Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary

October 2021

About Us

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



11-24 - Online Scholastic Book Fair

11-24 - McAuliffe Online Apparel Store

18 & 19 - Evening Conferences

20 - NO SCHOOL - Morning Conferences

21 & 22 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Association Days)

27 - Picture Retake Day

27 - McAuliffe PTC Meeting @6:30pm,

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


17 - McAuliffe PTC Meeting @6:30pm,

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

25, & 26 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

29 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development


Elementary conferences are scheduled in the evening of Monday, October 12th and Tuesday, October 13th and during the morning of Wednesday, October 14th.

Conferences will be held IN PERSON unless otherwise arranged with the classroom teacher. If you wish to have a virtual conference, please reach out to the teacher after sign up.


Click here to sign up for a time.


The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Our book fair will be held virtually October 11th through October 24th. Our Book Fair is online and helps our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase earns our school rewards for much needed resources. Plus, shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25. Click HERE to shop.


Hello McAuliffe Families!

I am excited to announce that 4th graders will have the opportunity to sign up for Eagle Choir. Eagle Choir is a free program that will meet Thursday mornings from 8:00 am to 8:30 in the music classroom, starting Thursday, October 14th. Choir begins before bus arrival, and families will need to provide alternative transportation. Students will still be able to get breakfast after choir. We do have an attendance policy in place to make sure students are prepared for performances. Permission slips will be coming home soon and will be due Tuesday, October 12th. I can’t wait to see you there!

Jonah Conway

McAuliffe Music


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All District 200 K-4 elementary students received school bus safety training on a school bus in late September. Hastings Bus Company drivers conducted the training. They have developed lesson plans that correlate with the bus safety curriculum classroom teachers cover each fall.


Picture Makeup/Retake Day - Wednesday, October 27

*If ordering online, you will need your student's id number. This can be found on your Infinite Campus Parent Portal by clicking "TODAY" in the left hand menu bar*

Pre-Order Now to Receive your Free Social Media Image!

CLICK HERE-->> http://www.cahillphotostudio.com/school-districts.html

***Please make sure you select the correct school building and place separate orders for each child. Ordering under the wrong gallery or multiple children for one order will cause significant delay in receiving your photos. Students are required to have their photo taken at the building where they attend school. The pre-order gallery will be open for 2 business days after picture day. Please note you may receive additional ordering information even if you already placed an order. Photos will not be available for viewing until 10-14 business days after picture day. The free social media image will also not be delivered until 10-14 business days after picture day to your email as a downloadable link. ***

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

Contact Cahill Studios:


715.268.9363 // 866.229.0135


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.


As the weather begins to cool, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for playing outside. Students spend twenty minutes outside for noon recess.

When the temperatures start to dip into the 40’s and 50’s, we do require students to wear a light jacket or sweatshirt outside. When winter arrives, winter clothing will be required.


1) We must make conservative driving decisions. Always Be Patient!

2) Whenever possible, prepare your child(ren) to exit the vehicle on the curbside.

3) Please pull up as far as you can, so other cars can drop off behind you.

4) 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.

5) As the cold weather approaches, make sure you have clear visibility out all of your windows.

Drop off times are from 8:30 to 8:50 am. Children should not be dropped off before 8:30. If you need to drop off before the 8:30 bell, you can enroll your child in Kids Campus. Further information about Kid’s Campus can be obtained from the district’s website.


We want to make sure all students are safe at dismissal. Getting everyone on the same page at the end of the day has some inherent challenges. Consistency with your child’s dismissal plans reduces stress on all parties involved. Keeping the same plan, day after day, helps us maintain safety throughout dismissal.

We understand that there are times when events occur that need to change dismissal plans. In those instances, it is recommended to have a note a day in advance, and the day of. We thank you for your advanced planning and communication.

In order to minimize interruptions to the classroom, students should not be picked up early unless it is an emergency. On those occasions when it is necessary to pick your child up during the school day, please go to the school office to sign your child out. The office secretary will call the classroom and have the student sent to the office.


Let your children know you care. If your children are anxious about school, send personal notes in the lunch box or book bag. Reinforce the ability to cope. Children absorb their parent's anxiety, so model optimism and confidence for your child. Let your children know that it is natural to be a little nervous anytime you start something new but that they will be just fine once they become familiar with classmates , the teacher, and school routine.

Do not over react. If the first days are a little rough, try not to over react. Young children in particular may experience separation anxiety or shyness initially but teachers are trained to help them adjust. If you drop them off, try not to linger. Reassure them that you lave them, will think of them during the day, and will be back. Remain calm and positive.

Acknowledge anxiety over a bad experience the previous year. Children who had a difficult time academically or socially or were teased or bullied may be more fearful or reluctant to return to school. If you have not yet done so, share your children's concern with the school and confirm that the problem has been addressed. Reassure your children that the problem will not occur again in the new school year, and that you and the school are working together to prevent further issues. Reinforce your children's ability to cope. Give your children a few strategies to manage a difficult situation on their own. But encourage your children to tell you or the teacher if the problem persists. Maintain open lines of communication with the school.

Arrange play dates. Try to arrange get-togethers with some of your children's classmates before school starts and during the first weeks of schools to help them re-establish positive social relationships with peers.

Family Matters - A resource from the National Association of School Psychologists


We are currently hiring for a Title I Instructional Assistant/Lunchroom and Recess Aide. Please click HERE for more information and to apply.

For more ISD 200 employment opportunities please visit the Hastings Public Schools website.

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Click here to view the most recent Raider Update!


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.

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Community Education Recreational Opportunities

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