Category Archive: General News

Aug
29

Spirit Wear Orders Due September 30

We have a new online system to order spirit wear this year! The store will be open to purchase spirit wear items until September 30. Items will ship to the school 2 weeks after the store closes. We can expect items by mid-October. This is a new vendor and a new system trying an online …

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Aug
29

Picture Day is Friday, September 20

Get those smiles ready! Picture Day is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20! We are encouraging everyone to order online this year – it’s easy and you can order individual prints if you don’t want to order an entire package! How to order: Order online at http://www.coffeepond.com Click on “Order Central” and then “School Portraits” Select “Fairfield, CT” and then …

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Aug
26

“Meet McKinley” Night / Open House

Save the date! Meet your child’s teachers and get a sneak peek at the upcoming year at McKinley’s Open House on September 16, 6-7:30pm! Our Open House will be another opportunity to learn about our initiatives for the upcoming school year as well as a highlight of some of our goals for school improvement. Open House …

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Aug
26

“Meet & Greet” with Teachers

Parents, caretakers and students are invited to meet their teachers for the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, August 28 from 8:30am-9:30am. See you there!

Jun
19

Fairfield Public Library McKinley Reading Night is July 29

Show your school pride by joining your classmates and their families for a free, special evening of out-of-this-world fun at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library for McKinley Night on Monday, July 29, 6:30pm! Build your love of reading and participate in games and challenges! You can also register for the Summer Reading Challenge “A Universe …

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Jun
06

Order 2019-2020 School Supply Kits by June 21

Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box, delivered right to school on the first day? Great news! McKinley PTA is offering a supply kit program at school for the 2019-2020 school year. Kits include the exact colors, …

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Jun
01

Dedicate a Luminaria to 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 7. The Luminaria will be lit at this year’s Relay …

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May
20

Saugatuck Sweets Brings Ice Cream to McKinley Cafeteria after Spring Concert

No need to rush to grab ice cream after the Spring Concert on May 22, 7pm! Saugatuck Sweets will be selling 6 flavors to choose from, 1 scoop or 2, immediately following  the concert in the cafeteria. CASH ONLY! 20% of the sales will be donated to the McKinley PTA.

May
20

Reading Week Activities: May 20-24

This week at McKinley is officially “Reading Week.”  There will be different activities the students will participate in throughout the week, see below. If you’d like to read in the classroom this week, please contact Chrissy Petrino to reserve a time: 203-255-8318 or cpetrino@fairfieldschools.org.

May
16

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 7. The Luminaria will be lit at this year’s Relay …

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May
15

Favorite Character Dress Up Day Is May 24

Help support McKinley’s Relay for Life team raise money for cancer research by dressing up as your favorite book character on Friday, May 24! Note, May 24 is early dismissal at 1:40pm. Please send $2 to Mrs. Bonenfant by March 24, download the form HERE. Thank you!

May
14

Student Council Car Wash & Bake Sale on May 18

The McKinley School Student Council is having a Car Wash and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life, which helps with cancer research. Click HERE to pre-register your car by pre-paying, $7/car and $10/large car/truck.

May
02

Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop Jewelry Orders Due Friday, May 3

Celebrate someone special on Mother’s Day! The stage will be transformed into a jewelry pop-up shop so the children can choose from an assortment of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, each $6. We will have gift bags and cards for the kids to make their purchases ready for gifting moms, grandmothers, aunts, teachers, etc. The cost is …

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Apr
26

Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop Jewelry Orders Due Friday, May 3

Celebrate someone special on Mother’s Day! The stage will be transformed into a jewelry pop-up shop so the children can choose from an assortment of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, each $6. We will have gift bags and cards for the kids to make their purchases ready for gifting moms, grandmothers, aunts, teachers, etc. The cost is …

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Apr
26

“Odd Gods” Author Visit & Book Sale on May 14

We are thrilled to announce author David Slavin and illustrator Adam J.B. Lane, in partnership with Fairfield University Bookstore, will be at McKinley May 14 to present their new collaboration, “Odd Gods.” Odd Gods is the start of a new trilogy that is part “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and part Percy Jackson. In it, …

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Apr
26

Join Us for a GNO on May 3 to Benefit McKinley Weekend Packs

Have fun and do good with a great group of women! Join us for a Girls Night Out on Friday, May 3, 6-9pm at My Salon Suite! $75 per person includes a wash and blowout, dinner, drinks and dessert. 100% of the ticket sales benefits the McKinley Weekend Packs program. RSVP by April 26 by …

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Apr
25

Tonight’s PTA Meeting RESCHEDULED to April 30

Tonight’s PTA meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 30, 7pm in the McKinley Library. All are welcome! Executive Board Meeting follows the General Meeting. Some agenda items include: Presentation of the 2019/2020 Slate from the Nominating Committee Project Executive Board is working on regarding creating standard rules/guidelines and policies for Board Members and Committee Chairs New …

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Apr
23

Call for 2019-2020 PTA Appointed Positions

In addition to PTA elected positions, the McKinley PTA also offers appointed positions. Appointed positions are part of the Executive Board and are expected to attend the monthly general and executive PTA meetings. You must be a paid PTA member to apply. The appointed positions are: Membership Elect (shadow and work with VP (s) of …

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Apr
23

Join us April 25 for the April PTA Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, April 25, 7pm in the McKinley Library for the April PTA General Meeting. All are welcome! Executive Board Meeting follows the General Meeting. Some agenda items include: Presentation of the 2019/2020 Slate from the Nominating Committee Project Executive Board is working on regarding creating standard rules/guidelines and policies for Board Members …

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Apr
09

Save the Date for the Annual Spring Art Show & Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

Feast your eyes and feed your tummy at McKinley’s Annual Student Art Show and Pasta Dinner on Friday, May 3! Funds raised support the 5th grade class graduation and field trips they will take this school year.  

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