December 2020

McKenny Elementary Hawk Talk

December 2020

McKenny Hawks Are Kind, Safe, Respectful and Responsible


December Up-Coming Events

1 – Read-A-Thon Continues

1 – Homework Packet Distribution @12:00 to 4:00

3 - Homework Packet Distribution @3:00 to 5:00

8 - Virtual PTO Meeting @6:30

14-17 – Spirit Week

15 - Homework Packet Distribution @12:00 to 4:00

17 - Homework Packet Distribution @3:00 to 5:00

17 – Read-A-Thon Ends

18 – All School Assembly @Noon

19 – Jan 3 Winter Break NO SCHOOL


Winter Break

No school December 19th through January 3rd.  School resumes on Monday, January 4th

Spirit Week


Monday – Mittens, Hats and Scarves

Tuesday – Happy Hair

Wednesday – Sports

Thursday – Favorite Book Character

Friday – Festive Sweater

Please email pictures of your students for the Friday assembly dressed in their best spirit wear! Britney [email protected].  Pictures need to be submitted by Friday at 9:00am to be included. 


Homework Packet Distribution Dates

Below are the dates for the Tuesday Friday Homework Packet Distribution.  It will be every other Tuesday from noon – 4pm and every other Thursday from 3pm – 5pm.           

December:  1, 3, 15, 17


Library Book Distribution Dates

Mrs. Hooper will be out in front of McKenny every Tuesday from noon – 4pm and every Thursday from 3pm – 5pm checking books in and out.  If you have any questions about this process, email [email protected].


Attendance Matters!

Students need to log in to the portal daily and go to the daily student attendance check in. Students must log out daily as well.  Please do not leave the portal open or your attendance will not be recorded. 


PTO Website –

Remember to “Celebrate Reading” between now and December 12th. Please check out our website for all the details and forms here:

FunDrive is a fantastic fundraiser McKenny participates in a few times a year. Our first event this year will be on Jan 9th. We will collect gently used items at McKenny from 10-1230 and then with the help of a few volunteers with large vehicles - we will caravan to Lacey Value Village to make our donation. Our school earns more funds for soft goods like clothing. Check out the details here:

Start cleaning out your clutter now, but save it for 1/9/21, please!


A message regarding Holiday assistance


Hello McKenny Community,

We are aware that the Holiday Season may present financial burdens for some of our McKenny families.  We wanted to remind you that if you are needing assistance during this time (help with groceries, rent, utilities, supplies, etc.) you can fill out this short request form and we will get back to you promptly.

Additionally, if you would like to help directly support families within our own McKenny community, please fill out this short donation form.  There are a variety of ways to donate.  For those wishing to donate electronically, please view our Sunshine Fund information on the PTO website at  Cash, check, or gift card donations can be turned in to the office in an envelope marked PTO Sunshine Fund.  Checks should be made out to McKenny PTO, with Sunshine Fund marked in the memo line.  All funds directly support McKenny families.

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Holiday Season.


Your McKenny PTO

*The value of your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The McKenny PTO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization number 91-1614116.