Are you an 8th grader? If so, you might want a Panoramic picture of the 8th-grade class. You also might want to go to Knott's Berry Farm and the 8th-grade Promotion Party. For more information regarding the end of the year 8th-grade activities plus the order forms & permission slips click here.
Attention 7th Graders! Would you like to go to Washington DC, Philadelphia & N.Y.? Sign-ups for the 2019 DC/Philly/NYC trip during Spring Break of 2019 have started. We will be leaving Sat., April 20th & returning Thurs., April 25th. We have added one extra night to the trip, an extra state to visit, a college tour and, hopefully, a Yankee’s baseball game! To be eligible to travel with us, you must be a student with no N’s, U’s, D’s, or F’s and each student will need one teacher recommendation letter.
"Talking with Your Teen About Sex Education...They Asked What?" Join Dave Beck, Oak science teacher and one of the authors of "They Asked What?" at the upcoming Los Al Unified Parent Ed Night. This presentation is for parents only and will be on Wed., May 23rd from 6:30-7:30 pm in the district office training room. For more information, see the flyer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
Congratulations to the McAuliffe PTA's Honorary Service Award winners for 2018! Three McAuliffe staff members were honored - Phil Bowen as Outstanding Administrator, Jon Grillo as Outstanding Teacher & Ingrid Meisel with an Honorary Service Award for her work with Special Ed. students. Three PTA members were also honored with an HSA award - Alison Cotter, Jamie Noh & Barb Ringhofer.
The next College Day is Wednesday, June 6th! Remember to wear your college t-shirt or sweatshirt!
Congratulations to McAuliffe's Sherry Tanaka, art teacher extraordinaire! Along with being named the 2017-2018 Seal Beach Lions Club Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Tanaka is the Orange County Middle School Arts Educator of the Year!
Meet Jon Grillo! Take two minutes to get to know someone who grew up in Los Al schools and is now in his fourth year teaching history at McAuliffe Middle School!
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.
Congratulations McAuliffe Eagles for being the top middle school in the nation for the month of January in the Vocabulary Bowl!
ATTENTION ALL MCAULIFFE FAMILIES! The 2018-19 school year will start on Wed., Aug. 8th and end on Thurs., May 30, 2019. The new school year schedule will include 2 additional school breaks - the full week of Thanksgiving and Feb. 18th-22nd in addition to the 2-week winter holiday break and the 1-week spring break.
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 2018-19 school year. For more information go to the PTA webpage.
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Congratulations Mrs. Allen!!
ACSA’s 2017 California Middle School Principal of the Year!!
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A big thank you to all of you for attending Open House last Wednesday. It was a lovely and busy evening for our school community. Teachers, parents, and students were reviewing student work displayed in classrooms. The PTA Auction was a great success, as was the STEAM fair and Make-A-Wish Club bake sale. And the PE sponsored ping-pong matches were enjoyed by all. The year has progressed quickly, and I find it hard to believe that we are nearly done with the school year. In order to stay informed, I encourage you to visit our website regarding upcoming events.
Beginning April 30th, all students in grades 6-8 will participate in SBAC testing. Please encourage your scholars to do the best they can, as this is one way they can measure their academic achievement. Testing will occur over 3 weeks with little disruption to our regular schedule. During the first week students will be testing during their Reading/Language Arts core classes. During the week beginning May 7th, students will test in Math classes. The following week 8th grade students will test in their Science classes for two days. In addition, all make-up testing will be completed during the third week in May. Please make sure that your child is well rested and fed prior to testing. And, if your child has headphones, please remind them to bring them to school. Headphones will be provided for students who don’t have them. Lastly, please try to schedule appointments at the end of the school day so that testing will not be interrupted.
This is also the time when we begin to plan for next year. Please know that Mrs. Foley, and I are beginning to create the master schedule. At this time we are nearly done inputting data and determining placements for next year. It is and has been our practice to not accept specific requests for teachers. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s specific learning style, I will be happy to meet with you to create a schedule that will best benefit them and ensure a successful school year. Please email me at email@example.com to set up a meeting.
My best to all of you!
McAuliffe's Science Olympiad Team competed at the Regional Science Olympiad event on Saturday, February 10th. The team won medals in three events - 5th place Hovercraft (Sean Kelman, Matt Nguyen), 5th place Mystery Architecture (Emmy Chen, Ryan Otsuka) and 6th place Towers (Emmy Chen, Ryan Otsuka). Congratulations to the entire team for all of their hard work!
The McAuliffe Middle School community has done it again! The week after Thanksgiving we partnered with the H.O.P.E. food bank to collect canned goods for needy families. We are proud to report that we collected over 2000 cans! This equates to more than one can per student.