Gala Tickets on Sale Now!

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Reminder: Ticket prices go up starting tomorrow, April 15th. Today is the last day to get the early bird price. Buy your tickets now!

First time coming to the Gala? Details can be found here and here.

Need someone to watch the kids? North Park Community Preschool is available the night of the event from 5:30 – 11:00 pm! $40/child and $30/sibling. Max of 30, so make sure to RSVP to Kaylie Kirby to reserve your spot!

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation for the event, email the committee.


We’d also love more volunteers to help us with the event! You can signup here:

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Gala Tickets on Sale Now!

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Are you ready to boogie?! Spring Gala is less than 30 days away! Get your tickets now! You can also purchase tickets at school starting this week on Tuesday. Early bird purchase is $35/person. Price will increase to $40/person starting 4/16 and tickets at the door will be $45/person. So get them early!

First time coming to the Gala? Details can be found here and here.

Need someone to watch the kids? North Park Community Preschool is available the night of the event from 5:30 – 11:00! $40/child and $30/sibling. Max of 30, so make sure to RSVP to Kaylie Kirby to reserve your spot!

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation for the event, email the committee.


Gala Volunteer Exchange

Hello McKinley Families! Our Spring Gala is coming up on April 29th, and we are partnering up with Urban Discovery Academy to exchange volunteers. This means that we will provide about 7-10 people for their event, and they in turn would do the same for our event. This helps insure that all our parents will be having a good time and will be bidding on items instead of running the event.

UDA’s Gala is this Saturday, March 18th from 5:30 to 10. We need about 6 people to help us out this weekend. You would in essence be helping out our Gala by helping this weekend. Please contact Maurice if you are interested in helping.


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Spring Gala LUAU Tickets


Tickets for the Spring Gala are now on sale online!

Tickets must now be purchased at the door! See you there!


McKinley Elementary’s 6th Annual Spring Gala is an amazing night for McKinley families, friends and the North Park Community to raise funds for McKinley School. This year’s theme is “Luau!” See the Facebook event page for updates.

When is it?

Saturday, April 30th from 6pm to 10:30pm

Where is it?

Queen Bee’s Art and Cultural Center
3925 Ohio Street, San Diego, CA 92104  – right in the heart of North Park!

  • Tickets are also for sale M/W/F before/after school. We can accept credit cards and checks payable to McKinleyPTC Foundation. $35/ticket before event, $40 at the door. Includes admittance to event, $100 in casino money, one drink ticket.
  • Tickets will be on sale Monday, April 25th from 4:30-5:30PM for PrimeTime families
  • Arrive at 6-7PM on the night of the event for a FREE extra Happy Hour drink ticket.
  • Leis are on sale! 1 /$3 or 2 / $5
  • 50/50 Drawing:  tickets are $2 each. Winner to receive half the pot. Ticket must be present to win! So if they know they won’t be there, send tickets along with a friend or show up at 10:00 at Queen Bee’s when winner will be announced
  • Babysitting available at North Park Community Preschool from 5:00 – 11:00 at 3030 Thorn St: $35/child ($25 each sibling), includes dinner. RSVP to Kaylie Kirby at by 4/29. Max 30 kids.
  • McKinley Mai Tais, Beer & Wine available for purchase! Food by Ono Grinds Grill
  • DJ BODYRAWK will be there, casino tables, classroom silent auction and NEW this year:  LIVE Teacher Auction!

If you would like to volunteer to help sell tickets, set up the event, assist with the auction details during the event, or would like to donate items for the auction, please email Maribel King at


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Spring Gala Ticket Order Form

(online ordering through paypal will be available soon!)

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McKinley Gala & Casino Night is TOMORROW NIGHT!

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Get on the VIP list now, before the price goes up at the door tomorrow!

April McKinley Messenger is Here!

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APRIL MCKINLEY MESSENGER is here! Make sure to check out our featured faculty members of the month.

McKinley Casino Night Gala – Buy Your Tickets Now!

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Tickets are ONLY $30 if you purchase before the event! mckinley-masquerade-logo

You can purchase tickets two ways:

Need a babysitter?  North Park Community Preschool’s Kaylee and her team have you covered!

When: Sat. May 2nd, 5:30-11:00 pm
North Park Community Preschool - 3030 Thorn st. 92104
$35/child, $25/sibling, includes dinner
RSVP to Kaylee by April 18th -

Please forward onto anyone over 21 who might be interested – hope to see you there!

McKinley Gala Online Bidding is Live!

Our fabulous McKinley artists have been busy creating masterpieces to raise money for McKinley Elementary programs! Each class will have a project listed on, so please bookmark the page, get our your wallets, and check the site for the beautiful creations that could soon be YOURS! There will also be other amazing prizes added to the site, so stay tuned!

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Can you believe the Gala is less than a month away?!

Also…online bidding has opened! Yes, online bidding for classroom art projects! So far we have 9 awesome items ready to be bid on. More items will be added later in the week and in a couple of weeks, we will be adding Teacher Auctions as well. So check back often!

This is our first year having this option and we hope it opens the bidding to additional McKinley families as well as extended family and friends of the community. Here are some Bidding Tips and instructions. Look for McKinley Elementary. Have fun bidding, and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

– McKinley Gala Committee (don’t forget to follow them on Facebook for updates!)

"The Tree of Z" Watercolor and cut paper collage.

“The Tree of Z” Watercolor

Getting Started:

1. Enter into your browser’s address field. (or click here)

1. Click on BIDDER SIGN UP or the GEAR to sign up or sign into your account.

2. Once signed in, click on the MENU button in the left hand corner of the screen.

3. Click AUCTIONS and select your non-profit organization.


I Heart You, Wooden tray.

I Heart You, Wooden tray.

1. Browse the Categories in your non-profit’s auction. 2. Select the item you like to bid on.
3. Enter correct BID AMOUNT into the field provided. 4. Click BID and CONFIRM bid.

5. Congratulations, you are the High Bidder for the item!

Good to Know:

Click on the GEAR to access your ACCOUNT.
In order to receive TEXT MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS, enter your telephone number and cell phone carrier under ACCOUNT DETAILS. You will receive Text messages when you’ve been outbid.
Quickly find your LOW BID items by checking the red RECENTLY OUT BID link.

View your BID STATUS and BID HISTORY by clicking on MY BIDS.

The bidding will continue until 10:00 p.m. 5/1. If no one outbids you during the gala on 5/2, then you will win the item!

To see all items (more to come) click here, and to read more about the McKinley Gala please visit the Facebook page.