Category Archive: Social News

May
20

Saugatuck Sweets Brings Ice Cream to McKinley Cafeteria after Spring Concert

No need to rush to grab ice cream after the Spring Concert on May 22, 7pm! Saugatuck Sweets will be selling 6 flavors to choose from, 1 scoop or 2, immediately following  the concert in the cafeteria. CASH ONLY! 20% of the sales will be donated to the McKinley PTA.

May
02

Last Chance to Reserve Your Seats 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! Send in your reservations ASAP to get the seating of your preference. 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 …

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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
09

Girls Night Out 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
09

Sign Up to Volunteer at McKinley’s Carnival, April 26-28

Our school’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the McKinley School Carnival is almost here and the PTA needs your help to make it a success! This year the Carnival will take place on the following dates at Jennings Beach: Friday April 26, 6pm to 10pm Saturday April 27, 1pm to 10pm Sunday April 28, 1pm to …

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Mar
26

Join Your McKinley Friends for the Parent Social THIS SATURDAY!

Join other McKinley parents for a fun night out at GRACE O’MALLEY’S, 1494 Post Road in downtown Fairfield on Saturday, March 30, 4pm-7pm. $10/adult and $5/kid includes light apps (kid-friendly bites, too!) and music, cash bar. Babysitting available downstairs for McKinley-age (5+) children only during event hours. Kids must stay downstairs; parents welcome to check in with …

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Mar
19

Sign Up for the McKinley Parent Social!

Join other McKinley parents for a fun night out at GRACE O’MALLEY’S, 1494 Post Road in downtown Fairfield on Saturday, March 30, 4pm-7pm. $10/adult and $5/kid includes light apps (kid-friendly bites, too!) and music, cash bar. Babysitting available downstairs for McKinley-age (5+) children only during event hours. Kids must stay downstairs; parents welcome to check in with …

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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
12

Join Us February 25 for Kindness Matters at McKinley

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. The evening is sponsored by the PTA Kindness Committee and there is no cost to attend. However, we ask that you …

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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

Sign Up to Attend the Valentine’s Dance on 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
16

Join us at the Valentine’s Dance on 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
15

Volunteers Needed for Valentine’s Dance!

The PTA’s annual Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 1, 7-9pm (snow date: February 8) will be an evening of fun, dancing, crafts, refreshments, raffles, music and more! To make it a success, we need YOUR help! Lots of volunteer opportunities available! SIGN UP HERE.  Please let us know how you can help! We are seeking …

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Jan
11

Seeking Volunteers for the Valentine’s Dance

The PTA’s annual Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 1, 7-9pm (snow date: February 8) will be an evening of fun, dancing, crafts, refreshments, raffles, music and more! To make it a success, we need YOUR help! SIGN UP HERE.  Please let us know how you can help! We are seeking volunteers to: SET-UP: Please arrive …

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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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Nov
29

Kindness Matters Meeting is Thursday, November 29

The world needs a little more kindness, and you can make it happen here at McKinley School! Join the Kindness Matters Committee Thursday, 9/27, in the McKinley Library from 7-8 pm. *  Children and their ideas are welcome! * There’s no commitment or pressure! Come to meetings when you can! For more information, please contact Anna Wood (annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com) or Jennifer …

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Oct
03

Today’s the Last Day to Join McKinley’s Annual Children’s Holiday Show!

Celebrate the Holiday Season by participating in the Annual Children’s Holiday Show! The Children’s Holiday Show is a McKinley School PTA-sponsored event. All McKinley students are invited to sing in the chorus and dance. Rehearsals will be held Monday evenings from 6:00- 8:00pm beginning Monday, October 8th: Children who would like to dance will rehearse form …

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Oct
03

Looking for Trunkers for McKinley School’s Annual Trunk or Treat

It’s almost that time of year! Leaves are starting to fall, the smell of woodsmoke is in the air…and all our kids can talk about is Halloween! McKinley School’s Annual Trunk or Treat is Saturday, October 20, 1pm-3pm (rain date is Sunday, October 27), in the McKinley School parking lot. We’re looking for Trunkers! No …

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Sep
26

It’s not too Late to Join the McKinley School PTA!

Think the PTA is a bunch of moms sitting around having coffee? Think again! The McKinley School PTA is a vibrant, dynamic group of involved PARENT volunteers dedicated to enhancing student education, advocating for children and serving the McKinley community. Here’s what your PTA dues support: Enrichment programs, such as author visits, art, science, etc. Offset the …

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