• The vision for McAuliffe is to educate all students intellectually, socially, and physically in a safe nurturing environment, to produce citizens with an appreciation and respect for learning and democratic ideals, and to cultivate citizens who will celebrate the diversity of all cultures.  
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    Dear McAuliffe Students, Parents, and Families,

    Yearbook Distribution Day: Thursday, June 4th!

    • Our yearbooks are scheduled to arrive this Tuesday, June 2nd in the late afternoon. Great news!

    • If yearbooks come on time, we will be able to distribute them on Thursday, June 4th, and will follow this distribution schedule by last name for students in ALL grades!

    • Procedures:

      • Bloomfield Lot: You will pick up your yearbook in a drive through format through the Bloomfield Lot, entering on the south side of the lot (the regular entrance) and exiting through the north side of the lot. You MUST turn right when exiting the Bloomfield lot.

      • Cerritos Lot: You will pick up your yearbook in a drive through format through the Cerritos Lot, entering on the west side and exiting on the east side (the regular directions). You MUST turn right when exiting the Cerritos Lot.

      • Yearbook Purchases: A limited number of yearbooks will be available for purchase for $35. Yearbooks must be purchased through the Cerritos Lot from 9:30 to 10:00. CASH ONLY we cannot accept checks at this late date. 

    • If you’re unable to make the yearbook distribution time, our office will be open Monday through Thursday, June 8th through June 11th from 8:00 am-12:00 pm for you to pick up your book.

    • Need to verify your order? Email Mary McCulloch, mmcculloch@losal.org, to check on your purchase.

    Chromebook, Device, and Textbook/Library Book Return

    • If you still have a Chromebook, device, or textbooks & library books, please plan on bringing them to school by Thursday. We will not be able to give out yearbooks for students who do not return all their materials and devices. The Office will be open from 8:00 am-12:00pm Mon-Thurs. until June 18th and you may return your books during that time.

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    Fall 2020 Update

    • As we near the end of the school year, I know many families are anticipating an announcement for the Fall of 2020. Please note that the Los Alamitos Unified School District continues to collect responses and feedback from the community and will announce the start date for the Fall of 2020 during the week of June 15th.

    Yearbook Signing Update:


    • We are excited to announce that the McAuliffe yearbook signing tradition is alive and it’s fully digital to suit our socially distanced students. 

    • Jostens has just launched a new platform, Yearbook Digital Signing Pages, that gives every student in our school the chance to create virtual signing pages, invite their friends to leave messages, and print out the final pages to keep with the yearbook as a permanent keepsake. This is free for every student whether they purchased a yearbook or not.

    • Register an account for your student at yearbook signing.jostens.com

    8th Grade Pano Orders

    • Many 8th grade families did not order their 8th Grade Class of 2020 Panoramic Picture. Great news! If you’d like one, you can order one directly through the company.
    • Order Form for 8th Grade Class of 2020 Panoramic

    McAuliffe Virtual Promotion

    8th Grade “Just for Fun” Slideshow

    • View our 8th grader's pictures throughout the year and remember your time at McAuliffe! Thank you for submitting your slide. You may view this whenever you’d like, consider making it a part of your celebration on Tuesday!

    Virtual Choir Concert: Larger than Life!

    • If you missed the virtual choir concert visit the McAuliffe Choir YouTube page.

    For those who missed the 8th Grade Awards

     McAuliffe Spirit Wear Face Masks are Here!

    • Great News McAuliffe Eagle family!  We have just added Eagle face masks to our team store.  The masks come in two colors, Navy and White and is adorned with the great Eagle mascot!  
    • Go to the McAuliffe team store at Casswim.com click "TEAM STORE" enter MAC and you can find the masks available for purchase immediately.  If you select "McAuliffe" for your delivery, there is not shipping cost.  Order by 5/19 and they will be available for pick up next week.  For summer deliveries, select McAuliffe, and you will be contacted for delivery.
    • And the best news?? When you make your mask purchase, $1 of every mask will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.  Thank you all for your great support and Happy 2020! McAuliffe has your covered! 
    • Questions about the masks?? contact vmiller@losal.org

    Aeries Password Reset

    • Yesterday, our district initiated a password reset request to the parent/guardian accounts in Aeries. Any parent/guardian email that was connected to an active student account received the message.  

    • Out of an abundance of caution and safety to our families, we have initiated some new password requirements to their child’s information. Parents/guardians will need to click on the link and select a new password. If there any questions or concerns, please send contact our help desk @ technologyhelpdesk@losal.org.  

    Summer School 2020 Update

    • Unfortunately, the Los Alamitos Unified School District will not be able to offer Summer School for the summer of 2020.

    • The Los Alamitos Unified School District has been proud to offer summer school each year to students who could benefit for continued instruction or were in need of course remediation.  With school campuses currently being closed and the current guidance from county officials being for school districts to only offer virtual summer school opportunities, the District has decided not to offer summer school or bridge programs for elementary and middle school students. 

