Current Events

Here’s what is coming up in November and beyond.


November 7 – 18th:
Conference weeks

Parent-teacher conferences start next week. Please note, conferences for TK-6 are scheduled for two weeks from 11/7-11/18. These are Wednesday release days EVERY DAY.

For both weeks:
TK/K release at 12:00
1st-3rd release at 1:05
4th-6th release at 1:15
For 11/14-18
PACS will also release at 1


Monday, November 14th:
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day

Participate in the nation’s Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day and celebrate Ruby Bridges by walking to school on Monday, November 14th.

If you would like more information:
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day


November 16th:
General PTA Meeting

Join us either in person or on zoom at 6:30 on Wednesday, November 16th for the general PTA meeting. We will meet in the multi for those that want to attend in person, or you can join via zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87571324887?pwd=ZGgwcUlSU3ZLSE00bmM3RHJ2RHhhdz09

Meeting ID: 875 7132 4887
Passcode: 564564

We hope to see you there!


Thursday, November 17th:
Dine & Donate at Fruta

Thanks to Fruta, come enjoy a delicious treat and support our sweet school at the same time!

Mention McKinley at checkout and 20% of the sales are donated to the school.

Fru-ta Natural Artisan Ice Cream
279A N McDowell Blvd
Suite A, Petaluma

See the flyer here.


Friday, November 18th:
Signup deadline to be a Winterfest vendor

Join us for some seasonal magic with McKinley’s Winterfest on December 16th.
There’s 3 ways you can join the fun!
1. Save the date and come out to celebrate our community.
2. Volunteer by signing up here.
3. If you would like to be a vendor at the event and reserve a table to sell goods and/or services please reach out to either Rebecca Hachmyer at or Kristen Joyce at no later than next Friday November 18th.


November 21st – 25th:
Autumn Break

Enjoy your break from school and we’ll see you on the 28th.


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

  • December 2: Intercultural Cafe & Chat with the Principal
  • December 15: ELAC meeting
  • December 16th: Winterfest
  • December 21st: PTA Meeting
  • December 23rd-January 6th: Winter Break (No School)

Current Events

Here’s what is coming up in November and beyond.


November 6: Signup deadline
November 9: Auditions
for The McKinley Performing Arts Program: Shrek, The Musical

Students in grades 1-8 are invited to audition to join the cast of Shrek The Musical Jr.!
Audition Date: Wednesday, November 9th in the McKinley Multi. Every student who auditions will receive a part in the show.
Callback Auditions: Wednesday, November 16th

Sign up to join the backstage crew!We are also looking for students in grades 4-8 to join our tech crew to design and paint sets, run lights and sound, sew costumes, help with makeup and much more.

Enrollment fee information
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.

For program details, to pick your audition songs, and to sign up for auditions or the tech crew, visit bit.ly/McKShrek


November 7- 18th:
Conference weeks

Parent-teacher conferences start next week. Please note, conferences for TK-6 are scheduled for two weeks from 11/7-11/18. These are Wednesday release days EVERY DAY.

For both weeks:
TK/K release at 12:00
1st-3rd release at 1:05
4th-6th release at 1:15
For 11/14-18
PACS will also release at 1


Thursday, November 10th
PCS School Board Members- Office Hours at McKinley

Our PCS School Board Members will be on campus on Thursday, November 10th from 3:30-5:30 to hear from you. Come with questions and ideas!


Friday, November 11th
No School


Monday, November 14th:
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day

Participate in the nation’s Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day and celebrate Ruby Bridges by walking to school on Monday, November 14th.

If you would like more information:
Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day


November 16th:
General PTA Meeting

Join us either in person or on zoom at 6:30 on Wednesday, November 16th for the general PTA meeting. We will meet in the multi for those that want to attend in person, or you can join via zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87571324887?pwd=ZGgwcUlSU3ZLSE00bmM3RHJ2RHhhdz09

Meeting ID: 875 7132 4887
Passcode: 564564

We hope to see you there!


Thursday, November 17th:
Dine & Donate at Fruta

Thanks to Fruta, come enjoy a delicious treat and support our sweet school at the same time!

Mention McKinley at checkout and 20% of the sales are donated to the school.

Fru-ta Natural Artisan Ice Cream
279A N McDowell Blvd
Suite A, Petaluma

See the flyer here.


Friday, November 18th:
Signup deadline to be a Winterfest vendor

Join us for some seasonal magic with McKinley’s Winterfest on December 16th.
There’s 3 ways you can join the fun!
1. Save the date and come out to celebrate our community.
2. Volunteer by signing up here.
3. If you would like to be a vendor at the event and reserve a table to sell goods and/or services please reach out to either Rebecca Hachmyer at or Kristen Joyce at no later than next Friday November 18th.


