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Principal's Message

Hello Sea Lion Families,
October brings us to the end of our first quarter and the opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher regarding their academic progress.  This conference is a chance to discuss your child's progress thus far in the year.  You will also receive a progress report and learn about your child's goals through the remainder of first semester.  PLEASE BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR A CONFERENCE with your classroom teacher. Parent/teacher conferences will be held, this week, on Oct. 17, 18, 20, 21, & 24

During parent/teacher conferences, we are on a MINIMUM DAY dismissal. All students attend school from 7:55 am - 12:30 pmWednesday, Oct. 19th is a regular modified Wednesday, with a dismissal of 1:20pm. School will be back to our regular schedule for all students on Tuesday, October 25th. I look forward to seeing you as you visit our school during conference week!

October’s Wellness Challenge is “Bullying Prevention”. To go along with the classroom lessons and activities on campus, we will celebrate Unity Day. October 19th is celebrated nationally as “Unity Day.” This is a signature event of National Bullying Prevention month, in which the key message is centered around kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. On this day, we encourage staff and students to wear orange as this color symbolizes our support for unity and the prevention of bullying. Feel free to watch this video with your Sea Lions for a special message around bullying.

On Thursday, October 20, at approximately 10:20AM, McGaugh staff and students will participate in the Great California Shake-out where we will evacuate our buildings as if a 7+ magnitude earthquake had hit the southland. Students will evacuate to the grass field as the staff performs duties that include Search and Rescue, First Aid, manning the Student Release, and Reunion Gates, Damage Assessment, etc. In the case of a true emergency, such as an earthquake, you would come to the west side of McGaugh and enter the gated area at the corner of Bolsa and Riviera (alongside the tennis courts.) At the check-in you will fill out a form requesting to pick up your child. You should know your child's teacher's name and Room number. You would then be directed to either Gate 11 (UTK-Grade 2) or Gate 12 (Grade 3-5) to meet your child. Keep in mind that this will be the ONLY way to retrieve your children; this is for their safety and our accountability!

Hope to see you all at this Saturday at the fabulous McGaugh Carnival. It is joyful day of great fun, music, food, entertainment, and friendship. In addition, you can shop 'til you drop and never leave our campus! The gym will be chock-full of great items to purchase with ALL proceeds going directly to the instructional programs at McGaugh. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Red Ribbon Week kicks off, next week, starting Monday, October 24th.  We have many great activities planned, including dress up days, Rally Day with Seal Beach PD and OC fire department, and much much more. Red Ribbon Week is a way for schools and communities to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children.  We do this through a commitment to drug prevention, education, and a personal commitment to live drug-free lives.

  • 10/22 - McGaugh Carnival 10AM-4PM
  • 10/24 - OSS Parent Information Night 5:00PM
  • 10/24 - 10/28 Red Ribbon Week
  • 10/26 -  McGaugh Idol Dress Rehearsal 1:30PM
  • 10/31 - Halloween parade 8:05AM
  • 11/02 - College Day

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

(562) 799-4560 


Sea Lion Splash - Episode 5 and 6

In Episode 5, we share highlights from Movie night and some important annoucements 

In Episode 6, we share a student spotlight and make some important announcements. We also recap Skate Night and Walk to School Day!

Ticket Sales For Carnival Are Here!

Tickets and Wristbands are now available for all to purchase online or will be sold in person every day next week, October 17-21st, before and after school! All purchases online can be picked up at the Ticket Booth in front of the school before and after school next week, or the day of carnival. Scan the QR code in the image or click HERE to grab your tickets! Wristbands are $30 and ticket are 10 for $10 or get a deal with wristband and 25 Tickets for $50 (Deal ONLY available through the 21st!). 

Wristbands allow the wearer to enjoy all Inflatables, the Climbing Rock Wall, and Flush Tank. 

Tickets are good for all Games, Face Painting, Tattoo, Cake Walk, Spin Art, Crazy Hair, Photo Booth 9-Hole Mini Golf, Pumpkin Patch, Food and Drinks!
Carnival Is Here!

Carnival is here and we have a day of games and activities, food, family and friends, auction items, and so much more! 

We are so excited to bring back some of our favorite fun activities and games, along with some new and exciting things! Some are for a limited time so make sure to come early and enjoy all that there is to see and do!

Check out some of our limited time fun!


Yosa will be in attendance with Lt. Nicholas for a fun photo booth experience! Yosa will be here from 10:00-2:00 PM, taking breaks as needed! Seal Beach Police League will also be present selling the cutest Yosa Plushies for $25 you ever did see (Paypal or Cash)! 


Exceptional Day of Play is an organization catered to providing accessible activities to children with special needs. Each event features activities universally designed for kids of all abilities. Their events include sensory bins, water play, arts and crafts, and interactive games, accessible for all children! The Exceptional Day of Play was founded by two High School students, with an intention of creating a safe space for children with special needs and their families. EDP events construct an inclusive environment for kids of all ages and abilities! They will be onsite from 10:00-1:00 PM. 


Silent Auction

Get ready for a fantastic SILENT AUCTION! 

We have hockey tickets, amusement park tickets, plays, camps, Duffy boat rides and more! We have the philharmonic, we have The Nutcracker Immersion experience, we have Breakfast with Yosa, we have a Margarita Truck for your next event, and even a Police Ride along for grownups! We have amazing gift baskets put together by our classes, and some great items for our business community. Check out all this and more!!!

Our Silent Auction goes live on Tuesday at Bidding will go through Carnival on October 22nd at 4:00PM. ** Teacher and Admin of the Day Auction items will end at 3:00 PM on 10/22. 

All of the money raised from Silent Auction goes to support the activities, events, assemblies, field trips, needs of our school and teachers and more!  

Come see it all in the GYMNASIUM at Carnival from 10:00-4:00!

Coffee Chat 11/10 with Grace Delk, Director of Special Education

LAHS Dance Program  

Dine for McGaugh Tuesday, 10/18!


Conference week + early release everyday = No Cooking Tuesday!

Dominos has you covered! From 10am-12am on Tuesday, 10/18, 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!

Make your life easy and help fund the arts and technology programs at McGaugh at the same time…win win! Print the flyer here or look for a copy coming home in your child’s backpack.

Creative Adventures Drawing!

Every year, teachers and staff graciously donate a "creative adventure" to be won by lucky students during a random drawing at the Carnival's Silent Auction.  A packet will be sent home with your child for your family to review all of the wonderful options this year.  Pre-sale tickets may be purchased as early as Monday or stop by any of our pop-up tables on 10/19, 10/20, and 10/21.

Project SEEK Fall Fundraiser! 

Project SEEK - AmazonSmile 

One of the easiest ways to support Project SEEK and the Technology and Art Programs at McGaugh, is though AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile allows you to select a charity and a portion of your purchases will be donated to that charity. Please consider turning on AmazonSmile with your Amazon account and selecting Project SEEK as your charity. Here’s how~

For your mobile phone:

•        Open your Amazon app

•        At the bottom, find the 3 lines and click on that

•        Scroll down until you see “Settings” and select the down arrow next to “Settings”

•        Select AmazonSmile from that drop-down list

•        Once in Your AmazonSmile, turn Mobile App on and select or change your charity-you can search Project SEEK, Inc. in Seal Beach, CA to find it.

For your desktop:

•        Type AmazonSmile into your internet browser

•        Click on the AmazonSmile website

•        Follow the prompts to select Project SEEK, Inc. in Seal Beach, CA as your charity

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
Quick Links
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Los Al Ed Foundation
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