. Please join us on Friday, December 16th, 2016 from 6pm-9pm to celebrate the winter holiday and family unity. The event will take place in the multipurpose room and a traditional Marie Callender's American dinner will be served. In addition, Santa Claus will be visiting from the North Pole so bring your camera. There will be arts and crafts for the kids and a sing-a-long X-mas karaoke for everyone. Please reserve you tickets by December 14th. There will be limited tickets sold at the door. Click on the headline for more information.
McKinley Elementary and the San Gabriel Fire Department are teaming up to raise toys for families that are less fortunate. Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate from December 5th - 20th. There are boxes inside the main office for your convenience. The classroom that donates the most toys will be rewarded with a pizza party with the San Gabriel Fire Fighters. Thank you for your generous donations.
We will be hosting parent conferences December 5th-8th from 1:30pm - 3:30pm and on December 9th from 8:30am - 3:30pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child during these day at 1:30pm. There will be no school for students on Friday, December 9th. You should be receiving reminders from your child's teacher of your scheduled time. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact your child's teacher to make arrangements.
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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Our Holiday Book Fair will start on Thursday, December 1-8 from 8:00am-2pm. However, if you cannot wait, our online book fair starts Saturday, November 26 - December 12 and will be open 24hrs. Please come to support our school and your child's joy of reading. The book fair will be hosted in our library.
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.
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.