AUGUST 27, 2019
"BE YOURSELF. TRY YOUR BEST. NEVER BE AFRAID TO DREAM."
-SHARON CHRISTA MCAULIFFE
McAuliffe Show Choir kicks off PEACE Week with a welcome dance!
Dear McAuliffe Parents and Families,

This week is all about PEACE (People Exhibiting Appreciation and Compassion for Everyone) and at McAuliffe we are making sure every student has an opportunity to feel connected and appreciated at school. This week also kicked off our club rush and club sign ups!
In this issue:
  • Clubs at McAuliffe
  • PEACE Week Assembly
  • Join PTA
  • Step it Up! Fundraiser information
  • Breakfast at McAuliffe
  • Birthday on the Marquee with Make a Wish!
  • BYOD Information
  • Follow us on Instagram!
  • Order a Yearbook today! Available online only!



Keep dreaming big, Eagles!

Dr. Ryan Weiss-Wright
Highlights

Homework Club meets after school for 45 minutes Monday through Thursday in the Media Center starting August 19th, we also now have Homework Club before school in Room 24.

Our Step it Up! Fundraiser continues this week, keep those donations coming in!
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 26TH : PEACE Week kicks off this Monday! PEACE (People Exhibiting Kindness and Compassion for Everyone) Week is a week for us to focus on inclusion, caring for others, and being an upstander (not a bystander).
 
“Wake up to Peace”--Pajama Day!
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27TH : PEACE Week assemblies during the day--being an upstander!
 
Club Rush Day during lunch--full list of clubs available here:
 
‘Team up to stop bullying”--wear your favorite sports gear!
 
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH : PEACE Week Lunch Activity
 
“United Against Bullying”--wear patriotic clothing!
 
School dismissed at 2:05
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29TH : Picture Day!
 
“Dress your best for PEACE”--look your best for Picture Day!
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH : Fall Planning Day--students dismissed at 12:10pm
 
“School Spirit Day”--wear your McAuliffe spirit clothes!
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND : No school, Labor Day holiday

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD: Regular schedule





For complete 19/20 School Year Calendar, click here .
STEP IT UP!
Our Step it Up! Fundraiser kicked off this Monday, August 19th. This is our BIG fundraiser that raises money to support our clubs, interventions, intramurals, film festival, and other special events.

For complete information, click here .
PEACE WEEK AT MCAULIFFE
Our PEACE Week Assembly was this Tuesday and helped students focus on what it means to be an upstander not a bystander! Huge shout outs to our student panelists!
Club Rush at McAuliffe!
As part of our PEACE Week efforts, we want to help every student find a way to connect to school. Today, we were excited to roll out our Club Rush Sign Ups and info. We want every student to have a chance to join a club (or 2 or 3!). Check out the complete list here
BREAKFAST IS HERE!
The McAuliffe Breakfast Program is here! Breakfast at school is affordable! If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. If you must pay, breakfast costs $2.25. Nowhere else will you find a balanced breakfast at such a low cost.

So take advantage of this opportunity to start the day on the right foot. Your child will find breakfast at school provides not only a nutritious meal but also a relaxed atmosphere for socializing with friends and siblings.
Birthday Wishes!
Parents, one last “Back to School” item to check off your list. The Make a Wish Club at McAuliffe sponsors the “Birthday Wishes” on the school marquee. For only $20 you can celebrate your kid’s birthday AND support the Make a Wish Foundation. All of the money is sent directly to the Make a Wish Foundation. Two easy steps:   Click this link  and hit “birthday wishes.” Complete the information and then hit “donation” at the bottom. That takes you straight to the Make a Wish Foundation and you can make your contribution directly to the Foundation. Minimum donation: $20.00. 
 
McAuliffe has granted 4 wishes and we will be celebrating Wish #5 this school year, with your help!
 
