McKinley PTO Newsletter

November 22, 2015

Co-Presidents' Update

This is a short week. Remember there is no school Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 16th for our next PTO Dine Out event at Noodles in the Tosa Village. Advanced tickets need to be purchased for this event. Look for a flyer to come home in your Tuesday folder next week.

We hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Molly Hannan and Chris Riley

PTO Dates to Remember

Make sure to put the following dates on your calendar!

November 25 - No School

November 26 - No School

November 27 - No School

December 4 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

December 8 - Secret Holiday Workshop

December 11 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

December 16 - McKinley Dine Out Event at Noodles

December 18 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

Hats Off To....

Matt Sanders for organizing the Open House meal for the teachers. Thanks to Tammy Adams for organizing a fun Panera Dining Out Event. Thanks to Jenny Jablonski for taking on the Play! deck fundraiser. We appreciate all of your efforts.

McKinley PTO Play Deck Fundraiser!

We will be selling Play! Milwaukee decks of cards as a fundraiser to support the McKinley PTO.

Play! Milwaukee is a deck of 21 cards to 21 family fun places in the Milwaukee area. Each adorable card offers an amazing deal, and, in total, the entire fun-filled deck boasts over $400 in savings. Every family needs one of these decks to keep them busy, having fun and saving money!

Each deck will almost pay for itself if you simply use the YoMama, buy 1 get 1 free yogurt cups (up to 4)!

Just in time for the holidays, Play Milwaukee is the perfect stocking stuffer and hostess gift. Each deck costs $25. The McKinley PTO will earn $5 for each deck sold. Learn more about the decks at

Find the flyer with more ordering information here:

Help the Homeless

Please help the homeless! Cold weather is coming and no one feels the effects of it more than our homeless friends. Brownie Troop 8378 is collecting gently used or new blankets and shoes and new socks for distribution to area homeless shelters. Adult size shoes and socks are needed most but all sizes are welcome. The collection bin is located outside the office. Donations will be accepted through December 9th. Thank you! Any questions? Please contact Lori Brandenburg at

Secret Holiday Workshop is December 8th

The Secret Holiday Workshop is a fun event for all of McKinley Families. Bring your children and let them pick out, purchase and wrap a present for a family member with the help of a girl scout. All products are under $10.00. There is also a bake sale to purchase yummy treats.


It recently came to our attention that there is a library service called Overdrive, that McKinley families may not be aware of and we wanted to share with you. All Wauwatosa School District Families can download audio books and ebooks on their personal devices. Jenny Odau, our Elementary Library Media Services Coordinator, was kind enough to share a short video about Overdrive and how to access this service. To view the video, please click below.

short video

If you are interested in downloading Overdrive on your personal devices please go to the overdrive website for specific help

If you have questions please contact Jenny Odau directly at 773-1066 or