May
17

Join Us for the Kindness Matters Meeting, May 30

The final McKinley Kindness Matters Committee meeting of the school year is Wednesday, May 30 from 7pm to 8pm in the McKinley School Library. Children welcome! We would love to hear their thoughts, too! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Barahona at jennifer(dot)d(dot)barahona(at)gmail(dot)com or Anna Wood at annamckinleypta(at)gmail(dot)com. We hope you can join us!

May
17

Early Dismissal on Tuesday, May 22

Students will be dismissed at 1:40pm on Tuesday, May 22 for professional development of the teachers and staff.

May
17

Steffano’s Fundraiser, May 20

Grab a delicious lunch or dinner at Steffano’s Restaurant & Pizzeria of Fairfield, 525 Tunis Hill Cut Off on Sunday, May 20, 11am-10pm. Eat in or take out, and 10% of sales will be donated to McKinley School. Check out the menu here.

May
17

Student Council Car Wash & Bake Sale POSTPONED to JUNE 2

The McKinley School Student Council’s Car Wash and Bake Sale has been postponed from Saturday, May 19 to  Saturday, June 2 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life, which helps with cancer research.

May
17

“Fill a Public Works Truck” Food Drive Takes Place May 20-26 at Fairfield Public Schools

Fairfield’s Department of Public Works is celebrating National Public Works Week, May 20-26, by hosting a “Fill a Public Works Truck” food drive to benefit Operation Hope’s Food Pantry and the Connecticut Food Bank. Look for the Public Works orange “Trucks” in the main entrance of all Fairfield Public Schools, including McKinley School.

Please consider donating any of these items the week of May 20-26 at not only McKinley School but both library branches, Sullivan-Independence Hall, Old Town Hall, the Police Department, the Senior Center and the Recreation Center:

  • Canned fruit / dried fruit
  • Apple sauce / canned peaches / canned fruit cocktail
  • Canned soups / stews/ chowders
  • Peanut butter / jelly / jam
  • Canned meat / chicken / tuna / fish
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Juice boxes
  • Granola bars
  • Ground coffee / herbal tea

 

May
15

Spots Selling Out for 5th Grade Pasta Dinner, Reserve Yours Now!

Feast your eyes and feed your tummy at McKinley’s Annual Student Art Show and Pasta Dinner! Funds raised support the 5th grade class graduation and field trips they will take this school year. 2 seatings available: 5-6pm and 7-8pm. UPDATE: Second seating from 6-7pm is full.

Adults $5 and Kids $3 (3 years and under eat free). Click HERE to download the dinner registration form and to reserve your seats.

 

May
15

Wear Your Favorite Cap on May 18

Caps for Cure is Friday, May 18! Wear a cap and help support Relay for Life’s efforts to find cures for cancer. For a $2 donation, you can wear your favorite hat to school. Submit THIS FORM and your $2 to Mrs. Bonenfant by Friday, May 18. Thank you!

May
15

Local Author Ryan SanAngelo to Visit McKinley & Selling Books on May 18

Ryan SanAngelo is a children’s author and music performer. He’s also a Fairfield resident and the father of a McKinley School student. He’s coming to our school on Friday, May 18!

During the day, he will be performing cabaret-style during lunch shifts for all K-5 students. That nigh,t he’ll be at the 5th Grade Pasta Dinner fundraiser, selling and signing copies of his books. The event runs from 5-8 pm. All families have the opportunity to pre-purchase autographed and personalized copies of Ryan SanAngelo’s books. Mr. SanAngelo will be generously donating 40% of all book sales to the 5th Grade/PTA!

Pre-orders are due May 18, download the order form HERE. “Spaghetti Eddie” (softcover) is $10 and “Wake Up, Tommy! You’re in a Book!” (hardcover) is $10. Questions? Contact Sally Connolly at sallyeconnolly(at)gmail(dot)com. Many thanks to Ryan for his support of McKinley and to all of you, thank you!

May
15

Join Us for McKinley’s Spring Student Art Show on May 18

Join us for McKinley’s annual spring art show on Friday, May 18, 5-8pm! There will be a special unveiling of an incredible masterpiece, raffle prizes, scavenger hunts, food, music and fun! We hope to see you!

May
15

Pre-Register Your Car for the Student Council Car Wash on May 19

The McKinley Student Council will be holding a Car Wash on Saturday, May 19, from 9am to 2pm. The money that we are collecting will go toward the collection that we are going to raise when we do the “Relay for Life Walk” (fundraiser for cancer research) on June 11.  We will also be selling water and baked goods since they have soccer on the field that day.

Pre-register your car! $7 per car and $10 per large car or truck. Return payment and slip before May 19. DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE!

