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Principal's Message

Hello Sea Lion Families,
March brings us to the end of our third quarter and the opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher regarding their academic progress.  This parent-teacher 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 the second semester.  PLEASE look for communication coming home and BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR A CONFERENCE with your classroom teacher. Parent/teacher conferences will be held on March 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, and 27th. During parent/teacher conferences, we are on a MINIMUM DAY dismissal. All students attend school from 7:55 am - 12:30 pm. Wednesday, March 22nd is a regular modified Wednesday, with a dismissal of 1:20 pm. School will be back to the regular schedule, for all students, on Tuesday, March 28th. I look forward to seeing you as you visit our school campus during conference week!
On behalf of the entire McGaugh staff, we would like to extend a HUGE thank you to our Sea Lion families. For the month of January and February, our tardy numbers have significantly decreased, by approximately 30%. See number update below.
September = 841
October = 868
November = 682
December = 678
January = 445
February = 413
Your efforts and partnership have made a huge impact on the social, emotional, and academic success of your Sea Lion. We thank you for your partnership and support. Let’s keep the challenge going! I am excited to see the numbers for March, April, and May! McGaugh families’ rock!!!

  • 3/15 School Site Council Meeting
  • 3/20 Progress Reports viewable to parents in Illuminate
  • 3/21 Parent Education Night – “Promoting a Growth Mindset”
  • 3/20 – 3/27 Parent Conferences (minimum day schedule-12:30 pm dismissal on 3/20, 3/21, 3/23, 3/24, & 3/27)
  • 3/24 Project SEEK “Gala”
  • 3/27 Project SEEK Skate Night
  • 3/28 McGaugh Board Report Presentation of LosAlUSD Teacher of the Year and Hero of the Heart

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

(562) 799-4560 

Project SEEK Meeting Tuesday, 3/14 

Please join us for Project SEEK’s next meeting, Tuesday, 3/14/23 at 8:00 am in the Kids Korner room. We’ll be talking about ways to support Project SEEK fund our Art and STEM classes this year and our largest fundraiser of the year, The Event, March 24th, 2023.

Looking forward to seeing everyone Tuesday, 3/14/23 at 8:00 am.

Looking For Volunteers to Join the PTA Executive Board!

The McGaugh PTA plays an important volunteer role in the support of students and teachers by providing a wide-range of functions, fun activities and events, enrichment opportunities, support, and representation for our school community.

We welcome you to join our PTA Executive Board!  The following position we are currently looking to fill for the 2023-24 school year for McGaugh:

  • Treasurer

Positions are also available at the District Council level. Each position is supported by an amazing team of volunteers an administration staff. For questions or more information, please contact our PTA Parliamentarian, Valeria Dropkin (

Last Call For Spring Photo Mini Sessions!

Join Fund Photos for a mini spring photo session at the Seal Beach Pier! Photo sessions will be on March 18th and 19th. Each family gets a 15-minute portrait session and 2 digital images for $50. Additional images and options are available. **DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS WEDNESDAY MARCH 15TH. **

Sign up for your time slot HERE

Learn about FUND PHOTOS and how they make the process so easy, with beautiful, great quality photos       HERE

Project SEEK's Gala Event 3/24  

Project SEEK’s annual gala fundraiser, The Event is happening Friday, March 24th, 2023. It time to get your tickets NOW to the adult only fun that benefits the art, STEM, and technology classes at McGaugh! Excited to see you all there!!! Click here to buy tickets: And please check with your room parent or attend one of our SEEK meetings to see how you can support this Event!

Opportunity Raffle!

Parents get to have most of the fun at Project SEEK’s The Event, but your kids can benefit, too! Not only does every penny we fundraise go to funding our art and STEM classes, but we have an opportunity raffle the week prior to The Event. Your child could win prizes that include a laser tag set, a front of the line pass for Pizza Fridays, air pods and other fun prizes. Raffle tickets will be on sale before and after school starting March 15th. The winners will be announced March 24th.

A Great Mom's Night Out!  

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our Mom’s Night Out! Lots of laughs, new friendships and shopping filled the air. Congratulations to our raffle winners, Roxy Daschbach, Katelyn Alvarado, Kelley Hoisington and Denyse Rabbat.  We’d also like to thank Cleobella for donating our raffle prizes and hosting such a beautiful event. Thank you Andrea Bigler and Amy Wade for planning and organizing such a lovely night for McGaugh moms and Project SEEK supporters.

STEAM Fair - 4/27!

Angels Baseball Season is Here! 

How about enjoying a fun day out at the baseball field with your friends and family, while also supporting your school? This year we have multiple games to choose from! Please make sure to choose McGaugh Elementary when you check out! 

Click the link below to order your tickets

Run Seal Beach 3/25 


Skate Night, Monday 3/27 

Are you ready to ROCK AND ROLL?! Grab your fave band tshirt and meet us at Fountain Valley Skate Center for Project SEEK’s last Skate Night of the school year! Monday, March 27th we will be rocking out to your favorite tunes from 6:00-8:00 pm. Request a song, tie up those laces and bring all your bandmates for an amazing time while we raise money for our arts & technology programs at McGaugh! $8 pre-sale tickets for everyone in attendance/$10 at the door.

Kids Dance Clinic  


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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Project SEEK
Los Al School District
Los Al Ed Foundation
ST Math (JiJi)
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