Category Archive: PTA News

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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Sep
26

It’s not too Late to Join the McKinley School PTA!

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
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
21

Saugatuck Sweets Fundraiser this Weekend!

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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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
19

Join us THURSDAY, September 20 for Year’s First PTA Meeting!

Join us for our first PTA meeting of the 2018-19 school year! Meet us at 7:00pm in the Library. 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 community.

Sep
19

Join the McKinley School PTA!

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
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
05

Volunteers Needed to Fill “Monday Messages” Folders

Want to lend a hand and know what’s going on at McKinley School? Here’s an easy way to be involved! Starting Monday, September 24 at 9:00am (right after drop off), and every Monday after, we need volunteers to help fill family folders with school info and happenings. Please sign in at the Front Office and …

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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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