Summer Assignments

As a Big Apple Award Finalist, Mr. Lombardo, McKinley's STEM Teacher, was invited to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon .  Check out his appearance and the song created for him!
Great Job Ms. Livi and all of the talented art students who participated in the 2018 Chalk Art Contest. Check out their awesome artwork!

At McKinley we strive to be a community, a family, a union that together help each other, our extended families and our community. School spirit events are a way to show our unity. Studies have shown that students with “school spirit” perform better academically, are more engaged in social and civic matters, and are happier in general than their less-spirited peers. Listed below are “School Spirit Events” we will hold throughout the school year. Please help us in our goal of unity and spirit by encouraging your child to participate in the events.

  • PTA Board

    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! 

    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 6:22 AM by Elizabeth Urena
  • Poetry in the Park - Sunday June 10th!

    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 5:28 AM by Joanna Gillen
  • Warm Weather Clothing

    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

    Posted May 17, 2018, 8:31 AM by Joanna Gillen
  • Community Forum/PTA NIGHT

    Posted May 17, 2018, 8:22 AM by Joanna Gillen
  • Parent Technology Program Registration

    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

    Posted May 9, 2018, 8:20 AM by Joanna Gillen
  • Memorial Day Tribute 2018

    Posted May 8, 2018, 9:00 AM by Joanna Gillen
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