PACS Press

Week of Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 18

Thank you to the amazing parent volunteers who organized our Lost and Found. Please take a moment when you are on campus for conferences to look through all of the items. You might be surprised what you may find!

Conference Week

PACS conference week is November 14 - 18. All 7th and 8th-grade students will have early release at 1:00 PM every day. The conference week schedule will have slightly longer class periods and an extended morning break, but no lunch on campus. Students will still be able to get a lunch from the cafeteria to take home each day, but should also plan to have a larger snack to eat during break. A detailed schedule is included below.

8:35 AM - 10:35 AM Periods 1/2

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM Snack Break

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Periods 3/4

*1:00 PM dismissal

Kindness Week

Please join us in celebrating Kindness Week November 14-18.

Monday- Wear McKinley wear

Tuesday- Buddy time

Wednesday- Hearts of appreciation (there will be an appreciation station on campus)

Thursday- Give a genuine compliment to someone on campus

Friday- Kindness raffle

No School November 21-25

There is NO SCHOOL November 21-25 for Fall break. We hope you enjoy your time with family and friends!

McKinley/PACS 2022-23 Directory

Thank you to our PTA for putting together a school directory for those who wanted to be included. Special thanks to Enelia Faithful for all of her hard work organizing this! To get the directory, please log in to your parentsquare account and go here. If your family is not listed in the directory, but you would like to be added to a future edition, fill out the following form: .

Please No Dogs on Campus

It is a school policy that we do not allow dogs on campus. If you are walking your dog to school, please stay outside the premises. Thank you!

November 16th: General PTA Meeting

Join us either in person or on zoom at 6:30 on Wednesday, November 16th for the general PTA meeting. We will meet in the multi for those that want to attend in person, or you can join via zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 875 7132 4887
Passcode: 564564

We hope to see you there!

Dine and Donate: Fruta 11/17

Ready for a sweet treat? Head over to Fruta on 11/17 and enjoy artisan ice cream, fruit bars and ice cream bars!
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Walk and Roll to School November 14th

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Shrek The Musical Jr. Call Back Auditions 11/16

Callback Auditions: Wednesday, November 16th

Sign up to join the backstage crew!We are also looking for students in grades 4-8 to join our tech crew to design and paint sets, run lights and sound, sew costumes, help with makeup and much more.

Enrollment fee information
The cost of the program is $75 per cast member and $40 per crew member. No student will be turned away due to lack of funds. Families may pay what they can or receive full scholarships.

For program details, to pick your audition songs, and to sign up for auditions or the tech crew, visit

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Vendor Sign Up for WInterfest ends on 11/18

Join us for some seasonal magic at McKinley's Winterfest on December 16th.

There are 3 ways you can join the fun!

1. Save the date and come out to celebrate our community.

2. Volunteer by signing up here.

3. If you would like to be a vendor at the event and reserve a table to sell goods and/or services please reach out to either Rebecca Hachmyer at or Kristen Joyce at no later than next Friday, November 18th.

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More PTA Announcements

For more PTA announcements, ways to get involved and to support the McKinley PTA and our community checkout the PTA Website!!

Upcoming Events

  • 11/14-11/18- Conference weeks (WEDNESDAY RELEASE DAYS)
  • 11/14- Ruby Bridges Walk and Roll to School Day
  • 11/16- PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM
  • 1121-11/25- No school for Fall Break