Category Archive: School News

Jan
15

Family Fun Night at Bridgeport Sound Tigers – February 9!

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
15

Support Cancer Research in Your Pajamas on January 18

It’s Pajama Day on Friday, January 18! (And Early Dismissal at 1:40pm!) Help the Student Council raise funds for the McKinley Dolphins Team Fundraiser to support Relay for Life and finding a cure for cancer. Send in your $2 donation per child by January 17 to Mrs. Bonenfant. Download the form here.

Jan
08

Family Fun Night at Bridgeport Sound Tigers – February 9!

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
07

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
07

Support McKinley’s “One Box, One Family” Drive for a Zimbabwe School

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
07

Help Fight Cancer in your Pajamas on January 18

It’s Pajama Day on Friday, January 18! (And Early Dismissal at 1:40pm!) Help the Student Council raise funds for the McKinley Dolphins Team Fundraiser to support Relay for Life and finding a cure for cancer. Send in your $2 donation per child by January 17 to Mrs. Bonenfant. Download the form here.

Jan
01

January Lunch Menu Available

Click here for the January lunch menu, menus subject to change. Menu links can always be found on the homepage of the McKinley PTA website, right hand side, under “Useful School Links.”

Dec
04

McKinley Holiday Festivities 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: Monday, December 10, 7:00pm – McKinley School PTA Holiday Show (Inclement weather date: December 17, 7:00pm), reception to follow (in cafeteria) Wednesday, December 12, 10:00am and 7:00pm – McKinley School Winter Concert Friday, December …

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Dec
04

Take a Tag from the “Giving Tree” and Help Make the Holidays a Little Brighter for Friends in Need

It’s time for McKinley School’s annual “Giving Tree!” Every year, McKinley School Social Worker Ms. Miller puts gift tags on the main office window. Each tag represents a gift for children in need. Many of the items on the children’s wish lists are very humble gifts that are necessities like shoes, coats, etc. Some are toys. The …

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Dec
04

American Legion Troop #143 Toy Drive Runs Until December 11

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

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Dec
03

School Store “Holiday Edition” Runs December 13 & 14

The School Store “Holiday Edition” will run Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14. Students in 1st through 5th grades can buy for themselves or for their friends and family, including teachers and siblings. Items range in price from 25 cents to $5. There will be our regular school store items available for purchase, also. …

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Dec
03

December Lunch Menu Available

Click here for the December lunch menu, menus subject to change. Menu links can always be found on the homepage of the McKinley PTA website, right hand side, under “Useful School Links.”

Nov
27

November 30 Is Twin Day!

Grab a buddy and dress alike on Friday, November 30! It’s Twin Day at McKinley!  

Nov
27

CT Food Bank Food Drive Ends November 30!

Did you know that 1 in 6 children in Connecticut struggles with hunger? Please consider having your child bring at least 1 non-perishable food item to school NOVEMBER 1-30 to support the Student Council’s November food drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. Items can be placed in marked boxes by each classroom. Together, we can …

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Nov
17

Donate Non-Perishables to the CT Food Bank Food Drive

Did you know that 1 in 6 children in Connecticut struggles with hunger? Please consider having your child bring at least 1 non-perishable food item to school NOVEMBER 1-30 to support the Student Council’s November food drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. Items can be placed in marked boxes by each classroom. Together, we can …

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Nov
17

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

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

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Nov
12

Attend the Math Workshop for 2nd & 3rd Graders on Nov 13

Looking to get a better understanding of the math your child is doing in school? Join Mrs. Bonenfant and Mr. Harvey for a math parent workshop for 2nd & 3rd grades on Tuesday, November 13, 6:30-7:30pm in the library.

Nov
12

Submit Box Tops for the Chance for Your Favorite Teacher to Run the Turkey Trot

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 for you to vote for your favorite teacher to run in the annual Turkey Trot in exchange for …

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Nov
12

Wear Blue on November 13 for World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is November 13! The McKinley Kindness Committee kindly asks you to wear any BLUE shirt on that day. By doing so, you will be using your voice to stand in solidarity and say “Kindness Matters” in Fairfield. Students, schools, families, retailers, businesses and local government throughout Fairfield will come together to send the message that …

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Nov
06

Find Your Grade & Bring Your Assigned Food for the CT Bank Food Drive

Did you know that 1 in 6 children in Connecticut struggles with hunger? Please consider having your child bring at least 1 non-perishable food item to school NOVEMBER 1-30 to support the Student Council’s November food drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. Items can be placed in marked boxes by each classroom. Together, we can …

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