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.

 

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.

When: Tuesday, Oct 29, 12:50pm

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 6

McDonald Community Book Club

Any adult in the McDonald community can join for a casual yet lively book discussion on the first Thurs of each month. Read a great novel and get together with adults to eat, drink and discuss—what's not to like?

The book for our November get together is Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Didn't get to finish the book? No worries - come anyway!

When: Thursday, Nov 6, 7:15pm
Where: TBD (maybe your house?!)
The Book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Check the book out from the Seattle Public Library—or buy it on Amazon via the blue McDonald Amazon link on the McDonald PTA homepage and up to 4-9% of your purchase goes to the IS Fund!

Questions? Email Janna Cawrse Esarey.

Previous Book Club books: Julian Barnes's 2011 novel The Sense of an Ending, Lydia Netzer's 2012 novel Shine Shine Shine, Jojo Moyes's 2013 novel Me Before You, Paul Tough's How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, & the Hidden Power of Character, Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland, David Mitchell's Black Swan Green, and Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

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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 14

Monthly Parent Coffee

Every second Friday of the month, join fellow parents after drop-off for morning coffee and delicious healthy cookies provided by Milkmakers.

When: Friday, Nov 14, from 8:35-9:35am
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

Come join your fellow parents for conversation, coffee, and cookies, after you drop off your kid(s). This is a great way to get to know other McDonald parents and get your caffeine fix!

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Nov 17

PTA Board Meeting

Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly PTA Board meetings.  Email info@mcdonaldpta.org for the address.

When: Monday, Nov 17, 7-8:30pm
Where: Mark Roschy's house

Future monthly PTA Board meeting dates: Dec 15, Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, & June 22

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Nov 18

McDonald Int'l Parent Meeting: Special Guest Jo Langford-Fuchs

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

Join other McDonald Int'l familes at this second all-school Parent Meeting (sponsored by the PTA) of the 2014-15 school year. Hear Principal Golosman's update on the school, take the opportunity to make your voice heard, ask questions, get answers, socialize!

Our special guest speaker will be Jo Langford-Fuchs, McDonald Int'l parent and sex educator.  He'll walk us through how to create family contracts for safety online, and address some of the social networking apps and info around pornography, sexting, and cyberbullying issues.

You don't have to be a PTA member to attend, Parent Meetings are intended for all McDonald Int'l current families, prospective families, and community members. Everyone is welcome! 

When:Tuesday, Nov 18, from 6-8pm
Where: McDonald Int'l Cafeteria
Special Guest: Jo Langford-Fuchs, McDonald Int'l parent and sex educator

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 (ages 3 years and older). Optional donation of $8 per child requested; cheese pizza included for the kids. Please turn in your donation via cash or check to the PTA Treasurer (Treasurer mailbox is in the main office), not to Kids Co.

McDonald Int'l Parent Meeting dates: September 23, November 18, January 27, April 28 

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Nov 21

Picture Retake Day

If your child missed Picture Day on Oct 17, retakes will be done on Friday, Nov 21.

When: Friday, Nov 21 (during the school day)
Where: McDonald Int'l

Ordering information was sent home in your child's backpacks. Don't forget you can also order online with our school's Picture Day ID, which is printed on the order form. Be sure to get your orders in early, as the online ordering window closes roughly 24 hours after the pictures are taken.

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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, ask your teachers for details)
           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 unexcused absences.

 

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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 4

McDonald Community Book Club

Any adult in the McDonald community can join for a casual yet lively book discussion on the first Thurs of each month. Read a great novel and get together with adults to eat, drink and discuss—what's not to like?

Didn't get to finish the book? No worries - come anyway!

When: Thursday, Dec 4, 7:15pm
Where: TBD (maybe your house?!)
The Book: December's book will be decided at our Nov gathering - check back soon for the title

Check the book out from the Seattle Public Library—or buy it on Amazon via the blue McDonald Amazon link on the McDonald PTA homepage and up to 4-9% of your purchase goes to the IS Fund!

Questions? Email Janna Cawrse Esarey.

Previous Book Club books: Julian Barnes's 2011 novel The Sense of an Ending, Lydia Netzer's 2012 novel Shine Shine Shine, Jojo Moyes's 2013 novel Me Before You, Paul Tough's How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, & the Hidden Power of Character, Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland, David Mitchell's Black Swan Green, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

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Dec 12

Monthly Parent Coffee

Every second Friday of the month, join fellow parents after drop-off for morning coffee and delicious healthy cookies provided by Milkmakers.

