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    Help raise money for new books for the Media Center! The PTA will be having a Silent Auction and a library book sponsorship in the gym during Open House on Wed., April 18th. The auction will feature Disneyland tickets, pairs of lockers for each grade, lunch with Mrs. Allen, promotion reserved seats and more!

    Now is the time to order your Yearbook if you haven't already done so. The cost is $35. All orders are due by April 20th. Fill-out the order form and return it to the ASB desk in the Main Office. DON'T DELAY, ORDER TODAY!

    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 vmiller@losal.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!

    LAEF is once again offering the very fun Robotics class this Spring after school on Tuesdays at McAuliffe beginning on April 17th! For class description and to register go to www.LAEF4Kids.org/afterschool.

    The next College Day is Wednesday, April 11th! Remember to wear your college t-shirt or sweatshirt!

    Congratulations to McAuliffe's Sherry Tanaka, art teacher extraordinaire, for being named the 2017-2018 Seal Beach Lions Club Teacher of the Year!

    Sherry Tanaka with student

     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! 

    Picture of Jon Grillo

    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. 

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      Congratulations McAuliffe Eagles for being the top middle school in the nation for the month of January in the Vocabulary Bowl! 

    vocabulary bowl video

    Heavy Medal Friday celebrates students who scored high on their state testing. Click on picture below to watch  the video.

    Students with medals

     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. 

    Did you see the school musical, The Island? Want to see a video of some of the behind the scenes of the musical? Maybe you missed it, if so, you're in luck! Click here to view a short video of what went into the making of the musical. 

        All 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 2018-19 school year. For more information go to the PTA webpage.

      Ralph's Rewards program, please enroll to support McAuliffe when you shop! Click here to enroll. Use the following code to designate McAuliffe:

    Organization - McAuliffe Middle School PTA - Organization #81178

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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! 

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    Congratulations Mrs. Allen!!

     ACSA’s 2017 California Middle School Principal of the Year!!


    Ann Allen, principal   

    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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Principal's Message

  • Ann Allen, Principal

    Dear Families, 

    In light of the tragic school shooting that occurred in Florida, please allow me to reassure you that the systems we have in place in our district and in our school are well designed and regularly implemented. Your student and their safety is and always will be our first priority. After the morning bell rings our campus is essentially locked down, with only 2 areas of access for parents and visitors. These access areas are well supervised by our morning and afternoon Campus Supervisors. We have a visit management system in the main office that we utilize, tracking who enters and exits the campus. Staff, including substitute teachers, wear ID badges. We have lock blocks installed on all doors, and a protective covering on all window surfaces to prevent glass from shattering, preventing easy access for a would-be intruder. In addition, we have a comprehensive Crisis Response Manual that details procedures to follow during any emergency. This manual is regularly reviewed, updated as necessary, and shared with staff every year. We have regular drills with staff and students to make sure that we are all prepared for any catastrophe. And after the long weekend I will be meeting with our Superintendent Dr. Sherry Kropp to “fast track” additional fencing at the middle school, meeting with staff to again review our safety procedures, and conducting an additional drill specifically focusing on violent intruder protocols. This is by no means a comprehensive list, and I am grateful that our Board of Education and our District Executive Cabinet are deeply committed to student safety. If you would like to know about the additional systems we have in place, please contact me at any time. My door is always open, and I am happy to help you.

    I would like to close by sharing a valuable resource that you might want to consider purchasing to help you in lHow to Say It book cover eading conversations with your children about tragedies. The book is entitled “How to Say It To Your Child When Bad Things Happen – Good Answers to Tough Questions” by Dr. Paul Coleman. I have used this book to guide me in talking with my own children about difficult events in the news and in life in general. I highly recommend it.

    My heart hurts every time an event such as this occurs. Together we can help each other work through our sadness and become more vigilant and better prepared to deal with the unthinkable. That is what being part of the McAuliffe school community, our family, is all about. Please, don’t hesitate to reach out to our entire administrative team and staff if you need us.

    Annie Allen, Principal 


  • Science Olympiad Competes in Regional Event

    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!

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  • Canned food drive a big success!

    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.

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  • All School Musical a Big Hit!

    The Choir and Drama Department production of the original musical "The Island" is a big hit with students and parents.

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