Nov
09

Upcoming PTA Info for the Week of November 10-17

Here’s what’s happening during the week of November 10-17! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change and only PTA-related items (other than school closures and some BoE info) are listed here and on the website. Check the website for the most up-to-date PTA info, flyers and more.

EVENTS

  • Monday, November 13: Holiday Show rehearsal, K-2 from 6:30-7:30pm and 3-5 from 7:00-8:00pm, info here
  • Wednesday, November 15: Kindness Committee Meeting, 7-8pm, info here
  • Thursday, November 16: Genevieve’s orders available for pick up, 3-6pm, info here
  • Friday, November 17: School Picture Retake Day, info here

SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED

  • Friday, November 10: VETERANS DAY
  • Wednesday, November 22: Early Dismissal, 1:40pm
  • Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break

LINKS

  • November Lunch Menu: click here
  • 2017-18 Fairfield Public Schools Calendar: click here
  • 2017-18 A-F Calendar: click here

Nov
09

School Picture Retake/Absentee Day is November 17

School picture retake day is Friday, November 17! Here are the criteria for those wanting retakes:

  • Any student not satisfied with original portrait – return your complete package minus the class picture to the photographer on retake day.

  • Any student who was absent on the original day whether you are purchasing a package or not.

  • Any student who did not purchase on the original day and would like to purchase a package. Order forms are available in the school office approximately one week prior to retake day. Or order online at mylifetouch.com. The picture day ID is EJ217120Q1  (site is available for ordering approximately 2 weeks prior to retake day).

Questions? Please call Lifetouch at 203-735-5933.

Nov
09

PTA Meeting Moved to November 30

November’s PTA General Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, November 30, from 7-8 pm, features guest speaker, Adria Doubleday-Stern, PsyD. She will speak about ways to help children cope with stress. Parents will have the chance to ask questions. The talk will be held in the Library. We hope you can attend!

Nov
09

McKinley Family Fun Night at Disney On Ice, January 5 – Payment Due November 22

Disney on Ice “FROZEN” is coming to Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport in January! McKinley Family Fun Night is Friday, January 5, 2017 at 7pm. Family and friends are welcome to attend! Ticket payment and order forms are due Wednesday, November 22. Flyers will go home next week OR download the form HERE and submit payment and form in your child’s folder in an envelope marked “Attn: PTA/Disney.”

Nov
09

Genevieve’s Orders Available for Pick Up November 16

Thank you to all who supported the Genevieve’s Fundraiser for McKinley School! Orders will be available for pick up on NOVEMBER 16, 3-6pm, on stage in the gym. Packages will be on stage and parents should pick up during these hours only. If you cannot pick up then, please contact Janet Valiante at jvaliante3(at)aol(dot)com or 203-400-0448. Thank you!

Nov
09

Kindness Matters Meeting, Wednesday, November 15

The McKinley Kindness Matters Committee is Wednesday, November 15 from 7pm to 8pm in the McKinley School Library. Children welcome! We would love to hear their thoughts, too! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Barahona at jennifer(dot)d(dot)barahona(at)gmail(dot)com or Anna Wood at annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com. We hope you can join us!

Nov
02

Upcoming PTA Info for the Week of November 3-10

Here’s what’s happening during the week of November 3-10 (and a bit beyond)! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change and only PTA-related items (other than school closures and some BoE info) are listed here and on the website. Check the website for the most up-to-date PTA info, flyers and more.

EVENTS

  • Saturday, November 4: WORLD’S FAIR, 10:30am-2:30pm, info here
  • Monday, November 6: Holiday Show rehearsal, K-2 from 6:30-7:30pm and 3-5 from 7:00-8:00pm, info here
  • Tuesday, November 7: McKinley Panera Fundraiser, 6am-9pm,info here
  • Thursday, November 9: PTA General Membership Meeting, 7-8pm, info here
  • Friday, November 17: School Picture Retake Day, info here

SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED

  • Tuesday, November 7: ELECTION DAY
  • Friday, November 10: VETERANS DAY
  • Wednesday, November 22: Early Dismissal, 1:40pm
  • Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24: Thanksgiving Break

LINKS

  • November Lunch Menu: click here
  • 2017-18 Fairfield Public Schools Calendar: click here
  • 2017-18 A-F Calendar: click here

Nov
02

PTA Holiday Show Rehearsals & Reminders

The PTA Holiday Show rehearsals run every Monday through the show on Monday, December 11. K-2 is 6:30 – 7:30pm 7 – 8pm for 3-5. Dance rehearsal starts NEXT Monday, at 6pm.

