Jun
01

Final School Store Next Week

Our final School Store of the year will be on either Wednesday, June 7 or Thursday, June 8, depending on the weather for Field Day. Stay tuned for details!

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 to our farmer volunteers!

May
31

June Breakfast and Lunch Menus Available

Wondering what’s on the menu for breakfast and lunch this month? Below are the links to the menus! Bon appetit!

  • Breakfast menu: click here
  • Lunch menu: click here

Please note that you can always find links to the latest menus on the homepage of the McKinley School’s website on the right side of the page, under “Useful School Links.”

May
31

It’s Crazy Hair Day on June 2!

Support the 5th Grade and participate in CRAZY HAIR DAY on Friday, June 2! Send in $1 by Friday, June 2, attn: 5th Grade Fundraisers, and GO CRAZY!

May
31

Join Us for McKinley School’s Year End Party on June 2!

Sponsored by the McKinley School PTA, the End of Year Party is a much anticipated annual event! Bring a picnic dinner and join your McKinley friends on the lawn at the school for some fun and a performance from the Double Up Dancers. Ice cream will be available for purchase so please bring cash. Rain or shine! Held indoors if inclement weather. We hope to see you there!

May
31

Dedicate a Luminaria and Honor Every Life Affected by Cancer

Luminarias honor the memory of the loved ones we’ve lost, those currently in treatment, and those who’ve overcome cancer. Donating a Luminaria supports the American Cancer Society’s patient programs and lifesaving research. Each luminaria costs $10. Please COMPLETE THIS FORM and SUBMIT to Mrs. Bonenfant by June 9. The Luminaria will be lit at this year’s Relay for Life on June 10 at Ludlowe High School.

May
31

McKinley Girl Scouts Meets Tonight, 6:30pm

The McKinley Girl Scout Troops (Daisy K-1st, Brownie 2nd-3rd, and Junior 4th- 5th) meets TONIGHT, Wednesday, May 31, 6:30pm-7:45pm in the McKinley School Cafeteria. 

Meeting dates for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year will be as follows from 6:30pm-7:45pm at McKinley School, locations could change:

  • June picnic TBD

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erika Taylor at eataylor(at)wesleyan(dot).edu or 347-610-4020. You can also directly contact the troop leader for your child’s group (see below).

Sofie Luciano, Daisies Leader (K-1st); sofieq215(at)aol(dot)com)
Erika Taylor, Brownies Leader (2nd-3rd); eataylor(at)wesleyan(dot).edu
Alison Foito, Juniors Leader (4th-5th); alifoito(at)gmail(dot)com

May
25

Upcoming Events for the Week of May 26 – June 2

eventsHere’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 assembly, WEAR RED, WHITE & BLUE, details here
  • Monday, May 29: Schools closed for Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 30: Spring Concert, 2:00pm & 7:00pm, details here
  • Friday, June 2: End of Year Party, 6:00pm-8:00pm, rain or shine, details here
  • Tuesday, June 6: Schools closed for special election

DEADLINES

  • Friday, June 9: Order a luminaria for Relay for Life, details here
  • 2016-2017 A-E Calendar: click here

LINKS

  • May Lunch Menu: click here
  • 2016-2017 A-E Calendar: click here

May
25

Dedicate a Luminaria and Honor Every Life Affected by Cancer

Luminarias honor the memory of the loved ones we’ve lost, those currently in treatment, and those who’ve overcome cancer. Donating a Luminaria supports the American Cancer Society’s patient programs and lifesaving research. Each luminaria costs $10. Please COMPLETE THIS FORM and SUBMIT to Mrs. Bonenfant by June 9. The Luminaria will be lit at this year’s Relay for Life on June 10 at Ludlowe High School.

May
25

Wear Red, White & Blue for May 26 Assembly

In honor of Memorial Day, please wear red, white and blue to school on Friday, May 26!

 

 

May
25

Schools Closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day

A gentle reminder that Fairfield public schools will be closed Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day. Thank you!

May
25

Schools Closed June 6

A gentle reminder that Fairfield public schools will be closed Tuesday, June 6, due to a Special Election. Thank you!

May
25

Join Us for McKinley School’s End of Year Party on June 2!

Sponsored by the McKinley School PTA, the End of Year Party is a much anticipated annual event! Bring a picnic dinner and join your McKinley friends on the lawn at the school for some fun and a performance from the Double Up Dancers. Ice cream will be available for purchase. Rain or shine! Held indoors if inclement weather. We hope to see you there!

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 mow, it would be greatly appreciated. The grass is pretty tall and we may have lost a kindergartener or two in there this week :) Thank you!

May
25

Way to Go, McKinley Odyssey of the Mind Team!

Congratulations to our very own McKinley Odyssey of the Mind Team as they compete in the World Finals this weekend!!!!! We are so proud of you!! Go get ’em, Tootsie Roll Pops!!!

May
25

Non-fiction Author Melissa Stewart Presents to Grades 1-4

Many thanks to Melissa Stewart, who presented to grades 1-4 this week at McKinley School. Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 science books for children, including Can an Aardvark Bark?; No Monkeys, No Chocolate; and Feathers: Not Just for Flying. She is the co-author of Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K-2 and Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, 3-5.

The kids really enjoyed the readings and the author was terrific!! Click here to learn more about Melissa Stewart and her Science Clubhouse. Many thanks to the McKinley School PTA and Cultural Arts Director Sally Connolly for bringing this treasure to McKinley!

May
25

Boy Scout Troop 88 Hosts Open House on May 31

Calling all 5th grade boys! Troop 88 is hosting an Open House on May 31, 7:00-9:00pm, Grace United Methodist Church, for those who may be interested in joining Boy Scouts. No need to have been a Cub Scout. At the Open House, see a camping setup, taste a camp meal cooked by the Scouts and ask them about their adventures with the Troop! Contact Sue Ransden (sransden@optonline.net) with any questions.

May
25

Info for Musicians and Singers for May 30 Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert, presented by the 5th grade Band and Chorus, the McKinley Singers and the 4th and 5th grade Orchestra, will take place on Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Details for all performers re: evening reporting times, concert dress, etc. are HERE. We look forward to seeing you at the concert!

May
25

Read to Feed Assembly, Friday, May 26, 2:30pm

We are excited to have our big Read To Feed assembly on Friday to reveal the final count of the minutes and how much money we were able to raise. All sponsors are invited to join the assembly. It will be at 2:30pm in the gym. First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones, members of the BoE, , representatives from Operation Hope, Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Senator Tony Hwang and some media are planning to be in attendance. If you collected money from any business sponsors, please be sure they know about the assembly on Friday. Thank you!

May
22

T-shirt Orders for McKinley Dolphins Relay for Life Team Due Wednesday, May 24 – NO EXCEPTIONS

ATTN: RELAY FOR LIFE PARTICIPANTS

FROM MINDY MORGAN: I have not received tee shirt orders from all of the participants of this year’s McKinley Dolphins Relay for Life team. If you have not sent in your order, please send me an email at mindygmorgan(at)gmail(dot)com with your child’s name, class and shirt size. You will need to send in $7 for each t-shirt you order. I will be placing this order Wednesday. No late orders accepted. Thank you!

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