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Principal's Message

Dear Sea Lion Families,
 
As fall parent teacher conferences come to a close this week, I want to say thank you. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to meet with your Sea Lion’s teacher/s to celebrate their successes and discuss goals for the year. We are grateful for your partnership in your child’s educational journey.
 
Speaking of gratitude, our November Wellness initiative begins next week. The wellness theme this month is focused on “GRATITUDE.” Gratitude means feeling thankful and appreciative for what we already have. By recognizing what we are grateful for, we can multiply our happiness and well-being. If you focus on the positive things in your life, you end up feeling more satisfied with your life (research studies have proved this to us). Gratitude isn’t just being thankful for the big things in your life, though. It’s also about learning to notice all the little things that happen that you can be happy about too! Our wellness counselor will further expand on this theme within the monthly classroom lesson. There will also be “Gratitude Grams” available in the Wellness Space and at lunch for kids to have an opportunity to reflect and show appreciation and gratitude for others!
 
Wellness at Home: 
Here are two short read alouds you can watch with your child(ren) to further foster the idea of “Gratitude.” We encourage you to watch together and have an open discussion about what these stories mean and how they connect with your Sea Lion.

UTK/Kinder-2nd Grade Read Aloud: “My Gratitude Jar”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TYvJh5Cwvw 

3rd-5th Grade Read Aloud: “Grow Grateful”
https://youtu.be/987l6VryGns?t=18 
 
 
VETERANS DAY FLAG DECK CELEBRATION
 
Calling all Veterans! If you or a family member are a current or retired member of our military, you are cordially invited to attend a special Veteran's Day Flag Ceremony, honoring all veterans, on Thursday, November 10th at 8:05am.  Please fill out this short Google Form with the name and branch of service of the Veteran attending our ceremony, so we may properly honor this special Veteran.
 
Please join the McGaugh School community as we pay tribute to our heroes in celebration of Veterans Day at our Flag Deck ceremony. And please be on the look-out for a certificate coming home for you to fill out with your child. We are asking you to take the time to honor someone either in your family or in your life who has served or is serving our country. We will proudly display these certificates at our assembly.
 
At McGaugh, we know that the price of our freedom is paid for by the courage of our military. We hope to celebrate you Thursday, November 10th at 8:05am.                    


 
FREE VIRTUAL ACADEMIC TUTORING FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 4-5
This year, Los Alamitos Unified is partnering with Revolution Prep to provide free online tutoring through their Revolution Now service for 4th and 5th grade students. “Revolution Now” provides professional tutoring support seven days a week through chat or video sessions to help students with homework, prepare for assessments, and receive essay feedback.

For your student to access free tutoring via Revolution Prep, a parent/guardian must attend a 30-minute information session. The purpose of the information session is to explain how the service works and how to log in and join a tutoring session. The District pays per student license for the tutoring service, and we want to ensure that every license bought is purposeful and that all barriers to logging into the service are removed.

All “Revolution Now” tutors are full-time professional tutors with experience engaging and supporting students virtually. The service guarantees that all tutors…

  • Have content expertise in their tutoring subject(s).
  • Annually complete over 150 hours of training and development on engagement and student support techniques.
  • Go through a background check and vetting to ensure safe experiences for students.
For those students and families interested in this opportunity, the sign-up process begins with attending an upcoming Revolution Prep information session.
  • Seven online session options are available to choose from over the next two weeks.
  • During the meeting, we will share how the service works, answer questions, and provide access to the sign-up form.
  • The sign-up form will ask for your student’s @golosal.net email address, so please have the information accessible. If you need to look up your student’s email, you can follow the pdf or video guides for support.
Online Information & Sign-up Sessions:
 
Wednesday, 11/2 at 5:30PM
(Meeting Link, Meeting ID: 868 2032 2342, Passcode: 588251)
 
Thursday, 11/3 at 11:30AM
(Meeting Link, Meeting ID: 868 2032 2342, Passcode: 588251)
 
Friday, 11/4 at 7:30AM
(Meeting Link, Meeting ID: 868 2032 2342, Passcode: 588251)
 
Monday, 11/7 at 5PM
(Meeting Link, Meeting ID: 868 2032 2342, Passcode: 588251)
 
Tuesday, 11/8 at 4PM
(Meeting Link, Meeting ID: 868 2032 2342, Passcode: 588251)
 
Wednesday, 11/9 at 6:30PM
(Meeting Link, Meeting ID: 868 2032 2342, Passcode: 588251)
 
Thursday, 11/10 at 1PM
(Meeting Link, Meeting ID: 868 2032 2342, Passcode: 588251)
 
We look forward to sharing “Revolution Now” with you. Please contact Dan Bennett (dbennett@losal.org), Education Technology Coordinator, with questions regarding the Revolution Now service or the upcoming sessions. For more information about Revolution Now you can also review the flyer. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cgXgVlw0rUivsG15Miya7e5xHymsc06Y/view?usp=sharing

UPCOMING REMINDERS AND EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS:
  • 10/31 Halloween parade 8:05AM – Flag Deck Assembly Area
  • 11/1 Student Free Day
  • 11/2 College Day
  • 11/2 McGaugh Idol 5:00pm
  • 11/8 Make-up Picture Day
  • 11/9 Family Math Night
  • 11/10 Veterans Day Flag Deck Assembly
  • 11/11 Veterans Day – Non-school Day

 

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

(562) 799-4560 

 

Sea Lion Splash - Episode 8
  

This week’s Sea Lion Splash features a recap of Red Ribbon Week and has a surprise Halloween announcement!

https://youtu.be/xylir21Kdlo

This episode is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, October 30th at 5:00 PM.

