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     Remember Fri. Nov. 17th, Mon. Nov. 20th & Tues. Nov. 21st are minimum days for conferences. Students will be released at 12:10pm.

    Wed., Nov. 22nd is a student holiday and the beginning of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend! Happy Thanksgiving to our McAuliffe students and their families!

    The next College Day is Wednesday, Dec. 6th. Celebrate by wearing the college apparel of your favorite college! College Day is the first Wednesday of every month. Each college day will highlight a specific college with a video, as well as information about the school's culture, majors, and other important facts. For a complete list of dates, please see the flyer.

    You can still sign up for the LAEF Robotics class which began on Thurs., November 2nd! The Robotics class is taught by the LAHS Compurter Science teacher Alan Grant. Students will build & program real-life robotic solutions using motors, sensors, batteries, connectors, and various structural elements. For more information, click here.

     All 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join McAuliffe on the very exciting Washington DC/New York City trip! This year we will be traveling during Spring Break, leaving on Monday morning, April 2nd and returning late Friday night, April 6th. We will be touring many historical sites in our nation’s capital, from Mt. Vernon to the Smithsonian museums, touring the Capitol building to visiting Ford’s Theatre. We will leave Thursday morning and head to New York City where we will catch a Broadway play, visit the 9/11 memorial, and spend time in Time Square! Interested in more information? Visit www.worldstrides.com and find our trip #149648 for all the details. For more information or questions regarding the trip email Ms. Miller at vmiller@losal.org.

    Celebrating a birthday at McAuliffe? You can celebrate birthday wishes on the school marquee and at the same time make a wish come true for another child through the Make-A-Wish foundation. Click on this link to get started. If you would like more information, please contact Ms. Miller at vmiller@losal.org or the front office. McAuliffe is the most successful middle school with the Make-A-Wish foundation, be a part of it and thank you for helping make wishes come true!

       Sign up now at www.LAEF4kids.org/programs for the Drum Line Clinic or the Color Guard Clinic which will both take place at LAHS. The Drum Line Clinic is from Sept. 27– Apr. 18, 2018. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm beginning Sept. 27th! The Color Guard Clinic is from Sept. 25 – Apr. 21, 2018. Classes will be held on Mon. & Wed. from 3:30 - 5:30pm beginning Sept. 25th! Both clinics are for students in 6th – 8th grades. Mr. Plunkett, current LAHS color guard & drum line director, and his staff including LAHS alumni would like to teach your children proper technique for the LAHS drum line or the LAHS color guard. For more information, see the flyers.

     All 7th grade students for the 2017-18 school year must have a TDap immunization. See flyer for a low cost immunization location.

    The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program is coming to Los Alamitos Unified this year! The district has partnered with Brick by Brick to provide discounted prices on chromebooks. The BYOD program being offered for incoming 6th grade students, but any student can choose to take advantage of the great prices. Families can purchase a device by going to www.brickbybrickfund.org and search for McAuliffe. For more information about the program, please see the flyer

    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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    Congratulations Mrs. Allen!!

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


    Ann Allen, principal   

    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




    On behalf of the entire staff at McAuliffe Middle School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! I would like to offer my sincere thanks to staff, students, and parents who all contributed time and hard work to ensure that the start of school was joyful and smooth.

    Our custodial staff outdid themselves this summer as our campus looks amazing! Front office staff members and the District’s Technology Department did a great job assisting parents with online registration. Teachers worked in their classrooms since mid-August to make sure that students were welcomed with a warm and engaging learning environment. Parents eagerly volunteered during registration, at WEB day, during textbook checkout, PE clothes/lock distribution and more! And students seemed happy to return to school and to their friends! The McAuliffe school community is second to none, and I am grateful to work with all of you!

    It is our mission to help every child and parent feel welcomed and connected to the McAuliffe family. We strive to challenge every student to grow academically, socially, and emotionally by engaging them in a rigorous academic program, a variety of clubs, a robust daily athletic program, and our exceptional visual, technical, and performing arts programs. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with your children.

    This year begins with a few additions to our teaching staff. New staff members include: Ms. Wendy Tate – Drama, Mrs. Jennifer LeTourneau – 8th grade English/Language Arts core, Mrs. Breanna Pena – Physical Education, and Ms. Nicole Manly, Special Education. Please join me in welcoming them all to McAuliffe!

    I hope that you find our website and our bi-weekly PTA newsletter helpful and informative. I encourage you to join and become connected to our school through PTA. There are many ways for parents to assist and contribute to our school culture – by helping with the variety of community service opportunities we offer for students, volunteering at school activities, chaperoning field trips and dances, and sharing job expertise as part of our Career Café program. These are just a few of the many activities we host at school, and we value and welcome your participation.

    I am grateful and honored to serve as the principal of McAuliffe Middle School. It is a privilege to be part of this vibrant community where parents, students, and teachers truly care for one another and strive, together, to build positive relationships that support our students’ academic and social growth. Please feel free to contact me at 714-816-3320 or aallen@losal.org, or if you’d like, just drop by the office to visit. My door is always open, and I am happy to help you.

    Once again, welcome back! Let’s make it another great year at McAuliffe! Go Eagles!

    Annie Allen, Principal 


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