Blood Drive at McKinley Elementary – June 8, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-05-16 at 10.07.58 AMMcKinley students, Santana, Gabriel, Morgan and Nicholas, have chosen to explore and support the San Diego Blood Bank for their IB Exhibition project. For their action, they are hosting a blood drive here at McKinley Elementary on June 8, 2017, from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, and would like to invite all parents and staff to participate and donate blood.

Location: Parking Lot at 3045 Felton St.

Sign Up Here. Click on “Donate Now,” scroll down to June 8, 2017, select the time and location at McKinley, and enter the sponsor code “MCKE.”

Please see this flyer for more information.

Hope to see you there!!

Office Art Mural – Update


Thank you for all the bottle tops donations. The office art mural is coming along nicely! We still need more colored bottle tops. Please leave in the box by the office. Thank you so much!

North Park Festival of the Arts

npmsfestivaladThe North Park Festival of the Arts is on May 20. It’s a fun community festival that features a hands-on Kids Art Block. McKinley will have a booth and will be doing a really fun art project as well as displaying some of our CRAVE art. Please sign up here for a shift! It’s a fun event to be a part of!


Screen Shot 2017-05-05 at 8.40.59 AMPlease check with your room parent(s) to see what your classroom(s) will be doing to show appreciation for your child(ren)’s teacher(s). McKinley is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day on May 9 with a Teacher & Staff Breakfast hosted by the room parents. The Teacher & Staff Luncheon on May 11 will be catered by Barons North Park. If you can volunteer your time setting up, serving, cleaning up or bringing a dessert for the luncheon, please sign-up here. We are also accepting gift donations for the luncheon raffle.

If you have any questions, please contact Pauline Treviño:

Thank you, McKinley Families!

Crave Art Show – 6/3/2017

2nd Annual CRAVE Art Show

When: June 3rd 2017, 3-7 pm

Where: Bread and Salt, 1955 Julian Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

What: An Art Show to display works by all McKinley students preschool-5th grade. Buona Forchetta will again be there with their amazing pizza and happy smiles. Almost Famous Entertainment will again be our DJ for this event spinning the tunes the kids request, and we will have make-and-take crafts for everyone to enjoy.

Who: Family, friends and neighbors are all invited to celebrate the amazing talent and hard work of all of our McKinley kids. Every month K-5 all have an extra art class we call CRAVE. All of their artwork has been saved all year, mounted nicely, and each and every student will have many of their pieces on display at this years art show! Last year we displayed over 1800 pieces of art all made by McKinley students. This year we plan to do the same.

We will have a sign-up sheet out soon for volunteers to come help with set-up and tear-down. Thanks for all the support this year and we can’t wait to see you all there!


cropped-logo2.jpgThe McKinley Foundation, the 501c3 nonprofit organization which manages all the funds raised by the McKinley PTC events, has the following positions open for the 2017-2018 school year.

President (2-year term), duties include:

  • Oversee all efforts of PTC committees, events, fundraisers and other activities
  • Meet with Principal monthly
  • Coordinate and write agenda for 6 Foundation meetings
  • Coordinate and write agenda for 5 PTC meetings
  • Coordinate calendar of activities for the school year
  • Oversee all financials, budgets and expenditures for PTC
  • Oversee communication with parents, teachers and community
  • Attend Foundation and PTC meetings
  • Vote on Board issues
  • Communicate with Board Members

Board Member (2-year term), duties include:

  • Represent general interest of all parents
  • Attend all Board and PTC Meetings
  • Vote on all Board issues
  • Communicate with Board members

If you are interested, please send your name/contact information, a brief description of yourself and why you would like to be a board member by April 30, 2017 to

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Betsey (current President),

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.


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!)

McKinley Beautification Brigade

McKinley Beautification Committee News

If you couldn’t join us for Green Day, consider joining us in the morning. Starting in December, on Monday and Wednesday mornings (8:00-8:20 am), we will be working on smaller projects in the garden and around campus. A great way to start your day, working alongside other McKinley families to make our campus even more awesome! See flyer for more details (Español).

Thanks to the dedicated volunteers who came out on November 5, our Fall Green Day was a huge success! The volunteers (more…)

TB Test for McKinley Volunteers

Need a TB test?
All McKinley volunteers are required to have an up-to-date TB test (within 4 years) to be a regular volunteer on campus.

Our local South Park Doctor, Dr. Tara Zandvliet, is offering to provide TB tests for just $10 (cost of supplies).

