The Mustang Social Online Auction Goes Live May 12

The Mustang Social Online Auction Starts This Wednesday at 5pm!


Auction will be live Wednesday, May 12 at 5pm through Sunday, May 16 at 9pm

Thank you so much for all your donations to our spring fundraiser. We have gathered some amazing items to raise funds to support our McKinley students including:

You can preview the items now by visiting www.themustangsocial.com. You can also register so you are ready to bid. New items will be added until the auction starts.

The auction will go live Wednesday, May 12 at 5pm and end Sunday, May 16th at 9pm !

Got questions? Email mustangsocial@ptamckinley.org


Join us May 12th at 6:30pm via Zoom for our PTA General Meeting and Board Elections!

Our PTA general meeting and 2021-2022 board elections are this Wednesday, May 12th at 6:30pm via Zoom. Preview the agenda here. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Meeting ID: 819 0167 0214
Passcode: 447195

Zoom Link

We are still looking for VP of Fundraising and Financial Secretary nominees. You can read more about the positions here.

If you have any questions or would like to nominate yourself, please email mckptapres@gmail.com.


Wise Girls Workshop Logo

Support McKinley by Enrolling Your Child in a Wise Girl Summer Fun Workshop

Crafts, Games, and Activities focused on having fun, making friends, wellness, and building strong, confident girls. Includes go at your own pace fitness sessions with Certified Personal Trainer, Tina Parrish.

Enroll your child in a Wise Girl Summer FUN Workshop and 10% of the proceeds will go to McKinley School.

Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase. This fundraiser is ongoing through the entire month of May.

Register Here
Learn More About Wise Girl Workshops


BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.

PTA Announcements – Week of May 2, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week is this Week


Show Our Teachers Your Appreciation!

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3 to May 7!

This is the week where students and parents can celebrate and appreciate all that the teachers and staff do for us at McKinley School.

We have gathered some ideas of things you can do everyday to show your appreciation. You certainly do not have to do any of these things or do them everyday.

Check out the list here


Wise Girls Workshop Logo

Support McKinley by Enrolling Your Child in a Wise Girl Summer Fun Workshop

Crafts, Games, and Activities focused on having fun, making friends, wellness, and building strong, confident girls. Includes go at your own pace fitness sessions with Certified Personal Trainer, Tina Parrish.

Enroll your child in a Wise Girl Summer FUN Workshop and 10% of the proceeds will go to McKinley School.

Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase. This fundraiser is ongoing through the entire month of May.

Register Here
Learn More About Wise Girl Workshops


PTA Elections are May 12.
Join the Board!

Are you looking for ways to connect with other families and help McKinley at the same time? You’re in luck as we are still recruiting PTA board members for the 2021-2022 school year.

Whether your hobbies include calculating the rent costs for apartments you see on TV down to the penny, cat herding, or wandering the folder aisle at Office Depot, there is a place for you on our board.

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President–Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Financial Secretary

**Per 501c3 rules, we MUST have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary in order to function as a PTA.

Read the position descriptions here. Elections will be held at our May 12th meeting.

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at mckptapres@gmail.com


Mustang Social Auction Preview!


Thank you so much for all your donations to our spring fundraiser. You can now preview the items by visiting www.themustangsocial.com. You can also register so you are ready to bid once the auction starts. New items will be added throughout the next week.

The auction will go live Wednesday, May 12 at 5pm and end Sunday, May 16th at 9pm !

Got questions? Click here for more information or email mustangsocial@ptamckinley.org


BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.

PTA Announcements – Week of April 26, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week is the First Week of May!


Share Your Distance and Hybrid Learning Memories

The Staff Appreciation Committee is gathering quotes about distance and hybrid learning to share with the teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. We need quotes from all grades.

Please take a few moments to share your student’s thoughts and favorite memories with us!
Fill out the form here!


Attention 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Families!


This trimester the 6th-8th grade classes are coming together to show our teachers appreciation and thanks and the Staff Appreciation Committee is collecting funds for a special celebration for our teachers .

If you are able to, you can donate on the PTA website by selecting the “Staff Appreciation Fund” on the donation form, or drop off cash at the school office by Thursday, April 29.

