May
22

T-shirt Orders for McKinley Dolphins Relay for Life Team Due Wednesday, May 24 – NO EXCEPTIONS

ATTN: RELAY FOR LIFE PARTICIPANTS

FROM MINDY MORGAN: I have not received tee shirt orders from all of the participants of this year’s McKinley Dolphins Relay for Life team. If you have not sent in your order, please send me an email at mindygmorgan(at)gmail(dot)com with your child’s name, class and shirt size. You will need to send in $7 for each t-shirt you order. I will be placing this order Wednesday. No late orders accepted. Thank you!

May
22

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!

May
18

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 19 – May 26

eventsHere’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of May 19 – May 26 (and a little beyond!). 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, May 19: Ballet for Breakfast Recital, 4:15pm, details here
  • Saturday, May 20: Student Council Car Wash & Bake Sale for Relay for Life, 9:00am-2:00pm, details here
  • Sunday, May 21: McKinley Day at Harbor Yard, details here
  • Monday, May 29: Schools closed for Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 30: Spring Concert, 2:00pm & 7:00pm, details here

LINKS

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

May
18

Meet the 2017-2018 McKinley School PTA Executive Board

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Executive Board! Looks like it’s going to be a wonderful year! Thank you to all Officers for volunteering to serve and for making McKinley School the best it can be! Note: Some Board members are missing in this photo.

 

May
18

Student Council Car Wash & Bake Sale, May 20

The McKinley School Student Counci  is having a Car Wash and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life, which helps with cancer research. You can pre-register your car by sending in your money with THIS FLYER. Thank you!

Where: In the bus loop in front of McKinley School
Cost: $7.00 per car. Large cars or trucks: $10.00

May
18

Join Us for the Ballet for Breakfast Performance, May 19, 4:15pm

Parents, relatives, teachers and friends of dancers from Ballet for Breakfast are invited to attend an End of the Year Demonstration Class. See what our young ballerinas have been working on this spring and join us to recognize their wonderful talents!

DANCERS!
Dancers should come to school with black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and hair in a bun. We will have Ballet for Breakfast, as usual, that day, at 8am. Dancers will stay after school on May 19 to prepare for the performance. Thank you!

May
18

Thank You for a Wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you to Michelle Gurner, Jennifer Chrysadakis and Suzanne Graceffa for spearheading an exciting and spirited Teacher Appreciation Week. We also appreciate Michelle and Jennifer’s organization of a successful Mother’s Day Flower Sale! And we wish to thank all the parent volunteers who dedicated their time and assistance towards these events. Thank you to all!

May
18

Details for Spring Concert for Musicians and Singers Involved

Our Spring Concert, presented by the 5th grade Band and Chorus, the McKinley Singers and the 4th and 5th grade Orchestra, will take place on Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Details for all performers re: evening reporting times, concert dress, etc. are HERE. We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

 

 

May
18

Calling All 5th Grade Boys! Boy Scout Troop 88 Hosts Open House on May 31

Calling all 5th grade boys! Troop 88 is hosting an Open House on May 31, 7:00-9:00pm, Grace United Methodist Church, for those who may be interested in joining Boy Scouts. No need to have been a Cub Scout. At the Open House, see a camping setup, taste a camp meal cooked by the Scouts and ask them about their adventures with the Troop! Contact Sue Ransden (sransden@optonline.net) with any questions.

May
18

Get Ready for McKinley School’s End of Year Party on June 2!

Sponsored by the McKinley School PTA, the End of Year Party is a much anticipated annual event! Bring a picnic dinner and join your McKinley friends on the lawn at the school for some fun and a performance from the Double Up Dancers. Ice cream will be available for purchase. Rain or shine! Held indoors if inclement weather. We hope to see you there!

May
17

Reminder: School Store Open May 18!

The School Store will be on Thursday, May 18 in the main hallway during lunch. The School Store is a fundraiser for the 5th Grade class and helps fund graduation and the field trips they will take this school year. 1st – 5th graders can shop once they have finished their meal. Please have your child bring cash the day of the School Store if you did not submit a pre-payment! 75% of the items are $1 or less. There are no items over $3. Thank you for your support of our 5th graders, and a BIG THANK YOU to Suzanne Graceffa for coordinating and managing this program!

May
15

Grab Some Grub at Garden Catering TOMORROW & Support the 5th Grade

Join us at Garden Catering in Fairfield to support the 5th Grade class! From 2:00pm to close at 9:00pm, grab a late lunch or dinner. 10% of ALL In-Store Sales and 20% of ALL Gift Card Sales will be donated to the 5th Grade class. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers…everyone is welcome! NO FLYER NEEDED! The money raised pays for 2 field trips to Hartford that are part of th 5th grade curriculum as well as graduation events. Thank you!

