October 24 (Friday)
Fun Run Prize Assembly
October 27 (Monday)
School Portraits Retake Day
November 2 (Sunday)
Daylight Savings Ends
2 am; Set clocks back 1 hour
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 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 17 (Monday)
7 pm; Commons
November 20 (Thursday)
PTSA Talent Show
Time tbd; Commons
Articles, Announcements & Events
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.
It will be STANDING ROOM ONLY at our Fun Run Prize Assembly this Friday!
The PTSA would like to extend a HUGE Thank You to all the parents, family and friends who helped out at the Fun Run as well as those who simply enjoyed watching our kids run for their school! We would also like to thank our entire McAuliffe community for the outstanding support of our school.
The final results of the Fun Run will be revealed at the Fun Run Prize Assembly Oct. 24, where we will give away all Grand Prizes and raffle prizes. AND, we will have the Pitch Burst raffle drawing, which is the most fun (and biggest mess) you'll ever see kids and staff members partake in! DON'T MISS IT!
School Portrait Retakes are Tuesday, Oct. 27
If you would like your child to retake their school portrait, please have them bring your entire portrait package with them to the retake. Dorian Studio will replace the old package with a new package and portrait. Questions? Contact Sue Simon.
Talent Show Auditions
Does your child have a special talent they'd like to share? McAuliffe is holding auditions for this year's Talent Show!
WHO: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students
WHAT: Any performance-ready act such as a song, dance, musical instrument, skit, circus/acrobatic skill, magic, comedy, cheer...or any other talent!
WHERE: McAuliffe Commons
WHEN*: Monday, Oct. 20th; 3:30-6 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 22; 2-4:30 pm
*Makeup Auditions: For those with conflicts on these dates, auditions will also be held during lunch/lunch recesses on Oct. 22 from 12-1:30 pm.
Audition signups are on the bulletin board in the school foyer and are FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE. Questions? Contact Rosana Shetty or Karen Chekan.
Explore the Arts!
Participate in PTA Reflections
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.
Come Discover Girl Scouts, and bring a friend!
Girls and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a Discover Girl Scouts event to learn about Girl Scouts and start new troops! Girl Scouts do fun activities where they Discover, Connect and Take Action with the world around them, building courage, confidence and character. Please join us at Inglewood Middle School on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 pm. Contact Kristina English for more information.
"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
LWPTSA Council Family Fun Event
Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
Saturday, October 25; 12 pm
Take the family to the last regular-season home game of the Sounders when they play the Los Angeles Galaxy! The Lake Washington PTSA Council is hosting a district-wide family event and has secured a limited amount of seats at a reduced price of $18 (regularly $25). Not only is it the last regular-season home game, but it is Landon Donovan's last regular-season home game of his career. This game is sure to sell out so buy your tickets soon! A portion of ticket sales will come directly back to the McAuliffe PTSA when you enter our promo code (see below).
To purchase tickets:
1. Go to the Sounders website.
2. Create an account or log in if you have an existing account.
3. In the Access an Offer text box, enter promo code PTAMCALIF.
4. Click Go. When the promo code is accepted, the discounted price ($18) appears in the Pricing Options, and the seating map displays.
5. Continue and complete your purchase.
Additional information: Event flyer | LWSD Promo Codes | FAQs
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