PTA Announcements – Week of February 14, 2021

A Special Message for our 3rd
through 5th Grade Families


This trimester, the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes are coming together to show our teachers and staff their appreciation with a deli sandwich lunch!

The Staff Appreciation committee is collecting funds over the next two weeks for this effort.

If you are able to, you can send your contributions to Lisa Baker through Venmo: @teacher-appreciation-234, donate on the PTA website by selecting the “Staff Appreciation Fund” on the donation form, or drop off cash at the school office by Friday, February 19.

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


Bilingual Virtual Bingo Night 


Join us Friday, February 19th at 5pm!

You are invited to a free Bilingual Virtual Bingo Night next Friday, February 19th at 5pm. 

Win great prizes like gift cards to Fruta, El Roy’s, Hector’s Pizza and more! Hector’s Pizza has offered McKinley families $10 off a Large or X-Large pizza the night of the event. 

For Zoom credentials and details on how to get your bingo cards and your coupon click here

Children are welcome!


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!

PTA Announcements – Week of February 7, 2021

PTA General Meeting This Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30pm

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

Meeting ID: 859 7179 9904
Passcode: 413030

Link to Zoom Meeting

Link to Agenda


Dine and Donate This Wednesday, February 10 4-8pm: Chipotle

Bring or show flyer when you order. Use promo code ELJPKAQ for online orders.

33% will be donated as long we make at least $150 in sales. Tell your friends!

401 Kenilworth Dr Ste 710
Petaluma, CA 94952-3404

Flyer (English)

Flyer (Spanish)


A Special Message for our 3rd
through 5th Grade Families


Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30pm

This trimester, the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes are coming together to show our teachers and staff their appreciation with a deli sandwich lunch!

The Staff Appreciation committee is collecting funds over the next two weeks for this effort.

If you are able to, you can send your contributions to Lisa Baker through Venmo: @teacher-appreciation-234, donate on the PTA website by selecting the “Staff Appreciation Fund” on the donation form, or drop off cash at the school office by Friday, February 19.

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


McKinley Virtual Game Night


Join us Friday, February 19th at 5pm!

Save the date for Friday, February 19th at 5pm and start practicing your Bingo skills.

Look out for more details, in both English and Spanish, later this week, including where to find your Bingo sheets and a discounted pizza dinner option.

Details will also be available on the PTA website.


Other Ways to Support McKinley/PACS


Earn Donations for McKinley When You Do Your Shopping on Amazon.com

You can earn McKinley free money every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. Shop through smile.amazon.com and the charity of your choice will receive a portion of your purchase.

Follow these instructions to add McKinley as your chosen non-profit. You may also configure your Amazon mobile app to ensure all your purchases are credited to our school.


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!

PTA Announcements – Week of February 1, 2021

McKinley Virtual Game Night


Save the Date!

The Family Engagement committee will be hosting a Zoom game night on Friday evening, February 19th.

More details coming soon!


Support some great local businesses and earn donations for McKinley at no additional cost to you!


Wednesday, February 10 4-8pm: Chipotle

Bring or show flyer when you order. Use promo code ELJPKAQ for online orders.

33% will be donated as long we make at least $150 in sales. Tell your friends!

401 Kenilworth Dr Ste 710
Petaluma, CA 94952-3404

Flyer (English)

Flyer (Spanish)


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 Website


Other Ways to Support McKinley/PACS


Earn Donations for McKinley When You Do Your Shopping on Amazon.com

You can earn McKinley free money every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. Shop through smile.amazon.com and the charity of your choice will receive a portion of your purchase.

Follow these instructions to add McKinley as your chosen non-profit. You may also configure your Amazon mobile app to ensure all your purchases are credited to our school.


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!


PTA Announcements – Week of January 17, 2021

Support some great local businesses and earn donations for McKinley at no additional cost to you!


Entire Month of January – Personal Training with Tina Parrish

Work up a sweat and support our school at the same time!

Get a 4-pack of personal training sessions with Tina Parrish of Land and Water Workouts. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to McKinley. 

Email tinalandwater@yahoo.com to book your sessions and remember to mention “McKinley School.”

This is McKinley family business.


