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


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

Community Forum/PTA NIGHT

posted May 17, 2018, 6:29 AM by Elizabeth Urena   [ updated May 17, 2018, 8:22 AM by Joanna Gillen ]

Parent Technology Program Registration

posted May 9, 2018, 8:20 AM by Joanna Gillen

Greetings ALL PARENTS:

If you would like to learn how to:

1.  Understand how to use PUPILPATH

2. Get Educational Resources that you can use with your child., i.e. Khanacademy, Kahoot, , MobyMax, Brainpop, Mathletics, Newsela, etc

3.  Google Docs

4. Understand what is Coding

5.  And many more....

Please attend this 5 day training session that will start on: 


Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 3:00 to 5:00pm

Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 3:00 to 5:00pm


Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 3:00 to 5:00pm

Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 3:00 to 5:00pm

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 3:00 to 5:00pm

This program is for PARENTS ONLY. ONLY 10 seats AVAILABLE


Thank you 

Mrs. Desilus, Coding Teacher,  William McKinley Jhs 259

Memorial Day Tribute 2018

posted May 7, 2018, 11:01 AM by Elizabeth Urena   [ updated May 8, 2018, 9:00 AM by Joanna Gillen ]

Reminder Testing Dates

posted Apr 26, 2018, 12:36 PM by Elizabeth Urena

Testing Dates

NYS Alternate Assessment:
 Science/Social Studies
       English Language Arts and Math
     March 12-June 8, 2018


 English Language Arts

April 11 – April 12
        Make-up Dates:
April 16 –April 17

May 1 –May 2
         Make-up Dates:
May 4 –May 9


April 9- May 18
Listening, Reading, Writing
May 7 –May 18


Grade 8 Science

Performance Test
May 23 –June 1
June 4

Living Environment
June 13, 2018, 11 am
      U.S. History & Government
June 13, 2018, 8 am

Algebra I (Common Core)
June 12, 2018, 11 am

                                                                                                                                                                                 Spanish Proficiency
                                                                                                                                                                                June 19, 2018, 8 am

Pizzeria Uno

posted Apr 25, 2018, 3:59 AM by Elizabeth Urena

Upcoming PTA Meeting

posted Apr 17, 2018, 5:59 AM by Elizabeth Urena

Meet the Principals of The Specialized High Schools

posted Feb 28, 2018, 1:09 PM by Joanna Gillen   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 1:12 PM ]

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:30PM
Brooklyn Tech HS Auditorium • 29 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217

• Unique academic features of each school
• Information about the freshman program in each school and support services available to help with high school transition
• Descriptions of extra/co-curricular programs

Information will also be available about the SHSAT 

All nine specialized high schools:
 Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
 The Bronx High School of Science 
 Brooklyn Technical High School 
 The Brooklyn Latin School 
 High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at the City College of New York
 High School of American Studies at Lehman College
 Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
 Staten Island Technical High School 
 Stuyvesant High School

Date: 03/07/2018 (Wed.)
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm EST
Location: Brooklyn Tech Auditorium

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