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Hello, Eagles! 

Here's what's happening at McAlpine this week! DOOR PRIZES!!!! Keep reading to find out more!

Virtual Town Hall and General PTO Meeting - 6:00pm

McAlpine will host a second Town Hall on Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 PM. Tune in for all the details on the next phase of learning, including what your child's schedule will look like on in-person and remote learning days!

McAlpine Town Hall for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking families scheduled for Thursday, October 29th at 7:00pm.

Save these dates!
November 3rd - No School - Election Day
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
Did someone say DOOR PRIZES??? Yes, they certainly did!

McAlpine will host a 2nd Town Hall on October 29th at 6:00 p.m.

Tune in for all the details on the next phase of learning, including what your child's schedule will look like on in-person and remote learning days!

Have questions? The School Improvement Team invites you to post questions that will be addressed during this Town Hall. Visit the following link to post your questions:
Submit Questions Here
Do you have Box Tops lying around? As you may know, Box Tops for Education is transitioning to digital Box Tops. However, they are still accepting unexpired clipped Box Tops. The next deadline for submission is November 2 and there are two ways that you can submit your Box Tops to support McAlpine:

1) Follow the steps on 
for mailing in your Box Tops
2) Drop off your Box Tops at the front of McAlpine on Friday October 30th from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM and we will submit them for you.

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! 

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

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

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

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library and CMS have a partnership called: ONE Access, or “One Number Equals Access,” which uses students' school identification numbers instead of separate library cards. With their ONE Access account, students can:

  • Access Library research databases

  • Borrow digital materials such as e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, music and video

  • Borrow up to 10 print or audiobooks (no DVDs or music CDs)

There are no overdue fines for ONE Access accounts, but users are responsible for fees on lost or damaged books.

  • All CMS students are automatically enrolled in this program and can use their school ID number to access library services. The default PIN is the student's 4-digit birth year.

One Access Directions

  • From an iPad or Chrome book

    • Go to Media Canvas Page

  • Choose One Access Button

    • Bookmark (favorite) this website once it loads.  This helps younger students navigate to it on their own.

    • Scroll and choose elementary school

  • Resources for K-5 are listed here. 

    • Choose the resource you would like to use.

  • Click on Access now

    • Enter student ID# and 4 digit birth year

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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