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Welcome!

Believe and Succeed!

Happy Halloween

 
 
Home of the McKinley Mustangs
Grades 3-4
 
 
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Over the summer, the office staff was busy answering questions, registering new students, and organizing files and schedules; the custodial and maintenance staff was busy moving materials, cleaning and repairing; the teachers and assistants were organizing books and materials, labeling and decorating, while getting ready for the arrival of their new students.  A new school year has begun and the staff and students are looking forward to a wonderful year!  
 
We would like to welcome our new speech teacher, Ms. Chelsey Friggle and new LDTC, Mrs. MaryFrancis Smolens.  They will make excellent additions to our school and we are all excited to have the opportunity to work with them
 

 Mrs. Hoffman

 

pic Tips for Success

 
Start off the new school year right…
 

It doesn’t matter if it is the kitchen table or a bedroom desk; every child needs a regular place to study and complete homework.  The area should be well lit and equipped with school supplies such as paper, pencils, and erasers.  Siblings should respect homework time and not distract their brothers or sisters.

 

Everyone loves routines…

 

Set aside a specific time for practicing and studying each night.  Discuss with your child what time of day would work best.  As soon as he/she arrives home?  Just before or after dinner?   If your child attends an after-school program, find out if students are expected to do homework there.  If your child completes homework away from home, plan to review the work and talk about his/her school day at a set time every evening.
 

Creating high expectations…

 

In order to learn, children must believe they can learn.  As the parent, you are the most important adult in your child’s life.  The feedback you give your child – what you say and do about his/her abilities – will have a lasting impact on your child’s self-confidence.  Be encouraging and praise your child for the amount of effort that is put into an assignment or project.  Let your child know that doing his/her best is what counts.
 

From The National Education Association

 
 

*McKinley Reminders...

  • October 3-7- Week of Respect/Fire Safety Week/CAP Program (3rd Grade)
  • October 10- Early Dismissal for Students (11:52 am)
  • October 12- Make a Difference Day Kick-Off
  • October 17-21- Anti-Violence and Anti-Vandalism Week
  • October 19- 4th Grade Class Trip to Liberty Science Center (4A, 4B, 4M)-Parent Pick-up at 4:30 pm
  • October 21- Make a Difference Day Walk/Finale
  • October 25- 4th Grade Class Trip to Liberty Science Center (4C, 4I, 4N)-Parent Pick-up at 4:30 pm
  • October 26- 4th Grade Class Trip to Liberty Science Center (4D, 4F, 4L)-Parent Pick-up at 4:30 pm
  • October 27- 4th Grade Class Trip to Liberty Science Center (4G, 4J, 4K)-Parent Pick-up at 4:30 pm
  • October 28- 4th Grade Class Trip to Liberty Science Center (4E, 4H, 4O)-Parent Pick-up at 4:30 pm
  • October 31- Halloween Parade (10:15 am @ McK Parking Lot)
  • November 7-11- School Closed
  • November 15-Report Card Day
  • November 14-15- Fall Pictures
  • November 16- Grade 4 American Education Week Visits (9:00 am-10:00 am)
  • November 16- McK/Intermediate Schools Parent Advisory Committee Meeting (10:00 am @ McK) 
  • November 17- Grade 3 American Education Week Visits (9:00 am-10:00 am)
  • November 18- Parent/Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal for Students-11:52 am)
  • November 21- Parent/Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal for Students-11:52 am)
  • November 22- Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal for Students-11:52 am
  • November 23- Early Dismissal for Students and Staff (11:52 am)
  • November 24-25- School Closed (Happy Thanksgiving!)
  • November 28- 3rd Grade Class Trip to Adventure Aquarium (classes TBD)-Parent Pick-up at 3:30 pm
  • November 29- 3rd Grade Class Trip to Adventure Aquarium (classes TBD)-Parent Pick-up at 3:30 pm
  • November 30- 3rd Grade Class Trip to Adventure Aquarium (classes TBD)-Parent Pick-up at 3:30 pm
  • December 1- 3rd Grade Class Trip to Adventure Aquarium (classes TBD)-Parent Pick-up at 3:30 pm
  • December 2- 3rd Grade Class Trip to Adventure Aquarium (classes TBD)-Parent Pick-up at 3:30 pm
  • December 13- Fall Picture Retakes
  • December 23- Early Dismissal for Students and Staff (11:52 am)
  • December 24-31- School Closed (Happy Holidays!)
  • January 16- School Closed (Martin Luther King's Birthday!) 
  • January 18- Winter Concert (7:00 pm @ STAC)
  • February 10- Awards Assemblies @ STAC (Grade 4- 8:30 am/Grade 3-9:30 am)
  • February 17- School Closed for Students (District In-Service for Staff)
  • February 20- School Closed (Presidents' Day!)
  • February 27-28 and March 1-3- PTO Book Fair @ McK
  • March 7- Spring Pictures
  • March 9- Annual PTO Sponsored Dodgeball Tournament (6:30 pm @ SRHS)
  • March 20-24- Spirit Week
  • March 21- McK/Intermediate Schools Parent Advisory Committee Meeting (5:30 pm @ Int. Library)
  • April 10-14- School Closed (Spring Break!)
  • April 19-27- PARCC Testing
  • May 29- School Closed (Memorial Day!)
  • May 31- Spring Concert (7:00 pm @ STAC)
  • June 8- Awards Assemblies @ STAC (Grade 3- 8:30 am/Grade 4-9:30 am)
 
 


HIB Personnel
 
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator - David Ytreboe
 
McKinley Anti-Bullying Specialist - Mitch Migdon
 

School Announcements

  • As a reminder, students who qualify for free or reduced lunch are also eligible to receive free or reduced breakfast, which is available at all Stafford Schools.  Please see the Stafford School’s web page to find the breakfast menus in the Food Service link.  The price of a reduced breakfast is $0.30. Please remember that you can prepay for meals using www.payforit.net .

    Also, if your family’s financial circumstances have changed since the start of the school year, you may now qualify for the free and reduced program.  If that is the case, see our web site for how to submit an application.

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    TOY Stasuk TOY Dohn

     

    Congratulations to two of our faculty members....

    Mrs. Melissa Stasuk is this year’s McKinley Avenue School’s Teacher of the Year! We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Stasuk as one of our third grader teachers who challenges her students to become the best they can be while having fun!  Mrs. Sherry Dohn is this year's Educational Services Provider of the Year! We are privileged to have Mrs. Dohn work with our students as an occupational therapist; her skills and knowledge benefit both students and staff!  Their dedication to our students and their families is truly appreciated by all!

     

     

     
     
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  • Families who choose to provide their own transportation are reminded to not enter the front loop to drop off students before 7:52 am (a few busses are scheduled to use that lane prior to 7:52 am).  Parents who choose to walk their children into the building are reminded that they must park their cars in the parking lot.  Do not park cars at any time in the front loop; the front loop is a fire lane.  Students will not be permitted to enter the building prior to 7:52 am. 
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