Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary

March 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

DATES TO REMEMBER

MARCH

1 - Report Cards available in Infinite Campus Parent Portal

1-4 - Read Across America Week

1-7 - Scholastic Book Fair

3 & 4 - Evening Conferences

5 - NO SCHOOL - Morning Conferences

9 - Move Mindfully Family Night Event

16 - McAuliffe PTC Meeting, 6:30pm

Zoom Link, Meeting ID: 504 244 5157, Passcode: PTC

29 - April 5 - Spring Break

RAIDER UPDATE

Click here to view the most recent Raider Update!

REPORT CARDS

Report cards are now available to view in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

For Campus Portal Help click HERE. If you have not yet activated your account, please reach out to the McAuliffe office for your activation code: 651.480.7390

RAPTOR UPDATE

Our Raptor system we use for screening visitors and checking out students has been upgraded! This upgrade will allow us to scan the newer enhanced identification cards.


The upgrade involves an entirely new platform, which means that all of our visitors will have to be rescanned, even if they have been scanned previously.


The good news is that once you have been scanned at one building, you will not need to be scanned again at other buildings in the district. We ask for your patience as we work through this upgrade to our system.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Elementary Conferences are scheduled in the evening on March 3rd and 4th. On March 5th, conferences will take place in the morning.


All conferences will be held virtually via Zoom. Click on the button below to sign up.

CONFERENCE SIGN UP

Click here to sign up for a McAuliffe or Hastings Online Academy conference time.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Our book fair will be held virtually February 22nd through March 7th. Free shipping on all orders over $25 and books ship directly to your home! Click HERE to shop.

READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK

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AMAZON SMILE

McAuliffe Parent Teacher Connection (PTC) is now listed as a charity on Amazon Smile! Amazon Smile shopping is the same as your regular Amazon experience (your current account, same prices, products, look). The only difference is that 0.5% of what you spend goes to the McAuliffe PTC!


If you would like to select McAuliffe Parent Teacher Connection as your charity, click our unique link below and in the future be sure you are at Smile.Amazon.com rather than regular Amazon.com (they will look the same). If you already have the Amazon Shopping app on your phone, simply go to settings and turn on Amazon smile.


McAuliffe Parent Teacher Connection Amazon Smile Link:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1907785

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2021-2022 KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

We are planning to host a virtual Countdown to Kindergarten Question & Answer session later this spring (tentatively: March 23, 5:30-6:30pm). This event will provide an opportunity to learn more about our kindergarten program and connect you with our staff members. Watch this short introductory video to meet our kindergarten teachers: bit.ly/200MELK21


Kindergarten enrollment packets have been mailed out to families. Registration forms are due by Friday, March 5th. If you did not receive an enrollment packet for your incoming kindergartener, please reach out to the McAuliffe office: 651.480.7390

ISD 200 IS HIRING!

There are multiple positions open to applications around the district including:

Support Staff

Including Lunchroom supervisors (multiple locations), Pupil Support Assistant (multiple locations)

Food Service

Multiple positions and locations.

Maintenance/Custodial

Community Education

Including Driver's Ed Instructor, Early Childhood Assistant and Sub, School Age Care Assistant - Long Term Sub

Substitute

Multiple positions and locations

CLASS PLACEMENTS

Class placement forms are available in the office if you wish to provide specific input into your child's 2022-22 classroom assignment. Please have these forms returned by Friday, April 9th. Please do not phone or email this information to us.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Cold weather is here! Please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for playing outside. Students spend twenty minutes outside for recess. Appropriate clothing includes hats, mittens/gloves, winter jacket, snow pants, and snow boots.

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.

BRIDGE TO LEARNING 2020

Visit this site for up to date information on food, transportation, schedules and more!

DISTRICT CALENDAR

Includes Hybrid schedules

UPDATED - KIDS CAMPUS EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING

Click here to view the updated protocols adjusted for COVID-19. If you need to update your child's end of day plans due to emergency closing, please contact their teacher.

HOA - LENDING LIBRARY CART

Need Books?

H.O.A. Lending Library Cart

Open: 8am-3pm

Located: outside McAuliffe Office doors (in the school entry way)

Contact-free option

Available to all HOA students


No book check out required!

Take what you need, return what you can, donate more books if able!


Always use the provided hand sanitizer on the cart before selecting books. If there is a family looking at the books on the cart, please practice social distancing and wait at least 6 feet away for your turn.

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Community Education Recreational Opportunities

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