Category Archive: General News

Jun
01

Look What’s Sprouting in the McKinley School Garden!

All kinds of goodies have been planted and are growing! This year, we tried planting the 3 Sisters, which is a Native American way of planting beans, corn and squash together. Lima beans, snap peas, onions, raddish, spinach, green beans, parsley, thyme, cilantro, basil, tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, pumpkins and sunflowers are all starting to sprout! Many thanks …

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May
31

June Breakfast and Lunch Menus Available

Wondering what’s on the menu for breakfast and lunch this month? Below are the links to the menus! Bon appetit! Breakfast menu: click here Lunch menu: click here Please note that you can always find links to the latest menus on the homepage of the McKinley School’s website on the right side of the page, under “Useful …

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May
31

It’s Crazy Hair Day on June 2!

Support the 5th Grade and participate in CRAZY HAIR DAY on Friday, June 2! Send in $1 by Friday, June 2, attn: 5th Grade Fundraisers, and GO CRAZY!

May
31

Join Us for McKinley School’s Year End Party on June 2!

Sponsored by the McKinley School PTA, the End of Year Party is a much anticipated annual event! Bring a picnic dinner and join your McKinley friends on the lawn at the school for some fun and a performance from the Double Up Dancers. Ice cream will be available for purchase so please bring cash. Rain …

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May
31

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

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May
31

McKinley Girl Scouts Meets Tonight, 6:30pm

The McKinley Girl Scout Troops (Daisy K-1st, Brownie 2nd-3rd, and Junior 4th- 5th) meets TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 31, 6:30pm-7:45pm in the McKinley School Cafeteria.  Meeting dates for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year will be as follows from 6:30pm-7:45pm at McKinley School, locations could change: June picnic TBD If you have any questions, please feel free …

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May
25

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 26 – June 2

Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of May 26 – June 2. 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, May 26: Read to Feed …

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May
25

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

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May
25

Wear Red, White & Blue for May 26 Assembly

In honor of Memorial Day, please wear red, white and blue to school on Friday, May 26!    

May
25

Join Us for McKinley School’s End of Year Party on June 2!

Sponsored by the McKinley School PTA, the End of Year Party is a much anticipated annual event! Bring a picnic dinner and join your McKinley friends on the lawn at the school for some fun and a performance from the Double Up Dancers. Ice cream will be available for purchase. Rain or shine! Held indoors …

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May
25

McKinley School Garden First Planting; Volunteers Needed

Earlier this week, we planted the first few veggies in the McKinley School garden! How exciting to see the strawberries we planted last year have started to come back this year! We have parsley, cilantro, and cucumbers growing, too. We need some helping hands! If anyone is willing and able this week or over the weekend to …

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May
25

Way to Go, McKinley Odyssey of the Mind Team!

Congratulations to our very own McKinley Odyssey of the Mind Team as they compete in the World Finals this weekend!!!!! We are so proud of you!! Go get ’em, Tootsie Roll Pops!!!

May
25

Non-fiction Author Melissa Stewart Presents to Grades 1-4

Many thanks to Melissa Stewart, who presented to grades 1-4 this week at McKinley School. Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 science books for children, including Can an Aardvark Bark?; No Monkeys, No Chocolate; and Feathers: Not Just for Flying. She is the co-author of Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture …

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May
25

Boy Scout Troop 88 Hosts Open House on May 31

Calling all 5th grade boys! Troop 88 is hosting an Open House on May 31, 7:00-9:00pm, Grace United Methodist Church, for those who may be interested in joining Boy Scouts. No need to have been a Cub Scout. At the Open House, see a camping setup, taste a camp meal cooked by the Scouts and ask …

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May
25

Info for Musicians and Singers for May 30 Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert, presented by the 5th grade Band and Chorus, the McKinley Singers and the 4th and 5th grade Orchestra, will take place on Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Details for all performers re: evening reporting times, concert dress, etc. are HERE. We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

May
25

Read to Feed Assembly, Friday, May 26, 2:30pm

We are excited to have our big Read To Feed assembly on Friday to reveal the final count of the minutes and how much money we were able to raise. All sponsors are invited to join the assembly. It will be at 2:30pm in the gym. First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones, members …

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May
22

T-shirt Orders for McKinley Dolphins Relay for Life Team Due Wednesday, May 24 – NO EXCEPTIONS

ATTN: RELAY FOR LIFE PARTICIPANTS FROM MINDY MORGAN: I have not received tee shirt orders from all of the participants of this year’s McKinley Dolphins Relay for Life team. If you have not sent in your order, please send me an email at mindygmorgan(at)gmail(dot)com with your child’s name, class and shirt size. You will need to send in …

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May
22

Reminders: Return Library Books & Pay Meal Balances Before End of Year

The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Please take a few minutes to look around your house for library books that need to be returned and please remember to check your child’s meal balance and pay any overdue bills. You can check your meal balance here (you’ll need to log in). Thank you!

May
18

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 19 – May 26

Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of May 19 – May 26 (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, …

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May
18

Meet the 2017-2018 McKinley School PTA Executive Board

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Executive Board! Looks like it’s going to be a wonderful year! Thank you to all Officers for volunteering to serve and for making McKinley School the best it can be! Note: Some Board members are missing in this photo.  

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