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.

PTA Announcements – Week of October 26, 2020

Our Dance-a-thon fundraiser ends November 1!
Check out our great incentives!

There are only a few days left of our Dance-a-thon fall fundraiser!

Remember to create your donation request page and share it with your friends and family via email and social media. You may also pick up pledge envelopes at the McKinley front office for cash and check donations. Information about T-shirt pick up is coming for the classes that haven’t gotten them yet.

If you’d like to upload your dance video you may do that here.

We are currently falling short of our budgeted fundraising goal for the Dance-a-thon. We know this is a tough and uncertain financial time for many of our families, so please donate if you are able. Small donations make a huge impact.

All the proceeds from this fundraiser will go to support the learning experience of every McKinley and PACS student. Let’s rally and finish strong, Mustangs!

We are excited to announce individual and class incentives to the highest fundraisers!

  • The top individual who raises the most will receive a Family Basket that includes a gift card to Lombardi’s ($60 value), a gift card to Stockhome ($60 value), two bottles of wine, and some sparkling apple cider.
  • The students from the lower-grade class that raises the most collectively will receive a free ice cream certificate.
  • The students from the PACS grade that collectively raises the most will win a free pizza certificate

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


Month of October: Park Fit

Outdoor fitness classes for women of every fitness level!

  • $60 for 5 packs of classes
  • $10 of sales donated to McKinley
  • Virtual and In Person classes happening
  • Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase

    Visit the Park Fit Facebook Page

Month of October: Barber Cellars and Barber Lee Spirits

Local wines and spirits for every occasion, shipped nationwide.

  • 20% of sales of bottles of wine and spirits donated to McKinley
  • Please look for “McKinley School” in the dropdown on the product page when purchasing
  • This is a McKinley parent owned business!

Barber Lee Spirits Website

Barber Cellars


Get McKinley PTA Updates on ParentSquare!

Be the first to read all the PTA announcements by joining the ParentSquare McKinley PTA group. Get updates on all our fundraisers and initiatives in one easy-to-access place.

How to Join PTA ParentSquare Group

PTA Announcements – Week of October 19, 2020

Less than two weeks to get your Dance-a-Thon pledges in!

Collecting donation pledges for our Dance-a-Thon fall fundraiser is easy!

Simply create a pledge page and share it with your friends and family via email and social media.

We also have envelopes available to pick up at the McKinley office for checks and cash donations. Last day to pledge is Friday, October 30.

If every child at McKinley raises $210 (asks 10 people for $21), we could fully fund the PTA for the entire year! Last year we provided funds for experiential learning trips, supplies for the classroom, a garden coordinator, a lower grade Bilingual Instructional Assistant, and much more. 

More Information about the Dance-a-thon


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


Month of October: Park Fit

Outdoor fitness classes for women of every fitness level!

  • $60 for 5 packs of classes
  • $10 of sales donated to McKinley
  • Virtual and In Person classes happening
  • Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase

    Visit the Park Fit Facebook Page

Month of October: Barber Cellars and Barber Lee Spirits

Local wines and spirits for every occasion, shipped nationwide.

  • 20% of sales of bottles of wine and spirits donated to McKinley
  • Please look for “McKinley School” in the dropdown on the product page when purchasing
  • This is a McKinley parent owned business!

Barber Lee Spirits Website

Barber Cellars


BoxTops Fall Collection Contest Ends October 26!

Do you still have paper BoxTops at home?

Please bring your unexpired paper BoxTops to the office by 10/26 and make sure you include your student’s name and grade. You can also mail the BoxTops to the school

McKinley School (BoxTop collection) 110 Ellis St, Petaluma, CA 94952

Are you collecting digital BoxTops yet? New BoxTops can only be claimed by scanning the store receipt within 14 days of purchase.

Learn how set up your app to earn money for McKinley!


Get McKinley PTA Updates on ParentSquare!

Be the first to read all the PTA announcements by joining the ParentSquare McKinley PTA group. Get updates on all our fundraisers and initiatives in one easy-to-access place.