Please make sure to check in and sign out every week, as the list is used for attendance as well as for safety purposes of knowing who was here and making sure everyone gets home safely. For K-2, please come into the gym by 7:30pm to pick up your child. We tell them not to leave until they see their grown up. And if you can quickly move to the hallway to finish any conversations it would be greatly appreciated as we start up the older kids’ rehearsal right away. Thank you!

Nov
02

Hope to See You at the November 9 PTA Meeting

For the next McKinley School general membership PTA meeting on Thursday, November 9, from 7-8 pm, we are excited to have guest speaker, Adria Doubleday-Stern, PsyD, speak about ways to help children cope with stress. Parents will have the chance to ask questions. All are welcome to attend. If you are not yet a member of the PTA, it’s not to late to join! Click here for the form and info. We hope to see you!

Nov
02

Don’t Miss the McKinley World’s Fair on November 4

Looking to travel abroad but forgot to renew your passport? Simply come by McKinley School THIS SATURDAY for the World’s Fair, 10:30am-2:30pm! Take a trip around the world and visit countries near and far in under 4 hours! Grab lunch and tasty treats from all over. Enjoy entertainment and fun from around the world! There’s no TSA, you can bring in a water bottle and no delays are guaranteed! Music, entertainment, international foods, raffles, crafts, games and fun from all over the world! Admission is $5 per child (ages 4-12) and $3 per person 13+.

 

Nov
02

Panera Fundraiser on November 7

Grab some breakfast, meet friends for coffee or lunch or grab snacks or dinner at Panera Bread on Black Rock Turnpike on Tuesday, November 7, ELECTION DAY, 6:00am-9:00pm, to support the McKinley School Panera Fundraiser! Simply say you’re with McKinley when paying your bill and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to McKinley School. We’re fortunate to get the ENTIRE DAY to fundraise, so go once, twice or even three times! November 7 a school holiday due to Election Day so head over to Panera early and often! Share with friends and family!

Nov
02

Looking for Treats for the World’s Fair Bake Sale

Love baking? Well, there’s still time to offer homemade or store bought goods for our World’s Fair on Saturday, November 4, 10:30am – 2:30pm. Treats representing your country would be great. Please provide individually-wrapped goods and let us know the ingredients e.g. if there are nuts. Delivery can be made on Friday, November 3, after morning drop off to the office; that evening from 5-9 pm or Saturday morning by 10:00am. If you have questions, please contact Kelly Socol at kacampion(at)yahoo)dot)com.

Nov
02

Looking for Local Veterans and Refreshments for Veterans Day Assembly

Veterans Day is our chance to thank our local Veterans and active service men and women for their service to our country. The Veterans Day Assembly will be held Monday, November 13, 9:15am. The PTA is looking for volunteers to provide refreshments for our visiting Veterans and guests that day. Baked goods and breakfast items are appreciated. Please contact Mindy Morgan at mindygmorgan(at)gmail(dot)com if you’d like to help.

To all McKinley family members! Are you a Veteran or current member of the Armed Forces? Do you have a family member that has served? We invite you to join us for our Veterans Day Assembly on Monday, November 13 at 9:15am. You are also invited to participate in discussion in the classrooms if you chose. If you are interested contact Becky Miller at rmiller(at)fairfieldschools(dot)org, or at (203) 255-8318.  Indicate if you would also like to do class visits.

Oct
26

Upcoming PTA Info for the Week of October 27 – November 4

Here’s what’s happening during the week of October 27 – November 4! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change and only PTA-related items (other than school closures and some BoE info) are listed here and on the website. Check the website for the most up-to-date PTA info, flyers and more.

