McKinley PTO Newsletter
Where Every Parent Is A Member
February 4, 2019
The PTO needs your help in order to keep Family Fun Night and Kids Trivia Night on the calendar. The following positions need to be filled ASAP:
Family Fun Night (Friday, March 8th)
Two additional planning committee members to help with volunteer coordination and event logistics during the event.
Kids Trivia Night - Chair/Co Chairs (Friday, May 10th)
One or two volunteers to work with a professional Trivia company to coordinate the event. Duties include:
- Distribute event registration form (already created) and track registration.
- Work with McKinley staff to coordinate set-up and tear-down of the event.
- Recruit/Coordinate 3-5 volunteers to help with event night tasks.
- Coordinate prizes for winning teams.
- Be the point person during the event.
If we aren't able to find volunteers to fill the above positions, these two events will not happen. Please contact Lindsay Stadler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 345-7028 for more information or to volunteer.
PTO Dates to Remember
Make sure to put the following dates on your calendar!
- February 6th - Wacky Wednesday - dress wacky day! (rescheduled)
- February 6th - Whitman Middle School Orientation & Registration
- February 14th & 19th - Elementary Conferences
- February 18th - No Classes JK-12
- February 22nd - Winter Walk to School Day
- February 28th - Art Night - Empty Bowls - Open House
Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser Thank You!
Thanks to everyone who braved the cold to attend the Chipotle event last Tuesday! We had a great crowd and they gave us 33% of sales, totaling $509 for McKinley! We appreciate your support!
Coming up is MOD pizza in the village on Thursday, February 21st. They will donate 20% of sales that mention McKinley that day. Thanks again for your support!
Dana Wurzburger, Dine Out Chair
Safe Routes to School
Ahh.. the snow and chill is definitely in the air! It is especially important to practice safe, respectful driving around school at this time of year.
Please review and share the “Hug and Go” video if you are driving or picking up at McKinley (below) and remember - walking or dropping off or picking up a few blocks away not only makes McKinley safer it gives everyone a chance to breath in some relaxing fresh air!
SAVE THE DATE- Winter Walk to School Day, Friday, February 22nd sponsored by Double- Boldt Real Estate.
Volunteer Opportunity for High Interest Day
Art Room Volunteers Needed
Teacher Treat Sign Up
If you'd like to show your appreciation to the McKinley teachers and staff by bringing in a treat for the teacher/staff lounge, please sign up for a day by clicking HERE.
Art Room Volunteer Sign Up
Please consider signing up to volunteer in your student’s art class by clicking HERE. K5 classes meet twice a week for 45 minutes. 1st to 5th grade classes meet once a week for an hour. It’s a fun opportunity to help kids express their creativity. If you can help mount or hang art at other times, please contact Heidi Engbring at email@example.com.
Support McKinley Elementary Through AmazonSmile
If you plan to do some holiday shopping using Amazon this year, please consider selecting McKinley Elementary PTO - Wauwatosa as your Amazon Smile charity. Remember, always start at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
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.
For more information about how you can become involved in PTO efforts, contact Lindsay Stadler firstname.lastname@example.org