Apr
19

Upcoming Info for the Week of April 20 – April 27 (and the weekend!)

Here’s what’s happening the week of April 20-27 (and Carnival weekend)! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date school and PTA info, flyers and more.

EVENTS

  • Friday, April 20: Zumba Relay for Life fundraiser, info here
  • Friday, April 20: Mix-Match Day, info here
  • Sunday, April 22: McKinley School Garden Clean Up, info here
  • Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29: MCKINLEY CARNIVAL! Info here

DEADLINES

  • Friday, April 20: Payment due for Mix-Match Day, info here
  • SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT THE MCKINLEY CARNIVAL, APRIL 27, 28 & 29: click here

LINKS

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

Apr
19

McKinley Carnival Volunteers Needed!

The McKinley Carnival is coming up – APRIL 27, 28 & 29 – and we need lots of helping hands to help it run smoothly! This is always a fun event for parents and kids to volunteer and enjoy the McKinley Carnival weekend. SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

Help needed:

  • Anyone with comfort around money is needed in the ticket booth.
  • Not comfortable around money? We need helpers to put on wristbands.
  • We have a few spots for litter engineers as well (you’ll even get a handy robotic arm to pick up litter so that you don’t have to touch it.

Anyone that signs up for a 4 hour shift will receive a free wristband for unlimited rides. Does not have to be used on the day you volunteer! SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

Any questions, please reach out to mindygmorgan(at)gmail(dot)com or janinejaeger(at)hotmail(dot)com. We can’t wait to see you!

Apr
19

“How to Raise an Adult,” Featuring Dr. Susan Bauerfeld

Do you want a child who is independent, resilient and able to face life’s daily challenges with a positive attitude? Please join guest speaker Dr. Susan Bauerfeld for a presentation about the best selling book “How to Raise an Adult” on Thursday, April 26, 7pm in Burr Elementary School’s Library (1960 Burr Street, Fairfield). Learn practical, everyday strategies that you can implement today with children of all ages.

Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Speaker, Parenting Con- sultant/Coach and ADHD coach. Her passion is promoting understanding and teaching skills for success -especially self-regulation, anxiety management and effective communication – to parents, teachers and their kids. Learn more about Dr. Bauerfeld here.

 

Apr
17

McKinley Carnival is April 27-29!

One of the area’s best carnivals, the McKinley Carnival, is coming up soon at Jennings Beach on April 27, 28 and 29. Entertaining games and rides, lots of tasty treats, volunteer opportunities and tons of fun, $25 unlimited ride wristbands…what could be a better way to spend the weekend? The Carnival is McKinley PTA’s largest annual fundraiser, so please do all you can to support and enjoy this beloved event!

Apr
17

Get Moving: Zumba Relay for Life Fundraiser Is April 20

relay-for-life-zumbaSupport the McKinley Dolphin team and the American Cancer Society in this Relay for Life fundraiser! Zumba instructor Lindsay Morrell will lead Zumba from 7:00-8:00pm on FRIDAY, April 20 in the gym. $5/person, cash or check (made out to American Cancer Society), due by April 19 to Mrs. Bonenfant. Click HERE for the form to pay in advance (disregard the date on the form). Drop ins welcome!

 

Apr
17

Mix-Match Day is Friday, April 20!

Join us for Mix-Match Day on Friday, April 20! $2 donations accepted to support McKinley’s Dolphin Relay Team to raise money for cancer research. Download the form HERE and submit with $2 to Mrs. Bonenfant by April 20. We can’t wait to see how well you mix and match!

Apr
17

PTA Meeting is April 19, 7:30pm

Please join us for the April McKinley PTA meeting on Thursday, April 19! Executive Board meets at 8:00pm, general meeting is at 7:30pm. A volunteer recruitment fair will take place from 7-7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Apr
17

Get Involved! Attend the McKinley PTA Volunteer Recruitment Fair on April 19

Interested in getting more involved at school? Please join us for a special McKinley PTA-sponsored Volunteer Recruitment Fair in the cafeteria on Thursday, April 19, 7-7:30pm. (This will be the first half of the regular scheduled April PTA meeting.) Learn about:

  • PTA Board positions
  • PTA sponsored events/committees/programs

We are seeking parents and caregivers to serve as PTA Board members, event and program chairs and volunteers. Light refreshments will be served, children welcome. If you have questions, please contact Anna Wood at annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com.

Open chair positions in need of a helpful parent:
1 Day commitment –
Color Run
Election Day Bake Sale
Family Game Night
Holiday Show Reception
Valentine’s Day dance

Ongoing Commitment –
C.A.N.E. (Grades K – 2)
Monday Messages/Friday Folders
Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator
Weekend Packs
Yearbook Photographer

Please come and learn about these volunteer opportunities. Outgoing chairpeople will be there to answer questions and give encouragement.

Apr
12

Upcoming Info for the Week of April 13 – April 20

Here’s what’s happening the week of April 13-20 (and a bit beyond)! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date school and PTA info, flyers and more.

