Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary

November 2019

About Us

Main Line: 651-480-7390

Attendance Line: 651-480-7391
Health Office (Nurse): 651-480-7395
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7423
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888

Thank you for attending fall conferences. We appreciate getting to know our parents and your help in collaborating a learning plan to help our students be successful.



3 - Daylight Savings Time

5 - Election Day - Remember to Vote! (Find election info HERE)

6 - Picture Retakes

15 - Family Movie Night (See below for more info)

18 - NO SCHOOL - change in calendar - Staff Development

19 - PTC Meeting @6:30pm - childcare provided

27- NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workshop

28 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

29 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break


McAuliffe's first Read-A-Thon raised $5,000! Thank you McAuliffe students and families! Your donations will go towards extras at McAuliffe that would not be possible without fundraising, such as end of year carnival, movie nights, field trips, assemblies, and other enrichment experiences.

Thanks again,

The McAuliffe Parent Teacher Connection (PTC)


Click here to volunteer for Movie Night!


What: Toy Story 4

When: Friday, November 15th

Doors open at 6pm, Movie begins at 6:30pm.

Where: McAuliffe Gymnasium

**Please note this is a parent supervised event.

All proceeds from movie night will help fund the 1st Grade spring field trip. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Click on the "PTC Volunteer Sign Up" button above to sign up to volunteer.

Concessions will be open selling pizza by the slice ($2), bottled water ($.50), Powerade ($1), candy ($.50), and popcorn ($.50).


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 23:

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 24:

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.

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: Grade 3 & 4 Concert

9:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m.


It is important that you have accurate phone numbers on file for your student with the school district. Although we are using a calling system to contact families in case of inclement weather, the district will still continue to post school delays or closings in the following ways:

Official school closing announcements will be made on Hastings KDWA Radio 1460, WCCO-Channel 4, KSTP-Channel 5, KMSP-Channel 9 and KARE-Channel 11 television and Hastings Public School Website.

Please visit our webpage for directions at: www.hastings.k12.mn.us


Our district will also be taking advantage of "e-Learning days". The elementary schools will be using the Seesaw app for these days. If you are not yet connected to your child's Seesaw account, please contact their classroom teacher. For more information on e-Learning click HERE


The grace period for free and reduced lunches is now over. If you have not applied for free or reduced lunch benefits you will now be charged for school lunches/breakfasts. You still may apply for free or reduced school lunches by clicking on the button below and complete the required application.


In December, the elementary schools will be participating in the 10 Days of Giving. Watch for more information to come home in Friday folders.


As the weather begins to cool, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for playing outside. Students spend twenty minutes outside for recess.

When the temperatures start to dip into the 40’s and 50’s, we do require students to wear a light jacket or sweatshirt outside. When winter arrives, winter clothing including hats and mittens/gloves will be required.


Just a reminder that if your child is having a birthday party and would like to invite their friends from school, we are not able to give out names, phone numbers or addresses of the students. While we know it is exciting for children to have a birthday party and invite their school friends, we ask that you do not send invitations to school as it can cause hurt feelings for those students who did not get invited to the party.


The district has adopted a wellness policy. We are still celebrating student birthdays; we are just not doing so with birthday treats. We ask that students not bring any treats in honor of their birthday.

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Before and After School Care


If the Hastings Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather conditions, the Kids Campus Program will also be closed. If school is delayed two hours in opening, Kids Campus will be open at the regular time (6:30 am).

If school closes two hours early, then Kids Campus sites will close two hours early

(4:00 pm). Parents will be called and notified by Kids Campus staff to pick up their child.

Please pick up your child by 4:00 pm or authorize someone else to pick up your child by that time. Please listen to the radio and TV for school closing announcements.

Breakfast and Lunch Prices

Breakfast Prices

Full Pay Meal Prices:
Kindergartners FREE
Grades 1-4: $1.30

Reduce Pay Meal Price:
All grade levels: FREE

Adult Meal Price:
All grade levels: $1.80

Extra Milk or Milk Only $0.50

Lunch Prices

Full Pay Meal Prices:
Grades K-4: $2.70

Reduce Pay Meal Price:
All grade levels: FREE

Adult Meal Price:
All grade levels: $3.80

Extra Milk or Milk Only $0.50

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Community Education Recreational Opportunities for Kids

TO REGISTER: Call 651-480-7670 or register online at www.HastingsCommunityEd.com.

See newsletter below for more information.