Less than a week left to raise funds for our Jog-a-thon!


It’s Not Too Late to Raise Funds!

The PTA’s biggest annual fundraiser is this Friday, September! So far, we’ve received around $21,000 in pledges. But we need your help to reach our goal of $60,000 this year. Remember, these funds go to important causes, like experiential learning field trips, classroom tools, school and campus beautification (including our awesome garden/outdoor classroom), and much more.

Remember to create your child’s pledge page here and share with friends near and far via email and social media.

Help Us Raise Jog-A-Thon Funds and Qualify for These Great Incentives!

Did you know your child can earn some fantastic prizes by raising money for the Jog-A-Thon? The incentives include:

Individual Student Incentives:

  1. Students who raise over $150 will receive a one-day “no homework” pass from their teacher. 
  2. Every child who participates will get a ticket for every $50 raised and entered into a pool to win PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY

Grade-level incentives (TK and Kinder are combined as one grade level):

  1. If every student participates in fundraising, that grade will receive a special, 45-minute recess.
  2. The grade level to raise the most money overall (on a per student basis), will receive a pizza party!

School-wide incentives:

  1. If we raise $35,000 all students will receive a special, 1-hour recess with a Popsicle             
  2. If we raise $50,000, above PLUS – students will get to SLIME Ms. Roberts
  3. If we reach our entire annual goal of $60,000 – all the above PLUS students will get to have a NINJA WARRIOR BLOW UP COURSE RUN

We Need Jog-a-thon Volunteers at Pick-up and Drop-Off This Week

We need a few folks to help generate some excitement for the McKinley/PACS Jog-a-thon!

Volunteers are needed on campus for just 30 minutes during drop-off and pick-up during the final days leading up to the event, reminding people to turn in their donations in a fun and energetic way.

What we’ll provide: pre-made signs, available in the front office

What you’ll need: a willingness to get silly and make yourself seen — you can bring a speaker to play music and dance, or wear something goofy, or just throw on your Spirit Wear and shake your sign!


Buy in Party Fun: Oktoberfest October 15

Get to know other McKinley and PACS families at an adults-only Buy-in Party and support the McKinley PTA.

Oktoberfest – $65 per person
Saturday, October 15th at 6:00pm
Join us at the McArdle home on October 15th for this now legendary party! Get your lederhosen ready and start training for the stein hoisting competition!


The McKinley Performing Arts Program is proud to announce our spring production, Shrek the Musical, Jr.

We will be holding auditions for our production of Shrek The Musical, Jr. on Wednesday, November 9 in the McKinley Multi. Callback auditions will take place Friday, November 10. All interested students in grades 1-8 are invited to audition.

Program details and audition songs can be found here.

To request an audition, please fill out this form. If your student would like to be part of the backstage tech crew, please fill out this form.

The cost of the program is $75 per cast member and $40 per crew member. No student will be turned away due to lack of funds. Families may pay what they can or receive full scholarships. Please complete the enrollment fee form here.

Contact director Cate Bruce-Low with questions at


Intercultural Cafe: This Friday 9/30!

Not able to make it to the last PTA meeting? Want to make some new connections across our McKinley community?

Join the McKinley PTA Family Engagement Team at our monthly Intercultural Cafe! Friday, September 30th, after drop-off in the morning, under the overhang outside the front office. Pick up the PTA meeting minutes (in English or Spanish) and get to know new people. See you there! 

More details here


Did you know that the McKinley PTA provides funds for programs and initiatives that support every student and classroom at McKinley/PACS?

We are so proud to have been able to support McKinley / PACS by providing funds for a bilingual instructional assistant for the lower grades, funding classroom supply stipends for every teacher, purchasing water filling and hand washing stations for the school campus, hosting events throughout the year for all our families, and much more! See our full list of accomplishments.

You can help us on our mission!

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.


Upcoming Events

  • 9/30- Intercultural Cafe 8:30 AM
  • 9/30- Jog-A-Thon Event
  • 10/5- International Walk and Roll to School Day
  • 10/5- Dine and Donate at Tortilla Real
  • 10/19- PTA Meeting at 6:30

Help us get to the finish line! Dream Big, Run Far! Jog-a-Thon is just 11 days away.


