Less than a week left to raise funds for our Jog-a-thon!

It’s Not Too Late to Raise Funds!

The PTA’s biggest annual fundraiser is this Friday, October 1! So far, we’ve received around $17,500 in pledges. But we need your help to reach our goal of $60,000 this year. Remember, these funds go to important causes, like experiential learning field trips, classroom tools, school and campus beautification (including our awesome garden/outdoor classroom), and much more.

Remember to create your child’s pledge page here and share with friends near and far via email and social media.

Are your friends and family old school? Use your Jog-A-Thon envelope to collect checks and cash. Make checks payable to McKinley PTA. Be sure to return the envelope to school on the date of our event, October 1.

Help Us Raise Jog-A-Thon Funds and Qualify for These Great Incentives!

Did you know your child can earn some fantastic prizes by raising money for the Jog-A-Thon? The incentives include:

Individual Student Incentives:

  • Every child who raises any amount of funds will get a ticket for a classroom lottery and one additional ticket for every $20 raised. 
  • Students who hit the per student goal of $150 will receive a one-day “no homework” pass from their teacher.  
  • There will be two lottery winners from each class. 
    • The first ticket drawn will get to take one friend to Yogurtland with Mrs. Larson. 
    • The second ticket drawn will represent their classroom in a MINUTE TO WIN IT assembly. *The second drawing only happens if we raise $55,000 collectively as a school.

Grade-level incentives (TK and Kinder are combined as one grade level):

  • If every student participates in fundraising, that grade will receive a special, 45-minute recess.
  • The grade level to raise the most money overall (on a per student basis), will receive a pizza party!

School-wide incentives:

  • If we raise $50,000 all students will receive a special, 1-hour recess with a Popsicle             
  • If we raise $55,000, above PLUS – the teachers will host MINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES
  • If we reach our goal $60,000, above PLUS – students will get to throw whip cream pies at Ms. Larson while she is on roller skates

If we reach our stretch goal of $65,000 – all the above PLUS students will get to have a NINJA WARRIOR BLOW UP COURSE during a special recess.  

We Need Jog-a-thon Volunteers at Pick-up and Drop-Off This Week

We need a few folks to help generate some excitement for the McKinley/PACS Jog-a-thon!

Volunteers are needed on campus for just 30 minutes during drop-off and pick-up during the final days leading up to the event, reminding people to turn in their donations in a fun and energetic way.

What we’ll provide: pre-made signs, available in the front office

What you’ll need: a willingness to get silly and make yourself seen — you can bring a speaker to play music and dance, or wear something goofy, or just throw on your Spirit Wear and shake your sign!

Sign up to volunteer now!

Dine and Donate at Tortilla Real This Thursday!

Thursday, September 30th – 11am-8:30pm

Enjoy traditional Mexican dishes made with the freshest local ingredients. See their delicious menu.

Tortilla Real
5 Petaluma Boulevard South
Petaluma, CA 94952

Show the flyer on your phone or print it out! 20% of the proceeds will go to McKinley.

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

9/30 – Dine and Donate at Tortilla Real – All Day
10/1 – Jog-A-Thon