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 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 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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