McKinley Avenue Elementary School

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    Our 2020-2021 school year was memorable indeed!  We witnessed students, families, and faculty working together under circumstances none could have imagined in years past.  But, once again, the McKinley Avenue School community dug in their heels, rolled up their sleeves, and did what needed to be done in order to educate and care for our youth.  In the end, our McKinley Mustangs have had a year packed with lots of learning and many memorable experiences….none of which would have been possible without the dedicated efforts of the staff and the support of our 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 wonderful school year! 

    Mrs. Hoffman


    School Hours

    7:52 am - 2:35 pm

    Early Dismissal

    7:52 am - 11:52 am

    Delayed Opening

    9:52 am - 2:35 pm


     Upcoming Events (2021-2022 School Year)

    • September 1- Open House (3-4:30 pm)
    • September 7- First Day of School
    • September 10- Early Dismissal for Students and Instructional Staff (11:52 am)
    • September 22- Virtual Back to School Night (6:00 pm)
    • October 11- Early Dismissal for Students (11:52 am)
    • November 1-5- School Closed (NJEA Convention)
    • November 18, 19, 22, 23- Early Dismissal - Parent/Teacher Conferences (11:52 am)
    • November 24- Early Dismissal for Students and Instructional Staff (11:52 am)
    • November 25-26- School Closed (Thanksgiving Recess)
    • December 23- Early Dismissal for Students and Instructional Staff (11:52 am)
    • December 24-31- School Closed (Winter Recess)
    • January 14- Early Dismissal for Students (11:52 am)
    • January 17- School Closed (Martin Luther King's Birthday)
    • February 18- School Closed (Professional Development Day for Staff)
    • February 21- School Closed (Presidents' Day)
    • March 11- Early Dismissal for Students (11:52 am)
    • April 15, 18-22- School Closed (Spring Recess)
    • May 27- Early Dismissal for Students (11:52 am)
    • May 30- School Closed (Memorial Day)
    • June 22- (Tentative) Last Day of School- Early Dismissal for Students and Instructional Staff (11:52 am)






    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





    Colored Pencils

    Pencil Pouch/Box

    Dry Erase Markers



    Post-it Notes

    Glue Sticks


    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 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.




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


    Mrs. Linda Mahoney is this year's Support Staff Member of the Year!  Mrs. Mahoney is a teacher assistant who has worked with our students in both the classroom and resource room settings.  Her students always appreciate her help and support!  


    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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