McKinley Avenue Elementary School

Building a Better World, One Student at a Time



Believe and Succeed!

Happy Halloween

Home of the McKinley Mustangs
Grades 3-4



During the 2014-2015 school year, our McKinley Mustangs had a year packed with lots of learning and many memorable and exciting experiences….none of which would have been possible without the dedicated efforts of the staff and the support of their families.  In September, our former fourth graders entered the halls of the Intermediate School as fifth graders…we will miss you and wish you only the best!  This year’s third graders returned to McKinley in the fall as fourth graders…we are so excited that you are back to share your energy and ideas!  To the students who are new to our building this new school year…"Welcome!"  We look forward to getting to know you as we show you how much fun it is to be a part of our school!  We look forward to another terrific school year! 

 Mrs. Hoffman



McKinley Reminders...

  • April 26- May 13- PARCC Makeup Testing
  • May 4- Project ACES
  • May 5- Art Show (5:30-7:00 pm @ McKinley)
  • May 10, 11, 18- Birds, Environmental Engineers Assembly
  • May 17- Early Dismissal for Students
  • May 18- G&T Night 5:30-6:45 pm @ Inter. Library)
  • May 19- Peer Leaders Peace Summit
  • May 25- NJASK Science Testing (Grade 4)
  • May 27- Walk-a-Thon (tba)
  • May 30- Memorial Day (School Closed)
  • May 31- MARE Day
  • June 1- Peer Leaders Field Trip
  • June 2- 2nd Graders Visit McKinley
  • June 2- Ocean County Library Grade 3 (Summer Reading Program)
  • June 3- Red, White, and Blue Day
  • June 3- Barnegat Bay Blitz Watershed Clean Up
  • June 7- Spring Concert (7:00 pm @ STAC)
  • June 8- Field Day Opening Ceremonies
  • June 9- Field Day Competition Day
  • June 9- Ocean County Math League Awards (6:00 pm @ STAC)
  • June 10- Student Awards Assemblies @ STAC (Grade 3- 8:30 am/Grade 4- 9:30 am)
  • June 10- Field Day Closing Ceremonies
  • June 14-17- Early Dismissal for Students
  • June 20- Last Day of School (Early Dismissal for Students and Staff)

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 .

    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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