Category Archive: PTA News

Jun
15

Volunteer to Water/Weed/Mow the McKinley Garden this Summer!

The summer is right around the corner! Please help us keep our school garden thriving by signing up for a shift or two ( or more!). We need volunteers to help water, weed and mow over the summer.  Thank you! Sign up HERE.

Jun
01

Upcoming Events & Deadlines for the Week of June 2 – June 9

Happy June! Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of June 2 – June 9 (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 …

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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

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
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

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

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

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
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.  

May
18

Thank You for a Wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!

Thank you to Michelle Gurner, Jennifer Chrysadakis and Suzanne Graceffa for spearheading an exciting and spirited Teacher Appreciation Week. We also appreciate Michelle and Jennifer’s organization of a successful Mother’s Day Flower Sale! And we wish to thank all the parent volunteers who dedicated their time and assistance towards these events. Thank you to all!

May
18

Get Ready 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
17

Reminder: School Store Open May 18!

The School Store will be on Thursday, May 18 in the main hallway during lunch. 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. 1st – 5th graders can shop once they have finished their meal. Please have your child bring cash the day …

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May
15

Spread Some Love and Attend the Kindness Committee Meeting this Week

Our next meeting of the McKinley Kindness Matters Committee is Wednesday, May 17 from 7pm to 8pm in the McKinley School Library. Children welcome! We would also love to hear their thoughts, too! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Barahona at jennifer(dot)d(dot)barahona(at)gmail(dot)com or Anna Wood at annawood(dot)home(at)gmail(dot)com. We hope you can join us!

May
12

Upcoming Events & Deadlines for the Week of May 12 – May 21

Happy Art Show and 5th Grade Pasta Dinner Day! Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of May 12 – May 20. 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 …

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May
12

School Store is Open Thursday, May 18!

The School Store will be on Thursday, May 18 in the main hallway during lunch. 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. 1st – 5th graders can shop once they have finished their meal. Please have your child bring cash the day …

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May
11

Grab Lunch or Dinner at Garden Catering on May 16 & Support the 5th Grade

Join us at Garden Catering in Fairfield to support the 5th Grade class! From 2:00pm to close at 9:00pm, grab a late lunch or dinner. 10% of ALL In-Store Sales and 20% of ALL Gift Card Sales will be donated to the 5th Grade class. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers…everyone is welcome! NO FLYER NEEDED! The …

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May
11

Last Call for Read to Feed Donations!

While Read to Feed is coming to a spectacular close, we’re still accepting donations! To date, business sponsors have pledged about $3,000 and our McKinley community has contributed approximately $900! Thank you to all our very generous McKinley participants and sponsors! Please send in any contributions by May 15. Contact Michelle Gurner at mdgurner(at)yahoo(dot)com with questions. Thank …

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May
10

Help Wrap & Pot Mother’s Day Flowers on May 11, 1pm

From McKinley School PTA President Michelle Gurner: Hey Folks! We have over 500 flowers that need to be potted and wrapped tomorrow for the Mother’s Day Flower Shop. If anyone is available, please come to the patio area behind the cafeteria tomorrow at 1:00pm ( or whenever you can get there) We could use as …

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May
10

Help Hang Art for the Art Show!

From Suzanne Graceffa: To anyone who wants to help hang art- I started hanging art for the show today. Mrs. Gorrusso has a drawer for each class. You can grab a class and put it up as you have time. She wants everything hung in a class grouping and for the classes to go alphabetically …

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