Recent News

Thanks for Eating Chipotle!

Posted on October 31, 2017 at 3:30 PM

The PTA's recent Chipotle fundraiser rasied about $400! A HUGE thanks to everyone who headed out to get some great-tasting food while supporting McClellan Elementary in the process.

Great Finds at PTA Book Swap Night

Posted on March 1, 2017 at 9:05 PM

In honor of Read Across America Week, the PTA sponsored a book swap night on Wednesday, March 1. Dozens of McClellan families showed up to trade in their gently used books, and grab a few different ones in exchange. Special thanks to Pleasant Hills Library's Children's Librarian, Mrs. Dani, who kicked off the night discussing the upcoming, and ongoing, programs at the library. Another thanks extended to Mrs. Gilchrist who helped organize the exchange, and all the parents kind enough to staff the evening event.

Scholastic Book Fair a Hit

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 7:55 PM

On Sunday, Oct. 16, McClellan kicked off the Scholastic Book Fair with a family event, giving the school community a chance to see all of this year's newest titles and grab them before they're gone. Families also stuck around to eat some yummy treats and take in a bit of the Steelers' game. While the hometeam didn't pick up a win, our young readers came out on top with a bunch of good reads.

The in-school sale extended through Wednesday for all students, giving them a chance to shop with their teachers and classmates.

A big thanks to the parents and teachers who helped during the Family Event, as well as those who managed the in-school sale throughout the week!

PTA Provides a Fresh Look

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Thanks to the talents and effort of three of our PTA members, the gymnasium lobby and the teachers’ lounge received a wonderful facelift over the summer. April Smith and Linda Zangrilli gave the gym lobby a dynamic T.J. flare, including a great-looking jaguar logo. Linda and Laurie Woodward converted the old teachers’ lounge into a contemporary space with a fresh color palette, new cabinet hardware, and complimentary decorator accents. Both projects greatly enhance the atmosphere at McClellan!

The new gymnasium lobby

The old teachers' lounge

The new teachers' lounge


Red Ribbon Week

Posted on October 7, 2016 at 11:20 AM

We will be participating in Red Ribbon Week, a week-long, school-wide, drug-free awareness campaign from Monday, October 24 thru Friday, October 28.

The theme for Red Ribbon Week this year is: “YOLO, Be Drug Free.” #youonlyliveonce

Students can show their Drug-Free Spirit by participating in the following:

Monday 10/24/16: RED DAY “Red Ribbon week start-up, we are “RED-y to stay Drug Free!” Wear Red Shirts, pants, socks, etc.

Tuesday 10/25/16: MIX MATCH DAY “We won’t get mixed up with drugs, because we are Drug Free!” Wear mix match clothing and crazy socks.

Wednesday 10/26/16: CAMO DAY: “Be all that you can be, because you’re Drug Free!” Wear Camo clothing.

Thursday 10/27/16: CRAZY HAIR DAY: “We are Crazy about being Drug Free!”

Friday 10/28/16: TEAM DAY: “Team Up Against Drugs!” Wear your favorite team/sports jerseys or TJ gear.