• Mrs. Ellis


     Building friendships and lasting relationships
    "The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul." 
    All I can say is WOW! What a fantastic start to the 2018-19 school year! Smiling faces greeting new and returning students; parents shaking hands with old acquaintances and introducing themselves to new; coffee and donuts being shared as a “Welcome back!” and 830 children eagerly anticipating what their new classrooms will look like and what their new grade level has in store for them.
    McGaugh proudly welcomes over 100 new families to our school community. We have new students in every grade level from TK through grade five. It was heartwarming to watch returning Sea Lions reach out and welcome their new classmates with warmth and kindness.
    And our friendships and relationships go beyond our students. Many of you may have noticed the police presence on our campus this past week. Police officers, volunteers, and police administration can be seen on our campus on a regular basis. This illustrates not only our focus on student safety, but also the great relationship between McGaugh and the Seal Beach Police Department. A relationship we value tremendously.
    J.H. McGaugh is evolving; and it is because of the commitment of this staff to continue to ask, ‘What is best for kids?’ With what feels like a brand-new school with all of our recent upgrades, we are a whole new McGaugh and walking through our campus it is easy to feel the energy and sense the excitement!
    If you are new to McGaugh, or simply looking to build on these relationships we value, we invite you to attend our first General PTA meeting this Thursday morning at 8:15 in the McGaugh Auditorium. Imagine the new friends you can make!

    Rah McGaugh!
    Roni Ellis