Dec
13

Mixed Bag Fundraiser Orders are In!

Mixed Bag fundraiser orders are in! Pick up is at Jenn Chrysadakis’s home. Pick up times:

  • Tonight (Thursday): 4-6pm
  • Friday: 1-5pm
  • Saturday: 1:30-3pm

For Jenn’s address and if these times don’t work, please contact Jenn directly at chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

Dec
04

McKinley Holiday Festivities Schedule

Celebrate the season by attending McKinley School’s holiday shows and concerts this December! Here’s your handy guide to this December’s festivities:

  • Monday, December 10, 7:00pm – McKinley School PTA Holiday Show (Inclement weather date: December 17, 7:00pm), reception to follow (in cafeteria)
  • Wednesday, December 12, 10:00am and 7:00pm – McKinley School Winter Concert
  • Friday, December 21, 9:30am – School-wide Holiday Sing A Long (gym). Parents and guardians invited! (Early dismissal at 1:40pm)

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Dec
04

Take a Tag from the “Giving Tree” and Help Make the Holidays a Little Brighter for Friends in Need

It’s time for McKinley School’s annual “Giving Tree!” Every year, McKinley School Social Worker Ms. Miller puts gift tags on the main office window. Each tag represents a gift for children in need. Many of the items on the children’s wish lists are very humble gifts that are necessities like shoes, coats, etc. Some are toys. The gift should be wrapped and the original tag you took off the “Giving Tree” should be attached to the gift so Ms. Miller knows to whom to give the gift. Please stop by to take a tag! All gifts are to be wrapped, tagged with the original tag and returned to McKinley School by December 12. Thank you for opening your heart to our friends in need this holiday season!

 

Dec
04

American Legion Troop #143 Toy Drive Runs Until December 11

Give a child a reason to smile this holiday season! Tuesday, December 11 is the deadline to donate new, unwrapped toys for the American Legion Troop #143 Annual Toy Drive. Toys are presented by the Student Council to the Veterans who then donate to local hospitals and children in need through the Fairfield Police Department. Please consider donating. The donation box is in the hallway outside the library. Thank you!

Dec
03

School Store “Holiday Edition” Runs December 13 & 14

The School Store “Holiday Edition” will run Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14. Students in 1st through 5th grades can buy for themselves or for their friends and family, including teachers and siblings. Items range in price from 25 cents to $5. There will be our regular school store items available for purchase, also. We will provide free gift tags and bags to wrap and label items after purchase.

Two classes will be assigned to each recess period to shop. The store will run for 2 days only. Children who already have accounts can shop from their account and are welcome to bring in a few dollars extra. Students who don’t have accounts should bring in cash on their assigned day to shop:

Thursday, December 13: 1A, 1C, 2G, 2J, 3C, 3K, 4F, 4H, 5D, 5G

Friday, December 14: 1G, 1T, 2M, 2R, 3R, 3S, 4O, 4P, 5L, 5S

Thank you for helping fund 5th grade field trips and graduation! Questions? Contact Suzanne Graceffa at suzanne(dot)graceffa(at)gmail(dot)com or Michelle Gurner at mdgurner(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Dec
03

December Lunch Menu Available

Click here for the December lunch menu, menus subject to change. Menu links can always be found on the homepage of the McKinley PTA website, right hand side, under “Useful School Links.”

Dec
03

Looking for Volunteers to Bring Sweets & Treats for Holiday Show Reception

The McKinley School PTA’s Holiday Show is December 10, 7pm, and following right after is a lovely reception to celebrate the performers. We are looking for volunteers to help set up, clean up and provide sweets, treats and healthy snacks (all nut free, please!). Please download the flyer here and submit it by December 6 to the “attention of Mindy Morgan.” Thank you!

 

Nov
29

Register Your Stop & Shop Card to Earn $$ for McKinley School

stop-shop-rewwards-logoThe holidays are just around the corner, which means everyone will be doing a bit more grocery shopping! Take a few minutes to register your Stop & Shop card to help earn money for McKinley School. And grandparents and others can also sign up to support McKinley! It’s easy and free! Here’s how to sign up:

Our school McKinley School, ID#: 05833 has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Stop & Shop!

