NOVEMBER 12, 2019
"BE YOURSELF. TRY YOUR BEST. NEVER BE AFRAID TO DREAM."
-SHARON CHRISTA MCAULIFFE
McAuliffe's production of Once on this Island was a huge success!
More details below
Dear McAuliffe Parents and Families,


In this week's issue:
  • Spotlight on Once on this Island
  • Spotlight on McAuliffe Hall of Honor
  • McAuliffe Birdwatch Student News! Click here.
  • Book Fair coming December 6th through 8th!
  • 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.

 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH : No school, Veterans’ Day
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH: 
 
8:50am PTA Meeting and Coffee with the Principal
 
3:15 AMC-8 Math Counts Exam in Room 41 
 
Regular schedule, dismissal at 3:10
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH : Shortened Day, dismissal at 2:05
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH : Regular schedule, dismissal at 3:10
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH : Regular schedule, dismissal at 3:10




For complete 19/20 School Year Calendar, click here .
VETERANS' DAY HALL OF HONOR
Every year, our students recognize their friends and family who have served in the armed services through our "Hall of Honor" Thank you to all our Veterans!
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!
This past week our VAPA Department collaborated to produce "Once on this Island, Jr"--both our school casts put on an OUTSTANDING performance! Bravo!
BOOK FAIR IS COMING!
Our PTA sponsored Book Fair is coming December 6th-8th at the Barnes and Noble in the Long Beach Marina Pacifica center!
Community Service at McAuliffe!
Every student at McAuliffe has an opportunity to collect service hours! Our goal is for each student to do 100 hours of community service per year. At the 8th Grade Awards Ceremony students are recognized for their commitment to community service with medals. Hard copies of the Community Service Log are bright pink and available in the front office.

Download Log here .

If you know of any volunteer opportunities, please email rweisswright@losal.org to promote!
Annual Canned Food Drive to benefit We Care Los Al!
With the USC/UCLA rival game on November 23rd and in an effort to promote college, we’ve decided to make the food drive a competition between USC vs. UCLA!  An announcement will be made on Friday, 11/22, with the team winner of our friendly competition. In addition, all students and staff will be encouraged to wear UCLA/USC gear on Friday, 11/22. Our goal is for EACH student to bring in ONE item. The CORE class with the most items donated will win a party! 

For complete guidelines .


NEW Visitor Management System to Help Ensure Student Safety!
Los Alamitos Unified School District is pleased to announce that we will begin using the Raptor Visitor Management System in all of our schools to strengthen our program of campus safety for students and staff. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors and volunteers in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

For the full letter click here .
Birthday Wishes!
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 .
Box Tops for Education!

Now there are two ways to earn money for McAuliffe. You can download the Box Tops app and scan your receipt for eligible products. Traditional box tops clips are also still available on some products. Be sure to clip these and return to the office. Please check out the flyer for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Billings at  jvrb006@gmail.com .
Our next PTA Meeting is Tuesday, October 8th and will feature an update and "Coffee with the Principal". The meeting will be at 8:50 in the MPR.
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.
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
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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