Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary

May 2022

About Us

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

DATES TO REMEMBER

May

9 - NO SCHOOL - **Calendar Change - Asynchronous Learning Day

11 - Parent Preview Night (4th Grade Puberty Presentation), 6:30pm @Tilden

16 - 4th Grade Puberty Presentation

16 - Student Wellness Survey (see below)

17 - Empower Me Presentations (see below)

18- McAuliffe PTC Meeting @6:30pm,

Zoom Link, Meeting ID: 814 8529 4085, Passcode: 991582

30 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day


June

6 - School Carnival

9 - Last Day of School - FULL DAY

FORGOT TO ORDER A YEARBOOK?

The McAuliffe PTC has a limited amount of yearbooks available to purchase for $12 each. Please reach out to the McAuliffe office for more details at 651.480.7390 or email mzajac@isd200.org


Yearbooks will arrive and be distributed in June.

ASYNCHRONOUS DAY - MAY 9TH

More information will be shared by your student(s) classroom teachers by the end of the week. Grade level plans will also be posted to the McAuliffe website by Friday, May 6th.


Meals will be available to take home at the end of the day on Friday, May 6th. Your student will be able to let the teachers know they want a meal to take home Friday morning. You will get one breakfast and one lunch.

STUDENT WELLNESS SURVEY

During the week of May 16, our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking the annual Student Wellness Survey. It helps us to understand each student’s current health and well-being. Please use the link below to preview the survey and to access the opt-out form and the district survey calendar. If you choose to complete the opt-out form, please return the form to the main office.

Link to Survey Documents

"EMPOWER ME" PRESENTATIONS

On May 17th, your child will have the opportunity to attend a presentation called "Empower Me!" on personal safety awareness. For more information, please read this letter.

END OF YEAR CARNIVAL

The McAuliffe PTC is busy planning the end of year carnival and could use your help! Watch for a communication from your child's teacher about volunteer opportunities or reach out to the mcauliffeptc@gmail.com.


Weather permitting, the carnival will be held Monday, June 6th.

APRIL PRIDE WINNERS

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2022-2023 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Information for registering your 2022-23 kindergarteners was mailed out to families the week of January 3rd. If you did not receive a letter, please reach out to the McAuliffe office at 651.480.7390.

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

Each family will receive a communication in August containing important information regarding the beginning of the school year. Kindergarten families will receive a separate email with orientation information for Tuesday, September 6th.


The first day of school in the fall for students in grades 1-4 will be Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th for kindergarten students.


Suggested classroom supply lists for the fall will be available on our school websites and in local stores.

WARM WEATHER AND FLIP FLOPS

As the weather continues to be conducive to being outside, our class may spend prolonged periods (20 min+) outside learning. Please have your child bring any needed sun exposure items such as hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc. that you see as appropriate for your child. If your child is going to bring sunscreen, please show them how to apply it themselves, and remind them not to share their sunscreen with other students. A base layer of sunscreen can also be applied at home before sending your child to school.


FLIP-FLOPS

Although flip-flops are fun and colorful, they should not be worn at school since they do not provide any stability or protection from injuries. Our nurse sees children with cuts, scratches, broken toenails, twisted ankles, and falls from running in flip-flops. Please be sure that your child wears appropriate shoes each day to school.

STUDENT WELL-BEING

As we continue to look to support our students’ mental health and well-being, please connect with your child’s classroom teacher, school social worker , or building principal with any questions, concerns or safety related issues.


Contact Info:

McAuliffe Social Worker:

McKenzie Lucas- Kennedy

P: 651.480.7417

Email: mlucas-kennedy@isd200.org


McAuliffe Principal:

Matt Esterby

P: 651.480.7390

Email: mesterby@isd200.org

If there is ever a change to your child’s normal dismissal plan, please contact the main office at 651-480-7390 by 2:30 pm.



If you are picking up your student early for an appointment, bring your ID. If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, office must be notified in advance and their ID also is required.

MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE

Please continue to monitor your child every morning for symptoms of COVID-19 that could indicate that they are not well. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms or they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please keep them home and call the attendance line. Symptoms of COVID-19*


● Fever or chills (T = 100.4 or higher)

● Cough

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● Fatigue

● Muscle or body aches

● Headache

● New loss of taste or smell

● Sore throat

● Congestion or runny nose

● Nausea or vomiting

● Diarrhea


*This list does not include all possible symptoms (see Symptoms of Coronavirus for more information).

We learn more about COVID-19 every day, and as more information becomes available, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will continue to update and share information with us. As our knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 evolves, this guidance may change.


During the school day if your child develops illness symptoms we, the school, will notify you and help you and your family take needed actions. Students who develop illness symptoms during the school day will be sent home.

RAIDER UPDATE

Click here to view the most recent Raider Update!

PEACHJAR FLYERS

Click here for the most recent flyers and community events

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. 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.

SCHOOL LUNCH UPDATES

FREE Breakfast and Lunch will be provided to all students for the 2021-22 school year.


**NOTE** Students will be charged for second meals, a la carte items, and milk if they bring their own meal.


More information about lunch accounts can be found here.

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Community Education Recreational Opportunities

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