PLEASE NOTE: You DO NOT need to re-register your card if your school selection(s) remains the same as last year.

New Supporters or Existing Supporters Wishing to Make Changes:

  • Beginning August 3, 2018, visit stopandshop.com  and select SIGN IN at the top right to log into your online accountOnce logged in, select MY ACCOUNT, MANAGE MY ACCOUNT, then REWARDS & SAVINGS to select your school.
  • If you do not have an online account, visit stopandshop.com and click REGISTER.  Follow the prompts to create your online account.  Once logged in, follow the instructions listed above.
  • You’ll need your 13-digit Stop & Shop Card number and the School ID # OR, if you need assistance call 1-877-366-2668 OPTION #1

To Earn Points:

  • Use your registered Stop & Shop Card each time you shop at any Stop & Shop, and you will earn CASH for our school. You can confirm your school selection by logging into your account.
  • At the end of each month, your points are calculated and converted to CASH rewards. These CASH rewards for our school are updated monthly. You can track our progress when you sign in to your online account.
  • Our school will receive one CASH rewards check at the end of the program and can use this cash for any of our educational needs.

Also, please encourage your family members and friends to support our school.  This could result in more CASH REWARDS! Thank you for supporting our school.

Sincerely,
Nikole St. Peter
Lori Sierra

Nov
29

Kindness Matters Meeting is Thursday, November 29

The world needs a little more kindness, and you can make it happen here at McKinley School! Join the Kindness Matters Committee Thursday, 9/27, in the McKinley Library from 7-8 pm. *  Children and their ideas are welcome! * There’s no commitment or pressure! Come to meetings when you can!

For more information, please contact Anna Wood (annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com) or Jennifer Barahona (jennifer.d.barahona(at)gmail(dot)com).

Kindness Matters at McKinley
Dedicated to promoting a culture of kindness and connections among the students, staff, and parents in the McKinley School community

Nov
27

November 30 Is Twin Day!

Grab a buddy and dress alike on Friday, November 30! It’s Twin Day at McKinley!

 

Nov
27

CT Food Bank Food Drive Ends November 30!

Did you know that 1 in 6 children in Connecticut struggles with hunger? Please consider having your child bring at least 1 non-perishable food item to school NOVEMBER 1-30 to support the Student Council’s November food drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. Items can be placed in marked boxes by each classroom. Together, we can strive towards ending hunger here at home. Thank you for your generosity! Here are the food assignments by grade:

  • KINDERGARTEN: Beverages (ground coffee, tea, juice, water, seltzer – NO GLASS BOTTLES)
  • FIRST: Dairy (evaporated milk, shelf-stable milk)
  • SECOND: Proteins (peanut butter, canned meats, canned tuna, canned beans)
  • THIRD: Fruit (100% fruit juice, dried fruit, raisins, canned fruit, applesauce – NO GLASS JARS or BABY FOOD)
  • FOURTH: Vegetables (canned vegetables, canned tomato sauce, salsa – NO GLASS JARS)
  • FIFTH: Whole grains (oatmeal, rice, cereal, crackers)

Nov
27

Shop Sunday, Dec 2 at HobbyTown & 10% of Sales Donated to McKinley PTA

For anyone who missed the November 27 shopping event at HobbyTown, they have generously added another date to shop & support! 10% of eligible pre-tax sales on SUNDAY, DEC 2, 10am-5pm will be donated to McKinley. Please mention you’re with McKinley when shopping. Buy local and support the PTA!! And grab a gift for American Legion Troop #143’s toy drive, which runs through Dec 11! Box in front of the library. Thank you and happy shopping!

Nov
26

Join us for McKinley’s Private Shopping Event at HobbyTown on Nov 27

Just in time for the holidays! Swing by HobbyTown in the Bob’s Plaza on Tuesday, November 27, 7-9pm for a private shopping event for McKinley School. 10% of pre-tax sales will be donated to the McKinley School PTA. Cross some gifts off your list and support McKinley!

Nov
17

Support McKinley School through Amazon Smile

Just in time for holiday shopping, McKinley School PTA has registered with Amazon Smile! McKinley PTA receives 0.5% of most purchases you make through Amazon Smile. It takes just three easy steps!

