PTA Announcements – Week of December 6, 2020

Dine and Donate at Mi Pueblo – Tuesday, December 8

Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine and support McKinley at Mi Pueblo on Petaluma Boulevard from 11am-9pm!

15% of the proceeds will be donated.

Make sure you mention “McKinley School” when you order.

800 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-8192


PTA General Meeting This Wednesday at 6:30pm!

Join us for our December PTA General meeting this Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30pm.

Click here for Zoom link and agenda.


Teacher Appreciation Holiday Edition


Tell Us What Your Child Loves About Distance Learning

The Staff Appreciation committee is compiling quotes about distance learning from the students to give to teachers this holiday season. This has been a huge change for the teachers as well, and we want them to know what they are doing that is working and that your children are enjoying during this time. Please submit your quotes by this Friday, December 11.

Submit your distance learning quotes

The committee also collected questionnaires from the teachers to help you with ideas for gifts if you want to get them a small token of appreciation.
Download the teacher questionnaires


Giving Tree for Classrooms

Every year we ask teachers which items they need most for their classrooms. Families can grab a tag and fulfill a classroom need this way. This year most requests are gift cards.

Teachers can purchase the supplies they need and families will be able to participate without having to leave their homes.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: check out this Giving Tree for Classrooms sign up, grab a tag or more, and have your cards delivered to school through our Gift Card Fundraising Program or through email. More details in the link! Gift Cards are due on 12/16.


Get Your Holiday Gift Cards


Support McKinley with Your Gift Card Purchases!

Need gift cards to give out to your loved ones during the holidays?  Support McKinley while you shop using ShopWithScrip!  It’s incredibly easy to use! 

If you want gift cards delivered directly to your home, download the Raise Right app and order via the app.  Alternately you can order from your computer at shopwithscrip.com and have your order delivered to the school.  Just use enrollment code (65LA7F8754258) when signing up. 

If your orders are sent to the school, you must have your orders in by December 11th at 5:00pm if you want to receive them in time for the holidays. 

Download Apple App Store app

Download Google Play App

Note: There will be transactions fees and shipping fees when paying online or through the mobile app. Credit card: 2.6% fee per transaction. Bank account: $0.15 fee per transaction.

See this flyer for more information about how Shop with Scrip works!

Wondering about your teacher’s gift card preferences? Here’s a list of your teacher’s favorite stores! If you use Shop with Scrip, you’ll earn cash for McKinley!


Ways to Support McKinley/PACS


Earn Donations for McKinley When You Do Your Holiday Shopping on Amazon.com

You can earn McKinley free money every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. 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.


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!


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