Back-to-School Meetup August 14th!


Back-to-School Meet-up Saturday, August 14th!

Kick off the school year at the Wiseman Park playground on Saturday, August 14th from 10am-12pm.

Connect with fellow McKinley/PACS families from all grades and meet the PTA board members.

We hope to see you there!

2121 St Augustine Circle
Petaluma, CA 94954

Questions? Email mckptapres@gmail.com

Have a Great Summer!


Stay Connected with Your Fellow McKinley Families this Summer

Did you know we have parent Facebook groups for each grade? Join and stay in touch with other parents this summer. Plan play dates, get the scoop on teachers, and get all your McKinley questions answered!

See the full list of groups here


Show Your McKinley Pride with Spirit Wear

Let everyone at the playground and grocery store know you’re a McKinley family this summer. We have different varieties of shirts, bags, and even phone cases available on our Teespring site.

Get your gear now!


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.

Get Last Minute Items from the Mustang Social!

The Mustang Social Online Auction Ends Tonight (Sunday, May 16th) at 5pm!


Buy-in Parties and Wine Will Still Be Available for Purchase After the Auction Closes

You still have the chance to place your bids on great items before time runs out. Auction closes at 9pm tonight (Sunday). Check out all the action at www.themustangsocial.com

Please pay for your auction items ASAP so we can finalize the fundraiser. To pay, click on My Account and select the Won Auctions tab.

Items like wine and buy-in parties will still be available for purchase this week in the Buy Now section of the site.

You will receive an email this week with information on how to receive your items. Thank you so much for supporting our school!

Got questions? Email mustangsocial@ptamckinley.org


Welcome to Our New PTA Board Members for the 2021-2022 School Year

Our last PTA general meeting was Wednesday and we elected new board members for the 2021-22 school year! Congrats and we know that you all will do well!

Here is your new McKinley PTA board for 2021-22:

  • President: Emily Oh
  • Co-President (VP of Membership): Staci Stern
  • Treasurer: Joe Stern
  • Secretary: Trisha Young
  • VP of Communications: Enelia Faithful
  • Parliamentarian: Larissa Laska-Ruebusch

VP of Fundraising and Financial Secretary are open so if you are interested, please feel free to reach out to Chris Lum (mckptapres@gmail.com) for questions. We also have a few volunteer positions that are still open.

We would like to thank our outgoing board members Chris Lum, Ashley Fitting, Kelly Pounds, Juliet Bowen, Julie Petersen, and Jessica Servin for all of their hard work and dedication during the pandemic. Thank you also to all our volunteers who juggled distance learning and their committee commitments to help out the PTA this year. You are all rock stars!


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.

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.

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