Thankful for McKinley

Mon, Nov 20 9:29pm

Hello McKinley,   Our Direct Appeal Campaign is in full swing! As of today, we have collected $67,467.20 towards our goal of $160K, thanks to contributions from 32% of McKinley families.   As we are g ... [More]

IMPORTANT - Family Portal Parent Activation Key Letters are in today's Wednesday Folder

Wed, Nov 15 5:28pm

You should have all received at least one "Family Portal Parent Activation Key" letter in today's Wednesday Folder.  Family Portal or ParentVUE ( is a tool to help families s ... [More]

Coming up: Sloat Garden Center Green Week, Nov 24th thru Dec 10th

Tue, Nov 14 10:57am

Shop at any Sloat Garden Center location during our school’s Growing up Green week! Just mention McKinley, and we will receive 10% of purchases back in the form of a Sloat gift card, which can go towa ... [More]

Another Way To Raise Money For McKinley

Mon, Nov 13 5:43pm

This November, McKinley is partnering with Minted to help us fundraise. Shop using our promo code to give 15% back to McKinley—and enjoy 15% OFF your Minted order—all month long!   Minted.c ... [More]

Announcements/ PTA Community Meeting this Thursday

Mon, Nov 13 12:51pm

Hi McKinley families , A couple of Announcements for you: 1-  Coffee Klatch will be happening tomorrow morning, Tuesday the 14th, directly after drop-off in the Cafegymnatorium.  Swing by, grab a cup ... [More]

Principal's update for November

Sun, Nov 12 6:38pm

November 12th Principal’s Note Rigorous academics are critical, but at McKinley we also believe in the importance of developing the whole child. This year we have two initiatives that support this goa ... [More]

Early Release Week - 11/27 to 12/1

Wed, Nov 8 1:49pm

Hello McKinley Community,   I am writing to inform ASEP families about early release week/parent teacher conference week which takes place on November 27th to December 1st. Various ASEP programs will ... [More]

Early Release Week - 11/27 to 12/1

Wed, Nov 8 1:43pm

Hello McKinley Community,   I am writing to inform ASEP families about early release week/parent teacher conference week which takes place on November 27th to December 1st. Various ASEP programs will ... [More]

Day of the Dead materials have been moved to the office

Wed, Nov 8 8:07am

If you left any materials on the Day of the Dead ofrenda, they have been moved to the front office desk near the door.   Jennifer

Looking for people to sub in the front office from time to time

Tue, Nov 7 9:24am

Hello everyone. I am looking to find a few parents who would be available to sub in the office in the rare case that I have a training or can't make it in.  There's a binder with subbing instructions ... [More]

DogFest 2018

Mon, Nov 6 10:25pm

Dear McKinley Community!   It is already time to think about DogFest 2018 and I wanted to introduce myself and reach out for help filling a few of the lead positions.   I am Clare and I have a daughte ... [More]

Direct Appeal Coffee & Donuts Last Friday -- We Met Our Match with Over $10K in New Contributions!

Mon, Nov 6 10:16pm

Thank you so much McKinley! Who knew you all liked donuts so much?   Our wonderful community continues to amaze us! Last Friday, we had a $5000 match challenge, thanks to a very generous anonymous don ... [More]

ASEP Spring 2018 Specialty Clubs Update: 2nd Grade Options Expanded

Mon, Nov 6 12:10pm

Hello McKinley Community,   ASEP has updated our Spring 2018 Specialty Club offerings to expand the choices for 2nd grade students. 2nd grade students WILL BE eligible to sign up for both Basketball C ... [More]

Direct Appeal Match Challenge Continues All Day

Fri, Nov 3 9:26am

Hello McKinley!   We are out of coffee and donuts but our Direct Appeal Match Challenge continues all day today, Friday, November 3rd.   THANK YOU to so many families who joined Coffee & Donuts for Di ... [More]

Thanksgiving Break Childcare Resources

Thu, Nov 2 10:50am

Hello McKinley Families,   As many of you know, SFUSD schools will be closed during the week of Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 20th - Nov. 24th). ASEP will NOT be providing childcare services during this ti ... [More]

Snuggle Down and Read Day Success!

