Thank you for supporting our Spring Fundraiser

Thank you for joining us at our Spring Fundraiser last night. We traveled back in time and celebrated in each other’s company like we haven’t been able to do in a few years while raising much needed funds to support McKinley/PACS.

Missed out on the festivities? Raffle tickets are still available until Friday and an Online Auction Opens Up Later This Week!

Raffle tickets for teacher experiences and class artwork are will be available in front of the school at pick-up time until this Friday, May 20th. 1 ticket for $1, 5 tickets for $3. You can still sign up to volunteer to sell tickets here:

We will also be launching a Online Silent Auction later this week. Watch your inbox for a ParentSquare alert and follow the McKinley PTA Facebook page to be the first to know when it launches!

We got by with a little help from our friends

We would like to express our thanks to our fundraiser committee who spent countless hours over the last several months planning a very memorable event: Renee McArdle, Alisha Basich, Channon Cederna, Nina Jarnum, Erin Schlueter, and Chantel Smith.

Thank you also to all the families and businesses who donated items for our auction directly and to those who helped us collect donations through their personal networks and by going door-to-door to local businesses. We couldn’t have done this without you!

We would also like to thank all our volunteers who have helped with logistics over the last couple of weeks, including raffle ticket sales and yesterday at the event: Julie Petersen, Ani Larson, Alicia Callejas, Chris Lum, Emily Oh, Min Lai, Cate Bruce-Low, Jen Hundley, Kim Fowler, Courtney Wolfe, Tina Rice, Natalie Derenzy, Amy Eden, Monica Roney, Kris Ahmed, Parrie Wolfe, Tracie Hankerson, Trisha Young, Rick Young, Carrie Harrison, Joe Stern, Maricela Rangel, Anna Coopersmith, John Churchman, Melissa Lue, Clarke Pomeroy, Noelle Mullen, and countless others who showed up when needed to help our community.

Last, special gratitude goes out to our event sponsors Twin Oaks and What a Chicken.

Got Questions About Joining the PTA Board Next Year? Meet the Current Board for a Q&A Session Tomorrow Night (Monday, May 16th at 7:00pm)

Want to find out about our open board positions? Would you like to learn more about the time commitment and expectations?

Please join current board members and other McKinley families for a Zoom Q&A session on Monday, May 16th at 7:00pm to get all your questions answered.

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 845 0226 2361
Passcode: 131851

We have plans to continue to fund amazing initiatives next school year, but we cannot do this without a PTA board. We are looking for a few enthusiastic individuals for the following positions:

• President (the PTA can’t legally operate without a president!)
• Vice-president
• Financial Secretary
• 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 and let us know!

Elections will be held at our May 25th meeting! (Note change of date)

Recess and Lunch Volunteers – One shift a week for 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).

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*.

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

School of Excellence Follow-up Survey

Hello McKinley/PACS Families,

As you may know, the PTA is participating in the National PTA School of Excellence Program this year.  School of Excellence is a designation offered by National PTA to recognize schools that seek to grow partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students. 

Would you please take five minutes to complete this anonymous survey before May 31?  Thank you!

Encuesta de McKinley/PACS PTA “Escuela de excelencia” Encuesta de seguimiento

McKinley/PACS PTA “School of Excellence” Follow Up Survey

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!

Upcoming Events

May 16 – Q&A Session with the Board via Zoom
May 25 – PTA Meeting and 2022-2023 Board Elections (note date change!)