Thursday Update

The countdown begins! We've had another great school year and look forward to the end of year activities. Yearbooks are still available. Form attached below. Congratulations to the students who performed at the Spring Concert. Nice Job! 

Please see below for information on our last PTO meeting this year.

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 revised 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.

McKinley Garden

Garden recess Thursdays and summer Wednesdays

The final two recess Thursdays for the garden are here, sign ups below. Help can still be used to supervise the kids or distribute mulch/wood chips.

The garden is typically open Wednesday evenings in the summer, weather permitting, for maintenance and to enjoy the space, or pick any fruits/vegetables that are growing. If you would like to receive information about opening of the garden over the summer, please email to be added to the list. 

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. 

Scarecrow Night Co-Chairs Needed for Next Fall

We have already begun planning for next year's activities. If anyone is interested in taking over McKinley's wonderful Scarecrow Night, please email We are looking for 2 co-chairs to share in the planning. 

Skating Party Co-Chair Needed

Our current chair, Kelly Moore, is looking for someone to join her for next year's skating parties to take over this event the following year. It requires very little time, but you do have to be at the events. Please email

Bulletin Board Needs New Coordinator

If you are interested in maintaining the front Bulletin Board for the next school year, please email

5th Annual Celebration of Life - Shane's Future Days

Shane's Future Days, is hosting their 5th annual Celebration of Life event on June 15, 2019 from 1pm-6pm at VE Club in Warminster, PA. There will be a soccer friendly starting at noon to kick off the event.
The event is free to children under 18 and adults are $35 before 6/14 and $40 at the door. Price includes: picnic food, drinks, music, inflatables, face painting, snowcones and more. They will have raffles and silent auction items, as well as guest speakers from CHOP and The Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute.(Please see attached flyer for more details).

Shane’s Future Days is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to raise awareness, research funds and assist families currently battling alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma and other high risk childhood cancers. All the proceeds will benefit high risk childhood cancer research and CHOP's cancer center.The Metzgar Family lost their 19 month old son in March 2015 to an rare pediatric cancer. If there had been newer, targeted treatments, Shane would have been a Kindergartener at McKinley. Please see the links below.

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