McKinley Mustang Newsletter

April 19th - 23rd

Wonderful First Week Back

Thank you Mustangs and to all of our teachers and support staff for a positive first week back.

This week we have round two with our first week back with PACS!

Below is a first-week video of all the amazing Mustangs!

Welcome Back to Hybrid McK Mustangs

Thank You Tide and PTA For this wonderful project!

It was a beautiful project to welcome our teachers and staff back to school. Thank you, PTA, for funding this project. Thank you to the amazing adults who helped facilitate and get this up and running:

Cate Bruce-Low was the main lead on this project gathering supplies and volunteers. Thank you so much for all your time.

Lori Englehardt, Elizabeth Harris, Tracy Johnson, Alicia Kim, Thad Louviere, Sean Low,

Vanesa Nelson and Staci Stern.

And to the wonderful Mustangs:

Leading the charge was Liev Bruce-Low, who took the lead throughout the project. Thank you for being a leader. His team of helpers:

Esme Ahmed, Sofia Beatty, Julia Borin, Gigi Bruce-Low, Chloe Englehardt, Chiara Harris

Gabriel Harris, Sebastian Harris, Siena Harris, Audrey Johnson, Daniel Kim, Pablo Kim

Lydia McKowen, Ida Nelson, David Peters, Zadie Petersen, Caleb Riggs, Emma Riggs and

Juliette Stern.

The paintings are beautiful, and they make McKinley shine.

Drive In Movie Night Success

What an amazing PTA event! I had such a great time. Thank you, PTA, for doing this! I loved seeing all the families snuggled up with snacks and blankets.
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Safe Routes To School

  • April Walk & Roll for the Earth Video Commercial is now available!
  • April’s Walk & Roll to Anywhere (or School?!) week is April 1st-11th (to account for various Spring breaks), and the April Nature Walk Challenge is due on Monday, May 3rd.
  • Virtual Family Bike Workshops and On-Bike Workshops are still happening – please share if you can!

PTA Meeting and Q&A with the PTA Board this Wednesday!

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Wednesday, April 21 at 6:30pm - Board Position Q&A

Join us at our next PTA meeting on April 21 at 6:30pm. We will discuss all our upcoming initiatives and you will have an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about joining the board next year.

Zoom Link to Meeting

Meeting ID: 835 2666 3914
Passcode: 442263

Here are the open positions:

  • President**
  • Co-President (Executive Vice President--Membership)
  • VP of Fundraising
  • Treasurer**
  • Financial Secretary
  • Secretary**

Read the position descriptions here. Elections will be held at our May 12th meeting.

If you would like to learn more about any of the open positions next year, please email PTA Chris Lum and Ashley Fitting at

Get Your Auction Items for the Mustang Social in This Week!

Remember to drop off your gift cards to local businesses this week at the front office. Use this Sign Up Genius link and select a local business to support by purchasing a gift card to be part of our online auction. Gift card sign ups start at $10. If there are any favorite local businesses that you’d like to support that aren’t included in this list, please feel free to drop off a gift card to that business instead.

You can also donate a cash amount for us to use to purchase items from Petaluma businesses to include in the online auction.

Have other items you can donate?

Email if you have any items (wine, gift baskets, art, sports tickets etc.), vacation homes, experiences or buy-in event connections you can donate.

The auction will go live May 12! Got questions? Click here for more information.

BoxTops Collection Has Gone Digital

Did you know you can now easily collect BoxTops on your phone? Simply scan your receipts with eligible items using the BoxTops app and you are done. No more clipping!

Follow the full instructions here
to get started!

Still have BoxTops products in your pantry? No worries! This program is winding down but if you have unexpired BoxTops clips you can bring them to McKinley’s office by the fall deadline.