How to Join PTA ParentSquare Group

PTA Announcements – Week of October 11, 2020

Get Your Dance-a-Thon Pledges In!

Our Dance-a-thon fundraiser is here!

Instead of our annual fall Jog-a-thon fundraiser, this year students will have an opportunity to showcase their dance moves in a 19-second video to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

Simply create a pledge page to share with your friends and family to collect pledges and donations for our school. We will also have envelopes for checks and cash available at the school office on Monday (10/12). Last day to pledge is Friday, 10/30.

Your child can submit their dance videos to us to FlipGrid (link available the last week of October).

This is our biggest fundraiser of the fall, and your participation will make it a huge success.

More Information about the Dance-a-thon


General PTA Meeting This Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30pm

Join us via Zoom this Wednesday for our second PTA meeting of the school year. Click here for the meeting link and agenda.


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


This Thursday, October 15: Brewsters

Southern BBQ meets California produce with a refined touch of explosive flavors

  • 4:00-9:30pm
  • Guests are welcome to bring in the flyer, show it on their device or mention it.
  • 10% of proceeds will be donated

Brewsters Dine and Donate Flyer


Month of October: Park Fit

Outdoor fitness classes for women of every fitness level!

  • $60 for 5 packs of classes
  • $10 of sales donated to McKinley
  • Virtual and In Person classes happening
  • Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase

    Visit the Park Fit Facebook Page

Month of October: Barber Cellars and Barber Lee Spirits

Local wines and spirits for every occasion.

  • 20% of sales of bottles of wine and spirits donated to McKinley
  • Please look for “McKinley School” in the dropdown on the product page when purchasing
  • This is a McKinley parent owned business!

Barber Lee Spirits Website

Barber Cellars


BoxTops Fall Collection Contest Ends October 26!

Do you still have paper BoxTops at home?

Please bring your unexpired paper BoxTops to the office by 10/26 and make sure you include your student’s name and grade. You can also mail the BoxTops to the school

McKinley School (BoxTop collection) 110 Ellis St, Petaluma, CA 94952

Are you collecting digital BoxTops yet? New BoxTops can only be claimed by scanning the store receipt within 14 days of purchase.

Learn how set up your app to earn money for McKinley!


Support Our School on Amazon Prime Day Oct 13-14!

If you’re planning on shopping on Amazon Prime Day (this Tuesday and Wednesday), you can help McKinley raise funds at no extra cost to you.

Simply follow these directions to configure your Amazon Smile account and remember to shop via smile.amazon.com.

Configure Amazon Smile Account

Enable Amazon Smile on your mobile app


Get McKinley PTA Updates on ParentSquare!

Be the first to read all the PTA announcements by joining the ParentSquare McKinley PTA group. Get updates on all our fundraisers and initiatives in one easy-to-access place.

How to Join PTA ParentSquare Group

PTA Announcements – Week of October 4, 2020

McKinley Dance-a-thon kicks off Friday, 10/9!

Get ready for a week filled with dancing, prizes, and surprises.

Due to unprecedented times and distance learning, our annual Jog-a-thon will now be a Dance-a-thon for all to enjoy.

Show us your scariest 19 second dance move to Thriller!

Submit your videos showcasing your dance moves on the last week of October (10/26 to 10/30). Pledging will start on Friday 10/9 and the final day to pledge will be Friday, 10/30.

More information will be posted to our website (http://ptamckinley.org), FB, and ParentSquare.


Get McKinley PTA Updates on ParentSquare!

Be the first to read all the PTA announcements by joining the ParentSquare McKinley PTA group. Get updates on all our fundraisers and initiatives in one easy-to-access place.

How to Join PTA ParentSquare Group


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


Thursday, October 15: Brewsters

Southern BBQ meets California produce with a refined touch of explosive flavors

  • 4:00-9:30pm
  • Guests are welcome to bring in the flyer, show it on their device or mention it.
  • 10% of proceeds will be donated

Brewsters Beer Garden


Month of October: Park Fit

Outdoor fitness classes for women of every fitness level!

