2018-19 School Year Appreciation

Dear McCall Family,

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the McCall Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast yesterday. As the school year comes to a close, I am reminded of this quote by Arthur Ashe, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” At McCall, we do what we can so that our faculty, staff, and students have what they need to succeed. Look no further than these highlights from what we accomplished together: 100 Book ChallengeMcCall GalaBlue and Gold DaySpring CarnivalAnnie, Jr.McCall RelaysScholastic Book FairSpring CleanupElection Day Bake SalesWarm Fuzzies Winter Accessories Drive, and the Halloween Party. Thank you to Elle for quietly managing our school’s lost and found, donating unclaimed items to a local charity. Thank you to McCall Spirit (formerly Uniforms) Chair Mizuki Harris, Nancy Lin, and volunteers for your herculean efforts! Everything we do at McCall is truly a team effort and it’s what makes our community so vibrant.

We’re ending the school year on a high note:
– Let’s send every good wish to McCall Class of 2019!
– Last week, McCall’s Scott Knoflicek and Green Team won a CLEANfutures Award! (The Green team is in need of volunteers to help water, harvest, and weed the school garden over the summer. Please sign up to help!)
– Congratulations to Stanley Gao, 2019 Triple A Outstanding School Safety Patroller!
– We’re proud of Ms. Merlini, who won the prestigious Lindback Award!
– Kudos to McCall students on winning WHYY Media Lab awards!
– Congratulations to the new members of the School Advisory Council! The HSA looks forward to working with the new members. (More info to come!) Thank you to Paige Wolf and Frank Schaffer for your past service on the McCall.

Congratulations to Mr. Brown, Ms. Sei, and Ms. Zondek on winning the Box Tops Contest! They and their students will enjoy ice cream from an ice cream truck today. We appreciate families, faculty, and staff for participating in this year’s contest. Thank you to parent volunteer Aimee Schaar for chairing McCall Box Tops!

The HSA is here to serve as a vital bridge between home and school. Per the Coffee with the Principal, to ensure the safety of faculty, staff, and students, the District has initiated a paint stabilization project. McCall is one of the the high-priority schools. Here is an update on a report by environmental assessors. Thank you to Councilmember Squilla, Philadelphia Healthy Schools Coalition, Principal McKenna, and the School District of Philadelphia for this information.

Thank you for all you do! McCall HSA treasurer Cari Akula is preparing a financial update for the McCall community. Due to the volume of financial activity between April and now, please expect a detailed report in 2-3 weeks. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if the HSA can be of service: president@mccallschool.org.


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随着学年即将结束,我想起Arthur Ashe的这句话,“从你的位置开始。用你所拥有的。尽你所能。”在McCall,我们尽我们所能,以便我们的教职员工和学生拥有成功所需的一切。我们共同完成的这些亮点:100 Book Challenge;麦考尔晚会;蓝色和金色的日子;春季嘉年华;安妮,小;麦考尔继电器Scholastic书展;春季清理;选举日烘焙销售;和万圣节派对。感谢Elle悄悄地管理我们学校的失物招领,并向当地的慈善机构捐赠无人认领的物品。感谢McCall Spirit(前制服)主席Mizuki Harris,Nancy Lin和志愿者为您的艰苦努力!我们在McCall所做的一切都是真正的团队努力,而这正是我们社区如此充满活力的原因。


– 让我们向2019年的McCall Class发送每一个美好​​的愿望
– 上周,McCall的Scott Knoflicek和Green Team赢得了CLEANfutures奖! (绿色团队在夏天需要志愿者帮助浇灌,收获和除去学校花园。请报名参加帮助!)
– 祝贺Stanley Gao,2019年三联杰出学校安全巡逻员
– 我们为Merlini女士感到自豪,她赢得了着名的Lindback奖!
– 感谢McCall学生赢得WHYY Media Lab奖项!
– 祝贺学校咨询委员会的新成员! HSA期待与新成员合作。 (更多信息来了!)感谢Paige Wolf和Frank Schaffer过去对McCall的服务。

祝贺布朗先生,Sei女士和Zondek女士赢得Box Tops大赛!他们和他们的学生今天将享用冰淇淋车的冰淇淋。我们感谢家庭,教师和员工参加今年的比赛。感谢父母志愿者Aimee Schaar主持McCall Box Tops!


谢谢你所做的事! McCall HSA财务主管Cari Akula正在为McCall社区准备财务更新。由于4月至今的金融活动量较大,请在2-3周内获得详细报告。如果HSA可以提供服务,请随时与我联系:president@mccallschool.org。

P.P.S.请捐款来支持我们的学校。你能帮我们学校满足需求吗?点击这里阅读我们从教职员工收到的请求。你想知道我们迄今筹集了多少钱吗?点击这里阅读我们最新的财务更新。迄今为止,McCall HSA已经为Study Island购买了教育软件许可证,资助了一个教职员工欢迎回来的午餐会,帮助为10个新iPad提供补助金,以支持Smith女士为ESOL学生提供的试点,为我们的建筑和设施购买了一台新冰箱工作人员在本杰明护士办公室购买了一台新的冰箱储存冰袋和药品,最近在全校范围内为即将到来的PSSA提供奖励。您可以通过我们的新闻简报存档了解我们的工作。

P.P.S.请捐款来支持我们的学校。你能帮我们学校满足需求吗?点击这里阅读我们从教职员工收到的请求。你想知道我们迄今筹集了多少钱吗?点击这里阅读我们最新的财务更新。迄今为止,McCall HSA已经为Study Island购买了教育软件许可证,资助了一个教职员工欢迎回来的午餐会,帮助为10个新iPad提供补助金,以支持Smith女士为ESOL学生提供的试点,为我们的建筑和设施购买了一台新冰箱工作人员在本杰明护士办公室购买了一台新的冰箱储存冰袋和药品,最近在全校范围内为即将到来的PSSA提供奖励。您可以通过我们的新闻简报存档了解我们的工作

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