Wed, Nov 1 3:21pm

McKinley Families,   Snuggle Down and Read Day was a great success!  I want to thank all the family guest readers that came to school and read to our students!  I heard great feedback on the books you ... [More]

Arts Enrichment/Club Enrollment Enrollment

Tue, Oct 31 4:34pm

ASEP is excited to announce our Comprehensive Arts Enrichment and Specialty Clubs enrollment guide for the Spring 2018 semester! In an effort to clarify the various programs that ASEP offers, we have ... [More]

Coffee & Donuts for Direct Appeal -- Friday November 3rd

Mon, Oct 30 9:22pm

Hello McKinley!   We will be hosting our second Coffee & Donuts for Direct Appeal on Friday morning, November 3rd, from 7:45 to 8:30 am, and accepting donations.   So far we have collected close to $5 ... [More]

We Need More Guest Readers!

Mon, Oct 30 4:16pm

We need a few more guest readers for our Snuggle Down and Read Day, Wednesday 11/1/17 at 8:30-9:00am.  Room 111, 221, and 228 are still in need of a family guest reader!  Please sign up ASAP!    Thank ... [More]

Principal's update for October 29th

Sun, Oct 29 7:54pm

Oct. 29th Principal’s Note I’m often asked how parents can best support their child’s academic success and without hesitation I always say, read. Supporting your child to become a lifelong reader is t ... [More]

Halloween at McKinley

Thu, Oct 26 8:45am

McKinley will hold the Annual Halloween Parade beginning at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 31st. Note this is 15 minutes later than previously stated. The parade will take place in the lower yard weather ... [More]

FOUND - iphone, two earrings

Tue, Oct 24 1:42pm

Show me the matching pair for the earrings and the passcode to unlock the iPhone.

McKinley Elementary PTA Community General Meeting Minutes Date: Thursday October 12th, 2017

Fri, Oct 20

How Can I Contribute to Direct Appeal?

Wed, Oct 18 9:54am

  You can donate with a check We can take it from your bank (direct deposit instructions attached) You can leave it here (at the office, with Ms. Jen) or there (with your student’s teacher) You can co ... [More]

Why Contribute to Direct Appeal? So Our Children Can Have...

Tue, Oct 17 10:12am

Principal's update for October 15th

Sun, Oct 15 7:33pm

October 15th Principal’s note These days it seems the news is constantly filled with both man-made and natural disasters. The most recent one was not only witnessed through the media but also experien ... [More]

Now accepting applications for 5th Graders moving on to middle school and Incoming K siblings at the Main Office

Fri, Oct 13 2:59pm

I'm now accepting applications for 5th graders moving on to middle school and incoming K siblings at the Main Office.  An ADULT must apply IN PERSON, so please don't have your student drop off the app ... [More]

Tea Collection final days!

Fri, Oct 13 5:56am

Hi McKinley families:   Our Tea Collection school fundraiser is ending soon on October 15th. Don't miss out!   Get 15% off Tea Collection merchandise, while our school earns 15% of sales.   Participan ... [More]

ASEP Programming Indoors (10/12/17)

Thu, Oct 12 12:44pm

Hello All,   Throughout this past week the ASEP program has continued to follow the day school's recommendations to host all activities indoors due to poor air quality conditions. Today (10/12/17)  Sa ... [More]

Special Guest at Thursday's PTA Community meeting

Wed, Oct 11 10:57pm

McKinley Community,   I want to encourage you to join us for October's PTA meeting, Thursday at 6:00 pm.  We have Nancy Yin-Pollack from SFUSD joining us to discuss the Social Emotional Learning progr ... [More]

ASEP Yellow Group Field Trip **CANCELED**

Wed, Oct 11 5:44pm

Due to the air quality foretasted for tomorrow, we are preemptively canceling our First Grade, Yellow Group, Field Trip.     Sorry for any inconvenience, but safety is our number one priority.  ------ ... [More]

Where is your blue jacket?!

