Thursday Update

The 6th Grade Soccer Tournament has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 28 due to impending weather.

We have had a busy week! Thank you to all the volunteers who stepped up and helped at Field Day, the Spring Fair and the KKIDS Carnival.  Our students really enjoy these annual events. It's hard to believe but the end of the school year is 25 days away! We wish everyone a safe holiday weekend.

Sixth Grade Events

If you have questions for the 6th Grade Committee regarding the upcoming events, please contact Alicia Brennan (abrenna5@its.jnj.com or 267-210-8246) or Lisa Edmonds (leeleelord@gmail.com or 610-307-2259). 

Soccer Tournament - RESCHEDULED - Tuesday, May 28

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.

PTO Meeting - Thursday, June 6

Please see the attached agenda for our last meeting of the year. We will be voting for new positions on the Executive Board. Please join us in the McKinley Library at 7pm.

McKinley Garden Needs Help Now Through Summer

There are only four more garden recess days with the students, please see sign-ups below. If you can come out for some time during recess on Thursday to help supervise, it would be a huge help. Each kindergarten class has one more recess scheduled in the garden for the year. 

There is a Friday work day scheduled from 9 am - 2 pm on May 31st, when high school students will also be helping to earn service hours. Activities will include weeding, mulching, cleaning & organizing the shed, watering, and planting. This is also an excellent time for 5th/6th grade parents to work on getting the garden ready for the 6th grade reception. If you can come that Friday, please email mzamborsky@gmail.com with what time you plan to assist. 

Although school closes for the summer, the garden still keeps on growing! We need families to volunteer to be "on call" for watering, in the event that the garden needs to be watered. If you have a week you can volunteer for to water (you choose the time!), please email mzamborsky@gmail.com with the dates you are able to adopt. 

Plant sale forms are due by May 23.

Missed B&N Night? Buy Online!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our Barnes & Noble Book Fair last night! Your support helps to fund new books for our school library. Couldn't make it? You can still support McKinley with an online purchase! Simply visit https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/bookfairs between 5/23 and 5/28 and enter our Book Fair ID # 12539151 when you checkout. Feel free to share this ID # with friends and family as well. Thanks again, and happy reading!

Race for Education Results

Our fundraising total is currently at $14,330.00, but donations can still be accepted up until June 3rd.  Thank you to everyone who contributed. 

Here is the list of our top fundraisers by grade:

KINDERGARTEN - Jason Hull and Ella Klinger

FIRST GRADE -  Shane Mcintyre and GiGi Florea 

SECOND GRADE -. Felicia Weister and Mark Wentz

THIRD GRADE - Cassidy McIntyre and Nicholas Burlingame

FOURTH GRADE - Miles Robinson and Gavin Yeiter

FIFTH GRADE - . Fitzy Devlin and Ava Coching 

SIXTH GRADE -  Gabriela Lehman and Bryson Edmonds

Top three students:
1. Miles Robinson
2. Fitzy Devlin
3. Felicia Weister 

Top three classes and winners of popsicle parties for raising over $1000:
1. Murphy
2. Crumbock 
3. Mc Daniel

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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