McKinley Elementary School

What's Happening —

Looking for a Few More Room Parents!

Updated 10/9/19: 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
  • Peacock - 1 opening
  • Parnell - 1 opening
  • Weiss - 1 opening
  • Mapp - 1 opening
  • Spellman - 1 opening
  • Glenn - 1 opening

Volunteers Needed to Support Conference Day Lunch

The PTA is hosting luncheons both days during parent/teacher conferences (Oct. 24/25). Friday will be a catered meal, but Thursday is a potluck, and we need your help!

Perfect for cooler fall weather, we're excited to have a warm chili bar set up for staff to enjoy. Please review volunteer needs and consider picking up a slot to help support McKinley staff!

Register Now for ETC’s Fall Drama Day

No need to scramble for childcare! Send your kiddo(s) to ETC's Fall Drama Day during the parent/teacher conference holiday on Friday, Oct. 25. This year's theme is “Fall Festival,” and the fee is $60 (extended hours are available). Professional teaching artists will guide students through specialized workshops in drama, movement, music, and the visual arts.

To register, visit the ETC website at

Sharing Your Info With the PTA

By now you have received an email from APS to verify your family’s information in ParentVUE. When you go through the verification process, PLEASE opt-in to share your information with the PTA. Without this, it’s very difficult for us to get class lists to share with Room Parents, etc..

Also, once school starts, be sure to look in the PTA Welcome Packet or in Cardinal Notes for further instructions about how to join the PTA, participate in the online school directory, and support the PTA’s fall check-writing campaign (one of our two major fundraisers).

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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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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