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Get Ready for Game Night!

Posted on October 30, 2016 at 8:15 AM

On Thursday, Nov. 17, McClellan Elementary will be hosting it's annual Family Game Night!

Families can participate in Pictionary, iPad Trivia, and play a variety of board games. The board games will be raffled off at the end of the night for use in our classrooms during indoor recess. Attending families will recieve tickets to participate in this raffle.

Also, a variety of Minute-To-Win-It games will be held in the gymnasium, as well as a Star Wars X-Box battle. For a small monetary donation to charity, students may challenge teachers in these games.


Admission is free for this event, and light refreshments will be available at no cost, but families are encouraged to bring donations to benefit the local food bank, including but not limited to the following items:


  • Canned Food – Canned Fruit, Corn, Potatoes, Ravioli, Stew, Chili, etc.
  • Pasta, Meatless Spaghetti Sauce
  • Peanut Butter, Baby Wipes

We hope you can join us for an evening of laughs and fun as we get our game on at McClellan!


PTA Parents, Family Game Night is still looking for volunteers to help run games and manage the event. Click here to sign-up. Your involvement is always appreciated.


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!

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.

PTA Council to Hold Stress & Anxiety Panel

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 10:30 AM

The West Jefferson Hills School District Council of PTAs will host an informational session for parents on student stress and anxiety. The panel will discuss how parents might recognize the signs and symptoms of stress or anxiety in their children, and will propose ideas to help both parents and students cope with these issues. The discussion will encompass all school age children from kindergartners who struggle with separation anxiety through high school juniors or seniors stressed out about Advanced Placement exams or choosing the right college or career path. Scheduled among the presenters will be Jeff Devinney, West Jefferson Hills School District Social Worker; Erin McManus, the Outpatient Supervisor at Mon Yough Community Services, and Rusty Hewitt from the Allegheny County Bureau of Mental Health Services. The panel will speak for approximately one hour and afterwards there will be a thirty minute question and answer session for the parents in attendance. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the LGI Room at Pleasant Hills Middle School. Parents from nearby communities are also welcome to attend.

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