Movie Fun Night-Dec 5

Movie Fun Night is just around the corner – Friday, December 5 starting at 6:30pm with a showing of Rio 2 (G). All current McKenzie students are invited to attend a showing of Rio 2 in the auditorium. more >>

Indoor Recess: Sign up Today!

Help Make Indoor Recess More Active and Fun! If this winter is anything like last year, let’s give our children an option beyond watching movies. We need volunteersmore >>

Share the Joy

Share the Joy

Share the Joy (Gift Drive) has begun! We will be hosting a Holiday Shop for Carman-Buckner Parents. Help us fill the shop!
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Share the Feast

Share the Feast (Grocery Gift Card Drive) is here and it is easier than ever to contribute!!! more >>


2014 Carman-Buckner Holiday Sharing Drives

Did you know that 80-90% of the children at our sister school, Carman-Buckner, in Waukegan are classified as low-income? Help make the holidays brighter for these children in need. more >>


Charging for Cheetahs

Do you purchase groceries? Do you buy gifts? Do you go out to eat? Of course you do! So why not fundraise for our school while you’re already shopping? Be part of the Charging for Cheetahs program and our school benefits with a rebate on every one of your purchases. Learn more and sign up today!

Junior Great Books

Junior Great Books: Enroll Today!

Do you want your child to experience the enjoyment of reading and discussing literature in an engaging yet relaxed environment? Enroll in Junior Great Books today! more >>


Variety Show Information Meeting: Dec 4

Are you curious about the Variety Show? Perhaps you are not interested in performing, but can offer other talents to make the show happen. Please join us at the McKenzie Auditorium December 4th at 7 pm to learn all about the show. more >>

Variety Show 2015: Volunteers Wanted

Looking for Volunteers for the Variety Show! We need you and your skills to put on a fabulous show. more >>


Discounted Yearbook Price Extended!

The discounted price for yearbook purchases has been extended!  Get it out of the way now — buy your yearbook today!  Yearbooks cost $20 until December 10. After that, the price will go up to $24.  You can order directly through Jostens.

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After School Programs: Winter session

Registration for After School Programs for Winter Session begins on December 16th at 9:00am. more >>


Nominating Committee 2014-15

The Nominating Committee, which is charged with recommending the 2015-16 slate of Executive Board Officers, will be elected at the December 2014 General PTA Board Meeting. The Nominating Committee will include 7 PTA Members, 1 of who must represent the PTA General Board (either an Executive Officer or Committee Chairperson).more >>


A Message from Friends of Traffic Safety

A Message from “Friends of Traffic Safety” on rules during Pick-Up and Drop-Off

First of all, thank you to the weather for mostly cooperating up to this point and providing good walking weather to school. This is always the best way to get to school when it comes to driving since you leave your car at home and reduce the amount of traffic. That being said, if you must drive, let’s talk about a few reminders.

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Fourth Grader Photos Wanted!!

Share great photos of 4th graders for the Fourth Grade Farewell!more >>

Mentors for New Families

The Welcoming Committee is looking for mentors for our many new McKenzie families with kids starting in 1st -4th grade in the fall.

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PTA Committee Chair Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for your PTA!  Volunteering ensures these programs continue for the 2014-15 school year. The following positions are available.