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Principal:  Amber Eliason 

Assistant Principal: Michelle Russell 

Special Education Supervisor: Sandra Findlay 


September 5, 2017


Dear McMahon Families,


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year at Thomas J. McMahon Elementary School.  Our teachers and staff have been busy preparing the school, setting up classrooms and planning engaging lessons in preparation for our returning learners.  Now that our PreK and Kindergarten students have joined us we can really get this school-year started!  In the coming year it is my goal to provide you and your family with a positive and welcoming school learning community.  Together we make a team centered around your child’s success, and you can bet I’m one of the loudest in their cheering section.  To open the school year I invite you to reach out at any time to your child’s teacher or any member of the school administrative office or student support teams and we will partner together to support your child.


When schools and families partner together, research shows that students benefit.  This can be done in many ways including regularly checking students take-home folders, communicating with your child’s teacher, attending parent conferences and/or participating in the school parent-teacher organization.  McMahon School has an outstanding PTO and I invite you to come join us as we look to bring in more families and provide more resources for teachers and experiences for our children.  Our first meeting is Wednesday September 6th at 6:00pm in the school library.  I truly hope to see you there.


On the back of this letter you will find an updated McMahon Family Calendar which includes school breaks & holidays, fun PTO events and other important school dates.  One recent addition to the calendar is extended parent-teacher conferences.  Monday, October 23rd will be a non-school day for McMahon students.  On that day, and on two additional evenings, our teachers will have extended conference time to meet with you to discuss your child’s academic progress.  This school year also brings a new report card for students in grades K-6.  Being able to have longer, in-depth conversations about your child’s progress will ensure that together we can best support your child as they move forward in their learning journey.


If you have not yet done so please follow us on Twitter @McMahonTigers, like us on Facebook @McMahonSchool and join our PTO Facebook Group, just search for McMahon Elementary PTA.  Welcome to an awesome new school year, Tigers!


Amber Eliason, Principal


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