Believe and Succeed!
A note to parents & guardians...
Free and Easy Tips for Summer Learning
1. Read Every Day
Take your kids to the library often and let them choose which books to check out. Listen to books on tape, the computer, or a tablet. Subscribe to a children’s magazine. Take turns reading to each other. Allow your kids to stay up a half hour later at night as long as they're reading.
2. Use Math Every Day
Practice the multiplication tables by making each point in a basketball game worth 7 points (or 8 or 9). Ask your kids to make change when shopping. Make up math word problems in the car and at the dinner table.
3. Get Outside and Play
Find ways to ensure your child is active for 60 minutes each day. Have him or her walk the neighbor's dog, go swimming, play badminton or soccer, take walks, or go for family bike rides. Look for safe, fun ways to play outside together year-round.
4. Write Every Week
Ask your child to write a weekly letter to his or her grandparents, relatives, or friends. Encourage him to keep a summer journal. Have her write the family's grocery list. Organize a secret pal writing project for adults and kids in your community.
5. Do a Good Deed
Encourage your child to help out neighbors or friends. He or she can volunteer with a local group or complete a service learning project. Suggest that your child set aside part of his allowance for charity.
Have a safe and enjoyable summer...Mrs. Hoffman
Congratulations to Mrs. Kerry Eck'Art... this year’s McKinley Avenue School’s Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Eck'Art is a fourth grade teacher who exemplifies the kind of educator who makes it her personal mission to help her students become the best readers, writers, and mathematicans they can be. Her dedication to our school is truly appreciated by all!
A tasty and nutritious selection of breakfast and lunch items is available on a daily basis! Applications for free or reduced lunch for your child are available in the main office for families who have recently experienced a change in financial status. If your family qualifies for the free and reduced lunch program, please remember that breakfast is also included in the program!