McKinley’s Lymphoma Leukemia Society (LLS) “Pennies for Patients” campaign is coming up: Feb 24 – March 6, 2020.

LLS research fundraising involves McKinley Kids in a charitable activity that promotes IB Learner Profile qualities, specifically Caring. This year, in the spirit of charity, McKinley Students will forgo prizes and also donate the end-of-campaign Olive Garden-sponsored party to a local homeless shelter.

Learn more about “LLS Student Series for Elementary Schools

ALL McKinley Families are invited to attend the LLS Student Series school assemblies along with their child(ren).

Monday, February 24, 2020:
TK-2nd: 9:00 am to 9:25 am, Auditorium.
3rd-5th: 9:30 am to 10:00 am, Auditorium.

If you have concerns about your child(ren) attending the LLS Student Series assembly and considering opting-out, please contact your child(ren)’s teacher, the school office and/or our McKinley “Pennies for Patient” Volunteer, Pauline Treviño:


The LLS Student Series “Pennies for Patients” campaign is a science-based, service-learning program and allows students to see the impact they’re making in the lives of others. LLS offers grade-level appropriate STEM Curriculum for teachers and staff to consider as classroom material. At each 25-minute assembly, our LLS Representative will:

  •  Present the LLS P4P program to students with the intent of understanding blood cancers at appropriate age levels.
  • Introduce the 5 members of the Hero Squad: Patients, Teachers, Doctors, Scientists and Students and explain how each plays a big role in helping research and cure cancers.
  • Explain the three main components of our blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets) with the visual aids and a slide show.
  • Inspire students to “Join the Hero Squad!” to make contributions in finding the cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease & myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of blood cancer patients and their families.

McKinley PTC is looking for a few enthusiastic and generous-hearted McKinley Families to volunteer to keep this program running at our school.

Interested? Please contact Pauline Treviño:

Thank You!

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