Jog-a-thon Update, Pizza Party & More…

The pizza party with the principal is on Thursday, April 20th. Invites have been sent home with students that earned $85+ for Jog-a-thon. (Teachers also have a list of qualifying students.)

Jog-a-thon Awards/Raffle is scheduled for Monday, April 24th, at the morning assembly. Trophies and other awards will be presented as well as raffle prizes.

Final stats are being tabulated and will be published soon on the Jog-a-thon event page.

Jog-A-Thon Money Due Friday, 3/24

This Friday, March 24th, is the last day to get your pledged Jogathon money in. It’s also the last day we will count money toward prizes and raffle tickets. Please bring your pledge money in by Friday!

This Week at McKinley

This week will be very busy for McKinley families so please mark your calendars!


One of our biggest fundraisers is this Friday, March 17th! If you haven’t yet got donors, it’s not too late. Please go to Pledgestar now and set up your online donation account. It just takes a few minutes. Also remember:

  • Running Times have been updated. Check the Jog-a-Thon event page for updated times by grade level. (See also Calendar)
  • Sign Up to Volunteer Online:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

Dine Out

Screen Shot 2017-03-06 at 7.10.07 PMMarch Dine-Out is March 16, 2017, at the North Park Thursday Market. Present the flyer at the North Park Welcome Booth for the purchase of “Market Money” and then spend it with the vendors. North Park Thursday Market will donate 25% of the proceeds to McKinley. Thanks for your support!

Jog-a-thon Updates & Reminders

2017 Jog-a-Thon T-Shirt design by Cecilia Labarrere

  • T-Shirts on sale for $10 each: sold in front of school on select days & times (see Calendar) or buy yours Online. Order by Monday, March 13th to ensure you’ll have yours by March 17th.
  • Get those Sponsors! If you haven’t done so, got to Pledgestar and set up your online donation account.
  • Running Times have been updated. Check the Jog-a-Thon event page for updated times by grade level. (See also Calendar)
  • Sign Up to Volunteer Online:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

Spring 2017 Jog-a-thon

One of the Biggest (and Funnest) School Fundraising Events of the Year!

Friday, March 17, 2017

img_6367The McKinley Parent Teacher Club’s JOG-A-THON is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers and your support is vital. Most importantly, this is the only event where the kids take the lead in raising money for their school. Please visit the Jog-a-thon page to learn more about how your child can participate and qualify for some cool prizes!

T-Shirts are now available! Volunteers will be selling t-shirts before and after school next week. (Check calendar for details.) You can also order your 2017 Jog-a-Thon T-Shirt online and have it delivered to your child’s classroom.

Family Friday Cancelled 3/17/2017


Our Jog-a-thon is scheduled for Friday morning, March 17th. Family Friday falls upon that same afternoon.

We’d love to encourage parent attendance at our annual Jog-a-thon and have opted to cancel our March 17th Family Friday.

Principal Ganderton

Volunteer for the McKinley Jog-A-Thon

Join the Jog-A-Thon Committee!

The McKinley Jog-A-Thon has always been a GREAT fundraiser, raising over $50K last year!  The big three events (SONO, Jog-A-Thon, and Gala) pay for the majority of the arts, dance, gardening, and the teachers’ training to maintain the school’s IB accreditation.

Please email or private message Mauricio Ahumada, if you would like to help (he is fluent in Spanish too). He is requesting 7+ volunteers. The actual day of the event, March 17th, many additional volunteers will help with setup, lap counting, water, fruit, etc…

(Planning meetings will *always* be held in a brewery or somewhere equally as fun!)

2017 McKinley Jog-A-Thon

Start training for the McKinley Jog-a-thon to be held on March 17, 2017.

More details to follow soon but mark your calendars now. We will have fun showing our Irish colors for the Leprechaun run!

A Big Thank You for a Great Jog-A-Thon!


Aerial View of McKinley Jog-A-Thon 2015!

We had a great turnout today, and the kids ran their hearts out! Thank you to the wonderful volunteers. teachers, staff and sponsors today.  A reminder that donations are due October 28. You can visit pledgestar here:

Give your kids a high five tonight for a job well done!

Jog-A-Thon is this Thursday!

IMG_9247Jog-A-Thon is this Thursday! Oranges are needed for the event. Please bring them to the Teacher’s Lounge this week. If you plan on bringing them on Thursday, please have them already cut.

Come out and cheer our kids on! Thank you for helping make the Jog-A-Thon a fun and successful event.

Jog-A-Thon Volunteers Needed!

IMG_9206It’s Jog-A-Thon Season! McKinley Elementary’s Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser is October 22nd. We are in need of volunteers to help with raffle prizes.

If you have some time and are able to help, please contact:

Helen Newlin – tradgirl92109 [at]  or 619-865-9616

 Can’t help with Jog-A-Thon, but want to get involved? Learn about other PTC  volunteer opportunities here!