This week’s highlights

The most important news and events for the week of November 20th, 2017:

Get your Blue Ribbon Gear now!!

Our exclusive Blue Ribbon shirts are now up for sale and can be ordered online! They can, and should, be worn proudly as uniforms.

You can expect delivery before the winter break.

McCall - Blue Ribbon shirt
Sizes available: Youth XS, Youth S, Youth M, Youth L, Youth XL, Adult S, Adult M, Adult L and Adult XL.


Our limited edition Blue Ribbon mugs will be available for purchase NOW THROUGH TOMORROW (TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st)!

Make sure to order them online or pick one up at the uniform sale in the lobby Tuesday afternoon!

BR mug - frontBR mug - back

PLEASE NOTE: ALL items are delivered to the students in their homerooms – NO items are shipped to your home.Therefore, it is necessary for you to enter your child’s name, size and room number in the “shipping address” field. 
You can purchase these items in our brand new ONLINE STORE!
Please email Stephanie at with any questions.

Fall Fundraising Campaign


Recently, the students will receive our HSA Letter (here is the Chinese version) describing our goals and recent accomplishments as well as an an HSA membership form/Envelope for you to fill out with your contact information. We rely greatly on your support, both financial and physical. McCall is able to offer the many programs it can because of our generous community. Please support our wonderful school in whatever way you can.

Last year, we raised $60,000! So far this year, we have raised $15,000! With money raised, we plan to continue to update technology and textbooks, maintain and upgrade our indoor and outdoor facilities, and fund Education Works, our structured recess program with Coach Nick.

Please check with your company regarding corporate matching and also United Way campaigns! McCall HSA is a 501(c)(3) organization, so contributions are tax-deductible.
If you would like to set up a periodic payment plan, please contact Laura  Sepe at

You may send checks or cash in with your children or mail to:
McCall Home & School Association
ATTN: Laura Sepe, HSA Treasurer
325 S. Seventh Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

You may also always make donations online!

Thank you!

Winter Clothing Swap

McCall HSA will be holding its Annual Winter Clothing Swap on Friday, December 8th. If you have any winter gear to pass on, please bring it in any time during the week of December 4th. This includes children’s coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and boots.

On Friday, December 8th, everything will be set up in the hallway outside the auditorium and is available to any family that needs to take something (for free). Anything leftover will be donated externally.

For questions, please contact Marci Seder at

Students Run Philly

Congratulations to McCall students Joyce Lou, Clara Shao, and Yinglin Huang for completing the Philadelphia Half Marathon on Saturday and to Sunny Liu, Michael Mei, and Alexander Sepe for completing the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday.

They have been training with Students Run Philly since June for the big race. Great Job!

Box Tops – Next Collection

Box top example
Thanks to all who submitted Box Tops for our first submission!
We collected 1,270 Box Tops ($127.70)!
The next Box Tops collection date is coming up – don’t forget to ask friends, family, and neighbors to help us reach our goal of 11,000 Box Tops ($1,100)! The class that collects the most Box Tops will receive an ice cream party at the end of the school year (500 Box Top minimum).
Remember, each Box Top must have a visible product code and expiration date in order to be counted. Box Tops that are expired, missing the product code, or missing the expiration date can’t be submitted for credit.
Please contact our Box Top Coordinator, Christie Weidner at with questions!

Student Council Shoe Collection

The Student Council is partnering with Community Recycling for a Holiday Shoe Drive through December 20th! Any sized shoe in wearable conditions are accepted.

Please drop the shoes in the boxes in the lobby.

Here’s some more info:

Student Council Shoe Collection

McCall’s Student Council

The members of the Student Council are:

  • President: André Charpentier
  • Vice-President: Nina Feinberg
  • Secretary: Sophia Ortiz
  • Treasurer: Camille Vittu


The Class Representatives are:

  • Alexander Sepe
  • Ciampone Layden
  • Danica Zhao
  • David Marmon
  • Jack Caselle
  • Jackson Lokoff
  • Jolin Wang
  • Sabrina Hanning
  • Sydney Golin
  • Yu Lin


Follow the Student Council’s page on Instagram, and add the on Snapchat @mccallsc

Uniform sale

uniform sale

Uniforms will be for sale in the lobby on Tuesday, Nov 21st from 12 to 3 PM and from 5 to 7 PM. Stop by with cash or check!

Also, please take a look at the Lost & Found in the lobby when you come to your conferences!!