McKinley PTO Newsletter

February 15, 2016

Co-Presidents' Update

We are providing teachers dinner on both nights of conferences. If you can help us by providing drinks or desserts we would really appreciate it. Please use this sign up genius link to volunteer:

February brings one of McKinley's family favorites - FAMILY FUN NIGHT! Please consider signing up to volunteer for an hour-long shift at the event. Or put your baking and cake decorating skills to the test and make treats for the Cake Walk!

We are still looking for a couple of people to help with teacher appreciation week in May. We are in search of a couple creative people to help brainstorm ideas to honor the teachers. We are also in search of people to help implement the creative ideas. If you can lend a hand even for an hour or two please email us at

Molly Hannan and Chris Riley

PTO Dates to Remember

Make sure to put the following dates on your calendar!

February 15 - No School

February 16 - Blue Ribbon Day (wear something blue to support Angelman Awareness)

February 17 - Hats off to Teagan! For a donation above a $1, students can wear a hat to school for the day.

February 18 - Team Teagan Day! Students wear their favorite team's shirt!

February 19 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

February 19 - Family Fun Night

February 26 - Winter Walk to School Day-Please note the new date!

February 26 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

Family Fun Night is Coming Soon, and We Need Your Help!

Reminder***Family Fun Night is Friday February 19th, 5:30-8:30pm.

We are in need of Cupcakes/Cakes/Cookies for the Cake Walk.

We are also in need of many helpers for one-hour shifts for the night.

If you would like to help out please email Tammy at or call her at 262-385-9494.

Bakers Needed for Family Fun Night Cakewalk!

We are in need of bakers for the Family Fun Night Cakewalk! Small cakes, packages of 6 cupcakes or brownies, and other treats (equivalent in size to a small cake) are welcome! Please package baked goods in disposable containers. Baked goods should be delivered to school on Friday, February 19. If delivering before or during the school day, please place items on the tables set up near the school office. If delivering after school, please bring items to the small gym stage area. Treats will be used in the McKinley Messengers Cakewalk at Family Fun Night. The value of tickets redeemed at the Cakewalk will be donated to the Salvation Army Emergency Lodge.

New this year - a Best in Show category! The McKinley Messengers will be picking a Best in Show cake! If you would like to participate, please label your disposable container with the baker/decorator's name!

Safe Routes to School Updates

Winter Walk to School Day is Coming Soon, and the Date Has Changed!

Wauwatosa School District Winter Walk to School Day will be Friday, February 26th!

Bundle up and walk with kids throughout the district.

Warm up with hot apple cider at the four corners of the school!


• Keep hands and head covered to prevent heat loss

• On really cold days wear a scarf over your face and mouth

• Wear warm, waterproof boots

• Wear a warm coat that deflects the wind

• Wear clothing or carry backpacks with reflective material – it’s important to be seen

• If possible, change wet clothes at school – pack an extra pair of socks and mitts

Parents- Please read and returdsan pledge safety cards in next week’s Tuesday folder.

A New Season of Girls on the Run is Coming Up!

Girls on the Run, of Greater Milwaukee, is a professionally designed running program that is about a lot more than running. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Snowpants and Boots Needed

Do you have winter gear that needs a new home? Donate your outgrown or unwanted snowpants and boots for use by students in need. These items will be used throughout the Wauwatosa School District and all donations are welcome. Bring them to the office marked Attn: Rachel Kumferman. Thank you!

Please consider bringing in a treat for our teachers

We all appreciate our teachers and staff of McKinley Elementary School. Please show your appreciation by signing up to bring a treat to the teacher lounge for them to enjoy! It can be whatever you want the treat to be ~ cookies, fruit, veggie trays, bagels, cheese and sausage, popcorn, breads, snack mix, etc. Along with your treat please have your child make a sign with their name and teacher's name on it so the teacher's know who to thank!

School Dance Help Needed!

McKinley's school dance will be held on March 11. Anyone interested in helping with the event can contact Lori Hagopian at

Attend the McKinley Adult Social

The PTO will be holding its 5th annual McKinley Adult Social on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at Blue’s Egg from 7pm – 11pm. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, February 16th. The ticket form will be sent home in Tuesday Folders. This year we are limited in the number of tickets we can sell based on venue capacity. Therefore, if you are interested in attending please return your ticket form promptly. We look forward to seeing you there!