Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary

January 2018

About Us

Attendance Line: 651-480-7391
Main Office: 651-480-7390

Nurse: 651-480-7395
Kids' Campus: 651-480-7423
Hastings Bus Company: 651-437-1888

Many Hastings families had a much brighter holiday season because of the generosity of our families. THANK YOU to everyone who sent non-perishable items to school this December.



1 - No School - New Years Day

2 - No School - Last Day of Holiday Break

12 - PTC Movie Night

15 - No school - Martin Luther King Day

18 - Countdown to Kindergarten

22 - Music Informances

23 - Music Informances

26 - No School - Workshop/Staff Development


Please join us for Family Movie Night featuring The Lego Batman Movie on Friday, January 12th! Doors open at 6pm - Movie starts at 6:30pm. This is as parent supervised event.

Please see the flyer below for concessions info and Domino's pre-order form.


Please Read for Information on Upcoming Events, PTC meetings, and Volunteer Opportunities


Thursday, January 18th, 5:30-7pm

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


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:

Monday, January 22nd Informances

11:10-11:35: Mrs. Erickson

11:35-12:05: Mrs. Schindler

1:10-1:35: Ms. Johnson

1:35-2:05: Mrs. Hanson

2:05-2:30: Mrs. Hunt

2:30-3:00: Ms. Bronk

Tuesday January 23rd Informances

11:10-11:35: Mrs. Fischer

11:35-12:05: Mrs. Whitelhill

1:10-1:35: Mrs. Schulte

1:35-2:05: Mrs. Jonely

2:05-2:30: Mrs. Kost

2:30-3:00: Ms. Barry

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 2: Grade 3 & 4 Concert

9:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m.


Elementary Conferences are scheduled for the following dates:

February 28th (Evening)

March 1st (Evening)

March 2nd (Morning)

More information to follow.


  • Whenever possible, prepare your child(ren) to exit the vehicle on the curbside.
  • Please pull up as far as you can, so other cars can drop off behind you.
  • Do not park your car along the curb and come into the building. If you need to come into the building for any reason, please park in one of our parking lots.
  • Ensure you have clear visibility out all of your windows.

Drop off times are from 8:30 am - 8:45 am. Children should not be dropped off before 8:30. If you need to drop off before the 8:30 bell, you may enroll your child in Kids Campus. Information about Kid’s Campus can be found further down in this newsletter.


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.


With the school year half over it would be a good idea to check with your children to see how their school supplies are holding up. Crayons, pencils, paper, and other supplies are often in need of replacement now or before the end of the school year.