Wed, Oct 11 11:18am

...most likely it's in the Lost and Found. The racks are FILLED with children jackets, sweaters, and hoodies and it is at maximum capacity!! Please remember to swing by L&F (located inside the second ... [More]

Air Quality Update

Wed, Oct 11 8:25am

The following update is for Wednesday, October 11th. We are currently following San Francisco Department of Public Health and the district guidelines for when it is safe for children to do activities ... [More]

GIRLS ON THE RUN ** Canceled**

Tue, Oct 10 2:05pm

Good Afternoon:   Because of the weather and air quality GIRLS ON THE RUN has been canceled for today!   Hello site administrators,   The following message is being provided based on the information w ... [More]

Wildfires and Air Quality Index

Tue, Oct 10 1:20pm

Dear McKinley Community, It seems like we are experiencing one natural disaster after another these days. The most recent one is close to home and still unfolding. We are mindful of how our families, ... [More]

No Coffee Klatch

Tue, Oct 10 7:07am

Hi McKinley, Looking forward to seeing you all after a long weekend but not at Coffee Klatch!  Sorry for the last minute update but due to not having school on Monday, we will not be having Coffee Kla ... [More]

SSC Final Results & Members for 2017

Tue, Oct 10 4:01am

Dear McKinley Community,   The vote is in.  We are  pleased to announce the 2017-2018 School Site Council.   New members include: Heather Barondess - joining for 2-year term Naomi Laguana - joining fo ... [More]


Fri, Oct 6 6:57am

Good Morning McKinley Community! We have extended the tee shirt order form deadline to next Friday, Oct.14. Our vendor has been slow  getting us the measurements and samples. We are aiming to have sam ... [More]

A SWEET THANK YOU!! Coffee & Donuts for McKinley Direct Appeal

Thu, Oct 5 4:46pm

Thanks to all of YOU, today’s Direct Appeal Coffee & Donuts was a success! We raised $4675.72 and were able to meet our match. (And yes – we do count every penny!)   Many of you joined for a cup of co ... [More]


Tue, Oct 3 11:07am

Hello Parents,   Thank you so much for signing your child up to be a part of ASEP's Mud Boys Run Team.   Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change the date of our first Mud Boys session or ... [More]

Coffee & Donuts for Direct Appeal -- This Thursday, October 5th

Tue, Oct 3 9:49am

Hello McKinley!   Your Direct Appeal team will be out front of McKinley's main doors this Thursday, October 5th, from 7:45 to 8:30 am, serving up donuts and coffee, playing music, and accepting cash & ... [More]

Principal's update for October 1st

Sun, Oct 1 8:31pm

October Principal’s note October is upon us. The days are getting shorter and Halloween costumes and candy are beginning to show up in various places. I want to remind parents and ask for support rega ... [More]

Tea Collection fundraiser October 9th - 15th

Sun, Oct 1 6:22pm

Hi McKinley families:   Mark your calendars, our Tea Collection school fundraiser is coming soon: October 9th through 15th!    Get 15% off Tea Collection merchandise, while our school earns 15% of sal ... [More]


Fri, Sep 29 3:25pm

Hello ASEP Families:   Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change our field trip schedule for the Mission Community Market visit. Please see the adjusted dates below. Our apologies for any ... [More]

Reminder: School Site Council (SSC) - Vote ends today!

Fri, Sep 29 9:42am

McKinley Community,   Just a reminder that our School Site Council vote ends today - if you haven't yet voted - please take 2 minutes (just 2 minutes) to weigh in on our SSC.   https://www.surveymonke ... [More]

Direct Appeal Kickoff ---Please Join Us!

Fri, Sep 29 9:34am

Hello McKinley,   We are excited to kick off our annual Shoot for the Stars Direct Appeal Campaign this week!   This is the one and only McKinley fundraiser where we ask you to donate money directly t ... [More]

THANK YOU! We've got enough volunteers for picture day now! You are a great community!

