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Volunteer Opportunities


This table will be populated with the volunteer opportunities as events approach.  Scroll down to see a variety of the school events and the time of year they generally occur.  Thank you!


Ability Awareness

& Tolerance Week

Sign up here Friday, 13 Oct. 2017

Ability Awareness & Tolerance Week is dedicated to teaching Burlingame students about people with disabilities and spreading a message of acceptance and tolerance around the district.


McKinley's Ability Awareness and Tolerance Experience Stations

McKinley will host this year's Ability Awareness Experience stations for grades 1 - 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Please sign up to help this very important learning experience for our children.

Harvest Festival Sweet Shoppe Sign up here

Friday, 27 Oct. 


McKinley Harvest Festival Sweet Shoppe needs treats!  Sign up to donate treats to sell at the event.  Please drop off in the cafeteria between 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, 27 Oct. 2017.  Thank you!  Your generosity is appreciated!
Harvest Festival Event Sign up here

Friday, 27 Oct. 6 - 10pm

Saturday, 28 Oct. 4:30 - 9:30 pm

The McKinley Harvest Festival is a 2 night Halloween extravaganza!

Friday, October 27: 6-10 pm

Saturday, October 28: 4:30-9:30 pm


This legendary festival is our largest community building event of the year and attracts families from all over the peninsula!  It truly takes our entire community to pull off!  We ask each family to sign up for at least 4 hours during the set up, the event, and/or clean up.

We appreciate your time and dedication to our school.  Thank you!


Welcome to the McKinley community!  Here at McKinley, we have several school-wide activities and social events throughout the year to support our children's education, the school and our community.  To make these events successful, we need help from our valuable parents. Volunteering can mean many things such as giving your time, assisting with specific event elements or purchasing goods for sale. Our major annual fundraiser, the Halloween Harvest Festival takes the entire McKinley community to pull off. It is such a wonderful event that the entire Burlingame community looks forward to each year.




McKinley Elementary School Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:


McKinley Community Events:

  • Harvest Festival - McKinley's annual school fundraiser, held the 3rd weekend of October

  • Book Fairs - Fall, Spring, and a Spanish fair

  • Multi-Cultural Night - An evening in the Spring to celebrate the various cultures of our community

  • Founder's Day Luncheon - A luncheon in March to celebrate the current and past McKinley community and their service and commitment to the McKinley school

  • Walk-a-thon - A Spring fundraiser for the students to raise money for McKinley

  • Mother/Son Bowling - Typically a Spring event for son and mother or special person

  • Father/Daughter Dance - A Spring event for daughter and father or special person


McKinley School Events:

  • Teacher Appreciation Week - In Spring, provide lunch, treats and other ways to celebrate the teachers and staff

  • Hot Chocolate & PJ Day - In December, before school provide hot chocolate to students

  • Ability Awareness Week - A week for students to experience learning differences

  • Spelling Bee - Help coordinate and facilitate the English and Spanish Spelling Bees

  • Parent Education - Help coordinate opportunities for our parent community to learn about various topics


McKinley School Activities:

  • Library - During lunch recess, assist the librarian to shelve books and check out books to the children

  • Yard Duty - During lunch recess, help staff manage the play yard

  • Garden Club - During lunch recess, assist the children with various garden activities outlined by the Garden PTA Chairs  Contact:


Other McKinley classroom volunteer opportunities include (each teacher will have more information and a sign up for the corresponding need at Back-to-School night):

  • Room Parent

  • Library Helper

  • Computer Helper

  • Garden Liaison

  • Art Assistant - Please sign up with your child's teacher and email to volunteer

  • Field Trip Chaperone

  • Music/Performing Arts

  • Yearbook

  • Activity Center (Grade K only)

  • PE Assistant (Grades K-1 only)

  • Great Books Discussions (Grades 4-5 only)


Dad's Club:  The Dad's Club organizes movie nights and often staffs the food booths at various events.  The club also provides "heavy lifting" for events such as the Harvest Festival.  It is a great opportunity for the dads in the McKinley community to connect… and have a little fun! Contact: 


McKinley BCE (Burlingame Community Education) site committee: Help McKinley do it's part to provide the support needed to make our public school great. Commitment can vary from during and after school hours to assisting from home. Some activities include: Site Team (year round help), BCE room liaison, Pledge Day, Read-a-thon, Dinner Dance & Auction, Phone Banks