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Parental involvement is a combination of commitment and active participation on the part of parent to the school and to the student. As parents you can ensure that your child receives the benefits from parental involvement by staying up to date on what is happening in the classroom.

Tulsa Public Schools is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he or she needs to succeed in school and beyond. As a result, these involvement opportunities empower parents to take action. By connecting parents to school officials, community members, other parents, knowledge, and powerful allies, these opportunities build bridges and networks that support schools and sustain whole communities.

Please considering joining McKinley's PTA for a mere $5 donation.  These donations and your support go a long way in helping the McKinley community thrive!



Tulsa PublicSchools shall promote parent involvement in all schools as mandated by title I, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, everyday, without exception.

The Board believes and acknowledges that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of students. Additionally, parents become empowered, teacher's morale improves, and communities grow stronger when parents take an active role in educating their children. To this end, schools shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grade levels. The Superintendent or his/her designee shall provide coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist all schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Public Law 107-110, No Child Left Behind; section 1118 Title 1 Parent Involvement establishes that to build capacity for parent involvement within schools, a district is to "develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to parents of participating children a written Parent Involvement Policy."

Building Parents Capacity for Involvement

The Board believes that empowering parents to insist on improvement and giving schools extra incentive to do so and by giving options regarding their children's education helps the district to realize its vision "Excellence and High Expectations with a Commitment to All." As a result of this belief, the Board shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.

1. Program Information for Parents:

Tulsa Public Schools shall provide assistance to parents of all children in understanding such topics as the state's academic content and achievement standards, the assessments being used, the requirements of Title 1, part A, No Child Left Behind {NCLB) and how to monitor their children's progress and work with educators to improve their achievement.  McKinley's activities include the following:

a) Ongoing parent communication - newsletters in English and Spanish, e-mail, and SchoolConnects in English and Spanish.
b) Monthly Family Enrichment Nights/PCAC- meetings with parents math/reading/testing tips presented and review of WISE building goals and Title I expenditures.
c) Social Services Parent Group, Desiree Ballard
d) Indian Education Department
e) Parent Facilitator, Karla Toledo
f) Day Spring, Therapist/Caseworker {family and individual counseling)
g) Partner in Education
h) Planning Meetings {Parent Advisory Council} weekly/monthly (as needed)
i) Parents/Partners in Education involved in SIP development
j) Student council
k) ORU Student Volunteers
I) Retired Teacher Volunteers
m) Title One= Parent-Student-Teacher Compacts on file for each student in home room classrooms
n) United Way Day of Caring TSAS student volunteers
o) Verizon

2. Materials and Training:

Tulsa Pubic Schools shall provide materials and training, such as literacy training on how to use technology, to help parents work with their children to improve achievement.

McKinley's activities include the following:

a) Scouts (boys and Girls) K-5th  grades during special
b) Crazy's 8
c) Craft Club
d) Tutoring for Kindergarten club
e) "Vision Is my Mission" Club
f) "Girls Trek" Walk for girls health Club
g) Running Club
h) Go Green Gardening Club
i) Homework Club
j) Coloring Club
k) Daisy Troop (GirlScouts)
I) Basketball Club (Girls and Boys)
m) Lego League Games Club
n) "MBC" McKinley Broadcasting Club
o) Cheer Club
p) Music Club
q) "Glitter, Sequins, Shiny, Sparkly Stuff"
r) Meet the Teacher Night
s) Literacy Family Enrichment Nights Sponsored by Librarian
t) Monthly Family Enrichment Nights
u) Parent/Teacher Conferences
On going parent communication - school wide and classroom newsletters in English and Spanish, email
v) PowerSchool (online grading system)
w) Sharp School (webpage for each class for homework, field trip, announcement correspondence with parents)
x) Home Reading Logs
y) Homework/Extension activities recommended by classroom teacher
aa.) McKinley website links to enrichment activities
bb.) Community Partners educate school community (It's All About Kids, Scouts,)
cc.) America Reads America Counts Volunteer
dd.) Junior Achievement
ee.) Explore Program 
ff.) Kids on the block

3. Educate Educators:

Tulsa Public Schools shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value andutility of Contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and the school.


District Involvement Information

Volunteers at McKinley enjoying the Girl Scout Winter Blast

would you like to volunteer?

We are looking for:

  • PTA Officers
  • Parent Volunteers
  • Testing aides
  • Teacher assistants