Category Archive: PTA News

Jan
16

Seeking Volunteers for the Valentine’s Dance

The PTA’s annual Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 2, 7-9pm (snow date: February 9) will be an evening of fun, dancing, crafts, refreshments, raffles, music and more! To make it a success, we need YOUR help! Please let us know how you can help! We are seeking volunteers to: BAKE: Drop off your goodies to …

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Jan
16

Get Ready for the Valentine’s Dance on February 2!

Join your McKinley friends for the PTA’s annual Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 2, 7-9pm (snow date: February 9). It will be an evening of fun, dancing, crafts, refreshments, raffles, music and more! Double Up Dance Studio will be returning as a special guest. Tickets are $5/person in advance and $7/person at the door. An …

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Jan
11

Upcoming Info for the Week of January 12-19

Here’s what’s happening during the week of January 12-19! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date school and PTA info, flyers and more. EVENTS Thursday, January 18, 6:30pm: Family STEM Night. Sign up by January 16. Details here. Friday, January 19: Pajama …

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Jan
11

Spread Some Love and Attend the Kindness Matters Meeting on January 24

The McKinley Kindness Matters Committee is Wednesday, January 24 from 7pm to 8pm in the McKinley School Library. Children welcome! We would 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 annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com. We hope you can join us!

Dec
21

Upcoming Info for the Week of December 22 – January 5

Here’s what’s happening during the week of December 22 – January 5! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date school and PTA info, flyers and more. The e-newsletter will be on break and resume publication January 5, 2018. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and …

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Dec
21

Happy Holidays from Anna Wood, PTA President

Dear McKinley community, The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller Thank you for your ongoing support towards making our community strong and united. Your participation and help with our school’s various activities and events has helped to …

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Dec
21

Thanks for Supporting American Legion Post 143’s Annual Toy Drive!

Thank you to the entire McKinley Community for supporting our Annual Toy Drive in honor of our American Legion Post 143 Veterans. PTA members Mindy Morgan and Adam Socol delivered a huge box of toys earlier this week. The Fairfield Police planned to deliver our toys to the pediatric ward at Bridgeport Hospital earlier this …

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Dec
15

Upcoming Info for the Week of December 15 – 22

Here’s what’s happening during the week of December 15-22! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date school and PTA info, flyers and more. The e-newsletter will be on break and resume publication January 5, 2018. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your families! EVENTS …

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Dec
14

McKinley Holiday Show A Success!

The McKinley Holiday Chorus performed last Monday, December 11, under the guidance of PTA members Suzanne Graceffa, Katie Romeo and Valerie Rubio. Singing a variety of holiday songs, over 60 students participated. A deep, heartfelt thank you to Suzanne, Katie, Valerie and RJ Romeo (who ran the A/V) for their patience, humor and leadership. The …

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Dec
07

Upcoming Info for the Week of December 8 – 15

Here’s what’s happening during the week of December 8-15! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date school and PTA info, flyers and more. EVENTS Monday, December 11: McKinley PTA Holiday Show & Reception, 7pm, info here Tuesday, December 12 – Thursday, December …

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Dec
07

McKinley Holiday Show & Reception is December 11

The McKinley Holiday Chorus, made up of 60+ children in grades K-5th grade are very excited to perform some holiday favorites for you on Monday, December 11, 7pm (December 18 in case of inclement weather). This is a PTA-sponsored event and admission is free. We hope to see you! December 11 is also the final …

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Dec
07

Donate to the American Legion Troop #143 Toy Drive by December 11

Give a child a reason to smile this holiday season! Monday, December 11 is the deadline to donate new, unwrapped toys for the American Legion Troop #143 Annual Toy Drive. Toys are presented to the Veterans who then donate to local hospitals and children in need through the Fairfield Police Department. Please consider donating. The donation box …

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Dec
07

Holiday Shop Fundraiser Runs Tuesday-Thursday, December 12-14

Another popular 5th grade fundraiser is here! The Holiday Shop will run December 12-14 and students in 1st through 5th grades can buy presents for their friends and family. Items range in price from 25 cents to $10. There are items for friends, parents, siblings and grandparents. We will provide free gift tags and bags …

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Dec
07

MONDAY, Dec 11 is the Deadline to Donate to the American Legion Troop #143 Toy Drive

Give a child a reason to smile this holiday season! Monday, December 11 is the deadline to donate new, unwrapped toys for the American Legion Troop #143 Annual Toy Drive. Toys are presented to the Veterans who then donate to local hospitals and children in need through the Fairfield Police Department. Please consider donating. The donation box …

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Nov
30

Upcoming Info for the Week of December 1 – 8

Here’s what’s happening during the week of December 1-8! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date school and PTA info, flyers and more. EVENTS Friday, December 1: Winter Read In, 7-8:30pm, details here Sunday, December 3: Wonder movie screening with the Kindness …

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Nov
29

McKinley Holiday Show and Concert Schedule

Celebrate the season by attending McKinley School’s holiday shows and concerts this December! Here’s your handy guide to this December’s festivities: Wednesday, December 6, 10:00am and 7:00pm – McKinley School Holiday Concert, featuring the Advanced String Orchestra, the 5th Grade Chorus and the McKinley Singers Monday, December 11, 7:00pm – McKinley School PTA Holiday Show …

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Nov
29

“Wonder” Movie Screening on Sunday, December 3

The Kindness Matters Committee at McKinley School invites you to join us to see Wonder on Sunday, December 3, 4pm at Fairfield Cinemas at Bullard Square (40 Black Rock Turnpike). Showtime is expected to be 4:20pm but is subject to change. Double check local listings for confirmation, and we will post updates on the McKinley …

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Nov
29

Join Us for the Winter Read-In on Friday, December 1

Join us for the Winter Read-In, a free PTA-sponsored event on Friday, December 1, 7-8:30pm in the McKinley School Library! Refreshments and activities provided for children. This event is designed to encourage reading. Parents and children (from K to 5th grade) are invited to learn more about the digital resources available at McKinley School to support …

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Nov
29

Join Us for the PTA Meeting this Thursday, November 30

November’s PTA General Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, November 30, from 7-8 pm, features guest speaker, Adria Doubleday-Stern, PsyD. She will speak about ways to help children cope with stress. Parents will have the chance to ask questions. The talk will be held in the Library. We hope you can attend!

Nov
29

Donate Toys to the American Legion Troop #143 Toy Drive by December 11

Give a child a reason to smile this holiday season! Monday, December 11 is the deadline to donate new, unwrapped toys for the American Legion Troop #143 Annual Toy Drive. Toys are presented to the Veterans who then donate to local hospitals and children in need through the Fairfield Police Department. Please consider donating. The donation box …

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