McKinley Elementary School

School Highlights 2017 - 2018

McKinley Elementary staff and students would like to thank all of the volunteers who help make our school a great place to learn! We have fantastic families who do everything from cooking for our special events to serving as DJ. The National Council of Jewish Women provides birthday goody bags containing a book, toothbrush and toothpaste, and a little toy to help each child celebrate during our monthly birthday bash. Our PTA makes popcorn for us and provides us with so many nice things. We have one parent who provided us with 170 bike helmets and several car booster seats along with many over goodies that keep our students healthy and happy. We have a wonderful grandmother who makes sure we have free bottled water for special events, and the mother of a teacher who manages our Box Tops for Education program. Many of our own teachers volunteer hours running with girls in our Girls on the Run program for third, fourth, and fifth grade girls. We even have Mike’s Bikers who deliver holiday presents for kindergarten and first grade students. This is just a small sampling of the many kindnesses shown to us. McKinley wouldn’t be the same without the help of all of our volunteers. Words really cannot express our gratitude.

One of our biggest events during the 2017-2018 school year was a family health fair with free flu shots and blood pressure checks, bicycle safety, nutrition, exercise activities and more. Our Cinco de Mayo celebration was alive with a DJ, piñata making, lots of games and activities, and FOOD. We love the tostadas one of our families made! This celebration is truly an unforgettable event. Our end of year fifth grade graduation carnival, which we couldn’t have done without parental help, was a huge success.

McKinley students show great character. Over 160 students have been acknowledged this year for showing outstanding character. We also have many impressive writers. Each month, teachers select two of their best writers to read some of their pieces of work to us in an assembly. McKinley kids really are the best, but we couldn’t do it without the support of our families, the community, and the school district. Thank you!

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