Through our PTA we balance fundraising with community events.  Some of the events are Mckinley community only and some reach out to the wider neighborhood community.  The PTA has a number of committees that work year round to promote community building events.

You, Me, We and Us

You, me, we and us is OUR PTA. We are all working hard to help McKinley students get access to wonderful Arts and Science enrichments as well as fantastic supplemental educational opportunities in our Class Size Reduction teacher and Literacy Resource Specialist. Check out this presentation to see how you, me, we and us make it all happen!

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, Karen Cheng Meiselman at

The first PTA (Parent Teacher Association) meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, September 5th. The entire community is welcome to attend.

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. Please RSVP for childcare at so we can ensure appropriate staffing!

For more information, email

PTA Officers for 2019-20 School Year

  • Wendy Zachary, President
  • Brynne Duty, Executive Vice President
  • Cheryl Power, Treasurer
  • Glenn Solomon-Hill, Financial Secretary
  • Brice Gosnell, Vice President of Fundraising
  • Liz Brown, Vice President of Communications
  • Alan Bayer, Secretary
  • [TBD], Parliamentarian
  • Karen Cheng Meiselman, PTA Membership Chair


The following committees are part of the PTA: Mosaic, Recruitment, Hospitality, Garden, Building, Communications and Technology, Science and Arts.

This presentation describes the role of each committee and provides contact details so that you can get involved.

PTA Committees (Keynote file—Mac/iDevices only)
PTA Committees (PowerPoint)
PTA Committees (PDF)