Principal Alvarado Dec Video Cast (English & Spanish)

Principal's Message

 January 3, 2017  

Hello McKinley Family!

We hope everybody has a restful break, and a Merry Christmas.

The first semester has gone by quickly!  Second quarter report cards will be available on Monday, Jan. 9th

Parents, the annual testing season is upon us.  Our ENL students will be taking their WIDA test, 3rd – 6th grade students will be preparing for ISTEP, and our 3rd grade students will also be taking the IREAD exam as well, all in addition to the daily lessons being taught in class.  Parents, please do your part to ensure your child is prepared for these important tests by having them in school every day.  The high numbers of students who arrive late and are picked up early is robbing our children of precious instructional minutes.  Please help your child have an opportunity to learn as much as possible by being here every day from 8:10 – 3:00.  Your cooperation is very much appreciated. 

Students I am very proud to see so many of you being Ready, Respectful, and Responsible on a daily basis.  Congratulations to all the classes who have earned at least one 20 badge party and to our students who are receiving shout outs.  Let’s keep making good choices, not only to earn rewards and treats, but to also ensure that our classrooms are places of learning.  This is a school.  We’re about learning here.  Great job to our McKinley family members who are making good choices and meeting those expectations. 

Again, thanks to everybody for a great first semester.   Here’s to a great 2017. 

Mr. David A. Alvarado




Character Trait of the Month


To work towards a goal even when it's hard.



Word of the Week


Having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.

She has an ambitious attitude to reach her goals, so she works hard.