Apr
09

Save the Date for the Annual Spring Art Show & 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.

 

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 sending in your check/cash and form (download HERE) to Brittany Simonis or Kristin Gryga, attn: Weekend Packs Girls Night Out. Too busy washing your hair that night and can’t attend? Send in a donation, we’d be ever so grateful! And feel free to invite friends!

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 5pm

We need volunteers for setup, ticket sales/wristbands, garbage pickup and more. Sign up online HERE or download and submit this FORM to: Brittany Simonis, Kristin Gryga or Alison Foito – CARNIVAL VOLUNTEER FORM.

Thank you!

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.” Please note: you must be a paid PTA member to be considered for a position.

Positions available for the 2019-2020 McKinley School PTA Executive Board are:

  • President(s)
  • President-Elect (s): train to be President
  • Treasurer (s): have custody & maintain a full account of PTA funds
  • Assistant Treasurer (s): train to be Treasurer
  • Secretary (s): record minutes & attendance
  • VP (s) Cultural Arts Programming: identify, plan, & schedule cultural enrichment programs & events
  • VP (s) Membership Representative: recruit members to the PTA & collect dues
  • VP (s) Fun & Fundraising: identify, plan & organize additional fundraising and free family events

Nominees will be presented at the PTA General Meeting on April 25.

Questions may be directed to the Nominating Committee (Alice Morgan at morganalicef(at)gmail(dot)com; Sofia Luciano at sofieq215(at)aol.(dot)om; Anna Wood at annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com.).

If you are interested in being considered for any of these positions, please contact Anna Wood on the Nominating Committee at annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com by April 22.

Sincerely,
The PTA Nominating Committee

 

Apr
08

Join Us for an Emergency PTA Meeting, April 11!

The PTA needs to hold an emergency meeting. All PTA members are welcome. Please join us Thursday, April 11 at 7pm in the McKinley Library. The meeting should not last longer than 30 minutes. Questions? Please contact President Alison Foito at alifoito(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

Apr
05

Celebrate McKinley’s Library Staff April 8-12

In honor of National Library Week April 8 – 12 and National Library Worker’s Day on April 9, we are asking that each student make a homemade card for Mrs. Selk (school librarian) and Miss Sherwood (library aide), thanking them for all they do.

The students can bring in the cards and give them to Mrs. Selk and Miss Sherwood during their library learning time that week. Thank you!

Apr
01

Earth Clay for Earth Day Box Tops!

Earth Clay for Earth Day! The classroom that brings in the most Box Tops will win a fabulous FREE CLAY ART PROJECT in Art class! Each Box Top brings in $0.10 for McKinley’s programs. These Box Tops add up so bring them in! Click here to download the Box Top form if you need more.

Apr
01

Save the Date for the McKinley Carnival!

One of the area’s best carnivals, the McKinley Carnival, is coming up soon at Jennings Beach on April 26, 27 and 28! Entertaining games and rides, lots of tasty treats, volunteer opportunities and tons of fun…what could be a better way to spend the weekend? The Carnival is McKinley PTA’s largest annual fundraiser, so please do all you can to support and enjoy this beloved event! Stay tuned for details and volunteer info!

Mar
29

Celebrate McKinley’s Library Staff April 8-12

In honor of National Library Week April 8 – 12 and National Library Worker’s Day on April 9, we are asking that each student make a homemade card for Mrs. Selk (school librarian) and Miss Sherwood (library aide), thanking them for all they do.

The students can bring in the cards and give them to Mrs. Selk and Miss Sherwood during their library learning time that week. Thank you!

Mar
29

Call for 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.” Please note: you must be a paid PTA member to be considered for a position.

Positions available for the 2019-2020 McKinley School PTA Executive Board are:

  • President(s)
  • President-Elect (s): train to be President
  • Treasurer (s): have custody & maintain a full account of PTA funds
  • Assistant Treasurer (s): train to be Treasurer
  • Secretary (s): record minutes & attendance
  • VP (s) Cultural Arts Programming: identify, plan, & schedule cultural enrichment programs & events
  • VP (s) Membership Representative: recruit members to the PTA & collect dues
  • VP (s) Fun & Fundraising: identify, plan & organize additional fundraising and free family events

Nominees will be presented at the PTA General Meeting on April 25.

Questions may be directed to the Nominating Committee (Alice Morgan at morganalicef(at)gmail(dot)com; Sofia Luciano at sofieq215(at)aol.(dot)om; Anna Wood at annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com.).

If you are interested in being considered for any of these positions, please contact Anna Wood on the Nominating Committee at annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com by April 22.

Sincerely,
The PTA Nominating Committee

 

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 them as needed. Please submit babysitting requests ASAP as spots fill up quickly! Download the form HERE and send it and your payment in by Thursday, March 28 in an envelope labeled “Parent Social.”

Mar
26

Mix-Match Day is Friday, March 29!

Join us for Mix-Match Day on Friday, March 29! $2 donations accepted to support McKinley’s Dolphin Relay Team to raise money for cancer research. Download the form HERE and submit with $2 to Mrs. Bonenfant by March 29. We can’t wait to see how well you mix and match!

Mar
19

Buy a Paper Clover and Show Your Support for the McKinley Drama Club

For just $1, show your support of the McKinley Drama Club. Download the form HERE, write your message(s) on the back and return it and your payment in an envelope to “McKinley Drama Club” by Friday, March 22. All proceeds benefit the drama club. Thank you!

