Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary
Attendance Line: 651-480-7391
Main Office: 651-480-7390
Health Office: 651-480-7395
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7423
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888
DATES TO REMEMBER
4 - 4th Grade Instrument Fair, 6-8pm @HHS
7 - 3rd and 4th Grade Music Concert @9:30am OR 2pm
10 - New Parent Pick-up Procedure Begins
14 - NO SCHOOL (Elementary Workshop / Staff Development)
17 - NO SCHOOL (President's Day)
18 - Box Top Tuesday
18 - PTC Meeting @ 6:30pm (childcare provided)
4-5 - Evening Conferences, Scholastic Book Fair, & Art Show
6 - NO SCHOOL - Morning Conferences, Scholastic Book Fair, & Art Show
13 - McAuliffe Sledding Day (tentative - weather permitting)
16-20 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
NEW PARENT PICK UP PROCEDURE
Students getting picked up at the end of the day will remain in the building and gather in our Media Center.
Parents will need to park in the parking lot or in the Drop-off lane (not the Thru Lane-this has to remain open), and enter the building through our main entrance (Door #1) as the 3:25 P.M. dismissal bell rings. If your mobile phone says 3:25, it’s time to come in.
You will go straight to the Media Center (watch out for our cute Kindergarten students as you enter the media center). Students will walk to the media center vs. walking outside to wait on the sidewalk. Once you and your children have united, please exit out the main entrance (Door #1). To help increase safety for all of our students, parents will need to wait for their child(ren) in the Media Center. Do not walk down to their classroom.
Students will be organized by grade levels at tables with kindergarten students seated up front.
Here are a few of the concerns that are being addressed by this new process.
❏ Students will be accompanied by their driver as they walk through the parking lot.
❏ Surveillance video will help verify who picked up students.
❏ Students will be less exposed to weather related concerns while waiting.
Third and Fourth graders as well as the McAuliffe Eagle Choir will perform a formal concert in the McAuliffe gym. To accommodate all families and friends, we will perform twice. The date and times are as follows:
Friday, February 7th:
Every year the students at McAuliffe prepare a performance for family and friends as a part of their music class. Students in Grades K, 1, and 2 prepare an informance. An informance is a bit less formal than a concert. It demonstrates their performance abilities while also sharing parts of the music curriculum. Informances are held in the music room.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, April 22:
11:25-11:55: Mrs. Whitehill
11:55-12:20: Ms. Ellson
1:10-1:35: Ms. Brandt
1:35-2:05: Mrs. Jonely
2:05-2:30: Ms. Barry
2:30-3:00: Mrs. Fischer
Thursday, April 23:
11:25-11:55: Ms. Zabel
11:55-12:20: Mrs. McNamara
1:10-1:35: Mrs. Schulte
1:35-2:05: Mrs. Hanson
2:05-2:30: Ms. Bronk
2:30-3:00: Mrs. Hunt
**Mrs. Elthon, Ms. Paulson, and Mrs. Erickson's classes split for specialists. Please contact these teachers for informance times.
Check out the McAuliffe Book Fair homepage! Create and share wish lists, view book trailers, and download the app to view reading levels, book info, and recommendations. Visit the Book Fair in the Media Center during conferences!
McAULIFFE GEO BEE
For weeks our Geography Bee students were studying and learning more about our country and the world's geography.
A recent geography test determined that Jack D., McAuliffe; does know her facts about geography as she became the winner of the bee that took place in school on January 17th. Also to be recognized is second place winner Brianna O. and third place Grace R. Parents, grandparents and siblings were invited to watch student's hard work pay off in the final competition. Jack recently took an online test to see if he qualifies for the state level.
For the past eleven years, the fourth grade students of Hastings Elementary schools have participated in the Geo-Bee Club. The culmination of the three months of studying and discussion is a geography bee, sponsored by National Geographic.
McAuliffe teacher, Jodi Glazier, said that participation in each school's Geo-Bee Club is by invitation only and depends on a number of indicators such as test scores and interest in current events; enjoyment of looking at maps, atlases and globes; and showing interest in government and different cultures.
In Geo Bee, the students do a variety of activities to grow in their knowledge of our country and world. Each school's Geo-Bee Club meets after school for enrichment purposes. The kids are excited to have this opportunity to learn and grow beyond their normal school day.
2020-21 CLASSROOM PLACEMENTS
Kindergarten registration is now open. You may find enrollment forms here.
MY CHILD IS GOING HOME FROM SCHOOL WITH A FRIEND, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
BIRTHDAY TREAT REMINDER
We love making your child’s birthday day special in their classroom! Our Wellness Policy encourages only healthy snacks be sent to school. Non-food item (pencils, stickers, erasers, etc.) are also encouraged as well as donations to the classroom such as educational games or books.
Thank you for your cooperation!
KIDS CAMPUS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING
KIDS CAMPUS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING
If the Hastings Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather conditions * the Kids’ Campus Program will also be closed. Tuition credit will not be given for closings due to inclement weather.
*Cold Closure Exception: If school is closed due to extreme cold weather, children who were pre-registered for Cold Closure Days can attend our McAuliffe site. Hours are 6:30am to 6:00pm.
If school is delayed two hours in opening, Kids’ Campus will be open at the regular time (6:30am) or as soon as staff can safely get to the school site.
If school closes two hours early, the Kids’ Campus sites will close two hours early (4:00pm). Parents will be called by Kids’ Campus staff to pick up their child by 4:00 pm or authorize someone else to pick up by that time.
Please listen to the radio and TV for school closing announcements, check the school district website (www.hastings.k12.mn.us) or sign up for the district text messaging service to receive the most up-to-date information.