Back to School Checklist-Starts Here!

There is so much to do at the beginning of the school year. We’ve made it easy for you with this handy checklist! We are looking forward to a great year.

  • Join the PTA by completing your verification email from our Directory Chair and gain access to the AtoZ online directory and class lists.
  • Room Parent sign up will begin on Friday, August 21 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Check the School Supplies Lists for each grade, and bring them on the first day of school. If you ordered through SchoolKidz in the spring, your school supplies will be delivered directly to the classroom.
  • Attention 3rd and 4th graders! Register today to be a part of the 2nd Annual McKenzie School Play.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 8 for 11 weeks. The performance will be in mid-November.
  • Registration opens: August 25 at 9:00 a.m. After School Programs available through the Park District. Click here for more information.
  • Stop by the Welcome Back Coffee on Wednesday, August 26 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. on the blacktop. See old friends, meet new ones and volunteer for some of our fantastic committees!
  • Can’t make the coffee? Then please check out all the great volunteer opportunities. The Virtual Volunteer Fair will be available from August 26-September 7.
  • Kindergarten Parents: A scaled-down version of the Welcome Back Coffee will be held near the kindergarten entrance on Thursday, August 27 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Donate a Birthday Book.  Click here to get started.
  • Order McKenzie Spirit Wear. Click here to get started.
  • Looking for an easy way to raise money for the McKenzie PTA? Then enroll in Charging for Cheetahs today and begin using this fantastic electronic scrip program.
  • New to McKenzie or returning parents? Review the Getting to Know McKenzie Guide for helpful information on the school and the PTA.
  • Purchase your yearbook now to receive the early bird price! Click here to get started.
  • Save these upcoming dates: PTA General Board Meeting – Sept. 8; Ice Cream Social – Sept. 13; Book Fair – Sept. 29-Oct. 1; Fall Frenzy – Oct. 16.
  • The complete PTA calendar can be found here.

Any questions? Contact Rebecca Lieber,


Learn about McKenzie’s new program

iGNITE is an initiative led by the McKenzie PTA that is dedicated to finding and bringing students exciting, multi-sensory programs and activities that accelerate a passion and depth for learning.more >>


Virtual Volunteer Fair 2015-16

Welcome to our Virtual Volunteer Fair! This form will be available from August 26th-September 7th for those McKenzie parents who are unable to attend the Opening Day Coffees and Volunteer Fair.more >>


PTA Calendar

For a complete look at the 2015-16 McKenzie PTA events and happenings, please download the McKenzie PTA 2015-16 Calendar.


Ice Cream Social, September 13th

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!!
Please bring the whole family to join old and new friends at the McKenzie PTA’s annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, September 13 from 1 – 3 pm.  more >>


Fall Fashion Show, September 17th

The D39 Educational Foundation will be hosting our Fall Fashion Show “Attire to Inspire” on Thursday, September 17th, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Michigan Shores Club. more >>


Actors Training Center Fall 2015

We are excited to announce that The Actors Training Center will be back at McKenzie this year to help our 3rd and 4th graders create and perform a special production of the THE PIED PIPER. more >>


Room Parents: 2015-16 School year

Room Parent recruitment for the 2015-16 school year is scheduled to begin on August 21st at 9:00 a.m.more >>


Spirit Wear on Sale

Show your McKenzie cheetah pride all year with Spirit Wear! We have a fantastic new selection of bags, t-shirts, hoodies, and pajama pants that can be customized with one of four logo styles. Visit to place your order today! Last day to purchase is September 18.


Yearbook Early Bird Pricing

Order your child’s copy of McKenzie Memories, our full-color yearbook, from Jostens now to take advantage of an early bird discount – only $21 before  Nov 1. more >>


School Supplies

Did you miss the chance to order school supplies online?  Our school’s kit supplier kindly offers an option for those parents who missed the ordering deadline.  more >>


We Want YOU! Get involved in the 2015-16 PTA

Planning for the 2015-16 year is underway. The McKenzie PTA is looking for talented and motivated individuals to fill committee chair roles. The following positions are open and available. more >>