Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary

October 2019

About Us

Main Line: 651-480-7390

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

September is already behind us! We had an excellent beginning to the school year. The students have been “all smiles” and enthusiastic about learning. Of course, being back with friends and having an opportunity to make new friends is a plus too.

DATES TO REMEMBER

October

9 - Last Day of Read-A-Thon

10 - Turn in Read-A-Thon Reading Log and Donations

14 - Evening Conferences & Book Fair

15 - BoxTop Tuesday

15 - Evening Conferences & Book Fair

16 - NO SCHOOL - Morning Conferences & Book Fair

17 & 18 - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Association Days)

22 - PTC Meeting @6:30pm


November

6 - Picture Retakes

15 - Family Movie Night

18 - NO SCHOOL - Change in Calendar

27, 28, 29 - NO SCHOOL

CURRICULUM PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Ever wonder how a district really works, how they make curricular decisions, want to provide a parent’s perspective, or just want to connect with other parents? If so, then I have a committee for you! We are currently seeking parents just like you for our district’s Curriculum Parent Advisory Committee. If you are at all interested, please reach out to me and let me know! I am excited to talk to you further about it!

Thanks,

Matt Esterby

651.480.7393

FALL CONFERENCE SIGN UP

If you have any questions navigating our new conference website please contact your child's teacher or call the office at 651.480.7390. Please sign up for a time by October 11th.

MCAULIFFE READ-A-THON

The McAuliffe Parent Teacher Connection (PTC) is excited to sponsor our school’s first Read-A-Thon! The Read-A-Thon supports literacy while raising money to help the PTC with McAuliffe events such as movie nights, field trips, teacher appreciation, carnival, assemblies and other enrichment experiences. We invite students to participate to help build their reading skills, and if possible, raise money to support our school. Please see the flyer below for more information.

BUS SAFETY TRAINING

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All District 200 K-4 elementary students received school bus safety training on a school bus in 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.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Check out the McAuliffe Book Fair homepage! Create and share wish lists, view book trailers, and download the app to view reading levels, book info, and recommendations.

PTC VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities this school year.

FIELD TRIPS

Occasionally your child's teacher will extend classroom instruction and activities through field trips. Many field trip activities include an admission fee for students. Please be aware that you may be asked to cover the cost of the trip.


Before going on a field trip, teachers will send home permission slips to be signed by their parent or guardian. Permission must be granted prior to attending an activity. Students need to provide their parents/guardians with the forms and to have them returned at least one day prior to the trip.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

As the weather begins to cool, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for playing outside. Students spend twenty minutes outside for 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 including hats and mittens/gloves will be required.

CLASSROOM DIRECTORIES

As the school year starts, we want to support families making connections with each other. If you would like to connect with a family to schedule a play date, please do so by putting your contact information in an envelope and have your child deliver it to his/her classmate, allowing the other family to contact you to make arrangements. As a district practice, we do not create and distribute classroom directories that include class lists with family contact information.

END OF DAY PICK UP FOR STUDENTS

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. Teachers will not release students unless the office gives prior approval. This practice has been established to help protect your child.

DISMISSAL SAFETY

We want to make sure all students are safe at dismissal. Please notify the office or your child's teacher at the beginning of the school day of any changes to their end of day plans. Changes made late in the day are challenging to communicate. 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 it is necessary to change dismissal plans. In those instances, it is recommended to have a note a day in advance, and the day of. Teachers will not deviate from normal end of day plans without notification from a parent. Please keep in mind that these steps are the same if your child plans to go home with a friend. If your child intends to ride a bus home with their friend, the bus driver also requires a note. We thank you for your advanced planning and communication.

KIDS CAMPUS

Before and After School Care

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.

Breakfast and Lunch Prices


Breakfast Prices

Full Pay Meal Prices:
Kindergartners FREE
Grades 1-4: $1.30

Reduce Pay Meal Price:
All grade levels: FREE

Adult Meal Price:
All grade levels: $1.80

Extra Milk or Milk Only $0.50


Lunch Prices

Full Pay Meal Prices:
Grades K-4: $2.70

Reduce Pay Meal Price:
All grade levels: FREE

Adult Meal Price:
All grade levels: $3.80

Extra Milk or Milk Only $0.50

SENSORY-FRIENDLY EARLY OPEN

Check out the flyer below for more information on this new experience at the Pleasant Hill Library.
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Community Education Recreational Opportunities for Kids

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

See newsletter below for more information.