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.
  • Facebook  Follow us on Facebook! We often post fun stuff on Facebook that might not make it to this site.
  • 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.

Feb 07

Special McDonald Book Club - Feb. 13th

Feb 06

Black Lives Matter at School Week

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February is Black History Month and February 12th is National African American Parent Involvement Day. In addition, the Seattle Education Association and educators have come together to organize and participate in the nationwide Black Lives Matter at School week, Feb. 5-9. Overall, the lessons aim to:

  • Reflect the experiences of students, families and friends
  • Help students understand inequities based on race
  • Affirm that the lives of people of color matter
  • Promote the belief that we all have a responsibility to work for equity as a core ideal

Participation of educators and schools in this week is voluntary, so please check with your student’s school regarding their level of participation and for ways to get involved. You can also read about district’s race and equity initiatives in a recent Eliminating Opportunity Gaps/Ensuring Opportunities for Greatness (EOG) article.

Feb 02

Before School Support During Bus Strike

Jan 31

K-12 Funding Forum - Feb. 6th

Jan 31

Hourly Tutor Needed

Jan 31

McDonald Talent Show!

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We will be hosting our schools first stand alone Talent Show at Hamilton Middle School!

When: Friday March 9th 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: Hamilton Middle School, 1610 North 41st Street

Sign up your act on the link below or just join us for the evening of fun watching our children put on a show.

Each act is limited to 90 seconds. We will provide equipment needed to amplify voice and sound, you provide the music (if using). There will also be a dress rehearsal Thursday March 8thin our school's gymnasium to help the event run smoothly as well as release some performance jitters.

2018 Talent Show Sign Up

Jan 31

Meet our School Board Director!

Jan 31

Kickoff for the Winter 2018 Fund Drive

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This week, we kick off our 3-week Winter Fundraising Drive for McDonald Elementary. This is our final push to meet our annual goal of $460,000.  Thank you to all who have already donated.  If you have not yet given, please consider donating during this fund drive.

The majority of PTA funds provide for additional staff. This includes extra staff in every immersion classroom and additional English literacy support in Kindergarten.

Our annual budget also provides teacher innovation grants, professional development, after school enrichment classes and community events, such as International Night and movie night.  We’re not there yet, follow our progress and help us meet our goal. Every contribution counts.More information is available on our website.  

Jan 31

School Bus Strike

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Important Notice from the School District News regarding the School Bus Strike:

Late Tuesday night the School District was informed that the union representing First Student school bus drivers has called for a second school bus strike, starting this Thursday, Feb. 1. Unlike the one-day strike in November, this strike has no pre-determined end date. Schools will operate normally during a strike, regardless of length. The school district is notifying bus riding families through robocall and email through School Messenger. The district will use school and district websites and social media to share information on a regular basis.

If your child sometimes goes home on a school bus with a friend and is not a regular rider, you may not have received this information from the school district.  We will continue to post updates on our website as we get them.

If you have any concerns, please contact the school at 206-252-2900.

Kathy Jolly
Interim Principal, McDonald International School

Jan 24

School Tour Volunteers Needed for Jan 29

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Share your Scottie Pride with parents of prospective students by volunteering as a guide for our upcoming school tours on Monday, January 29th (10-11:30 a.m.). We need several volunteers to show our visitors around the school and answer questions about the McDonald International program.

We would strongly like to have Spanish and Japanese speaking parents at the school to serve as tour guides for each date. Sign up here.

Brief training will be offered prior to the tours.

Note: If you know people who are interested in touring McDonald, please provide them this RSVP link.


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