Sep
20

Fall Genevieve’s Fundraiser Orders Are Due September 26

Your child brought home an envelope containing catalogs and an order form for the fall Genevieve’s Fundraiser. Items available include gift wrap, candy, frozen desserts and much more. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward enrichment programs, curriculum-related field trips, and more for McKinley School students. McKinley’s gift wrap fundraiser was also sent home with your child. Please be sure to open the envelope and look for a lucky star. If you find a lucky star, please have your child bring it to Main Office to collect a prize. Order forms and payment are due by September 26.

Online orders also benefit McKinley School. Order at www.genevieves.com and use school code #11622. For questions, please contact Janet Valiante at jvaliante3(at)aol(dot)com. Thank you for your support!

Sep
20

Join Us for Fun and Games at McKinley Game Night, October 6!

McKinley Game Night is coming up on Friday, October 6!! This is a FREE event and open to all McKinley families, but you MUST RSVP by OCTOBER. Either print the image below, complete and send in with your child to school OR send an email with the subject “RSVP for Family Game Night” to Kelly Socol at kacampion(at)yahoo(dot)com. We will have assigned seating so that families with kids in different grades can meet each other and mingle. There will be trivia for all ages and other fun hands on games as well. Thank you!

Sep
19

Fairfield Public Schools Closed Thursday, September 20

Fairfield Public Schools are closed on Thursday, September 20, in honor of Rosh Hashanah.

Sep
19

Looking for Trunkers for McKinley School’s Annual Trunk or Treat

It’s that time of year! Leaves are falling, the smell of woodsmoke is in the air…and all our kids can talk about is Halloween! McKinley School’s Annual Trunk or Treat is Saturday, October 21, 2pm-4pm (rain date is Sunday, October 22), in the McKinley School parking lot. We’re looking for Trunkers! No scare or gore, please! If you would like to decorate your car/trunk, please contact Nancy Fuller at nsamarco(at)gmail(dot)com by OCTOBER 7. Thank you!

 

Sep
18

Spirit Wear Orders Due Wednesday, September 20!

Spirit Day is this Friday, September 22! Please submit your order forms no later than Wednesday, September 20 in order to have your items sent home on Wednesday of this week. Any orders not received in time or for items not in stock will be sent home at a later date. You will be notified of your order via email. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE ORDER FORM, IT MUST BE COMPLETED TO COMPLETE YOUR ORDER. Adult sizes available, too! And car magnets! Questions? Contact Mindy Morgan at mindygmorgan(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

Sep
18

We’re Starting to Collect Yearbook Photos!

The school year is off to a great start and we have tons of activities planned in the coming months. Michelle Gurner has created a Dropbox folder for this year’s yearbook. Please feel free to add your photos to the Dropbox to help us build the yearbook. This will help us get a wide variety of students, activities, events and classes.

Request access to the 2017-18 Yearbook folder on Dropbox here.

Thanks to those who have already reached out and are willing to help. If you are interested in being part of the Yearbook Committee, please contact Michelle at mdgurner(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thank you!

 

Sep
18

Contribute to the McKinley Family Cookbook by October 20

In an effort to celebrate our amazingly diverse McKinley family, we would like to invite all teachers, staff and families to contribute recipes to the McKinley Family Cookbook! Please include name, country of origin, recipe and a short blurb/story about the dish. Submissions are due online or via hardcopy by printing the flyer below by OCTOBER 20. Questions? Contact Michelle Gurner at mdgurner(at)yahoo(dot)com.

To submit recipes online, log in at http://www.gandrpublishing.com/. Enter the following info:
User name: McKinley
Password: Family
Web account #: 38159

Thank you and bon appetit!

Sep
18

Picture Day is Friday, September 29!