    • Instead, we will prioritize resources to support students when they return for the 2020-2021 school year.  Teachers will utilize content benchmarks and formative assessments to help inform their instructional practices and identify standards at each grade level that will need to be reviewed or retaught.  We will adjust course and grade level scope and sequences, as needed, to assure all students continue to meet or exceed academic expectations. Our goal is for all students to be unaffected by this year’s sudden school closures.

    • We greatly appreciate your understanding and we look forward to when students once again fill our classrooms.

    LAEF Summer Institute

    Registration is now open for LAEF’s Virtual Summer Enrichment Institute!

    Sign up now at www.LAEF4kids.org/programs! The Los Alamitos Education Foundation presents the 11th annual (but 1st ever) Virtual Summer Enrichment Institute (SEI), which offers fun, enriching and academic classes to students entering grades TK-12. 

    Join Virtual SEI to keep students learning and engaged this summer, while preparing them for the next school year! Session 1 is from June 8–19 and Session 2 is from June 22-July 2.  75 minute classes begin at 10:00am and 1:00pm. For the health graduation requirement classes, there are wide array of times and dates available to choose from.

    Flyers, class descriptions and teacher bios for all LAEF summer programs can be found at www.LAEF4kids.org/summer. Questions? Email programdirector@LAEF4kids.org or info@laef4kids.org.

    View Middle School Flyer and High School Health Flyer

    Multi-class discounts are available for the summer – 10% off the second class and 15% off any class thereafter throughout the entire summer; it is applied to a family or individual student. Class fees increase after May 22. 

    Thank you for considering Virtual SEI for your family! 

    The Virtual STEAM Fair is here!

    • This year our students submitted their projects digitally and are showcased here for your enjoyment! Great work to all of our students for their hard work!

    Grading Update

    • Please see the update on our Grading Policy for Spring Semester. Full update is here.

    Staff Rendition of Romeo and Juliet

    • We thought we would try to exercise our Shakespeare skills this week for Mrs. Armstrong’s Drama Classes. I think we did pretty well! Huge shout out to Mrs. Armstrong for making this happen!

    Spring Picture Update

    If you ordered spring pictures before we left school: please reach out to the Lifetouch call center at 1-800-736-4753. The Picture ID for your spring picture day is EVTBPDQGN. Customer service will provide families with a personalized code to view their student images online and order pictures. These packages can be shipped directly home.

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Thanks to everyone for their support! To view our Teacher Appreciation Tribute Video, click here!

    Virtual Parent Ed Recap

    • HUGE thank you to all of you who tuned in for our Parent Ed yesterday with Mary Van Geffen! We had a great turn out of over 100 parents.

    • This Parent Ed was all about parenting during this pandemic.  Check it out on our YouTube channel!

    Staff Message to Students

    Ways to keep connected

    • The Birdwatch Student News Source--student journalists keep us up to date with events around the world in our own community!

    • McAuliffe Learning Connection Home Page--your one-stop shop for everything your student will need to navigate the school closure. Links to every teacher's Google Classroom links to our daily Morning Announcements, links to speak to a counselor, links to Speech and Language services, and more school resources updated regularly!

    • Los Alamitos Unified Learning Connection providing you resources at the district level.

    • McAuliffe Website--updated regularly with all our school-wide resources and another hub for important links!

    • Follow us on Instagram! Follow all your favorite teachers and department accounts on Instagram as we navigate the school closure. Share your journey with us by posting your pictures and using #mcauliffeathome.

    Welcome to our Incoming 6th Graders!

    Internet and Tech Support

    • If you already have a computer or device at home, you may use this to access the online learning portal.

    • Students will use their GoLosAl username and password to use their device.

    • If you don’t have internet access at home, local cable provider Spectrum is offering 60 days of free internet service. To obtain the service, please call 844-488-8395 and, at the prompt, choose “New Service” to get details and arrange installation.

    • If the Spectrum offer does not work for you, please contact me directly for another option.

    Free Breakfast/Lunch Service

    • Click here for the menus and more information or go to the district food and nutrition services webpage.

    Keep dreaming big, Eagles! We miss you!

    Dr. Ryan Weiss-Wright



    Celebrating a Birthday? 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! Thank you for helping make wishes come true!

    Support your favorite college and wear your favorite college t-shirt!
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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. For more information, see the flyer. Every purchase makes a difference for our students!  

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    Box Tops for Education! Now there are two ways to earn money for McAuliffe. 1) Download the Box Tops app and scan your receipt for eligible products. 2)Clip traditional Box Tops for Education, send them in a baggy to school and have your student drop them off in the front office. For more information, click here.

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    Order your McAuliffe Spirit Wear Now! To order go to https://casswimshop.com/team-stores/mcauliffe-middle-school.html, go to the TEAM STORE, then enter the McAuliffe team code: MAC. If you have any difficulty in placing your order, call 714-898-2655. 

    Breakfast at the Eagles' Cafe, make your mornings better with a nutritious breakfast to get your day going! 
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    Breakfast is served daily starting at 8:00 am for the low price of $2.25. View the monthly menu to see the tasty choices you have to get your day started!

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      For information regarding the Los Alamitos Unified BYOD program, click here.


      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. For more information, see the flyer. 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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