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Week of Monday, October 31- Friday, November 4

Garden Clean-up Day

Please join us on Saturday, October 29th from 9:30-11:30 for a garden clean-up day. We will be getting our school garden ready for classes to start utilizing the planter boxes with new plants for our students. Donuts, coffee, and fruit will be available. Please bring any garden tools and gloves you may have. Kids will have an art/garden activity to participate in as well.

McKinley Halloween Parade

Students may come to school in their costumes!

Monday, October 31st, 8:30 am

Families are invited on campus to celebrate and cheer on the parade line. We LOVE parents in costumes, too!

Where: Blacktop (line up like a normal day)

Attire: Halloween costume (no weapons or blood allowed and costumes should be appropriate for elementary school. Face masks are allowed for the parade only)

There will be a non-Halloween space on campus for students who do not celebrate.

Special Spanish Homework

Please see the attached flyer regarding the special Spanish homework. Students will be making a memory box for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Dia de los Muertos

Please join us and the Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday, November 2nd from 4:00-6:00 for our Dia de los Muertos event. We will have:

  • an ofrenda (memory box) walk around the garden area
  • a face painting station
  • a paper flower making station
  • a paper plate sombrero making table
  • Dia de los Muertos coloring
  • a potluck (you are welcome to bring food to share. PLEASE make a sign to inform people what your dish is and the ingredients)

If you would like to help volunteer at this event, please contact Joan Feltes at

Toys and Candy at School

Please help us by reminding your student(s) that we do not have toys from home on campus. This includes any toys, Pokemon cards, fidgets, etc. These should all stay at home. Also, with Halloween coming up, this is just a friendly reminder that candy should not be packed in lunchboxes or backpacks. All candy should remain at home, not on campus.

Thank you for your support!

Conference Weeks

Parent-teacher conferences are coming up. Teachers will be sending you information for sign-ups to meet with them to discuss your student and the progress they are making in class. Please note, conferences for TK-6 are scheduled for two weeks from 11/7-11/18. These are Wednesday release days EVERY DAY.

TK/K release at 12:00

1st-3rd release at 1:05

4th-6th release at 1:15

Scholarships Available: Deadline to enroll in the McKinley Performing Arts Program is Sunday, November 6!

Students in grades 1-8 are invited to audition to join the cast of Shrek The Musical Jr.!

Audition Date: Wednesday, November 9th in the McKinley Multi. Every student who auditions will receive a part in the show.

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

To pay enrollment fee for cast and tech crew members or request a scholarship, visit

Contact director Cate Bruce-Low with questions at

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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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

  • 10/31- Halloween parade at 8:30
  • 11/2- Dia de los Muertos 4:00-6:00 PM
  • 11/7-11/18- Conference weeks (WEDNESDAY RELEASE DAYS)
  • 11/11- No school