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McKinley Elementary School is hosting a two night Halloween extravaganza known as Harvest Festival and Haunted Mansion on October 24-25, 2014. This one-of-a-kind festival attracts families from all over the peninsula! The Harvest Festival is known for its legendary haunted mansion and outstanding food, music, and games. The silent auction, arts and crafts, rides, and prize drawing can't be beat!!
Dear McKinley Families,
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The generally accepted definition of bullying is aggressive behavior that must have three components: intent to harm, repetition, and a power imbalance between the bully and the target or victim. There are four types of bullying: verbal (teasing, name calling), social also known as relational (rumors, leaving someone out on purpose), physical (hitting, tripping) and cyber bullying (any of the mentioned behaviors using digital technologies).
It is of high priority that your child receives not only an amazing academic education but also one that promotes “the whole child.” It is our job to make sure the students of Burlingame feel safe, empowered and successful. This includes developing their social and emotional skills. The District has implemented multiple evidence-based programs including Responsive Classroom and Tribes, which emphasize social and emotional learning (SEL) by creating a community within the classroom. The newest program that has been introduced is called Second Step. Second Step is a classroom-based social skills curriculum that focuses on developing skills for learning, empathy, emotion management and problem solving. These programs have been proven to reduce negative behaviors and emotional distress as well as improve attitudes, behaviors and academic performance. If you would like more information on social and emotional learning, you can refer to the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL.org).
We would like to take a moment to honor Amy Strang, Grade 1, and Melanie LaGory, Transitional Kindergarten, on being recognized as a master teacher with tenure in the Burlingame School District. They have added greatly to our comprehensive TK-5 educational program, and we are very fortunate to have them on out team.
Dual Immersion Kinder Sub Search
Hispanic Heritage Month
BIS proudly presents their Fall Play, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a treat for all ages this Halloween season! Performances are Thursday 10/23 at 7pm, Saturday 10/25 at 1pm, and Sunday 10/26 at1pm. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/875269 or visit the box office one hour before each performance.
This year our Halloween Festivities are on Friday, October 31. Please remember, students should not wear their costumes to school. Our TK students are invited to return to school and report back to their classrooms at 12:50. Our Halloween Parade starts at 1:00 on the North Yard. This is a regular dismissal day! Happy Halloween!
Paula J. Valerio