Get your tickets to the Spring Fundraiser Before They Sell Out

Tickets to Our Annual Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14th Are On Sale Now!

Travel back in time to the Woodstock festival and join us for an incredible night at our Spring Fundraiser on May 14th from 5:30pm-10:00pm at Herzog Hall on the Petaluma FairgroundsTickets are on sale now!

What can you expect at the Spring Fundraiser?

  • Music and dancing
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Raffles
  • A delicious dinner catered by What A Chicken!
  • Cash Bar
  • The opportunity to celebrate and connect with other parents and guardians while raising funds for important initiatives to support our students

This annual fundraiser has sold out in past years, so get your tickets while you can and take advantage of discounted pricing until this Friday, April 29!

Buy Your Tickets Now and make plans with all your friends!


Join us for a FREE dinner at the McKinley Parent Education Night Block Party Tomorrow,
Thursday, April 28

Bring the whole family for a FREE dinner tomorrow from 5:30pm – 7:30pm and to learn different ways to support your child’s education (homework help, tech support, how to save for college and more!)  Learn more about this event.

RSVP here if you get the chance, but you can also just show up!   Tell all your friends!

Come for dinner, stay for community, leave enlightened!


Parents, we need your help!

We still have open slots at recess and at lunch throughout the month of May! 

Volunteer just one recess (10:05 – 10:45 am) or lunchtime (11:45 am – 1:00pm) per week (more or less if you’d like), one-month commitment.

Volunteers will support recess and/or lunchtime eating/recess for 1st through 8th graders (parents of TK and K also welcome to volunteer). You will assist during two timeframes, 1st – 3rd grade, and/or 4th – 8th grade*.

Volunteers will ensure students eat snack/lunch, clean up after themselves and stay safe during recess play. Volunteers have the opportunity to utilize or build skills in conflict management, basic first aid and social coaching skills will be developed.

Sign up Today: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0945ACAD2F4-mayrecess

Questions? Need help signing up for a shift?
Lori (415) 706-9591  
Alicia (habla español) (501) 398-8116
Elizabeth (habla español) (310) 251-2191


Make a lasting impact on McKinley. Join the PTA Board

Are you interested in making a lasting impact on your child’s school? Our award-winning McKinley PTA operates with a $100,000 budget per year to provide resources and support programs, including experiential learning, bilingual instruction, classroom supplies, school community events, and much more.

As we start looking ahead to the 2022-23 school year, we’re looking for energetic and dedicated individuals to help fill PTA board positions for:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Financial Secretary
  • VP of Communications
  • VP of Fundraising

A full description of the roles and responsibilities can be found here.

If you are interested in any of these roles — or you would like to nominate someone — please email us at mckptapres@gmail.com and let us know!


FREE COFFEE at Intercultural Café This Friday After Drop Off

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 monthly Intercultural Cafe! Friday, April 29th, 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!

Questions? Alicia Callejas (hablo español), alicia.callejas@gmail.com, 501-398-8116
Lori Engelhardt, lori.engelhardt@gmail.com, 415-706-9591
Elizabeth Harris (hablo español), eayala1322@gmail.com, 310-251-2191


Your PTA Fundraising Dollars at Work

Last week, the lower grades were treated to a fun visit from Classroom Safari!
This activity was funded by our McKinley PTA.


Earn donations for McKinley when you shop without 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

April 28 – McKinley Block Party Parent Education Night
April 29 – Intercultural Café
May 14 – Spring Fundraiser at Herzog Hall on the Fairgrounds

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