NOVEMBER 5, 2019
"BE YOURSELF. TRY YOUR BEST. NEVER BE AFRAID TO DREAM."
-SHARON CHRISTA MCAULIFFE
McAuliffe Journalism students present "The Birdwatch Student News" to the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education
Dear McAuliffe Parents and Families,

This Friday, November 8th we will recognize our family and community members who have served in the military. Our annual "Hall of Honor" event celebrates heroes who have dedicated their lives to our country. We encourage all students who made a poster for a family member or friend to invite them to join us for the event! Students will be touring the Hall of Heroes during their history class.

T o participate:
  1. Encourage student to complete the extra credit Veterans' Day poster assignment
  2. Invite your family to our Hall of Honor recognition
  3. Time your visit with your student's history class (For the bell schedule, click here.)


In this week's issue:
  • Spotlight on Halloween
  • McAuliffe Birdwatch Student News! Click here.
  • 8th Grade Class of 2020 shirt orders due November 1st!
  • Join PTA and other opportunities to support our school!
  • 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 4TH : Regular schedule, dismissal at 3:10
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH : Regular schedule, dismissal at 3:10
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH : Shortened Day, dismissal at 2:05
 
College Spirit Day--wear college gear!
 
3:30 Once on this Island School Musical 
6:30 Once on this Island School Musical
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH : Regular schedule, dismissal at 3:10
 
6:30 Once on this Island School Musical
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH :  
 
Veterans’ Day: Hall of Honor, all day during History and Social Science classes
 
6:30 Once on this Island School Musical
 
NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH IN RECOGNITION OF VETERANS’ DAY


For complete 19/20 School Year Calendar, click here .
HALLOWEEN DANCE!
Our students loved celebrating Halloween this year! Here are some of our favorite pictures!
MCAULIFFE BOARD PRESENTATION
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our students and school at the LAUSD Presentation to the Board of Education!

Congrats to our Band and Choir students for an outstanding performance! Our Journalism students shared about The Birdwatch, McAuliffe Student News source! And we recognized and celebrated Mai Luu as our 2019-2020 Hero of the Heart!
MCAULIFFE MUSICAL IS FAST APPROACHING!
McAuliffe Middle School VAPA department proudly presents “Once On This Island”. Set in the French Antilles, this show tells the story of an orphaned girl struggling to prove to the gods that Love is stronger than Death. Caribbean music and dance, vibrant costumes, gorgeous art work, and a powerful story all align to make this an event you won’t want to miss. Performances by Jazz Band, Orchestra, Choir, Drama, Featured Dancers, Art, and an ASL interpreter. 


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 .
PTA Meetings
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.
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 DATE!
McAuliffe's book fair is coming up from Dec. 6th through 8th at Barnes and Noble Marina Pacifica, so mark your calendars!! B&N will donate a percentage of all sales made to McAuliffe supporters, so please plan to come and stock up on holiday gifts, watch a band, choir or drama performance, attend an author talk/book signing, or come listen to Dr. Weiss-Wright's reading of the Polar Express!  Click here for the event flier!

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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