Category Archive: Volunteer News

May
14

Join us May 15 for the McKinley PTA Meeting

Please join us for the May McKinley PTA meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 7pm! We will vote on the 2019-2020 slate. All are welcome. Hope to see you there! We look forward to seeing new faces and hearing new ideas. The PTA is a great opportunity to get involved, make new friends and be part of your …

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May
02

Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop Jewelry Orders Due Friday, May 3

Celebrate someone special on Mother’s Day! The stage will be transformed into a jewelry pop-up shop so the children can choose from an assortment of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, each $6. We will have gift bags and cards for the kids to make their purchases ready for gifting moms, grandmothers, aunts, teachers, etc. The cost is …

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Apr
26

Mother’s Day Pop-Up Shop Jewelry Orders Due Friday, May 3

Celebrate someone special on Mother’s Day! The stage will be transformed into a jewelry pop-up shop so the children can choose from an assortment of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, each $6. We will have gift bags and cards for the kids to make their purchases ready for gifting moms, grandmothers, aunts, teachers, etc. The cost is …

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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
26

Hope You’re Hungry 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! 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 $5 and Kids $3 (3 years and under eat free). Click HERE …

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Apr
23

Join us April 25 for the April PTA Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, April 25, 7pm in the McKinley Library for the April PTA General Meeting. All are welcome! Executive Board Meeting follows the General Meeting. Some agenda items include: Presentation of the 2019/2020 Slate from the Nominating Committee Project Executive Board is working on regarding creating standard rules/guidelines and policies for Board Members …

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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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Apr
08

Submit Your 2019-20 PTA Executive Board Nominations

The McKinley School PTA’s Nominating Committee is accepting and considering candidates for the 2019-20 PTA Executive Board. If you would like to be part of a vibrant team dedicated to providing enriching activities for the McKinley community, then please consider putting your name forward to the PTA Executive Board. Positions can be shared as “co.” …

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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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Mar
05

School Store Is Open March 8!

The next School Store will be on Friday, March 8. 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 can …

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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
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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