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Hello, Eagles! Keep reading for information about Winter Spirit Week, Candy Cane Grams, how to raise money for McAlpine while you shop, and more.
  • Monday - FridayWinter Spirit Week (Daily themes listed below)
  • Monday - WednesdayCandy Cane Grams for sale in front of the office
  • WednesdaySweets & Treats for Staff (Sign up to help!)
  • Friday — Winter parties; Last day of school before Winter Break
Important Upcoming Dates:
  • Dec. 20 - Jan. 3, 2022 — Winter break; No school
  • Jan. 4, 2022 — Students return to school
Have a great week!
Your McAlpine PTO

It’s Winter Spirit Week

McAlpine’s Staff Social Committee has planned a fun-filled week to show our excitement for Winter Break!

Gather your cold-weather accessories on Monday, don your favorite winter holiday colors Tuesday, show us your tackiest holiday sweater on Wednesday, channel your flannel Thursday, and stay comfy and cozy in your PJs all day Friday.

Order Candy Cane Grams by Wednesday

Turn in your Candy Cane Gram forms and payment no later than Wednesday, Dec. 15, to have a sweet treat delivered to classmates and friends.

Candy Cane Grams are $1 each. McAlpine’s 5th graders are selling them to raise funds for their graduation celebration.

Candy Cane Gram forms were sent home with students last week. More Candy Cane Grams are available for sale in front of the office Monday-Wednesday.

Fill out the grams and send them, along with payment (cash or check), to school with your child.
We will attach mini candy canes to the grams and deliver them to students on Friday, Dec. 17.

Sweets & Treats for our Staff

Let’s treat our McAlpine Staff with loads of yummy goodies before Winter Break! If you would like to contribute items for this smörgåsbord of snacks, please sign up here.
Sign Up to Support Sweets & Treats

Easy Money for McAlpine

With the holidays approaching, it's a good time to remind everyone that there are two free and easy ways to earn money for McAlpine when you shop: Harris Teeter VIC card and Amazon Smile.

🍎 At Harris Teeter: Link your VIC Card to McAlpine Elementary and support our school every time you shop for groceries.

🎁 On Amazon: Link your account to McAlpine Elementary School PTO and you can earn money for McAlpine every time you shop on Amazon.

Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile turned on in the Amazon Shopping app.

How to set up AmazonSmile:
  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with your credentials.
  3. Select McAlpine Elementary School PTO as your charity.
  4. Bookmark or turn on AmazonSmile in your shopping app.
  5. To set up AmazonSmile in your Amazon app:
    1. Open the app and find “Settings” in the main menu.
    2. Tap on “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.
  6. Start Shopping! McAlpine PTO earns 0.5% back on all eligible purchases.

Winter Break: No School Dec. 20 - Jan. 3

Friday, Dec. 17, will be the last day of school before Winter Break. Students will return to school on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.

All classes will be celebrating with a Winter Party on Friday, Dec. 17, in their classroom. Room Parents will organize these parties and will reach out if supplies and help are needed.

Monday, Dec. 20, and Monday, Jan. 3, are Teacher Work Days – students do not report to school on these days.

Spirit Night Tickets are Now on Sale for the Jan. 23 Checkers Game

Tickets to our Spirit Night with the Charlotte Checkers are on sale now! Click on the link for more information or to purchase tickets.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy holiday gift, tickets to the Checkers game are fun for the whole family.

Print out this graphic to wrap up or use it as a stocking stuffer. This gift will give back to the school, and you don’t have to leave your house to purchase it!

Buy McAlpine Spirit Night Tickets

Q1 Andrew Brownfield State Farm Eagle Excellence Award Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. West, who was voted by her peers to receive the Q1 Andrew Brownfield - State Farm Eagle Excellence Award! Along with a plaque, Mrs. West received a $100 gift card and has her name on a reserved parking space, just in time for winter!

Eagles at Work & Play!

Our McAlpine staff, students, and volunteers have been very busy lately! Check out some of the great things that have been happening around campus and beyond.

Save the Date: Eagles Night Out is Jan. 12


Submit Your Pictures for the Yearbook

We need your help! This is YOUR yearbook and our goal is to include every precious student at McAlpine in the 2021-2022 yearbook. Please submit your pictures through or email pictures to

Photo pro tips:
  • Make sure you can clearly see the student’s face.
  • Photos must meet CMS & McAlpine Codes of Decency.
McAlpine Yearbook

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Find out what’s happening this week in your child’s Art, Media, Music, and P.E. classes!
Read the Weekly Specials Newsletter


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