May 2023


McKenny Hawks Are Kind, Safe, Respectful and Responsible

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May Up-Coming Events:

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • 3 - Walk N Roll
  • 8-12 - Teacher Appreciation Week 
  • 9 - 3rd Grade to Watershed Park 
  • 9 - PTO Meeting  6:30 p.m. at McKenny Library
  • 11 - 2nd Grade to Nisqually Wildlife Refuge
  • 11 - School Board Meeting  6:30 p.m. at Knox Bldg 
  • 15-17 - 5th Grade to CISPUS
  • 19 - 3rd Grade to Port Blakely
  • 20 - Running Club Race Day
  • 25 - Kindergarten to Thurston County Food Bank 5-6:30 p.m.
  • 25 - School Board Meeting  6:30 p.m. at Knox Bldg 
  • 26 - Snow Make Up Day - Regular School Day
  • 29 - Memorial Day - No School
  • 31 - 3rd Grade to Burfoot Park

June Up-Coming Events:

LGBTQ+ Month

  • 1 - 5th Grade to WMS
  • 7 - Walk N Roll
  • 8 - Cultural Celebration Night 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • 8 - School Board Meeting  6:30 p.m. at Knox Bldg 
  • 9 - Half Day - Dismissal at 11:35 a.m.
  • 13 - PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. at McKenny Library
  • 19 - Juneteenth - No School
  • 20 - 5th Grade Celebration 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. at LBA Park
  • 21 - Field Day
  • 22 - Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:35 a.m.

Field Day

Field day is June 21st! A list of station sign-ups will be coming mid May. Save the date to   volunteer for this event!


Running Club

Running Club Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-4:30.  The Capital City Kids Run will be May 20th at 4pm.  It is FREE and any family can register.  Even if kids haven't been to running club they can still sign up to join us for the race!  Register by May 19th:


Walk N Roll - May 3rd

Our school hosts a Walk N Roll event one day each month.  These are optional days that students can bike or walk to and from school, and once they arrive, can receive special prizes! Please wear helmets when riding, and make sure students are crossing roads safely.  Walking or biking to school is not only amazing for your health, but it is also helpful to the environment! 


News from the PTO


PTO Meeting:

PTO Meeting: Tuesday, May 9th - 6:30 pm to 8 pm, McKenny Library
Join us to hear an update from Principal Michael Havens. We will also be voting on the new board for the 2023-2024 school year and sharing updates about our final events for the year, including Carnival. Come to vote, ask questions, and share your thoughts. We hope to see you there! Can't make it in person? Join us via Zoom, go to


Meeting ID: 845 5844 7348
Passcode: 262785


Teacher Appreciation Week: May 8th-12th

We are looking to provide our teachers with some special treats during Teacher Appreciation Week this year. If you would like to help out, please use the Sign Up Genius link: If you have any questions or want to arrange a different drop-off please contact Becky Conn at [email protected] or 360-561-2245. Thank you for your consideration at this time!


The Wizard of Oz

Performances: Friday, May 12th at 7pm & Saturday, May 13th at 2pm
Tickets are $5 each and available at
We need a few more volunteers to make this event possible. We are currently in need of a couple more people to volunteer to help with ticketing and concessions. Sign up here. (Scroll toward the bottom to see these volunteer opportunities.)


Spring Carnival: Game On! May 20th 5:30-8:00

Our Spring Carnival is coming up on May 20th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. We're looking forward to our annual carnival with games, food and fun! We can only pull this off with help from our community. If you can dedicate 1 hour to helping during the event, it will make a huge difference! Sign up to volunteer at: 23 volunteer


Pre-order your punch cards and raffle tickets NOW! Ordering is now live at Save time the night of the event by pre-ordering now. Pre-orders will be filled the week of carnival and sent home with your student. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available to purchase by punch card. Games also use punch cards. Raffle tickets will be used for a chance to win a themed basket! Questions about Carnival? Email [email protected]

Want more information about the PTO?
Be sure to follow us on social media!
Instagram: @mckennyhawkspto
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Principal's Corner


Teacher Appreciation Week


Annually, at the beginning of May, we celebrate our McKenny teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. This year it is May 8-12. 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.



Cultural Kaleidoscope June 8, 2023

Our planning team has been working hard to plan a wonderful event to celebrate all of our families and the cultures that make up our phenomenal school community. It is not too late to participate! Here is a quote from a yellow flier that was sent home last Friday. 

During this event, each grade level will be performing a song or two led by our incredible music teacher Ms. Matthews. Therefore, since you will already be attending to see the performances, please consider participating in another way and help to make our event as amazing as possible.

The flier includes a QR code to see pictures from past cultural celebrations to help generate ideas. Please look for this flier and return the participation interest section if you would like. And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a wonderful day.

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)