Upcoming Events

This page is updated frequently, so check back often for updates and new event info.

Follow us on facebook! We also post event updates and fun stuff that might not make it to this page on our McDonald PTA facebook page.

You can also check out the official school website hosted by SPS and updated by our school staff.

For school closures, early dismissal days, and district-wide events, check out  the SPS calendar for the latest updates.

Want to help out with McDonald events?  Visit our Volunteer page for more information.

 

Sep 2

Back to School Event

Volunteers needed - Sign Up here! 

It's like a school day dry run! Ease into the school routine, practice standing in line,  have a chat with some people in-the-know, test out the monkey bars, and take care of some business.

When: Tuesday, Sept 2, 3-6 pm
Where: McDonald International Playground
What you'll do:

Bring: Your child(ren), checkbook, water, snacks & sunscreen

Please Note, to ensure everyone’s safety this is a NO BALLS, NO WHEELS, NO PETS event.

*No student will be denied supplies nor family be denied PTA membership due to inability to pay the required fees.

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Sep 3

First Day of School!

Welcome to the First Day of the 2014-2015 School Year!

School starts at 8:35am, the tardy bell rings at 8:40am, and school ends at 2:50pm.

Not sure what you need to do? Check out our "First Week of School Survival Guide" featuring transportation and Go Home Plan details, pick-up/drop-off times, supply list info, what to expect on the first day, and more. If you haven't already, subscribe to our email newsletter to stay informed on all things McDonald.

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Sep 3

First Day of School Parent Coffee

You're invited to a Parent Coffee Hour after dropping off your kids join fellow parents for social time and sympathy as you get over the trauma of parting from your child!

When: Wednesday, Sept 3, 8:35-9:35am
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

This is a great opportunity to meet other McDonald parents. PTA members will also be available to answer questions. Yummy cookies provided by Milkmakers.

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Sep 23

Welcome & Intro to McDonald - 1st PTA General Meeting

Join Us - Be Heard - Get Engaged - Stay Informed!

Please come to our first PTA General Meeting for the 2014-15 school year. There are typically 3 General Meetings (Fall, Winter and Spring). Meet other McDonald parents and keep informed on what's going on at the school.

  • Hear from Principal Golosman on what's going on with the school
  • Meet the teachers and McDonald staff
  • Learn more about how your PTA budget is being spent
  • Hear about upcoming school and community events like Curriculum Night and our monthly Parent Coffees
  • Get an introduction to your new McDonald community!

You don't have to be a PTA member to attend, General Meetings are open to all McDonald current families, prospective families, and community members. Everyone is welcome! 

When:Tuesday, Sept 23, from 6-7:30pm
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

Adults only - check back later for a link to sign up for childcare at Kids Co. or make other arrangements for your kids. Space at Kids Co is limited to 22 kids on a first-come-first-served basis. Kids Co. is licensed to care for children 3 years old and older. Optional donation of $8 per child requested but not required; cheese pizza is included for the kids. Please turn in your $8 via cash or check to the PTA Treasurer (leave it in the Treasurer mailbox in the main office), not to Kids Co.

Future PTA General Meeting dates: TBD

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Sep 24

2-Hour Early Dismissal

School will end 2 hours early today to provide time for our teachers and staff to engage in some professional & curriculum development.

Please plan to pick up your child 2 hours early from the playground (parent pick-up) or your school bus stop location. Students attending Kids Co. in the afternoon will go to Kids Co. 2 hours early. If you have questions, please contact Kids Co. directly.

For upcoming school closures, early dismissal days, and district-wide events, visit the SPS calendar for the latest updates.

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Oct 10

No School - Professional Development Day

NO SCHOOL TODAY - McDonald will be closed for all classes to provide a day for our teachers and staff to engage in professional development.

When: Friday, Oct 10, all day

Kids Co may have openings today for childcare. If you have questions, please contact Kids Co. directly.

For upcoming school closures, early dismissal days, and district-wide events, visit the SPS calendar for the latest updates.

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Oct 29

2-Hour Early Dismissal

School will end 2 hours early today to provide time for our teachers and staff to engage in some professional & curriculum development.

Please plan to pick up your child 2 hours early from the playground (parent pick-up) or your school bus stop location. Students attending Kids Co. in the afternoon will go to Kids Co. 2 hours early. If you have questions, please contact Kids Co. directly.

For upcoming school closures, early dismissal days, and district-wide events, visit the SPS calendar for the latest updates.

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Nov 2

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Daylight Saving Time ends today, don't forget to set your clocks back one hour!

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Nov 11

No School - Veterans Day Holiday

No classes today - school will be closed in observance of the national Veterans Day holiday. Kids Co. will also be closed today.

When: Tuesday, Nov 11, all day

For upcoming school closures, early dismissal days, and district-wide events, visit the SPS calendar for the latest.

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Nov 24

No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences & Holiday, Nov 24-28

No classes all this week - Nov 24-28. The school will be closed.

When: Mon-Wed, Nov 24-26, for Parent/Teacher Conferences
           (other conference times may also be available, TBD)
           Thurs-Fri, Nov 27-28, for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Your teachers will contact you before Nov 1, to schedule a parent teacher conference during this week. Please contact your teachers directly if you have questions about parent teacher conferences.

For the full list of upcoming school closures, early dismissal days, and district-wide events, visit the SPS calendar for the latest.

Going on vacation and planning to miss a few extra days of school? Visit the Safety and Policies page of the school's website for more information on excused absences and to download the Educational Plan Form.

 

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Dec 1

Back to School

Classes resume after last week's school closure (no classes all week - Nov 24-28). The school will be closed for Parent/Teacher Conferences and the Thanksgiving Holiday.

For the full list of upcoming school closures, early dismissal days, and district-wide events, visit the SPS calendar for the latest.

 

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Dec 19

1-Hour Early Dismissal

1-hour early dismissal today. It's the start of Winter Break! Happy holidays and New Year to everyone - see you next year.

When: Friday, Dec 19

For the full list of upcoming school closures, early dismissal days, and district-wide events, visit the SPS calendar for the latest.

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Dec 22

No School - Winter Break (Dec 22-Jan 2)

No classes for the next two weeks! The school will be closed for Winter Break.

When: Monday, Dec 22 through Friday, Jan 2, 2015

Kids Co. will have limited space available for all-day care (there is a fee for this), excluding Dec 24-25 and Jan 1. If you have questions, please contact Kids Co. directly.

For the full list of upcoming school closures, early dismissal days, and district-wide events, visit the SPS calendar for the latest.

Going on vacation and planning to miss a few extra days of school? Visit the Safety and Policies page of the school's website for more information on excused absences and to download the Educational Plan Form.

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