Category Archive: General News

Oct
16

Early Dismissal on Tuesday, October 23 for Professional Development

A gentle reminder that Tuesday, October 23 is early dismissal at 1:40pm for professional development.

Oct
16

EARLY DISMISSAL: Thursday, October 18

A gentle reminder that Conference Day is Thursday, October 18. Early dismissal at 1:40pm!

Oct
16

PTA Meeting: WEDNESDAY, October 17

Join us Wednesday, October 18 for a PTA meeting ! Meet us at 7:30pm in the Library (Executive Board meets at 7:00pm). All are welcome! We look forward to seeing new faces and hearing new ideas. The PTA is a great opportunity to get involved, make new friends and be part of your child’s school …

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Oct
10

Author Michelle Knudsen Book Orders Due October 11

McKinley’s Cultural Arts is excited to welcome author Michelle Knudsen next Friday, October 19! Pre-order some of her most popular books at discounted prices. Orders DUE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11. Complete and submit THIS FORM, with your payment (checks made out to “McKinley PTA”) to CULTURAL ARTS/RJ ROMEO.

Oct
09

CANE 2018-19 Training Dates

C.A.N.E. (Connecticut Audubon Nature Explorers) Program for K-2 is offering 3 training dates for each program, see below. Please make every effort to attend one of each relevant training dates, as extra training classes may not be possible due to CAS teacher-naturalist schedule conflicts.

Oct
03

Today’s the Last Day to Join 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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Oct
03

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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Oct
03

The School Store is Friday, October 5! Pre-payments due October 4!

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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Oct
03

Enter Box Tops for the Chance to Win a Painted Pumpkin!

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 to win a Painted Pumpkin in exchange for 10 Box Tops. Your child(ren) can enter multiple times, here …

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Oct
03

October Lunch Menu Available

Below is the link to the October lunch menu, menus subject to change. Menu links can always be found on the homepage of the McKinley PTA website, right hand side, under “Useful School Links.” October Lunch Menu

Sep
26

Picture Day is Friday, September 28!

Get those smiles ready! Picture Day is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28! 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 EJ218058Q0.  – Everyone gets a FREE CLASS PICTURE even if they don’t order …

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Sep
26

Kindness Matters Meeting is Thursday, September 27

The world needs a little more kindness, and you can make it happen here at McKinley School! Join the Kindness Matters Committee! Our first committee meeting will take place on Thursday, 9/27, in the McKinley Library from 7-8 pm. *  Children and their ideas are welcome! * No commitment or pressure! Come to meetings when you can! Opportunities to: plan …

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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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