Help us get to the finish line! Dream Big, Run Far!
Jog-a-Thon 2022

The goal for Our Dream Big, Run Far! Jog-a-Thon is to raise $60,000. We are currently at $10,329 and just 11 days away! Help us get to the finish line by registering now to help our school raise as much as we can for field trips, experiences, supplies, improving our campus!

Using your computer’s browser:
• Go to http://pledgestar.com/mckinleymustangs
• Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
• Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
• Follow the instructions on-screen to register Runner(s) and add family and friends


Join us for the September PTA meeting on 9/21 at 6:30pm

The September PTA meeting is on 9/21 at 6:30pm

We are meeting in person in the Multi. Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided.

Or on zoom:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87571324887?pwd=ZGgwcUlSU3ZLSE00bmM3RHJ2RHhhdz09Meeting ID: 875 7132 4887
Passcode: 564564


Have fun and support PTA with fellow Mckinley parents at this upcoming exclusive
Buy in Parties!

Get your lederhosen ready and start training for the stein hoisting competition at this now legendary party!
Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 15th at 6:00pm
$65 per person

Get your tickets here!


PTA is looking for volunteers!

The PTA has planned many initiatives throughout the school year, and we can’t do our work without our wonderful volunteers. We are especially looking for volunteers to fill the following roles:

PTA Financial Secretary
Assists the PTA Treasurer, Joe Stern, with day-to-day bookkeeping. Pays bills and processes reimbursements.

After School Enrichment coordinator
Works with vendors and teachers to schedule after school enrichment classes (martial arts,  baking, chess, etc.) and coordinates enrollment.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, email our PTA president, Brett Goldstein, at 


Join the PTA today!

Membership is offered at a cost of $10 per person.  No one turned away due to lack of funds!  Sponsored (free!) memberships are available online and on the paper form, too.

Learn more about joining and see a list of how we use the funds we raise throughout the year.

Join the PTA now!


Support the McKinley PTA when making your regular purchases at no additional cost to you

1. Shop at Petaluma Market or Oliver’s Markets: these grocers will donate 2.5% of your purchase amount to the McKinley PTA if you have the Store’s Community Card. Learn how to get started

2. Shop on Amazon: 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.

3. Scan your grocery receipts with the BoxTops app: 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!


Upcoming Events

  • 9/21 – Wednesday: PTA meeting – 5:30 board, 6:30 general
  • 9/22 – Thursday: Salsa Festival
  • 9/30 – Friday: Intercultural Cafe – 8:30am / after dropoff
  • 9/30 – Friday: Jog-A-Thon Event
  • 10/5 – Wednesday: Dine & Donate at Tortilla Real

Trio of fun! Jog-a-thon, Buy in Parties, Dine & Donate.


Dream Big, Go Far!
Jog-a-Thon 2022

Our Dream Big, Go Far! Jog-a-Thon 2022 is September 30, just a few weeks away. Please register now to help our school raise as much as we can for field trips, experiences, supplies, improving our campus!

Using your computer’s browser:
• Go to http://pledgestar.com/mckinleymustangs
• Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
• Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
• Follow the instructions on-screen to register Runner(s) and add family and friends


Have fun and support PTA with fellow Mckinley parents at these upcoming exclusive
Buy in Parties! 9/18 & 10/15

You deserve a special treat and this is it!!!
Ladies Poolside Yoga and Mimosa Brunch –
Sunday, September 18th at 9:30am
$50 per person

Get your lederhosen ready and start training for the stein hoisting competition at this now legendary party!
Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 15th at 6:00pm
$65 per person

Get your tickets here!


Dine and Donate: Stockhome this Thursday 9/15

Enjoy popular Swedish foods in the heart of Petaluma! No flyer necessary. Mention “McKinley” when you order and a portion of dinner sales will be donated. Valid for take out and dine in orders.