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 them as needed. Please submit babysitting requests ASAP as spots fill up quickly! Download the form HERE and send it and your payment in by Thursday, March 28 in an envelope labeled “Parent Social.”

Mar
18

You’re Invited: McKinley Parent Social!

Join other McKinley parents for a fun night out at GRACE O’MALLEY’S on the Post Road in downtown Fairfield on Saturday, March 30, 4pm-7pm. $10/adult and $5/kid includes light apps and music, cash bar. Babysitting available downstairs for McKinley-age children only during event hours.

Mar
13

“Jump Rope for Heart” is March 20 – Sign Up Today!

During March, Student Council will be sponsoring different fundraising events to raise money for the American Heart Association. They will be selling Scare Monsters, Heart Hero pins, bracelets and pencils during lunch shifts. They will be sponsoring “Jump Rope for Heart” on Wednesday, March 4 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in the gym. (Note: March 20 is early dismissal at 1:40pm due to conferences.) It is a fun event where the students will be doing different jumping activities in order to raise money to help with heart research.

If you would your child to participate, please sign the permission slip HERE and return it by March 19. Each child was given a donation envelope and how they can register online (heart.org/jump). Please contact Ms. Bonenfant at MBONENFANT(at)fairfieldschools(dot)org with questions!

Mar
10

Little Pub Fundraiser – March 11 & 12!

Please join us for a fundraiser at Little Pub on Black Rock Turnpike, Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12. Dine in or eat out, all day. Present THIS FLYER and McKinley will get 15% of your total bill.

Mar
06

Order the McKinley 2018-2019 Yearbook by March 11!

Just 6 days left to order your McKinley School 2018-2019 yearbook! Yearbooks are $16 each. Place your order online BY MARCH 11:

  1. Online using a credit card: Go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter our school’s passcode: 13488719 to create an account to place your order – THIS IS THE BEST OPTION! We are encouraging everyone to pay online, if possible.

If you are unable to pay online and/or if you have questions or pictures you would like to share from field trips or classroom activities, please contact Jessica Decker at jessicab446(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thank you!

Mar
06

Lucky Charms Breakfast for Box Tops

Class contest to earn a Lucky Charms breakfast! During March, submit completed box top sheets (download HERE) and place in the Lucky Charms box next to the elevator on Broadway. For every box top, McKinley gets $0.10 – it adds up! Thank you!

Mar
05

Sign Up for McKinley Wakeman Spring Programs by March 26

Registration for spring Wakeman programs at McKinley School is open! Deadline to register is March 26. REGISTRATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FLYER SPINNER IN THE FRONT OFFICE OR DOWNLOAD IT HEREClasses run 4/1/19 through 6/6/6, depending on class. Classes offered include:

  • Spring Into Arts ($50): For grades 1-2, Mondays, 3:25-4:30pm. We Spring into Art, draw inspiration from nature and embark on a journey into the elements of art. Using various art and crafts mediums such as paint, pencils, watercolors, collages, kids will create a NEW project each week. Spark your creativity and imagination in our class where everyone can get in touch with their inner artist. 8 classes (4/1 – 6/3).
  • Chess & Board Games Club ($50): For grades 1-5, Wednesdays, 3:25-4:30pm. Back this spring by popular demand! Kids will quickly grasp the game of chess by playing with other kids and Wakeman staff. Kids may choose among 10+ games like Checkers, Jenga, UNO, Dominoes, Sorry and Hedbanz to play during the last 20 minutes of each week’s class. No chess experience needed! 9 classes (4/3-6/5).
  • Wonder STEM ($55): For grades 1-2, Thursdays, 3:25-4:30pm. Ever ​Wonder​ how things work? This class brings STEM to life with hands on exploration and experiments. We explore the scientific method with Bird Adaptations, test Newton’s Laws with Balloon Bowling, design and launch a catapult and explore science through various other activities using the Dallas Afterschool Wonder Kits curriculum. 9 classes (4/4-6/6).
  • STEM Goes Green ($55): For grades 3-5, Thursdays, 3:25-4:30pm. Go Green with STEM, Mr. Lowry and our teen STEM gurus. We’ll discover solar power, tinker in the “trash”, create recycled art and explore nature while using science, technology, art, math and of course – FUN!. 9 classes (4/4-6/6).
  • Soccer Fanatics ($50): For grades 1-5*, Mondays, 3:25-4:30pm. Coach Howard and our Wakeman staff return with more soccer and fitness skills through games, drills, skills and challenges for a fun, high energy weekly workout.. Note: c​lass size will be reduced in spring session. 8 classes (4/1-6/3).
  • Zig Zag Zoom Sports ($55): For grades 1-5*, Wednesdays, 3:25-4:30pm. Tag games, relay races, scooter fun and more brings endless fun through our favorite games and recent discoveries, including games that kids can learn to play with minimal equipment in their own neighborhoods. 9 classes (4/3-6/5).
  • Indoor Tennis ($55): For grades 1-5*, Thursdays, 3:25-4:30pm. Tennis season is here and so are we! Real tennis – indoors – with real racquets, special tennis balls and nets. Have a blast learning tennis basics and practicing with friends under Coach Howard’s guidance in partnership with USTA.9 classes (4/4-6/6).

Older posts «

» Newer posts