Picture Day is coming! A few things to note:
– If you order online your child does NOT need to bring anything to school on the day of – Order online HERE and enter Picture Day ID EJ217120Q0. 
– Everyone gets a FREE CLASS PICTURE even if they don’t order a package
– If you forget to send money the day of, you can still order online for the next 48 hours. Order online HERE and enter Picture Day ID EJ217120Q0. 
– If you order online and join “My Family Rewards,” you get a free digital copy of your child’s photo.
– This is not a fundraiser, the McKinley School PTA does not get any money from this, so please don’t feel like you need to order a large package to support the school

Sep
15

Upcoming Events for the Week of September 15 – September 22

Here’s what’s happening during the week of September 15 -September 22 (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 – Sunday, September 15-17: Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield Fundraiser, details here
  • Sunday, September 24, 9am: McKinley School Color Walk-a-thon, details here

SCHOOL CLOSURES

  • Thursday, September 21: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FOR ROSH HASHANAH

LINKS

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

Sep
15

THIS WEEKEND! Saugatuck Sweets Weekend Fundraiser, September 15-17

Support McKinley School THIS weekend by treating yourself and loved ones to some sweet treats at Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield! Join us from Friday, September 15 at 3:30pm to Sunday, September 17 at 9:00pm for ice cream, candy and much more! Coupons will be sent home next week. Saugatuck Sweets asked that families bring the coupon with them to make it easier to keep track of sales. Electronic copies will not be accepted. If a family happens to forget their coupon, they can say they are “with McKinley School.”

Sep
15

Looking for Trunkers for McKinley School’s Annual Trunk or Treat

It’s that time of year! Leaves are falling, the smell of woodsmoke is in the air…and all our kids can talk about is Halloween! McKinley School’s Annual Trunk or Treat is Saturday, October 21, 2pm-4pm (rain date is Sunday, October 22), in the McKinley School parking lot. We’re looking for Trunkers! No scare or gore, please! If you would like to decorate your car/trunk, please contact Nancy Fuller at nsamarco(at)gmail(dot)com by OCTOBER 7. Thank you!

 

Sep
14

Fall Genevieve’s Fundraiser Orders Are Due September 26

Your child brought home an envelope containing catalogs and an order form for the fall Genevieve’s Fundraiser. Items available include gift wrap, candy, frozen desserts and much more. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward enrichment programs, curriculum-related field trips, and more for McKinley School students. McKinley’s gift wrap fundraiser was also sent home with your child. Please be sure to open the envelope and look for a lucky star. If you find a lucky star, please have your child bring it to Main Office to collect a prize. Order forms and payment are due by September 26.

Online orders also benefit McKinley School. Order at www.genevieves.com and use school code #11622. For questions, please contact Janet Valiante at jvaliante3(at)aol(dot)com. Thank you for your support!

Sep
11

PTA General Meeting THIS Wednesday, September 13!

Our general membership PTA meeting is this Wednesday, September 13, 7-8pm in the School Library. The Executive Board will meet from 8-8:30pm. All are welcome to attend the general meeting, regardless of whether you are a PTA member! And if you’re not yet a PTA member, no problem, you can join that evening! Hope to see you there!

Sep
08

Upcoming Events for the Week of September 8 – September 15

Here’s what’s happening during the week of September 8 -September 15! 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, September 8, 6;30-8:30pm: Fall Ice Cream Social & Book Fair, details here
  • Wednesday, September 13, 6:30-7pm: Odyssey of the Mind Info Meeting, details here
  • Wednesday, September 13, 7-8pm: PTA General Membership Meeting, details here
  • Wednesday, September 13, 8-8:30pm: PTA Executive Board Meeting, details here
  • Friday – Sunday, September 15-17: Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield Fundraiser, details here

SCHOOL CLOSURES

  • Thursday, September 21: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FOR ROSH HASHANAH

DEADLINES

  • September 11: McKinley School Color Walk-a-thon registration deadline, details here

LINKS

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

Sep
08

Fall Book Fair & Ice Cream Social is TONIGHT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

book-fair-ice-cream-socialThe McKinley School PTA Fall Book Fair and Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, September 8, 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!

