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 www.saturdayconservatoryofmusic.org.
Welcome to McKinley Elementary! The staff hopes that you find the following information helpful in preparing for a successful start to the 2018-2019 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.