November 2020

McKenny Elementary Hawk Talk

November 2020

McKenny Hawks Are Kind, Safe, Respectful and Responsible


November Up-Coming Events

1 – Daylight Savings

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

6- Homework Packet Distribution @4:00 to 6:00

10- Virtual PTO Meeting @6:30

11 – No School/Veteran’s Day

13 – All School Assembly @Noon

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

20- Homework Packet Distribution @4:00 to 6:00

25-27 – No School/Thanksgiving Break


Daylight Saving Time Ends

Fall back 1 hour on Sunday, November 1st.


No School

No school on Wednesday, November 11th to honor Veterans Day and also on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 25th, 26th and 27th for Thanksgiving Break.


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 Friday from 4pm – 6pm.           

November:  3, 6, 17, 20

December:  1, 4, 15, 18


Library Book Distribution Dates

Mrs. Hooper will be out in front of McKenny every Tuesday from noon – 4pm and every Friday from 4pm – 6pm 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 –


We welcome you to become a member of the McKenny PTO!  Membership is FREE!! We ask you to fill out the attached Membership and Directory Form. Your FREE membership to the PTO comes with a school directory (which is useful for setting up birthday parties or play dates) as well as voting rights!! Your membership can help inform how the PTO spends the funds it raises for the benefit of McKenny Elementary. 



~ Attend a monthly meeting! The McKenny PTO meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held via Zoom. Next Meeting is 11/10 at 630pm.

~ By signing up to Join the PTO for free, you’ll get emailed the meeting information in advance. 

~ Follow us on Facebook “McKenny Hawks PTO”.

~ Visit our Website:

~ Read the monthly “Hawk Talk” newsletters!

~ Email us at [email protected]


Online Pumpkin Carving* Contest

Please see attached flyer for details! We are hosting a pumpkin carving/decorating/drawing contest online via our Facebook page, our website and through email.  Everyone can participate including older siblings and family members. We are asking that you take a photo of your carved, decorated, sketched or painting of a pumpkin and send it to us on Facebook Messenger or at [email protected]. We will post photo albums on Facebook of your pumpkins (so be sure just send a photo of your pumpkin if you won’t want your image of your kids/others on Facebook).  Official voting will start on October 30th and last through November 2nd through a survey link that will be emailed to you as well as posted online.  Prizes will be awarded by grade level the following week.  Questions, please contact us through our pto email address above.


Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

McKenny PTO is organizing a scavenger hunt on Saturday, October 31st.  Several families will have large clues posted in their yards/front windows.  Those driving by car can begin at 4:30pm and end by 5:30pm. Walkers can also start as early as 4:30pm.

If your family would like to be a stop on the Scavenger Hunt, please contact Kamy at [email protected] to be included on our map by 10/28.  The map will be sent home to everyone via email on 10/29.

Families participating in the Hunt will be encouraged to snap photos of themselves along the way and share with us via Facebook Messenger or [email protected] if interested! Those that complete the Hunt and solve the puzzle will receive a small goodie courtesy of McKenny PTO!


 Sunshine Fund

For many of us this has been a difficult, challenging and uncertain time.  For some of us it has been a time of true economic hardship, with reductions in income or increased costs of living.  The McKenny PTO has created a Sunshine Fund to help financially support and tangibly meet needs within our school community.

If you are needing assistance during this time (help with groceries, rent, utilities, supplies, etc.) please 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 AND see details at the bottom of this form.  There are a variety of ways to donate.

Although it is a very scary and sad time for many, we are encouraged by the stories of resilience, hope and togetherness. It is our hope that if you have a need, you will reach out and allow the McKenny community to help lighten your load.  Together we will make it through this.

*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.

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.


Your McKenny PTO


WA State CFD

WA State Employees/Retirees Combined Fund Drive (CFD).  Are you  current or retired state employee?  Do you know about Washington State's Combined Fund Drive giving program?  McKenny Elementary PTO is now a registered charity for the CFD.  Our charity code is 1482538.  You can sign-up at