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 if you have any questions.

Now More Than Ever, Make Sure That You Receive McKinley and PCS District Communications!

The PCS District collects information about families through an online platform (Aeries) at the beginning of the school year. This contact information is placed on a contact database that is used by the PCS District and the schools to communicate with families.

If you are not receiving information from the PCS District (e.g. email sent on 4/22/20 regarding contact information updates) or McKinley School (e.g. weekly newsletter sent out every Sunday) or receiving only some of these emails, follow these guidelines below in this order. 

1. Check your Spam-Social-Promotions-etc. folders or your filters to make sure they are not there. PCS emails usually get sent from and McKinley School emails come from McKinley Communications (

2. Check your information on the Aeries portal to make sure it is accurate and it is listed in the right place (under student’s contact).

  1. Log in to Aeries Parent Portal 
  2. Click on Student Info > Contacts
  3. Verify that you are listed as a Contact

Note that having a contact email under the general profile will not be enough. Each student has a section for contacts for that student and the information in that section is the one that schools use. If you have a Jr. High student and a McKinley student, you must have your contact information properly entered in each student’s contact section in order to receive communications from both schools. Otherwise, you will only receive communications from the school to which the student with proper contact information goes.

3. If you are still having trouble after trying #1 and #2 and not getting the Sunday newsletter/PCS District emails, contact the PCS District to get further assistance  General Phone: (707) 778-4813; Aeries Portal: Setup, Updates, etc.:

What to expect from the PTA this summer

Keep connected: Make sure to subscribe to the PTA mailing listPTA Facebook page, McKinley School Community Facebook closed group and your grade level closed group to stay up to date.

Summer meetups: Unfortunately, McKinley PTA will not be able to have a June summer meetup due to restrictions in place. We want our McKinley families safe and do not want to put anyone at risk.

We will keep a July summer meetup open if restrictions are lifted.

Next school year update: We will send out an email this July regarding all the information that you’ll need to get you up to speed before school starts. Make sure to subscribe to the PTA mailing list

New website and family communication platform: we will have a new website and a new platform to keep in touch with all parents! Keep an eye out this summer to sign up for the new platform.

Want to contact us? Please feel free to reach out to your new PTA president and co-president, Chris Lum & Ashley Fitting at if you have any questions.