Please email  vmiller@losal.org  if you have any questions. Thank you and welcome back to school!
Order Your Yearbook Today!
Order your yearbook early! They are available for purchase online only using this link .
7th/8th Grade East Coast Trip
Calling all adventurous travelers out there, 7th and 8th grade students and families. Are you interested in traveling to Washington DC, Philadelphia, AND New York city this Spring Break?  Click this link  for some pictures and information from last year's trip or  click this link  to sign up; reference Trip #9517 . Any student who signs up must complete a teacher recommendation and have no F's, N's or U's. Need more information? contact Ms. Miller, Room 26  @Valerie Miller  

There will be a student information next Wednesday, August 28 in Room 26.  
PTA Meetings
A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support our PTA at the first meeting of the year before Open House! Our next general meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 at 5pm in the MPR. 
Join PTA
MEMBERSHIP: Please join our PTA! Membership dues are only $10 per member and support our PTA programs throughout the year. Any family member can join, so invite your grandparents, aunts and uncles too! CLICK HERE for our membership form. Even if you don’t have time to attend meetings or volunteer, please JOIN today and stay informed of important PTA communications, programs and volunteer opportunities!
DONATION DRIVE : Please help to support McAuliffe by donating as a Silver ($50) or Gold ($100) Donor. Your donations will be used to help fund school innovation grants and a student scholarship fund, along with PTA supported programs throughout the year. Donations may be sent to the school office using the membership form available

Donors will be listed in a special edition of the Eagle Eye.
PTA Membership and Other Giving Opportunities!
This year the McAuliffe PTA has different levels of donations to support our school wide efforts. Please read the flyer for more information, you make make donations to the main office at any time. Please make checks payable to "McAuliffe PTA"--thank you so much for your ongoing support!
Volunteers Needed!
We have many open positions and can use your help! Please contact Scott Fayette at scfayette@aol.com if you are interested in any of the following:
·        Parent Education : Plan informational nights for parents on topics and issues important to middle school parents
·        Box Tops 4 Education coordinator: Promote, collect, and turn in box tops as a fundraiser
·        Family “Funraiser” Nights coordinator : Set up and promote family fundraiser nights at local restaurants
·        See’s Candy Fundraiser : Promote, collect orders, and fulfill orders for See’s candy (Typically in November and March/April)
·        7 th Grade Social Coordinator : Assist in planning the 7/8 th grade socials/dances
·         Volunteer Coordinator : Set up volunteer signups as needed for various school events
·        Staff Holiday Luncheon – Plan lunch for staff/teachers
Book Fair Coming in December!
BOOK FAIR – Save the Dates, Dec. 7-8 th , 2019: Our 3 rd annual McAuliffe Book Fair will be held at Barnes and Noble in Marina Pacifica Mall. Please save these dates and sign up to volunteer, and plan to stop by to stock up on books, gifts and more while supporting our school! Please contact Kelly Das at kekky@yahoo.com if you are interested in assisting with Fair planning.
This section is for all important reminders from the District and McAuliffe Middle School
We have Club spirit shirts for McAuliffe!
I am excited to announce the new Competitive Aquatic Supply website will be launching  Monday November 26  th .   A private Team Store has been set up specifically customized with your apparel and discounted pricing. McAuliffe Middle School families will now need a code , assigned here in this email, to enter your Team Store. This privacy code allows CAS to offer your team custom items along with discounted accessory items normally only offered when purchased in one of our retail stores.

The domain name will remain unchanged.     
  1. casswimshop.com
  2. Enter the : TEAM STORE
  3. McAuliffe Middle School team code is : MAC  (case sensitive-all caps)

Call 714.898.2655, in case you have any difficulty
ORDER SPIRIT WEAR NOW!
TO ORDER:
 
A private Team Store has been set up specifically customized with your apparel and discounted pricing. McAuliffe Middle School families will now need a code , assigned here in this email, to enter your Team Store. This privacy code allows CAS to offer your team custom items along with discounted accessory items normally only offered when purchased in one of our retail stores.

The domain name will remain unchanged.     
  1. casswimshop.com
  2. Enter the : TEAM STORE
  3. McAuliffe Middle School team code is : MAC  (case sensitive-all caps)

Call 714.898.2655, in case you have any difficulty
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