McKinley PTO Newsletter
Where Every Parent Is A Member
September 3, 2019
Hello McKinley Families!
It was great to see everyone at last week's Back to School Celebration! We are SO excited to kick off a great year filled with fun events, activities and programs.
Thank you Firefly Real Estate for the donuts and Starbucks in the Village for the coffee at today's Back to School Parent Celebration.
In this edition of the PTO newsletter look for more information about:
- Directory and Teacher Appreciation Donation
- First PTO Meeting of the Year
- Room Parents Still Needed in a Few Classrooms
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Teacher Treats
- McKinley Mile
- Dine Out Dates
- Green Team
- Cub Scout Recruitment Night
If you have any questions about the upcoming school year or ways you would like to get involved, please feel free to contact us.
Kayla Merker and Mike Hansen
PTO Dates to Remember
Make sure to put the following dates on your calendar!
- September 6th - JK - First Day of School
- September 10th - Picture Day
- September 12th - 6:30 p.m. - First PTO Meeting of the 2019 - 20 School Year
- September 24th - 4:00-8:00 p.m. - First Dine Out at Five Guys - Mayfair
- September 26th - McKinley Mile
Directory and Teacher Appreciation Contributions
New for the 2019-20 school year, the PTO will be collecting online for the directory and teacher appreciation contributions.
The directory will contain names/address/phone numbers/email for parents and guardians of your child's classmates. The directory is $8 for one copy and $2 for each additional copy.
The PTO collects contributions from parents to help provide gifts to our classroom teachers and special teachers. The gifts are a great way to say thank you for all their hard work throughout the year. Gifts are typically provided at holidays, birthdays and end of year. The suggested contribution is $25 for one student and $20 more for each additional child. All classroom teacher contributions will be split equally.
Click HERE to make your contribution.
First PTO Meeting of the School Year
Have a question you would like answered or a topic that you would like to have addressed during the meeting? We would love to hear them! Email Mike Hansen to share your thoughts.
We are seeking a volunteer(s) to lead the Auction Committee. Please consider being part of this exciting fundraiser.
Looking for a parent to coordinate meetings, parent volunteers, competitions and act as a liaison between DI International and local representative.
Please contact Maura Riordan for more information.
Room Parents Needed
The following Room Parents are needed in these classrooms:
-1 volunteer needed
-2 volunteers needed
-1 volunteer needed
-2 volunteers needed
If you are interested in being a Room Parent for any of the above classrooms, please click HERE and list your name, your child's name and grade.
"Hard to believe, but the McKinley Mile 2019 is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for September 26th. Volunteers will be needed to help with everything from neighborhood flyer delivery to corner marshals to food set up and beyond. Any assistance you can provide for this McKinley Elementary institution is greatly appreciated! To sign up for an open slot, please go to the McKinley Mile SignUpGenius page and pick a slot that works for you. Registration forms will be going home in the Tuesday red folders, please return form and fee in the red folder. If you have any questions, contact Dave Farwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Team to Participate in the Wauwatosa Green Summit
The McKinley Green Team is again participating in the Wauwatosa Green Summit. Tosa's 9th annual Summit will be held on September 7 at the Wauwatosa Civic Center, 7725 W. North Avenue, and feature exhibits from 10 am to 1 pm. MMSD's Household Hazardous Waste Collection, along with partnerships with Wauwatosa Police and their Crime-stoppers project, and the Wauwatosa Health Department, will feature collections for shredding, electronic recycling, medicine, and Dream Bikes bicycles, providing opportunities to both create awareness and take action. Please come visit our table at the Civic Center on September 7th!
Cub Scout Recruitment Night
Please join us in the multi-purpose room on Tuesday, 9/10, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm for Cub Scout recruitment night. This informal evening will be an opportunity for students between 1st and 5th grades who are interested in joining Cub Scouts for the first time to hear more about what Scouts is all about! Parents will have a chance to hear a presentation and ask questions to current scout leaders while the kids will have a chance to spend time with some current scouts. We hope to see you there!
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Dine Out Dates
We already have three Dine Out dates for your calendar! Please support McKinley by patronizing the following businesses on these dates and telling them you are there for the McKinley fundraiser. We really appreciate your support and hope to see you there! -Dana Wurzburger
Tuesday, Sept 24th 4-8 pm, Five Guys in Mayfair Mall (2500 N Mayfair Rd #320 Wauwatosa)
Thursday, October 17th all day, Jose’s Blue Sombrero in the Village (7615 W State St Wauwatosa)
Tuesday, October 29th 4-8 pm Chipotle on Center and Mayfair (2711A North Mayfair Rd Wauwatosa)
How Do I Become a Member of the PTO?
You already are! If you are a parent, guardian or teacher at McKinley Elementary School, you are a member of the PTO.
Interested in becoming more involved? The PTO is always looking for help. Volunteer opportunities in areas of marketing, communication, social media coordination, event coordination, website design, merchandising and more! There are volunteer opportunities that fit everyone's schedule - during school hours, after school hours, work from home hours and one time event hours.
Please plan to attend the PTO Meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the followings dates: