McKinley Mustang Newsletter

October 12th- 16th

A note from Mrs. Larson

This has been a challenging week and I thank all of you for the support you have shown one of our McKinley families. It was wonderful to see our community pull together to support Lyla. If you have not had a chance to help. Please click on the picture below it will take you to the GO FUND ME account to help support Lyla's future.

Click on the picture to sign up to help with our Garden.

Please help with our garden. The garden needs some work and we would love your help.

The Calming Room: Enter Ms. Valdovinos's (McKinley's School Psychologist) Calming Room by clicking on the picture!

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Get Your Dance-a-Thon Pledges In!

Our Dance-a-thon fundraiser is here!

Instead of our annual fall Jog-a-thon fundraiser, this year students will have an opportunity to showcase their dance moves in a 19-second video to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

Simply create a pledge page to share with your friends and family to collect pledges and donations for our school. We will also have envelopes for checks and cash available at the school office on Monday (10/12). Last day to pledge is Friday, 10/30.

Your child can submit their dance videos to us to FlipGrid (link available the last week of October).

This is our biggest fundraiser of the fall, and your participation will make it a huge success.

More Information about the Dance-a-thon

Create your student's pledge page

General PTA Meeting Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30pm

Join us via Zoom this Wednesday for our second PTA meeting of the school year. Click here for the meeting link and agenda.

This Thursday, October 15: Brewsters

Southern BBQ meets California produce with a refined touch of explosive flavors

  • 4:00-9:30pm
  • Guests are welcome to bring in the flyer, show it on their device or mention it.
  • 10% of proceeds will be donated

Dine and Donate at Brewster's flyer

Month of October: Barber Cellars and Barber Lee Spirits

Local wines and spirits for every occasion.

  • 20% of sales of bottles of wine and spirits donated to McKinley
  • Please look for “McKinley School” in the dropdown on the product page when purchasing
  • This is a McKinley parent owned business!

Barber Lee Spirits Website

Barber Cellars

Month of October: Park Fit Petaluma
Outdoor fitness classes for women of every fitness level!

  • $60 for 5 packs of classes
  • $10 of sales donated to McKinley
  • Virtual and In Person classes happening
  • Mention “McKinley School” when you purchase

Visit the Park Fit Facebook Page

More Ways to Support McKinley

BoxTops Fall Collection Contest Ends October 26!

Do you still have paper BoxTops at home?

Please bring your unexpired paper BoxTops to the office by 10/26 and make sure you include your student's name and grade. You can also mail the BoxTops to the school

McKinley School (BoxTop collection) 110 Ellis St, Petaluma, CA 94952

Are you collecting digital BoxTops yet? New BoxTops can only be claimed by scanning the store receipt within 14 days of purchase.

Learn how set up your app to earn money for McKinley!

Support Our School on Amazon Prime Day Oct 13-14!

If you're planning on shopping on Amazon Prime Day (this Monday and Tuesday), you can help McKinley raise funds at no extra cost to you.

Simply follow these directions to configure your Amazon Smile account and shop via

Configure Amazon Smile Account

Enable Amazon Smile on your mobile app