Immersion Support Fund

Way to go McDonald! We've raised enough to keep all of our current IAs - we did it! But next year's new Kindergarten classes means we still need to hire one new IA and intern to make sure there's enough support for all of our immersion classrooms. We can close that gap together - help raise the $400,000 needed to cover all eight IAs and four interns. It's not too late - please donate today. So far:

We've raised $363,351.00.


We're so close! Let's close the gap together - every amount counts - donate today!

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Get Your $5 McDonald Raffle Tickets Now!

Tickets will be sold on the playground before and after school until we reach our 1,000 ticket limit or the drawing at 8:35am on Friday, May 9 at the Parent Coffee in the cafeteria (whichever comes first). 

Only $5 per ticket! Prizes include:

* Private Suite at a Mariner's Game for 20 ($2,300 value) on Sat, May 31
2-Night Stay at a Whidbey Island Vacation Home or a Pacific Beach Cottage
EVO Gift Basket
Mariner Kyle Seager Autographed Baseball
Be a Scoreboard Operator for a Day at a 2014 Mariner's Game
‚Äčand many more awesome items!

Click the link for more information on prizes and the May 9 drawing. 
Buy your tickets today!

Special thanks to our raffle sponsors: The Seattle Mariners, EVO, the Esarey Family, the Compton Family.

Apr 23

Japanese Language Session - TONIGHT

Join us for a Japanese language education session with Immersion Intern Akihito Kawada.

When: Wednesday, Apr 23, 7pm-8pm
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

Childcare provided by Immersion Interns José and Alba (suggested donation $10/child).

Apr 23

Principal's Letter - Apr 21

Happy Earth Day Week!  On Monday at our assembly, Profesora Diana’s class and Ms. Oerkvitz taught us a song in Spanish for Earth Day, “En Nuestra Tierra Tan Linda.” 

Click below to read my full letter with important updates, info on upcoming events, and other reminders including:

  • Free introduction to Positive Discipline on May 8th (the discipline model teachers and staff are using with our kids at McDonald)
  • Next Tuesday is the start of MSP testing for grades 3-5
  • Ms. Joanne and Tarah Helliwell named Seattle Public Schools Conservation Champions!
  • $5 McDonald Raffle tickets sold before and after school on the playground - huge prizes!
  • And more...

Click here to read my full letter with all the details.

Apr 23

May Is Bike to School Month

Scotties on Wheels!

May is Bike to School Month and Scotties are getting ready to ride. With our friends at the Cascade Bicycle Club, we'll celebrate the month with a bunch of fun events and cool prizes. Check out our calendar of events.

Click the link below for all the details...

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Scotties on Wheels!

Hello McDonald Families!

May is Bike to School Month and Scotties are getting ready to ride. With our friends at  the Cascade Bicycle Club, we will celebrate the month with a bunch of fun events and cool prizes.

This year’s theme is “Wheels in Motion” highlighting the connection  between physical activity, health, and academic achievement. When kids bike to school, they arrive awake and ready to learn. Learn more at the Cascade site.

Join the Scottie Bike Challenge

Track your trips (and minutes ridden) to win prizes. Watch for a calendar in the BackPack Mail so you can track your rides.

Scottie on Wheels Calendar of Events

(PARENT VOLUNTEERS Needed. Use Sign Up Genius to sign up.)

Saturday May 3 10am to 1pm--Bike Rodeo at  McDonald Playground

Practice your bike skills, get your bike safety checked by our onsite bike mechanic.

Wednesday May 7--Bike to School Day

Ride your bike, win a cool prize.

Friday May 10, 17, 23, 30--Scottie Bike Train

Meet your friends and their parents along the bike train route and ride in to school together. Can’t picture it? Check out this video from Portland.

PARENTS: Check out this map to find the routes and stop near you. Each stop needs at least one parent volunteer. Please use  Sign Up Genius to let us know when you will ride.

Saturday June 14--Bike to School Celebration and Awards at Seattle Children’s

Collect your prizes, get a free helmet, check out the Livable Streets projects Children’s built to make biking and walking safer and more fun.


More News

Read Principal Golosman's weekly letters with updates and information on what's going on at school

Looking for more Spanish and Japanese Resources for yourself or your child? Find these and more on our Resources and Links page


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