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PTA Meeting

posted Oct 13, 2018, 10:55 AM by Elizabeth Urena


Jets Group tickets

posted Oct 9, 2018, 6:05 AM by Elizabeth Urena


Catholic and Private High School Information Night

posted Sep 20, 2018, 11:38 AM by Joanna Gillen


Modell's Coupon

posted Sep 19, 2018, 2:11 PM by Elizabeth Urena   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 11:33 AM by Joanna Gillen ]


Gifted and Talented Parent Meeting.

posted Sep 18, 2018, 8:12 AM by Joanna Gillen   [ updated Sep 25, 2018, 8:31 AM ]

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Now that the school year has officially gotten under way, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend a special parent meeting focused solely on the Gifted and Talented, Honors, IIM and VE programs at McKinley IS 259.

The meeting will take place in the auditorium on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:30pm. The Focus of this informational meeting will be as follows:

· What the academic programs offer

· The grading policy

· Additional information

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please complete the tear off on the bottom no later than Monday, October 1, 2018 and have your child return it to their homeroom teacher. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to call me at 718-833-1000, extension 4200 or our parent coordinator, Ms. Castignani at 718-833-1000, extension 2200.

I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you.

Thank you,

Donna Nastasi

AP, William McKinley IS 259

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Homeroom Teachers, please place in Ms. Castignani’s mailbox upon receipt of this.

Student’s Name: _______________________________________________

Student’s Class: ________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian’s Name: ________________________________________

Parent Contact #: _______________________________________________

General PTA Meeting: September 20, 2018

posted Sep 17, 2018, 4:37 AM by Joanna Gillen   [ updated Sep 17, 2018, 4:44 AM ]

General PTA Meeting
September 20, 2018 
6:30pm, Auditorium

Topics to discuss:
• Introduction: New PTA Executive Board

• Old Business/New Business 
--> Box Tops Coordinator 

• Treasurer’s Report 
--> Addendum to 2018-2019 Budget – Vote 
--> Purchasing of Laptop to support PTA Executive Board – estimated $500-$1,000 

• Expedited Elections 
--> Corresponding Secretary 
--> Financial Secretary 

• Principal’s Report 
--> Title 1 – Need 3 to 4 parents to serve on Title 1 Committee 

• School Mental Health, Manuel Molina

Safety Town Hall Meeting

posted Sep 8, 2018, 10:21 AM by Joanna Gillen

Attention McKinley IS 259 Parents/Guardians 

Safety Town Hall Meeting 

When:  Friday, September 14, 2018
Time:    9:30am 
Where: William McKinley IS 259, Cafeteria

What will be discussed: 

• SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN 2018-2019
• CHANCELLOR’S REG A-411
• DE-ESCALATION PLAN/CRISIS TEAM
• RESPONDING TO DOOR ALARMS
• STUDENT ENTRY AND DISMISSAL
• SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
• LATENESS PROCEDURES
• SCHOOL PASS PROCEDURES
• DISCIPLINE CODE 
• FIRE DRILL POSTS
• GRP PROTOCOLS
• BRT PROTOCOLS
• CELL PHONE POLICY
• MISSING STUDENT PROTOCOL

This will be every parent/guardians opportunity to address any issues or concerns regarding the above topics.

PTA Board

posted Jun 16, 2018, 6:22 AM by Elizabeth Urena

Dear McKinley Families and Staff,

 

We are excited to announce our new PTA Executive Board for the upcoming school year 2018-2019. PTA Elections were held on Thursday, May 24th for the PTA and SLT Parent Members.

 

PTA Executive Board Officers:

President:                            Michele Ngai

Treasurer:                           Vanessa Lopez

Recording Secretary:              Tamara Stern

 

SLT Parent Members

Michele Ngai                        Cindy Cavallaro

Tamara Stern                       Kim DiDonato

Vanessa Lopez                      Helen Verveniotis

 

 

We always need volunteers to help at various functions and would love to have parents join us on the PTA.  Please feel free to email us at IS259PTA@gmail.com

 

We want to wish a fond farewell to our parent leaders who have dedicated so much of their time and energy to McKinley.  Nadia Chibani, Robert Yee, Eileen McKenna and Linda Tennyson we will miss you!

 

Wishing you a wonderful summer and looking forward to seeing you in September! 


Poetry in the Park - Sunday June 10th!

posted Jun 4, 2018, 5:28 AM by Joanna Gillen


Warm Weather Clothing

posted May 17, 2018, 8:23 AM by Joanna Gillen   [ updated May 17, 2018, 8:31 AM ]

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

 As we are approaching warmer weather, we want to remind all students of the dress code so that they come to school dressed properly.  It is appropriate to set certain standards of attire in the interest of maintaining a proper and healthful educational environment. You may refer to the School Parent Compact as well.

The following attire does not meet those standards and is, therefore, unacceptable:

  • Beach or shower-type footwear, flip-flops
  • Short-shorts (shorter than 3 inches from the inseam), or rompers, dresses or skirts that fall higher than midway from knee to thigh
  • Tank tops (with a shoulder width less than 3 fingers), midriffs, halters, mesh or net shirts, or other tops with spaghetti straps which reveal the abdomen, chest, or undergarments
  • Graphics or apparel that suggest obscene or offensive messages
  • Pajamas or other such sleepwear, unless part of Spirit Week

Any student who does not conform to the dress code guidelines will be sent to the office to call home for appropriate attire.

Thank you for your continued support. 

School Leadership Team

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