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McKinley Elementary School

McKinley Elementary

A Message from Our Principal

Dear McKinley Parents, 

In March, our students in grades 3 through 5 will be participating in the PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Assessment. PARCC is a computer-based assessment in grades 3 through 5. Bellwood School District 88 students will the PARCC assessment beginning March 6 through 29, 2018. During our testing month, you can help your child do his/her best on the test by: 

  1. Making sure, if possible, that your child attends school on the days of testing; 
  2. Making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before testing; 
  3. Providing breakfast on the morning of testing; 
  4. Reminding your child to ask the teacher questions if he/she does not understand the test directions; 
  5. Letting your child know that you have confidence in his/her ability to do his/her best; and 
  6. Advising your child not to worry about the test—just do the best he/she can. 

In the fall, PARCC results will be reported on the School Report Card, and you will receive information about your child’s individual performance. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 708-410-3609 or by e-mail.


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.