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thank you for an outstanding year mcknight!

Another school year is in the books at McKnight Elementary!! For many it seemed to be a fast year and for others it was probably slow,but regardless, it was a fantastic year!! We want to take a moment to thank the volunteers, staff and community!

For the second part of the year, we would like to thank the following committees: Art/Curriculum Preparation, Basket Night, Dr. Seuss Day, Family Fun Bingo, Family Picnic, Father/Daughter Dance, Field Day, Fifth Grade Picnic, McKnight's Got Talent, Mother/Son X Games, Sarris Fundraiser, Science Night, Summer Bridge Workbooks, TAG, and Yearbook.

We would also like to thank the McKnight Staff. From calling Bingo to moving baskets, from helping with the Talent Show, to offering your own "Gift of Time", from helping students to helping parents, you do it all with a smile on your face and kindness in your heart. Thank you because there is no school like McKnight thanks to you!

Thank you MCK community for coming together to make all events special! It would not happen without the helping hands pitching in and supporting PFA activities/events. The PFA will be able to continue offering these opportunities to the students and staff of McKnight because of your generosity!

We wish you all a fabulous summer!

MCK Family picnic - help needed

We need desserts to make the Cake Walk* happen! We are also looking for volunteers to help, before, during, and after the event. If you can help donate desserts or time, please sign up!

Volunteer and Cake Walk Donation Sign Up

come join the fun - everyone is invited

The McKnight Family Picnic will be Monday, June 3rd from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at North Park Lodge located on North Ridge Road. Please join all your friends and their families for a fun night of inflatables, dancing, face painting, snacks, the Cake Walk* and more!

Save yourself from getting a ticket by parking on the side of the road and not in the grass!

*Numbered squares are laid out on the floor. Students walk around until the music stops. A number is pulled and whoever is standing on the number gets to pick a dessert. Several rounds are played for each grade level.

picnic orders

To round out the night you can preorder pizza through today, May 30th at Family-Events/ .

field day details

Field Day is less than a week away and we are so excited! Please take a moment to read through the PDF linked below for all the important info. Psst... Even if you are a Field Day veteran, please take a moment to read. Construction has resulted in some changes to our typical Field Day schedule.

Field Day Flyer

education partnership $1 sunglasses day

The last Education Partnership Day for this year will be held on Monday, June 3rd. Bring $1 to benefit the Education Partnership and wear your sunglasses. Thank you for all of your help this year in making this project a success!

Education Partnership Flyer

lost and found items

The Lost and Found racks and bins are overflowing! Please take a moment to check your closets. Is your student missing something from their wardrobe? With the warm weather now upon us, your student may have left a coat or other item at McKnight and not even realize it. You have until June 6th to claim any items that may belong to you. When Summer Break arrives, all remaining items in the Lost & Found will be donated. (Labeling any articles of outerwear with your student's name helps to control item loss.)

free pirates tickets for mcknight families - request by 5/31

Please don't forget! The deadline to request your family's free Pirates tickets is tomorrow, May 31st. Details can be found in the PDF linked below, but here is a quick summary:

  • McKnight was again the top fundraising school in western Pennsylvania for the HOP for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As a thank you, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society along with the Pittsburgh Pirates are offering our families complimentary tickets to a home Pirates game on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:05 PM.
  • To receive your tickets, you must fill out the Google Form linked in the attached PDF by tomorrow, Friday, May 31st at 11:59 PM.
  • Expect tickets to come home with students next week.

The 18th of June will be a great night at PNC Park as we gather to cheer on our beloved Pirates and celebrate McKnight’s gift of giving back. We hope to see you there!

Pirates Tickets Flyer

summer bridge workbooks and more

Time to order your student's Summer Bridge Workbook. Please to purchase workbooks and other valuable summer learning tools. Use school code "MCK" to get your discount and free shipping right to your door! Every order also benefits the PFA. Questions? Contact Stef McLaughlin:

Summer Bridge Flyer

looking ahead dates

For those of you who like to plan ahead, here are some dates for next school year:

Aug 22 - K & 1st Curriculum Night

Aug 27 - First Day of School

Aug 29 - Ice Cream Social

Sep 4 - 2nd & 3rd Curriculum Night

Sep 5 - 4th & 5th Curriculum Night

Sep 11 - PFA Meeting

marker recycling - crayola colorcycle program

McKnight is partnering up with Crayola to reduce the amount of plastic in our landfills. We are going to be collecting dead markers (of any brand, highlighters and dry erase too!) and sending them to Crayola for re-purposing. There was a double-sided flyer sent home with your child that has more information and can also be decorated and glued onto a tissue box to serve as your at-home collection bin. We will be installing a large collection box in the McKnight lobby before the end of this year. We encourage you to collect your markers all summer and drop them off in the Fall. The big box in the lobby will have a running tally of how many markers get collected and sent away. We are excited to participate in this wonderful program and hope you are too! For more info on Crayola ColorCycle and the company's ColorCycle program and it's Green Initiatives, go to: and

ColorCycle Flyer

Important dates

Jun 3 - McK Family Picnic @ North Park Lodge (5:00-8:00pm)

Jun 5 - Field Day

Jun 5 - Fifth Grade Picnic