October 2021

McKenny Elementary Hawk Talk

October 2021

McKenny Hawks Are Kind, Safe, Respectful and Responsible


October Up-Coming Events

1-2 – Photographer Fundraiser

4- Skyward Family Access Opens for Conference Scheduling

8 – No School

12- PTO Meeting @6:30

13 – Mod Pizza Fundraiser

20 – Hawk Hangouts at LBA @2:00 K/1

21 – Hawk Hangouts at LBA @2:50 2/3

24 – Read-A-Thon Fundraiser Kick Off

26-29 - Conference Week/Dismissal 11:35

29 – Trunk or Treat (Fall Social)


Daylight Saving Time Ends

Fall back 1 hour on Sunday, November 7th.


Halloween is upon us! Please do not send your student to school in a Halloween costume. We will call and ask you to pick them up or bring a change of clothing if they arrive in a costume.

No School

No School Friday, October 8th for a teacher in service day.  No school on Monday, November 11th to honor Veterans Day and also on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 24th, 25th and 26th for Thanksgiving Break.

Attendance Matters!

Research shows that consistent, on-time attendance in elementary school creates a lifelong pattern of punctuality and investment all throughout a student's school career and later for on the job. As a parent or guardian, please do everything you can to be certain your student(s) arrives on time and ready-to-learn each day. The best arrival time each morning is between 8:15 and 8:30 (There is no supervision before 8:15.) 

Sending Money to School

Make sure the check or envelope is clearly marked with your child’s name, teacher’s name, amount (if cash) and indicate what the money is for (field trip, lunch, etc.) so that we can direct the check or cash to the correct person. Please send the exact amount. The office does not have petty cash to make change.

Planned Absence Request Form

Remember, if you are going on vacation or on a trip, please complete a Planned Absence Request form. These forms are available in the office or call us and we will send one home with your student. 



PTO Website – www.mckennypto.org

We're getting ready to send out our PTO member directory, if you'd like to be included please join PTO here: https://forms.gle/6q12PZ6LTz1VVGEG8

This is great way to get connected to families in your student's class.


Stay connected with the PTO - find us on Facebook as McKenny Hawks PTO.



PTO Family Photo Fundraiser

Janice Houghton Photography (and McKenny parent!)

Friday October 1st and Saturday Oct 2nd

5 pm to 6:30pm

Pioneer Park - 5801 Henderson Blvd SE

Sign up for a 5 min time slot to receive 1-2 edited images

$25 minimum donation, Janice is donating all funds to the PTO!



MOD Pizza Fundraiser

Wednesday Oct 13th 10:30 am to 10 pm

5128 Yelm Hwy SE, Lacey

Eat at MOD Pizza on Yelm Hwy and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to McKenny PTO! Make sure to tell them you're with McKenny or show them the flyer at the register when you order. If you order online, use coupon code GR195370M to give McKenny credit. https://www.groupraise.com/events/195370


Hawk Hangouts

Wednesday Oct. 20th at 2 pm - Kindergarten and 1st grade

Thursday Oct. 21st at 2:50pm - 2nd and 3rd grades

Meet at the LBA playground to connect with McKenny families. All grades are welcome any day, including siblings. Students must be with a parent or adult.

If you're interested in welcoming families at a hangout please sign up to volunteer here:




Starts Oct. 24th

Look for details coming home soon about Read-A-Thon!


McKenny Trunk-or-Treat

Friday Oct. 29th - 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Due to social distancing requirements we will be splitting attendance times by last name.

A-L 6 pm to 6:45 pm

M-Z 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm

Trunk-or-treat, photo op, and more!

Would you and your vehicle like to dress up and host a trunk? Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948acaa2fa46-mckenny

Questions? Contact Vanessa at [email protected]