Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary

February 2020

About Us

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

February

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 - McAuliffe Online Store Closes

14 - NO SCHOOL (Elementary Workshop / Staff Development)

17 - NO SCHOOL (President's Day)

18 - Box Top Tuesday

18 - PTC Meeting @ 6:30pm (childcare provided)


March

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

Below you will find the updated procedures starting Monday, Feb. 10th. Please see the document below for the full letter emailed home by Mr. Esterby.


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.

MUSIC CONCERT

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:


9:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m.


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.

MCAULIFFE ONLINE SCHOOL STORE

Click here to shop for youth and adult McAuliffe Eagle Apparel.

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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Elementary Conferences are scheduled in the evening on March 4th and 5th. On March 6th, conferences will take place in the morning. Conference sign ups will go live on Friday, February 7th. Please watch your emails for the sign up link.

2020 ART SHOW

See what McAuliffe artists have been creating this year! Select artwork will be on display in the McAuliffe Media Center during spring conferences. Come see examples of student learning!

SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR

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.

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2020-21 CLASSROOM PLACEMENTS

Class placement forms are available in the office if you wish to provide specific input into your child's 2020-21 classroom assignment.
Box Tops New App: Scan for your School
PTC VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

2020-21 KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FORMS

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?

If your child goes home with a friend after school please send a note to their teacher and call the office. If your child intends to ride a bus home with their friend, the bus driver also requires a note. Students will not be allowed to deviate from their regular going home routine without a note giving your permission.

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

Before and After School Care

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.