Boletín de McKinley/ McKinley News

November 28th, 2021

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

McKinley Family,


I hope you had a wonderful break. I am excited for a busy holiday season. Our McKinley Cares program kicks off this week, helping our own McKinley families in need. I am so thankful for all of you.


Warm Regards,


Mrs. Larson

Fechas Importantes/Important dates

Nov. 29th First Day Back from Break

Nov. 30th Giving Tuesday

Nov. 30th Board Meeting

Dec. 1st DELAC

Dec. 3rd Intercultural cafe

Dec. 5th Dine and Donate

Dec. 9th Winter Festival

Dec. 11th Family Fun Run

Dec. 14th PCS Board meeting

Dec. 16th 1hr. Recess prize day

Dec. 20th - January 2nd Winter Break

Student of the Month October: Apologies for the delay

Student of THe Month October (TK - 3)
4th- 6th SMO October

Thank You McKinley! Dani was able to deliver 539 lbs of food which = 450 meals.

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Holiday Giving Program

Every year, our community at McKinley comes together to lend a helping hand to our families that could use some extra help or support during the holiday season.


All McKinley/PACS families are invited to stop by the Holiday Giving Board and pick a tag for an item that one of our sponsored families wishes to receive during the holidays. The holiday board will be out starting Thursday, December 2nd, and Friday, December 3rd. Many tags will be available, and all gifts are due back no later than Monday, December 13th.


Any questions/concerns, contact the coordinators.


Jessica Servin - jservin@petk12.org


Chris Lum - clum@petk12.org

Online School Menu

Giving Tuesday Fundraiser to Support McKinley Families in Need - This Tuesday

This Tuesday, November 30th starting at 5AM PST, the McKinley PTA will be raising funds via Facebook to support the McKinley Cares program, which provides grocery store gift cards to struggling families in our school community.

As part of Giving Tuesday, Facebook will match up to $8M donated to charities and nonprofits that day on a first come first serve basis.

We are asking our McKinley community to create their own fundraiser on their Facebook profile that will donate to the McKinley PTA page on . Simply follow this link on Tuesday, November 30th starting at 5am and click the "Create" button. That's it.

Please make sure to create your donation on your profile page early on November 30th to help us receive matching donations.

All donations made on Tuesday will go towards the McKinley Cares program. Grocery store gift cards will be distributed to families in need throughout the school year.

Create your fundraising page on November 30th

More info on Facebook’s matching donations on Giving Tuesday

Dine and Donate at Barber Cellars and Barber Lee Spirits - Sunday, December 5th

Enjoy authentic Sonoma wine and spirits in downtown Petaluma on Sunday, December 5th from 1pm-6pm.


Barber Cellars – Tasting Room

112 Washington St
Petaluma, CA 94952 (inside Hotel Petaluma)


Barber Lee Spirits – Distillery Barrel Room

120 Washington St
Petaluma, CA 94952


Mention McKinley and 20% of sales will benefit the school

Join us for the McKinley Winter Festival!

Save the Date! The McKinley Winter Festival returns on December 9th from 5:30pm-7:30pm.


Join us for hot cider, live music, and a craft sale with vendors from McKinley / PACS.


Do you make handmade crafts?
Sign up to reserve a table to sell your products! https://bit.ly/WinterFestCraft

Would you like to volunteer on the day of the event? Sign up to volunteer via SignUp Genius

Intercultural Café on December 3rd at 8:30am

Join us at the main McKinley entrance Friday, December 3rd at around 8:30am after morning drop-off.

Enjoy a free cup of coffee, meet new families, discuss the November PTA meeting and learn how to get involved. Notes from the PTA meeting will be available in English and Spanish.

More details here

Dine and Donate at Brewsters Tuesday, December 14th – 11:30am-9:00pm

Get festive with the family and cross off that holiday bucket list item for the Miracle at Brewsters. Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. With kitschy holiday décor, professionally-developed cocktails and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to, Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit.”


229 Water St North
Petaluma, CA 94952


Guests are welcome to bring in the flyer, show it on their device or mention it. 10% of proceeds will be donated

Volunteer Opportunity: After School Enrichment Coordinator(s)

McKinley’s After School Enrichment program is in need of one or more motivated volunteers to coordinate our After School Enrichment program beginning Spring 2022. Please note that ASE will not run a Winter Session due to lack of space and a lead volunteer.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please reach out to mckptapres@gmail.com. Thank you!

As we finish up our After School Enrichment Fall Session, we wanted to give a very big THANK YOU to Jessica Servin who has been the ASE Volunteer Coordinator and has done an incredible job organizing and providing fantastic opportunities to our students. This is Jessica’s final session and we appreciate everything that she has done. Thank you!

Are you shopping on Amazon.com on Cyber Monday? You could earn money for McKinley

You can earn money for McKinley every time you buy merchandise through Amazon.com at no extra cost to you. Shop through smile.amazon.com and the charity of your choice will receive a portion of your purchase.


Follow these instructions to add McKinley as your chosen non-profit. You may also configure your Amazon mobile app to ensure all your purchases are credited to our school.