Boletín de McKinley/ McKinley News
November 22nd, 2021
Una nota de la Sra. Larson/ A note from Mrs. Larson
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.
I hope you all have a wonderful break.
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
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 to help put on this fun event for all our families? Email Emily Betts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Opportunity: After School Enrichment Coordinator(s)
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please reach out to email@example.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 Black Friday and 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.
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.
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.
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.
112 Washington St
Petaluma, CA 94952 (inside Hotel Petaluma)
120 Washington St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Mention McKinley and 20% of sales will benefit the school