May 2022

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McKenny Hawks Are Kind, Safe, Respectful and Responsible


May Up-coming Events:


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • 2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 4 - National Walk and Bike Day
  • 8 - Mother’s Day
  • 12 - School Board Meeting at Knox Bldg or via Zoom 6:30 p.m.
  • 21 - McKenny Carnival 5:30 p.m.
  • 26 - School Board Meeting at Knox Bldg or via Zoom 6:30 p.m.
  • 26 - Kindergarten to Food Bank
  • 27 - Regular School Day
  • 30 - Memorial Day (No School)
June Up-coming Events:
  • 19 - Father’s Day
  • 20 - Juneteenth (Observed) No School
  • 22 - Last Day of School (Half Day)

Field Trips For May:

  • May 3rd: Mrs. Lloyd’s Class to Port Blakely Tree Farm 
  • May 5th: Mrs. Paulsen’s Class to Port Blakely Tree Farm

National Walk and Bike to School Day: May 4th

All students who walk or ride to school earn a prize. We will be chaperoning a “walking school bus” and a group bike ride to school. Both options leave from Ashwood Downs with stops along the way to McKenny. Both groups will have an Olympia Police Department community officer accompanying them. We are supervising the trip to school only, parents are responsible for supervision on the trip home, or for arranging transportation from school in the afternoon.
The walking group leaves Ashwood Downs at 7:40, the biking group leaves at 7:45. A skyward message and a flyer with the map and complete timetable has been sent home.




Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

Do you or someone you know have a child turning 5 years old on or before August 31, 2022? If so, please remember to register online for the 2022-2023 school year. For additional information please visit the Olympia School District website.  


News from Our PTO:


Teacher Appreciation - May 2nd - 6th
Thanks to all of you who have already signed up to donate and help show our amazing teachers that we care. We still have a few needs and would love your support! Follow this link to see how you can help:


Save the Date for our Spring Carnival: Saturday, May 21st 5:30-8:00 PM

This event includes games, prizes, food, raffle/auction baskets and is fun for the whole family. This event only happens with the help of volunteers. Sign up to help so that we can make this event a success! Sign up here: 

Are you interested in helping on the PTO Board next year? It is a great way to be connected, stay informed, and be a part of what is going on at McKenny. Board positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator, and Parent-at-Large. Please email [email protected] if you or someone you know might be interested in a board position or have any questions. We will be voting on the 2022-2023 board at the May 10th meeting.


Our next PTO meeting is coming up May 10th from 6:30-8:00 in the school library. We will have a special visit from Superintendent Patrick Murphy. He will be sharing about the balanced calendar and an equity initiative the district is working on. We will also be discussing Carnival and voting on Board Positions for the 2022-2023 school year. We hope to see you there! 


Our yearbook has been submitted and will be heading our way in June! Order now for $17. (If you choose to pay with a credit card, you will be charged an additional fee for processing.) Pre-order your copy today at


Keep up with us!

Instagram: @mckennyhawkspto




Principal's Corner


Teacher Appreciation Week
Annually, during the first week of May, we celebrate our McKenny teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Every single day, I feel fortunate to work with and collaborate with such an amazing and dedicated group of educators. We truly are blessed at McKenny that our children are guided each day by caring, talented, energetic and creative teachers who challenge, entertain and nurture.

Please join me in honoring and celebrating our McKenny teachers. They are absolutely wonderful and we are so lucky.

Superintendent Visit
OSD Superintendent Patrick Murphy will be in attendance at our next PTO meeting on May 10th at 6:30. We will hold a hybrid meeting in our library with a zoom link provided for remote attendees. Superintendent Murphy will speak and answer questions about a variety of topics including balanced calendar exploration, the district budget, and health and safety. Please consider joining us for this meeting. Other topics include: the upcoming carnival, new playground equipment, and end of year activities.

Panorama Survey
If you have not yet had a chance to take the Panorama Family Survey, regarding your family’s experiences in the Olympia School District, please take a few minutes to respond by clicking on the link below. We value your input and feedback as we seek continual improvement and growth.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Michael Havens


McKenny Elementary School Schedule


Grades K to 5 8:30 a.m.—2:45 p.m. 
AM Preschool 8:30—11:00 a.m. 
PM Preschool 12:15—2:45 p.m. 
Early Release Every Wednesday 1:55 p.m.  (No preschool) 
Half Day Dismissal 11:35 a.m.  (No preschool)