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School Store Is Open March 8!

school-storeThe next School Store will be on Friday, March 8. 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. 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!



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Crazy Hair Day is February 28!

It’s Crazy Hair Day on Thursday, February 28! Support this 5th grade fundraiser by sending in $1 by Wednesday, February 27 (in an envelope marked “attn: 5th grade fundraisers“). Go crazy, go wild – and have fun with your hair!

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Buy Discounted Tickets for Marvel Live! the Weekend of March 1-3

Discounted tickets are available for Marvel Live! at Webster Bank Arena, and a portion of the proceeds supports McKinley School! Shows and ticket pricing are:

  • Friday, March 1, 7pm: $23.75/ticket
  • Saturday, March 2, 7pm: $23.75/ticket
  • Sunday, March 3, 4pm: $23.75/ticket

Please return completed form (DOWNLOAD HERE) and RETURN PAYMENT by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 to the main office. Questions? Contact Jenn Chrysadakis at chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!



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Friday, February 22 is Flannel Friday!

Warm your heart by dressing in flannel on Friday, February 22! All donations (any amount welcome!) support the American Heart Association. This program is run by Mrs. Bonenfant and the Student Council. Download the form HERE and submit donations by February 22.

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American Heart Association Fundraiser: Instant Heart Heroes

Student Council will be selling Instant Heart Heroes during lunch and recess on Thursday to raise money for the American Heart Association. Download the form HERE for pricing and info.

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Flannel Friday for American Heart Association on February 22

Warm your heart by dressing in flannel on Friday, February 22! All donations (any amount welcome!) support the American Heart Association. This program is run by Mrs. Bonenfant and the Student Council. Download the form HERE and submit donations by February 22.

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Support Cancer Research in Your Pajamas on January 18

It’s Pajama Day on Friday, January 18! (And Early Dismissal at 1:40pm!) Help the Student Council raise funds for the McKinley Dolphins Team Fundraiser to support Relay for Life and finding a cure for cancer. Send in your $2 donation per child by January 17 to Mrs. Bonenfant. Download the form here.

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Help Fight Cancer in your Pajamas on January 18

It’s Pajama Day on Friday, January 18! (And Early Dismissal at 1:40pm!) Help the Student Council raise funds for the McKinley Dolphins Team Fundraiser to support Relay for Life and finding a cure for cancer. Send in your $2 donation per child by January 17 to Mrs. Bonenfant. Download the form here.

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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!

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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.



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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

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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!

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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!

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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.​

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!