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Principal's Message

Dear Sea Lion Families,
What an incredible week on campus. Our second grade Sea Lions presented their family heritage speeches for their classmates and families. We learned all about the different Sea Lion cultures, family traditions, family crests, traditional clothing, and cultural foods.
Our kindergarteners celebrated the 100th day of school. They wrote, counted, drew, danced, and celebrated everything 100. It was a morning packed with celebrations.

We had a whole school assembly to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. It is the most important holiday in China, and it is also widely celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam, Korea, and East Asia. The Global Cultural Educational Foundation partnered with our Sea Lions to celebrate the year of the rabbit, predicted to be the year of hope.
Finally, PTA held its annual Jog-A-Thon. Students ran as many laps to raise money for McGaugh’s PTA. Thank you PTA, the McGaugh community, and our Sea Lions for your support.
We are pleased to invite you to a SEL parent education night: “Fostering Positive Communication and Connections with Children” led by Elementary Wellness Counselor, Tina Heeren. The parent education night will focus on strategies to enhance your connection and trust with your child including learning about the Five Love Languages of children.
This event will be in person on Monday, February 13, 2023 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM and will be held at Rossmoor Elementary School in the Media Center.

  • 1/30 After school LAEF classes begin
  • 2/1 College Day
  • 2/2 PTA Meeting
  • 2/3 LAEF Gala
  • 2/3 Pageant of the Arts 40th Anniversary performance
  • 2/4 Pageant of the Arts 40th Anniversary performance
  • 2/9 2nd Grade Musical
  • 2/13 SEL Parent Education Night
  • 2/13-2/17 Book Fair
  • 2/16 Family Fun Night

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

(562) 799-4560 
PTA Meeting Thursday 2/2

Please join us for our next PTA Meeting this Thursday, February 2nd at 8:00 AM in Kids Korner. Join us this week as we wrap up January and discuss what is coming up next month. We will give an update as to how our Jog A Thon went, as well as the fundraising still going on, and a preview of our upcoming book fair and Family Fun Night.  PTA meetings are also your chance to ask questions, voice concerns and be a part of the conversation.  



We can't wait to see you there! 

Last Week to Collect Jog-A-Thon Donations

This is the last week to raise and collect donations for the Jog A Thon in order to qualify for raffle tickets, or earn an individual prize. So many of you are SO close to earning the next prize level so keep going! Let's end STRONG! 

You can still register if you have not already, and help your class to earn a pizza party, and your teacher a gift card, for having the most students participating in your grade. 

Sign up here!

Pledgestar sign up

Family Fun Night 2/16!

Save the date for PTA's Family Fun Night on 2/16 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Family Fun night is a free event hosted by PTA for all families to enjoy! There will be MORE Mathnasium games in several locations, a hosted In-N-Out Truck, Spirit Wear, Book Fair, prizes, and more! Stay tuned for more information!

We are looking for some volunteers who would be able to help out at some of the stations. For more information or to volunteer please send an email to

Book Fair / Family Fun Night


Planning for our annual book fair (presented by Scholastic Books) is in the works and the PTA is very excited to bring back this week-long event February 13th – 17th, 2022.  We also need several volunteers to work fair shifts, plan/setup and other tasks. This is an easy and flexible way to get involved with the PTA and McGaugh! Sign Up coming soon. If you have any questions about volunteering reach out to Vannessa Swinford 714-616-2626, Jennifer Reese 925-408-8598. or email

Help on your students wish list and skip the last minute dash for cash and create an E wallet instead! All you need to do is scan the QR code or visit

Mark your calendars for our Family Fun Night on February 16th from 5-7pm!  Families will have an opportunity to shop at our Book Fair during this engaging event.

Reflections Award Winners 

Congratulation to Grace Holsey for being awarded the Award of Excellence at the 4th District Reflections Competition and moving on to the State of California judging level. GOOD LUCK GRACE!!!!

Congratulations as well to Grace for a second award, Award of Merit, to Joey Garcia for Honorable Mention, and Josie Gardner and Reyna Terry for Participation awards. 

2022-2023 McGaugh PTA Honorary Service Award Nominations

The McGaugh PTA is seeking nominations for our upcoming Honorary Service Awards (HSA). This is an  opportunity to recognize a special individual or business that has gone above and beyond the ordinary in service of our PTA, children, and school. This year so many individuals have stepped up and innovated to continue to provide for our students and make a difference in our community. Let's show our thanks and recognize the many deserving people who have made a difference! Please complete the form on our website and return it via email to Jenny Bagwell: or turn in to the office by February 20th, 2023.
Thank you for taking the time to recognize those who give so much to our school!

Honorary Service Award Website

Sales Extended Until Tuesday!!! 

Spring Break in Taiwan  

Project SEEK Needs You  

In order to fund our Art and STEM classes at McGaugh, we need to raise over $150,000 each year. The Event is our largest fundraiser to help us meet that goal. And we need your help obtaining donated services and goods for our silent and live auctions. If you own a business or know someone that does, or you have connections to tickets, rental properties or special events, please consider asking your friends with businesses or connections to become a sponsor or donate, or donate yourself.

Please contact Robin Dyer, with questions or ideas. You can also click here to get a copy of our donations and sponsorship forms.

Project SEEK Gala  

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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