Mon., Oct. 23rd - Thurs., Oct. 26th is Red Ribbon Week! Prizes will be given out daily to 5 students at each grade level who dress in the day's Red Ribbon theme.
Monday, "Sock It to Drugs" - Wear wild & crazy socks
Tuesday, "Wake Up and Don't Do Drugs" - Wear pajamas
Wednesday, "Team Up Against Drugs" - Wear team jerseys/shirts/sweatshirts
Thursday, "Wear Red Day" & "Shade Out Drugs" - Wear red clothing & sunglasses
"We all scream for Ice Cream!" The 6th grade ice cream social will be on Thurs., Oct. 19th after school from 3:15-4:00pm. Click here for the flyer.
Come and experience a day of self discovery, friendship, cultural exchange, leadership building, inspiration, and service! Attend a series of intensive workshops designed to educate and empower future leaders at the Youth Leadership Conference at Casa Youth Shelter on Sat., October 21st from 9:00am-3:00pm. See the flyer for more information.
Clothing, shoes, toys, books, and much more will be on sale at the McAuliffe Jazz Band Rummage Sale on Sat., Oct. 28th from 7:00am-1:00pm. The rummage sale will be held at 2901 Mainway in Rossmoor. See the flyer for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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!
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at McAuliffe in the Cerritos Ave. parking lot (front of school) on Saturday, Oct. 28th from 10:00am-2:00pm. For more information, see the flyer.
The next district College Day is Wednesday, Nov. 1st. Celebrate by wearing the college apparel of your favorite college! College Day will be 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.
Want to learn leadership skills? Are you a choir member? Sign-up for the Choir Ambassador Clinic which will be taught by Mrs. Wallace, the McAuliffe choir director. The clinic will be held from Oct. 4th - Nov. 15th at McAuliffe on Wednesday from 2:15-3:15pm. For more information see the flyer or to sign-up go the www.LAEF4kids.org/programs.
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.
LAEF is introducing three exciting Fall after-school classes, 3-Dimensional Photography, Girls Self Defense, and Robotics, at McAuliffe beginning on September 21st! For more information, click here.
6th Grade Parents, Do you have questions about your student's transition to 6th grade at McAuliffe? If so, click here for answers to your questions regarding BYOD, registration, PE clothes, and more.
All incoming 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.
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!
Congratulations Mrs. Allen!!
ACSA’s 2017 California Middle School Principal of the Year!!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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!Sincerely,