Category Archive: Volunteer News

Jun
15

Volunteer to Water/Weed/Mow the McKinley Garden this Summer!

The summer is right around the corner! Please help us keep our school garden thriving by signing up for a shift or two ( or more!). We need volunteers to help water, weed and mow over the summer.  Thank you! Sign up HERE.

Jun
01

Upcoming Events & Deadlines for the Week of June 2 – June 9

Happy June! Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of June 2 – June 9 (and a little beyond). For event details and to see the calendar, visit http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note that this list is subject to change. Be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date info, flyers and more! EVENTS …

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Jun
01

Look What’s Sprouting in the McKinley School Garden!

All kinds of goodies have been planted and are growing! This year, we tried planting the 3 Sisters, which is a Native American way of planting beans, corn and squash together. Lima beans, snap peas, onions, raddish, spinach, green beans, parsley, thyme, cilantro, basil, tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, pumpkins and sunflowers are all starting to sprout! Many thanks …

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May
25

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 26 – June 2

Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of May 26 – June 2. For event details and to see the calendar, visit http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note that this list is subject to change. Be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date info, flyers and more! EVENTS Friday, May 26: Read to Feed …

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May
25

McKinley School Garden First Planting; Volunteers Needed

Earlier this week, we planted the first few veggies in the McKinley School garden! How exciting to see the strawberries we planted last year have started to come back this year! We have parsley, cilantro, and cucumbers growing, too. We need some helping hands! If anyone is willing and able this week or over the weekend to …

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May
18

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 19 – May 26

Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of May 19 – May 26 (and a little beyond!). For event details and to see the calendar, visit http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note that this list is subject to change. Be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date info, flyers and more! EVENTS Friday, …

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May
18

Meet the 2017-2018 McKinley School PTA Executive Board

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Executive Board! Looks like it’s going to be a wonderful year! Thank you to all Officers for volunteering to serve and for making McKinley School the best it can be! Note: Some Board members are missing in this photo.  

May
12

Upcoming Events & Deadlines for the Week of May 12 – May 21

Happy Art Show and 5th Grade Pasta Dinner Day! Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of May 12 – May 20. For event details and to see the calendar, visit http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note that this list is subject to change. Be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date …

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May
10

Help Wrap & Pot Mother’s Day Flowers on May 11, 1pm

From McKinley School PTA President Michelle Gurner: Hey Folks! We have over 500 flowers that need to be potted and wrapped tomorrow for the Mother’s Day Flower Shop. If anyone is available, please come to the patio area behind the cafeteria tomorrow at 1:00pm ( or whenever you can get there) We could use as …

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May
10

Help Hang Art for the Art Show!

From Suzanne Graceffa: To anyone who wants to help hang art- I started hanging art for the show today. Mrs. Gorrusso has a drawer for each class. You can grab a class and put it up as you have time. She wants everything hung in a class grouping and for the classes to go alphabetically …

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May
09

McKinley Kindness Committee Meets Wednesday, May 17, 7-8pm

Hi parents! Our next meeting of the McKinley Kindness Matters Committee is Wednesday, May 17 from 7pm to 8pm in the McKinley School Library. Children welcome! We would also 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 annawood(dot)home(at)gmail(dot)com. We hope you can join us!

May
05

Upcoming Events & Deadlines for the Week of May 5 – May 12

Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of May 5 – May 12. For event details and to see the calendar, visit http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note that this list is subject to change. Be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date info, flyers and more! EVENTS Wednesday, May 10: McKinley Girl Scouts, details …

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May
03

Join Us for McKinley School’s PTA Meeting, Thursday, May 11

Join us one week from tomorrow for the McKinley School’s PTA May Meeting! All are welcome. 7-7:45pm is the Executive Board Meeting and the General Membership Meeting will meet at 7:45pm. The May meeting is critical as the 2017-18 Slate of Officers will be proposed and voted on. See below. Many thanks to all who have volunteered to serve, …

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May
03

McKinley Girl Scouts’ Next Meeting is Wednesday, May 10

The McKinley Girl Scout Troops (Daisy K-1st, Brownie 2nd-3rd, and Junior 4th- 5th) have gotten off to a great start! Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 10, 6:00pm-7:00pm in the McKinley School Cafeteria. Note new time due to STEM Family Night that same evening.  Meeting dates for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year will be as follows from …

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May
01

Mother’s Day Flowers Orders Due Tuesday, May 9

Celebrate someone special on Mother’s Day! The stage will be transformed into a garden shop so the children can choose from an assortment of 4″ potted flowers, wrapped and ready for gifting for moms, grandmothers, aunts, teachers, etc. The cost is $4/plant and pre orders are due Tuesday, May 9. Cash or make checks out to …

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Apr
27

Upcoming Events for the Week of April 28 – May 5

Happy Carnival weekend! Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of April 28 – May 5 (and a little beyond!). For event details and to see the calendar, visit http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note that this list is subject to change. Be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date info, flyers and …

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Apr
27

Looking for Volunteers for Mother’s Day Flower Prep, May 11

It’s that time of year again. We are getting ready for our annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale on May 12. Please help us prep the flowers for the sale! We need people to pot and wrap all of the flowers. We will be doing this at school this year. Sign up here. Thank you!

Apr
27

McKinley School PTA Announces 2017-18 Proposed Slate of Officers

Please be advised that the Nominating Committee of the McKinley School PTA gives notice of the proposed slate of officers for the 2017-2018 school year below. Download the letter from the Nominating Committee here. The proposed slate of officers will be elected at the May 11 PTA General Membership meeting. If anyone is interested in being nominated for …

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Apr
25

Looking for Volunteers to Help Decorate Doors for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up. Please help us to decorate doors in the halls to help show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all that they do!  Join us Sunday, April 30. TIMES and SIGN UP HERE! We will supply the paper for the doors, but please bring your own crafting supplies …

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Apr
20

Upcoming Events & Deadlines for the Week of April 21 – 30

Here’s a peek at what’s on McKinley School’s calendar for the week of April 21 – April 30. For event details and to see the calendar, visit http://mckinleyschoolpta.org/events/. Please note that this list is subject to change. Be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date info, flyers and more! EVENTS Friday, April 21: Ballet for …

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