  1. Go to ​smile.amazon.com​. Just sign into your Amazon account and you will be prompted to select a charity.
  2. Search for “Ptsa Connecticut Inc McKinley School​.”
  3. Confirm your selection and you’re done! Simply make your purchases through s​mile.amazon.com​ and McKinley School PTA will benefit every time you shop.

OR, you can use this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0994085. You will be asked to sign into your Amazon account and McKinley School will already be selected as your charity.

Amazon will donate a portion of sales to the McKinley School PTA. The money raised will be used for class field trips, cultural arts programs like author visits for your children and teacher grants for the McKinley staff. We really appreciate your support! Please be sure to share with family and friends!

If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Dougherty at amdougherty(at)optonline(dot)net​ or Lauren Carbino at ​lauren(dot)carbino(at)gmail(dot)com.​

Nov
17

Donate Non-Perishables to the CT Food Bank Food Drive

Did you know that 1 in 6 children in Connecticut struggles with hunger? Please consider having your child bring at least 1 non-perishable food item to school NOVEMBER 1-30 to support the Student Council’s November food drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. Items can be placed in marked boxes by each classroom. Together, we can strive towards ending hunger here at home. Thank you for your generosity! Here are the food assignments by grade:

  • KINDERGARTEN: Beverages (ground coffee, tea, juice, water, seltzer – NO GLASS BOTTLES)
  • FIRST: Dairy (evaporated milk, shelf-stable milk)
  • SECOND: Proteins (peanut butter, canned meats, canned tuna, canned beans)
  • THIRD: Fruit (100% fruit juice, dried fruit, raisins, canned fruit, applesauce – NO GLASS JARS or BABY FOOD)
  • FOURTH: Vegetables (canned vegetables, canned tomato sauce, salsa – NO GLASS JARS)
  • FIFTH: Whole grains (oatmeal, rice, cereal, crackers)

Nov
17

Donate to the American Legion Troop #143 Toy Drive by December 11

Give a child a reason to smile this holiday season! Tuesday, December 11 is the deadline to donate new, unwrapped toys for the American Legion Troop #143 Annual Toy Drive. Toys are presented by the Student Council to the Veterans who then donate to local hospitals and children in need through the Fairfield Police Department. Please consider donating. The donation box is in the hallway outside the library. Thank you!

Nov
17

Join Us for McKinley’s Private Shopping Event at HobbyTown on Nov 27

Just in time for the holidays! Swing by HobbyTown in the Bob’s Plaza on Tuesday, November 27, 7-9pm for a private shopping event for McKinley School. 10% of pre-tax sales will be donated to the McKinley School PTA. Cross some gifts off your list and support McKinley!

Nov
12

Attend the Math Workshop for 2nd & 3rd Graders on Nov 13

Looking to get a better understanding of the math your child is doing in school? Join Mrs. Bonenfant and Mr. Harvey for a math parent workshop for 2nd & 3rd grades on Tuesday, November 13, 6:30-7:30pm in the library.

Nov
12

Submit Box Tops for the Chance for Your Favorite Teacher to Run the Turkey Trot

For every Box Top your child submits, McKinley School earns $.10! That can add up to a lot of money for programming for our students and teachers. This month, art teacher Mrs. Gorruso is offering the chance for you to vote for your favorite teacher to run in the annual Turkey Trot in exchange for 10 Box Tops. Place ballots in the box near the elevator on Broadway. Your child(ren) can enter multiple times, here is the form for you to print, just cut it in half for each submission!

Nov
12

Wear Blue on November 13 for World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is November 13! The McKinley Kindness Committee kindly asks you to wear any BLUE shirt on that day. By doing so, you will be using your voice to stand in solidarity and say “Kindness Matters” in Fairfield. Students, schools, families, retailers, businesses and local government throughout Fairfield will come together to send the message that uplifting and encouraging others is a win-win for the giver and receiver of kindness.

When we each choose love, acceptance, & non-judgement toward ourselves and others, we experience true connection and bring our entire community closer together. THANK YOU for turning Fairfield BLUE on November 13! Kindness Matters!

 

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