McKinley Avenue Elementary School

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    Virtual Back to School Night October 14, 2020 - 6pm

     

    Virtual Open House

     

    Please visit each school's homepage or click on the links below to visit your child's teacher in our Virtual Open House!

     
     
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    All Remote/Hybrid students should visit their McKinley Avenue teacher’s webpage to access their Google Classroom information before the first day of school. 

     

    3rd Grade Remote

    Mrs. Brady

    Ms. Hildebrandt

    3rd Grade Hybrid

    Mrs. Becker

    4th Grade Remote

    Mrs. DeFilippis

    Ms. Shan

    4th Grade Hybrid

    Mrs. Altman

    3rd/4th Remote

    Mrs. Beauchemin

    Mrs. Simon

    3rd/4th Hybrid

    Ms. Reilley

    Cohort Clarifications

     

     Five Day In-Person Instruction

    • If your child is in Cohort A (Blue)
      • On the first day of school---students report to the homeroom
      • For the rest of the school year
        • On the blue days noted in the calendar below---students report to the homeroom
        • On the yellow days noted in the calendar below---students report to the common area
      • If your child is in Cohort B (Yellow)
        • On the first day of school---students report to the common area
        • For the rest of the school year
          • On the yellow days noted in the calendar below---students report to the homeroom
          • On the blue days noted in the calendar below---students report to the common area

    Hybrid Instruction

    • If your child is enrolled in the Hybrid Plan and is in Cohort A (Blue)
      • On the first day of school---students report to the homeroom
      • For the rest of the school year
        • On the blue days noted in the calendar below---students report to the homeroom
        • On the yellow days noted in the calendar below---students work remotely from home and meet with the Hybrid Remote teacher (via Google Classroom/Google Meet)
      • If your child is enrolled in the Hybrid Plan and is in Cohort B (Yellow)
        • On the first day of school--- students work remotely from home and meet with the Hybrid Remote teacher (via Google Classroom/Google Meet)
        • For the rest of the school year
          • On the yellow days noted in the calendar below---students report to the homeroom
          • On the blue days noted in the calendar below---students work remotely from home and meet with the Hybrid Remote teacher (via Google Classroom/Google Meet)

     Self-Contained Instruction

    • If your child is in a self-contained class
      • On the first day of school---students report to the homeroom
      • For the rest of the school year
        • Students report to the homeroom on all blue and yellow days

    Remote Instruction

    • If your child is enrolled in the Remote Plan
      • On the first day of school---students meet with the Remote Teacher (via Google Classroom/Google Meet)
    • For the rest of the school year
      • Students meet with the Remote Teacher (via Google Classroom/Google Meet) on all blue and yellow days

     

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     Click here for the McKinley Avenue Common Area Teacher Assignments.

     

    Calendar

     

    Parent Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures

     

    Early Pick-Ups:

     

    • In accordance with COVID restrictions, we encourage parents not to pick up their child(ren) between the hours of 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm unless it is for an emergency.  We encourage you to schedule appointments outside of the school day.  You must send a note in with your child stating that you will be picking him/her up early that day and state the time of pick up.  
    • Parents are to park in our parking lot and come to the building's main entrance where you will be asked to show proper identification prior to your child being dismissed.
    • If a note is not sent in, please be sure to call the main office at 978.5700 x1134 prior to 1:00 pm (prior to 11:00 am early dismissal days) informing us.  Do not call or email your child's teacher.  (If a teacher is not present that day, substitutes/main office personnel cannot access the teacher's voicemail and email.)

     

    Daily Arrival Procedures:

    • Due to COVID restrictions, all students must be dropped off via the car line. No students may be walked up to the building.
    • Cars should not enter the front loop to drop off students before 8:13 am. A safety officer and/or staff member will signal when cars may begin dropping off students.
    • When dropping off students, please pull your vehicle up as far as possible. Children must exit the vehicle out of the passenger side doors.  At no time should a parent drive around stopped vehicles.
    • At the beginning of this school year, staff members will direct students to an area at the back of the school building where they will meet up with their homeroom/common area teachers. For safety and security reasons, parent(s)/guardian(s) are not permitted in this area.

