May 27 (Wednesday)
PTSA Volunteer Appreciation Year-End Party
1-2pm; PTSA Portable 2
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE
June 4 (Thursday)
PTSA Portable Cleanout
9 am; Portables 1 & 2
June 11 (Thursday)
PTSA Board Meeting
2-3:30 pm; PTSA Portable 1
MOD Pizza Family Night
5-8 pm; MOD Sammamish
(Not a fundraiser ~ just fun, familiy dining with McAuliffe friends! Organized by ASB)
June 12 (Friday)
K-1: 11:00 - 11:25 am
2-3: 11:35 am - 12:00 pm
4-5: 12:10 - 12:35 pm
1:15 - 3:15 pm
June 15 (Monday)
Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony
2-3:30 pm; Commons
June 16 (Tuesday)
Fifth Grade Promotion Party
7-9 pm; Sammamish X3 Teen Center
June 17 (Wednesday)
Last (and Half) Day of School
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Articles, Announcements & Events
PTSA Volunteer Appreciation Year-End Party & Golden Acorn Announcement
What a year it has been! The McAuliffe PTSA can't wait to celebrate all of its outstanding volunteers who lent a hand this year! Please join us Wednesday, May 27 in Portable 2 from 1-2 pm for food, refreshments, a raffle, and our genuine thanks for everything you have done this year!
Also, the recipient of this year's Golden Acorn Award will be announced at our gathering! Volunteers, parents, everyone welcome!
Questions? Contact PTSA President Joanne Toll.
PTSA Board of Directors: Spring Training Opportunities
Incoming McAuliffe PTSA board members are encouraged and welcome to attend the following training opportunity presented by the Lake Washington PTSA Council. Contact PTSA President Joanne Toll if you would like to attend.
Friday, May 29, 9:30-11:30 am
@Lake Washington Resource Center (Redmond)
President and Principals Workshop
The relationship between president and principal is one of the most vital to your organization. Review how each partner's organization operates and how to collaborate on goals to best meet the needs of the children in your community. If your incoming president is unable to attend, please make sure that you have another board member present. Principals are required by the district to attend, and we want to support them!
Caps Recycling Program Discontinued
New Program = New Location to Bring Your Caps
The PTSA is discontinuing its Caps Recycling Program effective immediately due to recent program changes by Aveda, the company through which the PTSA coordinated its caps recycling. Please continue to recycle rigid caps* (see below) with the Gimme 5 recycling program, available through Whole Foods Redmond, where you can also bring other #5 plastics to be recycled into plastic toothbrushes and other Preserve brand products.
*Rigid caps are threaded caps (must be screwed on/off) that are not flexible, such as caps on Coke bottles, peanut butter jars, fruit juices, etc. Flexible (non-recyclable) lids are similar to those found on yogurt/butter tubs, salsa containers, etc. and can contaminate a batch of recyclables if inadvertently included with caps.
The PTSA would like to thank all McAuliffe families past and present for participating in preserving our environment through the Caps Recycling program. Please continue (and expand) your individual efforts and encourage your kids to "GIMME 5!"
Illuminate Your Child's Inventive Spirit with Camp Invention!
Returning to McAuliffe once again this summer is Camp Invention! Students entering grades 1-6 can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary as they use their imagination and creative problem-solving skills for a hands-on experience you won't find anywhere else! This year's curriculum, titled Illuminate, is even more amazing; click here to see all of the modules and videos (and registration)!
Camp is July 6-10 from 9 am - 3:30 pm at Christa McAuliffe Elementary. You can register at www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332. Cost is $250. Questions? Contact camp coordinator Jennifer Simon.
Two New Legislative Bills Pass that Benefit Children's Health
The Washington State Legislature recently passed two bills to better protect the health and safety of newborns and children in child care. SHB 1285 requires hospitals and healthcare providers to test all newborn babies for critical congenital heart disease; identifying this disorder right away is essential to save these new lives. ESHB 1126 requires a fatality review by health and safety experts and child advocates whenever a child dies in a child care center or similar facility, with the goal of strengthening safety standards. Learn more about SHB 1285 and ESHB 1126.
To create a fun-loving, welcoming environment that expresses the spirit of our school ; to support school programs and activities that engage and empower families and communities to advocate for all children.
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