Aug
20

August Menus Available

Below are links to the August menus, menus subject to change. These links can always be found on the homepage of the McKinley PTA website, righthand side, under “Useful School Links.”

Aug
20

Kids’ “Meet & Greet” with Teachers on August 29

Parents, caretakers and students are invited to meet their teachers for the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, August 29 from 9am-10am. See you there!

Aug
20

“Meet McKinley” Night / Open House on Sept 6

Save the date! Meet your child’s teachers and get a sneak peek at the upcoming year at McKinley’s Open House on September 6, 7-8:30pm! Line up your childcare, this event is for parents and caretakers, thank you!

Aug
20

Looking for Volunteers for the Fall Book Fair

book-fair-ice-cream-socialThe PTA Fall Book Fair and Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, September 7, 6:30-8:30pm in the McKinley School gym and cafeteria. This back-to-school event is a great way to encourage reading, bring McKinley families together and raise funds for the Reading Incentive Program. Kindergarteners get one sundae for free!

Volunteer to help this popular and fun event run smoothly! Click here to volunteer!

Aug
20

Meet McKinley’s New Principal on August 23!

Join us on Thursday, August 23, 6-7pm in the McKinley School Cafeteria to meet McKinley’s new principal, Mrs. Teresa Gingrave. All families are invited to the meet & greet. Sweet treats will be served!

Aug
15

Summer Book Swap Friday is FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

THE FINAL SUMMER BOOK SWAP FRIDAY IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 17! Join us in the McKinley School Library from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come get new books, visit with McKinley teachers and meet up with other McKinley readers.

Here’s the Summer Book Swap Fridays schedule:

  • August 17: 1:00pm-3:00pm

McKinley School is fortunate to have been provided with a generous grant to purchase brand new books for our students to borrow over the summer. Your child has chosen a selection of books to read independently or with an adult. At the end of the summer, bring back books you’ve read (and the bags if you received one) so that we can continue the summer book borrowing program for years to come!

Aug
08

Summer Book Swap Friday is FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

SUMMER BOOK SWAP FRIDAY IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 10! Join us in the McKinley School Library from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come get new books, visit with McKinley teachers and meet up with other McKinley readers.

Here’s the Summer Book Swap Fridays schedule:

  • August 10 & 17: 1:00pm-3:00pm

McKinley School is fortunate to have been provided with a generous grant to purchase brand new books for our students to borrow over the summer. Your child has chosen a selection of books to read independently or with an adult. At the end of the summer, bring back books you’ve read (and the bags if you received one) so that we can continue the summer book borrowing program for years to come!

Aug
05

Summer Book Swap Days in August

SUMMER BOOK SWAP FRIDAY IN AUGUST Join us in the McKinley School Library from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come get new books, visit with McKinley teachers and meet up with other McKinley readers.

Here’s the Summer Book Swap Fridays schedule:

  • August 10 & 17: 1:00pm-3:00pm

McKinley School is fortunate to have been provided with a generous grant to purchase brand new books for our students to borrow over the summer. Your child has chosen a selection of books to read independently or with an adult. At the end of the summer, bring back books you’ve read (and the bags if you received one) so that we can continue the summer book borrowing program for years to come!

Aug
05

McKinley Playground Playdates in August!

Attention new and returning McKinley families! Please join old friends and meet new ones at the August playground playdates held at McKinley School. By request, the dates and times have been scattered to try to accommodate different schedules. We urge everyone to attend to become connected as we head into the new school year! Playground playdates:

  • Saturday, August 11, 1-3pm
  • Thursday, August 16, 6-8pm
  • Saturday, August 25, 1-3pm

Aug
05

New Principal Appointed at McKinley School

Fairfield Public Schools is pleased to announce that Mrs. Teresa Gingrave has been appointed to the position of Principal at McKinley Elementary School. Mrs. Gingrave will begin her assignment in mid-August.

Mrs. Gingrave is currently serving as an outstanding elementary principal in East Providence, Rhode Island, and has recently relocated to Connecticut. She serves on the Board of the Rhode Island Association of School Principals and is a member of the Rhode Island Science Leadership Team. She has served as an English Language Director, K-12 STEM Director, and as a classroom teacher. Mrs. Gingrave is a native of Ponta Delgada, Azores in Portugal and brings with her a global and welcoming perspective. She holds a Master’s Degree in English as a Second Language and Multicultural Studies from Brown University and Administrative Licensure from Boston University. Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Gingrave in her new role as McKinley Principal for Fairfield Public Schools.

Jul
25

Summer Book Swap Friday is FRIDAY, JULY 27

SUMMER BOOK SWAP FRIDAY IS FRIDAY, JULY 27! Join us in the McKinley School Library from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come get new books, visit with McKinley teachers and meet up with other McKinley readers.

