Hello Mustang Families!
Friday, February 22nd is Family Movie Night. Please come and join us as we watch Wreck It Ralph 2. We'll be selling tickets after school for $5 a ticket per person. The ticket includes one slice of pizza, a drink and the movie. If you cannot purchase a ticket after school, please have your child turn in their money to their teacher. We hope to see you there! Doors open at 6:45 pm. Don't forget a blanket & extra $ for popcorn.
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.
We will be hosting an after school enrichment program starting in January called Egghead Secret Agents presented by Professor Egghead Science Academy. Students will learn science concepts as they take on challenges of being a secret agent. Click on the headline for details.
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 October 8, 2018. 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.
Computer lab hours:
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 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.
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.