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!

 

Nov
08

Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser Ends TOMORROW, Nov 9!

Our NEW Fall fundraiser, Mixed Bag Designs, ENDS FRIDAY, November 9! Please share with neighbors, family and friends! Ordering is so easy, here are the two ways to order!

  1. By catalog: Show family, friends, neighbors the beautiful catalog and they directly place orders with the student, items are then shipped free of charge to the school and the student (with parental help) will distribute the orders. CHECKS made out to “McKinley School PTA.”
  2. Online: Go to http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com, click SHOP and then click “Select a Fundraiser to Support.” Enter the ID “828219” and select “McKinley School Elementary PTA.” Shop to your heart’s content, orders to be shipped directly to you for a small shipping fee.

If there are any questions, please contact Jenn Chrysasdakis at chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com. Give the gift that gives back!

Nov
06

Find Your Grade & Bring Your Assigned Food for the CT 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
06

Wear Red, White & Blue for Veterans Day Assembly on November 8

Red, white & blue! The Veterans Day Assembly will be held Thursday, November 8, 9:30am, and is our chance to thank our local Veterans and active service men and women for their service to our country. Wear red, white and blue to school that day to show your admiration for our Veterans!

Nov
06

Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser Ends November 9!

Our NEW Fall fundraiser, Mixed Bag Designs, ENDS FRIDAY, November 9! Please share with neighbors, family and friends! Ordering is so easy, here are the two ways to order!

  1. By catalog: Show family, friends, neighbors the beautiful catalog and they directly place orders with the student, items are then shipped free of charge to the school and the student (with parental help) will distribute the orders. CHECKS made out to “McKinley School PTA.”
  2. Online: Go to http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com, click SHOP and then click “Select a Fundraiser to Support.” Enter the ID “828219” and select “McKinley School Elementary PTA.” Shop to your heart’s content, orders to be shipped directly to you for a small shipping fee.

If there are any questions, please contact Jenn Chrysasdakis at chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com. Give the gift that gives back!

Nov
06

Invite Your Loved One Who Served to McKinley’s Veterans Day Celebration

To all McKinley families! Are you a Veteran or current member of the Armed Forces? Do you have a family member that has served? We invite you or your loved one to join us for our Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, November 8 at 9:30am. Feel free to come in uniform or civilian clothing. If you are interested, please let Mindy Morgan know by emailing her at mindygmorgan(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

 

Nov
05

Election Day Bake Sale: 7am-1pm!

election-day-bake-saleIt’s an election year, which means our annual Election Day Bake Sale is expected to have a good turnout! Stop by McKinley School tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, to pick up a delicious treat after you’ve voted (or in between running errands or voting at Warde). From 7:00am until 1:00pm or until we run out of treats! Proceeds benefit the McKinley School PTA’s programs. Thanks to all bakers, treat suppliers, volunteers and organizers!

Nov
05

Support McKinley School at Panera Bread Fairfield on Tuesday, Nov 6

Grab some breakfast, meet friends for coffee or lunch or grab snacks or dinner at Panera Bread on Black Rock Turnpike on Tuesday, November 6, ELECTION DAY, 6:00am-9:00pm, to support the McKinley School Panera Fundraiser! Show your paper flyer or this electronic version on your phone 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 6 a school holiday due to Election Day so head over to Panera early and often! Share with friends and family!

Nov
01

Upcoming Info for the Week of Nov 2-9

Here’s what’s happening the week of Nov 2-9! 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

  • Nov 1-30: Student Council Food Drive for CT Food Bank, info here
  • Tuesday, Nov 6: Election Day Bake Sale (baked goods, treats & water needed), 7am-3pm, info here
  • Tuesday, Nov 6: Panera Fundraiser, 6am-9pm, info here
  • Thursday, Nov 8: Veterans Day reception & assembly (baked goods & treats needed), 9:30am, info here
  • Thursday, Nov 8: PTA General Membership Meeting, 7pm info here
  • Friday, Nov 9: School Store, 11am, info here

DEADLINES

  • Friday, Nov 9: Mixed Bag Designs orders due, info here

SCHOOL CLOSURES

  • Tuesday, Nov 6: Election Day
  • Monday, Nov 12: Veterans Day

LINKS

  • November Lunch Menu: click here
  • 2018-19 Fairfield Public Schools Calendar: click here
  • 2018-19 A-F Calendar: click here

Nov
01

November Lunch Menu Available

Click here for the November 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.”

Nov
01

Wear Blue on Nov 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!

