Boletín de McKinley/ McKinley News

September 27th, 2021

Una nota de la Sra. Larson/ A note from Mrs. Larson

Hello McKinley Mustangs.


We have an exciting week here at McKinley school! Monday is make-up picture day. Wednesday is walk and roll to school day, and Friday is our jogathon! Thank you for all your support. Jogathon is a significant event and is one of the main fundraisers for the year. Without the support of all of you, great things would not be possible in our classrooms.


We are continuing to support students with positive interactions and communication. Please talk with your child about the importance of coming to a trusted adult on campus when conflict arises. Thank you for your support in this. With your partnership, we are hoping to see positive changes.


Warm Regards,


Mrs. Larson

School Pictures and Make up picture day

You should have received an email with a link to your child's school picture. The connection stays open for a while, so you have not missed the cut-off to purchase. If you have not received this link, please get in touch with customer service https://mugsyclicks.com/support/index.aspx


Mugsy Clicks will be here this Monday, September 27th, for Makeup picture day.

Big picture

Walk and Roll to School this Wednesday!

Make a Plan-- its Walk and Roll to school this Wednesday. We are encouraging students to walk and Roll to school on Wednesday.

Community Resources

Looking for some Free clothes and resources Giveaway

UNA VIDA Giveaway


If you need help with your internet:

Internet Help

Internet Help - Spanish


Lost and Found

We will put Lost and Found out this week! We have a lot that has accumulated already! Please have your children look for their stuff!!

Fechas Importantes/Important dates

September 27th Make-Up Picture Day

September 28th PCS Board Meeting

September 30th Dine and Donate at Tortilla Real

October 1 - Jog-a-thon

October 4th - 8th 3rd-grade GATE testing begins (all 4th graders tested)

October 12 PCS Board Meeting

Let's Make McKinley an Idle-Free Zone!

Did you know that for every two minutes a car is idling, it uses the same amount of fuel it takes to go about one mile? And that car exhaust increases particulate matter in the air, which can aggravate asthma, decrease lung function, cause coughing and difficulty breathing, and exacerbate cardiovascular problems? Children are more vulnerable to this than adults. When you are waiting to pick up your child at school, please turn off your engine!

Learn More

School Menus : Click the picture for more information

Jog-A-Thon: 5 Days Left to Raise Funds! It's Not Too Late to Get Started!

The PTA’s biggest annual fundraiser is this Friday, October 1! So far, we’ve received around $17,500 in pledges. But we need your help to reach our goal of $60,000 this year. Remember, these funds go to important causes, like experiential learning field trips, classroom tools, school and campus beautification (including our awesome garden/outdoor classroom), and much more.

Remember to create your child’s pledge page here and share with friends near and far via email and social media.

Are your friends and family old school? Use your Jog-A-Thon envelope to collect checks and cash. Make checks payable to McKinley PTA. Be sure to return the envelope to school on the date of our event, October 1.

Help Us Raise Jog-A-Thon Funds and Qualify for These Great Incentives!

Did you know your child can earn some fantastic prizes by raising money for the Jog-A-Thon? The incentives include:


Individual Student Incentives:

  • Every child who raises any amount of funds will get a ticket for a classroom lottery and one additional ticket for every $20 raised.
  • Students who hit the per student goal of $150 will receive a one-day “no homework” pass from their teacher.
  • There will be two lottery winners from each class.
    • The first ticket drawn will get to take one friend to Yogurtland with Mrs. Larson.
    • The second ticket drawn will represent their classroom in a MINUTE TO WIN IT assembly. *The second drawing only happens if we raise $55,000 collectively as a school.


Grade-level incentives (TK and Kinder are combined as one grade level):

  • If every student participates in fundraising, that grade will receive a special, 45-minute recess.
  • The grade level to raise the most money overall (on a per student basis), will receive a pizza party!


School-wide incentives:

  • If we raise $50,000 all students will receive a special, 1-hour recess with a Popsicle
  • If we raise $55,000, above PLUS – the teachers will host MINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES
  • If we reach our goal $60,000, above PLUS – students will get to throw whip cream pies at Ms. Larson while she is on roller skates


If we reach our stretch goal of $65,000 – all the above PLUS students will get to have a NINJA WARRIOR BLOW UP COURSE during a special recess.


Learn More and Create Your Pledge Page Today!

We Need Jog-a-thon Volunteers at Pick-up and Drop-Off This Week

We need a few folks to help generate some excitement for the McKinley/PACS Jog-a-thon!

Volunteers are needed on campus for just 30 minutes during drop-off and pick-up during the final days leading up to the event, reminding people to turn in their donations in a fun and energetic way.


What we'll provide: pre-made signs, available in the front office


What you'll need: a willingness to get silly and make yourself seen -- you can bring a speaker to play music and dance, or wear something goofy, or just throw on your Spirit Wear and shake your sign!


Sign up to volunteer now!

Dine and Donate at Tortilla Real This Thursday!

Thursday, September 30th – 11am-8:30pm

Enjoy traditional Mexican dishes made with the freshest local ingredients. See their delicious menu.


Tortilla Real
5 Petaluma Boulevard South
Petaluma, CA 94952
707-658-1415


Show the flyer on your phone or print it out! 20% of the proceeds will go to McKinley.

Did you know that the McKinley PTA provides funds for programs and initiatives that support every student and classroom at McKinley/PACS?

We are so proud to have been able to support McKinley / PACS by providing funds for a bilingual instructional assistant for the lower grades, funding classroom supply stipends for every teacher, purchasing water filling and hand washing stations for the school campus, hosting events throughout the year for all our families, and much more! See our full list of accomplishments.


You can help us on our mission!

Joining the PTA is a great way for you to provide input about our initiatives and funding priorities. The McKinley PTA welcomes members from all our school families, including those who cannot afford the cost of membership. Membership for the school year is $10 and we offer sponsored memberships.

Join the PTA Now!