Fri, Sep 29 8:54am


Thu, Sep 28 11:19am

Good (Late) Morning ASEP Families:   Due to unforeseen illness we have to cancel our SILVER GROUP  Field Trip.  I will reach out with details about our rescheduling!  Thank you, thank you for your pat ... [More]

Castro Street Fair- This Sunday

Wed, Sep 27 4:41pm

Hello McKinley. Here's a quick update on where we are with volunteers for Sunday's Castro Street Fair. We heard last night that all shifts other than the Safety shifts have been filled. So a big THANK ... [More]

LICE ALERT Room 112 (copy to Rooms 111 and 232)

Tue, Sep 26 5:34pm

Multiple cases of lice have been reported in your child's classroom.  Please take the time to check your child for lice or nits tonight. If you find nits or live lice, please let the office know.  In ... [More]

Please Vote - School Site Council (SSC) Election

Tue, Sep 26 4:06am

McKinley Community,   Please take less than 3 minutes to vote in this year's School Site Council Election (SSC) by this Friday 9/29. The link to vote is here in Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey ... [More]

Join the Harvest Fest planning team

Sun, Sep 24 9:42pm

Dear McKinley Families,    Our core team is looking for more parents to co-lead part of the creation of Harvest Fest, 2017. The team plans and prepares in advance in order to coordinate and create Har ... [More]

Plumbing Problem

Thu, Sep 21 6:27pm

You might have already heard from your child, but today we experienced a plumbing issue. At around 10:45 AM one of our pipes got clogged which caused the system to back up and water to pooled in our f ... [More]


Thu, Sep 21 6:24pm

Hello Silver Group Parents, Just a reminder next Thursday September 28th your Silver Group children will be visiting the Mission Community Marketplace. Our students will have opportunity to visit Miss ... [More]

Call for Volunteers: Fall Fundraiser

Thu, Sep 21 5:15pm

Hi McKinley,    The Fall Fundraiser is coming up this Saturday (McKinley schoolyard from 11am - 1pm) and we still need volunteers (Raffle Sales, Merchandise Sales and Help with Cleanup). If you can sp ... [More]

FOUND - Brown adult glasses left on raffle ticket table this morning

Thu, Sep 21 9:24am

Fall Fundraiser Raffle Tickets For Sale All Week!

Tue, Sep 19 1:35pm

Hello,  The Fall Fundraiser is rapidly approaching (this Saturday from 11am -1pm)! Don't forget to sign up to volunteer or bring a baked good to sell. Sign ups on Konstella.   Raffle tickets are being ... [More]

LICE ALERT Room 117 (copy to Rooms 116 and 118)

Tue, Sep 19 9:38am

A case of lice has been reported in your child's classroom.  Please take the time to check your child for lice or nits tonight. If you find nits or live lice, please let the office know.  In the case ... [More]

Coffee Klatch is cancelled this morning.

Tue, Sep 19 7:11am

McKinley Parent's, I wanted to inform you that Coffee Klatch will not be happening this morning but will resume next Tuesday morning. Hope to see you there.   As a side note, we are looking for a coup ... [More]

Principal's update for September 18th

Sun, Sep 17 8:03pm

Mid-September Principal’s note We have successfully completed our 4th week of school and I have had the opportunity to spend time in all the classrooms. It is a pleasure to see how each class is creat ... [More]

FOUND - Purplish child glasses

Sun, Sep 17 11:27am

MUD Boys

Fri, Sep 15 11:02am

Hello McKinley Community,   ASEP's Health and Wellness program is proud to announce the beginning of our Tenth season of our unique program exclusive to the McKinley community!! On Thursday October 5, ... [More]

Here's a look at this years proposed PTA Budget and an intro to our new VP of Fundraising

Wed, Sep 13 7:58pm

Mckinley PTA Community, Hope you all are having a great week.  We look forward to connecting with you at our first PTA Community Meeting tomorrow at 6:00 pm.  Escape from NY pizza is not only providin ... [More]

Message from Kindergarten to College

Tue, Sep 12 9:38am

Please see the message below forwarded from the Kindergarten to College office. --------------------------------------------------------------- Greetings! It’s that time of year again. Time to shop fo ... [More]

We Need You! Open Elections for McKinley SSC

Mon, Sep 11 4:13pm

  Hello McKinley Families,   We have 3 open seats for the School Site Council (SSC) this year: two regular 2-year seats and one 1-year alternate seat.   The SSC is a group consisting of principal Pope ... [More]

