McKinley's Parent Teacher Association (PTA)


The PTA’s purpose is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Through McKinley’s PTA, we balance fundraising to help supplement our children’s educational experience with events to build our community.  At McKinley, “ALL our children are all OUR children.”  

The money raised by the PTA supplements the school site budget so that McKinley can offer arts enrichment, extra staffing (i.e., class-size reduction teacher in the upper grades, literacy/math specialist, literacy coach, full-time social worker), staff to provide lunchtime & recess support, school supplies, gardening projects, and a number of school-wide events.

Learn more at these links about our PTA's Fundraising, Events, and Committees

Join the PTA

Your PTA membership is incredibly valuable to our kids, our school, and our community.  McKinley families can now pay PTA dues electronically through the Totem link below.  Please click on the button below to make your payment. Dues are $5 per person, plus $1.00 to cover the Totem service charge.

Please be sure to enter each member’s name and the classroom(s) that the member(s) is/are associated with.

As always, donations which will go toward memberships for families who cannot afford dues are welcome and appreciated.  Please be sure to mention if your payment includes an additional donation.

PTA Sign-up (Totem)

Questions? Contact our Membership Chair at

PTA Meetings

PTA meetings are generally held on the second Thursday of the month, starting in September (there is no meeting in December). The entire community is welcome to attend. Check the calendar in Konstella for the exact dates, because there can be variations.

Meetings are preceded by a pot-luck dinner at 5:30pm for parents, students, teachers and staff to socialize. Bring an appetizer, entree, or fruit to share, or come just for the meeting, which starts promptly at 6pm.

Children are welcome—childcare will be provided by ASEP for those over two. 

For more information, email

PTA Officers for 2021-22 School Year

  • Brynne Duty, President
  • Vacant, Executive Vice President
  • Leel Peesapati, Treasurer
  • Matt Hutchinson, Financial Secretary
  • Randi Paul, Vice President of Fundraising
  • Karen Cheng Meiselman, Vice President of Communications
  • Alan Bayer, Secretary
  • Donna Scarlett, Historian
  • Justin Crable, Parliamentarian
  • Davonna Kearney, PTA Membership Chair