Spring Gala


What is the Spring Gala?

The 7th Annual Spring Gala is an amazing night for McKinley families, friends and the North Park Community to raise funds for McKinley Elementary. This year’s theme is “Disco Fever!” Wear your craziest Disco/70’s outfit, and prepare to have fun and raise money for this amazing school!

See our Facebook page for updates: Spring Gala

When is it?

Saturday, April 29th from 6pm to 10:30pm

Where is it?

Queen Bee

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

How much is admission and what does it include?

Admission is $45 per person at the door.

Starting April 16th, ticket prices will increase to $40. Tickets will be available the night of the event for $45. So buy them early! The price of admission includes one drink ticket, food, gambling, $100 worth of gambling money, DJ music, and silent auction.

What will we do there?

Drink, Dance, Eat, Bid, Gamble! Or just hang outCasinoKnights and socialize with McKinley friends and teachers. We have hired Casino Knights to provide gambling for the evening. In addition, there will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and our signature cocktail.

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Want to know what’s available to bid on? Visit Bidding Owl to preview Teacher Experiences and Classroom Art Projects before going!

What will we do with the money that is raised?

All profits will go straight to McKinley!   We will use the money raised to fund our art, music, garden, IB and technology programs.

Will there be music?

Yes, a DJ! So come prepared to boogie!

Can anyone come?

Yes!  As long as they are 21 and up, bring your family, friends and neighbors!

I need someone to watch the kids!

No worries! North Park Community Preschool is having a Parents Nights Out event from 5:30 – 11:00, $40/child and $30/sibling. Dinner and snacks will be provided. There is max of 30 kids, so contact Kaylie Kirby to reserve your spot!

What if I want to make a donation, or know someone with a business or just volunteer?

We are still looking for donations! Both monetary to underwrite the event, or items for the silent auction are welcome.  Please contact the Gala Committee for more Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.cominformation. We’d also love more volunteers to help us with the event! You can signup here: