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Principal's Message

Dear McGaugh Families,
December is here, and so is our new wellness initiative for the month. This month’s Wellness Initiative is focused on Mindfulness.  The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has linked mindfulness to two core social-emotional skills: self-regulation and self-awareness. These skills teach us not only how to recognize their thoughts, emotions, and actions, but also how to react in positive ways. Practicing mindfulness on a consistent basis has been shown to help alleviate anxiety and depression.          
Elementary Wellness Counselors will be introducing meaningful activities that promote and give students tools for managing their emotions.  The push in SEL lessons will focus on feelings; specifically identifying our own feelings and emotional management. The Wellness Center will also have mindful coloring available with Snowflake Mandalas.
You are invited to the McGaugh’s school site council meeting on January 18th ay 2:45pm. It will be held in the Media Center. We will be reviewing McGaugh School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). All are welcome to attend.
Attention parents, we have many job opportunities available within the Los Alamitos Unified School district. We are looking for intervention teachers, lunch supervisors, instructional assistants, campus supervisors, food services, and crossing guards. If you are interested, please go to the link below.

  • 12/7 Project SEEK Ugly Sweater Bingo
  • 12/8 Coffee Chat Zoom with Grace Delk – Director of Special Education
  • 12/8 Parent Education Night – Surviving Gun Violence presented by Seal Beach Police Department
  • 12/23 Report Cards available on Illuminate
  • 12/23-1/8 Winter Break 

Ms. Wendy Wood, M.Ed. ​
McGaugh Elementary School Principal

(562) 799-4560 


SEEK - It's Ugly Sweater Bingo Time! 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…It’s Ugly Sweater Bingo Time 
Project SEEK’s Ugly Sweater Bingo is back…

Please join us for a good ol’ fashioned night of games and prizes in the comfort of your own home. Play with us via ZOOM. Buy your bingo cards NOW! Find Details in the image or the flyer sent home in backpacks.

Seal Beach Police Department Presentation 

This Thursday, December 8th at 6:00 PM, the Seal Beach Police Department will be having a presentation at McGaugh on "Surviving Gun Violence'. This presentation is open to entire community. 

Reflections Winners For District!

A HUGE congratulations to the students selected to move on in the Reflections Competition from the District level! Wishing you all good luck!

Project SEEK's Monthly Meeting 12/13

Please join us for our next monthly meeting, Tuesday, December 13th, 2022, 8:00 in the Kids Korner room. Learn more about how you can volunteer to support Project SEEK while meeting new friends and fellow parents at McGaugh. Please contact Claudia Vecchio Wille at for more details! 

We hope to see you there!

All New After School Activity - Color Run 

Join us for an all-new & fun after-school experience to benefit our 5th Grade Activities for 2022-2023…we’re organizing a color run!

What:  One mile run (4 laps) with vibrant (and safe!) colored chalk powder stations after each lap!
When:   Wednesday, Dec. 14th
Check in: 1:30 PM; Event Start Time: 2:00 PM
Where:  McGaugh Field
Who:  Open to all students (Kids Korner included!)

Registration is open now until Fri, Dec. 9.  Waivers required for all participants
$25 Registration includes:

  • 4 stations with 2 powder colors each
  • White t-shirt & sunglasses
  • Music and lots of fun!

Family discount available- email us!

Coffee Chat 12/8 with Grace Delk, Director of Special Education
SEEK - Dine 4 McGaugh-Bingo Night!

Dine 4 McGaugh- Bingo night should be fun for everyone…don’t worry about dinner, Project SEEK and Dominos has you covered! From 10am-12am on Wednesday, 12/5/22, the Seal Beach location will return 25% of all sales to Project Seek to support art and technology programs at McGaugh. Make sure to mention Project Seek when ordering and fill out your child’s name and classroom to be entered into a drawing for free pizza! Look for the flyer coming home in your child’s backpack. Thank you for your support of our art and STEM labs!
SEEK - Order Your Holiday Cards!

People love receiving them, you should love ordering them…Order your Holiday cards with and save 20%.

For every order, Project SEEK will get 15%. That’s more money to fund our art and STEM classes at McGaugh and you get a discount to boot! You’re welcome! And THANK YOU!!!! Your support makes every McGaugh student’s education brighter
SEEK - We Did It! - Kids First

We did it...YOU DID IT!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our Kids are First Fundraiser was, once again, a huge success. We are still waiting on the final report, but will let you know when the numbers come in. For those of you that ordered online and requested to have items shipped to your home, they are starting to mail out now and should get your order shortly. For school delivery, orders arrive Monday, December 12. Some students may need a helping hand to get those boxes from their classroom that day. Let us know if you have any questions. or 626-367-6070.
Thank you again for your continued support.
The Project SEEK Team

Sealion Splash - Episode 10 

In this week’s Sea Lion Splash, we hang out with the two administrators of the day and recap a big event for our kindergarteners! This video will premiere at 5pm tonight!

As always, this episode will premiere on Sunday at 5:00pm.

We Need Your Help With Upcoming PTA Events 

Looking for:

-    Jog A Thon Volunteers (January)
-    Chair for Book Fair (February) 
-    Chair for Family Fun Night (February)

If you are interested in supporting any of these events or would like more information, please reach out to us at


Pony Baseball - Registration is Open!

Attendance Hotline
Please make every effort to report your child's absence by calling the Attendance Hotline at (562) 799-4571 prior to 9:00 am on the day of the absence. If the absence is reported after 9:00 am, it may take up to 24 hours to clear and you may receive an automated call in error. Any questions, contact the school office at (562) 799-4560.
Project SEEK President
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