McKinley PTO Newsletter
May 15, 2016
McKinley PTO's first art auction is well underway! Each K5-5th Grade classroom at McKinley has worked with Mrs. Leigh to produce a classroom masterpiece. These masterpieces will be available to all McKinley families to bid on at the following site: www.32auctions.com/mckinleyartauction
More information on the auction can be found below. We have currently raised $751 dollars through the auction. There are still 7 classrooms that do not have a bid. If you have a child in Mrs. Setzke, Mrs. Loechler, Mrs. Klingforth/Mrs. Petri, Mrs. Callahan/Mrs. Wessing, Mrs. Lawinger, Mrs. Sherry Brown, or Mrs. Carus, class please consider bidding on the artwork. Don't forget the artwork is displayed between Mrs. Simek and Ms. Mottet's classrooms. Help us find all these masterpieces a new home!
Please note the PBIS team added a new Spirit Day to the Calendar. Thursday, May 26th is now Patriotic Day. Please have your students dress in patriotic colors.
We hope you have a great week!
Molly Hannan and Chris Riley
PTO Dates to Remember
Make sure to put the following dates on your calendar!
May 19 - Fire Safety House (1st and 3rd grades)
May 19 - BOGO Book Fair 8:30a.m. - 6:15p.m.
May 20 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day
May 20 - McKinley Art Auction Ends at 8:00p.m.
May 26 - Patriotic Day- wear patriotic colors
May 26 - Plant Sale pick up
May 27 - No School
June 1 - Brick Sale Ends
June 8 - Dine Out Event at Yo Mama
Hats Off To.....
Thank you to Sandy Pelzak and Michelle Pitcher for stepping up and running the Spring Concert Bake Sale. Your willingness to jump in and run the event was much appreciated. Thank you to all the bakers that supported by McKinley by donating baked goods.
Thank you to Renee Michel and Tammy Adams for organizing the Murf's dining out event, and thank you to all McKinley families who participated.
Thank you to Charlotte Garder and the McKinley staff. Ms. Garder took the initiative and organized a staff lunch order from Murf's to support the PTO dine out event. We appreciate the support!
Thank you to Becky Schauer for helping the district honor the teachers this past Wednesday. Your early morning pick up and delivery skills are much appreciated!
Join Us At The BOGO Book Fair!
The Book Fair will be held Thursday, May 19th, 8:30-6:15, in the McKinley Gym.
All items are buy one-get one free! Stock up on great summer reads and prevent the “summer slide.” All purchases benefit our school.
See you there!
Join McKinley Families at the Inaugural Angelman Syndrome Foundation Walk
Art Auction Happening Now!
To further fund McKinley’s amazing composting program, we are hosting an online art auction compromised of 18 pieces of art, one made by each classroom of K5 through 5th graders.
The proceeds from this auction will help finish funding next year’s composting program and future composting initiatives. Through this separate fundraising, the PTO can fund the composting program at McKinley without tapping into our general fund for First Stage field trips, High Interest Day, teacher and staff appreciation, Family Fun Night, school dance, and more.
To see the amazing artwork available for purchase, check it out in person on display in the first floor hallways of McKinley. The artwork is located between Ms. Mottet’s and Mrs. Simek’s classrooms. Photographs and dimensions are also available on the online auction site.
The auction will run through from Monday, May 9th – Friday, May 20th at 8:00p.m.
Please consider purchasing this amazing collaborative art for your home, office, as a gift for your classroom teacher, the art room, or McKinley Elementary School!
End Of The Year Art Request
Graphic Design Skills Needed
Bags for Art
Eagle Scout Project Help Needed
My name is Spencer Johnson and I am doing my Eagle Scout project for Boy Scouts in the Peacegarden. I will be working in the Peacegarden on Sunday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 18 and would love some assistance from the McKinley community! If you are available on one or both of these days and would like to help, please contact me so that I can provide you with details.
Thank you very much,
Spencer Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Your Mark on McKinley
The bricks are available in two sizes, 4x8 ($27) and 8x8 ($52). Symbols can be added to the bricks for an additional $5.00 charge.
There are numerous reasons to purchase bricks:
- Mark your family name down in history at McKinley
- Document each of your children that attended McKinley or will attend McKinle
- Honor your favorite teacher
- Support the PTO
- Advertise your business with the Company Name on a brick
- Inspire the McKinley community with your favorite quote
- Graduation present
- Memorialize the loss of a loved one
Please click on the link below to order a brick. The website allows you to see what your brick will look like and pay for your bricks online using a credit card.
Don't miss out on leaving your Mark on McKinley. Order your brick today. The brick sale will go through June 1st.
Reducing Sugar In The Classroom
Pop Tab Recycling
Labels for Education - Turn Your Labels In By June 1st.
In the past few years participation in Labels for Education® has declined and as a result, Campbell has come to the very difficult decision to wind down the LFE program.
The program will continue exactly as is for the remainder of the 2015-2016 LFE program year. There will be changes for next year’s program starting August 1, 2016. As the Coordinator for our school, my goal is to ensure that we maximize our opportunities to earn points before the conclusion of the program. Continue to Clip and Submit UPCs and Beverage/Sauce Caps, as all participating products listed are still accepted through July 31, 2016. The deadline for schools to trade points for products is July 31, 2016.
Therefore, I ask that you please submit all your Labels for Education Beverage/Sauce Caps and UPCs by June 1, 2016. This will allow enough time to count, process and redeem the points for products for the school. Thank you for all of your help and for being a part of the LFE program. Please reach out with any questions on LFE program changes or timing.