IMG_0662Dear McKinley Families,

We’re going to try something different at Back to School Night this Thursday, August 29th.

A great deal of information is covered this evening and teachers have asked that parents attend class presentations without children, if at all possible. We are hopeful this allows parents to attend to the presentation without distraction.

Free Childcare

In an effort to make childcare easy, the McKinley Foundation has offered to pay for our amazing Prime Time Staff to care for children in the auditorium from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Children can be checked-in at Auditorium starting at 6:00 pm. They must be picked up promptly at 7:35 pm.


Each classroom teacher will present an overview of the school year in their individual classrooms.

  • 6:00 – 6:20 PM Welcome Presentation by Principal and Foundation President
  • 6:30 – 6:55 PM Classroom Presentation #1
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM Classroom Presentation #2 (Repeat of Presentation #1)

During Back to School Night, teachers will use this time to provide parents with an overview of grade level standards, behavior management systems, home school communication, homework expectations and birthday “protocols”. Teachers WILL NOT have time for individual conferencing. Individual student conferences are scheduled the week before Thanksgiving Break, November 19 – 22.

We’re looking forward to seeing you this Thursday!

Deb Ganderton
McKinley Elementary School Principal