Thursday Update

We have several events in need of volunteers. We can't provide these fun events for our students without your help. The Spring Fair may have to be canceled without enough help.  

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the McKinley Talent Show! We are proud of your performances and appreciate your hard work. Thank you to those who donated to the teachers luncheon. We appreciate your support.

Sixth Grade Events

If you have questions for the 6th Grade Committee regarding the upcoming events, please contact Alicia Brennan ( or 267-210-8246) or Lisa Edmonds ( or 610-307-2259). 

Class Trip - Thursday, May 16

Soccer Tournament - Thursday, May 23

Closing Ceremony & Reception - Friday, June 14

Class Picnic - Monday,  June 17

Traditionally, 5th grade parents help at the 6th grade closing ceremony and reception. Please sign uip using links below if you are able to help.

Spring Fair - Friday, May 17 - Volunteers Needed ASAP

We need volunteers to help at this event! Without enough volunteers, certain parts of the fair, like the inflatables, will have to be shut down early.   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:  

If the weather does not cooperate, the rain date will be Friday, May 31.

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.

The McKinley Garden - 5 More Days to Visit with Students

There are only 5 more Thursdays of recess to visit the garden with the students - please come join in! We've been tasting radishes & mint; weeding; planting garlic, strawberries and peas; and (prior to all the rain!) enjoying springtime in the garden. There can never be too many volunteers to help with the kids. No gardening experience necessary!! 

Contact Meghan at or 202.361.6302 with questions.

Plant sale forms are due by May 23.

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found bin, located in the Main Lobby, is filled with lost clothing and items.  Please find some time to look through the bin.  Any items left in the bin after Friday, May 24th will be donated to a local organization.

McKinley Streamside Spruce Up

This Saturday, May 18, the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership is having the monthly clean-up at McKinley from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  Please see the attached flyer for RSVP information.  Please note that this event is sponsored by the TTF Watershed.  If children participate, parents must remain with them.

Yearbooks for Sale

Please send in the form below (use link to access) if you would like to order a yearbook. The cost is $20 for the first yearbook and $15 for any additional copy. 

KKids Carnival - Monday, May 20

Please see the attached flyers for information on purchasing game, tickets for the KKIDS Carnival during recess on May 20th and volunteering at the event.  This is a tradition at McKinley and the students have a great time.

Barnes and Noble Book Fair - Wednesday, May 22

Save the Date! Our next Barnes & Noble Book Fair will be held at the Willow Grove store on Wednesday, May 22 from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. We'll be featuring a book raffle, scavenger hunt, art show, McKinley Dragon Frappuccino, and more! If you can't make it Barnes & Noble on the night of the book fair, stay tuned for details on how you can support McKinley with an online purchase. Hope to see you there!

Thank A Teacher!

Are you looking for a special way to thank your child's teacher for a great year at McKinley? Consider donating a book to our school library! Books are selected by our librarian, Miss Strohecker.  A commemorative bookplate will be placed in each book noting the staff member and family making the donation, and the books will be added to the McKinley Library as a lasting remembrance. They will also be featured in a special book display in the library. To donate a book in honor of a teacher or staff member, please complete the attached form and return it to the library by Friday, May 17th. Thank you. 

Fox Chase Gymnastics

Please see the attached flyer regarding the summer program at Fox Chase Gymnastics.

Home for Our Troops Magnets

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


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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