Mustang Magazine

Week of Monday, September 26 - Friday, September 30


Dream Big, Go Far Jog-a-Thon 2022

Our Dream Big, Go Far Jog-a-thon Fundraiser is ONE WEEK AWAY! $17,000 of our $60,000 goal has been raised! Discover the fun incentives your child, their class or the whole school can earn by raising money for the Jog-A-Thon. The incentives include:

  • Students who raise over $150 will receive a one-day “no homework” pass from their teacher.

  • Every child who participates will get a ticket for every $50 raised and entered into a pool to win PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY

  • The grade level to raise the most money overall (on a per student basis), will receive a pizza party! (TK and K are combined as one grade level)

  • If there is full class participation in fundraising, that grade will receive a special, 45-minute recess. (TK and K are combined as one grade level)

  • If the entire school raises, $35,000 all students will receive a special, 1-hour recess with a Popsicle

  • If the entire school raises, $50,000, all of the above PLUS - students will get to SLIME Ms. Roberts

  • If the entire school reaches our annual goal of $60,000 – all the above PLUS students will get to have a NINJA WARRIOR BLOW UP COURSE RUN

Stay tuned for more challenges and ways to win prizes this week!

We need your help!

Go to

• Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

• Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

• Follow the instructions on-screen to register Runner(s) and add family and friends

Printed pledge packets were sent home in folders a few weeks ago, but extras can be picked up in the main office. Pledges can be turned in before the actual event.

Want to help with Jog-a-thon awareness, fundraising & day of event duties?

Fun, energetic Volunteers are needed on campus during drop-off and pick-up during the days leading up to the event, reminding people to raise money and turn in their donations. Sign up here:

Day of Schedule- Click on the link to view the schedule for Friday, September 30th.

Salsa Festival Winner

Our Salsa Festival yesterday was such an amazing event! The evening was filled with community and great salsa. Our winning class is... Ms. Conway's TK Class!

Thank you to our Salsa Festival team, Ms. Skoien, Ms. Feltes, Ms. Fehr-Canela, and Mr. Berry for putting it all together. Also, thank you to all of the teachers for facilitating the making of salsa in all of the classrooms. Lastly, thank you to all of our volunteers who helped during the event.

Next year, Sprouts has offered to sponsor the event by providing all of the ingredients, chips, and water needed for our entire school! Thank you, Noelle Mullen, for reaching out to them.

Buy in Party Fun- 10/15

Get to know other McKinley and PACS families at an adults-only Buy-in Party and support the McKinley PTA. If you missed our in-person fundraiser in May, here is a new opportunity to buy tickets for this exclusive party. To buy tickets click here.

Oktoberfest – $65 per person

Saturday, October 15th at 6:00pm

Join us at the McArdle home on October 15th for this now legendary party! Get your lederhosen ready and start training for the stein hoisting competition!

Walk and Roll to School Day

Please join us on October 5th for International Walk and Roll to School Day! You may ride your bike or scooter or walk to school. If you do not live close to McKinley, consider parking at the Fairgrounds and walking over. We will have prizes for participants.

For the Love of Comics - All Art and Drawing Lovers Welcome!

Back by popular demand, Gio Benedetti will be offering after school enrichment classes once again focusing on comics, manga, and cartooning styles of art, writing, and storytelling. Gio is a local comic creator, illustrator and educator. Art classes are open to all PCS students in grades 4 - 8, with all students converging on one of 5 school sites, a different site each day.

4th - 6th-grade classes will be offered at McDowell, McKinley, and Valley Vista Elementary Schools. 7th - 8th-grade classes will be offered at both Kenilworth and Petaluma Junior High Schools. All experience levels are welcome and all supplies are provided.

The six-week class session is scheduled for:

October 3 - November 10 from either 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM or 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, with the exception of a Wednesday afternoon class at Valley Vista from 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM to take advantage of the early dismissal.

There is a suggested donation of $40 per student so we can continue to run this great program, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. To register, please complete the after school enrichment registration form.

The McKinley Performing Arts Program is proud to announce our spring production, Shrek The Musical, Jr.

We will be holding auditions for our production of Shrek The Musical, Jr. on Wednesday, November 9 in the McKinley Multi. Callback auditions will take place Friday, November 10. All interested students in grades 1-8 are invited to audition.

Program details and audition songs can be found here.

To request an audition, please fill out this form. If your student would like to be part of the backstage tech crew, please fill out this form.

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. Please complete the enrollment fee form here.

Contact director Cate Bruce-Low with questions at

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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

  • 9/30- Intercultural Cafe 8:30 AM
  • 9/30- Jog-A-Thon Event
  • 10/5- International Walk and Roll to School Day
  • 10/5- Dine and Donate at Tortilla Real
  • 10/19- PTA Meeting at 6:30