McKinley Elementary School

Weekly News--October 31-November 4

Daylight Savings Ends—“Fall Back” Sunday morning!

Principal's Message

What a great week to be a kid! Halloween on Monday, attendance awards on Tuesday, snow on Wednesday, and an awesome drum assembly on Friday. Hopefully if you asked your child what happened at school this week, you didn't hear, "Nothing". Lots of photos and even a video below of some of our events this week.

Next week it looks like we will have more snow. When the temperature is below 32 degrees, we stay inside for recess. In the morning before school, all students will stay in the cafeteria. Below you will see our snow rules. Please consider sending an extra set of clothes in your child's backpack in case their clothes get wet. Also, we are looking for donations of extra clothes, especially pants sizes 6-10, that we can keep in the office for students.

Our first trimester ended today. Teachers are reaching out about scheduling parent conferences for the week of November 14-18. Our goal is to have 100% parent attendance at conferences. Help us reach our goal by meeting with your child's teacher. We will have early release at 1:35 each day that week to allow for teachers to meet with families.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school office or you can reach me by email at

Enjoy the extra hour of sleep this weekend!

Ms. Cockerill

Upcoming Events

11/7 Early Release 1:35 for TK-2

11/10 Veterans' Day Performance 9:30 a.m.

11/11 No School--Veterans' Day

11/14-11-18 Parent-Teacher Conferences--1:35 Dismissal all week

11/21-11/25 No School--Thanksgiving Break

We are Looking for Veterans!

On Thursday, November 10, we are having our annual Veterans Day Assembly. We are looking for veterans who are able to attend. If you are a veteran or have a friend or family member who is serving or has served in the armed forces, we invite you to join us Thursday, 11/10, at 9:30 a.m. Please sign in the office when you arrive.

Snow Rules

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Lost and Found

View our lost and found in the cafeteria to find those missing jackets, lunch pails, etc. Unclaimed items will be donated after Thanksgiving break.

Drum Assembly

McKinley Drum Assembly 11/4/23

Halloween Parade

October Attendance Awards



First Grade

Second Grade

Staff Feature

Each week we will use this section to help you get to know our staff better.
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Mrs. Maira Velazquez, 2nd Grade and Title VI Coordinator

Mrs. Velasquez has been teaching second grade this year. She also serves as the Title VI (Indian Education) Coordinator for Susanville School District. She has really enjoyed being in the classroom this year with our students. Her favorite subject to teach is math because there is always an answer! What she likes best about working with our students is seeing them grow and their excitement for learning. She also enjoys their sense of humor and the jokes they like to tell her.

In her free time, Mrs. Velazquez likes to go to concerts. She has already been to seven this year. Her favorite so far has been Bad Bunny.

Mrs. Velazquez's wish for our students is that they can grow up to be whatever they wish.

You can reach Mrs. Velazquez at

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PTA News

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Community Information

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It’s Never Too Early to Think About Their Future

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