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Hello, Eagles! 

It is almost winter break! Just one more day! Thank you to everyone who participated in the McAlpine Winter Gift Card Drive. We had such a great response and heard from many families how they enjoyed giving to our own community. We were able to raise $1,650 dollars that will go directly McAlpine families this winter season! 

Monday, December 21st: Wear flannel day
December 22nd- January 3rd: Winter Break
January 4th - No School - Teacher Workday

Save these dates!
January 6th - Materials Pick-up at McAlpine
January 13th: ENO @ True Crafted Pizza

Have a wonderful winter break! 
Your McAlpine PTO
All CMS K–12 students will begin full remote learning December 14 through January 15. In-person return for K–12 will begin Jan. 19.
EC students whose IEPs mandate in-person learning and Pre–K students will continue to be offered in-person learning in schools and through providers.

Discover more:

As we are nearing Winter Break, we wanted to take a minute to share several opportunities available for students and families to participate in this Winter Break at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.  

  • Story Explorers: Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities in these Winter Break online programs. Choose from Traditions Around the World, Minecraft Pixel Art, Five Languages of Love, Bubble Trouble, and more- or register to attend them all! 
  • Family Storytime: Register to participate in an online Family Storytime over Winter Break! Library staff are ready to share their favorites to keep you busy this Winter Break. Twelve Storytimes are available for your family to enjoy, including a special Mother Minter’s Gift of Kwanzaa Storytime, a Winter Festival Storytime, and several “Noon Year’s Eve” Storytimes to help you ring in 2021.  
  • Winter Break Reading Buddies and Tutoring: Want to keep your child’s skills sharp over Winter Break? Check out our one-on-one Reading Buddy or Tutoring appointments where your child can log in with a Library staff member to read and learn something new! 
Do you wonder what teachers do on asynchronous Wednesdays? This is a terrific video from Mrs. Modine and teachers in each grade level describing what they do on Wednesdays. Bonus - they share insights on other days, too! This is good stuff you don't want to miss! These teachers are working so hard and their love and dedication to our kids continually shines through! Thank you, teachers, for ALL you do! You are seen and appreciated!
Wednesdays at McAlpine Video
Do you want to help your student and your teachers? Encourage your student to use his/her camera during Zoom meetings.
Save the date for our next Eagles Night Out on Wednesday, January 13th at True Crafted Pizza in Stonecrest. Check out the flyer for more details!
If you are doing holiday shopping, remember that you can support McAlpine with AmazonSmile. Simply shop at and AmazonSmile will donate to McAlpine Elementary School PTO, at no cost to you.

Join us in congratulating McAlpine’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year....

Mrs. Allie Rayson! 

Mrs. Rayson is a 5th grade teacher at McAlpine.

She is pictured below with her sister, Ms. Shannon Williams, also a 5th grade teacher at McAlpine, during the annual vocabulary parade last year and a selfie on the first day of school this year!
Five-day meal bundles will be available for pick up on Wednesday, December 16 and Monday, December 21 from 10 am – 1 pm at select locations throughout the district.
To assist families through the holidays, families may pick up two meal bundles per child on Monday, December 21 (while supplies last). Families are responsible for managing the storage and consumption of food products throughout this longer-than-usual period. Some foods do require refrigeration or are to remain frozen until consumed. Other products are shelf-stable.

If additional food is needed, bundles will include a flyer informing families how to request a self-referral to Loaves and Fishes.

Weekly meal bundle distribution will resume on Wednesday, January 6.
Meal Bundle Pick-Up Info
January Menu

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
Share your pictures! Post those smiles in the McAlpine Facebook group and email them to
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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