McKinley Minutes

Weekly Updates from Mrs. K

June 11, 2021

From the Principal's Desk

Where did the time go? It’s unbelievable that we have arrived at the end of the (most unusual) school year already and yet I know for many it is a school year we are happy to see come to an end. Before we close the door on the 2020-2021 school year I think it's important to recognize the successes we've experienced despite the challenges we faced, and to acknowledge the many people to whom I owe an expression of gratitude. I hope that we continue working together in the coming years.


First and foremost I want to thank all of you (parents and guardians) for your support, your patience, and your commitment to your child's education. Thank you for partnering with us during Distance Learning and for entrusting us with your children when we were able to return in person.


I would like to thank our hard working and caring teachers and instructional aides who have made a huge difference to our students. They have been absolute Rock Stars! Thank you for providing rich and engaging learning experiences for our kids and knowing that education is about wonder and curiosity, along with development of social skills so needed to succeed.


To our lunch crew – thank you for working tirelessly to feed the many mouths each day.


To our custodial crew – thank you for moving things around, keeping our school clean and implementing every new change that came our way.


To our front office – thank you for keeping our school running smoothly and the lines of communication open with our parents.


To our counselor Mrs. O - you are the heart of our school and we are better each day because of you.


For these, and a million other things, I am truly grateful. Have a wonderful safe and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as a family to talk, play and READ together. And don't forget to grow your brains!

Special Olympics

Our little Mallards did an AMAZING job representing McKinley Primary school in the GUSD Special Olympics! Thank you to all the extra special volunteers who showed up to facilitate this fun event.
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Summer School Starts Monday!

If your child is enrolled in our Summer School program they will begin on Monday. School opens at 8:15am. Please use Gate 3 (on Magnolia) or Gate 4 (within the closed section of Vermont St.) to drop off your students. Students will be served lunch at 11:45am and must be picked up promptly at 12:15pm.


All kindergarten students should be picked up at Gate 4 and all first grade students should be picked up at Gate 3. The program will include breakfast and lunch.


Summer School is Monday - Thursday from June 14th - July 1st.

Preventing the "Summer Slide"

Students who are NOT attending Summer School this year will be bringing home this summer booster workbook. We recommend you set it aside for the first half of their summer to give them a little break and then take it out about mid-July and let them complete a bit each day in order to keep their little brains sharp and full of all the great learning they acquired this year. We will be posting some instructional videos to our McKinley website during July to get everyone started!


If your child IS attending Summer School - they will be using their workbook during that time.

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Our Staff

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