Parent/Teacher Association

Students' hands using an alphabet puzzle activity

As a dedicated group of families, we are committed to offering support to staff and students in a variety of ways to ensure that our children have opportunities within the school and community. We offer community-building events, classroom programs, school-wide assemblies, and financial support for teachers’ continuing education. At our monthly meetings, we come together to plan and implement our vision and goals.

In recent years, we’ve sponsored the fall dance, zoo outreach, silent auction, afterschool enrichment programs, free book giveaways to each student, field trips, Chromebooks for all students in 2nd grade – 5th grade, and Promethean smartboards for all grades, kindergarten – 5th.

PTA runs treasured school events and activities!

  • The McKinley-Thatcher school auction is a vital part of our annual fundraising efforts. Past money raised has updated our library, provided technology upgrades, subsidized afterschool enrichment programs, provided Denver Zoo classroom programs, and supported many other things that cannot be funded through the school budget alone.
  • Historically, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) was a federally funded book distribution program. The McKinley-Thatcher PTA continues this tradition by offering two RIF distributions annually. Each student receives a free book of their choice to take home!
  • Visit our annual Scholastic book fairs to buy low-cost books for your child with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the school library. Book fairs take place twice a year — a full-price fair autumn and a buy one, get one free (BOGO) fair in spring.

Get Involved!

Ongoing Fundraisers

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our PTA!

How do I set McKinley’s PTA as my charitable organization on AmazonSmile?

Click here to set McKinley-Thatcher PTA as your charitable organization. You may need to log in to your existing Amazon.com account. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. Each time you shop, start from smile.amazon.com for the same products and prices!

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. If you have Amazon Prime, you can still use it with AmazonSmile.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops are now virtual — scan your Box Tops to support our school! Visit Box Tops for Education for more information.

Restaurant Nights

Our PTA organizes regular restaurant night fundraisers for our school. Restaurant Nights are a great way to support McKinley and our neighborhood businesses at the same time! Collaborating restaurants donate a percentage of their profits from each scheduled Restaurant Night back to our PTA.

Please check our school calendar for upcoming nights!

2022-2023 PTA Officers

  • Shannon Carson, President
  • Nick Elio, Vice President
  • Liz Smith, Secretary
  • Sam Cox, Treasurer

Meetings & Minutes

Our PTA generally meets on the second Thursday of each month after morning drop-off. Exact times and meeting format (virtual or in-person) vary, so please check our school calendar for the most current information.

  • Check back in September for our PTA’s 2022-2023 meeting minutes!