MATH…It’s a Family Thing!

Our 2nd grade team put together a GREAT parent meeting! The students in Ms. Ford’s and Mrs. Hachem’s classes came together to teach their families about Math Workshop.

Students played games that reinforced many concepts including addition, time, money and measuring.

From the looks of it–fun was had by all!

Thank you Mrs. Hachem & Ms. Ford!











Week of December 15th

There are so many activities taking place this week!    Here are some reminders of what’s happening at McDonald School:

**PTA Raffle–the PTA is hosting a raffle.  We are raffling off a Nintentdo DS XL and two games!!   Tickets are $1 for 1 ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. Tickets can be purchased before or after school.


The drawing will take place at the PTA meeting on Friday, December 19th at 8:45a.m.  PTA meetings are held in the cafeteria on the 2nd floor.


2nd grade teachers will be hosting a parent meeting on Friday, December 18th at 2:30p.m.  The meeting will explain the math workshop model as well as give parents strategies and tips for helping their children with math at home.


Winter Break will begin at the end of the day Friday, December 19th.  School will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015!  The staff and administration wish you a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!





Preschool Pals!

We are very fortunate to have added a preschool class to our building! Mrs. Roe, the preschool teacher and Mrs. Ibrahim, her teaching assistant have a classroom of 16 students.

Today, they paired up with their 4th and 5th grade buddies from Mrs. Wagner’s classroom. They shared books with their preschools friends and even helped them with an art project!





Donuts with Dad

What a wonderful turnout we had this morning at our Donuts with Dad event!  Children shared a book or piece of writing with their parent.  Look at all the fun they had!

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Mohammed and his father
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Good friends sharing a book!
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Nour and her father
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The Alyasiry family!
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Mr. Jadallah and his children!
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Jibreel and his father enjoying a good book
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Thanks for coming Dad!
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The Ahmed family
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We love to read!
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Mr. Rammal and his children!
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Mr. Bazzi and his son sharing a donut!
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Even big sisters showed up!
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This 2nd grader is sharing a writing piece with his dad
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Omar and his father enjoying their donuts!
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The Alachkar family!