It's McKinley Round-Up Time!

Round-Up Packets are available for pick up from the school office on Thursday, August 7th from 9:00-11:00 or 12:00-3:00. Packets must be picked up on Thursday.

Complete all forms at home, then bring the completed forms and the packet to our Round-Up on Wednesday, August 13th, from 8:30-11:30 or from 1:00-3:00.  See you there!

School begins on Monday, August 18th at 8:30am.  It will be a minimum day with dismissal at 1:30pm.

Dual Immersion Kindergarten Comes to McKinley!

We are pleased to announce that a Dual Immersion Kindergarten Program will be offered at McKinley Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. This cutting edge program will afford the opportunity for native English speaking students and native speakers of other languages to learn Spanish!

The students will receive instruction in both Spanish and English throughout the day in core academic areas. Dual Immersion Programs have been gaining in popularity nationwide recently and research has overwhelmingly indicated the benefits of such programs. Some of the benefits are:

·       •Students develop a high level of literacy in their primary language and in a second language.

·       •Students demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors.

·       •Research has shown that student in Dual Immersion Kindergarten Programs have an increased level of achievement on Standardized Tests throughout their elementary experience.

·       •Cognitive development and critical thinking skills are utilized and well developed by learning a second language at an early age.

McKinley’s Dual Immersion Kindergarten Program will be open to students from within the San Gabriel Unified School District and surrounding school districts. Many parents from surrounding areas have already decided to enroll their children in the program from outside of the San Gabriel Unified School District. There are still a few spaces still available in our program, so if you are interested or you would like more information please contact Dr. Myra Perez at (626) 451-5400.

Construction begins!
We are very excited to see the construction of our new multi-purpose building begin!  It will be fun to return in August and see what our school looks like! In the photos you see the big hole being dug and the bottom photo is a rendering of what McKinley will look like when it is all finished.

Spotlight on McKinley!

Take a look at what we have done this year at McKinley! Click here to read the McKinley School Spotlight!



Now is the time to register new elementary students in the San Gabriel Unified School District for the start of school in August.   

A child who will be 5 years on or before September 1, 2014 is eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten.

A child who will be 5 years on between September 2 and December 4, 2014 is eligible to be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten which will be held at Roosevelt Elementary.

This year, San Gabriel is opening a Dual Immersion kindergarten Spanish/English language class at McKinley!  If you would like your kindergarten child enrolled in this program, you must register your child at McKinley. 

Also, this year, the District is beginning Online Enrollment for all new students.  Simply go to the District website a and click on the Enrollment link to begin the process.  Please note that you must have a valid email address to enroll online.  Paper enrollment packet will still be available at your child’s elementary school between the hours of 8:30-11:30 and 1:30-3:30 for those who would prefer not to enroll online.

The mission of McKinley School, in participation with our parents and community, is to provide a full, rich educational experience for all children.

Current research and practices are reflected in instructional strategies and enable all students to meet or exceed grade level standards.

We empower our students for future success by promoting students' self worth, appreciation of cultural diversity, social responsibility, and a life-long love for learning.

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Thursday, August 7
McK Round up packet pick up
Wednesday, August 13
McKinley Round Up
Cafeteria 8:30- 3:00
Monday, August 18
McK First Day of School
8:25 AM
1:30 Dismissal

Today, 7/31/2014
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Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/1/2014
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Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.