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January's Newsletter

January 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians,

As the holiday season has come to an end, we begin 2019 with much excitement and creativity.  The Art Department has unveiled our #WhatLiftsYouCMMS project which will be mounted on the stage in the school cafeteria for all to enjoy.  This school community project will be a visual reminder that reflection is a valuable coping strategy to help us when facing conflict or struggling academically, socially or emotionally.  As a school community and family, we are here to help LIFT US all and be a strong support system for our students and fellow teachers and staff.

The Guidance Department will be visiting our students’ classes in preparation of scheduling students’ classes for the 2019-2020 school year.  The counselors will review humanities elective options for students who choose to not take a music course as part of their school schedule. Please be reminded that our primary focus is to ensure that students’ academic classes are scheduled as the priority.

Students who are interested in participating in a Spring Sport, should check in with the nurses’ office to ensure a valid Sports Physical is on file or if any medical update paperwork is required.  Spring Sports offered include Softball, Baseball, Boys Track and Field, and Girls Track and Field.

The McAuliffe School continues to expand our reach to develop Social Emotional strategies via the Responsive Classroom model in our classes.  Part of our district middle school initiative is to repurpose our homeroom period into a Student Advisory Period in the 2019-2020 school year.  During this period, teachers will focus on goal setting, developing positive communication skills, model how to self-reflect to make positive choices and decisions, incorporate the six pillars of character and develop positive relationships as part of the Student Advisory Period.  Teacher training will begin at our February In-Service Day and continue throughout the Spring season.

As always, please continue to check our school and district calendars and websites for upcoming events and programs.



Debra Phillips