Here’s the Summer Book Swap Fridays schedule:

  • July 27: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • August 3, 10 & 17: 1:00pm-3:00pm

McKinley School is fortunate to have been provided with a generous grant to purchase brand new books for our students to borrow over the summer. Your child has chosen a selection of books to read independently or with an adult. At the end of the summer, bring back books you’ve read (and the bags if you received one) so that we can continue the summer book borrowing program for years to come!

Jul
18

Summer Book Swap Friday is FRIDAY, JULY 20

SUMMER BOOK SWAP FRIDAY IS FRIDAY, JULY 20! Join us in the McKinley School Library from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come get new books, visit with McKinley teachers and meet up with other McKinley readers.

Here’s the Summer Book Swap Fridays schedule:

  • July 20 & 27: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • August 3, 10 & 17: 1:00pm-3:00pm

McKinley School is fortunate to have been provided with a generous grant to purchase brand new books for our students to borrow over the summer. Your child has chosen a selection of books to read independently or with an adult. At the end of the summer, bring back books you’ve read (and the bags if you received one) so that we can continue the summer book borrowing program for years to come!

Jul
10

Summer Book Swap Friday is FRIDAY, JULY 13

SUMMER BOOK SWAP FRIDAY IS FRIDAY, JULY 13! Join us in the McKinley School Library from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come get new books, visit with McKinley teachers and meet up with other McKinley readers.

Here’s the Summer Book Swap Fridays schedule:

  • July 13, 20 & 27: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • August 3, 10 & 17: 1:00pm-3:00pm

McKinley School is fortunate to have been provided with a generous grant to purchase brand new books for our students to borrow over the summer. Your child has chosen a selection of books to read independently or with an adult. At the end of the summer, bring back books you’ve read (and the bags if you received one) so that we can continue the summer book borrowing program for years to come!

Jul
09

“Meet McKinley” Night / Open House is September 12

Save the date! Meet your child’s teachers and get a sneak peek at the upcoming year at McKinley’s Open House on September 12, 7-8:30pm! Details TBD.

Jul
09

Fairfield Public Library’s McKinley Summer Reading Night is July 23

Fairfield Public Library’s Summer Reading Night for MCKINLEY SCHOOL is Monday, July 23, 7pm, Main Library! Be sure to register your child for the free summer reading program “Libraries Rock.” Lots of fun prizes, games and challenges! For more info & to register, click here.

Jun
28

Summer Book Swap Friday is TOMORROW, June 29

SUMMER BOOK SWAP FRIDAYS BEGIN TOMORROW, JUNE 29! Join us in the McKinley School Library from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come get new books, visit with McKinley teachers and meet up with other McKinley readers.

Here’s the Summer Book Swap Fridays schedule:

  • June 29: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • July 13, 20 & 27: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • August 3, 10 & 17: 1:00pm-3:00pm

McKinley School is fortunate to have been provided with a generous grant to purchase brand new books for our students to borrow over the summer. Your child has chosen a selection of books to read independently or with an adult. At the end of the summer, bring back books you’ve read (and the bags if you received one) so that we can continue the summer book borrowing program for years to come!

Jun
23

McKinley School Supply List for 2018-2019

School will be here before you know it so start your back to school shopping soon! Download the pdf version of the 2018-2019 school supply list here.

Jun
18

Summer Book Swap Days

McKinley School is fortunate to have been provided with a generous grant to purchase brand new books for our students to borrow over the summer. Your child has chosen a selection of books to read independently or with an adult. Please take advantage of our Summer Book Swap Days on Fridays in the McKinley School Library from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Come get new books, visit with McKinley teachers and meet up with other McKinley readers.

  • June 29: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • July 13, 20 & 27: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • August 3, 10 & 17: 1:00pm-3:00pm

At the end of the summer, bring back books you’ve read (and the bags if you received one) so that we can continue the summer book borrowing program for years to come!

Jun
18

Come Hear Some Laughs and Help Raise Money for Operation Warm

Grab some friends and attend “Comedy for a Cause” on Saturday, July 28, 7:30pm, at Fairfield University’s Gonzaga Auditorium. The Fairfield Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation raises money annually for “Operation Warm,” which makes sure that any Fairfield child that needs a warm winter coat, gets a warm winter coat. Many McKinley families directly benefit from “Operation Warm,” so come on out to support your McKinley family.

The evening features comedian Earl David Reed, with his show “The Secret of My Unsuccess,” and as seen on HBO, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and more, plus Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara as host, and promises to be a night of fun and laughs.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $50 VIP package (includes pre-show wine and beer, light fare, meet & greet with comedian Earl David Reed and a reserved seat at the show). For info and tickets, send an email to comedy@iaff1426.org.

Jun
13

FPS Summer Math Packets Now Available

Have fun with math this summer! It’s everywhere…from cooking to navigating to playing board and card games to budgeting and more!

The Fairfield Public Schools Summer Mathematics Packet is now available at your school and on the Fairfield Public Schools website HERE! Your child will receive a printed copy of the packet next week. DO MATH EVERY DAY!

Maureen Bonenfant
Math/Science Teacher
McKinley School

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