Project SEEK Fall Fundraiser - aka 'the best wrapping paper on earth' Sale 



Project SEEK's Fall Fundraiser starts today, 10/31, and we need your help! Our goal is to raise monies to help fund the art and technology classes at McGaugh. Without your support our students would not have these essential programs. Packets went home in your students backpacks on Friday, 10/28.

Here’s how to help:

  1. REGISTER at: https://online.kidsarefirst.com/mcgaughprojectseek/fall22 click REGISTER
  2. Share your Seller I.D. and this shopping link with family and friends via text, email, and social media on your personal page. Be sure to give them your Seller ID to get the credit to earn prizes.
  3. MEGA PRIZE DRAWING! When you send 5 emails OR sell 1 item, your student will be entered into a drawing with all participating school, to win cool prizes!

STUDENT GOAL: Send email to least 5 family & friends AND sell at least 1 item.

IMPORTANT LINKS:

PRIZE FLYER: https://www.flipsnack.com/KidsAreFirst/kids-are-first-monster-inc-2-prize-flyer-2022.html

Thank you so much for supporting our school and students. We appreciate you!
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. Have a great day!
Click here to see what your student heard about last Friday at the student
assembly:
https://youtu.be/cF9xUpkORrs

Turkey Trot Fundraiser  
 


The Seal Beach Turkey Trot is back and excited to support Project SEEK again!!!! Register now using your child’s grade level and SEEK (ex: KINDERSEEK, FIRSTSEEK, SECONDSEEK…) promo code! Click here to register: https://www.runforturkey.com/

Project SEEK will receive $5 for every entry using one of the SEEK promo codes. The grade level with most entries will earn a free 15-minute recess.

Last Call For Silent Auction Pick Up  

If you won a Silent Auction item, please pick up your item at the PTA Room (located behind the gym near the pool entrance and parking lot) after drop off Wednesday morning from 8:00-8:20 on November 2nd or before and after pick up Wednesday 12:00-12:40.

If you cannot make it, please email Jenniferevekatz@gmail.com to make other arrangements.

Thank You To Sponsors/Donors For Carnival

 

Our Next PTA Meeting Is November 3!  

Please join us for our next PTA Meeting this Thursday, November 3rd at 8:00 AM in the McGaugh auditorium. Join us this week as we wrap up October including Movie Night, an amazing Carnival and Silent Auction, and Red Ribbon Week. At our meetings you will learn about the many activities and programs happening at McGaugh and in the Seal Beach Community, get updates from Ms. Wood, hear from SBPD, Project Seek and more! It's also your chance to ask questions, voice concerns and be a part of the conversation. 

EVERY VOICE MATTERS

We can't wait to see you there! 

Project SEEK Monthly Meeting 11/8


Please join us for our next monthly meeting, Tuesday, November 8th, 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 president@projectseek.org for more details!

We hope to see you there!

Raffle Winners Article



THANK YOU!!!!! Because of your generous purchase of raffle tickets for the Teacher Experience, we are that much closer to our fundraising goal for the year! Every year we must raise over $150,000 to maintain the salaries and supplies for our students to have art and technology classes. Your generosity is truly appreciated!!!!

Raffle Winners: Look for a winners ticket, with details of your experience, in your backpack in this week.

A Peek Inside The Art Lab 


The Art Lab:
Students studied Belgium artist Rene Magritte…students created birds with a stencil and using tools, other than paintbrushes, they showed the contrast between daytime, inside the bird, and night, outside the bird. Other classes explored making collage landscapes. This exploration of different mediums, art history, artist study and expressing ideas through art is what our McGaugh Sea Lions experience weekly in our art lab…the only elementary school art lab in the district!
      

Project SEEK Fall Donation Drive


Project SEEK is working hard to ensure these types of lessons can continue for many, many years. Our 100% volunteer nonprofit  host several fundraiser throughout the year!

One easy way to support these programs is by contributing to our Fall Donation Drive. Visit this link https://one.bidpal.net/
sealion sponsor to donate now. We understand not everyone has the ability to donate, so please consider joining us at our next meeting, the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Coffee Chat 12/8 with Grace Delk, Director of Special Education
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.
Contacts
Project SEEK President
 
Quick Links
McGaugh Website
Project SEEK
Los Al School District
Los Al Ed Foundation
ST Math (JiJi)
 
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