FOUND - Silver ring with engraving AND Black wood twisty robot-like toy

Fri, Sep 8 7:46am

They're both in the office.   Jennifer

ASEP Comprehensive (Red, Yellow, Blue & Silver Groups) September Field Trip Dates and Location

Thu, Sep 7 11:12am

Hello ASEP Comprehensive Families,   ASEP's Site Coordinator Aren Bass and Health and Wellness Coordinator Mike Tortorelli will be sending out field trip announcements via Konstella on a weekly basis. ... [More]

LOST - Black iPhone 5 - Thursday August 31 afternoon

Fri, Sep 1 11:20am

If anyone finds a black iPhone 5 on campus, please bring it to the front office.   Thank you.   Jennifer

20th Annual Tag Sale in Duboce Park Saturday September 9

Thu, Aug 31 8:00pm

This is a great event to benefit Duboce Park, and our participation shows our goodwill to a park we get so much use out of as a school.  Don't let your kids buy more stuff than you bring!   San Franci ... [More]

An Apple for a Teacher!

Thu, Aug 31 1:30pm

Hi McKinley! Welcome to all incoming families and Welcome Back to all returning families!  McKinley is an amazing school, with an equally amazing staff and we are all so fortunate to be part of this f ... [More]

Let's talk about Lice

Thu, Aug 31 7:41am

So, you've survived week 1, figured out drop-offs and pick-ups, morning snacks and sleepy kids.  Now is as good a time as any for us to talk about lice.   Lice is extremely common in all school settin ... [More]

Supporting our Students in Today’s World

Thu, Aug 24 3:45pm

As we begin this school year, the world around us is swirling with horrendous news of terrorism, racism, and hate. This weekend as our city prepares for the Patriot Prayer rally; I want to reiterate o ... [More]

FOUND - Sunglasses at Welcome Picnic AND LOST & FOUND BASICS

Thu, Aug 24 3:34pm

General Lost & Found Information Items like coats, sweaters, lunchboxes, etc. tend to find their way to the main lost & found (the white shelf and rack outside of Room 111) a few days after they have ... [More]

Adding your child to classroom

Tue, Aug 22 8:25pm

Hello McKinley Parents,   Please take a moment to add your children to the correct classroom in Konstella.     On your phone (through the app) go to messages>scroll down to Join classrooms and add you ... [More]

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Free and Reduced Meal Application

Tue, Aug 22 1:42pm

We are aware of a few issues with the new version of the SFUSD "Multi-Purpose Family Income Form" (previously known as the Free and Reduced Meal Application Form) that came home yesterday in your chil ... [More]

1st day of School Welcome BREAKFAST

Sat, Aug 19 6:36pm

1st day of School Welcome BREAKFAST 8:00 am Hi McKinley Community, It was so great to see so many of you today at our Back To School Picnic!  School begins this Monday and we want to help celebrate/wi ... [More]

2017-18 Welcome Back To School Letter

Sat, Aug 19 11:25am

Please see the attached copy of the Welcome Back to School Letter for information regarding the beginning of school.    Ms. Pope

Class Assignments in office windows at 6:00PM today

Fri, Aug 18 11:12am

I know you are all anxiously waiting for class assignments.  They will be posted in the office windows at 6:00pm today and will be left up all weekend and the beginning of next week for you to look at ... [More]

MEDICATIONS and MEDICATION FORMS - Please bring to office ASAP

Thu, Aug 17 4:17pm

Hello all families new and old. Please bring in any medications that your child needs to take during the day (EpiPens, asthma inhalers, Benadryl, etc.) to the main office tomorrow, Friday August 18, b ... [More]

SCHOOL HEALTH FORM and IMMUNIZATIONS due for NEW students by 3:00PM tomorrow, Friday August 18

Thu, Aug 17 3:26pm

Just a reminder to our new incoming families that we need you to bring your completed SFUSD School Health Form and Immunization Records to the main office by 3:00PM tomorrow. Thank you. Jennifer

Eclipse 2017

Wed, Aug 16 5:23pm

Dear McKinley Families, As you know, the Bay Area will experience a partial eclipse of the sun on the first day of school, Monday, August 21. We are very excited about this special science phenomenon! ... [More]