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 to download the dinner registration form and to reserve your seats. Thank you!

Apr
25

Tonight’s PTA Meeting RESCHEDULED to April 30

Tonight’s PTA meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 30, 7pm in the McKinley Library. 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 and Committee Chairs
  • New Fundraiser involving school supplies

Please note that per our PTA’s bylaws, only those individuals who are paid members of the McKinley PTA before April 1, 2019 are eligible to vote in the current election. (See Article VI, Section 2)

Apr
23

Call for 2019-2020 PTA Appointed Positions

In addition to PTA elected positions, the McKinley PTA also offers appointed positions. Appointed positions are part of the Executive Board and are expected to attend the monthly general and executive PTA meetings. You must be a paid PTA member to apply.

The appointed positions are:

  • Membership Elect (shadow and work with VP (s) of Membership, to then possibly consider running for the position next year)
  • Fun & Fundraising Elect (shadow and work with the VP (s) of Fun & Fundraising, to then possibly consider running for the position next year)
  • Volunteer Coordinator (s): work with the VP (s) of Fun and Fundraising and Committee Chairs of certain PTA events to help find volunteers or create signup geniuses to get volunteers
  • PTA Council Delegate: You will represent McKinley PTA and School at monthly PTAC meetings and report back any updates at the general and executive monthly meetings
  • Board of Education Delegate: You will represent McKinley PTA and School at monthly BOE meetings and report back any updates at the general and executive monthly meetings
  • Budget Review Representative: You will represent McKinley PTA and School at Budget Review Meetings at BOE meetings and report back any updates at the general and executive monthly meetings. Most of these meetings are in January with some additional between February and April when education budget is being reviewed at town meetings
  • SEPTA Representative (s): You will represent McKinley PTA and School at monthly Special Education PTA meetings and report back any updates at the general and executive monthly meetings

If you are interested in being considered for any of these positions, please contact Alison Foito, PTA President at alifoito(at)gmail(dot)com by May 13. If you have any questions, please contact Alison directly. Once all names are received, Alison sit down with the new Executive Committee that was just elected to discuss and appoint these positions. Thank you!

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 and Committee Chairs
  • New Fundraiser involving school supplies

Please note that per our PTA’s bylaws, only those individuals who are paid members of the McKinley PTA before April 1, 2019 are eligible to vote in the current election. (See Article VI, Section 2)

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!

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