Category Archive: School News

Mar
19

Buy a Paper Clover and Show Your Support for the McKinley Drama Club

For just $1, show your support of the McKinley Drama Club. Download the form HERE, write your message(s) on the back and return it and your payment in an envelope to “McKinley Drama Club” by Friday, March 22. All proceeds benefit the drama club. Thank you!

Mar
13

“Jump Rope for Heart” is March 20 – Sign Up Today!

During March, Student Council will be sponsoring different fundraising events to raise money for the American Heart Association. They will be selling Scare Monsters, Heart Hero pins, bracelets and pencils during lunch shifts. They will be sponsoring “Jump Rope for Heart” on Wednesday, March 4 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the gym. (Note: March 20 is early …

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Mar
06

Lucky Charms Breakfast for Box Tops

Class contest to earn a Lucky Charms breakfast! During March, submit completed box top sheets (download HERE) and place in the Lucky Charms box next to the elevator on Broadway. For every box top, McKinley gets $0.10 – it adds up! Thank you!

Mar
05

School Store Is Open March 8!

The next School Store will be on Friday, March 8. 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 can …

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Mar
05

Attend Family STEAM Night on March 7

Come investigate and explore at McKinley’s Family STEAM Night on Thursday, March 7, 6:30-8pm! The event will be held in the gym, cafeteria, art room and library. This event is limited to McKinley families and is not a drop off event – parental/guardian attendance is required. Download the form HERE and submit by March 6. …

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Feb
26

Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day on March 1!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday! On Friday, March 1, dress up as your favorite character, read Dr. Seuss books and have fun! Dr. Seuss is also today’s theme of McKinley Cares Day.

Feb
26

Crazy Hair Day is February 28!

It’s Crazy Hair Day on Thursday, February 28! Support this 5th grade fundraiser by sending in $1 by Wednesday, February 27 (in an envelope marked “attn: 5th grade fundraisers“). Go crazy, go wild – and have fun with your hair!

Feb
22

Order the McKinley 2018-2019 Yearbook by March 11!

It’s the time of year to order your McKinley School 2018-2019 yearbook! Yearbooks are $16 each. Place your order online BY MARCH 11: Online using a credit card: Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our school’s passcode: 13488719 to create an account to place your order – THIS IS THE BEST OPTION! We are encouraging everyone to pay …

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Feb
21

Join us for McKinley Family Kindness Night on February 25!

We’re less than a week away from McKinley’s family Kindness Night! Join Principal Gingrave & the Kindness Committee on Monday, February 25, 6:30-8pm for an evening of family fun, activities, and learning about what truly matters most – how we treat each other! REGISTER HERE. Having a head count will help us more accurately plan. We …

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Feb
21

Friday, February 22 is Flannel Friday!

Warm your heart by dressing in flannel on Friday, February 22! All donations (any amount welcome!) support the American Heart Association. This program is run by Mrs. Bonenfant and the Student Council. Download the form HERE and submit donations by February 22.

Feb
15

Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 19-25

McKinley is celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week February 19-25! Each day, we are asking everyone to do acts of kindness: Tuesday, February 19: Be kind to your teacher or staff member. Write a note, draw a picture or do something that shows your appreciation. Wednesday, February 20: Celebrate “Fairfield Kindness Day.” Read or do …

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Feb
15

American Heart Association Fundraiser: Instant Heart Heroes

Student Council will be selling Instant Heart Heroes during lunch and recess on Thursday to raise money for the American Heart Association. Download the form HERE for pricing and info.

Feb
15

Flannel Friday for American Heart Association on February 22

Warm your heart by dressing in flannel on Friday, February 22! All donations (any amount welcome!) support the American Heart Association. This program is run by Mrs. Bonenfant and the Student Council. Download the form HERE and submit donations by February 22.

Feb
08

McKinley’s “One Box, One Family” Drive Continues through February

This year, the “One Box, One Family” drive will continue to run through February. For the past few years, the McKinley School Student Council has led our school community in providing significant support to a school in Zimbabwe.  Our donations are made to the school through the United States / African Children’s Fellowship Fund (USACF).  This organization …

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Jan
30

Order your 2018-2019 Yearbook by March 11!

Time to order your McKinley School 2018-2019 yearbook! Yearbooks are $16 each. Place your order online BY MARCH 11! Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our school’s passcode: 13488719 to create an account to place your order – THIS IS THE BEST OPTION! We are encouraging everyone to pay online, if possible. If you are unable to pay online and/or …

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Jan
30

Valentine’s Dance is February 1!

Join your McKinley friends for the PTA’s annual Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 1, 7-9pm (snow date: February 8). It will be an evening of fun, dancing, crafts, refreshments, raffles, music and more! DJ Marvin Parsons will be a special guest. Tickets are $5/person in advance and $7/person at the door. An adult (over 18 …

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Jan
30

Ticket Orders for Family Fun Night at Bridgeport Sound Tigers Due Feb 1

Please join us for our annual McKinley Family Fun Night at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena on Saturday, February 9! The McKinley Singers will be singing the national anthem during the first intermission.  The game starts at 7pm (doors open at 6pm, singers arrive at 6:30pm) and tickets are only $18 per …

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Jan
22

Cozy Clothing Drive Runs through February

Cozy up to kindness this winter! Please bring in NEW children’s gloves, hats, scarves and socks so everyone will be warm and cozy this winter. Donation boxes will be in the school lobby through February. Thank you!

Jan
22

Fill a Box for McKinley’s “One Box, One Family” Drive

For the past few years, the McKinley School Student Council has led our school community in providing significant support to a school in Zimbabwe.  Our donations are made to the school through the United States / African Children’s Fellowship Fund (USACF).  This organization links approximately 100 schools in the tri-state area with 100 schools in Tanzania …

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Jan
22

Order the McKinley 2018-2019 Yearbook by March 11!

It’s the time of year to order your McKinley School 2018-2019 yearbook! Yearbooks are $16 each. Place your order online BY MARCH 11: Online using a credit card: Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our school’s passcode: 13488719 to create an account to place your order – THIS IS THE BEST OPTION! We are encouraging everyone to pay …

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