updated 12/10/19

Performing Arts

Weekly Rehearsal




grab an e-tag and help fulfill the need of a mckinley/pacs classroom!

Did you forget to stop by the Giving Tree during our Winter Festival? We gathered the needs of each classroom in McKinley/PACS and you can now pick one or more e-tags with a classroom need from home following this link!. All you need to know about the program can be found here. Remember to purchase your gift valued at $25 and return it to the office, with the tag, by 12/17.




Big picturejoin us for december’s pta meeting on wednesday

Remember that PTA monthly meetings are always at 6:30 in the multi, Spanish translation is offered by Ms. Lupe and childcare is offered free of charge at the PPNS (across the parking lot from the PACS classrooms).


This month we will discuss some interesting topics, such as how to allocate part of the Jog-a-Thon funds. Check out the meeting agenda here.


keep up to date with district changes to the school calendar.

The PCS District has approved a new school calendar for the next two years that will include a 1-week Spring break followed by a 1-week of Emergency Closure Makeup Days in which school is not scheduled but could be used to make up for lost days due to Public Safety Power Shutdowns, Bad Air Quality Conditions, Fires or other unforeseen events. The school year will now end in the second week of June. Learn how the new calendar will work and check the calendar for the next two years (this information was emailed out by the PCS district on 11/22. If you did not receive this communication, check this tutorial to learn how to receive future communications).

If you have any questions about the calendar, please contact Human Resources Executive Assistant, Rachelle Buschman. Also note that there will be a PCS District Board meeting on Dec. 10 at 6:00pm at the District Office. All meetings are public and the Board of Education welcomes public input during board meetings. Check this link to learn how to provide input.


congratulations to all the performing arts dreamers!

Congratulations to all the Performing Arts Dreamers!Casting information for last week’s auditions has been sent to families and rehearsals will start this week.

If you did not fill out a registration form yet, please do so as soon as possible. If you have not received an email from the Director with information about your performer, make sure you fill out a registration form providing your contact information. You may also email the Performing Arts Director, Cate Bruce-Low. Find all the information for this year’s show, registration, scholarships, and fees here.


Scholarship requests are due by 12/14/19 and registration payment is due by 1/15/20.


interested in mckinley/maps/pacs for next year? info nights and tour dates are out

Information Nights and Tours for all McKinley programs have been set! Be sure and share with your friends or come check them out for your younger students. Tours start in December! You can find all the important dates here.


order your yearbook at a reduced price now through 12/20!

Order your yearbook at a reduced price now through 12/20!Yearbook orders are now being accepted. Return your order to the office by 12/20 to take advantage of the winter pricing ($20). Prices will go up to $25 after that. Paper orders were sent home in the Red Folders last week.


If you have pictures to contribute, make sure to upload them here.



mckinley cares programMcKinley Cares Program

  • McKinley has started a new program to help McKinley families in need throughout the year. We will be collecting gift cards that will be kept in the office and given to McKinley families who are in need. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Buy a gift card for a grocery store, Target or gas station and bring it to the office for the McKinley Cares program.  



Current donations needed:


The front office is in urgent need of cough drops in any flavor that kids will like. Lots of students with a cold this days! Sandwich size baggies for ice are also greatly appreciated.


Help the Garden Program by providing an item from this list. We are happy to take new or spare items that you are not using anymore. Please leave any items at the office. For more information, contact our Garden Volunteer Coordinator Michael Day Williams. Thank you!


Maker Space needs. Our students cannot create without a way to keep their stuff together! Please consider donating some liquid glue, glue sticks or tape (regular, decorated, duck tape). We also love sequins, beads, stickers, googly eyes, sewing needles… Please check in with Alicia Callejas before donating items not listed. Leave your items in the office clearly labeled for “McKinley Maker Space”. Thank you!


Performing Arts: Gently used dance recital costumes and accessories taking up space in your closets or costumes boxes? We are in need of items child size 6 through adult medium. Please leave your items in the office clearly labeled for “McKinley Performing Arts”. Thank you!

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launching our online spirit wear store!

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!


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Contact the PTA Presidents at mckptapres@gmail.com

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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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