McKinley Avenue Elementary School

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    Information regarding remote learning can be found on the district website.  The following link is an example of that information: 

    https://www.staffordschools.org/cms/lib/NJ01001734/Centricity/Domain/27/Information%20on%20Grade%20Level%20Packets.pdf  

    FoodFinder is a safe, secure and award-winning mobile and web app that gives food insecure children and their families a way to find free food assistance programs quickly.  https://foodfinder.us/  Please see (our school's guidance counselor) Mrs. Colucci's website for additional COVID-19 student and family resources.

     

    United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund.  They will help you with bills, rent, and food.  You can call 1-888-211-9966...provide your zip code and you will be given a list of local agencies that can provide assistance.

     

    Major telecommunications providers are have agreed to the following for a period of at least 60 days:

     

    1. They will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers due to an inability to pay.
    2. They will waive late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    3. They will open their Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

     

    Over a dozen companies have signed the pledge, including Comcast and Altice USA.

     

    Comcast Customers

     

    Comcast is offering free access to its network for 60 days.  Individual households can sign up online.  After the 60-day period ends, the cost will be $9.99/month. Additionally, Comcast has opened up all of its hotspots to anyone in need. Students may check to see if they are in the range of Xfinity WiFi hotspots by visiting www.xfinity.com/wifi. 

     

    Altice Customers

     

    For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, Altice is offering Altice Advantage Internet solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their footprint. Learn more.

     

    Extension of the E-Rate Application Deadline

     

    The Federal Communications Commission recently released a public notice extending the E-Rate application deadline to April 29, 2020. This extension will provide relief to applicants facing lengthy closings and will be reevaluated again next month as the new deadline approaches.

     

    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.

      

    Mrs. Hoffman

     

     

     Upcoming Events (2019-2020 School Year)

    • March 12:  Dr. Recess Assembly
    • March 16:  Sportsmanship Day w/SRHS
    • April 2:  Autism Awareness Day
    • April 6-9:  Spirit Week
    • April 9:  Report Cards Posted for Parents
    • April 10-17:  School Closed (Spring Break)
    • April 21-29:  NJSLA Testing
    • April 23:  Take Your Child to Work Day
    • May 6:  Parent Advisory Committee Meeting (6pm @ Intermediate Library)
    • May 14:  Campus Art Show/G&T Showcase
    • May 25:  School Closed (Memorial Day)
    • May 26:  Spring Concert Rehearsal
    • May 27:  Spring Concert (7pm @ STAC)
    • June 4:  Awards Assembly
    • June 8:  2nd Grade Visit to McKinley
    • June 10:  Field Day
    • June 11:  Field Day Raindate

     

     

     
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    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 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!

     

     

     

     

School Announcements

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    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!

     
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  • Please be advised that our students routinely participate in outdoor activities when the temperature is above 32 degrees. As weather permits, please be aware that our students will continue to go outside for recess and other activities. Please make sure that your child comes to school prepared for these activities with the appropriate cold weather clothing.

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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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  • 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! 

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