May
15

Spread Some Love and Attend the Kindness Committee Meeting this Week

Our next meeting of the McKinley Kindness Matters Committee is Wednesday, May 17 from 7pm to 8pm in the McKinley School Library. Children welcome! We would also 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 annawood(dot)home(at)gmail(dot)com. We hope you can join us!

May
12

Upcoming Events & Deadlines for the Week of May 12 – May 21

eventsHappy Art Show and 5th Grade Pasta Dinner Day! Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of May 12 – May 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, May 12: Mother’s Day Flower Sale
  • Friday, May 12: Annual Art Show and 5th Grade Fundraiser Pasta Dinner, 5-8:00pm, details here, walk-ins welcome
  • Tuesday, May 16: Garden Catering Supports McKinley 5th Grade, 2:00pm-9:00pm, details here. No flyer needed!
  • Wednesday, May 17: Kindness Committee Meeting, 7:00pm, details here
  • Thursday, May 18: School Store is Open! Details here
  • Friday, May 19: Ballet for Breakfast Recital, 4:15pm, details here
  • Saturday, May 20: Student Council Car Wash & Bake Sale for Relay for Life, 9:00am-2:00pm, details here
  • Sunday, May 21: McKinley Day at Harbor Yard, details here

DEADLINES

  • Monday, May 15: Deadline to submit McKinley Day at Harbor Yard ticket orders, details here
  • Monday, May 15: Deadline to submit Read to Feed donations, details here

LINKS

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

May
12

School Store is Open Thursday, May 18!

school-store

The School Store will be on Thursday, May 18 in the main hallway during lunch. The School Store is a fundraiser for the 5th Grade class and helps fund graduation and the field trips they will take this school year. 1st – 5th graders can shop once they have finished their meal. Please have your child bring cash the day of the School Store if you did not submit a pre-payment! 75% of the items are $1 or less. There are no items over $3. Thank you for your support of our 5th graders, and a BIG THANK YOU to Suzanne Graceffa for coordinating and managing this program!

May
11

Grab Lunch or Dinner at Garden Catering on May 16 & Support the 5th Grade

Join us at Garden Catering in Fairfield to support the 5th Grade class! From 2:00pm to close at 9:00pm, grab a late lunch or dinner. 10% of ALL In-Store Sales and 20% of ALL Gift Card Sales will be donated to the 5th Grade class. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers…everyone is welcome! NO FLYER NEEDED! The money raised pays for 2 field trips to Hartford that are part of th 5th grade curriculum as well as graduation events. Thank you!

May
11

Join Us for the Ballet for Breakfast Performance, May 19, 4:15pm

Parents, relatives, teachers and friends of dancers from Ballet for Breakfast are invited to attend an End of the Year Demonstration Class. See what our young ballerinas have been working on this spring and join us to recognize their wonderful talents!

DANCERS!
Dancers should come to school with black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and hair in a bun. We will have Ballet for Breakfast, as usual, that day, at 8am. Dancers will stay after school on May 19 to prepare for the performance. Thank you!

May
11

Student Council Car Wash & Bake Sale, May 20

The McKinley School Student Counci  is having a Car Wash and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life, which helps with cancer research. You can pre-register your car by sending in your money with THIS FLYER. Thank you!

Where: In the bus loop in front of McKinley School
Cost: $7.00 per car. Large cars or trucks: $10.00

 

May
11

Last Call for Read to Feed Donations!

While Read to Feed is coming to a spectacular close, we’re still accepting donations! To date, business sponsors have pledged about $3,000 and our McKinley community has contributed approximately $900! Thank you to all our very generous McKinley participants and sponsors! Please send in any contributions by May 15. Contact Michelle Gurner at mdgurner(at)yahoo(dot)com with questions. Thank you!

 

May
11

Dedicate a Luminaria and Honor Every Life Affected by Cancer

Luminarias honor the memory of the loved ones we’ve lost, those currently in treatment, and those who’ve overcome cancer. Donating a Luminaria supports the American Cancer Society’s patient programs and lifesaving research. Each luminaria costs $10. Please COMPLETE THIS FORM and SUBMIT to Mrs. Bonenfant by June 9. The Luminaria will be lit at this year’s Relay for Life on June 10 at Ludlowe High School.

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