Dear McKinley Families,
We have a lot to look forward to this week at McKinley Elementary School! Please read the message below to see important information!
Elena Garcia-Yoshitomi, Ed.D.
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is an opportunity for students in grades 4-6 to read great books and talk with other students about what they're reading. Each year a list of books is selected and students are invited to read as many of them as possible. If students read at least 15, they may be invited to participate in a competition with students from all over Santa Barbara County at the end of April. Students are invited to meet with Ms. Gates (our Literacy Coach) and Mrs. Easbey (our Librarian) each Monday at lunch time to share what they're reading and hear from other students. The competition is not required so even if your student isn't interested in that part, we would love to welcome them to our group!
Students may join our Zoom meeting on Monday 1/11 at 12:10 by following this link: https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/3064253879
For more information about the Battle of the Books go here: https://www.sbceo.org/battle
For the book list in PDF format click this link: https://www.sbceo.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=1237&dataid=1033&FileName=2021%20BOTB%20Booklist.docx.pdf
Our students were all given the book The Skirt. Our families can read together or listen to our school librarian read the book to them on her YouTube channel! Students can record themselves reading their favorite page from the story for a chance to win a prize! Students can also complete this survey about whether or not they liked or read the book for a chance to win a reward from the school! Here is the link to the survey!
La Cumbre Junior High Orientation
La Cumbre Junior High School Principal, Dr. Bradley Brock, came to our sixth grade classes to provide a brief orientation about junior high school. He gave students an overview of the middle school experience, introduced himself and the staff, and answered students' questions. We will also have visits from the counselors at La Cumbre, and being the process of course selection. Sixth grade teachers will keep you in the loop about this process! Click on the link to see Dr. Brock’s presentation!
English Language Advisory Council Agenda (ELAC)
January 13 at 6PM-7PM
Zoom code: 359 959 2750
Review previous minutes
Social Emotional Learning
School Site Council Agenda (SSC)
January 14 6PM-7PM
Zoom Code: 3599592750
- Social Emotional Learning
- Progress Reports
- Reopening Schools
- Encouraging parents to be partners
- STEAM Lab
- Encouraging Literacy
- Positive Behavior Intervention
Review Notes from Last Meeting
Amend School Site Council Bylaws
Review and Approve School Safety Plan
Students can get awarded BEARPAWS for following the BEAR guidelines!
B - Be ready to learn
E - Engaged
A - Activate the brain
R - Responsible
S - Safety
When students get 5 tickets they can get a goodie bag! A lot of our students are almost there! Keep up the good work!
These students got 5 BEARPAWS and can come to the office for their prizes! CONGRATULATIONS!
Evelyn Ibarra- Cisneros
Oliver Infante Parra
Dominick Valente Martínez
Ailyn Morales Razo
Derek Nava Rico
Anay Rutilo Montes
INCOMING TK/KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL
The new student enrollment period is now December 1-January 29, 2021. Therefore, all incoming TK and Kindergarten students, minimum age is 5 years by September 1, and Transitional Kindergarten, minimum age is 5 years old between September 2-December 2, must enroll. If you have any questions regarding enrollment please contact our front office.
Parent Meetings for our 2021-2022 Kindergarten Dual Language Immersion Program
McKinley Elementary School will offer a Dual Language Immersion program (DLI) in the 2021-2022 school year with all kindergarten classes. Santa Barbara Unified School District’s planned DLI program integrates native speakers of Spanish and native speakers of English in the same classrooms and teaches them in both languages. We will have parent information meetings about enrollment and the language program before the transfer period is over for January.
January 13 9:30AM
January 20 6:00PM
Zoom code: 927 3616 8544
We will continue to distribute 40 boxes of food to families at McKinley Elementary School. This will happen each Friday from 11:00AM-1:30PM. Please be careful with parking and construction.
Important Dates - Check the calendar at mckinley.sbunified.org for all updates
January 12 - Regular School Board Meeting
January 13 - DLI Parent Information Meeting zoom code: 927 3616 8544
January 13 - ELAC Meeting 6:00PM zoom code: 359 959 2750
January 14 - School Site Council 6:00PM zoom code: 359 959 2750
January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
January 20 - DLI Parent Information Meeting zoom code: 927 3616 8544
December 1-January 29 - Student enrollment for kindergarten and new students
February 12 - Holiday (No School)
February 14 - Holiday (No School)