At a time of so much uncertainty, one thing is clear: McKinley has the best teachers and staff in all of APS. So come show your support for our amazing team on Friday, September 11th at 5pm at our McKinley Back To School Motorcade.

Check out the map below for the proposed route and find a spot to see and be seen. Be sure to wear your McK gear, make posters, and show your school spirit for our entire McKinley community! Golden tickets will be awarded for the most school spirit and you could be entered to win a gift card!!

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On Wednesday, August 12 there was a joint meeting of the PTA and McKinley Elementary staff.  Principal Colin Brown along with staff answered questions submitted during the meeting, along with answering some questions that were submitted before the meeting.
Watch the video of the meeting
View the slides from the meeting.

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APS has dedicated a page specifically for elementary school planning, including sample schedules and many FAQs. Please consult it for the latest developments. 

In summary:

Students in all grade levels will engage in both online, synchronous (live) and asynchronous (independent) learning 4 days per week, Tuesday through Friday. Mondays will give teachers time for planning and also for small-group interventions conducted synchronously, as necessary. All students will participate in independent/asynchronous learning on Monday.

New instructional content will be offered to all students, attendance will be required, and student work will be graded.



Visit the APS website for the latest updates from the County.

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Please join us for our LAST PTA meeting of the 2019-20 school year – and Mary’s final PTA meeting as our undeniably committed, measured, and outstanding leader!

Join us via ZOOM on Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m.:

Please bring your favorite beverage of any type so we can toast the end of what has got to be one of the strangest and most challenging school years any of us can remember. (Not kidding about the toast.)

At this meeting we’ll also be talking about the start to next school year (what we know at this point), presenting the draft PTA budget for next year (it gets voted on in September), and voting on next year’s PTA officers. Hope to see you there!

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Are your kids in a reading slump?  Here’s your answer: a selection of brand new titles at your fingertips, available June 1-12.

R.E.A.D. is a nonprofit that supports economically vulnerable children in Arlington with their buy a book, give a book model. Every book purchased gives 20% back to McKinley AND a book to a child in our community.

Selections appeal to early readers through middle school.

Families can choose from regular or Book Bus delivery – all contactless.

SHOP ONLINE – and support McKinley’s PTA – at THIS LINK – June 1-12!

At checkout, add a note that you are a McKinley family. You will find “Note to Seller” at the last step of the check-out when reviewing your order. 

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