McAuliffe Messenger

June 5, 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we reach the end of another school year, we want to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude for your support and collaboration throughout the year. It has been extraordinary, and we are immensely proud of the progress our students have made.

We cannot emphasize enough the importance of your partnership in your child's education. Your involvement, whether it was attending parent-teacher conferences volunteering at school, or simply being there for your child, has made a tremendous impact on their growth.

Our dedicated teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to ensure that your child received the best possible education. They have worked tirelessly to create engaging lessons, provide personalized support, and maintain a strong sense of community. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their commitment to your child's education and well-being.

Please take some time this summer to relax, recharge, and create lasting memories with your children. They deserve a break after their hard work throughout the year, and so do you. We encourage you to continue to read as much as possible and explore the world around you. Remember, learning happens in many forms, and the summer months provide countless opportunities for growth and discovery.

Thank you once again for your support and trust in our school community. We are honored to have played a part in your child's educational journey this year, and we eagerly await the exciting adventures that lie ahead. Wishing you a wonderful summer filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments with your families.


Dr. Szczasny

Ms. Folliard

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Field Day Reminders

Field Day, sponsored by the McAuliffe PTO is Thursday, June 8th. Please keep in mind the following:

1. A hot dog lunch will be provided. If you did not choose to receive a hot dog lunch, please pack your child a lunch.
2. Please put sunscreen on your child in the morning before school.
3. Please send your child with a water bottle labeled with his/her name.
4. Please have your child wear his/her grade level McAuliffe shirt.
5. Please dress your child appropriately for the weather included a hat (if needed), and gym shoes.

Thank you to our amazing PTO for this opportunity for our students!

Social Emotional Wellness

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.