Join Us for LIVE Performances of The Lion King Jr. on April 22, 23, and 24

Recess Playground Volunteers Wanted!

Do you want to help your teacher in a fun and rewarding way?

In a recent survey of McKinley staff, the #1 ask was for more parent support. One of the ways staff identified we could help is by volunteering out on the blacktop during recess and lunch, allowing staff more time to focus on meeting the complex needs of their students. 

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 to start. We welcome a longer commitment.

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

McKinley Performing Arts Presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr.

The African savannah comes to life onstage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale featuring the music of the award-winning Broadway musical and movie. This production is performed by the talented students of McKinley Elementary in the Multipurpose room.

ROAR CAST – April 22 at 6:30pm & April 24 at 1:30pm

STAR CAST – April 23 at 1:30pm & 6:30pm

FREE ADMISSION – A donation to the McKinley Patrons of the Performing Arts Fund is encouraged

Mark Your Calendars! Our Spring Fundraiser is on Saturday May 14th!

Join us for an evening of good food, music, conversation and FUNDRAISING on Saturday, May 14th at Herzog Hall on the Petaluma Fairgrounds. You won’t want to miss the return of our annual in-person silent auction! It will be a fun night for all.

Full details coming via our newsletters and social media very soon!

We are still looking for volunteers and donations.

Learn more about the event and volunteer opportunities here.

PTA General Meeting Next Wednesday, April 20th at 6:30pm

Join us on April 20th at 6:30pm IN PERSON in the Multipurpose room for our April PTA General Meeting.

Learn about all our current programs and vote on upcoming initiatives. Spanish translation will be provided.

We need people like you on the PTA Board Next School Year!

Our McKinley PTA is run entirely by parent volunteers who are passionate about serving all of our children in the McKinley community. With a budget  of over $100,000, we need dedicated volunteers to help us promote, support, advocate, and adopt new programs and maintain our existing programs for our incredible McKinley school! 

We need YOU to step up and help us fill our board positions!  We are looking for energetic and dedicated individuals to help fill positions for:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Financial Secretary
  • Communications
  • Parliamentarian
  • Fundraising

Read all position descriptions here

“PTA has been a wonderful experience. It has allowed me to make connections with other parents and the school administration. It has also allowed me the opportunity to have a voice in how the school evolves. I’d highly recommend joining the PTA.” -Larissa Laska-Ruebusch 

Want to learn more?  Email Emily Oh at

Shop and Donate at Rusty Hinges – Order by Monday, April 25th – Pick up on April 27th and 28th

Order a Provisions Bundle box which includes fresh produce, eggs, milk & dairy products, pastured protein and bread selections for a week. 20% of the proceeds will go to McKinley.

Pick up at Rusty Hinges Ranch on April 27th and 28th.
212 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma CA 94952

Shop and Donate at Kandila by Jem’s Booth at the Butter and Eggs Festival – April 23, 2022

Purchase unique hand-poured soy candles and soaps from Kandila by Jem and 15% of the proceeds will go to McKinley!

Simply visit the Kandila by Jem booth at the Butter and Eggs Festival on April 23 located at Western Street and Petaluma Boulevard by the Old Bank.

Show this flyer on your phone when you purchase!

Join us for a FREE dinner at the McKinley Block Party on
Thursday, April 28

Mark your calendars to join your fellow McKinley families at school for a FREE Dinner on Thursday April 28th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the PTA Sponsored “McKinley Block Party”

Come for dinner, stay for community, leave enlightened!

Click here for more details on this fun, engaging evening!

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 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!

Details About the Petaluma Council of PTAs

Hello McKinley Community, 

Please find the following Frequently Asked Questions regarding PTA  Council. 

The McKinley PTA will be voting to participate in the PTA Council in our April meeting. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Emily Oh at

Upcoming Events

April 20 – PTA Meeting at the Multi
April 23 – Shop and Donate with Kandila by Jem
April 27 & 28 – Shop and Donate at Rusty Hinges
April 28 – McKinley Block Party
April 29 – Intercultural Café
May 14 – Spring Fundraiser at Herzog Hall on the Fairgrounds