McKinley PTO Newsletter

Where Every Parent Is A Member

February 7, 2022

President's Update

This Wednesday, take the night off from cooking and try a McKinley family recommendation -Cafe Zupas in Greenfield. Cafe Zupas will give up to 25% back when our school is mentioned, however they require total sales to be over $350 for this fundraiser to count. To view the menu, click HERE.

In this edition of the PTO newsletter look for more information about:

  • Adult Social and Auction Update
  • Girls on the Run Registration
  • Additional Items Needed for Conferences
  • Cafe Zupas Dine Out on 2/9
  • Last Chance to Register for Trivia Night
  • Order Your 2021-22 Yearbook

Have a great week!

Kayla Merker

Important Dates to Remember

Feb 9 - Cafe Zupas Dine Out

Feb 10 & 15 - 4:30 - 8:00 PM - Conferences

Feb 14 - No School

Feb 18 - Winter Walk to School

Feb 25 - Trivia Night

McKinley Adult Social +Auction Update!

Your McKinley adult social planning team is hard at work organizing our annual Adult Social + Action. In just a few months we will be dancing the night away in the Echelon Ballroom while supporting our kids and the needs of McKinley Elementary. We will have dozens of amazing auction items and experiences available for bidding.

When: April 9, 2022

Where: The Echelon Building: 9810 Echelon Lane (off of Innovation Drive)

Why: Support McKinley Elementary by providing a new, portable, outdoor PA system, additional outdoor seating around the school, playground enhancements and other individual classroom needs.

More information, along with a sneak peak of some of our great auction items, is coming soon!

Register Today for Girls on the Run

Lottery Registration for our 2022 Spring Season opens on February 7th and runs through February 13th. To register, Click HERE.

Additional Items Needed for Conferences

The PTO/Teacher Appreciation Committee will be organizing meals for teachers during conferences. Please consider bringing these additional items to help supplement their meals!

Please bring directly to school by 2/10, during the school day.

Click HERE to contribute.

Cafe Zupas Dine Out - This Wednesday, 2/9

This Wednesday, 2/9, please consider trying out Cafe Zupas in Greenfield. It was a suggestion from a McKinley family that we fundraise there and they require total sales to be over $350 for this fundraiser to count. Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, February 9th from 4-9 pm Cafe Zupas (8775 W Sura Ln, Suite 108, Greenfield) will host McKinley and give up to 25% back when our school is mentioned. The and Cafe Zupas App orders (not third party delivery services) count toward the Fundraiser Night when code FUNDRAISER25 is used at check out. If you are ordering in-store between 4-9 pm please let the cashier know that you are there for the fundraiser. This is a new site for us so check them out if you can!

Tuesday, March 15th, Corner Bakery Cafe at Mayfair Collection (11500 W Burleigh St Wauwatosa) will give 20% of all sales back to McKinley when you mention our school. Their hours that day are 7 am- 9pm. Take out, delivery, and pick up all count except with 3rd party delivery apps. Use code 659 at to order online.

Last Chance to Register for Trivia Night

Kids Trivia Night

Friday, February 25th

6:00 p.m. - Arrival/Table Decorating

6:30 p.m. - First Round of Trivia Begins

8:20 pm - All kids picked up

Event Details:

Kids participate in teams of up to six to answer trivia questions, geared towards varying grade levels, during multiple rounds of emcee led questions. Trivia teams are encouraged to create a name and table theme (think table decorations and costumes).


Teams will compete in one of two divisions based on grade level. Teams can be made up of mixed grade levels WITHIN their division:

· Division A - Grades JK-2

· Division B - Grades 3-5

Kids and parents will form their own team of up to six. Every team must register with 1-2 adult team captains who will attend the event with the team. (A max of 2 adults can register with a team)

Prizes for EACH division:

· Prize for the team with the best team name/theme!

· Prize for the team with the most questions answered correctly in each division!



Registration Deadline:

Advanced registration is required by Friday, February 11th.

Please fill out the registration form on the back of this sheet and submit, along with registration fee, to the McKinley Main Office. Checks can be payable to the McKinley PTO.

Click HERE for the registration form.

Order Your 2021-2022 Yearbook Today!

There's still time to order your 2021-2022 yearbook! Just go to to find our school's unique page or click the link below.

How Do I Become a Member of the PTO?

You already are! If you are a parent, guardian or teacher at McKinley Elementary School, you are a member of the PTO.

Interested in becoming more involved? The PTO is always looking for help. Volunteer opportunities in areas of marketing, communication, social media coordination, event coordination, website design, merchandising and more! There are volunteer opportunities that fit everyone's schedule - during school hours, after school hours, work from home hours and one time event hours.

Please plan to attend the PTO Meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the followings date:

March 10th

May 12th

For more information about how you can become involved in PTO efforts, contact Kayla Merker at or 414.399.3319.