McDonell Area Catholic Schools

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McDonell Area Catholic Schools are committed to the formation of community, academic excellence and the spiritual and physical well-being of each student in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up today to Volunteer at MACS!
Please sign up for 2014-2015 School Year - here's how it works in three easy steps:
1. Click this botton above to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your date and spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Infinite Campus Portal

Updating Infinite Campus
New phone number or mailing address? Did you know you can change and update your contact information in Infinite Campus Portal. Click here for directions.

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Questions? Call Central Office 715.723.0538

• 14-15 School Calendar
14-15 Education Alliance and Enrollment Contract
and Enrollment Guide
• Daily Announcements -McD
• Daily Announcements -ND
• Homework Help link
• Library | Media News
• MACS Home and School Association
• MACS Music Boosters
McDonell Athletic Booster Club
Notre Dame Athletic Association

Student Ambassadors
• Volunteer Handbook

MACS Family Newsletters
October newsletter

• Teaching the Way of Love
• Middle School - Career Activities for Parents and Students
• College Information - Junior and Seniors
• Precollege programs U of W system

• 14-15 McDonell Area Catholic School's Enrollment Guide
• Education Alliance Agreement Form and the Enrollment Contract.
• FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment apply online here
Volunteer Form

Safe Environment forms

• Verification of Safe Environment Training
• Basic Criminal Background
• Confidential Questionnaire

Basic Criminal Background
• Diocese of La Crosse Safe Environment
• Video - Please watch this video
• Child Sexual Abuse Policy and Procedures (Green Book)
• Sexual Misconduct (Red Book)

MACS Fundraisers

November 10 is Spaghetti Spectacular See classroom basket photos by clicking here

Mardi Gras Tickets sold here Purchase your Mardi Gras tickets by clicking here! Purchase your Mardi Gras tickets by clicking here!

What do we save for our schools?

turn them in at any school
Box Tops for Education - Elementary Schools
Empty Ink Cartridges - Technology
Campbell's Labels - St. Charles Borromeo Primary
Gordy's Receipts - Notre Dame Athletics | Sew and Sow Club
Kwik Trip Moola - Notre Dame Middle School
Pop Can Tabs (Ronald McDonell House)
Amazon Smile program

Are you a Volunteer?
Before you start volunteering with the schools please check with Barb Gale, administrative assistant in the MACS Central Office, at 715.723.0538 ext. 307 to see if all of your Safe Environment forms are on file. Diocesan policy requires background checks completed prior to participation.

What is the Volunteer Hours Form and why is it important?
 Chippewa Area Catholic School families are encouraged
to volunteer 30 hours or more each year because the benefits are HUGE for our children. Not only do our after school activities survive on volunteers, but our daily volunteers extend the hours our libraries and computer labs to be open for research and knowledge growth.
Third Source Income
 Part of the third source income for our schools comes from grants. For grant writing purposes each volunteer hour is worth $12.50 for our schools.
So it is VERY important that your volunteered hours are recorded and turned in. Please submit your hours quarterly to any school administrative assistant or Barb Gale in the Central Office.
Thank you for volunteering!


Parents 4 Learning
Come to the Micon Cinema on London Road on Tues., Oct. 21 or Wed., Oct. 22 to learn the inspiring fact based story of the Chippewa Falls group Parents 4 Learning & it's effect on volunteer Dennis Miller.

Tickets are $10 & include hors d'oeuvres & a cast meet & greet at 6:30 pm. The film will begin at 7:00 pm. Advance tickets are available at: Micon Cinemas Eau Claire (formerly Greng's London Square Cinema / Stadium) | Eau Claire Movie Theaters. Parents 4 Learning is a booster club for learning consisting of parents, educators & community members in the Chippewa Falls School District. They are looking to create connections in neighboring communities. Come learn how you can help all children to Connect, Learn, Grow.

Pope Francis Prayer for Synod
Vatican Radio reported from Pope Francis that Sunday, 28 September is to be set aside as a Day of Prayer for the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled to take place from 5 to 219 October to treat the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. 
View prayers

November 10 is Spaghetti Spectacular See classroom basket photos by clicking here 7th Annual Spaghetti Spectacular!
Sunday, November 9th
All-You-Can-Eat Dinner
11:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Print Poster
Print Business Take-Out Order Form
View parent letter
View 2014 raffle basket themes

Mobile Device Portal Setup
Parents/Guardians with a mobile device:

Infinite Campus has released an app for the parent portal. Campus Mobile Portal will give you real time information on your son or daughter enrolled in the McDonell Area Catholic Schools. You will get access and notification sent to you regarding, assignments, attendance, grades and schedule changes. You can download the app at the iTunes app store (use this link) or through Google Play.

The school district ID for this download is GBKXLN. This information is also available on your parent portal account, as are more directions on the set up. If you have any questions, you may contact the central office 715.723.0538.


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Tel 715.723.0538 • Fax 715.723.1501