When: Friday, Dec 12, from 8:35-9:35am
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

Come join your fellow parents for conversation, coffee, and cookies, after you drop off your kid(s). This is a great way to get to know other McDonald parents and get your caffeine fix!

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Dec 15

PTA Board Meeting

Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly PTA Board meetings.  Email info@mcdonaldpta.org for the address.

When: Monday, Dec 15, 7-8:30pm
Where: Jennifer Monahan deMella's house

Future monthly PTA Board meeting dates: Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, & June 22

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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, 1:50pm

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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Jan 5

Back to School

No classes during Winter Break (Dec 22-Jan 2). Back to school on Monday, Jan 5.

When: Monday, Jan 5, 2015

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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Jan 8

McDonald Community Book Club

Any adult in the McDonald community can join for a casual yet lively book discussion on the first Thurs of each month. This month it will be the second Thurs (since Jan 1 is a holiday).

Read a great novel and get together with adults to eat, drink and discuss—what's not to like? Didn't get to finish the book? No worries - come anyway!

When: Thursday, Jan 8, 7:15pm
Where: TBD (maybe your house?!)
The Book: January's book will be decided at our Dec gathering - check back later for the title

Check the book out from the Seattle Public Library—or buy it on Amazon via the blue McDonald Amazon link on the McDonald PTA homepage and up to 4-9% of your purchase goes to the IS Fund!

Questions? Email Janna Cawrse Esarey.

Previous Book Club books: Julian Barnes's 2011 novel The Sense of an Ending, Lydia Netzer's 2012 novel Shine Shine Shine, Jojo Moyes's 2013 novel Me Before You, Paul Tough's How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, & the Hidden Power of Character, Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland, David Mitchell's Black Swan GreenMidnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

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Jan 9

Monthly Parent Coffee

Every second Friday of the month, join fellow parents after drop-off for morning coffee and delicious healthy cookies provided by Milkmakers.

When: Friday, Jan 9, from 8:35-9:35am
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

Come join your fellow parents for conversation, coffee, and cookies, after you drop off your kid(s). This is a fun, low-key opportunity to socialize with other McDonald parents and get your caffeine fix!

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Jan 14

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.

When: Wednesday, Jan 14, 12:50pm

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

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Jan 19

No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

No classes today - school will be closed in observance of the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. 

When: Monday, Jan 19 (all day)

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

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Jan 26

PTA Board Meeting

Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly PTA Board meetings.  Email info@mcdonaldpta.org for the address.

When: Monday, Jan 26, 7-8:30pm
Where: TBD

Future monthly PTA Board meeting dates: Feb 23, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, & June 22

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Jan 27

McDonald Int'l Parent Meeting

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

Join other McDonald Int'l familes at our third all-school Parent Meeting (sponsored by the PTA) of the 2014-15 school year. Hear Principal Golosman's update on the school, take the opportunity to make your voice heard, ask questions, get answers, socialize!

You don't have to be a PTA member to attend, Parent Meetings are intended for all McDonald Int'l current families, prospective families, and community members. Everyone is welcome! 

When:Tuesday, Jan 27, from 6-8pm
Where: McDonald Int'l Cafeteria
Special Guest: TBA

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 (ages 3 years and older). Optional donation of $8 per child requested; cheese pizza included for the kids. Please turn in your donation via cash or check to the PTA Treasurer (Treasurer mailbox is in the main office), not to Kids Co.

McDonald Int'l Parent Meeting dates: September 23, November 18, January 27, April 28 

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Feb 13

Monthly Parent Coffee

Every second Friday of the month, join fellow parents after drop-off for morning coffee and delicious healthy cookies provided by Milkmakers.

When: Friday, Feb 13, from 8:35-9:35am
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

Come join your fellow parents for conversation, coffee, and cookies, after you drop off your kid(s). This is a fun, low-key opportunity to socialize with other McDonald parents and get your caffeine fix!

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Feb 16

No School - Presidents Day Holiday

No classes today - school will be closed in observance of the national Presidents Day holiday. 

When: Monday, Feb 16 (all day)

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

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Feb 17

No School - Mid-Winter Break (Feb 17)

No classes today - school will be closed for Mid-Winter Break.

When: Tuesday, Feb 17 (all day) 

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

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Feb 23

PTA Board Meeting

Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly PTA Board meetings.  Email info@mcdonaldpta.org for the address.