Open 12-8:30pm

220 Western Ave. Petaluma 94952


PTA is looking for volunteers!

The PTA has planned many initiatives throughout the school year, and we can’t do our work without our wonderful volunteers. We are especially looking for volunteers to fill the following roles:

PTA Financial Secretary
Assists the PTA Treasurer, Joe Stern, with day-to-day bookkeeping. Pays bills and processes reimbursements.

After School Enrichment coordinator
Works with vendors and teachers to schedule after school enrichment classes (martial arts,  baking, chess, etc.) and coordinates enrollment.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, email our PTA president, Brett Goldstein, at 


Join the PTA today!

Membership is offered at a cost of $10 per person.  No one turned away due to lack of funds!  Sponsored (free!) memberships are available online and on the paper form, too.

Learn more about joining and see a list of how we use the funds we raise throughout the year.

Join the PTA now!


Support the McKinley PTA when making your regular purchases at no additional cost to you

1. Shop at Petaluma Market or Oliver’s Markets: these grocers will donate 2.5% of your purchase amount to the McKinley PTA if you have the Store’s Community Card. Learn how to get started

2. Shop on Amazon: 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.

3. Scan your grocery receipts with the BoxTops app: 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!


Upcoming Events

  • Thursday 9/15: English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting
  • Thursday 9/15: Dine & Donate at Stockhome
  • Weds 9/21: PTA meeting – 5:30 board, 6:30 general
  • Thursday 9/22- Salsa Festival
  • Fri 9/30: Intercultural Cafe – 8:30am / after dropoff

After School Enrichment (ASE) Enrollment deadline and Intercultural Café this Friday, September 2.


Don’t miss out on the many fun After School Enrichment (ASE) classes available for Fall Session.

View the class descriptions, learn more and submit your application here. Paper forms are available at the front office. 

Important Dates

• This Friday, September 2nd: Deadline for enrollment application-online or paper
• Wednesday, September 7th: Placement emails sent confirming your student’s enrollment.
• September 12th: Classes start this week and run through the week of October 17th (6-week session). 

Questions? Contact Emily Oh 


Intercultural Cafe: This Friday 9/2! Come for the coffee, stay for the community.

Not able to make it to the last PTA meeting? Want to make some new connections across our McKinley community? Just love coffee? 

Join the McKinley PTA Family Engagement Team at our first monthly Intercultural Cafe! Friday, September 2nd, after drop-off in the morning, under the overhang outside the front office. Pick up the PTA meeting minutes (in English or Spanish) and get to know new people. See you there! 

More details here


Help us connect our McKinley community with our new school directory!

We are putting together a private directory to help all our families connect with other families for birthday parties, carpooling, playdates, questions about activities.

This directory will also allow your class parent to send out email messages from time to time to your entire class about important announcements. You’ll have the option to only share your contact information with your class parent and not in the full directory.

Fill out the form once per family here: bit.ly/MustangDir


PTA is looking for volunteers!

The PTA has planned many initiatives throughout the school year, and we can’t do our work without our wonderful volunteers. We are especially looking for volunteers to fill the following roles:

PTA Financial Secretary
Assists the PTA Treasurer, Joe Stern, with day-to-day bookkeeping. Pays bills and processes reimbursements.

After School Enrichment coordinator
Works with vendors and teachers to schedule after school enrichment classes (martial arts,  baking, chess, etc.) and coordinates enrollment.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, email our PTA president, Brett Goldstein, at 


Join the PTA today!

Membership is offered at a cost of $10 per person.  No one turned away due to lack of funds!  Sponsored (free!) memberships are available online and on the paper form, too.

Learn more about joining and see a list of how we use the funds we raise throughout the year.

Join the PTA now!


