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Hello, Eagles! 

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

  • Rotation A - In-Person
  • ENO - Jersey Mikes
Tuesday: Rotation A - In-Person
Wednesday: No School - Veterans Day Holiday 
Thursday: Rotation B - In-Person
Friday: Rotation B - In-Person
Save these dates!
November 6th - 27th - Charleston Wrap Fundraiser for 5th Grade
November 15th - 28th - Virtual Book Fair
November 25th - 27th - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Have a great week!
Your McAlpine PTO
Here is the November Menu for school lunches.  All breakfast & lunch is free for all students at this time. 

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
Our Eagles Night Out is this Monday at Jersey Mike's! Take the night off from cooking and join your McAlpine friends while supporting our school. All sales from 4-8pm will count toward our fundraiser. 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.
November is National Gratitude Month! Please check out this fun gratitude calendar that you can do as a family.

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

This is Principal Modine with important information about masks. Wearing a mask consistently and properly has a tremendous impact on limiting the spread of COVID-19. CMS requires students to wear masks at all times except when eating, drinking or performing strenuous activity (recess).
1. Be sure your child wears a mask that fits snugly around the nose and covers the mouth. If your child needs a smaller mask, we have a limited supply of juvenile disposable masks available at school.
2. The CDC recommends wearing a mask with two or more layers. Masks must be worn over your nose and mouth and secured under your chin.
3. Gaiters are not permitted because they are not secured under your chin.
4. Masks with valves of any type are prohibited for students and staff.
5. Masks should be washed and dried on the highest dryer setting. Students should never wear the same mask again without washing and drying it.
Share your pictures! Post those smiles in the McAlpine Facebook group and email them to
Save the Date - a Virtual Scholastic Book Fair is coming to McAlpine!  Join us online from November 15 - 28, 2020 and help keep McAlpine kids reading while raising critical funds for our school. Not to mention, this is a GREAT way to jump start your holiday shopping! More details are coming soon!

Media Center books will not be collected in the classroom or brought to the Media Center this year by students as part of our safety procedures.   Students are asked to bring their books back to school before their next Media class and place them in return bins in the hallways in the morning.  These book bins are then placed in a quarantine area for one week.  Please share this change with your child. Thank you!!


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
What talent our students have! Don't miss McAlpine's Virtual Art Show. Click below to view!
Virtual Art Show
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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