McKinley Elementary School

What's Happening —

Elementary School Planning for 2021

Stay up-to-date on the latest developments

We’ve created a new page to keep you informed of McKinley’s involvement in the proposed elementary school changes for 2021.

SHARE YOUR INPUT by Nov. 24! Please complete the survey that APS has published to gather community input on the two proposals.

Wednesday Burritos for McKinley!

If you're planning this week's dinner menu, we've got Wednesday, Nov 13 covered! Come out to the Chipotle in Seven Corners between 4-8 p.m., and 33% of your purchase will come back to McKinley. 

You will need to order in the store and show them this flyer on your phone or in print: McKinley Chipotle Flyer

Have suggestions for future fundraisers? Contact Colleen Fredricks

Register Now for Odyssey of the Mind!

Become a part of a creative problem-solving community

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and world level.

Download the 2019/20 Program Details and Registration Form

Need Inspiration?

Read this article about an all-girls engineering team from Glebe Elementary that competed at the GLOBAL level in 2018!

View photos from previous McKinley Odyssey teams!

Looking for a Few More Room Parents!

Updated 11/12/19: We have a few vacancies in the Room Parent roster and are looking for interested candidates. (Note that we usually assign two people to each classroom, so you would not be taking this on by yourself!) If you’re interested or if you have questions, please contact Janine Spiro at

  • Saulka - 1 opening
  • Parnell - 1 opening
  • Weiss - 1 opening
  • Mapp - 1 opening
  • Spellman - 1 opening
  • Glenn - 1 opening

Want to Help Preserve McKinley’s Grounds?

This summer I received a question from a parent who remembers that in years past (before the McK building renovation), a group of family volunteers met periodically on weekends to clean up and beautify the school grounds. If there’s interest in reviving this initiative, we’ll need one or two parents willing to spearhead the effort.

Contact Mary ( if you’re interested.

Enrichment Co-Chair Needed

We’re on the hunt for someone to co-chair After-School Enrichment this school year. If you’d like to help arrange this array of amazing after-school experiences for McK students, we could use your help!

It involves promoting the registrations window for each of the three sessions; picking the enrichment classes that will be offered each session; and serving as a point person for Baroody, the company that manages most of the enrichment logistics.

Please contact Mary ( if you’re interested.

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Submit your Box Tops to support the McKinley PTA!

The classroom with the most Box Tops in the fall and spring will be rewarded with a special activity!

Learn more, and join the competition!

What We Did Last Year —


Donated to AFAC through the Food Bus

$30,000+ IN GRANTS

Gifted to McKinley staff for training, supplies, field trips and more

3,000 Books

Purchased at the Book Fair, including 60 for the McKinley library


Offered to students, from robotics and coding to yoga, cooking, and more

12,000 TICKETS

Traded in for carnival games, activities, and food at the Fun Fair


Participated in the arts thru Reflections and the Educational Theater Co.

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