Sep
08

Saugatuck Sweets Weekend Fundraiser, September 15-17

Support McKinley School with a weekend of sweet treats at Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield! Join us from Friday, September 15 at 3:30pm to Sunday, September 17 at 9:00pm for ice cream, candy and much more! Coupons will be sent home next week. Saugatuck Sweets asked that families bring the coupon with them to make it easier to keep track of sales. Electronic copies will not be accepted. If a family happens to forget their coupon, they can say they are “with McKinley School.”

Sep
08

McKinley School’s Color Walk-a-thon Registration DUE SEPTEMBER 11

Monday, September 11 is the last day of sign ups for McKinley’s Color Walk-a-thon and currently we do not have enough people signed up to make it a worthwhile event. We will likely cancel unless we get a large group of kids signing up tomorrow and Monday. It is a super fun and very family-friendly event!!! Siblings, both older and younger, are welcome to attend. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM AND DETAILS.

Registration is $20 per person and includes a t-shirt and sunglasses. This event will run rain or shine (unless there is lightning). There will be no “day of” sign ups. T-shirts must be worn at the event as proof of registration. Glasses must be worn for safety precautions.

Participants will walk two laps around the school. Each lap is approximately 1/2 mile. There will be 5 color zones in each lap. Participants can choose to go through or around the color zone.

Sep
07

Fall Genevieve’s Fundraiser Orders Are Due September 26

Your child brought home an envelope containing catalogs and an order form for the fall Genevieve’s Fundraiser. Items available include gift wrap, candy, frozen desserts and much more. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward enrichment programs, curriculum-related field trips, and more for McKinley School students. McKinley’s gift wrap fundraiser was also sent home with your child. Please be sure to open the envelope and look for a lucky star. If you find a lucky star, please have your child bring it to Main Office to collect a prize. Order forms and payment are due by September 26.

Online orders also benefit McKinley School. Order at www.genevieves.com and use school code #11622. For questions, please contact Janet Valiante at jvaliante3(at)aol(dot)com. Thank you for your support!

Sep
05

“Meet McKinley” Night/Open House is Wednesday, September 6

“Meet McKinley” Night is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 6, starting at 7:00pm in the school gymnasium. This is an important opportunity for teachers to communicate expectations about your child’s year. The evening will begin with a presentation from Principal Leslie Pearson  and from the PTA President, Anna Wood, followed by classroom visitations.  Teachers will begin back-to-back presentations, one at 7:30pm and one at 8:00pm. Please note that this is an adults-only event. 

The 5th grade presentation will take place in the library for all 4 teachers at 7:30pm. At 8:00pm, 5th grade teachers will go to their individual classrooms. You  may visit your 5th grader’s homeroom classroom at 8:00pm or go to the presentation of another teacher at that time.

Sep
01

Upcoming Events for the Weeks of September 1 – September 15

eventsWe hope your child(ren) had a great first week at McKinley School for the 2017-18 school year! Here’s what’s happening during the weeks of September 1 -September 15 (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

  • Wednesday, September 6, 7-8:30pm: “Meet McKinley” Night, details here
  • Friday, September 8, 6;30-8:30pm: Fall Ice Cream Social & Book Fair, details here
  • Wednesday, September 13, 6:30-7pm: Odyssey of the Mind Info Meeting, details here
  • Wednesday, September 13, 7-8pm: PTA General Membership Meeting, details here
  • Wednesday, September 13, 8-8:30pm: PTA Executive Board Meeting, details here
  • Friday – Sunday, September 15-17: Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield Fundraiser, details here

SCHOOL CLOSURES

  • Monday, September 4: SCHOOLS  ARE CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
  • Thursday, September 21: SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED FOR ROSH HASHANAH

DEADLINES

  • September 11: McKinley School Color Walk-a-thon registration deadline, details here

LINKS

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

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