updated 6/01/2020




fill out the pcs placement audit by thursday 6/4 to select your preferred schooling option for 2020-21!

Watch this video by PCS Superintendent Callahan to understand what the district is planning for the next school year (subtitles in Spanish available).


Fill out the Student Placement Audit 2020-2021 by Thursday 6/4! so that the district can make a plan to accommodate the needs of our students and families for the 2020-2021 school year.



Be on the lookout for school-specific information provided by mid-July for traditional calendars.

Now more than ever, make sure that you receive McKinley and PCS District communications!

now more than ever, make sure that you receive mckinley and pcs district communications!

Don’t rely on Facebook or newsletters! You may end up missing something important. Take 5 minutes now and set up your Aeries contact information properly so you receive crucial district and school communication for the next school year during the summer.

Remember that you must update your contact information under the “contacts” section for each one of your students in order to receive communications related to that student.

If you are not sure how to do this, check out this tutorial we made for you.


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what to expect from your pta during the summer months

Keep connected: Make sure to subscribe to the PTA mailing listPTA Facebook page, McKinley School Community Facebook closed group and your grade level closed group to stay up to date.


Summer meetups: Unfortunately, McKinley PTA will not be able to have a June summer meetup due to restrictions in place. We want our McKinley families safe and do not want to put anyone at risk.

We will keep a July summer meetup open if restrictions are lifted.


Next school year update: We will send out an email this July regarding all the information that you’ll need to get you up to speed before school starts. Make sure to subscribe to the PTA mailing list


New website and family communication platform: we will have a new website and a new platform to keep in touch with all parents! Keep an eye out this summer to sign up for the new platform.



Want to contact us?: Please feel free to reach out to your new PTA president and co-president, Chris Lum & Ashley Fitting at mckptapres@gmail.com if you have any questions.

McKinley 5 Minute Film Festival winners got interviewed. Check out their plans for the future!

mckinley 5 minute film festival winners got interviewed. check out their plans for the future!

We have been working hard to schedule interviews with all the McKinley 5 Minute Film Festival winners in the last few weeks and here is the final product. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what these young celebrities have to say! Film Festival Interview with directors.


Interviews for K-3rd grade

If you missed your chance and did not get a yearbook...

if you missed your chance and did not get a yearbook...

We are spoiling you! The extra copies that were ordered are sold out now but you can still get one by ordering it online in the company’s site ($25+shipping).


Garden Summer Care

garden summer care


Would you like to tend to our wonderful garden during the summer months? Read the “job description” and sign up here.

Help us win the Petaluma People Choice Awards!

help us win the petaluma people choice awards!

Deadline extended! You still have time to help McKinley/PACS win the Petaluma People’s Choice Award!

The deadline has been extended. So make sure you vote and select McKinley for Business: Best Public School and PACS for Business: Best Charter School! Don't forget to be sure that you confirm your vote in the email you will receive or your vote will not be counted.

Voting is open until Thursday, June 11. Vote here!

The Copperfield’s Online Book Fair Event is still open!

the copperfield’s online book fair event is still open!

Enjoy some books this summer, support a local business and give back to McKinley all at once!


Purchase books through copperfair.com between 5/20 and 6/20 and 10% of your order will be given as a donation to McKinley! See flyer.


free school meals: last week of service and holiday on monday

Due to the holiday during the last week of school, there will not be meal distribution on Monday, May 25th. Instead, PCS meal distribution will happen on Tuesday, May 26th, and Thursday, May 28th.

May 28th will be the final day of grab and go meal distribution for the 2019-20 school year. You can find information on other resources available to you on the PCS meal distribution page.

Did you hear? The Mustang Social was a huge success! Thank you!

did you hear? the mustang social was a huge success! thank you!

The PTA had budgeted a net fundraising goal of $23,000 and we raised over $25,000!

Thank you families, teachers, and community members for supporting us!


Remember that there are still a few tickets left for sale for two buy-in parties (Oktoberfest and Mystery Mission) and our wine pull.

California Budget: Bad news for schools

california budget: bad news for schools

PTA parent advocacy needed now.

Despite efforts by Governor Newsom to minimize cuts to education and children's services, the revised May California budget proposal leaves schools and other programs facing significant cuts.

The largest cut to K-12 funding is a 10 percent reduction to the Local Control Funding Formula ($6.5 billion in 2020-21).

The pandemic has overwhelmed the state's capacity to adequately support the education, health, and welfare of California's children.

Act now. Read on to know how you can make a change.

PTA purchases coming to campus

pta purchases coming to campus

The PTA has received a partial grant from Raley’s to purchase 2 water filling stations (pending District installation). We thank you Julie Petersen for writing the grant.

Mrs. Larson would like to purchase portable handwashing stations to place around campus and the PTA approved funding for 3 stations to be purchased over the summer.


help a mckinley family in need with mckinley cares

Help a McKinley Family in need with McKinley Cares

Remember you can help a McKinley Family through McKinley Cares.

If you wish to donate a gift card to our McKinley Cares fund for families in need in our community, we are requesting Safeway E-giftcards at this time. They can be bought online and emailed directly to Mrs. Larson so she can print and distribute. Our McKinley families will be forever thankful for your generosity.



 amazon smile is now accessible in the amazon shopping app.

The moment you have been waiting for is here. You can now earn money for McKinley as you use your Amazon Shopping App. All you have to do is follow these easy directions to update and configure your app and make sure you set “Mckinley/PACS PTA Petaluma” as your designated charity.




Get your spirit wear at our online store!

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McKinley PTA is proud to announce the launch of our new Teespring Spirit Wear store! Choose from several logo designs and put them on a variety of products with color options! T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, beach towels, tank tops, tote bags, pillows, iPhone cases… The selection is almost endless! Check it out and put in your orders!


Be part of the McKinley community!



Support McKinley while you shop


Connect with the school community



Contact Us

Contact the PTA Presidents at mckptapres@gmail.com

Have an event or news you'd like us to share? Email our communications team.

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The focus of McKinley PTA is to provide experiential learning for all McKinley students. Learn more about the PTA's mission. Membership is $10.00 per person.


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