November 2 (Sunday)
Daylight Savings Ends
2 am; Set clocks back 1 hour
Box Tops Fall Contest
Bring them to your teacher!
November 3 (Monday)
Reflections Entries Due
to school office by 4 pm
November 5 (Wednesday)
PTSA Special Needs Group Mtg
9-10 am; Portable 1
November 6 (Thursday)
Snow Sports Program Information Meeting
6:30 pm; Commons
November 10 (Monday)
Veterans Day Assembly
November 11 (Tuesday)
NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day
November 12 (Wednesday)
Fun Run Prize Day with
Mobile Gaming Revolution
November 13 (Thursday)
PTSA Board of Directors Mtg
2-3:30 pm; Portable 1
November 14 (Friday)
Last Day for Box Tops
Bring to your teacher!
November 17 (Monday)
7 pm; Commons
November 20 (Thursday)
PTSA Talent Show
Time tbd; Commons
Articles, Announcements & Events
NEW McAuliffe Snow Sports Program
Join the McAuliffe Snow Sports Program for the Winter 2015 ski season at Summit Central Area at Snoqualmie. This volunteer-led program facilitated by Snow Sports Consulting Services (SSCS) offers an exciting opportunity for students to participate in weekly ski or snowboard lessons with bus transportation leaving directly from McAuliffe. Click here to go to our program page with detailed information, including registration period and program dates/duration.
Information Night – Thursday, Nov. 6, 6:30-7:30 pm
Join us inthe Commons to meet SSCS, get an overview of the program, learn about places to rent gear, sign up to be a parent chaperone, and more!
It's BOX TOPS time! Shop...clip...and earn!
Are you ready for the Fall Box Tops Classroom Contest? Keep clipping and saving, because the competition is starting soon! Students should be ready to turn in their Box Tops to their classrooms November 3-14. Our goal this year is to earn $1,300. Prizes and Award Certificates will be given to classrooms with the most Box Tops. All money we earn supports our wonderful PTSA programs. Thank you for your support! Questions? Contact Sue Simon.
Reflections Entries due Monday, November 3
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 art that support a specific theme. This year the Reflections them is: "The world would be a better place if…" Students may submit an entry in any of six arts areas: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. Each category has specific requirements, and entries must be properly completed to be accepted. Click here for program details, including information on the Special Artist category.
McAuliffe students are invited and encouraged to participate! The deadline for entries is November 3. Judging of entries will take place November 5-11. On November 17 at 7 pm, we will honor all McAuliffe participants at our Reflections Reception in the Commons. All of McAuliffe's entries will then be sent to District on November 19. Questions? Please contact Nancy Grossi.
We Sound Like a BROKEN RECORD!
Friday's FUN RUN prize assembly was unforgettable! Many students won several fantastic grand prizes, but the biggest prize (and SURprise) was the double-record-breaking amount of $56,000.41 that our students raised for the PTSA, their teachers, their school and, ultimately, themselves! We not achieved our goal of $40,000, we also broke our all-time fundraising record of $52,000. Principal Howden literally *smashed* two records (old LP records for those of us who actually remember what those are) to symbolize this great achievement!
The PTSA would like to thank its VP of Fundraising, Leslie Barber, who began planning the event, seeking sponsors, and gaining momentum last spring. It would also like to thank its many other volunteers who made the event happen, the parents and students who drove the effort of seeking financial donations, and *everyone* who has been so enthusiastic about our legendary Fun Run! Relive the Run by viewing our slideshow below. We are in the process of uploading and reviewing photos from the Prize Assembly and hope to have that slideshow sometime next week!
Meet Our Learning Center Students
McAuliffe Elementary would like to introduce you to its wonderful students in the Learning Center. These students make our school extra special; now we can all read about and get to know each one of them. On the bulletin board outside the Learning Center room (near the entrance to the B pod), you can read a personal biography about each of these students. Stop by the Learning Center and "learn" about these special kids!
McAuliffe PTSA Reaches 100% Membership Goal
Every year, the PTSA strives to reach a membership goal of 100% -- this means that for every student at McAuliffe, there is a parent PTSA member. For our 491 students, we have 520 PTSA parent members...100 percent and more! Thank you for being a member of our PTSA, which supports our state and National PTA programs as well.
Lake Washington Schools Foundation News
Thank you to our generous school community! This fall, you have donated more than $14,000, over halfway to our $25,000 goal. Your donations fund Safe School Ambassador (anti-bullying) programs in our high schools, math and literacy programs in our elementary schools, and new-teacher training. There is still time to help! Please consider a donation to the Foundation during its Fall Campaign.
Help us celebrate our 10th anniversary!
We're growing and striving to make an even greater impact on academic excellence in all of our schools. If you are interested in learning more about the Foundation or volunteering for our upcoming luncheon, please contact Executive Director Kristina Williams.
"Brown-Bag It" with the LWPTSA Council
The LWPTSA Council is hosting its new Brown Bag Lunch series, which are monthly presentations and discussions on topics of interest. Everyone is welcome, just bring your lunch from 12 - 1 pm on the third Thursday of each month to the LWSD Resource Center (in Redmond Town Center), 16250 NE 74th St.
For a full schedule of sessions, see the poster on the PTSA bulletin board in the school foyer. The next few months are listed here:
Eastlake High School’s 21st Annual Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 1 -- 9 am - 3 pm
This wonderful holiday show features over 70 artisans and crafters! You will find beautiful items for your home and special holiday gifts for friends and family. This event is sponsored by Eastlake HS PTSA. Click here for more information.
Eastlake High School, 400 228th Avenue NE, Sammamish WA 98074
Support McAuliffe while you shop on AmazonSmile! It's the same Amazon you know, but when you shop from AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Mcauliffe PTSA. If you are already an Amazon member, just log in and shop. Not a member? Create an account, search for and select "Christa McAuliffe Ptsa (Tacoma WA)" as your charity, and you’re done! (Well, except for the shopping!)
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NEW Fun Run Donation Tax Receipt
LWSD 2014-2015 Calendar
Lake Washington PTSA Council
Washington State PTA
2014-2015 McAuliffe PTSA
Family Membership form
2014-2015 McAuliffe PTSA Individual Membership form
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