Posts tagged “PTC

McKinley Events 5/23 – 5/29

Spring Open House 2017

There are many events happening at McKinley this week. Check it out!

Tuesday, 5/23 at 10:00am – Joint Use Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, 5/23 at 6:30pm – 4th and 5th grade Spring Concert in auditorium

Wednesday, 5/24 at 6:15pm – PTC Meeting in teacher’s lounge

Thursday, 5/25  – Food trucks outside the gates of the school before Spring Open House. Choose food from Organic, Sun & Sea, SnoCal Shaved Ice and Lil’ Miss Shortcakes

Thursday, 5/25 at 5:30 – Spring Open House, 5th Grade Exhibition (6:00 – 7:00pm) in auditorium, and Book Fair in library (4:30 – 6:30pm)

5/26 and 5/29, Friday and Monday – School CLOSED for Memorial Day weekend

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.

McKinley PTC Meeting – Wednesday, 4/12


Our PTC Meeting is April 12 at 6:15pm in the library.

Come and hear the latest news and information on upcoming McKinley events! Childcare (with pizza) will be provided in the cafeteria.

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!

Valentine Grams for Sale 2/8 – 2/10


Send your child a Valentine Gram for just $1. Your child can also send grams to friends at school. Each gram is sent with a Tootsie Pop and will be delivered to classrooms on Valentine’s Day, 2/14.

When: Purchase on 2/8, 2/9 and 2/10 before and after school
Where: Outside the school gates, at PrimeTime desk, (and confirming at Character Builders)
How much: $1 per gram

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!

Support McKinley While Shopping on Amazon


If you shop on, there is a way to divert a portion of your purchase as a charitable contribution to the McKinley School Foundation. The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to McKinley.

Signing up is easy! Logon to before shopping. Designate the McKinley School Foundation of San Diego as your charitable organization (you can change your selection anytime). Then shop as you would on


McKinley Dine-Out Night 10/20

Present the attached flyer at Grand Ole BBQ y Asado and/or Coronado Spice & Tea  (electronic flyer accepted at Coronado Spice & Tea) on Thursday, 10/20, beginning at 12:00pm. 

McKinley Elementary will receive 20% of the proceeds from Grand Ole BBQ and 15% from Coronado Spice & Tea.

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.


Come Hungry to Back to School Night

Back to School Night is Thursday, 9/29!
5:00pmOrganic and Sun & Sea food trucks will be in the front parking lot selling dinner options. Also, SnoCal Ice will be parked on Redwood St.

5:30pm – The 5th graders will be offering Root Beer Floats at the lunch tables (donations accepted) for their first fundraiser of the year.


McKinley PTC Meeting this Wednesday, 9/21 6:15 PM


Come hear the latest and greatest happenings at McKinley by attending the PTC Meeting Wednesday, September 21 at 6:15 pm in the Library/Media Center.

Childcare with pizza will be provided in the auditorium.

Parent Survey Follow-Up

A word from our PTC President, Betsey Z:

sunThanks to all who completed our survey. We appreciate your input and feedback. Deb Ganderton and I will be working on a few solutions and follow-up to some of the comments we received. Be on the lookout for updates when the new school year starts.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!


Parent Survey Follow-Up

IMG_7072Thanks to all who completed the survey we sent out in June. We appreciate your input and feedback. Deb Ganderton and I will be working on a few solutions and follow-up to some of the comments we received. Be on the lookout for updates when the new school year starts.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!


PTC President

We Want Your Feedback!

We’ve made it to the end of the year! Let us know what worked, what could be better! Three (3) short questions! We’d really appreciate 3 minutes of your time to give us feedback.



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!


PTC Meeting Wednesday

Join us for a PTC Meeting Wednesday, March 23, at 6:15 in the library. Childcare will be available in the cafeteria. Get filled in on the latest PTC news!

Parent Teacher Club is just grand!


McKinley Car Magnets Are In!

IMG_7312Check out our latest and greatest swag! Purchase your car* magnets at the table out front before and after school next week. Only $5!

* Not just for cars anymore!

PTC Updates from the 1/27 Meeting (updated)

What? You couldn’t make the meeting?  There was a lot of information, but we can still share it with you. How much did SoNo raise after all? What’s the deal with the joint-use park? What IS morning running club? Find out what you missed! Sorry, we couldn’t save you any swanky PTC swag!

-6Please review the PTC Minutes.

If you have any questions, would like additional information, or are interested in volunteering for any of the positions listed, please contact

Next Wednesday PTC Meeting!

keep-calm-and-ptc-on-1Parent Teacher Club (PTC) Meeting

Wednesday, January 27 @ 6:15 pm in the Library @ McKinley Elementary

Exciting things are happening at McKinley! Hear updates from:The Beautification Committee, our New Art Program, SoNo Fest, Variety Show, ASE, Ms. Pat’s Reading Club, and much more!

Bonus: Free McKinley Giveaways

Childcare provided in the auditorium.


PTC Meeting Tuesday Night!

cropped-screenshot-2014-09-01-19-07-37.pngParent Teacher Club MEETING!  Tuesday, November 17 at 6:15 in the media center.  Hope to see you there!

Childcare provided by PrimeTime and free pizza for the kids will be available.