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  • Congratulations to Mrs. Wallace, Orange County Music & Arts Educator - Vocal Music Award winner!

    Eighth graders are you going to Knott's and the 8th Grade Promotion Party? You'll need to have your parents sign the permission slips for each event. Permission slips and Knott's ticket orders/payments are due no later than May 26th.

     Celebrating a birthday in May? Help make two lucky people have their wishes come true! The Make-A-Wish club would like to help you celebrate their special day by displaying their name on the school marquee. Click on this link and for a $20 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the birthday name will be displayed on the marquee for the entire week of their birthday! Thank you for helping make wishes come true!

    The next College Day is Monday, June 5th. Wear your favorite college t-shirt or sweatshirt!

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    The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is coming to Los Alamitos Unified next year! The district has partnered with Brick by Brick to provide discounted prices on chromebooks. Families can pruchase a device by going to www.brickbybrickfund.org and search for McAuliffe. For more information about the program, please see the flyer.


    Congratulations to our Honorary Service Award winners for 2017!

    Carrie Ann Rettberg - Continuing Service Award

    Ken Tsuji - Outstanding Teacher Award

    Jean Anderson - Honorary Service Award

    Adriana Dominguez - Honorary Service Award

    Phillip Geiger - Very Special Person Award

     Congratulations to Mrs. Kent, 2017 Seal Beach Lions Club Teacher of the Year! 

    Congratulations Mrs. Allen!!

     ACSA’s 2017 California Middle School Principal of the Year!!

    Ann Allen, principal   

     Congratulations Science Olympian Students! Students medaled in 5 events!  1st place Rocks & Minerals, 3rd place Bottle Rockets, 4th place Reach for the Stars, 4th place Towers and 5th place Crime Busters!

    Interested in making a difference in your child's life then participate in PTA by becoming a PTA volunteer! There are a variety of PTA positions open for the 2017-18 school year. For more information go to the PTA webpage.

      Box Tops for Education! Clip Box Tops for Education, send them in a baggy to school and have your student drop them off in the front office.

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    Ralph's Rewards program, please enroll to support McAuliffe when you shop! Click here to enroll. Use the following code to designate McAuliffe:

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      Sign up for Amazon Smile! Every purchase you make under your Amazon Smile account will support McAuliffe. Click on smile.amazon.com to learn more and sign up under McAuliffe Middle School PTA. Every purchase makes a difference for our students! 

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    Want to know more about what McAuliffe has to offer its students? Interested in sending your student to McAuliffe? Find out more about our school by clicking here.

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Principal's Message

Ann Allen, Principal


Dear Parents, 

I hope that you all had a wonderful spring break. We are all excited to return to school and begin the very busy process of rounding out the school year. Please check our calendar in the newsletter for the most recent events happening at school and within the district. I also encourage you to visit our website to keep informed regarding upcoming events. 

Beginning the first week in May, all students in grades 6-8 will participate in SBAC testing. Please encourage your students to do the best they can. From May 1-5, students will be testing during Reading/Language Arts core classes. The following week students will test in their Math classes. 8th graders will participate in a new pilot Science assessment and all make-up testing will be completed during the 3rd week in May.

Please make sure that your child is well rested and fed prior to testing.

  • If your child has headphones, please remind them to bring them to school.  
  • Headphones will be provided to those who don’t have them.
  • Please try to schedule appointments at the end of the school day so that testing will not be interrupted. 

As we begin thinking about the 2017-2018 school year, please know that Mrs. Foley and I are beginning to create the master schedule. At this time, we are inputting data to determine teacher assignments. It is and has been our practice to not accept specific requests for teachers. If you have concerns regarding your child’s specific learning style I will be happy to meet with you so that we can match your child with the appropriate teacher to ensure a successful school year. Please email me at aallen@losal.org to set up a meeting so that we can sit down together and create a plan to meet your child’s needs. 

My best to all of you!

Annie Allen, Principal




  • Mrs. Allen Named Administrator of the Year

    Mrs. Ann Allen, principal at McAuliffe Middle School, was named Administrator of the Year by the Los Alamitos Unified School District and the Orange County Department of Education.

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  • STEAM Fair 2016 a Hugh Success!

    McAuliffe’s STEAM Fair, sponsored by LAEF, was held this past Friday and it was a remarkable event! With over 130 students participating, rooms 60 & 61 were filled with students’ experiments. Science classes visited throughout the day, and student presenters talked about their findings. A big thank you to Mrs. Ann Neufeld, coordinator of the event, and to all of the science teachers who assisted students with their experiment designs after school over the last few months. And another thank you to LAEF, for supporting McAuliffe students and STEAM education.

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  • McAuliffe Named a 2015 California Honor School

    McAuliffe was chosen by Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as a 2015 California Honor Roll recipient! The California Honor Roll is part of a national effort known for its extensive and rigorous analysis of student achievement in public schools. McAuliffe stood above other schools in the state because of our success in getting students to higher levels of achievement and beyond!

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