McKinley Monthly

March 2020

Upcoming Events - March

Parent Teacher Conferences - March 2, 3 - 6 p.m.

PTA - March 3, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Breakfast - March 4, 7:45 - 8:20 a.m.

No School - March 19 and 20

From the Principal

As our Parent/Teacher conferences come to a close, I want to thank you for taking an active role in your child's educational growth. This partnership is imperative in helping our students reach their achievement goals. There is still a lot of learning ahead of us in order to finish the school year strong! We continue to focus on our McKinley school-wide goals in the areas of reading, math, attendance, and self-regulation. These goals are infused in all that we do daily at McKinley!

You may also have had the opportunity to discuss with your child's teacher about Transitions Summer School. Summer School registration is open now and the deadline for registering is April 15, 2020. Data shows that those who are able to attend summer school are better at maintaining their progress from the end of the school year to the beginning of the next. Students will participate in four hours of fun (July 6 through July 24) in enriching activities designed to help maintain their recently obtained skills. I hope you'll consider registering your child for this rewarding experience.





We are SAFE

We are McKinley

McKinley Students of the Month for January

McKinley Students of the Month have their picture posted, and are awarded certificates and medals by staff members based on academic excellence, leadership qualities, outstanding attendance, and observance of the Wildcat Way. Congratulations to our January recipients!


Sophie Boman

Grade 1

Konnor Krump

Grade 2

Samuel Erdmann

Grade 3

Mark Meyer

Grade 4

Rebecca Mann

Grade 5

Chloe Lowry

McKinley PTA

The next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the library. Free childcare is provided. We hope to see you there!

Save the Date!

Candy Land - The World of Sweets

McKinley Carnival

Friday, April 3, 2020

5:30-8 p.m.

Fargo Public Schools Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is open for Fall 2020 online at Child must be age 5 by July 31, 2020 to attend school in the fall.

Registration is a two-step process: online registration and document submission.

STEP ONE: Registration can be completed at home online anytime or at computer kiosks in the office at each Fargo Public elementary school building.

STEP TWO: Once online registration has been completed, families MUST bring the following documents to the school their child will attend to finalize their child’s registration:

  • Child’s certified birth certificate
  • Child’s current immunization record
  • Document (i.e. current city utility bill or bank statement) that includes parent/guardian name and address to verify the correct neighborhood school

If you do not know which school your child will attend, call 701.446.1043 or check online at

Questions? Call the school office or Betsy Beaton at 701-446-1043.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration!

Wednesday, March 4th - 7:45-8:20 a.m.

McKinley Gym

A Green Eggs and Ham breakfast will be served as we recognize the many contributions of Dr. Seuss to children's literature. Guest readers will share his stories with our students. It should be a fantastic morning!

"I do so like

Green eggs and ham!

Thank you!

Thank you,


Summer School

Enrichment Summer School

The Fargo Public Schools Elementary Enrichment program offers a wide variety of classes for children who have completed grades 2-5. The summer enrichment courses are intended to strengthen students’ self-esteem, learn new abilities, and encourage lifelong learning through creative and enriching activities. You can register online for courses by clinking the following link:

June 8th to June 28th

8:00AM – 10:00AM

10:00AM – 12:00PM

All Classes held at: Hawthorne Elementary School

555 8th Ave. South Fargo, ND 58103

Transitions Summer School

Transitions Summer School is a teacher referred program. It is designed to provide additional support for students, in the area of math and/or reading, who are in need of extra instruction for them to be successful for the upcoming school year. Registration forms are due by April 15th. Parents will receive a confirmation letter from the Transitions office by June 10th, informing you of your child's placement.

DATES: July 6th-24th (Monday-Friday)
TIMES: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

WHERE: Elementary Buildings

Attendance Policy: Students enrolled in the "Transitions" Summer School Program are expected to be in attendance a minimum of 13 days of the 15 class days scheduled. Students who are absent are expected to make up the work they missed during their absence.

Please contact Rebecca Folden, Summer School Director, at 446-4404 with any questions.

Winter Weather

Reminder...please dress your students warmly. If the temperature does not exceed -15 below zero wind chill, we will go outside for the entire recess break! Each class is outside for 20 minutes.

McKinley Elementary

Cheryl Janssen, Principal

Jill Linnell, Counselor

Romelle Speral, Administrative Assistant