Feb
08

McKinley’s “One Box, One Family” Drive Continues through February

This year, the “One Box, One Family” drive will continue to run through February. 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 and Zimbabwe.  The USACF provides the shipping and delivery of the materials that we collect.

The Student Council would like to encourage McKinley families to donate new or gently used clothes, school supplies, art supplies, toys, books or soccer equipment to our sister school. Last year, families were encouraged to send in one box per family. Boxes ranged from shoe boxes to cartons. We nearly filled an entire truck with our donations!  They were greatly appreciated by the students in Zimbabwe.

This year, the “One Box, One Family” drive will continue to run through February. If you wish to make a contribution, please mark our family’s box “Zimbabwe” and deliver it to the school lobby.  Thank you!

Miss Caitlin Sasko
Miss Kura O’Driscoll
Mrs. Maureen Bonenfant,
Student Council Advisors

Teresa Gingrave,
Principal

Jan
30

Order your 2018-2019 Yearbook by March 11!

Time to order your McKinley School 2018-2019 yearbook! Yearbooks are $16 each. Place your order online BY MARCH 11! 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!

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 years old) must accompany all children. Absolutely no drop offs are permitted and children will not be permitted to enter without an accompanying adult. Click HERE to download the ticket order form.

And we’re in need of volunteers! 30 minute shifts available. Please sign up HERE. Thank you!

Jan
30

Ticket Orders for Family Fun Night at Bridgeport Sound Tigers Due Feb 1

bridgeport-sound-tigers-logoPlease join us for our annual McKinley Family Fun Night at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena on Saturday, February 9! The McKinley Singers will be singing the national anthem during the first intermission.  The game starts at 7pm (doors open at 6pm, singers arrive at 6:30pm) and tickets are only $18 per person (regularly $31). Each singer will need his/her own ticket to attend. Ms. Bettke will forward additional details for McKinley Singers closer to the game date.  Download the payment form HERE. Please send the form and payment to the Front Office in an envelope labeled with “Sound Tigers.” Ticket orders are due by Friday, February 1. Tickets will be distributed in your child’s backpack the week before the game. NO DAY OF GAME ORDERS. Questions? Please contact Jenn Chrysadakis at chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

Jan
22

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
22

A Look Ahead at the 2019 PTA Meetings

Here’s a sneak peek at the PTA meetings through the rest of the school year:

  • February 7, 7pm: Board of Education Member to discuss the latest happenings with the Board of Education, plus a Q&A
  • March 13, 7pm: Principal Gingrave to present on school and putting together the Nominating Committee for the 2019-2020 slate
  • April 4, 7pm: 2019-2020 slate presented
  • May 8, 7pm: 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 child’s school community. And it’s not too late to join, download the form and payment info HERE.

 

Jan
22

Fill a Box for McKinley’s “One Box, One Family” Drive

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 and Zimbabwe.  The USACF provides the shipping and delivery of the materials that we collect.

The Student Council would like to encourage McKinley families to donate new or gently used clothes, school supplies, art supplies, toys, books or soccer equipment to our sister school. Last year, families were encouraged to send in one box per family. Boxes ranged from shoe boxes to cartons. We nearly filled an entire truck with our donations!  They were greatly appreciated by the students in Zimbabwe.

This year, the “One Box, One Family” drive will take place during the month of January. If you wish to make a contribution, please mark our family’s box “Zimbabwe” and deliver it to the school lobby.  Thank you!

Miss Caitlin Sasko
Miss Kura O’Driscoll
Mrs. Maureen Bonenfant,
Student Council Advisors

Teresa Gingrave,
Principal

Jan
22

Order the McKinley 2018-2019 Yearbook by March 11!

It’s the time of year 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!

Jan
22

Ticket Orders for Family Fun Night at Bridgeport Sound Tigers Due Feb 1

bridgeport-sound-tigers-logoPlease join us for our annual McKinley Family Fun Night at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena on Saturday, February 9! The McKinley Singers will be singing the national anthem during the first intermission.  The game starts at 7pm (doors open at 6pm, singers arrive at 6:30pm) and tickets are only $18 per person (regularly $31). Each singer will need his/her own ticket to attend. Ms. Bettke will forward additional details for McKinley Singers closer to the game date.  Download the payment form HERE. Please send the form and payment to the Front Office in an envelope labeled with “Sound Tigers.” Ticket orders are due by Friday, February 1. Tickets will be distributed in your child’s backpack the week before the game. NO DAY OF GAME ORDERS. Questions? Please contact Jenn Chrysadakis at chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

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 years old) must accompany all children. Absolutely no drop offs are permitted and children will not be permitted to enter without an accompanying adult. Click HERE to download the ticket order form.