She will be across the street from McKinley at 3020 Felton Street on Wednesday, 10/5 from 7:30 – 9:00am for the skin prick and again on Friday, 10/7 from 7:30 – 9:00am for the reading. You must plan for BOTH days so mark your calendars! Click here for more details and ver aquí en Español.


Seussical Update: Stage Crew Interest Form Available & Cast List Posted!


The Cast list for Seussical has been posted. Thank you to everyone that auditioned! We had our biggest turnout yet, it’s going to be a great show! View the list here.

Stage Crew Interest Signup


Please carefully fill out this form.

Students should have availability the week before the show, (November 28-December 2) AND the week of the show (December 5-9). Please note any potential schedule conflicts in the form.

If you have more than one student interested, please fill out a form for each. Our Stage Crew may be smaller this year due to less set changes in the show. We will attempt to make room for as many as possible, but if there is exceeding interest, we will choose based on maturity, grade level and schedule availability.

For questions, please email Barbara Smith at


Casting Call: Seussical the Musical (Audition Registration Now Closed)


McKinley Theatre Company (MTC) is excited to announce that our 2016 production will be Seussical Jr!  This musical is based on Dr. Seuss books, filled with songs and rhyming dialogue. There will be several group production numbers as well as character roles in which  all cast members will shine.






The cast list will be announced by the end of audition week. Parents of the cast are asked to attend an info meeting at the end of our first rehearsal. Our volunteer-run program can accept up to 70 students, including stage crew. Grades TK-3rd are more likely to be placed in group numbers. Lead roles will most likely be cast from grades 3-5.

Cast and crew are expected to commit to scheduled rehearsals and performances. Once the cast announcement is made, all families will be presented with a variety of volunteer opportunities to contribute to the success of the show.

We encourage interested students to start preparing now for auditions.

(NOTE: More information about Stage Crew coming soon)

McKinley Theatre Co. Announces Seussical the Musical for the 2016 Season!

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I can see that you’ve got quite a mind for your age! Why, one Think and you dragged me Right onto the stage!

Now, I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue With a Cat such as me, and a Thinker like you!  

Oh, the Thinks you can think! Oh, the Thinks you can think If you’re willing to try…

Think invisible ink! Or a gink with a stink! Or a stair to the sky…

If you open your mind, Oh, the Thinks you will find Lining up to get loose…

Oh, the Thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss!

– The Cat in the Hat, OH THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK, Seussical the Musical


Dear McKinley Families, 

McKinley Theatre Company (MTC) is excited to announce that our 2016 production will be Seussical Jr.! Performances will be December 8th & 9th in the McKinley Auditorium.

This musical is based on Dr. Seuss books filled with songs and rhyming dialogue. There will be several group production numbers as well as character roles in which  all cast members will shine.

MTC expects to hold auditions in late September. The cast list will be announced followed by a parent meeting that same week. Our volunteer-run program can accept up to 70 students, including stage crew. Grades TK-3rd are more likely to be placed in group numbers. Lead roles will most likely be cast from grades 3-5.

Cast and crew are expected to commit to scheduled rehearsals and performances. Once the cast announcement is made, all families will be presented with a variety of opportunities to contribute to the success of the show.    

We encourage interested students to start preparing now for auditions. 

To see examples of Seussical Jr. production numbers, please browse the web and look up additional information through the publishing company, Music Theatre International, or see the following links:

More details will be announced the first week of school!

For questions about the show, please contact Barbara Smith:

Join the Communications Committee!


We are in search of some volunteers to join the Communications Committee!  You will need access to a computer, and “meetings” are almost entirely through email.
We need:
  • Writers/Bloggers: Ability to post and/or edit on our website. (We use WordPress, which has a very short learning curve that we can teach you if needed) Most posts are emailed to us, and then we repost on the blog. Occasionally you will need to craft longer or original messages for web and print, so strong writing and grammar skills are appreciated. 🙂
  • Social Media-Savvy Posters: Help update and monitor the McKinleyPTC Facebook page ( Posts from the website automatically post to Facebook, so this would mostly be helping respond to queries and comments on our page.
  • Website Designers or Coders: Experience editing websites using WordPress software and simple web form development (Google Forms).

If you have any of these skills and are interested in keeping the McKinley community in the loop, please send an email to Barbara SmithBridgette Tullis.

McKinley End of Year Happy Hour | June 3rd


Let’s say a special goodbye to our retiring teacher Frankie Appleby, and our other McKinley families that are leaving us this year.