The suggested donation is $10, but donations of any size are welcomed.


PTA Elections are May 12.
Join the Board!

Are you looking for ways to connect with other families and help McKinley at the same time? You’re in luck as we are still recruiting PTA board members for the 2021-2022 school year.

Whether your hobbies include calculating the rent costs for apartments you see on TV down to the penny, cat herding, or wandering the folder aisle at Office Depot, there is a place for you on our board.

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President–Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Financial Secretary

**Per 501c3 rules, we MUST have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary in order to function as a PTA.

Read the position descriptions here. Elections will be held at our May 12th meeting.

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at mckptapres@gmail.com


Got Auction Items?


We are still collecting auction items for the Mustang Social. Gift cards from local restaurants and businesses can still be dropped off at the office this week.

You can also donate a cash amount for us to use to purchase items from Petaluma businesses to include in the online auction.

Have other items you can donate?

Email mustangsocial@ptamckinley.org if you have any items (wine, gift baskets, art, sports tickets etc.), vacation homes, experiences or buy-in event connections you can donate.

The auction will go live May 12! Got questions? Click here for more information


BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.

PTA Announcements – Week of April 18, 2021

PTA Meeting and Q&A with the PTA Board this Wednesday!

Join us at our next PTA meeting on April 21 at 6:30pm. We will discuss all our upcoming initiatives and you will have an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about joining the board next year.

Zoom Link to Meeting

Meeting ID: 835 2666 3914
Passcode: 442263

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President–Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Treasurer**
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary**

Read the position descriptions here. Elections will be held at our May 12th meeting.

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at mckptapres@gmail.com


Bring Your Auction Items for the Mustang Social This Week!


Remember to drop off your gift cards to local businesses this week at the front office. Use this Sign Up Genius link and select a local business to support by purchasing a gift card to be part of our online auction. Gift card sign ups start at $10.

If there are any favorite local businesses that you’d like to support that aren’t included in this list, please feel free to drop off a gift card to that business instead.

You can also donate a cash amount for us to use to purchase items from Petaluma businesses to include in the online auction.

Have other items you can donate?

Email mustangsocial@ptamckinley.org if you have any items (wine, gift baskets, art, sports tickets etc.), vacation homes, experiences or buy-in event connections you can donate.

The auction will go live May 12! Got questions? Click here for more information.


BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.

PTA Announcements – Week of April 11, 2021

Trolls World Tour: Drive-In Movie Night – Friday, April 16th

Join us for a socially distanced screening of Trolls World Tour at the Petaluma Fairgrounds on Friday, April 16th hosted by the PTA. Doors open at 7pm and the movie will start at 8pm. The movie will play at the parking lot across from Target.

Enter the Fairgrounds parking lot through either the entrance by the library or the entrance by the skate park.

175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952


Auction Items Needed for the Mustang Social Spring Fundraiser


This year, we will once again hold the Mustang Social Spring Fundraiser silent auction online and we want to use it as an opportunity to support businesses in Petaluma. With this goal in mind, we are inviting families who can do so to help us by donating gift cards to local businesses and other items.

Here are ways you can support this event:

  • Use this Sign Up Genius link and select a local business to support by purchasing a gift card to be part of our online auction. Gift card sign ups start at $10. If there are any favorite local businesses that you’d like to support that aren’t included in this list, please feel free to drop off a gift card to that business instead.
  • Donate a cash amount for us to use to purchase items from Petaluma businesses to include in the online auction
  • Email mustangsocial@ptamckinley.org if you have any items (wine, gift baskets, art, etc.), vacation homes, experiences or buy-in event connections you can donate!

We’ll be collecting donations at the McKinley office starting tomorrow through April 23.


Wanted: Awesome Parents Like You


Are you looking for ways to connect with other families and help McKinley at the same time? You’re in luck as we are currently recruiting PTA board members for the 2021-2022 school year.

Whether your hobbies include calculating the rent costs for apartments you see on TV down to the penny, cat herding, or wandering the folder aisle at Office Depot, there is a place for you on our board.

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President–Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Treasurer**
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary**

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at mckptapres@gmail.com.

We also have several committee and coordinator positions open for next year.

