Boletín de McKinley/ McKinley News

November 22nd, 2021

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

McKinley Family,

I am wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving break. This is my favorite time of the year to sit down with family and take some time to focus on what we are thankful for.

We are all seeking happiness in our lives and the lives of our children. I am going to share with you this wonderful TED talk by David Steindl-Rast. The idea is that gratefulness leads us to happiness.

Want to be happy? Be grateful

I hope you all have a wonderful break.

Warm Regards,

Mrs. Larson

Fechas Importantes/Important dates

Nov. 22nd - 28th Fall Break

Nov. 29th First Day Back from Break

Nov. 30th Giving Tuesday

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

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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!

Would you like to volunteer to help put on this fun event for all our families? Email Emily Betts at

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 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 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? You could earn money for McKinley

You can earn money for McKinley every time you buy merchandise through at no extra cost to you. Shop through 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.

Sign up for a BoxTops Account by November 28th and Get Bonus BoxTops for McKinley

Did you know that collecting BoxTops to raise money for McKinley is now as easy as scanning your grocery receipts with your phone?

Click this link and follow the onscreen instructions to get 40 bonus BoxTops the first time you scan a receipt with qualified BoxTops items.

More information on the BoxTops program.

Giving Tuesday Fundraiser to Support McKinley Families in Need - November 30th

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

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 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