Welcome to McKinley Elementary! The staff hopes that you find the following information helpful in preparing for a successful start to the 2019-2020 school year. It is that time of year again when we register our students into school. We will be hosting Round-up in the Multipurpose Room and will have staff available to assist you every step of the way. You will have the option of completing it on physical paper form or online. We will have computers and technical support for your convenience.
Are you a parent looking for ways to be more involved in what's going on for your child at McKinley? Consider volunteering with McKinley PEP. We have a variety of activities and volunteer opportunities coming up including the Chocolate Rewards Assembly, Spring Book Fair, School wide VIP Day, and 5th Grade Promotion events. Also, if you attend our meetings, you get to hear more from the principal about the goings on at the school and be part of the decision making process. We are also looking for parents to fill some leadership positions in PEP. Please email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more."
The State of California released the California School Dashboard for 2018. This is the official evaluation for all Districts and schools in the state. We are pleased to announce that McKinley did very well! Our District also had high marks on the dashboard. Congratulations McKinley on a job well done! You can access the scores by clicking on the headline.
A Community Resource Guide is available for you as a community service. It provides resources for families and students in need of support. You may view and download it by clicking on the Parent Resources link under the Parents tab.
The computer lab will be opened after school starting in September 2019. We have 36 workstations students can use to complete homework, do research, or enrich their academic skills by using iReady, Raz Kids, Typing Club, etc. It is also a great place for students who need space to collaborate on assignments.
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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!
Enrollment for the 2019-20 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.
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.
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 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.
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.