And we’re in need of volunteers! 30 minute shifts available. Please sign up HERE. Thank you!

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 years old) must accompany all children. Absolutely no drop offs are permitted and children will not be permitted to enter without an accompanying adult. Click HERE to download the ticket order form.

And we’re in need of volunteers! 30 minute shifts available. Please sign up HERE. Thank you!

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 volunteers to:

  • SET-UP: Please arrive at 4pm
  • CHAPERONE, CHECK IN, MONITOR RAFFLE: 30 minute shifts to cover the doors, hallways and gym
  • CLEAN-UP: Post dance help

Let Alison Seyal at alisonseyal(at)gmail(dot)com know if you have questions. THANK YOU!

 

Jan
15

Family Fun Night at Bridgeport Sound Tigers – February 9!

bridgeport-sound-tigers-logoPlease join us for our annual McKinley Family Fun Night at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena on Saturday, February 9! The McKinley Singers will be singing the national anthem during the first intermission.  The game starts at 7pm (doors open at 6pm, singers arrive at 6:30pm) and tickets are only $18 per person (regularly $31). Each singer will need his/her own ticket to attend. Ms. Bettke will forward additional details for McKinley Singers closer to the game date.  Download the payment form HERE. Please send the form and payment to the Front Office in an envelope labeled with “Sound Tigers.” Ticket orders are due by Friday, February 1. Tickets will be distributed in your child’s backpack the week before the game. NO DAY OF GAME ORDERS. Questions? Please contact Jenn Chrysadakis at chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

Jan
15

Support Cancer Research in Your Pajamas on January 18

It’s Pajama Day on Friday, January 18! (And Early Dismissal at 1:40pm!) Help the Student Council raise funds for the McKinley Dolphins Team Fundraiser to support Relay for Life and finding a cure for cancer. Send in your $2 donation per child by January 17 to Mrs. Bonenfant. Download the form here.

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 at 4pm
  • CHAPERONE, CHECK IN, MONITOR RAFFLE: 30 minute shifts to cover the doors, hallways and gym
  • CLEAN-UP: Post dance help

Let Alison Seyal at alisonseyal(at)gmail(dot)com know if you have questions. THANK YOU!

Jan
10

Order your 2018-2019 Yearbook by March 11!

It’s the time of year 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!

Jan
10

TONIGHT! PTA Meeting & Fairfield Strategic Planning Workshop

Please join us TONIGHT for McKinley’s PTA meeting, 7pm, in the McKinley School Library! The PTA will be holding a special workshop with the Town of Fairfield’s Strategic Planning Committee. The Committee seeks to get Town residents’ feedback and input on the direction of the Town. Please come and share your thoughts with the committee. Here is their website if you would like more information on what they are doing: http://www.hlplanning.com/portals/fairfield/.

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 child’s school community. And it’s not too late to join, download the form and payment info HERE.

Jan
08

Family Fun Night at Bridgeport Sound Tigers – February 9!

bridgeport-sound-tigers-logoPlease join us for our annual McKinley Family Fun Night at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Webster Bank Arena on Saturday, February 9! The McKinley Singers will be singing the national anthem during the first intermission.  The game starts at 7pm (doors open at 6pm, singers arrive at 6:30pm) and tickets are only $18 per person (regularly $31). Each singer will need his/her own ticket to attend. Ms. Bettke will forward additional details for McKinley Singers closer to the game date.  Download the payment form HERE. Please send the form and payment to the Front Office in an envelope labeled with “Sound Tigers.” Ticket orders are due by Friday, February 1. Tickets will be distributed in your child’s backpack the week before the game. NO DAY OF GAME ORDERS. Questions? Please contact Jenn Chrysadakis at chrysadakisj(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you!

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 and Zimbabwe.  The USACF provides the shipping and delivery of the materials that we collect.

The Student Council would like to encourage McKinley families to donate new or gently used clothes, school supplies, art supplies, toys, books or soccer equipment to our sister school. Last year, families were encouraged to send in one box per family. Boxes ranged from shoe boxes to cartons. We nearly filled an entire truck with our donations!  They were greatly appreciated by the students in Zimbabwe.

This year, the “One Box, One Family” drive will take place during the month of January. If you wish to make a contribution, please mark our family’s box “Zimbabwe” and deliver it to the school lobby.  Thank you!

Miss Caitlin Sasko
Miss Kura O’Driscoll
Mrs. Maureen Bonenfant,
Student Council Advisors

Teresa Gingrave,
Principal

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