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Special Programs

Special Programs

  • After School Sports

     S.G. Parks & Rec. for 4th & 5th Grades, Tues. - Fri. 3-5 pm (626-308-2875)

  • Art Classes

    Multicultural art lessons are offered throughout year.  Some topics that are offered are:

    • Connecting art with nature, people and ocean conservation with a connection to contemporary artists of Shinnecock nation of Long Island
    • Mosaic designs and Geometric art to relate to the Muslim people of the Swahili coast of Africa
    • Underwater wilderness designs while learning about the art of Pacita Abad, a Filipina American artist
    • Self portraits with our favorite animals with a connection to artist Frida Kahlo
       
  • Awards Assemblies
      At the end of each trimester, students are recognized for their outstanding achievements.
 
  • Book Fair
    PEP holds a Book Fair for students at least 3 times a year.
 
  • Chess Masters
    Chess classes taught by Chess Masters. This is an after-school program. Scholarships are available.
 
  • Computer Lab
  •       Students are given computer instruction in the lab at least 30 minutes per week.
 
  • Library
  •       Library class time for students to read & check out books.
 
  • McKinley Newsletter
  •       McKinley School puts out news articles every trimester.
  • Parent Education Evenings
  •       Programs throughout the year to teach grade level parents how to deal with Math, Social Studies homework, etc., to help their children.
  • Read Across America
  •       All schools in America to read at the same designated time.
  • Reading Buddies
  •       Upper Grades read to lower grade classroom buddies.
  • Student Council
  •      Upper grade students in the Council handle student affairs.
  • Volunteer Recognition
  •       Volunteers are honored by the school staff.
  • Word of the Month
  •       Students are to learn the meaning of the word of the months: Responsibility, Perseverance, Respect, Generosity, Acceptance, Honesty, Compassion, Friendship, Self-Discipline, and Cooperation.