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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




     Upcoming Events (2018-2019):


    • September 4:  Open House (Time-TBA)
    • September 5:  First Day of School-Early Dismissal for Students (11:52 am)
    • September 6:  Early Dismissal for Students (11:52 am)
    • September 7:  Early Dismissal for Students and Staff (11:52 am)
    • September 11:  Patriot Day-Wear Red, White, and Blue
    • October 1-5:  Week of Respect
    • October 1:  Upstander Day
    • October 3:  Bright Future Day
    • October 5:  Team Player Day
    • October 8-12:  Fire Safety Week
    • October 15-19:  School Anti-Violence Awareness Week
    • October 15:  School Closed for Students (Staff In-Service)
    • October 16:  Respect Differences/Mismatch Day
    • October 17:  Pink & Blue Day
    • October 19:  Pride Day-Wear Blue & Gold
    • October 31:  Halloween (Time-TBA)


    For a complete listing of school events...please refer to our school's calendar!




    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.


    School Hours:  School starts at 7:52 am and ends at 2:35 pm.  Students entering the building after 8:00 am will be considered late.  If your child is late, you must come into the building and sign your child in. 

    Early dismissal hours are 7:52 am – 11:52 am and delayed opening hours are 9:52 am – 2:35 pm.  For families that will be dropping off/picking up students at the school, please note the following:


    Daily Arrival Procedures:  Families who choose to provide their own transportation are reminded to not enter the front loop to drop off students prior to 7:50 am as we have some buses scheduled to use that lane prior to that time.  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.  Therefore, for the safety of your child, please do not drop off your child before 7:52 am. 


    Daily Dismissal Procedures:  Parents/Guardians are reminded to park in the parking lot, not in the front loop.  After all students taking the bus are dismissed, students being picked up will first report to the gym before being released to an authorized adult.  For safety purposes, please anticipate approximately a five to ten minute delay when picking up your child.  Please be sure to have proper identification with you at all times (i.e. photo ID).  Students will not be released to those without the required identification.  Students will not be available for pick-up between 2:00pm and 2:35 pm.  We encourage the utilization of district transportation.


    Please help to ensure your child’s success by providing a nutritious breakfast and establishing a consistent bedtime routine.  Ask your child to share what he/she is learning in school each day and be sure to read to and with your child each day.  Thank you for assisting us as we all work together to help your child to reach his/her true potential!






School Announcements


    Congratulations to two of our faculty members....


    Mrs. Lori Recenberg is this year’s McKinley

    Avenue School’s Teacher of the Year! We

    are so fortunate to have Mrs. Rechenberg

    as one of our third grade teachers who

    challenges her students to become the best

    they can be while having fun!  Mrs. Joy Pagano

    is this year's Educational Services Provider of

    the Year! We are privileged to have Mrs. Pagano

    work with our students as a member of the

    school's Child Study Team; her skills and

    knowledge benefit our school community!  

    Their dedication to our students and their

    families is truly appreciated by all!


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    Welcome back to another exciting school year at the McKinley Avenue School—the home of the McKinley Mustangs!  McKinley’s Open house will take place on September 4th (time:  TBA).  At that time, all visitors will have an opportunity to visit our school.  We look forward to meeting all who are new to our building as well as our returning 4th graders!
    On the first day of school, teachers will greet the students as they depart the busses (weather permitting) and walk their classes back to the classrooms.  Therefore, I encourage all parents to use school transportation to bring students to school so that the children have the opportunity to experience the fun of meeting their new school family for the 2018-19 school year!
    Families who choose to provide their own transportation are reminded to not enter the front loop to drop off students before 7:50 am (a few busses are scheduled to use that lane prior to 7:50 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. 
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