September 1 (Tuesday)
First Day of School
September 3 (Thursday)
Grades 1,2 -- 6:00-7:15 pm
Grades 3-5 -- 6:45-8:00 pm
Start in the Commons
September 4 (Friday)
Beginning of Year Assembly
September 7 (Monday)
September 8 (Tuesday)
PTSA Welcome Back Coffee
9 am; Commons
5th Grade Outdoor Education
September 17 (Thursday)
PTSA Ice Cream Social
6:30 pm; Commons
September 18 (Friday)
Fun Run envelopes distributed
September 22 (Tuesday)
School Portrait Makeup Day (for students who missed Back to Business event)
October 2 (Friday)
Challenger Chase FUN RUN
Articles, Announcements & Events
Welcome Back McAuliffe Challengers!
How is your child getting to school?
Here are some important reminders and new information on bike policies, walking routes and loading/unloading zones...
The LWSD transportation department mailed out postcards to all families whose student(s) will ride the school bus to and from school on Tuesday. Questions? Contact the transportation department at 425-936-1120 or visit the district website. Check out the Bus Routes here. Times listed on the routes are approximate. Make sure your student arrives at his or her assigned stop five minutes before the scheduled pick-up time!
Drop Off and Pick Up
Dropping off your child at school can get hectic and frustrating. Let's all work together to keep our children safe and keep traffic running smoothly by following these rules:
For detailed information regarding Parking Lot Safety click here and go to page 12.
Walking and Biking
Walking and biking offers a great way to avoid the school traffic jam and get exercise and bonding time before school. The district's Pedestrian and Bicycle
Safety Advisory Committee has suggested
bike and walk routes to the district's elementary schools. This group worked with traffic and pedestrian safety experts as well as a GIS consultant to develop GIS maps of updated walk routes. Click here for the Suggested Walk Routes for McAuliffe.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Committee also worked on a new policy concerning riding bikes to school. This policy replaces individual school rules for when students can ride bikes to school.
All elementary students above the age of 10 may ride a bicycle to school with a completed permission form signed by the parent/guardian. For students under the age of 10, an adult needs to accompany the student both to school and on the return home. Bicycle permission forms are found in the school office.
McAuliffe bike policy also states:
Stay safe and have fun on your way back to school!
Don't Forget Their School Supplies
View or print your 2015-2016 school supply list right here:
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Susie Decaire and Daisy Gacutan
Save the Ice Cream Social!
Thank you Susie and Daisy for chairing the Ice Cream Social this year!
Make new friends and meet McAuliffe staff. We still need a few volunteers to help with setup and take down, filling up toppings, and scooping ice cream on September 17th at this McAuliffe family favorite get together.
Click here to see more details on this special event and how you can get involved!
Are You a Sports Enthusiast?
The PTSA is looking for volunteers interested in organizing two after school programs -- Running Club and Snow Sports.
No previous experience necessary! Just expect to have fun and enjoy time with fellow sports lovers. Check out the details here.
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.
McAuliffe WatchDOGS Schedule
Coming in August ~ Click here to sign up
LWSD 2015-2016 Calendar
School, PTSA and Other PTA News
2015-2016 School Supplies
Kindergarten ~ Grades 1-5
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