We need volunteers for our May 14th Fundraiser!

Tickets to Our Annual Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, May 14th Are On Sale Now!

Travel back in time to the Woodstock festival and join us for an incredible night at our Spring Fundraiser on May 14th from 5:30pm-10:00pm at Herzog Hall on the Petaluma FairgroundsTickets are on sale now!

We are looking for Volunteers for a few hours on May 14th

Can you volunteer for a few hours on May 14th to help with different aspects of the Spring Fundraiser? We need volunteers for shifts throughout the day to set up, sign in attendees, oversee dinner service, help with event checkout, and clean up.

This is a very important event for our school community as it raises funds for bilingual instruction, school supplies, experiential learning, and even physical education instruction.

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to our fundraiser!


Looking for ways to connect with other McKinley/PACS families?

There’s no better to get to meet other parents/guardians at McKinley/PACS and form some great friendships than volunteering! Below are a few crucial volunteer opportunities available to help our school community thrive:


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


Make a lasting impact on McKinley. Join the PTA Board

Elections for our new board members will take place at our May 18th meeting!

Are you interested in making a lasting impact on your child’s school? Our award-winning McKinley PTA operates with a $100,000 budget per year to provide resources and support programs, including experiential learning, bilingual instruction, classroom supplies, school community events, and much more.

As we start looking ahead to the 2022-23 school year, we’re looking for energetic and dedicated individuals to help fill PTA board positions for:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Financial Secretary
  • VP of Communications
  • 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 mckptapres@gmail.com and let us know!


Thanks for joining us at the McKinley Block Party

Thank you community for joining us at the McKinley Block Party and Parent Info Night! So great to see so many families out enjoying each other! HUGE Thank you to all those who so generously donated their time, wisdom and food!

Did you miss this event? Get Some Parent Education Resources Here

Especially to our 4th Grade Family, Griselda and Caesar Ortega of What A Chicken! for their generous discount and donation! Want more What A Chicken!? Stop into their restaurant on Washington Street and/or come to the McKinley Social – Peace, Love, McKinley on Saturday, May 14th for more of their delicious food!

To our table hosts:

Parenting Coach, Meghan Brand-Stauf of Grateful Parenting, Mr. Caamano, Principal Larson. Ms. Kasso & Mr. Chris Lum, Ms. Diana, Dave Fichera of PCS Technology, Joe Stern of Enso Wealth, The Young Family, Trisha, Rick, Dominic and Caroline, Ms. Drumm (RSP Teacher, Ms. Valdovinos, School Psychologist, Coach Lindsey Fisher and Michelle & Jackie of Petaluma Regional Library


And all the volunteers and McKinley Team who made the night possible,
Pedro Guevara, Ms. Patricia, Ms. Diana, Ms. Larson, Ms. Cooper, Maria Esparza, Ms. Lupe Diaz, Emily Oh, Alicia Callejas, Lori Engelhardt, Phillip Green, Julie Peterson, Ellie Birnbaum, Jen Hundley, The Adam-Ander Family, Adrianna Alvarez, David Schlitgen, Gina Roberts, Trisha Young, Danny and team from Boys & Girls Club, Enelia Faithful, Rebecca Hachmeyer, Staci Stern and every teacher who stuffed Wednesday Folders and spread the word in their classroom Newsletters, THANK YOU!


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 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.

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 14 – Spring Fundraiser at Herzog Hall on the Fairgrounds
May 18 – PTA Meeting and 2022-2023 Board Elections

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