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Hello, Eagles! 

Here's what's happening at McAlpine this week. 

Monday: All students remote learning
Tuesday: All students remote learning
Wednesday - Friday: Thanksgiving Break
Don't miss out on these events!
November 6th - 27th - Charleston Wrap Fundraiser for 5th Grade
November 15th - 28th - Virtual Book Fair
November 30th - Deadline to respond for January - May School Preference (see details below)

Have a great week!
Your McAlpine PTO

Our online Scholastic Book Fair is happening now! Visit to get started.

Holiday Gift Guide Check out stocking stuffers, seasonal stories, or shop by age

Sales and Bargains Books under $5, value packs, and boxed sets

Scholastic Best Sellers Don’t miss out on these favorites!

eGift Cards When you’re not sure what to buy! Remember to shop our fair by November 28 so your purchase benefits McAlpine!

Teacher Wish List Books for your teachers = books in your classrooms!

Remember to login to your Scholastic account so your purchases support McAlpine. Thanks for your continued support!

There are two important actions that we need all families to complete that will impact plans for the second semester of the school year.  Action is required by ALL families by Monday, November 30th.  We appreciate your cooperation in advance to complete these action items.

Action 1 - Complete the Google form indicating the choice between Full Remote Academy (FRA) OR  In Person learning.  Click HERE to access the form. Please complete one form per child.

Currently, there are four available options for the second semester (January-May).

  1. Continue in Full Remote Academy
  2. Switch from Full Remote Academy to in-person
  3. Continue in Plan B, in-person learning on Rotation A or Rotation B
  4. Switch from in-person to Full Remote Academy
Action 2 is for families who choose the in-person option.  Please complete a transportation survey indicating your child’s need for transportation.   

Details about the Transportation Survey 

  • A survey to inform the district about students’ transportation needs for the second semester will be posted on the CMS website and school websites starting Monday, Nov. 16. Families will need their student ID number to complete the transportation survey. 

  • The transportation choice will last through the end of the second semester. 

  • CMS needs to know the transportation needs for all students whose families intend for them to attend school in-person during the second semester 

  • Specific note for current In-person Pre-K through 5th grade learners: 

    • If your child has not ridden the bus as of November 20, 2020, we will remove your child’s name from the bus roster and they will not receive a bus stop assignment for the second semester. 

    • If your child does need transportation for the second semester, you MUST complete the survey indicating the need for transportation. 

Wonderful Wednesday- Only focus on that which you can control.
November is National Gratitude Month! Don't miss this fun gratitude calendar that you can do as a family.
The weather last week was beautiful for lunch outside!
Share your pictures! Post those smiles in the McAlpine Facebook group and email them to
Save the date for our next Eagles Night Out on Tuesday, December 8th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm at Chipotle in Stonecrest. Just show this flyer or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of proceeds to McAlpine PTO! See you there!


McAlpine’s 5th Graders have kicked off the annual CHARLESTON WRAP fundraiser!  McAlpine families & neighbors look forward to purchasing the great products available from this company each year, just in time for the holidays!  The money the 5th Grade raise will be used to help support & celebrate their graduation this Spring.   

This event is 100% virtual -- shop online and your purchases will be shipped directly to you!  It's a perfect way to get holiday shopping checked off your list EARLY!

 If you know a 5th Grader, reach out their parent to request their personal link or participant code, so they can earn incentives and credit for your purchases! Click here to shop with a student code.

If you don't know a McAlpine 5th Grader, you can use the generic 5th Grade McAlpine participation code of 202290031 or click here.

Forward this along to any family or friends that might be interested in checking out the 2,500+ items that Charleston Wrap offers: quality gift wrap, home goods, food, holiday gifts, kitchen tools, personalized accessories, and more! 

Register your child now, and send out emails to your friends & family and post on social media.  All of this can be easily done through Charleston Wrap's easy registration tool online. McAlpine's Organizational ID is 11138. Click here to register.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools recently began providing student email access for scholars in grades PK through 5. Now, CMS students in all grades have access to student email via Google Mail.

Student email accounts are for use in conjunction with coursework and day-to-day educational activities. Email offers a confidential and secure channel for students to communicate with CMS teachers and administrators. In some cases due to age or accessibility, guardians or parents may use the service on behalf of a student. 

Click here for a letter with more details.

Third graders got to spend some time with an experimental nuclear astrophysicist today- our students asked some excellent questions about the solar system, stars, and the education required to become a scientist.

We won the lottery! Our friends at Harris Teeter have donated $2,500 to support McAlpine! 

The North Carolina Lottery provides incentive payments to retailers who sell winning tickets in various lottery games and the Ballantyne Commons Harris Teeter recently sold a winning ticket, resulting in a $2,500 incentive award. Rather than keeping these profits, Harris Teeter has chosen to donate its incentive award back to local schools.

This money will be used to purchase materials that will benefit the whole school including an inflatable screen and projector, power cords and surge protectors to charge devices, math manipulatives, books, and more.

To show our appreciation to Harris Teeter, we are asking you to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to McAlpine by using TIE code 1118. You can link your VIC card through the Harris Teeter app, by visiting the website or by asking an associate at the customer service desk the next time you’re in store.

The specials area team (art, media, music, and PE) has a newsletter!  This contains media updates, weekly materials needed for art, etc. Click below to access this week's newsletter.

Specials Area Newsletter
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