Thursday Update

Today is the last day to drop off those plastic bags for the challenge the Roots & Shoots Club is participating in! Thanks for your participation.

Sixth Grade Yearbook Messages Due Tomorrow

Please see the flyer below for information on submitting yearbook messages to the 6th Grade Class. 

Ways to Help the McKinley Garden - Plant Sale

If you'd like to support the garden but can't make it out for a Thursday recess, consider ordering plants for your garden from this year's Garden Plant Sale - flyer attached. Other ways to help are by donating plastic pots (4-inch diameter or larger), or let us know if you are having a tree taken down this spring or summer - we'd appreciate the donation of the wood chips. Contact Meghan at for more information. 

Sign up to volunteer for a Thursday recess and come see how beautiful the garden is looking already this spring! 

PTO Meeting Minutes

Please see the minutes from last week's meeting below. There is no May meeting. Our last PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00pm. 

Race for Education Fundraiser

Race For Education is well underway and we need your help to reach our goal.  Your child's teacher would love to have a classroom Chromebook!  There are numerous prizes to be given out and many more random drawings to come (who doesn't want a limited edition Phillies prize).  In order to be eligible please make sure that your child is registered with sponsors.  It is simple and easy to register and share your child's individual link.  Just go to this website:  The current classroom leaders are: Team Murphy $1170, Team Kelly $570, Team Holland $540, Team Livingood $485, and Team Crumbock $455.  The current student leaders are: Fitzy Devlin $510, Miles Robinson $370, Ava Coching $345, Shane McIntyre $220, and Cassidy McIntyre $215.  For the first 5 classes to reach $1000 there will be popsicle parties!

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 Talent Show

Sign-up Genius emails will be sent out soon.  Please volunteer for talent show rehearsals for the following: Sign in, crowd control, or dismissal on April 15, 16, 29 and 30. MUSIC FOR ALL ACTS WAS DUE APRIL 1st - please email Marissa.Capizzi@gmail with music in mp3 format if you still need to turn it in. Please inform all participants in the Talent Show that NO electronic devices are permitted during rehearsals.  Children can ONLY use phones to call parents after rehearsal has ended.  This includes Ipods and headphones.  Devices must be stored in backpacks off stage.  Please pack an extra snack for your child on rehearsal days.  Please ensure you know which dates your child has signed up for to rehearse at McKinley.  All acts must rehearse 2 out of the 4 days at McKinley.  Thank you - Marissa Capizzi, Director, 2019 McKinley

Field Day Volunteers

McKinley needs field day helpers to help give out water and hand out popsicles at Field Day on May 17. All volunteers must have district clearances. If you are interested in helping, please sign up by clicking on the link below.

Spring Fair Volunteers Needed

Please use the attached link to signup for a 45 minute shift at the Spring Fair on May 17. The earliest shifts start at 3:45pm and the Fair ends at 7:30pm.

Home for Our Troops Magnets

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

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.


Online access to the directory is available through the MySchoolAnywhere app available for IOS and Android devices. Please contact 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  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 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:  

Michele Cooper