McAuliffe Messenger

March 3, 2023

Important Drop Off and Pick Up Safety Reminders

Dear McAuliffe Families,

We are continuing to see dangerous situations in the front of the building during arrival and dismissal. Please remember:

  • Do not park in the bus lane, in front of fire hydrants, or where the curb is painted yellow when picking up or dropping off your child. These are restricted areas. You can get ticketed! We have been notified by the Tinley Park Police Department that they will be issuing tickets to anyone who is parked illegally and they will be enforcing speed limits.
  • Do not let your child use the crosswalk unless you are walking with them.
  • When pulling into the front of the school please drive slowly and carefully.

Students should not arrive prior to 7:45 am. School begins promptly at 7:55 am. Many students have been arriving late to school. Please note that the most crucial learning hours of a school day are the morning hours. Students who are tardy miss the beginning of their morning classes, and late arrivals cause a disruption to the classroom. Thank you for your continued support.


Dr. Szczasny

Ms. Folliard

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Share your thoughts to help improve our schools!

Over the upcoming weeks, D140 students, teachers, and parents will be given the opportunity to weigh in on school climate and learning conditions by taking the eleventh annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey.

Please click here to take the parent survey.

This survey assesses a school’s culture and climate and provides insight into strengths and weaknesses on the five key factors that research shows are predictive of school success - effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environment, and ambitious instruction.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. We must get a 20% parent response rate for our results to be reported.

Thanks for your support!

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ParentSquare Messaging

KSD 140 is now using ParentSquare for email, text, and voice messaging! All District and principal communications will be sent via ParentSquare.

This unified communications platform is designed to keep parents and guardians informed and encourages greater engagement and connection with D140. It provides an efficient way for District administrators and school principals to:

  • Send District and school information via email, text, and app notification

  • Share pictures, files, and calendar items

  • Send attendance notifications

  • and much more . . . all in one centralized place!

In addition to several enhanced messaging features, this new platform will allow us to communicate in multiple languages. If you wish to change the language of the notifications you are receiving from District 140, please contact your school office or fill out the form located at

For even greater convenience, download the ParentSquare app (available for free for iOS and Android devices). This app centralizes District and school communications pertaining to your student(s) and allows parents/guardians to customize their notification settings.


Times may be uncertain, but rest assured, we are here for you and your family. As we forge ahead together, please know we have the resources to help. Do not hesitate to reach out to your Social/Emotional leaders at McAuliffe:

School Counselor

Cassidy Campbell

School Social Worker

Jennifer Brower

Crisis & Support Hotlines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

24/7 free & confidential support & crisis resources

Crisis Textline: text HOME to 741741

24/7 text message support for those in crisis.

Between Friends: 1-800-603-HELP (1-800-603-4357)

24/7 domestic violence crisis line

Call 4 Calm: Text “TALK” or “HABLAR” to 552-020

Free Emotional Support Text Line

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-888-293-2080

24/7 Chicago rape hotline for survivors of sexual violence & their significant others

Illinois Warm Line: 1-866-359-7953

Peer & Family mental health support by phone, weekdays M-F 9 AM-5 PM

NAMI Chicago local resources & referral helpline: 312-563-0445

Compassionate support & personalized referrals M-F 9 AM-5 PM, Sat 9-1

If you or someone you love is experiencing an immediate, life-threatening mental health crisis, call 911, clearly state that the individual is experiencing a mental health emergency, and ask that a Critical Incident Team officer responds to the situation. A Critical Incident Team officer is trained in handling psychiatric emergencies

Contact Us!

We encourage you to visit throughout the school year for key events and information pertaining to our school and the District. As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you need assistance. We are always here for you.