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.
Garielino High School will be hosting a presentation on Tuesday, December 18th at 7pm in the Goodson Theater about the epidemic of vaping by teenagers. You will learn about several different topics and how to keep your child safe. For more information, click on the headline for a flyer.
The Holiday Basket Program provides food for San Gabriel families and seniors and provides toys for children in the community. These items will be distributed to the families on Saturday, December 15. Senior baskets will be delivered to their homes and families will be invited to the Adult Recreation Center to pick up their food items, toys, etc. Click on headline for more information.
Santa Claus is coming to town! Please have a Fiesta with Santa on Saturday, December 15th from 10:00am-12:00pm. This year, we are putting a Mexican twist on our annual holiday gathering. Come to enjoy some yummy Mexican food and drinks, have fun doing crafts with friends, sing your favorite Christmas songs, and take a picture with Santa. You may order tickets from the PEP booth.
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 3rd - 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. The fire department will be at Mckinley Wednesday, December 21st at 9am to pick up the toys with their fire engine. Thank you for your generous donations.
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.
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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 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.