McDonald International Community News

We want to make it easy to keep informed. Here are the options we currently have in place along with our update schedule for each.

  • This website  We'll update whenever we have information. Subscribe to our RSS feed to be notified instantly, or check back regularly.
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  • Email List  We send out a weekly email newsletter during the school year and as needed over the summer. This is one of the primary ways our school communicates with famililes, so if you haven't already, click here to sign up
  • SPS website McDonald also has an official school website hosted by Seattle Public Schools and updated by McDonald staff.

Have a submission? Events, news, resources to share? Email us.

Oct 13

Pick Up Your Scottie Gear Orders

Oct 13

Have You Signed Up for Your Class Google Group?

Oct 13

A Walk in Their Shoes

Oct 11

Monthly Japanese Children Book Review

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We will post monthly reviews of suggested Japanese reading for your bookworm to cozy up with this fall. Here is our first review:

Book Titles: Zo Kun No Sampo (The Elephant Happy) and Zo Kun No Amefuri Sampo (Elephant's Rainy Day's Walk)

Story: Rain or shine, a happy go lucky elephant loves to go for a walk. The walk gets even more fun when he meets animal friends along the way! 

Review: Both books are short stories. They are full of simple repeated lines so it's easy for young readers to learn the phrases in Japanese. And also the warm friendship between the elephant and his animal friends will brighten your child's day.

Oct 04

Represent McDonald at the Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly - Oct. 20-21st

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PTA leaders and members are invited and encouraged to attend the 39th annual WSPTA Legislative Assembly on October 20-21 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. Each year, representatives of local PTAs vote to set the association’s legislative priorities for the coming two years. You will also learn about advocacy at all levels, network with other PTA members, and add your PTA's voice to the state platform. Learn more here.

This year, McDonald is allowed six voting delegates. If you are interested in representing McDonald, email PTA President Katie Dodsley. Registrations fees are covered by the PTA.

You can also give input by taking this survey. PTA lobbies decision-makers locally and in Olympia on issues affecting the well-being and education of all children. Your survey responses will help set our agenda. Survey closes at midnight on Monday, October 9th. 2017.

Oct 04

Beyond McD: Japan Week at Bellevue College

Oct 04

LGBT Families Dinner - Nov. 2nd

Oct 04

STEM Night: Discuss, Play, Inspire - Oct 26th

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Oct 04

Parent Education: Race

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On Tuesday, October 24th the McDonald PTA will host an evening of parent education on the topic of Race & Social Justice featuring speaker and fellow McDonald parent, Tierra Johnson.

When: Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where: McD Cafeteria

She will discuss how education, discovery and history is told from a white perspective, without many of us realizing it, until we reach higher education. This evening will provide space for questions and answers as well as offer perspective on how to have these conversations with your own children.

Childcare is available through KidsCo by following this link. Food will not be provided, so be sure your children have eaten before they arrive.


On Tuesday, October 17th the View Ridge Elementary PTA will host an evening of parent education on the topic of Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative featuring Jasen Frelot, a community activist, father, early childhood educator, and social justice advocate.

When: Tuesday, October 17th 7:00-8:30PM
Where: View Ridge Elementary School Cafeteria7047 50th Avenue NE, Seattle 98115 

Mr. Frelot will help us as parents recognize and overcome our own barriers to talking about race as well as how to present and discuss information on race with our children in developmentally appropriate ways. 

A commitment to dismantling racism and promoting equality is a community endeavor, and thus this View Ridge PTA-sponsored event is open to all interested parents, family members, neighbors and advocates.

Oct 04

Movie Night: Moana - Oct. 13th


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