Current Events

Here’s what is coming up in December.

Sunday, December 4th:
Dine & Donate at Barber Cellars and Barber Lee Spirits

Get into the holiday spirit with cocktails from award winning Barber Lee Spirits, or take a break from holiday shopping with a glass of wine at Barber Cellars Tasting Room right in the festive Hotel Petaluma at 112 Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952 from 1pm-6pm.

Barber Lee Spirits – Distillery Barrel Room,
120 Washington St, Petaluma, CA 94952
from 1pm-6pm

Mention McKinley and 20% of sales will benefit the school.

Starting November 28th-Friday, December 9th:
After School Enrichment Winter Session Dates are Here!

Interest Forms are available on the PTA Website starting today, November 28th, until Friday, December 9th.  This is an interest form ONLY and placement emails will be sent on Wednesday, December 14th.  Please complete one form for each course you are interested in. This is a lottery system and your ASE Team is working to place as many students as possible.

Session begins the week of January 9th and payment is due on January 9th,  cash or check to a drop box in the McKinley Front Office.

This is a six week program from January 9th until the week of February 13th. 

We are excited to announce our new classes and so grateful for all of the McKinley Staff offering courses and their classroom space to make this program successful. 

Questions?  Email Emily Oh at 

Starting December 5th:
Holiday Giving Program

Every year, our community at McKinley comes together to lend a helping hand to our families that could use some extra help or support during the holiday season.

All McKinley/PACS families are invited to stop by the Holiday Giving Board and pick a tag for an item that one of our sponsored families wishes to receive during the holidays. The holiday board will be out starting Monday, December 5th; before and after school. There will be many tags available, and all gifts are due back by Monday, December 12th at the office. All gifts must be wrapped and the original tag must be attached.

Please sign up to help supervise the board here.

Questions? Contact the coordinators.
Jessica Servin –
Chris Lum –

December 9th:
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!

Friday, December 16th:
McKinley’s Winterfest

Join us for some seasonal magic and come out to celebrate our community 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 have any questions please reach out to Rebecca Hachmyer at or Kristen Joyce at .

December 21st:
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

Meeting ID: 875 7132 4887
Passcode: 564564

We hope to see you there!

December 19-22:
PACS 1pm release

December 22: TK-6th
Mimimum Day release

December 23rd – January 9th:
Winter Break

Enjoy your break from school and we’ll see you in 2023.

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 4: Dine & Donate at Barber Cellars Tasting Room and Barber Lee Distillery
  • December 10- PCS Family Fun Run
  • December 13- New TK/K Families- Parent Informational Night
  • December 15- PACS Informational Night
  • December 15: ELAC meeting
  • December 16th: Winterfest
  • December 21st: PTA Meeting at 6:30
  • December 19-22: PACS 1pm release
  • December 22nd: Tk-6 Minimum Day release
  • December 23rd-January 6th: Winter Break (No School)