McKinley's Adult Spelling Bee is a memorable night full of food, drinks and a comedic Spelling Bee that will have your cheecks hurting! With the money you donate to here for the Annual Fund, our 1st grade team will be able to "buy" CHEATS! Yes, CHEATS to win the Spelling Bee trophy and bragging rights! But the real winners, are our KIDS. Here is why we do it...
WHAT IS MCKINLEY ANNUAL FUND? Over the past 10 years state budget cuts have decimated PUSD’s budget, especially in the area of the arts. Because of restriction on the way PTA’s can spend their money, McKinley and many other schools in the PUSD district have started Annual Funds so they are able to raise money to offset the impact of these budget cuts without having to follow the PTA restrictions. (For example, money raised through Annual Fund can work to support the salaries of the music and arts teachers, an expense that is restricted by the PTA bylaws)
“Imagination is more important than Knowledge.” - Albert Einstein
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? · Grade level performances · Our fantastic theater productions, including sets, costumes, and licensing fees · Art consultants for every grade level · Lighting and mics for shows · Portable music instruments for all grade levels · McKinley Creative Director – Ms. Candice Lacy · Theater repairs
WHAT WE HOPE TO ADD · ALL grade level arts integration · After School Clubs · Partnerships with local theaters · Partnerships with Armory Arts · Updated Theater - (Our beautiful Theatre is original to the buildings conception. Therefore, repairs and maintenance are in desperate need.)