November 21 - December 8
Holiday Read Aloud
Holiday Sing Along Assembly
December 19 - January 2
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What a show!
There is no doubt McAuliffe's Got Talent! The McAuliffe community gathered in the commons Thursday evening for quite a treat. Twenty three performances entertained the audience through comedy, dance, acting, gymnastics, music and magic. What a turnout! The commons was packed.
Congratulations to our performers! These kids met the challenges of creating their performance, rehearsing, working together and performing on stage. What an accomplishment!
Thank you to all who helped plan, organize, decorate, bake, manage and clean up!
Special thanks to Rosana Shetty for chairing this fun experience for our kids!
Brighten a family's holiday through the Giving Tree
There are still many opportunities to give and show support for our fellow McAuliffe families in need. In our community many of us have a lot to be thankful for, but there are those who could use a helping hand this holiday season. For the past 14 years, McAuliffe students, families and staff have come together to generously buy holiday gifts to help McAuliffe families in need. Please consider taking a star from our Giving Tree and buying a gift to brighten the season of another family.
How can you contribute to the Giving Tree? The Giving Tree is setup in the school lobby. Select a star off the tree and fill out the sheet next to the tree, buy the requested gift, tape the star to the gift, and place the unwrapped gift in the box by the tree by December 8th.
If you would like to contribute a gift card, please leave the gift card with Lisa Lovin in the office.
Giving Tree items online!
It's a busy time of year, so we are making generosity and compassion a little easier for contributing to our Giving Tree. Sign up for an item to donate online! There are many, many hopes, needs and wishes still waiting to be fulfilled. Please consider making the holidays a little brighter for a family in need by choosing a gift card off our Giving Tree Sign Up Genius.
Gift cards can be sent in with your student who can give it to their teacher or Mrs. Lovin (in the office) before December 8th. Please note the Star letter and number on the gift card when you send it in.
Thank you to all who have already contributed to this wonderful McAuliffe tradition of giving and compassion.
Questions? Please contact Susie Decaire, Mandy Brunner, or Anne McKenzie.
Teacher Holiday Luncheon at McAuliffe
On Tuesday, December 13th the McAuliffe PTSA will be hosting a holiday luncheon for our wonderful teachers and staff at McAuliffe Elementary. Think of white and silver decor, "snow", pine trees, and delicious white (and light-colored) food for this "White Christmas" themed luncheon. Please help us make this a beautiful and delicious event for the staff of our school. Check out the sign up genius for décor, food and tasks needed for this event.
McAuliffe students advance to Reflections district level competition!
Thank you to all of the students who participated in the Reflections program this year. The theme "What is your story?" inspired many wonderful entries which displayed the students' creative energy, time and aspiration. McAuliffe has 6 entries advancing to the district level of competition this year! Congratulations!
The Reflections program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to creatively express themselves through their own original works of art created around a specific theme. Read more here.
HoHoHo...how much screen time do you want this Christmas?
Santa is seeing lots of requests for digital media this Christmas. Are some types of screen time better than others? How much screen time is too much? Need help setting the boundaries? It's time for The Smart Talk. Check out these articles from Our Children Magazine to get a grip on your digital Christmas and set the boundaries to keep it healthy.
The purpose of the Christa McAuliffe PTSA is to be a strong voice for children and a resource for our families, school and community. The PTSA does this by providing volunteer and financial support for programs and activities that enhance our children’s education. As a PTSA, we do our utmost to engage and empower our children, families, educators and community through communication, advocacy and collaboration.
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