This Thursday January 21st: Amy’s Drive-Thru 10:30am – 10pm

Enjoy some delicious organic fast food at Amy’s Drive-Thru in Rohnert Park! 20% of the proceeds will be donated to McKinley. Present flyer at time of purchase.

8 Golf Course Dr W, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Link to Flyer


Other Ways to Support McKinley/PACS


Earn Donations for McKinley When You Do Your Shopping on Amazon.com

You can earn McKinley free money every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. Shop through smile.amazon.com and the charity of your choice will receive a portion of your purchase.

Follow these instructions to add McKinley as your chosen non-profit. You may also configure your Amazon mobile app to ensure all your purchases are credited to our school.


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!


PTA Announcements – Week of January 11, 2021


PTA General Meeting This Wednesday at 6:30pm!

It’s time for our first PTA general meeting of 2021. Join us on Zoom at 6:30pm on Wednesday, January 13th.

Meeting ID: 860 2671 7186
Passcode: 861047

Link to Agenda

Zoom Meeting Link


Ways to Support McKinley/PACS


Earn Donations for McKinley When You Do Your Shopping on Amazon.com

You can earn McKinley free money every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. Shop through smile.amazon.com and the charity of your choice will receive a portion of your purchase.

Follow these instructions to add McKinley as your chosen non-profit. You may also configure your Amazon mobile app to ensure all your purchases are credited to our school.


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!


PTA Announcements – Week of December 6, 2020

Dine and Donate at Mi Pueblo – Tuesday, December 8

Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine and support McKinley at Mi Pueblo on Petaluma Boulevard from 11am-9pm!

15% of the proceeds will be donated.

Make sure you mention “McKinley School” when you order.

800 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-8192


PTA General Meeting This Wednesday at 6:30pm!

Join us for our December PTA General meeting this Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30pm.

Click here for Zoom link and agenda.


Teacher Appreciation Holiday Edition


Tell Us What Your Child Loves About Distance Learning

The Staff Appreciation committee is compiling quotes about distance learning from the students to give to teachers this holiday season. This has been a huge change for the teachers as well, and we want them to know what they are doing that is working and that your children are enjoying during this time. Please submit your quotes by this Friday, December 11.

Submit your distance learning quotes

The committee also collected questionnaires from the teachers to help you with ideas for gifts if you want to get them a small token of appreciation.
Download the teacher questionnaires


Giving Tree for Classrooms

Every year we ask teachers which items they need most for their classrooms. Families can grab a tag and fulfill a classroom need this way. This year most requests are gift cards.

Teachers can purchase the supplies they need and families will be able to participate without having to leave their homes.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: check out this Giving Tree for Classrooms sign up, grab a tag or more, and have your cards delivered to school through our Gift Card Fundraising Program or through email. More details in the link! Gift Cards are due on 12/16.


Get Your Holiday Gift Cards


Support McKinley with Your Gift Card Purchases!

Need gift cards to give out to your loved ones during the holidays?  Support McKinley while you shop using ShopWithScrip!  It’s incredibly easy to use! 

If you want gift cards delivered directly to your home, download the Raise Right app and order via the app.  Alternately you can order from your computer at shopwithscrip.com and have your order delivered to the school.  Just use enrollment code (65LA7F8754258) when signing up. 

If your orders are sent to the school, you must have your orders in by December 11th at 5:00pm if you want to receive them in time for the holidays. 

Download Apple App Store app

Download Google Play App

Note: There will be transactions fees and shipping fees when paying online or through the mobile app. Credit card: 2.6% fee per transaction. Bank account: $0.15 fee per transaction.

See this flyer for more information about how Shop with Scrip works!

Wondering about your teacher’s gift card preferences? Here’s a list of your teacher’s favorite stores! If you use Shop with Scrip, you’ll earn cash for McKinley!


Ways to Support McKinley/PACS


Earn Donations for McKinley When You Do Your Holiday Shopping on Amazon.com

You can earn McKinley free money every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. Shop through smile.amazon.com and the charity of your choice will receive a portion of your purchase.

Follow these instructions to add McKinley as your chosen non-profit. You may also configure your Amazon mobile app to ensure all your purchases are credited to our school.


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!


