Mustang Magazine

Week of Monday, January 23- Friday, January 27

Intent to Return

PACS PE, RSP Aide, and Spanish Teacher Positions Open at McKinley

We are looking to fill the PACS PE position, an aide for our RSP classroom, and hire a Spanish teacher. If you, or anyone you know, are interested, please see the job postings below. Please help us spread the word!

Instructional Assistant - Special Ed (RSP) - McKinley

Enrichment Specialist - Physical Education - PACs

Spanish Teacher - McKinley Elementary & Petaluma Accelerated Charter School

PCS Elementary Soccer League is Here! Registration is OPEN!

We are excited to announce the opening of our 2023 PCS Elementary Soccer League! No previous experience is required to participate. All are welcome!

Beginning on February 21st, school-based teams will practice and scrimmage at each school site each week throughout February and March and participate in a final tournament with all PCS schools in April. Practices will be held on either Tuesdays or Thursdays right after school at your child’s school site. We are hoping to form multiple teams at each school and group students by grade level.

If you are interested in signing your child up for their school team, please fill out the registration form and liability waiver (one per child) no later than January 31st. You may print this form or stop by your school office for a copy of the liability waiver. Please return all waiver forms to Brian Dufour ( or return them to your school office along with the $40 suggested donation (checks should be made payable to Petaluma City Schools).

The esteemed, super fun PCS soccer league is made possible only through the generosity of parent volunteers to coach the kids, so we need your help. We are looking for volunteers at each elementary school to help coach teams. If you are interested, please contact Brian Dufour at for more information. What better way to bring our community together than by coaching students in a teambuilding sport and having them laugh and play together with schools across the district. Just like our players, coaches do not need any prior coaching experience as we will train you and support you along the way.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Dufour at for assistance.

February 1st- Walk and Roll to School

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Crosswalk Volunteers Needed

As we all know, the traffic around McKinley can be a lot at times and brings about concerns regarding the safety of our students and families. We are looking for volunteers to help support as:
  • Crossing guard from 8:05-8:20 on the corner of Madison and Ellis
  • Crossing guard from 8:05-8:20 on the corner of Madison and Payran

Please get in touch with Carly Costello at

Trex Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Challenge

McKinley & PACS will participate in the Trex plastic bag and film recycling challenge starting on December 6th. The school will be competing against other schools across the country to see if we can recycle the most plastic bags and plastic film. The winning school will receive a new Trex bench! From December 6th - April 15th (Earth Day), there will be bins at both entrances of the school for you to recycle your plastic bags and film.

Please know that this is only for plastic bags and plastic film items. Signage of what is accepted and not accepted will be noted on the collection bins.

Click the link to understand what is an acceptable item to include in the collection bin.

Amazon Smile is ending

Amazon Smile will be ending by February 20, 2023. This was discussed at the last PTA meeting and we are looking into other partnerships to help support our school. Stay tuned!

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

  • 1/24- PACS tour 1:30 PM
  • 1/26- McK Tour 9:00 AM
  • 1/27-Intercultural cafe/Chat with the Principal
  • 1/31- McK Tour 10:45 AM
  • 2/1- Walk and Roll to School
  • 2/2- PACS Tour 11:00 AM
  • 2/4- PCS Fun Run
  • 2/13 and 2/14- NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Days)