Immersion Support Fund

Way to go McDonald! We've raised enough to keep all of our current IAs - we did it! But now that we know there will be 3 new Kindergarten classes next year (rather than 2), our goal has increased from $400k to $425k to make sure there's enough IA and Intern support for all of our immersion classrooms.

We're asking new incoming Kindergarten families to close that gap and raise the extra funds needed to provide immersion support in their classroom next year. Please donate today. So far:

We've raised $384,004.00.

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$425,000.00

Calling All Incoming Kinder Families. Make Sure Your Class Has the Immersion Assistants You Need. Donate Today!

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Summer Is Here!

But that doesn't mean you have to lose touch with McDonald friends.

Be sure to check out the News and Upcoming Events pages to stay up-to-date on summer gatherings and activities. Join other McDonald families at our Summer Playdates and keep updated on what's in store for the school year starting this fall.

Sign up for Scottie's News - our PTA newsletter and the school's primary means of communicating with McDonald families. Scottie's News goes out weekly during the school year and as-needed over the summer.

For new families coming to McDonald next year - Welcome! Be sure to check out the Incoming Families info along with all the other great stuff on the website. Have questions? Contact us anytime. Have a safe and fun summer - Go Scotties!

Jul 22

Summer & Fall Activities/ Kid Care

Still looking for more summer activites or wanting to see what programs may offer after school programs for the fall?

Check out this list of Summer Programs compiled by McDonald parents. Also check out our Upcoming Events page.

We'll soon be posting After School Activities at McDonald for the Fall - check back soon for those details!

 
Jul 21

Host an Immersion Intern this Fall!

Families are still needed to host our four Immersion Interns, in particular for the fall! 

Our two incoming Japanese interns are Tomoe Hiraga from Fukuoka and Tomoko Yuki from Hiroshima; the two Spanish-speaking interns are Diana Carolina Torres Avila from Bogota, Colombia and Rodrigo Murrias Ybarra from Valencia, Spain.

Show that American hospitality. This is a great opportunity for your kids and family to get to know one of our wonderful interns better and learn about their experiences. It's a great chance for our interns to experience American life, practice their English, and for your kids to practice a little language.

If you're interested in doing this, especially starting the first quarter, but even for the later ones, please email Sandhya Subramanian so she can get you started or answer your questions. Click the link below for more info.

 

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Hello everyone,

I hope your summers are going well.  I am writing because we really need some more families to host our four immersion interns, in particular for the fall!  The three quarters go something like this:

Fall: last week of August to end of November
Winter: December to early March
Spring: early March to mid-June

Our two incoming Japanese interns are Tomoe Hiraga from Fukuoka and Tomoko Yuki from Hiroshima; the two Spanish-speaking ones are  Diana Carolina Torres Avila from Bogota, Colombia and Rodrigo Murrias Ybarra from Valencia, Spain.

If you are interested in doing this, especially starting the first quarter, but even for the later ones, please write me so that I can send you more information, answer questions, and we can set up the application and house visits.

Click the link for more info on our Immersion Interns and the role they play, or to download the host FAQ and application.

Thanks a lot!

Sandhya Subramanian
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parent of incoming third-grader Max Seitz
206-954-9617 : m
sandhya_subramanian@yahoo.com

 

 
Jul 18

McD Playdate This Sunday!

Keep in touch over the summer - and meet new McDonald families!

We know that starting a new school year marks a new chapter for the entire family. Getting to know other new and incoming families can make the transition so much easier. We hope you'll join us at our Summer Playdates - all current and incoming McDonald families are welcome.

Come with your questions! PTA and other current McDonald parents will be there and always happy to talk with new families.

When: Sunday, June 29, July 20 & Aug 17, 2-4pm
Where: McDonald Playground

Feel free to bring a snack to share if you like. Bikes and other wheels welcome (don't forget your helmets!). Please note the building will not be open so there is no bathroom access.

Questions? Email PTA Events Chair, Erica Lerer. See you on the playground!

 

More News

Interested in summer programs, events and activities? Check out this list of Summer Programs compiled by McDonald parents. Also check out our Upcoming Events page.

 

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