**Per 501c3 rules, we MUST have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary in order to function as a PTA.


Q&A Session with the Board

Not sure you can commit to a board position or where your skills could be put to good use? Do you have questions for our current board members? Join us at our next PTA meeting on April 21 at 6:30pm. Zoom details will be available soon!


BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.

PTA Announcements – Week of March 21, 2021

Mark Your Calendars, Mustangs!


Dine and Donate at Wicked Slush – Thursday, April 1st

Spring break and frozen treats go hand-in-hand. Enjoy towering swirls of soft serve ice cream, made from local, organic Straus Family Creamery dairy in 26 different flavors.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to McKinley!

Bring or show flier

122 B American Alley
Petaluma, CA 94952

Wicked Slush Website


Drive-In Movie Night – Friday, April 16th

Join us for a socially distanced movie night at the Petaluma Fairgrounds on Friday, April 16th hosted by the PTA. The movie will start at 8pm.

More details coming soon including an opportunity to vote on the movie!


Auction Items Needed for the Mustang Social Spring Fundraiser


This year, we will once again hold the Mustang Social Spring Fundraiser silent auction online and we want to use it as an opportunity to support businesses in Petaluma. With this goal in mind, we are inviting families who can do so to help us by donating gift cards to local businesses and other items.

Here are ways you can support this event:

  • Use this Sign Up Genius link and select a local business to support by purchasing a gift card to be part of our online auction. Gift card sign ups start at $10. If there are any favorite local businesses that you’d like to support that aren’t included in this list, please feel free to drop off a gift card to that business instead.
  • Donate a cash amount for us to use to purchase items from Petaluma businesses to include in the online auction
  • Email mustangsocial@ptamckinley.org if you have any items (wine, gift baskets, art, etc.), vacation homes, experiences or buy-in event connections you can donate!

We’ll be collecting donations at the McKinley office from April 12 to April 23. The auction will open on May 12 and close on May 16.


Wanted: Awesome Parents Like You


Are you looking for ways to connect with other families and help McKinley at the same time? You’re in luck as we are currently recruiting PTA board members for the 2021-2022 school year.

Whether your hobbies include calculating the rent costs for apartments you see on TV down to the penny, cat herding, or wandering the folder aisle at Office Depot, there is a place for you on our board.

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President–Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Treasurer**
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary**

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at mckptapres@gmail.com.

We also have several committee and coordinator positions open for next year.

**Per 501c3 rules, we MUST have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary in order to function as a PTA.


Q&A Session with the Board

Not sure you can commit to a board position or where your skills could be put to good use? Do you have questions for our current board members? Join us at our next PTA meeting on April 21 at 6:30pm. Zoom details will be available soon!


BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.

PTA Announcements – Week of March 14, 2021

Donations Needed for the Mustang Social Spring Fundraiser


This year, we will once again hold the Mustang Social Spring Fundraiser silent auction online and we want to use it as an opportunity to support businesses in Petaluma. With this goal in mind, we are inviting families who can do so to help us by donating gift cards to local businesses and other items.

Here are ways you can support this event:

  • Use this Sign Up Genius link and select a local business to support by purchasing a gift card to be part of our online auction. Gift card sign ups start at $10. If there are any favorite local businesses that you’d like to support that aren’t included in this list, please feel free to drop off a gift card to that business instead.
  • Donate a cash amount for us to use to purchase items from Petaluma businesses to include in the online auction
  • Email mustangsocial@ptamckinley.org if you have any items (wine, gift baskets, art, etc.), vacation homes, experiences or buy-in event connections you can donate!

We’ll be collecting donations at the McKinley office from April 12 to April 23. The auction will open on May 12 and close on May 16.


Wanted: Awesome Parents Like You


Are you looking for ways to connect with other families and help McKinley at the same time? You’re in luck as we are currently recruiting PTA board members for the 2021-2022 school year.

Whether your hobbies include calculating the rent costs for apartments you see on TV down to the penny, cat herding, or wandering the folder aisle at Office Depot, there is a place for you on our board.

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President–Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Treasurer**
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary**

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at mckptapres@gmail.com.

We also have several committee and coordinator positions open for next year.

