McKinley PTO Newsletter

January 4, 2016

Co-Presidents' Update

We hope you had a healthy and enjoyable Winter Break.

Please mark your calendars for the next dine out event this Sunday, January 10th from 11a.m.-3:00p.m. Take your family out to a delicious lunch at Qdoba and support the McKinley PTO's Composting Initiative.

Also, please add Family Game Night to your calendar on January 22nd. It is going to be a fun night!

Molly Hannan and Chris Riley

PTO Dates to Remember

Make sure to put the following dates on your calendar!

January 4 - Classes Resume

January 8 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

January 10 - Dine Out at Qdoba 11a.m.-3p.m.

January 13 & 14 - Kindergarten Registration

January 14 - Mechanics of McKinley and PTO Meeting

January 15 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

January 18 - No School

January 22 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

January 22 - Family Game Night

January 29 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

Dine Out at Qdoba on January 10

Help support the McKinley Elementary Composting and Recycling Program

by eating at Qdoba in the Village on Sunday, January 10, from 11am to 3pm.

You must bring the flyer along, print one here or look for one in this week's Tuesday folder!

McKinley PTO Play Deck Fundraiser!

We will be selling Play! Milwaukee decks of cards as a fundraiser to support the McKinley PTO.

Play! Milwaukee is a deck of 21 cards to 21 family fun places in the Milwaukee area. Each adorable card offers an amazing deal, and, in total, the entire fun-filled deck boasts over $400 in savings. Every family needs one of these decks to keep them busy, having fun and saving money!

Each deck will almost pay for itself if you simply use the YoMama, buy 1 get 1 free yogurt cups (up to 4)! Each deck costs $25. The McKinley PTO will earn $5 for each deck sold. Learn more about the decks at

This fundraiser will end on January 25, so be sure to get yours before the deadline!

Find the flyer with more ordering information here:

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

Art Supplies Needed

Ms. Leigh is looking for a few items for upcoming art projects. Please bring in the following for use by McKinley’s budding artists! Thank you for your help.

Plastic silverware

Wood blocks (6” by 7” or larger, plywood is acceptable)

Googly eyes

Pom Poms

Wine corks

High Interest Day Presenters Needed

High Interest Day will be held on April 22nd this year. We’re looking for one or two presenters for both the morning (3 classes) and afternoon (2 classes) sessions. Please consider sharing your time and talents with the McKinley community. We’d love to hear your idea for a class or we can help a willing presenter find something they’d like to present. Please contact Heidi Engbring at for more information.

McKinley Adult Social Auction Donations

The McKinley Adult Social will be held on Saturday, April 23. Committee Chairs are currently looking for auction items for the event. If you have anything you would like to donate (donations are tax deductible), please let Erin Kell ( know!