May
15

NEEDED: Volunteers, Supplies & Baked Goods for the Student Council Car Wash on May 19

The McKinley Student Council will be holding a Car Wash on Saturday, May 19, from 9am to 2pm. The money that we are collecting will go toward the collection that we are going to raise when we do the “Relay for Life Walk” (fundraiser for cancer research) on June 11.  We will also be selling water and baked goods since they have soccer on the field that day. We are asking that the children sign up for an hour and to please bring towels, buckets, sponges, and soap. We will also be needing parents to help that day. We also need an awning canopy to cover the water and baked goods. If your child or you would like to participate, please fill out the form HERE and submit to Mrs. Bonenfant.

Thanks as always for your support!

Mrs. Bonenfant, Miss O’Driscoll, Miss Sasco

May
10

Upcoming Info for the Week of May 11-19

Here’s what’s happening the week of May 11-19! 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 18: Caps for Cure fundraiser for Relay for Life, info here
  • Friday, May 18: McKinley Author Ryan SanAngelo book selling/signing, info here
  • Friday, May 18: Spring Art Show, info here
  • Friday, May 18: 5th Grade Fundraiser Pasta Dinner, info here
  • Saturday, May 19: Relay for Life Car Wash, 9am-2pm

DEADLINES

  • Volunteers, supplies and baked goods needed for Relay for Life Car Wash, info here
  • Friday, May 18: Caps for Cure fundraiser for Relay for Life, info here
  • Friday, May 18: Advance orders for McKinley Author Ryan SanAngelo books due, info here

SCHOOL CLOSURES

  • Tuesday, May 22: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm for Professional Development
  • Monday, May 28: Memorial Day, schools are closed
  • Wednesday, June 20: Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm
  • Thursday, June 21: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL & Early Dismissal @ 1:40pm

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
10

Student Masterpieces on Display at Spring Art Show, May 18

Join us for McKinley’s annual spring art show on Friday, May 18, 5-8pm! There will be a special unveiling of an incredible masterpiece, raffle prizes, scavenger hunts, food, music and fun! We hope to see you!

May
10

Get 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! 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.

 

May
09

Local Author Ryan SanAngelo to Visit McKinley & Selling Books on May 18

Ryan SanAngelo is a children’s author and music performer. He’s also a Fairfield resident and the father of a McKinley School student. He’s coming to our school on Friday, May 18!

During the day, he will be performing for all K-5 students. That nigh,t he’ll be at the 5th Grade Pasta Dinner fundraiser, selling and signing copies of his books. The event runs from 5-8 pm. All families have the opportunity to pre-purchase autographed and personalized copies of Ryan SanAngelo’s books. Mr. SanAngelo will be generously donating 40% of all book sales to the 5th Grade/PTA!

Pre-orders are due May 18, download the order form HERE. “Spaghetti Eddie” (softcover) is $10 and “Wake Up, Tommy! You’re in a Book!” (hardcover) is $10. Questions? Contact Sally Connolly at sallyeconnolly(at)gmail(dot)com. Many thanks to Ryan for his support of McKinley and to all of you, thank you!

May
09

Caps for Cure! May 18 – Support Relay for Life

Caps for Cure is Friday, May 18! Wear a cap and help support Relay for Life’s efforts to find cures for cancer. For a $2 donation, you can wear your favorite hat to school. Submit THIS FORM and your $2 to Mrs. Bonenfant by Friday, May 18. Thank you!

May
09

NEEDED: Volunteers, Supplies & Baked Goods for the Student Council Car Wash on May 19

The McKinley Student Council will be holding a Car Wash on Saturday, May 19, from 9am to 2pm. The money that we are collecting will go toward the collection that we are going to raise when we do the “Relay for Life Walk” (fundraiser for cancer research) on June 11.  We will also be selling water and baked goods since they have soccer on the field that day. We are asking that the children sign up for an hour and to please bring towels, buckets, sponges, and soap. We will also be needing parents to help that day. We also need an awning canopy to cover the water and baked goods. If your child or you would like to participate, please fill out the form HERE and submit to Mrs. Bonenfant.

Thanks as always for your support!

Mrs. Bonenfant, Miss O’Driscoll, Miss Sasco

May
07

Field Day is June 5!

Get ready for fun and games during McKinley School’s annual Field Day! Our McKinley Field Day will be held on Tuesday June 5th (with a rain date of Monday June 11th).  Grades K-2 will participate from 9:30AM – 11:45AM.  Grades 3-5 will participate from 12:30PM – 2:45PM.  All activities will take place outside on our field next to the school.  Children should wear sunscreen that day, and bring a water bottle with their name on it outside with them.  Parent volunteers will be needed and much appreciated to help run stations and activities.  Please email Sean Dolyak at sdolyak(at)fairfieldschools(dot)org if you are available to help out, or with any other questions. Thanks, and looking forward to a great day!

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

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