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Hello, Eagles! 

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

Monday: Rotation A - In-Person
Tuesday: No School - Election Day
Wednesday: Remote learning day for all students 
Thursday: Rotation B - In-Person
Friday: Rotation B - In-Person

Click here to access the McAlpine School website's 2020 - 2021 Updates/Events page for all the details on the next phase of learning, including what your student needs to ride the bus and enter the school building on in-person learning days. The slide deck from last week's town hall can be found there as well as a special welcome back video to share with your student(s) so they know just what to expect this week. All students attending in-person should complete the Daily Symptom Checker every day they enter the school. Bus riders should complete the bus rider attestation form on the first day of the week they ride the bus. Please see last week's townhall presentation and refer to Mrs. Modine's letter below for additional details.
Save these dates!
November 9th - ENO at Jersey Mike's Stonecrest
November 11th - No School - Veteran's Day
November 25th - 27th - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Have a great week!
Your McAlpine PTO
Click here for a special return to in-person school message from Mrs. Modine

To find the Daily Symptom Checker, go to our school webpage .and there is a gray button on the left side that says daily symptoms screener. Also, the green letter sent to home had the QR code that you can scan. Just need your child 10 digit student ID.
Daily Symptom Checker
Bus Rider Attestation
Did you miss the General PTO Meeting last week that was a part of the McAlpine Town Hall? Click below to see the slides and let us know if you have any questions. 
General PTO Meeting Slides

As we gear up for in-person learning, we would like to ask parents to consider volunteering as a room parent. We currently have a need for several room parents in the following classes. Please take a look at the list below. Please consider contributing your time as a room parent!
You can find more room parent information and resources on the following McAlpine PTO website, and click the Room Parents button which will take you directly to the Room Parent flyer for the signup genius (or just click the green button below!).

Room Parents needed for the following teachers:
K: Devens
Ext: Dye, Kania, Sandifer
PK: Billow & Carlson
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Brizes or Deedee Buzzard. 
Laura Brizes 
Deedee Buzzard
Room Parent Signup
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Sarah Dye for being awarded the Q1 Eagle Excellence award! She was voted on by her peers to receive this award and in addition to a plaque, she will receive a $100 gift card and a reserved parking space!! Congratulations Ms. Dye! 
What talent our students have! Don't miss McAlpine's Virtual Art Show. Click below to view!
Virtual Art Show


Starting the Week of Nov. 2, students who are on the A/B rotation will check out two books during their Media Class at school.  K-2 students will choose from a selection of books.  3-5 students will use Destiny Discover to place Holds on books that Mrs. Lockso will bring to the classroom. 

Students who are FULL REMOTE ACADEMY will continue to check out 4 books at a time.  Students in 3-5 MUST use Follett Destiny on NCEDCLOUD or Media Canvas Page to place holds on books.  FULL REMOTE ACADEMY students in K-2 can use Destiny Discover or the Google form linked below.  Mrs. Lockso will check out the books and email parents that they are ready for pickup.  Books can be picked up at the front door by the office any day of the week during school hours. Students can check out up to four books at a time and keep them for three weeks. You can click the link below for all of the details.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Lockso at

Book Checkout Information

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

Attention WELLS FARGO & DUKE ENERGY Employees: 

Did you make an ECC donation through your company in order for your employer to match it?  

Some employers, like Wells Fargo & Duke Energy, use a procedure that requires you to make your ECC donation to YOUR COMPANY's giving/matching platform, and then your company in turn gives the McAlpine PTO that amount + their matching amount (i.e., you pay $50 to your company's gifting platform, and then your company donates $100 to McAlpine PTO).  

If you fall into this category, please please please fill out THIS GOOGLE FORM: 
to notify us that your donation AND your company’s match will be coming through your company’s charitable giving program.

Otherwise, the McAlpine PTO is not notified that you have made a donation, and we therefore cannot account for those funds in our records.  It can take weeks to months for the money to make its way to us, as most companies only issue these funds on a quarterly basis.  And when it does come, we are not able to determine which families have contributed in order to recognize you and send you a tax receipt! 

Please join the McAlpine Elementary School PTO so you can play an active role in contributing to decisions regarding how we spend PTO dollars, which programs and activities we provide for student enrichment, and what opportunities are available to support our children and teachers so they can continue to attain excellence in education!

Annual McAlpine Elementary PTO membership dues are $10 per family.  Family membership designates up to three adults as general body members. Join and pay the annual dues on your Pay4SchoolStuff account.

Join the PTO
Join us on Facebook @McAlpine PTO. The McAlpine PTO Facebook page. This is a closed group so you must answer the security questions to be admitted. 
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