• Our Read-a-Thon is right around the corner!

    It will run from 3/2/20-3/9/20.


    Update:  Thank you all for your support of this year's Read-a-Thon!!  It was a huge success!  The students blew away the goal we set for minutes read.  We also raised over $6,000 which gets us a good start towards raising the funds needed to put a cover over the play structure.  All the students who earned prizes for the Read-a-Thon will receive their prizes once we are back at school and the conditions are such that we are allowed to have the prize parties.


    This year we are looking to raise funds to complete projects to improve the playground.  We are looking into the possibility of installing a cover over the play structure so students can play on it rain or shine.  We also want to create a “buddy bench”, put mats under the swings and slides to control the mud, add murals, and purchase additional recess equipment.   

    Students will track the minutes they read at home and their teachers will track the minutes they read in school.  There will be several prizes for reading accomplishments including for the class who reads the most minutes during the Read-a-Thon. 

    Any student raising any donations of $1 or more will receive a small prize and be entered into the raffle for a spot on the video game truck.  For every $20 in donations raised, students will earn one spin on a prize wheel with various prizes.  Any student who raises $75 or more will get to choose a gift card; and any student who raises $125 or more in donations will automatically earn a spot on the video game truck.

    Donations may be made in cash, check (payable to McKinney PTO), or through PayPal (pay to 

    All money is due by the end of the day March 13th.  The prize wheel spins and prize parties will take place the week of March 16-20th.

    Please email us at if you have any questions.  Thanks for your support of McKinney!


Playground Improvements