PTA Announcements – Week of November 30, 2020

Get Your Holiday Gift Cards


Support McKinley with Your Gift Card Purchases!

Need gift cards to give out to your loved ones during the holidays?  Support McKinley while you shop using ShopWithScrip!  It’s incredibly easy to use! 

If you want gift cards delivered directly to your home, download the Raise Right app and order via the app.  Alternately you can order from your computer at shopwithscrip.com and have your order delivered to the school.  Just use enrollment code (65LA7F8754258) when signing up. 

If your orders are sent to the school, you must have your orders in by December 11th at 5:00pm if you want to receive them in time for the holidays. 

Download Apple App Store app

Download Google Play App

Note: There will be transactions fees and shipping fees when paying online or through the mobile app. Credit card: 2.6% fee per transaction. Bank account: $0.15 fee per transaction.

See this flyer for more information about how Shop with Scrip works!

Wondering about your teacher’s gift card preferences? Here’s a list of your teacher’s favorite stores! If you use Shop with Scrip, you’ll earn cash for McKinley!


Help Support McKinley Families!

This Tuesday December 1st starting at 5AM PST, the McKinley PTA will be raising funds via Facebook to support the McKinley Cares program, which provides grocery store gift cards to struggling families in our school community.

As part of Giving Tuesday, Facebook will match up to $7M donated to charities and nonprofits that day on a first come first serve basis.

We are asking our McKinley community to create their own fundraiser on their Facebook profile that will donate to the McKinley PTA page (https://www.facebook.com/fund/McKinleyPetalumaPTA/) on Tuesday, December 1st starting at 5am. Please make sure to create your donation on your profile page early Tuesday morning to help us receive matching donations.

All donations made on Tuesday will go towards the McKinley Cares program. Grocery store gift cards will be distributed to families in need throughout the school year.

Create your fundraising page

More info on Facebook’s matching donations on Giving Tuesday


Giving Tree for Classrooms

Every year we ask teachers which items they need most for their classrooms. Families can grab a tag and fulfill a classroom need this way. This year most requests are gift cards.

Teachers can purchase the supplies they need and families will be able to participate without having to leave their homes.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: check out this Giving Tree for Classrooms sign up, grab a tag or more, and have your cards delivered to school through our Gift Card Fundraising Program or through email. More details in the link! Gift Cards are due on 12/16.


Ways to Support McKinley/PACS


Earn Donations for McKinley When You Do Your Holiday Shopping on Amazon.com

You can earn McKinley free money every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. Shop through smile.amazon.com and the charity of your choice will receive a portion of your purchase.

Follow these instructions to add McKinley as your chosen non-profit. You may also configure your Amazon mobile app to ensure all your purchases are credited to our school.


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!


Dine and Donate at Mi Pueblo – Tuesday, December 8

Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine and support McKinley at Mi Pueblo on Petaluma Boulevard from 11am-9pm!

15% of the proceeds will be donated.

Make sure you mention “McKinley School” when you order.

800 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-8192

PTA Announcements – Week of November 16, 2020

Dance-a-thon Update! Final total raised: $21,282!

Thank you so much for participating in our Dance-a-thon! We raised $21,282 to support each and every McKinley/PACS student.

Ms. Alton’s class raised the most among the lower grades and they earned free ice cream scoops from Baskin Robbins.

Mr. Jackson’s class raised the most in PACS and they will get a free slice of pizza from Rafy’s Pizza.

Theo Ruebusch (2nd Grade – Ms. Alton) raised the most individually and he will get a gift basket that has gift certificates to Lombardi’s BBQ and Stockhome, bottles of wine (for the adults) and apple cider for the kids.

Information on how to receive your incentives is coming!

Special thanks to Jessica Servin and Ashley Fitting for helping to put this all together, our awesome finance team on the board (Kelly Pounds and Juliet Bowen), Channon Cederna for creating the t-shirt design, and the folks at Givemefive for producing t-shirts.


Get Involved with the PTA


General PTA Meeting Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30pm

Join us via Zoom this Wednesday for our November PTA meeting. Click here for the meeting link and agenda.

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 895 6867 8292
Passcode: 632493


Haven’t Joined the PTA yet?

