OCTOBER 15, 2019
"BE YOURSELF. TRY YOUR BEST. NEVER BE AFRAID TO DREAM."
-SHARON CHRISTA MCAULIFFE
Dear McAuliffe Parents and Families,

We are so excited to celebrate the launch of The Birdwatch!
Please bookmark our page and download our app!

In this week's issue:
  • McAuliffe Birdwatch Student News launches Friday! Click here.
  • Student activities and classroom learning!
  • Reflections Packet for download--can't wait to see student art!
  • Save the Date: Board Meeting on October 29th
  • 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, OCTOBER 14TH : Regular schedule, dismissal at 3:10
 
Career Cafe with an Engineer during both lunches
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH : Conference Day, dismissal at 12:10
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH : Shortened Day, dismissal at 2:05
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH : Conference Day, dismissal at 12:10
 
Great American Shakeout Disaster Drill at 10:17am
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH :   Conference Day, dismissal at 12:10

12:30 MAKE A WISH MOVIE MATINEE

Please note that October 21st-25th is Red Ribbon Week at McAuliffe Middle School:

MONDAY, 10/21: "Sock it to Drugs"






For complete 19/20 School Year Calendar, click here .
MCAULIFFE MUSICAL IS COMING SOON!
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. 
 
As a valued supporter of Los Al arts, we would love you offer you a free ticket to this production. Please let us know by Oct. 30 th  if you plan to attend and we will reserve a seat for you. I’ve attached a flyer for you to put up in classrooms and send out to your families. 

General admission seats go on sale Oct. 20 th

Shows are Nov. 6 th  3:30 and 6:30, Nov. 7 th  6:30, and Nov. 8 th  6:30. 
CAREER CAFE WITH AN ENGINEER
Huge thank you to our Civil Engineer, John Chung, for his contribution of time and energy teaching our students about what it means to be an engineer!
KNOWLEDGE IS BUBBLING!
7th Graders learning about thermal contraction and expansion with bubbles!
MAKE A WISH MOVIE MATINEE
Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to show “Spiderman Homecoming” last Friday. We have rescheduled the Matinee to this Friday, October 18 at 12:30. Have your lunch in the quad and then join us for the movie. We will be serving popcorn for $1.00. If you do not already have a ticket, you may purchase one at the door before the movie. $3.00 for general seating, $5.00 for preferred seating. Any questions? See Ms. Miller in Room 26 or email  vmiller@losal.org
 
Let me know if this sounds ok and you can get it sent out. I’m not sure about the MPR during minimum days, but is it possible to get chairs set up maybe Thursday afternoon? Or can I get some help during the day on Friday?
Thank you so much!
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
We have good news/bad news! Our DC Trip is FULL for the Spring of 2020! We have a waitlist for interested 8th graders, unfortunately, we won't be able to accommodate any 7th graders (stay tuned for next year!)

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Miller vmiller@losal.org
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 .
THE TALK AT MCAULIFFE!

Click the flyer to download and register!
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.
Reflections Contest!
Click on the flyer to download

PTA Reflections Program is excited to announce this year’s theme of “Look Within.” Our McAuliffe pride is full of creative students and this is an opportunity for them to share their own unique interpretation of the theme to our community and beyond. The Reflections program is a National Art recognition and achievement program for K-12 students. The categories include Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. There will be an art showcase in the Spring displaying all of the art pieces for the Los Alamitos School District.
 
Pick up your submission guidelines and entry form today in the Main Office. All entry forms and student’s projects must be turned in by October 18, 2019 in the Main Office. If you have any questions please contact the Reflections Chairperson, Brandi Fullen at  bfullentsfl@gmail.com .
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
Volunteer Opportunity : McGaugh Carnival: The McGaugh Carnival is coming up Oct 18/19. Here is a break down for days/times of setup and breakdown.
 Any and all help is greatly appreciated on Friday October 18th and Saturday October 19th. All day or multiple shifts are available.
First set up is Friday (Oct 18th) 2:30pm-4:30pm Location: Back of McGaugh by baseball fields.
Day of set up is Saturday (Oct 19th) 8am-10am Location: Back of McGaugh by baseball fields
Carnival opens on Sat (Oct 19th) 10am-4pm Location: Back of McGaugh by baseball fields
Carnival Breakdown and cleanup is Sat (Oct 19th) 4pm-7pm Location: Back of McGaugh by baseball field
We will gladly sign your volunteer forms as well.
When you arrive please ask for Jacqueline Johnson or Toni Goldman
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