November 26 (Wednesday)
Half day; Noon dismissal
November 28 (Friday)
Last Day to Register for
Snow Sports Program
December 3 (Wednesday)
Special Needs Group Mtg
9-10 am; Portable 1
December 11 (Thursday)
PTSA Board Meeting
2-3:30 pm; Portable 1
December 19 (Friday)
December 21 (Sunday)
First Day of Winter
December 22 - January 2
Articles, Announcements & Events
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PTSA Board and General Members Approve $13,800 in Funding Requests
McAuliffe PTSA's board members and general members voted to approve seven funding requests presented by Principal Howden at the Nov. 19 General Membership Meeting (GMM). A total of $13,800 was approved for the following requests:
The next GMM is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2015.
Registration Open for Winter 2015 Enrichment Programs
Introducing several new programs!
Our programs just get better and better! Click here to check out the great assortment of enrichment programs being offered in the new year, including several new ones such as Junior Golf, Drama Kids International, French with Fun, and more!
School Boundary Process Update
Many McAuliffe families are closely watching the LWSD Boundary Change Process web page. At the Boundary Committee's Nov. 17 session, seven possible scenarios were generated for the Eastlake Learning Community (ELC), which includes McAuliffe. Two to three of the seven scenarios are expected to be presented for review/comment at the upcoming ELC Feedback Meeting. No decisions have yet been made on which scenarios will be presented.
ELC Boundary Feedback Meeting
Thursday, December 11 :: 6:30 - 8 pm
Eastlake High School Commons
November 25th Update The meeting will be held as an open house. Parents and community members can come at any time during the meeting. There will not be a formal presentation; instead, displays of each option will be set up for viewing, and committee members will be on hand to answer questions. Parents and community members will be asked to provide written input on forms provided.
WatchDOGS Program Featured in Microsoft Commercial
Watch the video... then go to our WatchDOGS page for more information and an updated volunteer schedule!
Submit a Classroom Grant for McAuliffe
The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is challenging each school to submit THREE classroom grant applications from parents or teachers. A Reaching for Success classroom grant can fund programs that engage and support students, like math and homework clubs, robotics, literacy programs and more. Talk to your teachers or Principal Howden about applying.
LWPTSA Scholarship Basket Auction Happening Now
The auction is open! The Lake Washington PTSA Council is once again hosting its Scholarship Basket Auction, a silent auction going on now at the Lake Washington Resource Center in Redmond Town Center. You can drop into the Resource Center to browse the 40+ baskets and bid on your favorites. (The baskets can be viewed in the near future on the LWPTSA web site.) Bidding closes Dec. 6.
The LWPTSA also wishes to invite everyone to its Scholarship Basket Auction and Gift Wrapping Event on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 2-6 pm, also at the Lake Washington Resource Center. Bring your holiday gifts and LWPTSA Council members will do the wrapping for free! There will also be raffle prizes ($1 raffle tickets) and refreshments at the event. For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Washington Schools Foundation November News
We want your Reaching for Success classroom grant application! The Foundation would like to receive three grant applications from every school, submitted by parents or teachers. Grants fund programs that engage and support students, like math and homework clubs, robotics, literacy programs, IXL on-line math and more. Talk to teachers or your school principal about applying.
For help writing your grant application, please attend the Reaching for Success grant writing workshop on November 20th from 4-5:30 p.m. at the district Resource Center. The workshop will include a review of the application, FAQs, ideas for grants and Q&A. RSVP to email@example.com.
Help us celebrate our 10th anniversary!
Mark your calendars for our April 29 Legacy for Learning luncheon! Our goal is to raise nearly $300,000 and we need your help. If you are interested in learning more about the Foundation or volunteering for the 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:
WA STATE PTA News
NOVEMBER IS DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH
There are limited resources available to families about dyslexia and it is crucial to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of dyslexia so that a child can be evaluated early in order to obtain the appropriate instruction and accommodations he or she needs to succeed in school.
This year IDA is providing families with a handbook titled IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know. This handbook not only contains valuable information like the characteristics of dyslexia, what it is and what it is not, and also provides information on valid assessments, effective teaching approaches, self-advocacy ideas and a vast array of resources. Further, the handbook contains information that will be useful throughout a child’s life, from elementary school through college.
PTSA # 2.8.36
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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McAuliffe WatchDOGS schedule
2013-2014 McAuliffe PTSA
Fiscal Year Summary
Fun Run Donation Tax Receipt
LWSD 2014-2015 Calendar
Lake Washington PTSA Council
Washington State PTA
2014-2015 McAuliffe PTSA
Family Membership form
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