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McKinley Elementary School
701 Paloma Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Special Announcements

  • The Second New Kindergartener Tour for Parents Only will be on Monday, March 9, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.  The tour will last approximately 1 hour.

Principal’s Message

Dear McKinley Families,

Thank you to all Spanish Spelling Bee 2015 participants!  Fun was had by all and it was superb to see all our students compete with such pride!

A HUGE shout-out goes to Maestra Gema Cruz for organizing and driving this event on behalf of our McKinley Community.  In addition, special thanks goes to our parents judges: Paulina Hidalgo; Linda Martinez-Hall; Kira Vilanova; Marcela Castro Beltran and our Amity Interns, Mr. Nacho and Miss Miriam!

The winners of this year’s Spanish Spelling Bee are as follows:

Overall Winners:

First Place:        Alex Istock, 4th Grade (Maestro Martil)

Second Place:    Luca Glickman, 4th Grade (Maestro Martil)

Third Place:      Anisa Newman-Silva, 3rd Grade (Maestra Carriera)

Winners by Grade level:

5th Grade

First Place:        Izel Gallegos-Rodriguez (Maestra McCarley)

Second Place:   Ella Giere & Amaryllis Gao (Maestra Serrano)

Third Place:      Lola Nickers & Santiago Rivera (Maestra Serrano)

4th Grade

First Place:        Alex Istock (Maestro Martil)

Second Place:    Luca Glickman (Maestro Martil)

Third Place:      Aidan Alfers (Maestro Martil)

3rd Grade

First Place:        Anisa Newman-Silva (Maestra Carriera)

Second Place:    Clayton Sudbeck &Astrid Carlen (Maestra Carriera)

Third Place:      Jolene Ede-Bandala, Finn Lorian, Sylvie Marie Olson, Alex Stavosky, Elena Weinseimer, and Apollo Year (Maestra Cruz)


McKinley Poetry Contest Horse Naming Contest

Located in the Hallway by the School Office is a silver box and entry form to be completed by your student to name our McKinley Poetry Contest Winner Horse!  Please stop by and let your student’s creativity flow.

Coming Soon: Teacher Conferences and Sign-Up

Please SAVE THE DATE for our second round of Teacher Conferences:  Week of March 16th for TK through 5th grade, and then, March 23rd, 24th and 25th for Grades 4th & 5th Only. 

During this time, Kindergarten thru 5th will be on Minimum Day Dismissal Time at 1:30pm. 

The following three days (3/23-25), there will be Minimal Dismissal for Grades 4th & 5th ONLY and Regular Schedule for all other grades and TK.  TK schedule does not change during entire weeks of conferencing.

Sign-ups will begin afterschool Tuesday, March 3rd and will end the following Tuesday, March 10th  afterschool.                                                    

Founders' Day is Coming … Founders' Day is a special luncheon where we honor past and present teachers, volunteers and contributors to our wonderful school. This year's event is Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. in the McKinley Multipurpose Room. To make the event a success, we need your help in the following ways: 1. Provide a quiche, mixed green salad, cold pasta salad or fruit salad. 2. Provide set up or clean up help. Thank you for your help! Please sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ea4a82dab9-20151 

Questions? Contact Birgit Kiesling at birgitk@sbcglobal.net.

Next Year’s School Calendar 2015-2016 Here!  Please find attached the Burlingame School District Board Approved Instructional Calendar for the next upcoming school year 2015-2016.  The first day of school is Monday, September 1st, 2015.

Friendly Reminder: Re-Enrollment for Returning McKinley Families 2015-2016

Greens Forms were sent home prior to President’s School Break to inform McKinley whether or not your student will be returning next school year 2015-2016.  The form was due Tuesday, February 24th.  If you have not yet done so, please return as soon as possible.  Extra forms are located in the school office.  The class that returns 100% of these forms will be eligible for a prize!

Paula J. Valerio