Jul
26

Stay Connected with McKinley School

As parents, we understand how difficult it can be to stay on top of all the school-related information that is sent out. Below are some of the ways that you can stay connected to make sure you are getting the latest information for your child(ren)! In addition to the suggestions below, you are always welcome to call the Front Office at 203-255-8318. Click here to download this flyer.

Infinite Campus
The Fairfield Public Schools use the on-line portal, Infinite Campus (IC), for all communication about your child’s academic progress, report cards, standardized test results, attendance, and more. This is also where you adjust your notification settings & contact preferences. It is extremely important that parents are familiar with and use Infinite Campus as the information is only electronic and no longer distributed by paper. Please make sure you write down log-in information in a secure place so that you can access IC when needed. https://campus.fairfieldschools.org/campus/portal/fairfield.jsp

McKinley School PTA Website
Our website, http://mckinleyschoolpta.org is the best source for all school related information! It is updated at least once a week with announcements, flyers, forms, reminders, calendars, lunch menus, and more. Information that is all-school related (vs. specific classrooms) that is sent home is also accessible on the website.

Principal E-mail Updates & Friday Folders
Principal Pearson sends weekly updates to the entire parent community. Please make sure you have a valid email registered so that you can receive these updates. Also be sure to mark e-mails from lpearson@fairfieldschools.org as ‘safe’ and check your spam folder if you are not receiving the emails. In addition, one day per week paper copies of flyers and announcements are sent home in your child’s backpack.

Facebook
If you are on Facebook, our parent page is a terrific way to get information and reminders. It is also a great way to ask questions for immediate responses! Please search for the group “McKinley Parents Community” and send a request to join. Please note that all requests are vetted to make sure they are from parents in the school. This is verified, when possible, through the front office but if the name on the Facebook account does not match with the school listing for parents/guardians, this might make the approval process difficult.

Fairfield Public Schools & Peachjar
The Fairfield Public Schools webpage http://fairfieldschools.org, has a plethora of district information. Central office also sends out community information & flyers through Peachjar. Check your emails at the start of the school year to opt-in to receive Peachjar notifications during the year or visit www.peachjar.com to sign up.

Jul
26

McKinley Playground Playdates Begin August 4!

Attention new and returning McKinley families! Please join old friends and meet new ones at the August playground playdates held at McKinley School. By request, the dates and times have been scattered to try to accommodate different schedules. We urge everyone to attend to become connected as we head into the new school year!

Playground playdates:

  • Friday, August 4, 1-2pm
  • Saturday, August 12, 2-3pm
  • Friday, August 18, 5-6pm
  • Wednesday, August 23, 5-6pm

Jul
25

Join Us Tomorrow for Book Swap Wednesday

Mrs. Pearson will be in the McKinley School Library every Wednesday through August 16 from 12pm – 2pm. Stop by and select some fun summer reads!

Jul
19

McKinley School Supply List for 2017-2018

It’s never too soon to start back to school shopping! You can find the 2017-2018 school supply list on the McKinley School website here or download the PDF version here.

 

Jul
19

Join Mrs. Pearson for Book Swap Wednesdays!

Mrs. Pearson will be in the McKinley School Library every Wednesday through August 16 from 12pm – 2pm. Stop by and select some fun summer reads!

Jul
13

TONIGHT! McKinley Summer Reading Night at Fairfield Public Library

We hope you can join us TONIGHT for the first McKinley summer reading night at the Fairfield Public Library, Main July 13th, 7-8pm. It is crucial that children read over the summer to avoid summer slide!

Jun
15

Upcoming Reminders for the Week of June 16 – June 20

eventsSchool’s (almost) out for summer! The weekly e-newsletter will take a break over the summer. When there are relevant events or activities to share, it will be published on the website and calendar here. Many thanks to all the parents who volunteered with the PTA this year and to all of McKinley’s teachers and staff. Your impact is huge on our children and we are grateful for you! Until August 31, have a wonderful, safe and fun summer (remember to do your math and reading!), and see you around town!

REMINDERS

  • Monday, June 19: Early dismissal, 1:40pm
  • Tuesday, June 20: Early dismissal, 1:40pm and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR McKINLEY SCHOOL

EVENTS

  • ONGOING ALL SUMMER: Volunteer to weed/water/mow the McKinley School Garden, sign up here
  • Thursday, July 13: McKinley Summer Reading Night at Fairfield Public Library, details here

LINKS

  • June Lunch Menu: click here
  • 2016-2017 A-E Calendar: click here
  • 2017-2018 Fairfield Public Schools Calendar: click here

Jun
15

Reminders: Return Library Books & Pay Meal Balances Before End of Year

The end of the school year is HERE! Please take a few minutes to look around your house for library books that need to be returned and please remember to check your child’s meal balance and pay any overdue bills. You can check your meal balance here (you’ll need to log in). Meal balances do carry over to the next year. Thank you!

Jun
15

Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm on June 19 & 20

A gentle reminder that McKinley School has early dismissal for the last two days of the school year! School ends at 1:40pm on June 19 and 20. Happy summer!

