McKinley Elementary School

What's Happening —

Elementary School Moves


Visit to educate yourselves and others about why the school moves don’t make sense. Sign the petition urging the School Board to vote “No” on February 6.

WinterFest is coming January 25th!

Come in from the cold and join your McKinley family for some winter-themed fun!


Tickets are $.50 each when purchased at the festival. SAVE over 15% WHEN YOU PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE


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It takes a little time from a lot of volunteers to make this event a success. Choose to staff a game, sell tickets, or even try your hand at face painting. Join the party, and sign up here!


  • Cake Decorating Contest (2nd-5th graders): Bring your decorated cake for the contest on FRIDAY, January 24th. Cakes should be decorated by the students. Be creative and incorporate the Winter Wonderland theme!
  • Bake Sale and Cake Walk (everyone!): Bake or purchase goodies for the cake walk and bake sale! Bake sale items should be labeled and individually wrapped in plastic or baggies.

Bakers, view details/rules and sign up here!

Winter Enrichment Class Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration for the Winter 2020 session is NOW OPEN!

REGISTER and access the full description of programs online at:

For general program questions and more information, visit the tabs at the top of this page.

Congratulations Gina Rocco, McKinley Teacher of the Year 2019/20!

Huge congratulations to our super fantastic counselor Gina Rocco, who was named McKinley Teacher of the Year, 2019-20, by her peers! Gina is such a valuable asset at McK and brings her creativity and positive outlook to us in support of our students each and every day. Attached is the PTA letter of support encouraging Arlington Public Schools to select Gina Rocco as the APS Teacher of the Year!

Enrichment Co-Chair Needed

We’re on the hunt for someone to co-chair After-School Enrichment this school year. If you’d like to help arrange this array of amazing after-school experiences for McK students, we could use your help!

It involves promoting the registrations window for each of the three sessions; picking the enrichment classes that will be offered each session; and serving as a point person for Baroody, the company that manages most of the enrichment logistics.

Please contact Mary ( if you’re interested.

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What We Did Last Year —


Donated to AFAC through the Food Bus

$30,000+ IN GRANTS

Gifted to McKinley staff for training, supplies, field trips and more

3,000 Books

Purchased at the Book Fair, including 60 for the McKinley library


Offered to students, from robotics and coding to yoga, cooking, and more

12,000 TICKETS

Traded in for carnival games, activities, and food at the Fun Fair


Participated in the arts thru Reflections and the Educational Theater Co.

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