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!
After School Care Options:
Need somewhere for the little ones to hang out after school? Here are a few ideas. Aside from Kids Co, these programs are not onsite and are not affiliated with the school.
Boys & Girls Club of Wallingford: After school care is available from 2:30-7pm. Students can take a school bus directly from McDonald after school to Boys & Girls Club. The cost? Free to kids with $36 annual membership. No, that is not a typo.
Green Lake School-Age (GLSA) Care Program: Located across from Greenlake Elementary on 65th. No transportation currently offered from McDonald, but they welcome McDonald kids for both before and afterschool care.
Kids Co: Onsite before and after school care. Kids Co currently has a long waitlist and they don’t expect many spots to open up this year. Although Program Manager LaFawnda Williams still recommends getting on the wait list (no charge).
Little Explorers Everyday Enrichment Club: Located near 65th & Latona. No transportation currently offered from McDonald. Parent volunteers could share responsibility of walking with kids (~1/2 mile) after school.
Seattle’s Littlest Performers: Creative Space After School Program: Open to 15 students. If 4 or more students sign up from McDonald, they may be able to provide transportation.
YMCA at Phinney Ridge: Transportation not currently available, but they do offer after school care if you can get your child there.
Looking to share an after school nanny? Check out the Green Lake Moms listserv. Word on the street is that it can be a great resource for parents looking for a nanny-share. And you can always post a note on our McDonald PTA Facebook page.
Remember McDonald also offers onsite After School Enrichment Activities, with weekly classes ranging from cooking to unicycles! Registration for the fall session opens in September.
This is not a complete list. If you know of other after school care in the area, tell us! Send what you know to email@example.com and we can add to the list.
Looking for After School Activities at McDonald? Running club, Go club, music, theater, math, basketfall, fine art and more. Check out the latest offerings and sign your child up for their favorites!
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!