PACS @ McKinley Newsletter

May 3rd- 7th

Teacher Appreciation Week is the First Week of May

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It's the week of the teacher! It's undeniable that our teachers are amazing. The job that they have taken on this year has been truly remarkable. I appreciate all that they have done to make this year possible. What makes our teachers so special is the connection that they have with our students.

The connections they made with new students, even in the virtual world was truly amazing. The transition was seamless when we headed back into the classroom and this was a tribute to the relationships that they worked so hard to build.

Thank You from the bottom of my heart for all that you do to make McKinley great!

Mrs. Larson

Show Our Teachers Your Appreciation!

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3 to May 7!

This is the week where students and parents can celebrate and appreciate all that the teachers and staff do for us at McKinley School.

We have gathered some ideas of things you can do everyday to show your appreciation. You certainly do not have to do any of these things or do them everyday.

Check out the list here


8th Grade promotion is Wednesday, June 2nd at 5:00

Where: Mckinley yard

More Details to come.

Safe Routes To School

  • April Walk & Roll for the Earth Video Commercial is now available!
  • April’s Walk & Roll to Anywhere (or School?!) week was April 1st-11th (to account for various Spring breaks), and the April Nature Walk Challenge is due on Monday, May 3rd.
  • Virtual Family Bike Workshops and On-Bike Workshops are still happening – please share if you can!

Support McKinley by Enrolling Your Child in a Wise Girl Summer Fun Workshop

Crafts, Games, and Activities focused on having fun, making friends, wellness, and building strong, confident girls. Includes go at your own pace fitness sessions with Certified Personal Trainer, Tina Parrish.

Enroll your child in a Wise Girl Summer FUN Workshop and 10% of the proceeds will go to McKinley School.

Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase. This fundraiser is ongoing through the entire month of May.

Register Here

Learn More About Wise Girl Workshops

Mustang Social Auction Preview!

Online auction starts May 12 and ends May 16

Thank you so much for all your donations to our spring fundraiser. You can now preview the items by visiting You can also register so you are ready to bid once the auction starts. New items will be added throughout the next week.

The auction will go live Wednesday, May 12 at 5pm and end Sunday, May 16th at 9pm !

Got questions? Click here for more information or email

Wanted: Awesome Parents Like You!

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PTA Elections are May 12th. Join Our Board!

Are you looking for ways to connect with other families and help McKinley at the same time? You’re in luck as we are still 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
  • Financial 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.

Read the PTA Position descriptions here.

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.