May
07

Mother’s Day Succulent Plant Sale Orders Due Wednesday, 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 $3/plant and pre-orders are due Wednesday, May 9. Cash or make checks out to “McKinley PTA” and return in your child’s folder in an envelope marked “Mother’s Day Plants.” DOWNLOAD and PRINT ORDER FORM HERE. Thank you!

Questions? Contact Jenn Chrysadakis (chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com) or Michelle Gurner (mdgurner(at)yahoo(dot)com).

May
03

Upcoming Info for the Week of May 4 – 11

Here’s what’s happening the week of May 4-11! 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

  • Friday, May 4: Spring Family Read-In Night, 6:30-8:00pm, info here
  • TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK, Monday, May 7 – Friday, May 11: Volunteers needed throughout the week, info here

DEADLINES

  • Friday, May 4: Teacher Appreciation bubbles due, info here
  • Wednesday, May 9: Mother’s Day Succulent Plant Sale Orders due, info here

LINKS

  • May Lunch Menu: click here
  • 2017-18 Fairfield Public Schools Calendar (revised 4/27/18): click here
  • 2017-18 A-F Calendar: click here

May
03

Mother’s Day Succulent Plant Sale Orders Due Wednesday, 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 $3/plant and pre-orders are due Wednesday, May 9. Cash or make checks out to “McKinley PTA” and return in your child’s folder in an envelope marked “Mother’s Day Plants.” DOWNLOAD and PRINT ORDER FORM HERE. Thank you!

Questions? Contact Jenn Chrysadakis (chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com) or Michelle Gurner (mdgurner(at)yahoo(dot)com).

May
03

Looking for Volunteers for Teacher Appreciation Week Activities

Next week we will need help if anyone is available! Contact Michelle Gurner at mdgurner(at)yahoo(dot)com to lend a hand with any of the activities below. Thank you for helping to make this a SUPER week for our teachers!

Wednesday during lunch shifts: We will have an Appreciation Station set up at lunch where students can write notes to teachers and staff. We will need help keeping the station under control as well as organizing all of the notes so they get to the correct person.

Thursday 12:00 (Michelle Gurner’s house): We will be packing and wrapping all of the succulents for the Mother’s Day Sale. There are 500 of these beauties so the more the merrier.

Friday @ Mother’s Day Sale: We will need help throughout the day help the students shop for the perfect plant.

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: We will have food in the lounge for the teachers and staff. If anyone available to pop in during the day to help clean up the lounge, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

May
03

McKinley Kindness T-Shirt Orders Due May 7

McKinley Kindness t-shirt orders are due Monday, May 7! Designed by Zarriah, these cheerful shirts feature Bubbles and a friend. Shirts, available in kid and adults sizes, are $10 each. Download the form HERE to place your order and submit payment. NO LATE ORDERS ACCEPTED!

 

May
01

Join Us for McKinley’s Spring Read-In on May 4

Come join your McKinley family for a read-in night! Join us Friday, May 4, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the McKinley School Library.  *This is not a drop off event.* K-5 welcome! The theme is “blooming into kindness.”

Apr
27

Upcoming Info for the Week of April 27 – May 4

Here’s what’s happening the week of April 27 – May 4! 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

  • Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29: MCKINLEY CARNIVAL! Info here
  • Friday, May 4: Spring Family Read-In Night, 6:30-8:00pm. Details coming soon!

DEADLINES

  • Friday, May 4: Teacher Appreciation bubbles due, info here

LINKS

  • May Lunch Menu: click here
  • 2017-18 Fairfield Public Schools Calendar: click here
  • 2017-18 A-F Calendar: click here

Apr
27

Teacher Appreciation School-Wide Activity, Due May 4

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11! The McKinley School PTA has so many great things planned, stay tuned for details! In the meantime, here’s a fun activity for your kids! Please print the image below and return to help us let our teachers know how super they are. Kids can do as many bubbles as they like – remember their Specials’ teachers, aides, office staff, etc. We are going to decorate the teachers’ lounge and halls with your kids’ messages. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CUT IT OUT BEFORE RETURNING! SEND IN BY MAY 4 TO “ATTN: TEACHER APPRECIATION.” 

Apr
27

May Menus Available

Below are links to the May menus, menus subject to change. These links can always be found on the homepage of the McKinley PTA website, righthand side, under “Useful School Links.”

Apr
26

Mother’s Day Succulent Plant Sale Orders Due Wednesday, 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 $3/plant and pre-orders are due Wednesday, May 9. Cash or make checks out to “McKinley PTA” and return in your child’s folder in an envelope marked “Mother’s Day Plants.” DOWNLOAD and PRINT ORDER FORM HERE. Thank you!

Questions? Contact Jenn Chrysadakis (chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com) or Michelle Gurner (mdgurner(at)yahoo(dot)com).

Apr
26

TONIGHT! “How to Raise an Adult,” Featuring Dr. Susan Bauerfeld

Do you want a child who is independent, resilient and able to face life’s daily challenges with a positive attitude? Please join guest speaker Dr. Susan Bauerfeld for a presentation about the best selling book “How to Raise an Adult” on Thursday, April 26, 7pm in Burr Elementary School’s Library (1960 Burr Street, Fairfield). Learn practical, everyday strategies that you can implement today with children of all ages.

Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Speaker, Parenting Con- sultant/Coach and ADHD coach. Her passion is promoting understanding and teaching skills for success -especially self-regulation, anxiety management and effective communication – to parents, teachers and their kids. Learn more about Dr. Bauerfeld here.

 

Apr
26

McKinley Carnival is THIS WEEKEND, April 27-29!

One of the area’s best carnivals, the McKinley Carnival, is coming up soon at Jennings Beach on April 27, 28 and 29. Entertaining games and rides, lots of tasty treats, volunteer opportunities and tons of fun, $25 unlimited ride wristbands…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!

Apr
19

Upcoming Info for the Week of April 20 – April 27 (and the weekend!)

Here’s what’s happening the week of April 20-27 (and Carnival weekend)! 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

  • Friday, April 20: Zumba Relay for Life fundraiser, info here
  • Friday, April 20: Mix-Match Day, info here
  • Sunday, April 22: McKinley School Garden Clean Up, info here
  • Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29: MCKINLEY CARNIVAL! Info here

DEADLINES

  • Friday, April 20: Payment due for Mix-Match Day, info here
  • SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT THE MCKINLEY CARNIVAL, APRIL 27, 28 & 29: click here

LINKS

  • April Lunch Menu: click here
  • 2017-18 Fairfield Public Schools Calendar: click here
  • 2017-18 A-F Calendar: click here

Apr
19

McKinley Carnival Volunteers Needed!

The McKinley Carnival is coming up – APRIL 27, 28 & 29 – and we need lots of helping hands to help it run smoothly! This is always a fun event for parents and kids to volunteer and enjoy the McKinley Carnival weekend. SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

Help needed:

  • Anyone with comfort around money is needed in the ticket booth.
  • Not comfortable around money? We need helpers to put on wristbands.
  • We have a few spots for litter engineers as well (you’ll even get a handy robotic arm to pick up litter so that you don’t have to touch it.

Anyone that signs up for a 4 hour shift will receive a free wristband for unlimited rides. Does not have to be used on the day you volunteer! SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

Any questions, please reach out to mindygmorgan(at)gmail(dot)com or janinejaeger(at)hotmail(dot)com. We can’t wait to see you!

Apr
19

“How to Raise an Adult,” Featuring Dr. Susan Bauerfeld

Do you want a child who is independent, resilient and able to face life’s daily challenges with a positive attitude? Please join guest speaker Dr. Susan Bauerfeld for a presentation about the best selling book “How to Raise an Adult” on Thursday, April 26, 7pm in Burr Elementary School’s Library (1960 Burr Street, Fairfield). Learn practical, everyday strategies that you can implement today with children of all ages.

Susan Bauerfeld, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Speaker, Parenting Con- sultant/Coach and ADHD coach. Her passion is promoting understanding and teaching skills for success -especially self-regulation, anxiety management and effective communication – to parents, teachers and their kids. Learn more about Dr. Bauerfeld here.

 

Apr
17

McKinley Carnival is April 27-29!

One of the area’s best carnivals, the McKinley Carnival, is coming up soon at Jennings Beach on April 27, 28 and 29. Entertaining games and rides, lots of tasty treats, volunteer opportunities and tons of fun, $25 unlimited ride wristbands…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!

Apr
17

Get Moving: Zumba Relay for Life Fundraiser Is April 20

relay-for-life-zumbaSupport the McKinley Dolphin team and the American Cancer Society in this Relay for Life fundraiser! Zumba instructor Lindsay Morrell will lead Zumba from 7:00-8:00pm on FRIDAY, April 20 in the gym. $5/person, cash or check (made out to American Cancer Society), due by April 19 to Mrs. Bonenfant. Click HERE for the form to pay in advance (disregard the date on the form). Drop ins welcome!

 

Apr
17

Mix-Match Day is Friday, April 20!

Join us for Mix-Match Day on Friday, April 20! $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 April 20. We can’t wait to see how well you mix and match!

Apr
17

PTA Meeting is April 19, 7:30pm

Please join us for the April McKinley PTA meeting on Thursday, April 19! Executive Board meets at 8:00pm, general meeting is at 7:30pm. A volunteer recruitment fair will take place from 7-7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Apr
17

Get Involved! Attend the McKinley PTA Volunteer Recruitment Fair on April 19

Interested in getting more involved at school? Please join us for a special McKinley PTA-sponsored Volunteer Recruitment Fair in the cafeteria on Thursday, April 19, 7-7:30pm. (This will be the first half of the regular scheduled April PTA meeting.) Learn about:

  • PTA Board positions
  • PTA sponsored events/committees/programs

We are seeking parents and caregivers to serve as PTA Board members, event and program chairs and volunteers. Light refreshments will be served, children welcome. If you have questions, please contact Anna Wood at annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com.

Open chair positions in need of a helpful parent:
1 Day commitment –
Color Run
Election Day Bake Sale
Family Game Night
Holiday Show Reception
Valentine’s Day dance

Ongoing Commitment –
C.A.N.E. (Grades K – 2)
Monday Messages/Friday Folders
Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator
Weekend Packs
Yearbook Photographer

Please come and learn about these volunteer opportunities. Outgoing chairpeople will be there to answer questions and give encouragement.

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