Category Archive: School News

Aug
29

Picture Day is Friday, September 20

Get those smiles ready! Picture Day is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20! We are encouraging everyone to order online this year – it’s easy and you can order individual prints if you don’t want to order an entire package! How to order: Order online at http://www.coffeepond.com Click on “Order Central” and then “School Portraits” Select “Fairfield, CT” and then …

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Aug
26

“Meet McKinley” Night / Open House

Save the date! Meet your child’s teachers and get a sneak peek at the upcoming year at McKinley’s Open House on September 16, 6-7:30pm! Our Open House will be another opportunity to learn about our initiatives for the upcoming school year as well as a highlight of some of our goals for school improvement. Open House …

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Aug
26

“Meet & Greet” with Teachers

Parents, caretakers and students are invited to meet their teachers for the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, August 28 from 8:30am-9:30am. See you there!

Jun
06

Purchase a Luminaria to Honor Every Life Affected by Cancer

LAST CALL! ORDERS DUE JUNE 7! Luminarias honor the memory of the loved ones we’ve lost, those currently in treatment, and those who’ve overcome cancer. Donating a Luminaria supports the American Cancer Society’s patient programs and lifesaving research. Each luminaria costs $10. Please COMPLETE THIS FORM and SUBMIT to Mrs. Bonenfant by June 7. The Luminaria will …

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Jun
06

Order 2019-2020 School Supply Kits by June 21

Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box, delivered right to school on the first day? Great news! McKinley PTA is offering a supply kit program at school for the 2019-2020 school year. Kits include the exact colors, …

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Jun
01

Dedicate a Luminaria to Honor Every Life Affected by Cancer

Luminarias honor the memory of the loved ones we’ve lost, those currently in treatment, and those who’ve overcome cancer. Donating a Luminaria supports the American Cancer Society’s patient programs and lifesaving research. Each luminaria costs $10. Please COMPLETE THIS FORM and SUBMIT to Mrs. Bonenfant by June 7. The Luminaria will be lit at this year’s Relay …

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May
20

Reading Week Activities: May 20-24

This week at McKinley is officially “Reading Week.”  There will be different activities the students will participate in throughout the week, see below. If you’d like to read in the classroom this week, please contact Chrissy Petrino to reserve a time: 203-255-8318 or cpetrino@fairfieldschools.org.

May
16

Dedicate a Luminaria and Honor Every Life Affected by Cancer

Luminarias honor the memory of the loved ones we’ve lost, those currently in treatment, and those who’ve overcome cancer. Donating a Luminaria supports the American Cancer Society’s patient programs and lifesaving research. Each luminaria costs $10. Please COMPLETE THIS FORM and SUBMIT to Mrs. Bonenfant by June 7. The Luminaria will be lit at this year’s Relay …

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May
15

Favorite Character Dress Up Day Is May 24

Help support McKinley’s Relay for Life team raise money for cancer research by dressing up as your favorite book character on Friday, May 24! Note, May 24 is early dismissal at 1:40pm. Please send $2 to Mrs. Bonenfant by March 24, download the form HERE. Thank you!

May
14

Student Council Car Wash & Bake Sale on May 18

The McKinley School Student Council is having a Car Wash and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life, which helps with cancer research. Click HERE to pre-register your car by pre-paying, $7/car and $10/large car/truck.

Apr
26

“Odd Gods” Author Visit & Book Sale on May 14

We are thrilled to announce author David Slavin and illustrator Adam J.B. Lane, in partnership with Fairfield University Bookstore, will be at McKinley May 14 to present their new collaboration, “Odd Gods.” Odd Gods is the start of a new trilogy that is part “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and part Percy Jackson. In it, …

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Apr
26

Join Us for a GNO on May 3 to Benefit McKinley Weekend Packs

Have fun and do good with a great group of women! Join us for a Girls Night Out on Friday, May 3, 6-9pm at My Salon Suite! $75 per person includes a wash and blowout, dinner, drinks and dessert. 100% of the ticket sales benefits the McKinley Weekend Packs program. RSVP by April 26 by …

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Apr
26

McKinley Carnival Canceled Friday Night Due to Weather

We regretfully announce that Friday night’s carnival is canceled due to strong winds and poor weather forecast calling for 100% rain. But we’ll be open Saturday, April 27 (1-10pm) and Sunday, April 28 (1-5pm) at Jennings Beach! Wristbands for every day, tons of entertainment and lots of goodies will be available. The Carnival is the PTA’s largest …

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Apr
26

Hope You’re Hungry for the 5th Grade’s Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

Feast your eyes and feed your tummy at McKinley’s Annual Student Art Show and Pasta Dinner on Friday, May 3! Funds raised support the 5th grade class graduation and field trips they will take this school year. 3 seatings: 5-6pm, 6-7pm and 7-8pm. Adults $5 and Kids $3 (3 years and under eat free). Click HERE …

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Apr
05

Celebrate McKinley’s Library Staff April 8-12

In honor of National Library Week April 8 – 12 and National Library Worker’s Day on April 9, we are asking that each student make a homemade card for Mrs. Selk (school librarian) and Miss Sherwood (library aide), thanking them for all they do. The students can bring in the cards and give them to …

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Apr
01

Earth Clay for Earth Day Box Tops!

Earth Clay for Earth Day! The classroom that brings in the most Box Tops will win a fabulous FREE CLAY ART PROJECT in Art class! Each Box Top brings in $0.10 for McKinley’s programs. These Box Tops add up so bring them in! Click here to download the Box Top form if you need more.

Mar
26

Mix-Match Day is Friday, March 29!

Join us for Mix-Match Day on Friday, March 29! $2 donations accepted to support McKinley’s Dolphin Relay Team to raise money for cancer research. Download the form HERE and submit with $2 to Mrs. Bonenfant by March 29. We can’t wait to see how well you mix and match!

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!

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