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.

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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 04

Move-a-Thon This Saturday - See You There!

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The Move-a-Thon is McDonald's annual start-of-year community building and fundraising event put on by parents and the PTA. Our 2017-2018 fundraising goal is $460,000. How much should I contribute?

When: Saturday, Oct 7th, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North

Full event info is available on the PTA web site. Questions? Contact the PTA's fundraising team.

Activities for the whole family
Organized activities include a crab-walk relay race, parent/child team sack race, and an egg tossing competition. Free-choice play areas include soccer and frisbee. Check out the fabulous flyer.

Getting pledges
The Fun Run Lap fundraiser at 11:30-12:00 is an activity for which kids can get sponsors to pledge based on how many laps they walk, skip, or run! Use this Pledge Sheet, which will also be sent home in backpacks on October 3rd.

Volunteers needed
Help us make this event happen by taking a 30-minute shift.  Volunteers are needed to set-up, clean-up, monitor activities, accept donations, check-in participants, and give water and first aid. Sign up here

Sep 28

Hurricane and Earthquake Relief: You Can Help

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The people of Puerto Rico and Mexico need our help.

For Puerto Rico, you can: Donate supplies at school which will be delivered to victims by the owners of Ballard's La Isla restaurant and a group that includes McD parents. There will be a collection box in front of the kindergarten rooms through 10/6.

Supplies needed include: baby wipes, hand sanitizer, diapers, canned food, dry foods, baby formula, towels, blankets, garbage bags, canned milk, first aid kits.  Contact Veronica Garcia or Noelia Arzan for more information.

Attend La Isla's fundraising event on Oct 8th, starting at 12 noon with live music. The cost will ber $30 for a special plate with Lechon Asado, arroz con gandules, tostones or maduros.

Make a monetary donation to hurricane relief. Some organizations to consider are Taller Salud and the Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica.

Contact your representatives and demand an immediate and substantial relief package for Puerto Rico.
Contact your local media/press to cover the humanitarian crisis.

For Mexico, a fundraising festival for the Oaxacan families affected by the earthquake is being held at Casa Latina on Sunday, October 1st 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This article provides some useful guides on natural disaster relief. For more information, please contact Yolanda Padilla

Sep 28

Help Shape the New Lincoln High School

Sep 28

5th Grade Islandwood Orientation - Oct. 3rd

Sep 28

Community Workshop: Unlocking Homework

Sep 28

Move-a-Thon on Oct. 7th, Volunteers Needed

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Rain or shine, we'll be at Meridian Park Saturday, Oct 7th, for the Move-a-Thon! The Move-a-Thon is McDonald International's annual start-of-school community building and fundraising event, put on by McDonald families and your PTA to support our students and our school community.

What: 2017 Move-a-Thon
When: Saturday, Oct 7th, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Where: Meridian Park, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Questions? Contact the PTA's fundraising team.

There will be many ways to Move -- running, hula hoop, dance, jump rope, soccer, and parent/child sack race. We will even have a visit from our favorite Scottie dog.  Put on your sneakers, bring your checkbooks, and come Move with your McDonald community.

Volunteers are needed to set-up, clean-up, monitor activities, accept donations, check-in participants, and give water and first aid. Sign up here.

Sep 28

Join the International Dual Language Schools Facebook Page

Sep 20

Advanced Learning Referrals Due September 22

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All K-8 referrals (applications) are due by Friday, September 22nd to determine eligibility for the 2018-19 school year.

This year, like last year, all referrals in English are made online, using a parent/guardian Source account.  You can find out how and do so here.  Once you login to your parent/guardian Source account, click on the "Advanced Learning Parent Referral” button to start the referral process.  Only parents or guardians can refer their child for testing.

At the end of the referral, before it is complete, the parent/guardian will be required to schedule the test date for their child’s CogAT (or CogAT Screening Form).  The test date may be changed up to three days prior to the test date by logging into Source again.

ELL Families:  Forms in nine languages can be found on the same page linked above.  Families may mail these through USPS or email them or they may ask you to scan and email them to the same address. Given the upcoming deadline, please do not use inter-school mail.

Sep 20

Attend the McDonald Community Book Club - Sept 28

Sep 20

After-School Enrichment Program Needs Your Help


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