Support the McKinley PTA when making your regular purchases at no additional cost to you

1. Shop at Petaluma Market or Oliver’s Markets: these grocers will donate 2.5% of your purchase amount to the McKinley PTA if you have the Store’s Community Card. Learn how to get started

2. Shop on Amazon: 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.

3. Scan your grocery receipts with the BoxTops app: 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!


Upcoming Events

  • Weds 8/31- Back To School Night:
    • PACS and 1st-3rd grades: 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM (classrooms)
    • All families: dinner and principal’s message 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
    • 4th-6th grades: 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM (classrooms)
  • Fri 9/2 Signup deadline for After School Enrichment (ASE) classes
  • Mon 9/5: No School – Labor Day
  • Weds 9/21: PTA meeting – 5:30 board, 6:30 general
  • Fri 9/30: Intercultural Cafe – 8:30am / after dropoff

Hello 2022/23! We’re off to a sweet start.


Join us for Dine and Donate this Wednesday, August 24th

The back to school celebrations continue with the PTA’s first Dine and Donate of the school year! Cool off with delicious frozen yogurt at Yogurtland from 4pm-8pm and support McKinley at the same time!

Yogurtland 401 Kenilworth Dr #540 (next to Target)
Petaluma, CA 94952

Just mention McKinley and we will receive 20% of the proceeds to support our program.

Thank you Yogurtland Petaluma!


First PTA Meeting this Wednesday, August 24th

After you grab yogurt for dine and donate, join us either in person or on zoom at 6:30 on Wednesday, August 24th for our first PTA meeting. We will meet in the multi for those that want to attend in person, or you can use this link to join via zoom.

We hope to see you there!

Want to know what our PTA has accomplished recently, check out our accomplishments here.


PTA is looking for volunteers!

The PTA has planned many initiatives throughout the school year, and we can’t do our work without our wonderful volunteers. We are especially looking for volunteers to fill the following roles:

PTA Financial Secretary
Assists the PTA Treasurer, Joe Stern, with day-to-day bookkeeping. Pays bills and processes reimbursements.

After School Enrichment coordinator
Works with vendors and teachers to schedule after school enrichment classes (martial arts,  baking, chess, etc.) and coordinates enrollment.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, email our PTA president, Brett Goldstein, at 


Help us create a school directory!

Have you ever wanted to connect with other families for birthday parties, carpooling, playdates, questions about activities, etc? Us, too! We are putting together a private directory to help all our families do just that.

This directory will also allow your class parent to send out email messages from time to time to your entire class about important announcements. You’ll have the option to only share your contact information with your class parent and not in the full directory.

Fill out the form once per family here: bit.ly/MustangDir


Join the PTA today!

Membership is offered at a cost of $10 per person.  No one turned away due to lack of funds!  Sponsored (free!) memberships are available online and on the paper form, too.

Learn more about joining and see a list of how we use the funds we raise throughout the year.

Join the PTA now!


After School Enrichment Enrollment Starts This Week!

Is your student interested in After School Enrichment courses? We have some fun classes coming soon!

Fall Session will take place beginning the week of September 12th- October 17th (6-week session) 

After School Enrichment (ASE) Interest Form will close Friday, September 2nd. This will be a google form and paper forms will be available at the front office. 

Placement emails confirming your student’s enrollment will be sent on Wednesday, September 7th. 

View the class descriptions and learn more here

Questions? Contact Emily Oh 


Support the McKinley PTA over the summer when making your regular purchases at no additional cost to you

1. Shop at Petaluma Market or Oliver’s Markets: these grocers will donate 2.5% of your purchase amount to the McKinley PTA if you have the Store’s Community Card. Learn how to get started

2. Shop on Amazon: 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.

3. Scan your grocery receipts with the BoxTops app: 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!


Upcoming Events

  • Weds 8/24 PTA meeting – 6 board, 6:30 general
  • Weds 8/24 Dine and Donate at Yogurtland-4pm to 8pm
  • Weds 8/31- Back To School Night:
    • PACS and 1st-3rd grades: 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM (classrooms)
    • All families: dinner and principal’s message 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM
    • 4th-6th grades: 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM (classrooms)
  • Mon 9/5: No School – Labor Day
  • Weds 9/21: PTA meeting – 6 board, 6:30 general
  • Fri 9/30: Intercultural Cafe – 8:30am / after dropoff
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