 

Nov
01

The School Store is Open Friday, Nov 9!

school-store

The next School Store will be on Friday, November 9. 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. The School Store will be open approximately once a month in the main hallway during recess. 1st – 5th graders can shop on their way to recess. Items range from $0.25-$3.00.

If your child has a pre-paid account, you do not have to do anything. If your child has not pre-paid, please have him/her bring in cash.

We will not be doing a Holiday Shop this year. Our December School Store will have some extra gift-type items that children can purchase for friends or siblings. Please keep an eye out for more info closer to December.

Thank you for your support of our 5th graders, and a BIG THANK YOU to Suzanne Graceffa and Michelle Gurner for coordinating and managing this program!

Nov
01

Deadline Extended – Mixed Bag Fundraiser Orders Due Nov 9!

SHOP for GOOD! Our NEW Fall fundraiser, Mixed Bag Designs, NOW runs through FRIDAY, November 9! Please share with neighbors, family and friends! Ordering is so easy, here are the two ways to order!

  1. By catalog: Show family, friends, neighbors the beautiful catalog and they directly place orders with the student, items are then shipped free of charge to the school and the student (with parental help) will distribute the orders. CHECKS made out to “McKinley School PTA.”
  2. Online: Go to http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com, click SHOP and then click “Select a Fundraiser to Support.” Enter the ID “828219” and select “McKinley School Elementary PTA.” Shop to your heart’s content, orders to be shipped directly to you for a small shipping fee.

If there are any questions, please contact Jenn Chrysasdakis at chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com. Give the gift that gives back!

Oct
30

Student Council Food Drive to Benefit CT Food Bank Runs Through November

food-driveDid 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 in each of the hallways. Together, we can strive towards ending hunger here at home. Thank you for your generosity!

Food Drive Wish List (nothing that needs to be refrigerated, please!)

  • Canned food (meat stews/chowder, spaghetti os, soups, meats, vegetables, fruit, beans)
  • Cake/brownie mix
  • White rice/brown rice/flavored rice
  • Pasta and sauce (canned, not jarred)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Ground coffee and hot cocoa mix
  • Oatmeal
  • Applesauce
  • Pancake mix and syrup (plastic bottles)

Oct
30

Youth Spirit Wear Orders Due Friday, November 2!

Please submit your YOUTH spirit wear order forms no later than Friday, November 2 in order to have your items sent home before the holidays. The revised order form is HERE. The new style sweatshirt is available only in grey and the cotton/poly sweatshirt hoody in green is back.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE UPDATED ORDER FORM. Info on form. Questions? Contact Mindy Morgan at mindygmorgan(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

Oct
30

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 Thursday, November 8, 9:30am. The PTA is looking for volunteers to provide refreshments for our visiting Veterans and guests that day. Baked goods and snacks are appreciated. We can also use a few hands to help greet and set up the reception. 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 Thursday, November 8 at 9:30am. If you are interested, please print, complete and submit THIS FORM to Mindy Morgan or email her at mindygmorgan(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

Oct
30

Mixed Bag Fundraiser Ends Nov 2 – Get Your Orders In!

SHOP for GOOD! Our NEW Fall fundraiser, Mixed Bag Designs, runs through FRIDAY, November 2! Please share with neighbors, family and friends! Ordering is so easy, here are the two ways to order!

  1. By catalog: Show family, friends, neighbors the beautiful catalog and they directly place orders with the student, items are then shipped free of charge to the school and the student (with parental help) will distribute the orders. CHECKS made out to “McKinley School PTA.”
  2. Online: Go to http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com, click SHOP and then click “Select a Fundraiser to Support.” Enter the ID “828219” and select “McKinley School Elementary PTA.” Shop to your heart’s content, orders to be shipped directly to you for a small shipping fee.

If there are any questions, please contact Jenn Chrysasdakis at chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com. Give the gift that gives back!

Oct
29

Calling All Bakers & Volunteers for this Year’s Election Day Bake Sale

It’s an election year, which means our annual Election Day Bake Sale is expected to have a good turnout! Stop by to pick up a delicious treat after you’ve voted (or in between running errands or voting at Warde). From 7:00am until 3:00pm or until we run out of treats! Proceeds benefit the McKinley School PTA’s programs. Thanks to all bakers, treat suppliers, volunteers and organizers!

We’re also looking for bakers and helpers to staff the table! Homemade goodies are preferred but store-bought will do as well! Pre-packaged treats and bottles of water are appreciated! All treats must be individually wrapped and marked if they contain nuts. If you can volunteer for a shift, please let Nancy Fuller know. See flyer for details! Thank you!

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