McKinley Monthly

February 2020

Upcoming Events - February

PTA - February 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

No School - February 17 and 18

Parent/Teacher Conferences - February 25, 27 and March 2

From the Principal

Parent/Teacher Conferences are a great time to check in on how your child or children are doing in regards to our McKinley School Improvement Goals. In the area of literacy and math, we want our students to score in the 'low risk' category on our assessments throughout the year. By the end of the school year, we will also be looking for each student to make at least one year's growth on these assessments as well. If our students are scoring in the 'low risk' category, that means that they are on target to meet their literacy and math goals by the end of the school year. Some things to discuss during the parent teacher conferences with their classroom teachers to help them to reach their literacy and math goals are:

Where are your child's areas of strengths?

What are the areas that they are struggling in?

What goals can be set to help them to reach their goals?

What can be done at home to help them?

We look forward to seeing you at Parent/Teachers Conferences!





We are SAFE

We are McKinley

McKinley Students of the Month for December

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 December recipients!


Ellie C

Grade 1

Armando M

Grade 2

Abbie K

Grade 3

Dacey H

Grade 4

Lila S

Grade 5

Morgan P

Perfect Attendance for 2nd Quarter!

These students received perfect attendance certificates and pencils for 2nd quarter and were given special recognition on the hallway attendance board! Congratulations to following:


Sophia B

Elianna C

Braelyn O

Grade 1

Nathan F

Nora G

Halle L

Grade 2

No Students

Grade 3

Rhahimun H

Andrew M

Leif L

Lucas Y

Grade 4

Shafinnun H

Divik S

Steven P

Grade 5

Selina Y

Owen G

McKinley PTA

The next PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the library. Free childcare is provided. We hope to see you there!

Fargo Public Schools Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2020 opens online at on February 1, 2020. 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 on the following dates with extended office hours:

  • February 24, 26, and 28 – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • February 25, 27, and March 2 – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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,


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