Where: Ritual Kitchen & Beer Garden – 30th & Polk, North Park, San Diego

When: June 3rd, 4:00- 7:00 pm 

*This is a non-hosted event. |  Facebook Event Page Here.

McKinley Student Art Show @ Bread & Salt | Saturday, June 4th!


McKinley’s 1st Annual CRAVE Art Show

Saturday, June 4th from 3-7 pm at Bread and Salt!

All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend this FREE event!

All preschool through 5th grade students will have their artwork on display at the show! Please join us in celebrating their hard work and creativity. We will have an opportunity drawing, activities and entertainment for the family!

Food and other items will before sale at the event. The amazing folks at Buona Forchetta will have pizza available. All proceeds will go toward the CRAVE 2016-17 Art Program!

Questions? Email Ashley Bruce at:  If you would like to volunteer for this event please sign up here. 


A note from Ms. Ashley Bruce, CRAVE Program Director:

For the past 7 months, all preschool through 5th grade students have been taking part in art lessons being taught in their classrooms once a month, though the CRAVE Art Program. This is a new art program we started this year at McKinley and hope to continue for many years to come. The kids have enjoyed it so much and I have truly been blessed to teach along side many of our parent and grandparent volunteers, along with the support of our teachers and staff this year. CRAVE stands for CReative Arts Volunteer Enrichment, and it truly is a volunteer-run program that enriches the lives of these students, and is only possible with the support of all of these amazing people. 

Many of these art lessons have been tailored specifically to our schools IB program. It enforces the core themes of the IB program along with teaching the fundamentals of art, art history, and so much more. Art isn’t always easy, but it does teach us many great life lessons. These students have had to be risk-takers, problem solvers, open-minded, thinkers, and that’s just the beginning. It has been a joy for me to walk across campus at any given time and have a student come running up to ask me when their next art class is, or when the big art show is so they can tell their parents or grandparents. 

Please join us as we honor the students and their hard work this year. It’s a  busy this time of year, but even if you can make it for 20 minutes it would really make a wonderful difference in their lives. 

A note for the student artists:

Ask your parents, grandparents, family,  friends, and neighbors to come see the beautiful art work you have created this year in CRAVE!
You are all truly amazing and I am so proud of all of you for your hard work, enthusiasm and perseverance. You are all artists and you should all be proud of your accomplishments. It’s time for you to come to YOUR gallery show and be proud of all of the beautiful art you have created!
Now let’s have some more fun!
– Ms. Ashley Bruce, CRAVE Art Program Director
** Download the flier:
(en Español)

Save the Date: Green Day May 14th

The date is set for our spring Green Day, so mark your calendars for May 14, 9am-4pm.

The McKinley Beautification Committee has a Green Day several times a year. Some of our projects this time include:

  • Weeding and planting in the garden
  • Installing rain barrels
  • Art project for the kids
  • Cleaning up around campus
  • Finishing our new tool shed
  • Installing new tiles created this year by students
  • And giving our school some tender loving care!

This is a great opportunity to meet other McKinley families and keep our school looking awesome. No skills or experience necessary! Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen, and to wear comfy clothes that can get messy! See you there!

In the meantime, bring your clean, empty plastic water bottles to the bin in front of the office to be turned into a fabulous art project.
More info on water bottle project: Water Bottle Art

See this flyer for more info:
Green Day May 14th


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


Great Article On Neighborhood Schools

Former McKinley parent and all-around volunteering powerhouse Sandy Weiner-Mattson wrote this fantastic opinion piece for Voice of San Diego: Do Your Homework Before Dismissing Your Neighborhood School.

It’s worth a read!


Spring Gala Wine Rally at the Rose


Please join us for a Spring Gala Warm-Up/Wine Rally: Tuesday April 12 from 6-8 at The Rose in South Park. Appetizers and good cheer will be provided.

There’s only one catch: we ask that you help us by donating a bottle of wine valued at $12 or more. No time to shop ahead of the event? Please note that The Rose has wonderful selections for every palette and will have many available to purchase for donating that evening. Bottles collected will be offered for bidding on the night of the Spring Gala.

In addition, please bring any unused gift cards you don’t plan to use; we can put them to good use at the Gala. This year, we are also hoping to put together a “Book Lovers” basket for kids and adults. Please bring any gently used books to donate to our cause.

Moms and Dads are welcome, but this is a kids-free event.
We hope to see you there!

Spring Gala Committee

McKinley Variety Show 2016!


