McKinley Avenue Elementary School

Building a Better World, One Student at a Time



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    It is hard to believe that another school year is over!  Our McKinley Mustangs have 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 will be entering the halls of the Intermediate School as fifth graders…we will miss you and wish you only the best!  This year’s third graders will be returning to McKinley in the fall as fourth graders…we are so excited that you will be back to share your energy and ideas!  To the students who will be new to our building next 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!  Have a safe and enjoyable summer and thank you for another terrific school year! 


     Mrs. Hoffman

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    Why is Parental Involvement Important?


    In study after study, researchers discover how important it is for parents to be actively involved in their child’s education.

    How Can Parents Get Involved?


    Involvement in your child’s education can mean:
    • Reading to your child
    • Checking homework every night
    • Discussing your child’s progress with teachers
    • Voting in school board elections
    • Helping your school to set challenging academic standards
    • Limiting TV viewing on school nights
    • Becoming an advocate for better education in your community and state


    Or, it can be as simple as asking your children, “How was school today?”  But ask every day.  That will send your children the clear message that their schoolwork is important to you and you expect  them to learn.  Some parents and families are able to be involved in their child’s education in many ways.  Others may only have time for one or two activities.  Whatever your level of involvement, do it consistently and stick with it because you will make an important difference in your child’s life.


    From the National Education Association

    *McKinley Reminders...

    • June 13 - Early Dismissal (11:52 am)-Last School Day for Students and Staff
    • September 1 - Open House for 2017-2018 School Year
    • September 5 - First Day of School - Early Dismissal for Students (11:52 am)
    • September 6-7 - Early Dismissal for Students (11:52 am)
    • September 8 - Early Dismissal for Students and Staff (11:52 am)

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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    Congratulations to two of our faculty members....

    Mrs. Danielle Haldenwang is this year’s McKinley Avenue School’s Teacher of the Year! We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Haldenwang as one of our fourth grade teachers who challenges her students to become the best they can be while having fun!  Mr. Mitch Migdon is this year's Educational Services Provider of the Year! We are privileged to have Mr. Migdon work with our students as the school's guidance counselor; his skills and knowledge benefit our school community!  Their dedication to our students and their families is truly appreciated by all!

     Teacher of the Year



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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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