     

    Daily Dismissal Procedures (Parent Pick-Up):

    • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) are reminded to park in the parking lots, not in the front loop.
    • Students ending the day in a common area will be walked back to an area near their homeroom class for dismissal.
    • As a reminder, all adults picking up children must have the proper photo identification with them at all times (i.e. driver’s license, passport). Children will not be released if the required identification is not presented.
    • No parent(s)/guardian(s) will be permitted into the building.
    • For safety reasons, students will not be available for pick up between 1:45 pm and 2:15 pm.
    • Children assigned to the following Connector classrooms (Rechenberg, Banach, Adanatzian, Haldenwang) or the following West Wing classrooms (Mikuletzky, St. Germain, Paola, Hawes, Dreher, Eck’Art, Reese) should be picked up at Door #1.
    • Children assigned to the following East Wing classrooms (Stivala, Buck, Cheeseman, Berardo, Dillon, Nicoletti, Christ) should be picked up at Door #27.
    • Children assigned to the following East Wing classrooms (Davis, Ruggiero, Nelson, Bodziak, Brandt) should be picked up at Door #26.
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Welcome!

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    Grades 3-4
     
    Believe and Succeed!
     
     
     
    blue horse  Mustang News...
     

     

    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 8, 2020.  I look forward to getting to know the 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! 

    Mrs. Hoffman

     

    School Hours  

    8:15 am - 2:15 pm

     Late Arrival

    8:25 am

    Early Dismissal

    12:15 pm

    Delayed Opening

    10:15 am - 2:15 pm

     

     Upcoming Events (2020-2021 School Year)

    • October 5-9- Week of Respect
      • October 5- Motivation Monday
      • October 7- Worthy Wednesday
      • October 9- Fan Friday
    • October 14-Virtual Back to School Night - 6pm
    • October 19-23- School Violence Awareness Week
      • October 20- Hats Off to Getting Along
      • October 22- Stafford Pride Day (Wear our school colors-blue & gold)
    • November 2-6- School Closed
    • November 16- Virtual Parent Advisory Committee Meeting
    • November 19, 20, 23, 24- Parent/Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal for Students-12:15pm)
    • November 25- Early Dismissal for Students and Staff-12:15pm
    • November 26-27- School Closed (Thanksgiving Recess)
    • December 23-Early Dismissal for Students and Staff-12:15pm
    • December 24-January 3-School Closed (Winter Recess)
    • January 18- School Closed (MLK's Birthday)
    • February 15- School Closed (President's Day)
    • March 2- Read Across America Day
    • April 2-11- School Closed (Spring Recess)
    • May 31- School Closed (Memorial Day)
    • June 17- (Tentative) Last Day of School- Early Dismissal for Students and Staff-12:15pm

     

     

     

     

     
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    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.  When you are 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.

     

    Spiral Notebooks

    Composition Books

    Folders

    Pencils

    Erasers

    Crayons

    Colored Pencils

    Pencil Pouch/Box

    Dry Erase Markers

    Markers

    Highlighters

    Post-it Notes

    Glue Sticks

    Scissors

    Earbuds in a Baggie

     

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    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 additional information in the Food Service link.  

    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 8:15 am and ends at 2:15 pm.  Students entering the building after 8:25 am will be considered late.  If your child is late, you must escort your child to the main entrance, ring the bell, and wait for a staff member to sign your child in. 

     

    Early dismissal hours are 8:15 am – 12:15 pm and delayed opening hours are 10:15 am – 2:15 pm.  

     

    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

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    Congratulations to two of our faculty members....

     

    Mrs. Megan Beauchemin is this year’s McKinley Avenue School’s Teacher of the Year!  We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Beauchemin as one of our resource room teachers whose teaching expertise and kindness enables her students to become the best they can be while having fun! 

     

    Mr. Kevin Holowka is this year's Support Staff Member of the Year!  We are so lucky to have Mr. Holowka's help to keep our school clean and in working order while always being ready to help students and staff in any way he can.

     

    Their continuous dedication to our students and their families is truly appreciated by all!

     
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  • 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 on our website and 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! 

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