Dine and Donate at Amy’s Drive Thru


Dine and Donate This Wednesday, October 13th – Amy’s Drive Thru 10:30am-10:00pm

Get your fast food fix with organic burgers, pizzas and salads.  They even have kombucha on tap!

20% of proceeds will be donated to McKinley

Amy’s Drive Thru – Rohnert Park
8 Golf Course Dr W
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Mention McKinley when you order in-person.
If ordering online, use the code DINEANDDONATE


This coming week October 10-16 is the Week of the Administrator

This is a week for families and students to show appreciation for our school leaders.  For McKinley, this is our Principal, Ani Larson.  

We are so grateful to have Ms. Larson leading our educators and students.  Ms. Larson is approachable, thoughtful and an inspiration in how to create an inclusive school community.  But she’s not just filled with empathy and wisdom.  She’s also incredibly silly and kid-friendly. How many other principals in Petaluma can be found on roller skates in a T-Rex costume?!  Or are willing to have pies tossed at her year after year all in the name of raising much needed funds to support each child’s education?!  

To honor Ms. Larson, the PTA would like to provide lunch for her each day of the week.  If you’re interested in volunteering to bring lunch for Ms. Larson one day next week, please sign up here: Sign Up Genius- Lunch for Ms. Larson

If you’d like to contribute to an appreciation gift for Ms. Larson, please do so by donating here by Tuesday, October 12.


Attention TK-2nd Grade Families

The Staff Appreciation Committee is collecting monetary donations from the TK through 2nd grade families who are able to do so. The suggested donation is $10, but any amount is appreciated. They will be providing food and drinks in the staff room for teachers on Monday, October 25th.

Our goal is to collect the donations by Friday October 22nd.

For the monetary donations, we accept cash and checks made out to McKinley PTA or you can click on this link and select Staff Appreciation Fund

You may also drop off your donations to the office in an envelope labeled ‘Staff Appreciation”.

If you are unable to donate at this time, there are other ways you can help out. If you are able to provide some bounty from your gardens, that would also be much appreciated. Or if you feel inspired to create some beautiful pictures/posters to help beautify the staff room, that would be fantastic.

Please feel free to reach out to either one of us if you have any questions or ideas on how you would like to help out.

Lisa Baker: lisarch21@gmail.com
Lauran Colvin: lauran.colvin@gmail.com


Sponsored (No Cost) PTA Memberships Are Available

Joining the PTA is a great way for you to provide input about our initiatives and funding priorities. The McKinley PTA welcomes members from all our school families, including those who cannot afford the cost of membership. Membership for the school year is $10 and we offer sponsored memberships.


Earn Donations for McKinley Without Spending Extra $$$

We have several ways for you to earn donations for McKinley/PACS without needing to spend beyond your budget.

  1. Amazon Smile: If you make purchases through Amazon, make sure to shop through smile.amazon.com and designate McKinley/PACS PTA Petaluma as your charity. Make sure to configure your Amazon App to give to McKinley as well! Full instructions are here.
  2. BoxTops: Scan your grocery receipts using the BoxTops app. No more clipping and collecting BoxTops! Simply download the BoxTops app on your phone and use it to scan your receipts after you shop. Full instructions are here.
  3. Dine and Donate: Planning on going out to dinner? Once a month the PTA partners with a local restaurant or business to receive a portion of their sales. See the Dine and Donate section of the PTA website for all upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

10/13 – Dine and Donate at Amy’s Drive Thru
10/20 – PTA Meeting at 6:30pm
10/29 – Intercultural Café

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