By joining the PTA, you help us meet our school’s needs that are outside the scope of their budget. You also get great discounts, locally and nationally. When you go a step further and volunteer to help with events—or join our board— you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff.

More Information About Joining the PTA

Become a Member Now!


Connect with the PTA and Your Fellow Mustang Families

Can’t remember where you saw an announcement?
Our website has the latest information about our fundraisers, Dine, Sweat and Donate and all our volunteer opportunities.

Ways to Support McKinley/PACS


Earn Donations for McKinley When You Do Your Holiday Shopping on Amazon.com

You can earn McKinley free money every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. Shop through smile.amazon.com and the charity of your choice will receive a portion of your purchase.

Follow these instructions to add McKinley as your chosen non-profit. You may also configure your Amazon mobile app to ensure all your purchases are credited to our school.


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!

PTA Announcements – Week of November 8, 2020

A Message for our TK through 2nd Families: The Staff Appreciation Committee Needs Your Help!

The McKinley staff has been hard at work to make this year a success and unfortunately we haven’t been able to have the traditional teacher appreciation events that they so deserve. This trimester, the TK-2nd classes are coming together to show them some love!

The Staff Appreciation committee is collecting funds this week from the TK-2nd families for gift cards to acknowledge all their efforts.

If you are able to, you can send your contributions to Lisa Baker and Lauran Colvin-Sligh through Venmo: @Teacher-Appreciation, donate on the PTA website by selecting the “Staff Appreciation Fund” on the donation form, or drop off cash at the school office by Friday, November 13.

Small donations of $5 or more are appreciated. Thank you!


Ways to Support McKinley/PACS

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!


Earn Donations for McKinley When You Shop on Amazon.com

You can earn McKinley free money every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. Shop through smile.amazon.com and the charity of your choice will receive a portion of your purchase.

Follow these instructions to add McKinley as your chosen non-profit. You may also configure your Amazon mobile app to ensure all your purchases are credited to our school.


Donate Directly to the PTA on our Website!

You can make one-time or monthly donations on our website and direct them to any of our funds including our General, Staff Appreciation, Garden, or Patrons of the Performing Arts Funds.

You can also stay up-to-date on our upcoming Dine, Sweat, and Donate events and purchase Mustang Spirit Wear!


Connect with the PTA and
Your Fellow Mustang Families

There are many ways to stay connected with the PTA:

Can’t remember where you saw an announcement?
Our website has the latest information about our fundraisers, Dine, Sweat and Donate and all our volunteer opportunities.

PTA Announcements – Week of November 1, 2020

Please drop off your Dance-a-thon check and cash donations by Tuesday at 3:30pm

Thank you so much for supporting our fall Dance-a-thon!

We loved seeing all your students’ creative videos and they truly lifted our spirits. If you haven’t yet, check out the video gallery.

Even Ms. Larson, Ms. Diana, and Ms. Rocio shared their dance moves.

Please remember to drop off your check and cash donations at the school front desk by Tuesday, November 3 at 3:30pm.

Our fundraiser total will be announced in the coming weeks!


Dine, Sweat and Donate: Support some great local businesses and earn donations for McKinley at no additional cost to you!


This Wednesday, November 4 — Mary’s Pizza Shack — 11am-8:30pm

Join us at Mary’s West Petaluma location on E Washington for both take-out and delivery between 11am and 8:30pm.

Please bring in the flyer, show it on your device or mention McKinley when you order. 20% of proceeds from your order will be donated to our school.

359 East Washington St. Petaluma, CA 94952

(707) 778-7200

Mary’s Pizza Shack Dine and Donate Flyer


Copperfield’s Fundraising Weekend – November 6th-8th

Shop local this weekend and support our school!

Visit any Copperfield’s Books location this weekend and mention “McKinley School” at checkout. 20% of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to McKinley!

All Copperfield’s stores are open for indoor shopping and curbside pick-up.

https://www.copperfieldsbooks.com


Connect with the PTA and
Your Fellow Mustang Families

There are many ways to stay connected with the PTA:

Can’t remember where you saw an announcement?
Our website has the latest information about our fundraisers, Dine, Sweat and Donate and all our volunteer opportunities.

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