Believe and Succeed!
March is another busy month at McKinley! Dr. Seuss Day, Spring Pictures, the Dodgeball Tournament, Career Day, and Sportsmanship Day are just a few of this month's coming attractions. Continue to check our website for the latest Twitter updates!
As we continue to move through the changing weather patterns, when the weather is cold, please have your child dress appropriately for school. Long pants, sweatshirts, sweaters, coats, hats, and gloves are recommended when the temperatures drop. The students will continue to go outside for gym and recess everyday as long as the temperature is above 32 degrees.
In order to make sure that all children safely arrive at their end of the school day destinations, it is very important that parents notify the main office before 1:30 pm if children will not be taking the bus at the regular dismissal time. This gives everyone enough time to make sure that children safely arrive at their homes or activities.
Information About Parent/Guardian Requests
Parent/Guardian input is always welcome. The Stafford Township School District makes every effort to balance our classes in terms of ability, gender, number of students in a class, and many other criteria - which often makes it difficult to honor parent/guardian requests. If you have specific concerns about the placement of your child, or have specific information that will help us make an appropriate placement for your child, please feel free to send that information to the building principal. If you wish to have one teacher removed from consideration, such wishes will usually be honored, provided that appropriate reasons/justification/rationale are well documented and included with the correspondence. All pertinent information must be submitted to the building principal by April 15th. Any information received after that date will not be considered.
As always, thank you for your cooperation.
Tips for Success
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?
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.
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!