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Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) announced today that McKinley Elementary School has been selected as one of 1,866 public schools in California to receive the title of 2017 Honor Roll school.  The 2017 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.  
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• Events •

Mck Family Movie Night
Date: 9/28/2018, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
Location: MPR - Movie TBD
Mck PEP Meeting
Date: 10/8/2018, 6:30 PM 8 PM
Location: Staff Lounge
Mck Red Ribbon Week
Date: 10/23/2018

• News & Announcements •

Transitional Kindergarten Class at McKinley

McKinley Elementary is now accepting applications for enrollment in Transitional Kindergarten.  Students eligible for the kindergarten program must turn five years old on or before Sept. TK program-eligible students must turn five years old between Sept. 2 and Dec. Children who turn 5 between Dec. 3 and Jan. 1 will be accepted as space is available. Enroll today!

LIFT Enrichment After School Cooking Classes

Fall 2018 - Session 1
Enjoy delicious and healthy food by your favorite celebrity chefs in this fun, interactive cooking class! Recipes include: Giada's Pasta Caprese and Kale Caesar Salad, Bobby Flay's Chicken Tacos with Queso Fresco and Cauliflower Gratin, Jamie Oliver's Eggplant Bruschetta and Rainbow Salad Wraps, Gordon Ramsey's Tomato and Mushroom Risotto, Guy Fierri's Chili, Ree's Marshmallow Crispy Treats and much more! To learn more information, click on the heading.

Chinese Language Development Program

Dear Parents,

We are excited to announce that we are continuing our partnership with Mind Quest Learning to bring a Chinese Language Development Program to McKinley Elementary. This is an after school tuition based program. We are offering the program to students in grades 1-5. For more information about the program, please click on the heading.

Saturday Conservatory of Music

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 out of reach? 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

5th Grade Promotion

Congratulations to all our 5th grade graduates. Thank you for being a part of the McKinley family and an awesome Mustang. We will miss you as you make your journey to Jefferson Middle School. A BIG THANK YOU to our PEP organization for your hard work on the decoration and preparation of the promotion quad. Also a THANK YOU to all the 5th grade parents. We could not have been successful without your support. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and we will see you soon. Photos from promotion will be available in the Photo Album section of About Us.

McKinley Drill Team Wins 1st Place

We are proud of our Dance Drill Team. They competed on Saturday, May 11th at Jefferson Middle School and earned themselves a 1st place title. They have been training after school for the past few months with Parks and Recs and their dedication has paid off. Congratulations to them and keep up the good work. Click on the heading for a video.

Enrollment is Now Open at McKinley

Dear parents,
Enrollment for the 2018-19 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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters on Campus

Students at McKinley Elementary School have the opportunity to participate in the School Based Mentoring program of Big Brothers Big Sisters. In the program, a child is "matched" with a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister from high school. The volunteer will visit once a week on Tuesdays or Fridays to spend about one hour per week with your child reading, working on schoolwork, relationship building activities, playing games, sports, etc. The activities will take place after school, not outside the school grounds. If you would like your child to have this opportunity, please click the link for an application and more information.

Fall Newsletter

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.

McKinley "Happy Trash"

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.

Box Tops

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.

Home & School Connection

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.

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