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

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
  • 11/11- No school