Thursday Update

This is it! The last PTO email of the year! The outgoing PTO would like to thank our wonderful faculty, staff, parents and volunteers for contributing to a special community for our children.  

We wish our outgoing Sixth Graders the best of luck in 7th Grade! The McKinley community will miss you.

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

Sixth Grade Events

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.

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). 

PTO Meeting Minutes

Thank you tho those who attended the last meeting of the year.  The new budget for the 2019-2020 school year was approved and new members were voted on the Executive Board.  Please see the attached minutes for more information.

McKinley Garden

Final week to visit the garden; summer garden Wednesdays

Today is the last day to visit the garden with the kids at recess! If you have a badge, please stop by to see what all the fuss is about. 

Thank you to ALL of the volunteers who help make the garden grow throughout the year. We are lucky to have such a gem of a space, and there are many volunteer hours that go into keeping it that way. We can always use another set of hands - whether it's to garden, supervise or type to get the word out! - so please inquire if you think you can lend a hand to the garden.

The garden is typically open Wednesday evenings in the summer. Please contact Meghan at mzamborsky@gmail.com to be placed on the list for summer garden info. 

The garden would not continue to exist without Jennifer Sherwood and Susan Marsh, so if you see them working in the garden, please thank them for all they do to keep it going!  

Yearbooks Distributed Today - Thursday, June 13

Yearbooks should be sent home today.  If you have questions, please contact our Yearbook Chair, Cara Peters at cara2599@me.com.

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 mckinleypto@gmail.com. We are looking for 2 co-chairs to share in the planning. 

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. 

https://shanesfuturedays.org/celebration-of-life/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HLiSD9oYhXD5uHnZoHeGEYVAKNN6sqkK/view?usp=sharing

Directory

Please note the online directory may not be available 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 mckinleypto@gmail.com for questions about the directory. 

Volunteering with the PTO - Help Always Needed

The summer is a great time to get your 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