Thursday Update

Don't forget to SPRING FORWARD this weekend! We may lose an hour but we are 13 days away from Spring! Please join us at tonight's PTO meeting at 7:00pm in the McKinley Library. 

PTO Meeting

Please see the attached agenda for tonight's meeting in the McKinley Library and join us if you can. After tonight, there are only 2 more meetings this year.

We are looking for new Board Members for next year. If you are interested in learning more about the positions, please email mckinleypto@gmail.com as soon as possible. If you are considering a position, please join us at tonight's meeting at 7 pm to meet the board.  Nominations for new members of the PTO Board will be made at the April PTO Meeting in preparation for voting at the May PTO Meeting.   

McKinley Talent Show 

Please see the attached forms for information on our upcoming Talent Show for Grades 4 through 6.   Harriet Solomon will be handing out flyers at lunchtime tomorrow, Friday, March 8.

McKinley Spring Fair NEEDS HELP!

The Spring Fair Committee needs 2 people to do the food and prizes for the Spring Fair scheduled for Friday, May 17.   If you are able to take on one of these responsibilities, please email mckinleypto@gmail.com  as soon as possible.

K-Kids - Updated Information Available

Please see the attached flyers for information on the K-Kids clothing drive that runs through April 8.

AEF Present the Harlem Wizards

Tickets are on sale ( https://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/ ) for the Harlem Wizards Family Fun Event on March 30, 2019 sponsored bt the Abington Education Foundation. Come out and see the world famous Harlem Wizards basketball team as they take on our Abington staff for two games - one at 2:00 pm and one at 7:00 pm.    

Race for Education Fundraiser

Please turn in the "Way to Participate" Forms that were sent home. You can go online to the Get Movin' Crew website at  https://www.getmovinfundraising.com/ to enroll your child today and let the donations begin! There is still time to ask for mailers - in the next couple of weeks, students will be filling them out in school.  We havfe more prizes from local professional sports teams to give out to individual students and classes that raise the most money. If everyone raises at least $50 we can exceed our goal.

A sign-up genius link will be posted soon for those volunteers who can help give out water and monitor students on the day of the event. 

McKinley Roller Skating Party - Tuesday, March 19

Please join us at the Roller Skating Party at the Palace Skating Center located at 11586 Roosevelt Blvd in Philadelphia from 2:00pm tp 4:00pm.  The cost is $5 per skater plus $3 skate rentals (to be paid there). This is a CASH ONLY event (closed to the public). There is now an ATM available at this site!  A snack bar is also available. Parents must provide transportation and supervision for their student(s) for this event. 

McKingo - Friday, March 22 

The McKingo Committee is looking for a volunteer with graphic design experience or talent to create a new program for this year's event.  All info for the program will be provided, and the volunteer could work on their own time to get this done.  Please contact colleenknoble@gmail.com if you're able to help! 

One of our most popular events is coming soon! Please see the attached form for information on donating to this fundraiser.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please use the SignUp Genius below. 

Please see the attached flyer for tickets - send in your order soon. This event sells out!

Home for Our Troops Magnets

Please see the attached flyer for information on buying a McKinley-made magnet from our Art Department.

Recycling Contest

Keep those plastic bags coming! Please see the attached flyer for information on a national contest that McKinley is participating in with the Roots & Shoots Club.

Service Logs - 2018-19 Log Available

Please encourage you child to complete the service form throughout the year as they are doing community service in school or the community. The updated 2018-19 Service Log is attached below. Please remember Mrs. Hartzell must have them IN HAND by Friday, April 26th, 2019.

Directory

 Online access to the directory is available through the MySchoolAnywhere app available for IOS and Android devices. Please contact mckinleypto@gmail.com for questions about the directory.

PTO Membership

We accept payment of dues anytime during the school year.  You can pay your dues by check (payable to McKinley Elementary PTO) or cash and send them to school with your child in an envelope marked "PTO DUES". You can pay dues electronically if you have a PayPal account. Visit  paypal.me/mckinleypto  Please enter your dues amount (PLEASE DO NOT CHECK THE BOX that indicates the payment is for "goods or services") and include PTO Membership Dues in the notes section, along with your child's name, grade, and teacher.  

Please visit www.mckinleypto.org anytime. The link to pay dues can also be found here. 

Volunteering with the PTO - Help Always Needed

If you would like to volunteer, please remember all school volunteers must have current clearances and id badge. Please refer to the Abington School District website for information:   https://www.abington.k12.pa.us/information/employment-and-volunteer-certifications/  

Michele Cooper