November 21st – 25th:
Autumn Break

Enjoy your break from school and we’ll see you on the 28th.


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

  • December 2: Intercultural Cafe & Chat with the Principal
  • December 15: ELAC meeting
  • December 16th: Winterfest
  • December 21st: PTA Meeting
  • December 23rd-January 6th: Winter Break (No School)

Current Events

Here’s whats coming up the week of October 24 -28 and beyond.


October 28th:
Intercultural Cafe

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 monthly Intercultural Cafe! Friday, October 28, 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!


The McKinley Makerspace Needs Craft Supplies

Are you cleaning out your desk, garage, or craft closet? Do you have art materials that you bought for a new hobby that you only used a few times? If so, please consider donating them to the McKinley Makerspace!

The McKinley Makerspace provides a place for our students to craft, paint, tinker and express themselves through art during recess. We are looking for the following items to allow them to explore their creative ideas:

Knitting needles

  • Knitting needles
  • Greeting card envelopes (colorful ones)
  • Stickers
  • Glitter/Confetti/Sequins
  • Color ink pads
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Doilies
  • Glitter glue pens
  • Board games
  • Gift cards to Amazon, Walmart and Michael’s are also welcome

Gift cards to Amazon, Walmart and Michael’s are also welcome

Contact Ms. Kasso with questions at 


October 31st:
McKinley Halloween Parade

Students may come to school in their costumes!

Monday, October 31st, 8:30 am

Families are invited on campus to celebrate and cheer on the parade line. We LOVE parents in costumes, too!

Where: Blacktop (line up like a normal day)

Attire: Halloween costume (no weapons or blood allowed and costumes should be appropriate for elementary school. Face masks are allowed for the parade only)

There will be a non-Halloween space on campus for students who do not celebrate


November 2:
Dia de los Muertos

Please join us and the Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:00-6:00 for our Dia de los Muertos event. We will have:

• an ofrenda (memory box) walk around the garden area
• a face painting station
• a paper flower making station
• a paper plate sombrero making table
• Dia de los Muertos coloring
• a potluck (you are welcome to bring food to share. • PLEASE make a sign to inform people what your dish is and the ingredients)

If you would like to help volunteer at this event, please contact Joan Feltes at . Joan will be hosting a parent meeting on Tuesday, October 18th at 5:00 in room 9 for any parents interested in participating, bringing ideas, and supporting the event.


November 6:
Signup deadline for
The McKinley Performing Arts Program: Shrek, The Musical

Students in grades 1-8 are invited to audition to join the cast of Shrek The Musical Jr.!
Audition Date: Wednesday, November 9th in the McKinley Multi. Every student who auditions will receive a part in the show.
Callback Auditions: Wednesday, November 16th

Sign up to join the backstage crew!We are also looking for students in grades 4-8 to join our tech crew to design and paint sets, run lights and sound, sew costumes, help with makeup and much more.

Enrollment fee information
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.

For program details, to pick your audition songs, and to sign up for auditions or the tech crew, visit bit.ly/McKShrek


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

  • 10/19- PTA Meeting at 6:30
  • 10/28- Intercultural cafe
  • 10/31- Halloween parade at 8:30
  • 11/2- Dia de los Muertos 4:00-6:00 PM
  • 11/7-11/18- Conference weeks
    (WEDNESDAY RELEASE DAYS)
  • 11/11- No school

Current Events

Here’s whats coming up the week of October 17 -21 and beyond.


October 19th:
General PTA Meeting

Join us either in person or on zoom at 6:30 on Wednesday, October 19th for the general PTA meeting. We will meet in the multi for those that want to attend in person, or you can join via zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87571324887?pwd=ZGgwcUlSU3ZLSE00bmM3RHJ2RHhhdz09

Meeting ID: 875 7132 4887
Passcode: 564564

We hope to see you there!


The McKinley Makerspace Needs Craft Supplies

Are you cleaning out your desk, garage, or craft closet? Do you have art materials that you bought for a new hobby that you only used a few times? If so, please consider donating them to the McKinley Makerspace!

