• 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.  
    "Better Together"
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Principal's Message

  • Please use the Learning Connection website to navigate resources and access school-site, grade-level curriculum that will serve as learning enrichment opportunities during school closures.LEARNING CONNECTION LINK

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    Dear McAuliffe Parents and Families,

    Happy Friday, Eagles! We made it to Friday! 

    Upcoming Events

    • Next week we will host our Abilities Awareness week where we will have daily spirit days, challenges, and spotlights on different abilities. We hope to raise awareness while supporting a culture of inclusion and diversity. 

    • These activities are great for the WHOLE FAMILY. So take a look at what is planned and be ready to implement next week, April 6th through April 10th.

    • Abilities Awareness Week 2020

    • Abilities Awareness Week Spirit Days - Dress-up each day to celebrate inclusiveness!


    • Wednesday order takeout or delivery from Ameci's in support of Abilities Awareness Week and support a local business! Be sure to present this flyer digitally or in person!

    Morning Announcements

    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!

    Virtual Office Hours

    • Virtual Office Hours are staying the same for this week. However, ONE CHANGE will be that teachers will be conducting their enrichment in 30-minute segments. For example, an English teacher may conduct their enrichment from 9:30-10:00 and then repeat the same content from 10:00-10:30 so that students have an opportunity to visit their history class during the same virtual hour.

    • As always, teachers are available during regular school hours to answer any questions that may arise. You may contact your teachers via email or Google Classroom.

    • Please note that teachers are not available 24 hours a day! While being online has allowed teachers flexibility in responding to inquiries, they are not available to readily respond after 3:00pm. We want to support the time each teacher needs to be at home with his or her family.

    8:30AM – 9:30AM

    (6-12) World Language, ROP, Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Physical Education, Middle School Electives

    9:30AM – 10:30AM

    (6-12) English & Social Science

    10:30AM – 11:30AM

    (6-12) Mathematics & Science

    12:30PM – 1:30PM

    (PK-5) Classrooms, (6-12) Special Education & LAHS Skills Lab

    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 Lunch Service

    • Is available for children ages 2 to 18 and no registration is required. Meals are served at these locations between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM every weekday.


    Los Alamitos Elementary

    10862 Bloomfield St., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 (parking lot)

    Weaver Elementary

    11872 Wembley Rd., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 (parking lot)

    McGaugh Elementary

    1698 Bolsa Ave., Seal Beach, CA 90720 (side parking lot – next to tennis court


    Keep dreaming big, Eagles!

    Dr. Ryan Weiss-Wright


  • For Los Alamitos Unified Coronavirus updates, please go to the Los Alamitos Unified webpage at https://www.losal.org/

     The PTA is looking for donations for the annual Silent Auction! This year's proceeds will support multiple programs at McAuliffe. Please ask local businesses that you frequent for donations or if you own a small business, consider donating. Use the donation letter/form to request donated items or services. All donations are due by March 17th. Contact Kristin Hunt or Kelly Das, auction chairs, with any questions. Thank you for your support!

    Nominate someone for an Honorary Service Award! The PTA Honorary Service Award Selection Committee is looking for extraordinary nominees or organizations who provide outstanding service to our students, teachers, and/or our community. Nominated individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions are eligible for an award. Honorary Service Awards were designed as a unique way to publicly acknowledge and honor those that have provided outstanding community service to students, children, and youth in our community. Please take a few moments to let us know who you think deserves to be recognized. Feel free to submit multiple nominations using a separate form for each individual. You can nominate by downloading this form OR you can nominate ONLINE by clicking this link.

    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!

    The next College Day is Wednesday, Apr. 1st! Remember to 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 yearbook! They are available for purchase online only using this link.
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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!

    "The Birdwatch" will release new editions each Friday after school. Check it out at mcauliffebirdwatch.com.
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      For information regarding the Los Alamitos Unified BYOD program, click here.

    IMPORTANT! All registration materials for the 2019-20 school year are online. For more information, please see the Registration Packet by clicking here.

     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 2019-20 school year. For more information go to the PTA webpage.

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      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. 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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