Between the Lions

A CMHS Publication - May 2016

From the Desk of Kathryn Woodson Barr, McAuley's Head of School...

First and foremost, THANK YOU for your amazing support over the past week as we shared the news of our upcoming name change. Many of us are disappointed about this next step, but I hope that you will join me in the decision to be excited about the new name and bright future ahead of us. Your voice and vision are needed - and valued - more than ever as we all work to Forge our Future. We will be sending you an email and an electronic survey on Friday - asking for your thoughts and suggestions surrounding the renaming of our school. We appreciate all of your help!

And...many thanks to everyone who participated in the Spirit Week Challenge in March and the Mud Season Parent Challenge in April. Over 60% of current families made a donation, which is the largest percentage of participation ever, AND we received the generous $10K parent challenge grant by obtaining 100 new or increased gifts! We encourage those of you who have not yet given to make your Annual Fund gift today. We continue to aim high for 100% parent participation, which shows that families who attend McAuley support the school.

I remain always and forever grateful to each of you and to this tremendous community. The power of the plaid - and its people - can never be diminished!


Kathryn Woodson Barr

Head of School

P.S. Please be sure to read this e-newsletter in its entirety, as it contains important year-end events, dates and times to remember.

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Congratulations to the Top Ten members of the Class of 2016! Featured (l-r) are: Valedictorian Emma Shumadine, Salutatorian Jessica Willerson, Zoe Li (on computer), Trix Li, Megan French, Mai Mangin, Kimanna Nguyen, Chelsea Rairdon (on phone), Danielle Guibord and Hyerin Kim.

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10th Annual Run for Hope 5K!

Saturday, May 14th, 9am

631 Stevens Avenue

Portland, ME

Register here for our annual 5K Run for Hope - in its TENTH YEAR of providing scholarship assistance (nearly $130,000 to date!) to deserving McAuley students! It’s the first year of our Kids 1K Fun Run/Walk (with face painting, too!). There is a raffle for a pair of Red Sox tickets and a silent auction ranging from restaurant and hotel gift certificates to a Beach to Beacon race bib entry and running gear. There’s also great prizes for the top three placing men and women, including gift certificates to great local restaurants and a lottery for two Red Sox tickets. For specific times and event details, click here. For more information, contact Ginger Jones, Director of Advancement, at (207) 797-3802 x2018 or

Save the Dates! June 11 & 12, 2016!

You're invited to attend our "Traditions" Auction Celebration (June 11) and Reunion Mass & Brunch (June 12)! Tickets go on sale soon! Check out event details here.

How can you help?

  • Join us on the planning committee to help make the weekend a success, or help Saturday or Sunday of the event, particularly with set-up, packing and clean-up.

  • Do you own or work for a business that would like to sponsor the Auction, place a program ad honoring our community or donate an item or a service?

  • Do you have season tickets to a professional sports team or event and want to give those tickets to a worthy cause?

  • Do you have a special talent or one-of-a-kind item that you’d like to share?

  • Do you have travel, frequent flyer miles, restaurant, hotel or entertainment opportunities that you can donate?

  • Do you have a friend or family member that would like to donate an item or a service?

Please contact Ginger Jones at ginger.jones@mcauleyhs. org or call 797-3802 x2018 for more information, for sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer.

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