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McKinley Elementary School

McKinley Elementary

A Message from Our Principal

Dear McKinley Eagles Parents/Guardians/Families:

It is an honor to be a part of the McKinley Elementary School community as an educator. McKinley is a place where students succeed at high levels and where we encourage families to be involved. It is a beautiful school tucked away in a quiet neighborhood of Bellwood. It provides a perfect setting for children to grow and bloom. Thank you for sharing your child (ren); they are truly a gift to us.

One of our goals at McKinley is to serve and nurture all our students. This aims begins with our Kindergarten class. We are committed to making every year an exceptional experience for all students. Our teachers work together collaboratively in order to impact their practice in ways that would lead to better results for students, community, and our school. Our goal is for teachers to engage in collective inquiry to identify essential student learning, create lesson plans, develop assessments, analyze scores and set achievement goals. Our focus is to ensure that our students receive the best instruction from a data driven oriented team of teachers.

Your child’s elementary school years are a special time in his or her life. During this time children undergo important developmental changes. It is a time when children become more autonomous and they transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” It is my belief that parents are the first teachers of their children and they play a central role in their child’s education. I invite you to participate in open, honest and continuous communication with your child’s teachers to ensure a successful home-school relationship. I encourage you to tell our teachers about your child’s needs throughout the year so that he or she has “THE BEST” educational experience.

Please read all that Principal Maisonneuve has to share with the school community.


Andrew H. Maisonneuve

Andrew H. Maisonneuve

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide students with equal opportunities for a quality educational experience and to progressively challenge their individual potential so they become successful individuals. We believe that with the right guidance and opportunities, students can succeed and “become what they want to be.”

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum, published by Pearson, meets state standards and encourages mastery in the core subjects of reading, math, and language arts while incorporating science and social studies. To round out our curriculum, students participate in physical education, art, and music weekly. We also make our computer lab and media center available daily to enrich student learning.

Throughout the year, students prepare and present an assembly to showcase what they’ve been learning. Each grade level is responsible for one program. We invite you to join us for these events. Please note the dates on our calendar.