Category Archive: School News

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!

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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