January PTA Meeting This Wednesday!

PTA General Meeting this Wednesday, January 19th at 6:30pm via Zoom

Join us this Wednesday at 6:30pm for our January PTA general meeting via Zoom. Learn about our upcoming initiatives to support all our students and teachers.

Zoom meeting link

Meeting ID: 823 5194 8834
Passcode: 039952

School of Excellence Committee Meeting During Wednesday’s PTA Meeting

Reminder that the School of Excellence Committee will meet to review the results of the survey (McKinley PTA SOE Responses 2021-22 ) during our regularly scheduled PTA Meeting on Wednesday, January 19th at 6:30pm via zoom. Please see the agenda here: School of Excellence January 2022 Meeting Agenda and Escuela de excelencia Agenda de la reunión de enero de 2022 .

We’ll use this time to identify one area to focus the efforts of the PTA to increase the impact of our work on creating strong family school partnerships. We are actively seeking participation from ALL families! Please join us if you are able. You do not need to prepare for this meeting. Simply showing up ready to listen and share is enough.

However, if you would like to review the survey responses and think about which question(s) stands out to you as the area that we should select for our focus, you may find that helpful. We promise to make the best use of time and walk away with a more clear vision for our work.
Visit the School of Excellence page on the PTA website to stay up-to-date on our efforts!

Lion King Rehearsal Information

This week, we will be rehearsing via Zoom on Wednesday, January 19th and Friday, January 21st. All rehearsal details are available here.

You can also pay your student’s participation fee on this page. Scholarships are available!

Sweat and Donate All January Long with Park Fit Petaluma

Get a pass to women’s outdoor fitness classes from Park Fit Petaluma and earn donations for McKinley!

$60 for 5 class pass (Value $70)
25% of each pass sold goes back to McKinley ($15/pass)

Use promo code: MCKINLEY for $10 OFF

Purchase Here

Pass expires 2 months from first visit after purchase

For more information visit www.parkfitpetaluma.com or check @parkfitpetaluma on Instagram!

On-campus Volunteer Opportunity: Lunch Duty!

Volunteers needed for our first Lunch Support Pilot Program. Just one lunchtime per week (or more if you’d like), one-month commitment to start (11:45am – 1:00pm). We welcome a 6-month commitment, but you can start by committing to January. Quick overview, requirements, and sign up genius link below.


Volunteers will support lunchtime eating and recess for 1st through 6th graders (parents of TK and K also welcome to volunteer). You will assist during two shifts, 1st – 3rd grade, and 4th – 6th grade. Volunteers will ensure students eat 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.


  • TB Assessment (@ McKinley, good for 3 years. This is free)
  • Proof of Covid Vaccine
  • School Volunteer Application
  • Short Zoom Training with Principal Larson (Live or Rewatch)
  • 1 Consistent Lunchtime Day/ Week Commitment for January

Click here to sign up – grab a friend to join you, or plan to make new friends!

Questions, or need help signing up for a shift? Contact the PTA Family Engagement Team:

Lori Engelhardt (415) 706-9591

Alicia Callejas (habla español) (501) 398-8116

Elizabeth Harris (habla español) (310) 251-2191

Once signed up, you’ll be contacted directly to schedule your TB assessment and training.

But… hey, does this leave you wanting more? Do you want to spend 5 lunchtimes/ week on campus? There are several open, paid Yard Duty Positions for hire. Contact Principal Larson for more details.

Collect BoxTops Using Your Phone!

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!

Earn Donations for McKinley When You Do Your Shopping on Amazon.com

You can earn money for McKinley every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. 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.

Upcoming Events

All JanuarySweat and Donate at Petaluma Park Fit
1/19PTA General Meeting at 6:30pm