EVENTS

  • Thursday, April 19: PTA Volunteer Recruitment Fair, 7pm, info here
  • Thursday, April 19: PTA General Membership Meeting, 7:30pm, info here
  • Friday, April 20: Zumba Relay for Life fundraiser, info here
  • Friday, April 20: Mix-Match Day, info here
  • Sunday, April 22: McKinley School Garden Clean Up, info here

DEADLINES

  • Friday, April 20: Payment due for Mix-Match Day, info here

LINKS

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

Apr
12

Informational Talk on April 26: “How to Raise an Adult”

Do you want a child who is independent, resilient and  able to face life’s daily challenges with a positive attitude? Please join guest speaker Dr. Susan Bauerfeld for a presentation about the best selling book “How to Raise an Adult” on Thursday, April 26, 7pm in Burr Elementary School’s Library (1960 Burr Street, Fairfield). Learn practical, everyday strategies that you can implement today with children of all ages.

Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Speaker, Parenting Con- sultant/Coach and ADHD coach. Her passion is promoting understanding and teaching skills for success -especially self-regulation, anxiety management and effective communication – to parents, teachers and their kids. Learn more about Dr. Bauerfeld here.

 

Apr
12

Check Out the McKinley PTA Volunteer Recruitment Fair on April 19

Interested in getting more involved at school? Please join us for a special McKinley PTA-sponsored Volunteer Recruitment Fair in the cafeteria on Thursday, April 19, 7-7:30pm. (This will be the first half of the regular scheduled April PTA meeting.) Learn about:

  • PTA Board positions
  • PTA sponsored events/committees/programs

We are seeking parents and caregivers to serve as PTA Board members, event and program chairs and volunteers. Light refreshments will be served, children welcome. If you have questions, please contact Anna Wood at annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com.

Apr
12

Next PTA Meeting is April 19

Save the date! Please join us for the April McKinley PTA meeting on Thursday, April 19! Executive Board meets at 8:00pm, general meeting is at 7:30pm. A volunteer recruitment fair will take place from 7-7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Apr
11

Mix-Match Day is April 20!

Join us for Mix-Match Day on Friday, April 20! $2 donations accepted to support McKinley’s Dolphin Relay Team to raise money for cancer research. Download the form HERE and submit with $2 to Mrs. Bonenfant by April 20. We can’t wait to see how well you mix and match!

Apr
11

Zumba Relay for Life Fundraiser Is April 20

relay-for-life-zumbaSupport the McKinley Dolphin team and the American Cancer Society in this Relay for Life fundraiser! Zumba instructor Lindsay Morrell will lead Zumba from 7:00-8:00pm on FRIDAY, April 20 in the gym. $5/person, cash or check (made out to American Cancer Society), due by April 19 to Mrs. Bonenfant. Click HERE for the form to pay in advance (disregard the date on the form). Drop ins welcome!

 

Apr
10

Get Digging in the McKinley Garden on April 22

Save the date! Come get your hands dirty with us on April 22. It’s Earth Day and we will be cleaning up the school garden getting it ready for spring planting. We will also have crews cleaning up all of the garbage around the school. Time still TBD.

Apr
05

Upcoming Info for the Week of April 6 – April 13

Here’s what’s happening BEYOND the week of April 6-13! HAPPY SPRING BREAK! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date school and PTA info, flyers and more.

EVENTS

  • Thursday, April 19: PTA Volunteer Recruitment Fair, 7pm, info here
  • Thursday, April 19: PTA General Membership Meeting, 7:30pm, info here
  • Friday, April 20: Zumba Relay for Life fundraiser, info here
  • Friday, April 20: Mix-Match Day, info here

DEADLINES

  • TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 6: Payment for 2017-18 yearbooks due, info here (you can order online and it’s easy!)

SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED

  • Monday, April 9 – Friday, April 13: Spring Break

LINKS

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

Apr
05

Dress Your Best for Mix-Match Day on April 20

Join us for Mix-Match Day on Friday, April 20! $2 donations accepted to support McKinley’s Dolphin Relay Team to raise money for cancer research. Download the form HERE and submit with $2 to Mrs. Bonenfant by April 20. We can’t wait to see how well you mix and match!

Apr
05

“How to Raise an Adult,” Featuring Dr. Susan Bauerfeld

Do you want a child who is independent, resilient and  able to face life’s daily challenges with a positive attitude? Please join guest speaker Dr. Susan Bauerfeld for a presentation about the best selling book “How to Raise an Adult” on Thursday, April 26, 7pm in Burr Elementary School’s Library (1960 Burr Street, Fairfield). Learn practical, everyday strategies that you can implement today with children of all ages.

Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Speaker, Parenting Con- sultant/Coach and ADHD coach. Her passion is promoting understanding and teaching skills for success -especially self-regulation, anxiety management and effective communication – to parents, teachers and their kids. Learn more about Dr. Bauerfeld here.

 

Apr
02

McKinley Garden Clean Up on Earth Day, April 22

Save the date! Come get your hands dirty with us on April 22. It’s Earth Day and we will be cleaning up the school garden getting it ready for spring planting. We will also have crews cleaning up all of the garbage around the school. Time still TBD.

Apr
02

Help Raise Money for “Jump Rope for Heart” This Week During Lunch

This week, during Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunch shifts, Student Council will be selling items to raise money for the American Heart Association. They will be selling Scare Monsters, Heart Hero pins, bracelets, pencils and more. DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE to see the full assortment of items available for sale.

 

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