Sept 1 (Thursday)
Back to Business
Last names A - L 9:30 am
M - Z 12:15 pm; Commons
Sept 1 (Thursday)
Teacher Student Meet and Greet
11:15 am; Commons
Sept 5 (Monday)
No school - Labor Day
Sept 6 (Tuesday)
First Day of School grades 1 - 5
Sept 7 (Wednesday)
Full day of school
Sept 8 (Thursday)
Grades 3 - 5 6:00 pm
Grades 1 - 2 6:45 pm
Sept 9 (Friday)
First day of school for Kindergarten students
Articles, Announcements & Events
McAuliffe gets Back to Business September 1st!
Get ready McAuliffe Challengers! Back to school is on the horizon and here comes your chance to take care of all your business in one shot. Back to Business will take care of:
Please bring your checkbook. (We are not able to accept cash or credit cards at this event).
Back to Business is scheduled by student last name and times are adjacent to the Teacher Meet and Greet.
New this year at Back to Business!
Some of our After School Program providers will be available outside under the covered area to offer information on their programs and provide fun activities for the kids! Your student can sample a bit of mini-golf, SCRATCH coding with Minecraft, Quick-Draw art and more!
Make your Back to Business experience quick and efficient - fill out some forms at home! Download your PTSA membership form by selecting a link below, fill it out at your convenience and drop it off at Back to Business. An online student directory form will be coming soon!
Why become a PTSA member? Review our accomplishments and check out our purpose.
Can't make it to Back to Business? A Back to School packet will arrive home Friday, September 9th in your child's Payload Packet. Stay tuned for the School Portrait Makeup Day.
Can you lend a hand at this event? We need more friendly faces to help greet and direct people, hand out forms and popsicles, and man some of the information tables. Never helped at a PTSA event before? No worries. Our kind organizers will show you the ropes. If you would like to help out please sign up here.
Enjoy the rest of your summer Challengers!
School Portraits September 1st
Dorian Photography will be at McAuliffe during Back to Business for school portraits. No lunch stains, messy hair or funny collars. You can be there to ensure a nice school portrait! Order forms will be available at Back to Business. Bring your checkbook.
Are You Ready for School?
Now is the time to prepare and make the back to school transition as smooth as possible. Bed time, after school activities, meal planning, homework schedules, school and activity transportation - change is coming! Looking for some tips to make it an easy adjustment? Check out this article "9 steps to a smart start" from Great Schools.org.
Have a great 2016 - 2017 school year!
Join Us at the Welcome Back Coffee
What does McAuliffe have to offer in terms of programs and events this year? Come find out from the organizers at the PTSA Welcome Back Coffee onTuesday, September 13 at 9:00 AM in the commons.
Our PTSA board is made up of parents just like you, some working, some not, all super busy but willing to lend a hand and be involved. Come meet the people who make things happen for McAuliffe and have fun doing it. Or just have a walk through and see what's in store for this year. Kids are welcome!
Expect coffee and treats, information about programs and events and a means to volunteer if you wish.
Can't make it to the Welcome Back Coffee but want to lend a hand? Contact PTSA president, Anne McKenzie.
Your back to school shopping can benefit our school!
Shop with AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases are donated to our school through McAuliffe PTSA!
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service! To get setup, go to AmazonSmile, sign in with your Amazon log in, select Christa McAuliffe PTSA in Tacoma, WA as your charity and shop in comfort!
New to Amazon? Go to AmazonSmile, Create an account, and you're in! Be sure to select Christa McAuliffe PTSA in Tacoma, WA as your charity (yes, Tacoma).
Make sure to shop from smile.amazon.com rather than amazon.com on future purchases.
Thanks for smiling with us!
Order school supplies online!
School Tool Box is back with an easy convenient way to purchase school supplies. Go to SchoolToolBox.com, type in McAuliffe Elementary, and select from the list of pre-defined boxes by grade. Boxes are delivered to your door!
Got lots of "school supplies" lying around? Not to worry, boxes can be customized if you don't need that 3rd pair of scissors.
Orders ship within 10 days.
Change is coming!
Our PTSA is taking steps to go paperless! Communications for events and programs will be paperless this school year. The benefits include savings in time, money and resources. Spread the word and ensure your friends are in the know. Newsclik, Peachjar, Facebook and our PTSA website will be the primary sources of information for the 2016-2017 school year. You can subscribe to the Newsclik by clicking on the yellow Get our Newsclik! button on the right (or keep scrolling down to see it on your mobile device).
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.
Student Directory Input
Enter by Sept. 17
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