Category Archive: Volunteer News

Jan
16

Seeking Volunteers for the Valentine’s Dance

The PTA’s annual Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 2, 7-9pm (snow date: February 9) will be an evening of fun, dancing, crafts, refreshments, raffles, music and more! To make it a success, we need YOUR help! Please let us know how you can help! We are seeking volunteers to: BAKE: Drop off your goodies to …

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Jan
16

Get Ready for the Valentine’s Dance on February 2!

Join your McKinley friends for the PTA’s annual Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 2, 7-9pm (snow date: February 9). It will be an evening of fun, dancing, crafts, refreshments, raffles, music and more! Double Up Dance Studio will be returning as a special guest. Tickets are $5/person in advance and $7/person at the door. An …

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Jan
11

Upcoming Info for the Week of January 12-19

Here’s what’s happening during the week of January 12-19! 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 Thursday, January 18, 6:30pm: Family STEM Night. Sign up by January 16. Details here. Friday, January 19: Pajama …

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Jan
11

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
04

“One Box, One Family” Drive to Support a Zimbabwe School Runs through January

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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Dec
14

McKinley Holiday Show A Success!

The McKinley Holiday Chorus performed last Monday, December 11, under the guidance of PTA members Suzanne Graceffa, Katie Romeo and Valerie Rubio. Singing a variety of holiday songs, over 60 students participated. A deep, heartfelt thank you to Suzanne, Katie, Valerie and RJ Romeo (who ran the A/V) for their patience, humor and leadership. The …

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Dec
14

“Giving Tree” Deadline Extended to Tuesday, December 19

If you would like to fulfill some holiday wishes and participate in McKinley’s “Giving Tree,” you still can! The deadline to give gifts has been extended to Tuesday, December 19. Please come by this week and take a tag (or a few) so you can shop over the weekend! Every year, McKinley School Social Worker …

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Dec
07

Upcoming Info for the Week of December 8 – 15

Here’s what’s happening during the week of December 8-15! 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 Monday, December 11: McKinley PTA Holiday Show & Reception, 7pm, info here Tuesday, December 12 – Thursday, December …

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Dec
07

More Tags Now Available on the “Giving Tree”

Ms. Miller just posted more tags on McKinley’s “Giving Tree,” and we are in need of some friends to fulfill some holiday wishes. Every year, McKinley School Social Worker Ms. Miller identifies McKinley students in need and puts gift tags on the main office window for McKinley families to take. Many items on the children’s wish lists are …

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Dec
07

McKinley Holiday Show & Reception is December 11

The McKinley Holiday Chorus, made up of 60+ children in grades K-5th grade are very excited to perform some holiday favorites for you on Monday, December 11, 7pm (December 18 in case of inclement weather). This is a PTA-sponsored event and admission is free. We hope to see you! December 11 is also the final …

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Dec
07

Holiday Shop Fundraiser Runs Tuesday-Thursday, December 12-14

Another popular 5th grade fundraiser is here! The Holiday Shop will run December 12-14 and students in 1st through 5th grades can buy presents for their friends and family. Items range in price from 25 cents to $10. There are items for friends, parents, siblings and grandparents. We will provide free gift tags and bags …

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Nov
30

Upcoming Info for the Week of December 1 – 8

Here’s what’s happening during the week of December 1-8! 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 Friday, December 1: Winter Read In, 7-8:30pm, details here Sunday, December 3: Wonder movie screening with the Kindness …

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Nov
30

Take a Tag from the “Giving Tree!”

It’s time for McKinley School’s annual “Giving Tree!” Every year, McKinley School Social Worker Ms. Miller identifies McKinley students in need and puts gift tags on the main office window for McKinley families to take. Many 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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Nov
09

Kindness Matters Meeting, Wednesday, November 15

The McKinley Kindness Matters Committee is Wednesday, November 15 from 7pm to 8pm in the McKinley School Library. Children welcome! We would love to hear their thoughts, too! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Barahona at jennifer(dot)d(dot)barahona(at)gmail(dot)com or Anna Wood at annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com. We hope you can join us!

Nov
02

Upcoming PTA Info for the Week of November 3-10

Here’s what’s happening during the week of November 3-10 (and a bit beyond)! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change and only PTA-related items (other than school closures and some BoE info) are listed here and on the website. Check the website for the most up-to-date PTA info, …

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Nov
02

PTA Holiday Show Rehearsals & Reminders

The PTA Holiday Show rehearsals run every Monday through the show on Monday, December 11. K-2 is 6:30 – 7:30pm 7 – 8pm for 3-5. Dance rehearsal starts NEXT Monday, at 6pm. Please make sure to check in and sign out every week, as the list is used for attendance as well as for safety purposes …

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Nov
02

Don’t Miss the McKinley World’s Fair on November 4

Looking to travel abroad but forgot to renew your passport? Simply come by McKinley School THIS SATURDAY for the World’s Fair, 10:30am-2:30pm! Take a trip around the world and visit countries near and far in under 4 hours! Grab lunch and tasty treats from all over. Enjoy entertainment and fun from around the world! There’s …

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Nov
02

Looking for Treats for the World’s Fair Bake Sale

Love baking? Well, there’s still time to offer homemade or store bought goods for our World’s Fair on Saturday, November 4, 10:30am – 2:30pm. Treats representing your country would be great. Please provide individually-wrapped goods and let us know the ingredients e.g. if there are nuts. Delivery can be made on Friday, November 3, after …

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Oct
26

Upcoming PTA Info for the Week of October 27 – November 4

Here’s what’s happening during the week of October 27 – November 4! For event details, visit the Calendar at http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note info is subject to change and only PTA-related items (other than school closures and some BoE info) are listed here and on the website. Check the website for the most up-to-date PTA info, flyers and …

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Oct
26

Pre-order Your World’s Fair Tickets!

McKinley’s World’s Fair is Saturday, November 4, 10am-2pm. All are welcome to this Town-wide event celebrating our wonderful world together with McKinley families’ culture and heritage. Pre-order your tickets today and save $1 off each admission! Admission at the door is $5/child ages 4-12 (includes cost of crafts) and $3/adult and children 13+. PRINT and DOWNLOAD …

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