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PTA Meetings    Membership Drive     fundraising    Website   
Extra Curricular Programs  (Hip Hop, Gardening, Science, Walking, MAP)
Panther Store    Jamba Juice Fridays    Hospitality for PTA Mtgs    PTA Pals   
Marquee    Panther Pa's    Hablemos    External Funds   

Other Events Throughout the Year

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PTA Meetings: Our PTA meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. The meetings start at 6:30 pm, and everyone is welcome.Childcare(and pizza for the kids) is provided free of charge starting at 6pm. Come out and learn about what’s happening at McKinley and be part of the process that helps guide our children’s school experience. We share key information about upcoming events, have snacks, and have a lot of fun!

Membership Drive: Our goal is 100% membership. Our dues increased this year to $7 in order to cover an increase in California State PTA dues. PTA is a voice in the political process which advocates for our children. Anyone can join...friends, community members, grandparents.

Fundraising: All of our programs are made possible through fundraising. Support the PTA through our fall catalog fundraiser, attending our Spring Festival, donating to the Play-a-thon next May, sending in Box Tops, attending dinner nights out, or by attending a performance. We also can accept tax-deductible cash donations. Please let us know if you wish to make a donation or would like to help with fundraising.

Check out! It's updated often with our events and activities. Let us know if there is information you wish was added and/or feel free to provide us updated information about any activities you are involved with at McKinley.

Extra Curricular Programs:

Hip Hop Class: Kids learn fun dance moves in this after-school class. They have a great time, and performed last year at the Variety Show.

Walking Club: Our children walk or run around the field at recess and we keep track of laps walked/run during the year.  They win awards for distance.

Science Club: Older grades get to join in this fun and informative after school enrichment where they will participate in science experiments.

Gardening Club: The American Heart Association has granted McKinley our own teaching Garden, and we have an after-school club for 4th and 5th graders to keep the garden growing. 

M.A.P. (McKinley Arts Project):
 Once a month, we help kids make art at recess! We pick an artist each month to inspire the kids to create their own works of art. It is a fun way to spend an hour once a month to help our children learn about art. We are always looking for recess volunteers to help.

Panther Pa’s:  The Panther Pa’s are a group of dads who work together to help out with events and come up with ways to have more male involvement at McKinley. They work together to staff and produce our extremely fun Dunkin' Days at McK.

Panther Store:  Our Panther Store is set up at various events throughout the year.  We sell T-Shirts, Sweat Shirts, and all kinds of spirit items.  If you would like to help or purchase any of the McKinley items, please let us know!

Jamba Juice Fridays: 
We have a partnership with Jamba Juice to fundraise for McKinley. On every other Friday, Jamba Juice representatives come and serve healthy & delicious smooties at the Elmwood Gate after school. They are sold for $2.00 each, and our PTA keeps 20% to fund our programs.

Hospitality for the PTA meetings:
This job entails getting pizza & drinks for the kids every month. The Hospitality chair also organizes the snacks for the parents who attend by sending around a flyer and reminding those who volunteered to bring food.

PTA Pals:
These are the "Room Parents" for each classroom. They send information from the teachers to the parents and also keep parents informed of the events that the PTA does every month.  

Marquee: Once or twice a month we update the sign out in front of the school with important McKinley dates and information.

External Funds:  There are many no-cost ways to EARN MONEY for McKinley all year long. 

1) Sign up for eScrip and earn money for McKinley every time you shop, (you MUST RENEW every year)
) Shop at through a link on our website, (we get 4-8% of each purchase)

)  My School Is Cool – save your receipts from stores in our Burbank Mall and put them in the receptacle in our office or drop them in McKinley’s locker at the Burbank Mall (between Old Navy and the security office) -

4) Use for your search engine, we get 1cent per search. has hundreds of online stores that give to our PTA

5) Collect Box Tops for Education - send them in with your child or drop them off in the McKinley office.

Extra Curricular Programs:  Our PTA will be sponsoring several after school programs again this year. If you would like to help with any of them or would like more information, click CONTACT at the top of any page and the leader will get back to you.   If you’re interested in coordinating a new extra curricular program, we always like to expand the offerings available to help enrich our students. Just let us know! (Past offerings: Theatre Club, Homework Club, Baseball Club, etc)

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