Category Archive: Volunteer News

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
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
07

Cozy Clothing Drive Runs through February

Cozy up to kindness this winter! Please bring in NEW children’s gloves, hats, scarves and socks so everyone will be warm and cozy this winter. Donation boxes will be in the school lobby through February. Thank you!

Jan
07

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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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

Looking for Volunteers to Bring Sweets & Treats for Holiday Show Reception

The McKinley School PTA’s Holiday Show is December 10, 7pm, and following right after is a lovely reception to celebrate the performers. We are looking for volunteers to help set up, clean up and provide sweets, treats and healthy snacks (all nut free, please!). Please download the flyer here and submit it by December 6 …

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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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Nov
05

Election Day Bake Sale: 7am-1pm!

It’s an election year, which means our annual Election Day Bake Sale is expected to have a good turnout! Stop by McKinley School tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, to pick up a delicious treat after you’ve voted (or in between running errands or voting at Warde). From 7:00am until 1:00pm or until we run out of …

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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

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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Oct
23

Join the PTA by Oct 31 for the Chance to Win a Spirit Wear Basket

Are you new to PTA? A McKinley PTA Membership helps contribute towards and offsets the cost to school programs and activities, community service events and enrichment opportunities for all students throughout the year. By being a paid PTA member, you are eligible to volunteer in many rewarding PTA school events such as Trunk or Treat, Valentine’s …

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Oct
09

CANE 2018-19 Training Dates

C.A.N.E. (Connecticut Audubon Nature Explorers) Program for K-2 is offering 3 training dates for each program, see below. Please make every effort to attend one of each relevant training dates, as extra training classes may not be possible due to CAS teacher-naturalist schedule conflicts.

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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Oct
03

The School Store is Friday, October 5! Pre-payments due October 4!

The first School Store will be on Friday, October 5. 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 …

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