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Principal's Message

Dear McGaugh Families,

Thank you so much to those that participated in Ugly Sweater BINGO on Wednesday night. I was such a fun evening. I can’t think of a better way to contribute to the Art and STEM programs at McGaugh, then playing BINGO with our Sea Lion families. We played BINGO, listened to holiday music, and had an ugly sweater contest. I can’t thank Project SEEK enough for hosting. And thank you to all our families for participating in such a fun night supporting the art and STEM programs. I already can’t wait for next year!
I also want to thank PTA, Seal Beach Police Department, Lieutenant Nick, and Yosa for a highly educational presentation on surviving gun violence on Thursday night. Lieutenant Nick and SBPD shared the importance of safe gun storage in the home, the steps to survive gun violence, as well as how to render first aide to others. McGaugh Elementary is beyond lucky to have an amazing partnership with SBPD. I feel safe every day knowing McGaugh is their #1 priority.
Please join the McGaugh Staff this Friday for a holiday spirit wear day.

Cellular phones and watches, cameras, and video recorders (often one in the same) are not to be seen or heard during school hours (7:50 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.).  Students may use these devices off-campus before or after school.  However, they must be off and stowed in a backpack (not a pocket) as soon as the bell rings at 7:50 a.m. Cell phones and watches, or video cameras seen or heard during the instructional day will be confiscated, sent to the main office, and only released to parents at the end of the school day.   Photographing or videoing other students or staff on campus is not allowed.  Devices will be confiscated if they are used for this purpose without consent from administration.  It is not appropriate to text or call your child during the school day. Please contact the office if you need to get a message to your child. Texts and phone calls are disruptive to the learning environment.
If your child carries a cell phone/watch for safety purposes, please be reassured that you can contact the school's main office in case of an emergency.  We can immediately put you in touch with your child if needed. 
These policies must be in place to protect the school-learning environment from constant interruptions and distractions in an increasingly digital and connected age.  Thank you for your cooperation in these matters. 

  • 12/14 Color Run to support 5th Grade Activities
  • 12/16 Sea Lion Holiday Spirit Wear Day
  • 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 


Ugly Sweater Was a Success! 

THANK YOU for making our 3rd annual Ugly Sweater Bingo such a fun and successful event! Because of your participation, Project SEEK earned $2,115 to help fund the Art and STEM lab classes at McGaugh. Here are the winners from the night:

Game #1: Cinnamon roll Squishmallow & $25 Knock-Knock gift certificate-Sloane Bigler
Game #2: Mini Fridge & Waffle maker- Sloane Bigler
Game #3: Ice Cream Squishmallow & $25 Knock-Knock gift certificate- Ellie Polloack
Game #4: Razor Light Show Scooter- Parker Geissmann
Game #5: Owl Kids & grey adult echo dots- Beau Colton
Ugly Sweater Winners: Layla Gregory and Chris Rabbat
Adult Ugly Sweater Winner: Mr. Hoisington

*If you have not received your prize, you can pick-up them in the front office.

LAEF Spring Registration Opens 12/13 

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!

Thank You Seal Beach Police Department! 

Thank you so much to Lt. Nicholas and the Seal Beach Police Department for such an informative and eye opening presentation last week. We are lucky  to have such a supportive police department in our community. 


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!

A Holiday Celebration 



This week in students in our SEEK Art lab class practiced print making using clip boards as their printing screens. They made mono-prints with lots of layers.
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.
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