McD Int'l gets Shared Savings award - Nov. 19, 2018

Dear McDonald International students and families,

I am pleased to announce that McDonald International has once again earned the Seattle Public Schools Shared Savings Award. We earned this award due to our conservation in energy and water use, and waste reduction through recycling and composting.

Save the Date! All students at McDonald International Elementary School will be performing in a Winter Music Concert! All K-2nd grade students will be performing on December 17th at 6PM. All 3rd-5th grade students will perform on December 18th at 6PM. Both concerts will be at Hamilton International School in their Commons. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the concert begins to ensure that no one misses anything!

Are you on Instagram? If so, you must follow Miss Amanda’s Instagram page. Search Mcd_intl_art.

The faculty members who supervise the morning car drop-off area on 54th street continue to see several unsafe behaviors. Please remember:

  • 54th street (in front of the school) is a drop-off zone only. You may not park here.
  • Children may only exit the car on the right side. It is very dangerous to have your child get out on the traffic side (left side). If you have another child in a car seat that makes it impossible for your child to exit on the right side, you need to park in the neighborhood rather than using the drop-off zone option.
  • If you park on the south side of the street, you must cross at the crosswalk (even if you parked directly across from the school).
  • If your child requires that you get out of the car to help him/her exit the car, you need to park in the neighborhood rather than using the drop-off zone option.

Let’s work together to make the car morning drop-off zone safe and efficient for everyone. It is very uncomfortable for a staff member to repeatedly ask parents to follow these rules. Thank you.

I am excited to share that for the 2019-2020 school year we will have 4 Kindergarten classes. We will have two Japanese Immersion classes and two Spanish Immersion classes.

During Curriculum Night the immersion teachers shared that we would be purchasing a computer adaptive math program called Dreambox. Since that announcement was made we learned that the program is not ADA compliant and therefore we cannot purchase it. There are several school in SPS that have used Dreambox in the past, so we are hopeful that Dreambox will make the necessary changes to the program so that it is ADA compliant by next school year.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Mrs. Goldberg

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