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McKinley Elementary School

McKinley Elementary

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Eagle Parents and Guardians,

As the school year comes to a close, our minds and hearts are filled to the brim. It’s been a great year! Together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. The strength of our community and wholehearted passion makes our school a wonderful place of learning.

Special thanks to our parents who have contributed in ways small, large, and unimaginable! Thanks for getting your kids to school on time each day and helping your kids in the learning process. The partnership between home and school is important.

I would like to thank our hard working and caring staff members who have made a huge difference at McKinley Elementary. Their commitment is outstanding, and our students are the beneficiaries. Thank you for providing rich, engaging, and well-rounded instructional experiences for our students and knowing that education is about joy, wonder, and fostering curiosity, along with the development of social skills so needed to succeed. For these, we are thankful for your dedication!

In closing, I take this opportunity to congratulate our 3rd-5th grade Eagles for their success on the PARCC exam. I wish you all a very happy, safe, and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as family to talk, play, and read together. During our summer vacation, I would like to ask our Eagle parents to have our little Eagles read seven hours per week.

I look forward to seeing everyone in August. Please continue to visit the McKinley Elementary website for updates and events related to McKinley Elementary and Bellwood School District 88.


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.