PTA Announcements – Week of March 21, 2021

Mark Your Calendars, Mustangs!

Dine and Donate at Wicked Slush – Thursday, April 1st

Spring break and frozen treats go hand-in-hand. Enjoy towering swirls of soft serve ice cream, made from local, organic Straus Family Creamery dairy in 26 different flavors.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to McKinley!

Bring or show flier

122 B American Alley
Petaluma, CA 94952

Wicked Slush Website

Drive-In Movie Night – Friday, April 16th

Join us for a socially distanced movie night at the Petaluma Fairgrounds on Friday, April 16th hosted by the PTA. The movie will start at 8pm.

More details coming soon including an opportunity to vote on the movie!

Auction Items Needed for the Mustang Social Spring Fundraiser

This year, we will once again hold the Mustang Social Spring Fundraiser silent auction online and we want to use it as an opportunity to support businesses in Petaluma. With this goal in mind, we are inviting families who can do so to help us by donating gift cards to local businesses and other items.

Here are ways you can support this event:

  • Use this Sign Up Genius link and select a local business to support by purchasing a gift card to be part of our online auction. Gift card sign ups start at $10. If there are any favorite local businesses that you’d like to support that aren’t included in this list, please feel free to drop off a gift card to that business instead.
  • Donate a cash amount for us to use to purchase items from Petaluma businesses to include in the online auction
  • Email if you have any items (wine, gift baskets, art, etc.), vacation homes, experiences or buy-in event connections you can donate!

We’ll be collecting donations at the McKinley office from April 12 to April 23. The auction will open on May 12 and close on May 16.

Wanted: Awesome Parents Like You

Are you looking for ways to connect with other families and help McKinley at the same time? You’re in luck as we are currently recruiting PTA board members for the 2021-2022 school year.

Whether your hobbies include calculating the rent costs for apartments you see on TV down to the penny, cat herding, or wandering the folder aisle at Office Depot, there is a place for you on our board.

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President–Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Treasurer**
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary**

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at

We also have several committee and coordinator positions open for next year.

**Per 501c3 rules, we MUST have a President, Treasurer, and Secretary in order to function as a PTA.

Q&A Session with the Board

Not sure you can commit to a board position or where your skills could be put to good use? Do you have questions for our current board members? Join us at our next PTA meeting on April 21 at 6:30pm. Zoom details will be available soon!

BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

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!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.