• Mrs. Ellis

    October 21, 2019

    A Salute to Many!

    Congratulations to the Sea Lion community on yet another fantastic McGaugh Carnival. The day could not have been more beautiful, the energy was contagious, and the joy was felt for miles! Thank you to the many parents who donated so much time and energy to making this Carnival such a success. Manning booths, setting up tents, weighing tickets, selling wristbands, painting faces, baking cakes…it goes on and on! Most of these parents were at the Carnival from the early morning until late Saturday evening to make sure that our Sea Lions had the time of their lives. And they did. Thank you to this year’s Carnival leadership: first-time chairperson Mrs. Toni Goldman and her first-time co-chair Mrs. Todriana Etheridge; Silent Auction chairperson Mr. Steve Miller; Logistics (set up/tear down, a.k.a McGyver) chairperson Mr. Steve Coster; Treasurer, ticket-seller, money counter, waiver-pusher Mrs. Jackie Dominick; Financial Secretary and person in charge of all inflatables Mrs. Jenny Campbell; Prize Booth Captain and cleaning up loose ends was Mrs. Lisa Carl;  Sweets collector, ticket seller and “Whatever else needs to be done” Mrs. Jacqueline Johnson; Apparel Chairperson (and marketing and fashion expert) Mrs. Emmie Heidner (and her family!!!); and working the ticket booth the entire day was Mrs. Louise Hutten. 
    I believe that great success comes from strong leadership. PTA President Farnaz Pardasani has set the tone for a wonderfully successful school year and second Vice President Rosette Sowell supported Toni and her team throughout the Carnival planning and implementation. Thank you both. I have a feeling this year’s Carnival was a huge financial success for McGaugh, but, equally important, it was a day of tremendous memory making and friendship building. McGaugh is a unique school community and we are all fortunate to be a part of something so special.
    This week is Red Ribbon Week. At McGaugh, we believe that at this age, it is important to talk to children about choosing a healthy lifestyle. We will talk about fitness and choosing healthy things to put into our bodies. Seal Beach Police Officers will distribute RRW bracelets during recess on Wednesday and we will have Sea Lions share tips on being responsible and healthy over our morning announcements.

    Have a wonderful week!  

    Roni Ellis