**Per 501c3 rules, we MUST have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary in order to function as a PTA.


BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.

PTA Announcements – Week of March 7, 2021

PTA meeting at 6:30pm Wednesday, March 10th

It’s time for our March PTA general meeting. Join us on Zoom at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 10th.

Meeting ID: 898 2918 2285 Passcode: 043888

Link to Zoom Meeting

Link to Agenda


Order a Bundle from Rusty Hinges


Order by March 13th for March 17th and 18th pickup

Support local farmers and McKinley by purchasing a box of household essentials packed with produce, pastured proteins, eggs, dairy, bread, and fun recipes for the family.

McKinley will receive 20% of the sales.

Order online by March 13th and pick up at your scheduled time on March 17th and 18th.

Enjoy a socially distanced, outdoor environment. Bring the kids, wear your masks & meet the farm animals!


Join the PTA Board for the 2021-2022 School Year!


We are currently recruiting PTA board members for next year. We would especially love to see TK-3rd families step up to leadership positions. Serving on the PTA board is a great opportunity to connect with other parents to help meet the needs of our school community.

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President–Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Treasurer**
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary**

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at mckptapres@gmail.com. Elections will be held in April.

We also have several committee and coordinator positions open for next year. More information will be coming soon!

**Per 501c3 rules, we MUST have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary in order to function as a PTA.


BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.

PTA Announcements – Week of March 1, 2021

Order a Bundle from Rusty Hinges

Order by March 13th for March 17th and 18th pickup

Support local farmers and McKinley by purchasing a box of household essentials packed with produce, pastured proteins, eggs, dairy, bread, and fun recipes for the family.

McKinley will receive 20% of the sales.

Order online by March 13th and pick up at your scheduled time on March 17th and 18th.

Enjoy a socially distanced, outdoor environment. Bring the kids, wear your masks & meet the farm animals!


Join the PTA Board for the 2021-2022 School Year!


We are currently recruiting PTA board members for next year. We would especially love to see TK-3rd families step up to leadership positions. Serving on the PTA board is a great opportunity to connect with other parents to help meet the needs of our school community.

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President–Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Treasurer**
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary**

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at mckptapres@gmail.com. Elections will be held in April.

We also have several committee and coordinator positions open for next year. More information will be coming soon!

**Per 501c3 rules, we MUST have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary in order to function as a PTA.


BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.

PTA Announcements – Week of February 21, 2021

Dine and Donate at Stockhome this Thursday!

Thursday, February 25 3-8pm: Stockhome

Enjoy popular Swedish foods in the heart of Petaluma! No flyer necessary.

Mention “McKinley” and 10% of dinner sales will be donated. Valid for take out and dine in orders.

Stockhome Restaurant
220 Western Ave
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707)981-8511


Join the PTA Board for the 2021-2022 School Year!


We are currently recruiting PTA board members for next year. We would especially love to see TK-3rd families step up to leadership positions. Serving on the PTA board is a great opportunity to connect with other parents to help meet the needs of our school community.

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President–Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Treasurer**
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary**

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at mckptapres@gmail.com. Elections will be held in April.

We also have several committee and coordinator positions open for next year. More information will be coming soon!

**Per 501c3 rules, we MUST have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary in order to function as a PTA.


Thank you for joining us on our Virtual Bingo Night!

Congratulations to our inaugural Virtual Bingo Winners:

  • Lizeth Mendoza
  • Angel Arango Gutierrez
  • Olive Dinubila
  • Rylind Hankerson
  • Juliet Engel
  • Pablo Kim
  • Andrea Navarro
  • Rylind Hankerson
  • Marshall Ladd & Lindsey Ladd (Staff)

On behalf of the PTA Family Engagement Committee, we’d like to give big thanks to the 64 families who participated and made this event a success! We also are thankful for Ms. Schlueter and Ms. Roach for kicking off game night last year, Principal Larson for calling the winning Bingo numbers, Ms. Lupe Diaz for her participation and translation throughout the event, Alicia Callejas Kim for translating written materials and Diana & Rocio in the front office for successfully marketing Virtual Bingo night in person to our families. We look forward to hosting even more families at our next virtual event (tbd)!


BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

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