Thanksgiving Break Newsletter

November 19th, 2021

4th Grade Spotlight Show

PTA Food Drive Thank you!

Thank you Barri Messersmith and Vanessa Eades for putting together an AMAZING Thanksgiving Food Drive!

Thank you to all of the families who donated food and gift cards for our Annual Food Drive. You truly made a difference! We put together 40 baskets of food for families in SM and at our sister school Madison, to enjoy this Thanksgiving.

And thank you to all of our volunteers (parents and teachers!) who sorted, organized and packed these baskets.

COVID Drive-through Testing After Thanksgiving

Health Programs is continually working on providing vaccinations and testing opportunities to ensure our students, families and staff safety.

Next week is the Thanksgiving recess. We will not have students on campus but we know there will be many gatherings and Thanksgiving celebrations!

To ensure a safe return from holidays we are offering a drive thru Covid Testing on 11/27/2021.


We will be hosting a 5-11 year (Pediatric)vaccination clinic at McKinley's gym from 9-11 am on 11/22, 11/23 and 11/24.

Families can register for any of the clinics using the links below to schedule their child's vaccination appointment.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to PUSD's Health Programs Office at (323) 369-3600 x88245 or xt 10201.

To register for November 22nd and November 23rd 2021:

Pfizer A5-11 COVID-19 Vaccine Registration - McKinley School Gym

To register for November 24, 2021:

PTA Announcements

Restaurant Day/Night Today, Friday Nov. 19 @ Corner Bakery

Pick up lunch for yourself or dinner for the family at Corner Bakery on Friday, Nov 19th, and 15% of proceeds will go to SME! If ordering online, use code: 659, if ordering on the phone or in person, tell them you are supporting SME PTA.

Details here:

SEEDs Parent Group Announcements

SEED is recognizing Native American Heritage Month! Please check out our SEED Monthly Resource Guide for information about Native American History and Heritage. SEED encourages everyone to recognize Native American Heritage all year long!

Want to help plan a fun SEED Winter Holiday Social? SEED is looking for families who would like to share a favorite Holiday tradition through a craft or game. Want to get involved? Email us at

AFB Annoucements

Thank you to 51% of our school - that's 240 families - who have donated to support SME's funding needs! "All in for Fall" runs until Dec. 15, so it's not too late to make your family's contribution.

And there's still a few Pop It's left for students of donating families!

Donate today at