The McKinley Makerspace provides a place for our students to craft, paint, tinker and express themselves through art during recess. We are looking for the following items to allow them to explore their creative ideas:

Knitting needles

  • Knitting needles
  • Greeting card envelopes (colorful ones)
  • Stickers
  • Glitter/Confetti/Sequins
  • Color ink pads
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Doilies
  • Glitter glue pens
  • Board games
  • Gift cards to Amazon, Walmart and Michael’s are also welcome

Gift cards to Amazon, Walmart and Michael’s are also welcome

Contact Ms. Kasso with questions at 


October 31st:
McKinley Halloween Parade

Students may come to school in their costumes!

Monday, October 31st, 8:30 am

Families are invited on campus to celebrate and cheer on the parade line. We LOVE parents in costumes, too!

Where: Blacktop (line up like a normal day)

Attire: Halloween costume (no weapons or blood allowed and costumes should be appropriate for elementary school. Face masks are allowed for the parade only)

There will be a non-Halloween space on campus for students who do not celebrate


November 2:
Dia de los Muertos

Please join us and the Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:00-6:00 for our Dia de los Muertos event. We will have:

• an ofrenda (memory box) walk around the garden area
• a face painting station
• a paper flower making station
• a paper plate sombrero making table
• Dia de los Muertos coloring
• a potluck (you are welcome to bring food to share. • PLEASE make a sign to inform people what your dish is and the ingredients)

If you would like to help volunteer at this event, please contact Joan Feltes at . Joan will be hosting a parent meeting on Tuesday, October 18th at 5:00 in room 9 for any parents interested in participating, bringing ideas, and supporting the event.


November 9: The McKinley Performing Arts Program announces…Auditions for spring production of 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 Wednesday, November 16. All interested students in grades 1-8 are invited to audition.

Program details and audition songs can be found 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

  • 10/19- PTA Meeting at 6:30
  • 10/28- Intercultural cafe
  • 10/31- Halloween parade at 8:30
  • 11/2- Dia de los Muertos 4:00-6:00 PM
  • 11/7-11/18- Conference weeks
    (WEDNESDAY RELEASE DAYS)
  • 11/11- No school

Current Events


October 10th: Reminder no school

Reminder: There is no school on Monday, October 10th. We will see you on Tuesday, October 11th. Enjoy the long weekend!


October 13th:
4th-8th Grade Talent Show

Come watch amazing 4th-8th grade mustangs show their talent at our McKinley/PACS Talent Show on October 13th at 6:00 in the multi. The students are working hard on their acts and can’t wait to show off all of their talents!


October 15:
Oktoberfest Buy in Party Fun

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!


November 9: The McKinley Performing Arts Program announces…Auditions for spring production of 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 Wednesday, November 16. All interested students in grades 1-8 are invited to audition.

Program details and audition songs can be found 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

  • 10/19- PTA Meeting at 6:30
  • 10/28- Intercultural cafe
  • 10/31- Halloween parade at 8:30
  • 11/7-11/18- Conference weeks (WEDNESDAY RELEASE DAYS)
  • 11/11- No school

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

Thank you for your support of the McKinley PTA this school year

PTA Accomplishments for the 2021-2022 School Year

We had a very busy year as a PTA this school year with our return to campus full-time. Our successful fundraising efforts allowed us to support of our school community in very meaningful ways. Below are a few highlights:

  • Provided funding for a Bilingual Instructional Assistant and a Physical Education Teacher for the lower grades
  • Our Family Engagement committee hosted a Zumba night, Bingo night, and monthly Intercultural Cafés. They also coordinated recess playground volunteers to give our teachers more time for lesson planning.
  • Funded signage to help direct traffic in front of the school at pick up and drop off
  • Provided Teacher Supply Funds for all McKinley/PACS teachers
  • Coordinated several Staff Appreciation events throughout the school year
  • Purchased site license of Reflex Math app
  • Provided funding for our Performing Arts program’s performance of the Lion King
  • Funded visits to our campus from the Bay Area Discovery Museum Try-It Truck and Classroom Safari
  • Hosted community engagement events like the Winter Festival, Ancestor’s Table and the Parent Education Night Block Party
  • Provided funding for a new playground to be installed on campus this summer!
  • And much more! Read a full list of our accomplishments here.

We would like to thank all our McKinley/PACS families for their support through donations and volunteer hours throughout the school year. The work that the McKinley PTA does affects every student, and we cannot do this work without your help.

We hope you join the PTA next year and volunteer on one of our committees so you can help guide our spending priorities.


Stay In Touch with your fellow McKinley / PACS families this summer

Would you like to invite other families to play dates, outings, birthday parties and other fun activities this summer? Our class Facebook groups for parents and guardians are a perfect way to stay connected to our school community.

Join your class Facebook group now!


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

June 10 – Field day with Kona Ice Truck provided by the McKinley PTA

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