It’s that time of year again! We are looking for some unique talent from our McKinley Students. So practice your dance moves, magic tricks, musical instruments, and more and come try out for this year’s Variety Show.

Be sure to have your parent fill out our online registration form (En Español) by January 14th. (there is also a limited supply of hard copies in the front office).

More information can be found herebut here are some important dates:

  • Thursday January 14thRegistration is DUE
  • Tues/Wed Jan. 19th and 20th – Try outs
  • Mon/ Wed 1/25-3/9, 3:30-5:00 – Rehearsals (by group – details later)
  • Mandatory Rehearsals for EVERYONE: 2/29, 3/2, 3/7 & 3/8(Tuesday)
  • Wednesday 3/9, 1:30– 3:00pm, Dress Rehearsal for the School
  • Thursday 3/10, 6:00pm – Performance at  (4:30 Drop off)


Es esa época del año otra vez! Estamos en busca de un poco de talento único de nuestros estudiantes de McKinley. Así practicar sus movimientos de baile, trucos de magia, instrumentos musicales, y más, y llegar probar para este año Variety Show.

Asegúrese de que su padre los pasos de nuestro formulario de registro en línea de 14 de enero (también hay una cantidad limitada de copias impresas en la oficina).

Más información se puede encontrar en línea. Pero aquí hay algunas fechas importantes:

  • Jueves 14 de enero – La inscripción es DUE
  • mar / Mier 19 de enero y el 20 – Trate outs
  • Lun / Mie 1 / 25-3 / 9, 3: 30-5: 00 – Ensayos (por grupo – detalles más adelante)
  • Los ensayos obligatorio para todos: 2/29, 3/2, 3/7 y 3/8 (martes)
  • Miércoles 3/9, 1: 30- 3:00 pm Ensayo general para la Escuela
  • Jueves 10/03, 18:00 – Actuación en la Escuela Secundaria Lincoln

GET THE FACTS about SoNo FEST & CHILI COOK-OFF 2015 (Dec 5 & 6, 2015) !

-1-SoNo FEST is December 6

– Volunteer! We still need over 170 volunteers, especially:

  • Teachers to serve as cashiers
  • 50 Beer Servers
  • 50 Kid Zone Helpers
  • Sign up TODAY! Recruit friends and family! Sign up HERE!


– Be a Winner! Get Your Tickets for the SoNo Opportunity Drawing.

– Donate Your Vintage SoNo Chili Bowl.

– Get Your Kids Involved in SoNo. Create “Crafted with 💛” Banners for the Kids Fun Fest.

Find out more at the SoNo website HERE

Campus Clean Up and Electronic Recycling This Saturday


imagesThis Saturday November 14, 9am-4pm
Free Electronics Recycling 9am-1pm

We need your help!
This year’s campus beautification projects include:

Weeding and planting in the garden
Installing rain barrels
Art project for the kids (after 11 am)
Cleaning up around campus
Finishing our new tool shed
And giving our school some tender loving care!
We will have projects for the kids and all skill levels.
No experience or skills necessary!

Come volunteer with enthusiastic students and parents and help make our school campus even better!

Feel free to come by for 1/2 an hour or longer – every little bit helps!


Sign Up to Help with SONO



Come have fun with friends for a good cause! The annual SONO Fest and Chili Cook-Off is just around the corner and we need your help. Please donate two hours of your time during the event on Sunday, December 6.  You can use this link to sign up for your spot: SONO Signup

Please note that you will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time.  Also, if you sign up to serve beer you will be required to attend a brief training (required by law) at 10:30 a.m.

We need over 300 volunteers!  Thank you for participating in this fun event that raises significant funds for McKinley. For more information on SONO, see their website here: SONO Fest

McKinley Elementary’s Fall GREEN DAY

20150131_105822McKinley Elementary’s Fall GREEN DAY Campus Clean UP and Electronic Recycling
Saturday, November 14, 2015 9am-4pm

We need your help!
This year’s campus beautification projects include:
•       Weeding and planting in the garden
•       Installing rain barrels
•       Art project for the kids
•       Cleaning up around campus
•       Finishing our new tool shed
•       And giving our school some tender loving care!
We will have projects for the kids and all skill levels.
No experience or skills necessary!
Come volunteer with enthusiastic students and parents and help make our school campus even better!

Find out more here: Nov. Green Day Flyer and in Spanish: Nov. Green Day Flyer Español

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.

McKinley Theatre Co. | Annie Audition Registration Forms Due Today!

