McAuliffe Messenger

October 27, 2022

Dear McAuliffe Families,

Take time to give your child a hug and a high five for finishing the first quarter with flying colors! In each classroom that we walk into, we hear student conversations and see learning that impresses us. We are proud of the work of our teachers, staff and students. Please continue to support your student as we enter a more challenging second quarter.

We begin the second quarter on Halloween! Here is the schedule of events for the day:

*8:45 Costume parade

Weather permitting, this will take place outside. The students will parade around the perimeter of the school. No matter where you stand you will be able to see each student! If the weather does not cooperate, the parade will be indoors and spectators will be able to view in the commons and gym.

*9:30-10:30 Classroom parties

*11:10 Dismissal

NO MASKS ALLOWED. Please be cautious with inflatable costumes, they can be difficult for students to navigate. Food items are not allowed for classroom parties. We are looking forward to a fun-filled day!


Dr. Szczasny

Ms. Folliard

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

School Counselor

Cassidy Campbell

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.