Home of the McKinley MustangsGrades 3-4
Welcome back to another exciting school year! I hope that everyone had the opportunity to enjoy time spent with family and friends during the summer break. Everyone has been busy getting the building ready for the first day of school on September 4, 2019. I look forward to meeting students and families of those new to our building and catching up with those returning to our school. The most exciting part of September is that all of us have a chance to make a fresh start as we greet a new school year. Welcome back to all!
McKinley's Open House
You are cordially invited to visit our school on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, from 1:15-2:15 pm. It will be a great opportunity for you and your child to visit his/her classroom and take a self-guided tour of the building!
Upcoming Events (2019-2020 School Year)
For a complete listing of school events...please refer to our school's calendar!
School Supplies Information
Please know that the district will provide the essential supplies that your child will need during the school year. The items listed below are additional supplies that are commonly used by our teachers at that grade level. When you are officially notified of your child’s homeroom assignment, please refer to that teacher’s webpage for his/her suggested supply list. Please note that supplies provided by parents/guardians are appreciated, but not required.
Dry Erase Markers
Pencil Top Erasers
Dry Erase Markers
Earbuds in a Baggie
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.
School Hours: School starts at 7:52 am and ends at 2:35 pm. Students entering the building after 7:57 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!
Congratulations to two of our faculty members....
Mrs. Elise St. Germain is this year’s McKinley Avenue School’s Teacher of the Year! We are so fortunate to have Mrs. St. Germain as one of our fourth grade teachers whose teaching expertise and kindness enables her students to become the best they can be while having fun!
Mrs. Grace Sullivan is this year's Support Staff Member of the Year! We are so lucky to have Mrs. Sullivan help to teach our students as she works hand in hand with staff in addressing each students' needs.
During this school year, these two talented individuals work together in the same room...how wonderful for those students and their families! Their continuous dedication to our students and their families is truly appreciated by all!
A tasty and nutritious selection of breakfast and lunch items is available on a daily basis! Applications for free or reduced lunch for your child are available in the main office for families who have recently experienced a change in financial status. If your family qualifies for the free and reduced lunch program, please remember that breakfast is also included in the program!