EVENTS

  • Monday, October 30: Holiday Show rehearsal, K-2 from 6:30-7:30pm and 3-5 from 7:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 31: School-wide Halloween Parade in front of the school, 2:30pm (all parents and caregivers welcome to attend!)
  • Saturday, November 4: World’s Fair, info here

DEADLINES

  • Monday, October 30: Deadline to sign up to host a World’s Fair country table, info here
  • Wednesday, November 1: Deadline to pre-order World’s Fair tickets, info here
  • Friday, November 3: Deadline to volunteer for the World’s Fair (WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS!), info here

LINKS

  • October Lunch Menu: click here
  • November Lunch Menu: click here
  • 2017-18 Fairfield Public Schools Calendar: click here
  • 2017-18 A-F Calendar: click here

Oct
26

Guest Speaker Presents Children Coping with Stress at November 9 PTA Meeting

For the next McKinley School general membership PTA meeting on Thursday, November 9, from 7-8 pm, we are excited to have guest speaker, Adria Doubleday-Stern, PsyD, speak about ways to help children cope with stress. Parents will have the chance to ask questions. All are welcome to attend. If you are not yet a member of the PTA, it’s not to late to join! Click here for the form and info. We hope to see you!

Oct
26

Join Us for the Panera Fundraiser on November 7

Grab some breakfast, meet friends for coffee or lunch or grab snacks or dinner at Panera Bread on Black Rock Turnpike on Tuesday, November 7, ELECTION DAY, 6:00am-9:00pm, to support the McKinley School Panera Fundraiser! Simply say you’re with McKinley when paying your bill and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to McKinley School. We’re fortunate to get the ENTIRE DAY to fundraise, so go once, twice or even three times! November 7 a school holiday due to Election Day so head over to Panera early and often! Share with friends and family!

Oct
26

Pre-order Your World’s Fair Tickets!

McKinley’s World’s Fair is Saturday, November 4, 10am-2pm. All are welcome to this Town-wide event celebrating our wonderful world together with McKinley families’ culture and heritage. Pre-order your tickets today and save $1 off each admission! Admission at the door is $5/child ages 4-12 (includes cost of crafts) and $3/adult and children 13+. PRINT and DOWNLOAD the order form HEREPlease submit pre-orders by NOVEMBER 1, to the attention of MICHELLE GURNER, WORLD’s FAIR.

Oct
26

You’re Invited: McKinley World’s Fair on November 4

McKinley World’s Fair returns this year on Saturday, November 4! Join us for a tour around the world from 10:30am-2:30pm, and visit famous landmarks from all over. This year’s theme is Famous Landmarks. Music, entertainment, international foods, raffles, crafts, games and fun from all over the world! Admission is $5 per child (ages 4-12) and $3 per person 13+.

 

Oct
26

Deadline Extended to Host a Country Table at McKinley World’s Fair

Come show your pride for your country! Deadline to host a table has been extended to MONDAY, OCTOBER 30. We are looking for people to represent their countries at the 2017 McKinley World’s Fair on Saturday, November 4, 10:30am-2:30pm!! Multiple families can share a table from the same country. This year’s theme is Famous Landmarks. Table set up is Friday night, November 3.

Sign up online HERE or download the form HERE and send in with your child. Please let us know by Monday, October 30! Questions? Contact Sharon Hunyh at ssharbear(at)sbcglobal(dot)net.

Oct
26

We Need More Volunteers for the World’s Fair on November 4!

McKinley’s World’s Fair is Saturday, November 4, 10am-2pm, and it is an all hands on deck event! We’d love to have your help. Sign up for a shift, many opportunities available, including decorating, bake sale, raffles, admissions, crafts, food, set up/clean up, entertainment and more! Sign up ONLINE HERE or click HERE to download and submit the form. Send in your child’s folder by NOVEMBER 3 to the attention of ALISON FOITO, WORLD’S FAIR. Thank you for helping us celebrate the multicultural diversity that makes McKinley School so special!

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