Category Archive: School News

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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Nov
06

Wear Red, White & Blue for Veterans Day Assembly on November 8

Red, white & blue! The Veterans Day Assembly will be held Thursday, November 8, 9:30am, and is our chance to thank our local Veterans and active service men and women for their service to our country. Wear red, white and blue to school that day to show your admiration for our Veterans!

Nov
06

Invite Your Loved One Who Served to McKinley’s Veterans Day Celebration

To all McKinley families! Are you a Veteran or current member of the Armed Forces? Do you have a family member that has served? We invite you or your loved one to join us for our Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, November 8 at 9:30am. Feel free to come in uniform or civilian clothing. If you are interested, please let Mindy Morgan know …

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Nov
01

Upcoming Info for the Week of Nov 2-9

Here’s what’s happening the week of Nov 2-9! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change. Check the website for the most up-to-date school and PTA info, flyers and more. EVENTS Nov 1-30: Student Council Food Drive for CT Food Bank, info here Tuesday, Nov 6: Election Day Bake Sale …

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Oct
30

Student Council Food Drive to Benefit CT Food Bank Runs Through November

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 in each of the hallways. Together, …

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Oct
30

Youth Spirit Wear Orders Due Friday, November 2!

Please submit your YOUTH spirit wear order forms no later than Friday, November 2 in order to have your items sent home before the holidays. The revised order form is HERE. The new style sweatshirt is available only in grey and the cotton/poly sweatshirt hoody in green is back. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE …

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Oct
30

Looking for Local Veterans and Refreshments for Veterans Day Assembly

Veterans Day is our chance to thank our local Veterans and active service men and women for their service to our country. The Veterans Day Assembly will be held Thursday, November 8, 9:30am. The PTA is looking for volunteers to provide refreshments for our visiting Veterans and guests that day. Baked goods and snacks are appreciated. We can …

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Oct
29

Calling All Bakers & Volunteers for this Year’s Election Day Bake Sale

It’s an election year, which means our annual Election Day Bake Sale is expected to have a good turnout! Stop by to pick up a delicious treat after you’ve voted (or in between running errands or voting at Warde). From 7:00am until 3:00pm or until we run out of treats! Proceeds benefit the McKinley School …

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