Jun
15

Stay Connected this Summer with your McKinley Friends!

Summer is almost here and Fairfield is a great place to be this season! McKinley families love to have fun and you can find them enjoying various activities all around town in the summer. Fairfield has so much to offer its residents, and especially children, over the summer…from great programs at the Fairfield Public Library to monthly Sand Jams & Movie Nights at Jennings Beach to Peanut Butter Jam Session picnic performances at the Sherman Green Gazebo to a summer concert series at Sherman Green Gazebo, to the beaches and lake, and more! Info about these free events and programs can be found on the Fairfield Public Library website here or the Fairfield Parks & Rec website here.

As the weekly e newsletter will be sent less frequently over the summer, the best way to stay in touch socially with your McKinley friends is by joining the McKinley Parents Community Facebook group here. The mission of the group is to provide communication, support and education to the families of McKinley School. This closed group is private and strictly for McKinley families, and is not school or PTA-sponsored. Members requesting to join must be approved by an admin. It’s a quick and effective way to stay connected with your McKinley friends, join the fun!

Jun
15

McKinley Summer Reading Night at Fairfield Public Library, July 13

Today, the Fairfield Public Library visited McKinley School to tell us about their great summer reading program called Build a Better World. Children received a bookmark with registration information. This program runs from June 21 – August 12 at the Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library. We hope you can join us for the first McKinley summer reading night at the Main Library July 13th, 7-8pm. It is crucial that children read over the summer to avoid summer slide!

Jun
15

Video Celebrates McKinley’s Multicultural Environment

Please take a minute to view a recently done video about McKinley School’s wonderful and enriching multicultural environment. It’s available here, on the McKinley School website. In how many languages can you say, “Hello?”

Jun
15

FPS Summer Math Packets Now Available

Have fun with math this summer! It’s everywhere…from cooking to navigating to playing board and card games to budgeting and more!

The Fairfield Public Schools Summer Mathematics Packet is now available at your school and on the Fairfield Public Schools website! Your child should have received a printed copy this week. Please see this letter for more information and instructions. This summer, we invite you to participate in a summer challenge. DO MATH EVERY DAY!

Maureen Bonenfant
Math/Science Teacher
McKinley Elementary School

Jun
15

Volunteer to Water/Weed/Mow the McKinley Garden this Summer!

The summer is right around the corner! Please help us keep our school garden thriving by signing up for a shift or two ( or more!). We need volunteers to help water, weed and mow over the summer.  Thank you! Sign up HERE.

Jun
14

Latest Version of 2017-2018 Fairfield Public Schools Calendar

At last night’s meeting, Fairfield Public Schools’ Board of Education voted to approve an updated school calendar. No changes to vacations and start and end dates, but a number of early dismissal days were added. These days will be used for staff professional development. Please click HERE for the calendar. School starts August 31 and is a full day. Happy summer :)

Jun
13

Wednesday, June 14 is Flag Day Assembly

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 14 is Flag Day! Our Flag Day assembly is at 9:15am. Please have your child dress in red, white and blue!

Jun
08

Upcoming Events & Deadlines for the Week of June 9 – June 20

eventsHappy June! Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the weeks of June 9 – June 20. For event details and to see the calendar, visit http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note that this list is subject to change. Be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date info, flyers and more!

EVENTS

  • Friday, June 9: Last school store, details here
  • Monday, June 12: 5th grade beach day, details here
  • Monday, June 19: Early dismissal, 1:40pm
  • Tuesday, June 20: Early dismissal, 1:40pm and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 

DEADLINES

  • Friday, June 9: Order a luminaria for Relay for Life, details here

LINKS

  • June Lunch Menu: click here
  • 2016-2017 A-E Calendar: click here

Jun
08

Reminders: Return Library Books & Pay Meal Balances Before End of Year

The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Please take a few minutes to look around your house for library books that need to be returned and please remember to check your child’s meal balance and pay any overdue bills. You can check your meal balance here (you’ll need to log in). Thank you!

Jun
08

McKinley Read to Feed in the Minuteman

Thank you to the students of McKinley School! You raised $4,000 to donate to Operation Hope’s Food Pantry by reading 1,123,164 minutes collectively as a school through a year-long McKinley PTA-driven program called “Read to Feed.” In this program, one of the important lessons the students learned was that their small actions can have a big impact. Carla Miklos, Operation Hope’s Executive Director, said “These children set such an example for their peers and the adults in this community. This will really go a long way to help our hungry neighbors.” Sponsors: Headlining Colony Grill – Fairfield, Platinum Andros Diner, Bronze Pullman & Comley, LLC, Garden Catering, Lilac House, Retirement Income Resources and GP Dentistry Fairfield. In kind sponsors: Trader Joe’s-Fairfield,CT and Fairfield Public Library – Connecticut. Photo credit: Kendra Wingate, Fairfield Minuteman

Jun
08

5th Grade Beach Day is Monday, June 12

The weather looks good for the beach! 5th grade beach day is Monday, June 12, so slather on your sunscreen before heading to school and be prepared for a fun day!

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