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2022 Winter Parties!
Winter Classroom Parties will be held in children's homeroom classrooms on Friday, December 23rd! We are looking for three family/guardian volunteers to help coordinate fun and games for each classroom's activities!
If you’ve already had the opportunity to volunteer in-class this year, we do ask that you consider waiting 24 hours before signing up to give other parents an opportunity to volunteer as well.
Sign up on our site here, under the "Winter Party Parent Coordinators" section. Each homeroom is listed.
McKnight Holiday Project
Each year, the amazing staff here at at McKnight Elementary raises money to help support students and families that are experiencing financial hardship during the holiday season.
All donations are used to purchase gifts for our families in need. Families in need of support are kept 100% anonymous. If you are interested in receiving some assistance, please reach out to our counselors - Mrs. W and Mrs. Biro.
Mrs. W: email@example.com
Mrs. Biro: firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Gingerbread House Competition
All McKnight families are invited to join in the fun!
Build your best family gingerbread house and bring it to school on Monday, December 12th! Houses will be displayed all week in the art hallway, and raffle tickets will be available for purchase for $1 to vote on your favorites.
All proceeds go towards holiday gifts for those staying at Children’s Hospital during the holiday season!
McKnight Day at Fun Slides!
Wednesday, December 28th will be McKnight Day at Fun Slides Carpet Skate-Park. Our students (and their friends and siblings) will be welcome any time between 12:30pm and 8:00pm for a 2-hour session for just $20!
Half of all ticket sales will go directly to the PFA to help fund student activates like Field Trips, Classroom Parties, After-School Programs and more!
So, support our PFA and let your kiddos burn off some mid-break steam at Fun Slides!! Be sure to let them know you're there for McKnight Elementary!
Yearbook orders are now live! Order yearbooks and shoutout messages here.
Interested in volunteering to help take photos for this school year? Be sure to have your volunteering clearances and signup online via our PFA volunteer open forms here.
Hey Families! In a “typical” year, the McKnight PFA’s expenses are just under $80,000! The PFA fully funds, supports, and/or organizes a variety of different events both in and outside of the classroom including field trips, assemblies, classroom projects, holiday parties, recess equipment, and family events including the Back To School Bash and end of year Family Picnic! The PFA also sponsors or partially funds a variety of other events and programs including the Yearbook, Talent Show, and After School Programs.
Check out the Financials section on the PFA website. You can also access it by clicking "Financials" under the Our PFA/Directory drop down. Visit the page now to view a note from the Treasurer to recap the 2021/2022 school year! (hint: it was an amazing year!)
Each month, the Financials page will be updated to include income/spending over the past month, upcoming events and purchases, and more! On a committee? You'll also find information on how to submit receipts for reimbursement.
And of course, join us for our monthly PFA meetings in the McKnight Library to hear more!
The PFA Volunteer Program is one of the best ways that parents can support the students and staff at our school.
After two very unconventional years, we plan to finally bring back many of the great in-person and on-site events and volunteering opportunities families have been looking forward to!
Feel free to sign up for as many volunteer opportunities as you'd like! We are always in need of helping hands. Please be aware that the number of committees a person can chair may be limited due to increased interest for the new school year.
If you have not done so already, be sure to check our volunteers page to ensure you have all clearances needed to volunteer in-school!
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We're so glad you're here! Stay tuned for our PFA President's 2022-2023 back to school letter!