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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This Week At McKinley

There’s a lot going on this week.  Don’t miss out!

Wednesday, March 19th

Wednesday Papers coming home.

Thursday, March 20th

Saturday, March 22nd

Saturday School, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – This Saturday is the LAST chance to make up any absences for this school year.  Please call the office to sign up:  619-282-7694.

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Common Core State Standards: Free Parent Workshop

Register today!

Español:  Jueves, 13 de Marzo, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
English:  Thursday, March 20th, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

(Child care may be provided if there is enough interest.  Please email Mr. Carrillo at ASAP if you require childcare.)

Thinking CapCommon Core State Standards:  Depth of Knowledge

Standards for students are more rigorous under the new Common Core. Come and learn how to support your child with different types of questions to promote their critical thinking skills.

The Keys to Reading:  High Frequency Words

Learn how important the high frequency words are to the development of good readers. Discover fun ways of helping your child learn the words necessary for reading success.

For more information please contact: 619-282-7694 or email

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The Beautification Committee needs your donation by March 13th for matching contribution!

The Beautification Committee would like to install a new mosaic mural on the Northwest side of the Cafeteria/Auditorium building, and we need your help to make this happen!  We are utilizing to raise funds for this project.  Check it out at:

Tree Mosaic Mural

Give to this project by March 13, 2014 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Just enter the code, INSPIRE, on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).

This art project will be done by the same artist who did our fabulous Octopus mural in our garden and it is going to have a “tree” theme.  We need a total of $1,587.00 to fund this project.  Once we have raised the money we’ll have a volunteer work weekend to help the artist and his team install the project.  Remember – all your contributions are tax-deductible!  If you chip in to help McKinley students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thanks so much,
Jen Spencer

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help contribute to this school project, please pass this along!  If you have any questions feel free to email me at

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