Thursday Update

It's hard to believe another school year is nearing its end. We would like to thank all of the volunteers that have helped at PTO events - there are a few more to go. Please see signups below. The summer is a great time to fill out the clearance paperwork and get your badges. 

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). 

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 and approving a proposed budget for next year.   Please join us in the McKinley Library at 7pm.  We will be updating the meeting's agenda to show that Dr. Fecher, our Superintendent, will be at the meeting to discuss facility use.

McKinley Garden

Final school weeks in the garden

We have four upcoming times to assist with the garden (volunteer sign-ups permitting) - 3 final Thursday recesses with the kids, and 1 work day this coming Friday with high school students. 

As of right now, we do NOT have enough volunteers to open the garden for recess this Thursday. Ms. DiMaria's class is scheduled to visit. If we do not get enough volunteers by tomorrow evening, the garden will not be open & this K class will not have another opportunity to visit.    

Volunteers are also needed Friday - it will involve weeding, mulching, distributing wood chips on walkways, filling the "digging hole", and general clean up. Please note if you are a 6th grade parent (or 5th grade helping parent!) this Friday is an excellent time to assist with getting the garden ready for the graduation reception. You DON'T need a badge to help on Friday, as the elementary students will NOT be in the garden this day.   

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.


Please note the online directory may not be avaible for use for part of the summer.  MySchoolAnyWhere has merged with another site and will be converting to a new site/app over the summer. Please contact 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:  

Michele Cooper