When: Monday, Feb 23, 7-8:30pm
Where: TBD

Future monthly PTA Board meeting dates: Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18, & June 22

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Mar 8

Daylight Savings Begins

Daylight Savings time begins again - don't forget to set your clocks one hour forward today.

When: Sunday, March 8

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Mar 13

Monthly Parent Coffee

Every second Friday of the month, join fellow parents after drop-off for morning coffee and delicious healthy cookies provided by Milkmakers.

When: Friday, March 13, from 8:35-9:35am
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

Come join your fellow parents for conversation, coffee, and cookies, after you drop off your kid(s). This is a fun, low-key opportunity to socialize with other McDonald parents and get your caffeine fix!

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Mar 16

PTA Board Meeting

Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly PTA Board meetings.  Email info@mcdonaldpta.org for the address.

When: Monday, Mar 16, 7-8:30pm
Where: TBD

Future monthly PTA Board meeting dates: Apr 20, May 18, & June 22

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Mar 25

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.

When: Wednesday, March 25, 12:50pm

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

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Apr 10

Monthly Parent Coffee

Every second Friday of the month, join fellow parents after drop-off for morning coffee and delicious healthy cookies provided by Milkmakers.

When: Friday, April 10, from 8:35-9:35am
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

Come join your fellow parents for conversation, coffee, and cookies, after you drop off your kid(s). This is a fun, low-key opportunity to socialize with other McDonald parents and get your caffeine fix!

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Apr 13

No School - Spring Break (April 13-17)

No classes this week - school will be closed for Spring Break.

When: Monday through Friday, April 13-17

Kids Co. will have limited space available for all-day care (there is a fee for this). 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 updates.

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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Apr 20

PTA Board Meeting

Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly PTA Board meetings.  Email info@mcdonaldpta.org for the address.

When: Monday, Apr 20, 7-8:30pm
Where: TBD

Future monthly PTA Board meeting dates: May 18, & June 22

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Apr 28

McDonald Int'l Parent Meeting

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

Join other McDonald Int'l familes at our third all-school Parent Meeting (sponsored by the PTA) of the 2014-15 school year. Hear Principal Golosman's update on the school, take the opportunity to make your voice heard, ask questions, get answers, socialize!

You don't have to be a PTA member to attend, Parent Meetings are intended for all McDonald Int'l current families, prospective families, and community members. Everyone is welcome! 

When:Tuesday, April 28, from 6-8pm
Where: McDonald Int'l Cafeteria
Special Guest: TBA

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 (ages 3 years and older). Optional donation of $8 per child requested; cheese pizza included for the kids. Please turn in your donation via cash or check to the PTA Treasurer (Treasurer mailbox is in the main office), not to Kids Co.

McDonald Int'l Parent Meeting dates: September 23, November 18, January 27, April 28 

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May 8

Monthly Parent Coffee

Every second Friday of the month, join fellow parents after drop-off for morning coffee and delicious healthy cookies provided by Milkmakers.

When: Friday, May 8, from 8:35-9:35am
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

Come join your fellow parents for conversation, coffee, and cookies, after you drop off your kid(s). This is a fun, low-key opportunity to socialize with other McDonald parents and get your caffeine fix!

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May 18

PTA Board Meeting

Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly PTA Board meetings.  Email info@mcdonaldpta.org for the address.

When: Monday, May 18, 7-8:30pm
Where: TBD

Final monthly PTA Board meeting date: June 22

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May 25

No School - Memorial Day Holiday

No classes today - school will be closed in observance of the national Memorial Day holiday. 

When: Monday, May 25 (all day)

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

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Jun 3

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.

When: Wednesday, June 3, 12:50pm

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

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Jun 12

Monthly Parent Coffee

Come join fellow parents for this last Parent Coffee of the 2014-15 school year - conversation, coffee, and delicious healthy cookies provided by Milkmakers.

When: Friday, June 12, from 8:35-9:35am
Where: McDonald Cafeteria

This is a fun, low-key opportunity to socialize with other McDonald parents and get your caffeine fix!

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Jun 15

Last Day of School

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

When: Monday, June 15

Have a Great Summer!!

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Jun 22

PTA Board Meeting

Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly PTA Board meetings.  Email info@mcdonaldpta.org for the address.

When: Monday, June 22, 7-8:30pm
Where: TBD

This is the last PTA Board meeting for the 2014-15 school year. PTA Board members for the 2015-16 school year are encouraged to attend and will be introduced.

Have a great summer!

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