Transitional Kindergarten Info Sessions

KindtransTransitional Kindergarten is available to children who will have their 5th birthday between September 2nd and December 2nd.  If you are interested in learning more about the this program, there will be three information sessions in Old Town on April 29th & 30th.  See flyer for more details.

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Pizza Night This Thursday!

Buona Forchetta will donate 20% of your order to McKinley School Foundation when you bring in a McKinley Pizza Night flyer.  Download it here and forward to friends and family.  (Note that we cannot stand in front of the restaurant and distribute flyers.)

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Thursday, April 17th
Buona Forchetta

3001 Beech Street
Phone: (619) 381-4844

Dine in or Take Out.

Must present flyer at time of purchase.  Download flyer here.

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McKinley Casino Night and ‘Roaring 20s’ party is this Saturday April 19!

Buy your tickets now for a fabulous and night of fun and MCKINLEY-flyerV2entertainment!  

Saturday, April 19th, 6-10.30 pm

(Sunset Temple, 3911 Kansas St: Behind Claire de Lune on University Ave.)

McKinley Elementary’s 4th annual Casino Night is a memorable night for McKinley families, friends and the North Park

Community to help raise funds for McKinley School and features:

  • Music, Food, Dancing, Entertainment, Casino Tables, Photo Booth (costumes encouraged!), Raffles, Silent Auction, Free Prizes,Wine/Beer… and a great opportunity to meet and party with parents and other members of the North Park and McKinley community!

It’s all happening on Saturday, April 19th at Sunset Temple, which is right behind Clair de Lune on University Ave… so close you can walk! You can purchase tickets two ways:

All are welcome and please forward onto anyone over 21 who might be interested… or organize your before or after party today!

“Like” our Facebook Page for bonus rewards and to keep updated!

Questions? Please email

All funds raised from the event benefit the McKinley Elementary School Foundation in support of funding for art, music and technology education!

Check-in will go faster if you buy your tickets ahead of time!

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Kindergarten and New Students Pre-Registration for 2014-15

Welcome New Students!

Registration began on Monday, April 14, 2014.  It will be held in the office during the following hours:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. &  2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Students must live within the McKinley attendance boundaries or have been accepted through the Choice Program.

Please be sure to bring the following documents/forms at the time of enrollment:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Address (Utility Bill such as SDGE, Water, Telephone or Cable;  Driver’s License and/or bank account documents are not valid for proof of address)

Immunization Requirements:

  • Polio:  4 doses (3 doses meet the requirements if at least one given on or after 4th birthday)
  • DTP/DTa:  5 doses (4 doses meet requirements if at least one given on or after 4th birthday)
  • MMR:  2 doses
  • HEP-B:  3 doses
  • Varicella:  1 dose or proof of disease on a shot record (required also for students coming from outside California)
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Casino Night Approaching…Childcare available

ParentNightOut_20140419Haven’t bought your Casino Night tickets because your babysitter’s booked that night?
Space is still available at Copley YMCA’s Parent Night Out.  Contact Ken Sol or call (619) 283-2251 x108 to reserve your spot now.

April 19, 2014, 5:30-9:30 p.m.



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Adventure Club – Bike ride along the San Diego River this Sunday!

MissionBayBikeRide_2014-1Coach Lunsford will be leading a bike ride this Sunday. We hope you can join us. This is a great opportunity for McKinley families to get together and explore San Diego’s great outdoors.

Sunday, April 13th @ 9:30am – Bike ride along the San Diego River.  Meet at the AAA building parking lot (2440 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108 – Take 8 East to Taylor Street Exit).  Bring your bike, drinks and some snacks as the excursion winds along the San Diego River to Dog Beach in Ocean Beach.

See full schedule under Events > Adventure Club.

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T-Shirt Sale This Friday

This Family Friday, April 11th at 3:40 pm, the PTC will be selling McKinley and SoNo shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and bags.

Casino Night tickets will be available to purchase. Please stop by the table in front of the school and get your McKinley gear or tickets. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. See you there.

McKinley Sweatshirts: $20 (all sizes)
New logo shirts $12 (all sizes)
Trucker hats are $10
Bags are $5
SoNo new logo shirts $12 (all sizes)
SoNo old logo shirts $5 (all sizes)

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Restoring the Tree Pose Sculpture

photoHave you noticed that our beloved Tree Pose sculpture (under the big tree at the front entrance) is getting damaged? We are going to have a work party with the artist, Brennan Hubbell, on April 11th and April 12th to repair it!. Will you donate some of your time?

Work will include cleaning the sculpture, applying thinset and sealer to protect it from future decay and vandalism.

Work Party Dates:
11am to 4pm on Friday April 11th
9am to 2pm on Saturday April 12th

Please contact Shannon Scoggins for more information or to volunteer. We need volunteers to sign up for 2 hour shifts, 1-2 volunteers per shift.

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Casino Night is April 19th – Tickets are on sale now!

Casino Night is fast approaching! If you haven’t been before this is a great night includes

  • MCKINLEY-flyerV2Casino Tables
  • Live Music
  • Food
  • Photo Booth
  • Raffles
  • Silent Auction
  • Free Prizes
  • Wine/Beer

…and did we mention, it’s a great opportunity to meet parents and other members of the community!

It’s all happening on Saturday, April 19th at Sunset Temple which is right behind Clair de Lune’s Coffee Shop on University Ave – so close you can walk!

Please invite anyone over 21 who might be interested – hope to see you there!

Go to Events > Casino Night for more info and ticket information.

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Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences This Week

conferenceThe school day ends at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday – Friday of this week.  Please make sure to make arrangements to pick up students on time.  Thank you!

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