Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary

January 2020

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



1 - NO SCHOOL - Holiday Break

10 - Family Movie Night (Hosted by 4th Grade)

17 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development

20- NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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

23 - Countdown to Kindergarten

24 - GEO Bee @2pm

28 - Instrument Fair, 5-7pm @HHS


Elementary Conferences are scheduled in the evening on March 4th and 5th. On March 6th, conferences will take place in the morning. Watch for upcoming online conference sign up.

Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities.


Friday, January 10th, 2020

Doors open at 6pm – Movie starts at 6:30pm

Please note this is a parent supervised event.

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).

McAuliffe 4th Graders are helping PTC with Movie Night! All proceeds from Movie Night go towards funding 4th Grade Field trips!

2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 23rd, 2019/ 5:30-7pm (Open House)

LOCATION: School of Attendance (Kennedy, McAuliffe or Pinecrest)

You and your child are invited to visit Kindergarten classrooms, meet Kindergarten teachers, turn in registration/enrollment forms, and tour the school.

If you would like to bring completed kindergarten registration forms, here are a list of forms (there is no need to have all of them ready to participate in the Countdown to Kindergarten event):

1. Student Registration Form

2. Minnesota Language Form

3. Ethnic and Racial Demographic Designation Form

4. Non-household Emergency Contact Form

5. A copy of your child’s birth certificate. Your child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2020.

6. Proof of early childhood screening. If your child was screened in ISD 200, we will have the screening report on file.

7. Verification of Residency - due at the time of registration. For those already living in the district - valid driver’s license, utility bill, etc. and for families moving to the district - lease agreement or home closing paperwork.

8. Student Immunization Form

9: If applicable: Legal documentation of guardianship - if person enrolling the child is not the parent, the district will require legal documentation before the child is enrolled.

10. If applicable: Daycare Transportation Form - this is only for daycare transportation within your attendance area.

Registration/Enrollment forms can be found under the “about us” section from any of the district websites: http://www.hastings.k12.mn.us


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.

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.


Your child's safety is of prime importance to us. There are a few procedure guidelines that help us maintain a secured building and limit the number of distractions to our classrooms. Our building is designed to have a single entry point during the school day. Please keep the following in mind:

  • Always check in at the office whenever you are at school.
  • When delivering things for your child (ex. snow gear), please drop them off at the office. We will deliver articles or call your child down to the office.
  • When picking up your child early from school, please do so by signing them out at the office. The office personnel will contact your child’s teacher to dismiss them and meet you in the office.

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. 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.

Breakfast and Lunch Prices

Click here for a cost breakdown of meals for each month

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.