Category Archive: General News

Sep
21

The first School Store is Friday, October 5! Pre-payments or cash accepted!

The first School Store will be on Friday, October 5. 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 …

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Sep
21

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

It’s almost that time of year! Leaves are starting to fall, 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 20, 1pm-3pm (rain date is Sunday, October 27), in the McKinley School parking lot. We’re looking for Trunkers! No …

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Sep
21

Participate in McKinley’s Annual Children’s Holiday Show!

Celebrate the Holiday Season by participating in the Annual Children’s Holiday Show! The Children’s Holiday Show is a McKinley School PTA-sponsored event. All McKinley students are invited to sing in the chorus and dance. Rehearsals will be held Monday evenings from 6:00- 8:00pm beginning Monday, October 8th: Children who would like to dance will rehearse form …

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Sep
20

Join McKinley’s Odyssey of the Mind Teams – Sign Up By October 1

Don’t worry if you missed Thursday’s Odyssey of the Mind info session! It’s not too late to learn more about McKinley’s teams! Complete and submit THIS FORM by October 1 to indicate your interest. Questions? Contact Katie Romeo at katiesromeo(at)gmail(dot)com. Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM) is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities …

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Sep
20

Attend a Room Parent Orientation on September 24

If you’ve volunteered to be a Room Parent or Head Room Parent for the 2018-19 school year, THANK YOU! Please plan to attend one of two info sessions for room parents (even if you’ve served as a room parent in the past!) on Monday. September 24, at 3:00pm in the Cafeteria or 6:00pm in the …

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Sep
19

Kindness Matters at McKinley: 1st Meeting is September 27

Interested in joining the Kindness Matters Committee? No commitment or pressure! Come to meetings when you can! Opportunities to: plan school kindness events & activities coordinate community events in collaboration with other schools and groups reach out to other families and more! Come join us: Our first committee meeting will take place on Thursday, 9/27, …

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Sep
17

TONIGHT! “Meet McKinley” Night / Open House

Meet your child’s teachers and get a sneak peek at the upcoming year at McKinley’s Open House on Monday, September 17, 7-8:30pm! Line up your childcare, this event is just for parents and caretakers, thank you!

Sep
11

Join the McKinley Girl Scouts & Attend an Info Session/Garden Clean Up on September 15

McKinley Girl Scouts is starting up and we invite all girls K-5th grade to join us! Please submit your daughter’s info at bit.ly/mck-gs-2018-19 or submit the form HERE marked “Sofie Luciano, Girl Scouts” in an envelope  to the Main Office by September 21. Daisies is K-1st, Brownies is 2nd-3rd and Juniors is 4th-5th. Fees for participating …

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Sep
07

Introducing this Year’s Reading Incentive Program @ McKinley

Introducing Reading Together! The goal for this year is to donate one book to an underfunded school in Bridgeport for every book read by a McKinley student. Reading Together kicks off in October and runs through May. We have the potential to donate several thousand books! Stay tuned for details and in the meantime, check …

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Sep
07

Register for Fall Wakeman Programs at McKinley by September 23

Registration for fall Wakeman programs at McKinley School is open! Deadline to register is September 23. REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FLYER SPINNER IN THE FRONT OFFICE OR DOWNLOAD IT HERE. Classes run 10/1/18 through 12/20/18, depending on class. Financial aid is available, and all McKinley students should feel welcome to participate regardless of financial …

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Sep
05

Join the McKinley School PTA by Sept 30 for the Chance to Win a $25 Stop & Shop Gift Card!

Think the PTA is a bunch of moms sitting around having coffee? Think again! The McKinley School PTA is a vibrant, dynamic group of involved PARENT volunteers dedicated to enhancing student education, advocating for children and serving the McKinley community. Here’s what your PTA dues support: Enrichment programs, such as author visits, art, science, etc. Offset the …

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Sep
04

Volunteer to be a Room Parent!

Get involved in your child’s classroom experience by volunteering to be a Room Parent or Head Room Parent! Being a Head Room Parent or Room Parent does not require a lot of time and the benefits include being able to meet new people and share in all of the fun with your child! Each class …

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Aug
30

Save the Date for McKinley’s Saugatuck Sweets Weekend Fundraiser

Support McKinley School with a weekend of sweet treats at Saugatuck Sweets Fairfield! Join us from Friday, September 21 at 3:30pm to Sunday, September 23 at 9:00pm for ice cream, candy and much more! Coupons will be sent home shortly. Saugatuck Sweets asked that families bring the coupon with them to make it easier to keep …

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Aug
30

Happy First Day of School!

The McKinley School PTA wishes everyone a great first day of school! We hope you all had wonderful summers, and we welcome new families, returning families, and faculty and staff back to McKinley School. We are very excited about the school year ahead and all the programming and events we have planned. We look forward …

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Aug
27

Volunteers Needed for Ice Cream Social on September 7

Attention volunteers! The Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, September 7, 6:30-8:30 pm in the McKinley School cafeteria. We are looking for volunteers to be cashiers at the front table, to scoop ice cream, to distribute toppings and water and to clean up after the social. Please click HERE to sign up for …

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Aug
27

Bookmark our Online Calendar!

Looking for dates of school & PTA events, meetings, reminders, etc? Be sure to bookmark our online calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/.

Aug
27

Join us for the McKinley PTA “Tears & Cheers” Parent Breakfast

Join us for the McKinley PTA “Tears & Cheers” Breakfast for parents in the cafeteria on the first day of school. It’s a chance to meet each other and learn about some of the PTA’s programs (and sign up to volunteer!). All parents will need to sign in at the main office, receive a visitor …

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Aug
27

“Meet McKinley” Night / Open House is September 17

FINAL CONFIRMATION! Meet your child’s teachers and get a sneak peek at the upcoming year at McKinley’s Open House on Monday, September 17, 7-8:30pm! Line up your childcare, this event is just for parents and caretakers, thank you!

Aug
22

September Menus Available

Below are links to the September menus, menus subject to change. These links can always be found on the homepage of the McKinley PTA website, right hand side, under “Useful School Links.” September Breakfast Menu September Lunch Menu

Aug
22

McKinley School-wide Playground Playdate on August 25

Attention new and returning McKinley families! Please join old friends and meet new ones at the school-wide playground playdates held at McKinley School on SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1-3pm. Hosted by the PTA, ice pops will be handed out to all friends. We hope to see you!

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