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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: http://vols.pt/uebFDm
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 contact infor in I.C.
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.

You can download the app at iTunes (use this link) or through Google Play. The school district ID for this download is GBKXLN. Open your parent portal for more information.

Lunch account Balance

SCRIP FORM-NEWs

Questions? Call Central Office 715.723.0538

• 14-15 School Calendar

• 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
Sports
• Volunteer Handbook


MACS Family Newsletters

• January newsletter
December newsletter
• November newsletter
October newsletter

Safe Environment forms
- fill out and bring these first three forms to MACS Central Office
Verification of Safe Environment Training

Basic Criminal Background
Confidential Questionnaire

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

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

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




MACS All School 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 macs 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 - NDMS
Kwik Trip card - MACS
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. 3301 to see if all of your Safe Environment forms are on file. Diocesan policy requires background checks completed prior to participation. (See forms above)

What is the Volunteer Hours Form and why is it important?
 McDonell 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!


News

Catholic Schools Week at MACS
National Catholic Schools Week- Sunday, Jan. 25 - 31 view all events

Enrollment for 2015-2016
All K-12 enrollment will be held at McDonell Central Catholic High School from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for families who may have questions financial or otherwise. You may also enroll online at home or at the event.
New this year!
You will be able to pay your $100 enrollment fee with a credit card online. Look for the link during Catholic Schools Week.
Scrip will also be available for purchase at the event.

Volunteering this school year?
All safe environment needs to be completed by the end of January, if they plan on doing any type of volunteer work or go on any field trips for the remainder of this year.

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)

WPCP income bracket is out for 2015-2016. If you know a family who would like to attend MACS next year and who may qualify please contact us. View qualifying income
Application starts February 2, 2015
For FAQs view here For brochure view here

Parents Are Invited
MOVING FORWARD ADDRESS
We would like to invite you to ourMoving Forward night. The Moving Forward night will be held on April 15, 2015 at McDonell High School.

TEACHER PRESENTATIONS
The first co-hort of MACS teachers to recieve their master's degree through the St. Mary's University partnership will present to the public on April 22, 2015 at McDonell High School.
What you can order

WI tuition tax deduction in 2014 returns
MACS would like to share with you information regarding the 2014 Private School Tuition Deduction (Wis. Stat. s. 71.05(6)(b)49) for your taxes.

At this time the state has a draft of Schedule PS that once final you will need to fill out to send in with your state tax form.

There is specific information on what an individual will need in order to complete Schedule PS:

1. The State of Wisconsin does not require the school system to provide you with a form of what tuition was paid in the calendar year of 2014.

You will need to look through your paperwork (check stub, etc.) to determine what amount you paid in tuition for each child to the school from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. MACS does not have the software available at this time to do this for you.

2. You will need our official name and address:

McDonell Area Catholic Schools, Inc.
1316 Bel Air Blvd.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-1908

3. You will need our School FEIN number:

39-1032800

Schedule PS defines what is tuition and examples of what is not tuition. Individuals may be eligible to deduct up to $4,000 for students K-8 and up to $10,000 for students 9- 12.

If an individual has a child that was in both 8th grade and 9th grade they are instructed to add the amount paid for 8th grade and the amount paid for 9th grade.

Click here to read talking points on what you can deduct, etc.

Clearly all payments that fall under the definition of tuition made in calendar year 2014 may be eligible for a tax deduction.

The tax deduction is one way the state can affirm the vital role parents play in their children's education by giving families meaningful choices in where and how children are educated.


view talking points
for more information on what is deductable, etc.

Scrip volunteers
If you are able to volunteer for a couple of hours a week to help, it would be greatly appreciated.  You can set the time that works best for you, anytime between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
The list of projects you would be helping with may be:

  1. Selling Scrip gift cards
  2. Count Scrip gift cards after they are picked up
  3. Stuff Scrip envelopes
  4. Cut out articles for scrapbooks
  5. Help with mailings
  6. Proofread articles and newsletters
  7. Help other MACS Central Office staff with projects



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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