McKinley PTO Newsletter

April 4, 2016

Co-Presidents' Update

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a wonderful spring break! We hope you will consider donating baked goods or volunteering to work a shift for this week's Election Day Bake Sale. It is sure to be a busy day at the polls, which means a great day to make some money for PTO programming!

Liz Daily is looking at organizing a family field trip to learn more about composting. She is looking for some feedback in order to finalize some plans. Please take a minute and fill out the brief survey below.

We hope you have a great week!

Molly Hannan and Chris Riley

PTO Dates to Remember

Make sure to put the following dates on your calendar!

April 5 - Election Day Bake Sale 7:00a.m.-7:00p.m.

April 8 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

April 13 - Dine Out at Chick-Fil-A 5:00-8:00p.m.

April 15 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

April 15 - Family Movie Night - Peanuts Movie 6:30p.m.

April 22 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

April 23 - McKinley Adult Social

April 29 - McKinley Spirit Wear Day

Election Day Bake Sale

Tuesday, April 5, is the Election Day Bake Sale! The sale runs from 7am to 7pm and we need your help! Please contact Rebecca Shaw by email ( OR call (414-510-0600) if you are able to bring baked goods. Goods should be in small packages and ready for sale. It's also very helpful if the baked goods are labeled if they contain nuts or dairy. There will be a table outside of the office on 04/04 that you can drop off your baked goods. Thank you in advance for your help!

Lastly, if you are able to volunteer your time to work the bake sale please sign up here:

High Interest Day Volunteer Opportunities, Registration and Donation Information

All High Interest Day student registration forms should have been turned in before break. Classes are being assigned this week. If your student does not have a completed form submitted by Wednesday, April 6th, classes will be assigned for them. If you would like to be a part of this special day we would love to have you complete the volunteer form. You can find links to both forms below! Please contact Heidi Engbring at if you have questions. Thanks.

We need volunteers to bring in drinks, baked goods, fruit and treats for the hardworking staff, presenters and volunteers who help make High Interest Day possible. Please use the following SignUp Genius link to select which item(s) you can provide. Thank you for contributing to this special day!

Family Movie Night

Bring your blankets and join us in the gym Friday, April 15th at 6:30pm for "The Peanuts Movie" (rated G). You are welcome to carry in family friendly drinks and snacks, but no meals, please! Popcorn will be available. Everyone is welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have any questions, or would like to help before or after the movie, please contact Chris Pivonka at

Adult Social Update

The Adult Social Committee would like your help. Click on the link below to vote on where funds raised at the Adult Social will go towards.

Also, tickets will be sent home in your child's Tuesday Folder on April 12th.

EFW Run/Walk

It is time to reqister for EFW Walk/Run 2016! This year's event will take place on Saturday, May 7 at the Milwaukee County Zoo. More information and registration information can be found on the EFW website. The registration deadline is April 4, so don't delay!

We the People Fundraising

Dear McKinley Families,

At Wauwatosa West High School, a class known as “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution,” competed in a state competition at Marquette Law School on January 9th. This competition is a simulated congressional hearing before judges, demonstrating students’ understanding of the Constitutional principles of our government. The students were judged on understanding, constitutional application, reasoning, supporting evidence, responsiveness, and participation.

Three McKinley alumni, Simon Ng, Eileen Reetz, and Libbi Fassbender, were part of the team that won the state championship and will be representing the state of Wisconsin at national hearings in Washington D.C. on April 23-April 25. In addition to working hard to prepare for the national competition in Washington, their team of 29 students also has the tremendous task of raising $60,000 in the next ten weeks to ensure that our entire team may travel together to the national hearings. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for them to represent Wauwatosa and the State of Wisconsin.

The McKinley Messengers are hoping the McKinley community can help support these students. Therefore, donations can be sent to Chad Mateske at Tosa West. Checks should be made out to Tosa West with ‘We the People’ in the memo section. Donations and messages can also be submitted through their secure GoFundMe website at


McKinley Messengers