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.

Nov 15

Artsonia Updates & Reminders from Ms. Amanda

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Greetings families!

I am happy to report, that after acquainting myself with Artsonia over the past couple of months, I have now started posting student artwork for families to view. My goal is to eventually publish every art project on Artsonia, but there are a lot of students at McDonald. I welcome any parent volunteers that would be willing to help me photograph and upload all of that artwork. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for a time slot on the Art Room Volunteers Sign Up Genius, or email me to organize a time that works for you. Thank you very much to the parents that have already started volunteering their time to help me with Artsonia and other art studio business.

As we approach the holiday season, I want to make sure that you are aware of the purchasing options and upcoming promotions that Artsonia has to offer! You can order a wide variety of merchandise, customized with your child’s art, from coffee mugs and magnets, to holiday ornaments and jewelry. Simply visit the Artsonia gift shop and have your orders sent right to your home. Special sales will be happening throughout November and December, starting with the November 13 Holiday Kickoff Greeting Cards Sale. This year, holiday shipping deadlines are 12/14 for standard shipping, and 12/19 for express delivery. Remember that 20% of these orders go towards our school’s art budget.

If you are not already active on Artsonia, or you are not sure what it is, please email me so that you can enjoy your child’s Artsonia gallery.

Nov 15

Obon and Dia de Muertos dia Celebration: Thank You!

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We had an amazing turn out on a blustery night for our first Obon - Día de Muertos Celebration! Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to the pot luck. What an amazing feast!

Special Thanks to:
Obon Committee: Asako, Hitomi, Kayo, Keiko, Mari, Mutsumi, and Nami
Día de Muertos Committee: Carlos, Ericka, Georgina, Kate, Lulú, Marcela, and Nicolet

Other Volunteers and Supporters: Sachiko, Keiko Schlegel, Vicki Huynh, Sally Zhang, Runa, Mutsuko, Becky, Maki, Teiko, Erika Kinno, Fernando, Jonathan, Renatta, Joe, Suzie, Mary, Katie, Deborah, Veronica, Noelia, Eliana, Teresita, Esperanza, Sarah, Sara, Erika Haberly, Cat, Jennie, Lisa, Yolanda, Monica, Dan, Michael, Sebastian, Eduardo and the Seattle Fandango Project, Maestra Morris, Profe Myra, Liz, Fulgencio Lazo, Joanne, James, and Stacey.

Thank you interns for your help:
Mayuko, Reira, Natsumi, Unai, Irene, Carlota and Nelson

Nov 15

After-School Enrichment Registration - Dec. 10

Nov 15

Lincoln High School to not Offer Immersion Program

Nov 15

Coming Soon: Global Reading Challenge

Nov 08

Volunteer of the Month: Carlos Vera

Nov 08

Volunteer for the December Music Concerts

Nov 08

A Farewell Note from Secretary Nancy

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Dear McDonald Families

As you have heard from Principal Goldberg, I will be retiring in December. My last day is December 15.

A variety of circumstances have come together that makes this the best time to move on to the next phase of my life but it is hard to leave all of you.

I want you all to know that being a part of McDonald International School has been the very best experience I have had during the many years I have worked at Seattle Public Schools.

Having the opportunity to serve and get to know this wonderful group of parent/guardians, students and staff has enhanced and enriched my life so much. I have often remarked and reflected on how fortunate I feel to be among such a warm-hearted and diverse community of adults and children. I have enjoyed you all so much!

It was not an easy decision and I will certainly miss you all. Hopefully, I'll see you again when subbing in the front office or around the neighborhood, since I live just three blocks from the school!

I feel honored to have been able to be a small part of you and your children’s lives.

My very best wishes to all of you,

Nov 08

Fall Fund Drive Wrap-up

Nov 08

PTA General Meeting on Nov 28th

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Join us for the next PTA General Meeting.  Do you have questions you'd like addressed?  As always, the PTA Board will take questions from the floor, but you can also submit your questions in advance.

When: Tuesday, November 28th, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Where: Cafeteria, 1st Floor

Special Topic: Parent Panel - What to expect regarding your child’s language acquisition at McD. Q&A. Are parent expectations in line with what children will likely learn or produce at each level? Hear from parents of last year’s 5th graders. Find out what it’s like for kids with special needs. Both languages will be represented and a variety of experiences will be discussed.

All adults in the McDonald community are invited to attend. Childcare is available by signing up online. More information is available here

Minutes from the prior General Meeting can be found here.


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