McKinley Annie

Forms are due today! Please use this online form to register your student for an audition. Auditions will be held on Monday, October 19th after school by appointment only. We will email your student’s time tomorrow. For more details about the production and audition procedures, please see this post or the Annie homepage.

Note: If you have a 3rd-5th grader that is interested in joining the stage crew, we ask that you fill out a form as well.

For questions, please email BarbaraSmithWilke [at]  Thanks!!

McKinley Alumni Reunion – Saturday October, 17th at 1:00pm – 4:00pm

McKinley Alumni

(click to see more vintage McKinley Photos!)

The McKinley Elementary Alumni Reunion is this Saturday, October, 17th, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.  We would love to have a few PTC volunteers donate an hour or two of their time. Please email if you are able to help out with this fun event.

If you are a McKinley alumnus or know of any alumni that would enjoy this event, please forward this information on, and don’t forget to “like” the McKinley Elementary Reunion Facebook Page and Event Page!  

Casting Call!

McKinley Annie

Last year, the McKinley Theatre Company saw its highest ever turnout for auditions. It is exciting that our program has attracted so many talented young performers, and we love that the arts are thriving at McKinley!

However, when faced with such a large cast size, there are certain aspects that need to be taken into consideration. Our priority is to give all participating performers the best experience possible, allowing them to learn a few things, be safe, and have fun.

With that in mind, all parts will be auditioned for (including the ensemble/chorus).  

After filling out your Audition Registration Form, you will be given an audition time slot. Forms are due Friday, October 16th Late Registration Forms and “walk-in” auditions will not be accepted.

McKinley Theatre Program is put on entirely by volunteers. If your child is given a role in this year’s production, we count on your enthusiastic support along with your active participation. Volunteer Opportunities are listed on the website and the registration form.


Monday, October 19th

by appointment only



Tuesday, October 20th

(If needed, for lead roles)

You MUST complete the Audition Registration Form* by Friday, October 16th

See also:

We Are Looking For More SoNo Fest Sponsors!

12074643_892457047458598_3001245014599861790_nMcKinley parents, if your employer sponsors community events we would like to get in touch with them. Business partner sponsorships start at $1000.

Please contact Jen Ohman (jenohman13 @ for details and a sponsorship packet, or to connect us with a contact at your place of business!

And don’t forget to join the SoNo Facebook Event Page!

The Sono Fest & Chili Cook-off is presented by the McKinley Elementary School PTC (Parent Teacher Club) and the San Diego Ceramic Connection (SDCC) every year on the first Sunday of December. This event brings together McKinley families, ceramic makers, stellar San Diego Chefs, clever craftersbeer brewers and lovers, local band groupies, the coolest neighbors in town, and chili enthusiasts!  The fine folks at SDCC contribute months of hard work shaping bowls for attendees to fill with delicious and unique chilis served up by generous neighborhood restaurants. Although we may pull it off like the pros, this event is 100% planned and operated by McKinley parent volunteers!

Funds raised by the sale of chili bowls, our vendors and donations made by our incredible sponsors will all contribute to the art, music and language programs (and beyond!)  at McKinley Elementary School. We rely on the success of this grand event to support these classes for our kids. So go tell your friends, your neighbors, and your friends’ neighbors… hey, it’s for the kids!

TB Tests for Volunteers – This Morning!

FullSizeRender (3)Come on down and get your TB skin prick test this morning from 8AM to 9AM. More details here.

Join McKinley Elementary’s Monday Morning Brigade!

Meet in the Octopus Garden on Monday mornings to help with campus clean up and projects to support the gardening program!

  • school gardenCheck in at the garden at 8am.
  • Projects will include trash pickup, pulling weeds, organizing, etc.
  • Students will pair up with their parents or other adults.

Come volunteer with enthusiastic students and parents to help make our school campus even better!

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!

Coolers & Ice Needed! 

Tomorrow McKinley will supply water to the bungalow kids.  However, we need to keep it cold.  If you have a cooler you could loan the school, please write your name on the bottom and leave in the teachers lounge in the morning.  Don’t have a cooler to loan?  Pick up a bag of ice on the way to school and leave in a cooler in the teacher’s lounge.  Thanks for your help!

Before & After : Teachers’ Lounge Makeover!

2015-5-mckinley-17Wow! What a wonderful space for staff and teachers. Check out the Before & After pics below.

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Thanks again to all the wonderful volunteers and sponsors! Learn more about the project here.