Mustang Magazine

Week of Monday, September 19 - Friday, September 23

Dear McKinley Community,

Students are settling into the routines of school and acclimating to the classroom expectations and routines. We are only a month into school and our lost and found is starting to overflow. Please take a moment to look with your child and see if any of the jackets, lunch boxes, or wattle bottles are theirs.

We are also in need of regular, daily yard supervisors to support us during lunch. There are three paid positions posted on EdJoin. If you know anyone who might be interested in applying, please pass the information along.

Kind regards,

Gina Roberts

Dream Big, Go Far Jog-a-Thon 2022

The HEAT is on! Our Dream Big, Go Far! Jog-a-Thon 2022 is September 30, just 14 days away. Please register now to help our school raise as much as we can for field trips, experiences, supplies, improving our campus! We are currently at $10,329 and our goal is to raise $60,000. You can help us get to the finish line!

Using your computer's browser:
• Go to
• Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
• Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
• Follow the instructions on-screen to register Runner(s) and add family and friends

School Spirit Wear

Looking for McKinley spirit wear? The website has been updated with items for your family. You can check them out here.

Join us for the September PTA meeting on 9/21 at 6:30pm

The September PTA meeting is on 9/21 at 6:30pm in the Multi. Childcare and Spanish translation will be provided. Zoom meeting details will be coming soon.

Salsa Festival

Our school Salsa Festival is scheduled for September 22nd from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. We are looking forward to having families join us in tasting different salsas prepared by each class. Each student will get a ticket to vote on their favorite salsa after sampling.

Please help donate items for the event by bringing the following to the office:

Tortilla Chips - TK, 2, 4

Tortilla Chips (Gluten Free) - K, 5

Water Bottles 16 oz. - 1 , 3, 4

Table Cloths (Red/Black) - K, 2

Paper Food Trays (Smart & Final) - 1, 3, 6

Small soup container, paper, 8 oz. (Smart & Final) - 5, 6

Buy in Party Fun- 10/15

Get to know other McKinley and PACS families at an adults-only Buy-in Party and support the McKinley PTA. If you missed our in-person fundraiser in May, here is a new opportunity to buy tickets for this exclusive party. To Buy tickets click here.

Oktoberfest – $65 per person

Saturday, October 15th at 6:00pm

Join us at the McArdle home on October 15th for this now legendary party! Get your lederhosen ready and start training for the stein hoisting competition!

Walk and Roll to School Day

Please join us on October 5th for International Walk and Roll to School Day! You may ride your bike or scooter or walk to school. If you do not live close to McKinley, consider parking at the Fairgrounds and walking over. We will have prizes for participants.

Rivertown Hoops

In March of 2019, the City of Petaluma voted to cancel the sale of fireworks by small community-based non-profits throughout Petaluma. For many of these non-profits, this was their only fundraising tool. Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) stepped up to

create a new fund-raising event, with all the impacted nonprofits, to offset some of their fundraising loss.

PPSC decided to initiate a 3on3 streetball basketball tournament, Rivertown Hoops. The inaugural tournament will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Petaluma Junior High School. Please see their website for more information.

Car Seat Event

You are invited to join the Petaluma Police Department for a car seat giveaway and installation event! The event will be held from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM on Friday, September 23 at the Petaluma Community Center. If you know anyone in need of a car seat, please pass the message along.

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

  • 9/21- PTA Meeting 6:30 (in-person and via zoom)
  • 9/22- Salsa Festival- 4:30-6:00
  • 9/30- Intercultural Cafe 8:30 AM
  • 9/30- Jog-A-Thon Event