  • $60 for 5 packs of classes
  • $10 of sales donated to McKinley
  • Virtual and In Person classes happening
  • Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase

    Visit the Park Fit Facebook Page

Month of October: Barber Cellars and Barber Lee Spirits

Local wines and spirits for every occasion.

  • 20% of sales of bottles of wine and spirits donated to McKinley
  • Please look for “McKinley School” dropdown menu when purchasing
  • This is a McKinley parent owned business!

Barber Lee Spirits Website

Barber Cellars

PTA Announcements – Week of September 27

Join the PTA

By joining the PTA, you help us meet our school’s needs that are outside the scope of their budget. Membership is $10 per person and includes an exclusive McKinley Mustangs wristband.

Join the PTA Now!


Dine, Sweat, and Donate

Support local businesses and earn donations for McKinley!

Final days of September: Yoga Hell

  • New members only – get 2 months for $99 and will donate 20% to McKinley
  • Virtual and In Person classes happening
  • Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase

Yoga Hell Petaluma

Final days of September: Heart and Soul Yoga

  • 20% of sales donated to McKinley
  • Virtual and In Person classes happening
  • Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase

Heart and Soul Yoga

Month of October: Park Fit Petaluma
Outdoor fitness classes for women of every fitness level!

  • $60 for 5 packs of classes
  • $10 of sales donated to McKinley
  • Virtual and In Person classes happening
  • Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase


Visit the Park Fit Facebook Page


Get Your Spirit Wear!

Here’s a chance to freshen up that SIP wardrobe. You grab your Mustang swag at our TeeSpring store! There are many options to choose from in all sizes, styles, designs, and colors. Get 10% off using code: BYESUMMER valid until Sunday, August 30th at 11:59 PT.

Shop Now!

PTA Announcements – Week of August 30

Save the Date for Our First PTA General Meeting!

Join us for our first PTA general meeting of the 2020-2021 school year from the comfort of your home.

When: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 @ 6:30PM

Agenda and Zoom link to come


Join the PTA

By joining the PTA, you help us meet our school’s needs that are outside the scope of their budget. Membership is $10 per person and includes an exclusive McKinley Mustangs wristband.

Join the PTA Now!


Dine, Sweat, and Donate

Support local businesses and earn donations for McKinley!

Month of August/September: Yoga Hell

  • New members only – get 2 months for $99 and will donate 20% to McKinley
  • Virtual and In Person classes happening
  • Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase

Yoga Hell Petaluma

Month of September: Heart and Soul Yoga

  • 20% of sales donated to McKinley
  • Virtual and In Person classes happening
  • Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase

Heart and Soul Yoga

Thursday Sept 10: Stockhome
Enjoy popular Swedish foods in the heart of Petaluma

  • 3:00-8:00pm
  • No flyer necessary
  • Mention “McKinley” and 10% of dinner sales will be donated
  • Take out and dine in

Stockhome Restaurant


Get Your Spirit Wear!

Here’s a chance to freshen up that SIP wardrobe. You grab your Mustang swag at our TeeSpring store! There are many options to choose from in all sizes, styles, designs, and colors. Get 10% off using code: BYESUMMER valid until Sunday, August 30th at 11:59 PT.

Shop Now!

First Day of School!

Hello McKinley Mustangs! I hope that your first day of school goes as smoothly as possible.

In your nice McKinley tote bags, you should receive a welcome letter from myself and Ashley along with a flyer for a free ice cream scoop at Baskin Robbins! Our McKinley Ice Cream Social starts today until next Tuesday (8/18). Please post pictures of the kids with their ice cream on FaceBook/Instagram and don’t forget to hashtag McKinley and Baskin Robbins. We would love to see all the kids enjoying their ice cream!

Also, don’t forget to use our profile picture frame for the first day of school! Head on over to the McKinley PTA FaceBook page to use it.

Feel free to contact myself and Ashley at mckptapres@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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