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McAuliffe Elementary School
photo of Christa McAuliffe holding a space shuttle

Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
1601 West 12th Street
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone - 651.480.7390
Fax - 651.480.7392
Health Office - 651.480.7395

Christa McAuliffe 1948-1986 “I touch the future, I teach.”

Matt Esterby, Principal

Due to ongoing parking lot safety concerns, here are some updated expectations. Please allow for more time at drop-off/pick-up times.

4/2/2015 7:50 AM
  • 8:30am the bell rings for students to enter the building for breakfast and class
  • 8:50am classes begin
  • 3:25pm dismissal begins

4/2/2015 7:32 AM

We would like to send out a huge “Thank You” to Jeff and Stacy Carlson! They recently presented nine elementary classrooms across the district with $1,000 each in support of the Adopt-a-Classroom program. The donation was made available through the Ruth Gale and George W. Doffing Charitable Fund.  Our teachers were absolutely stunned when presented the money gifts, as they had no idea it was coming.  The students in those classrooms were also astonished. What a great experience for them to see firsthand what generosity and giving means.

In deep appreciation, we again say “Thank You” to Jeff and Stacy Carlson in selecting our district to receive such a wonderful gift!

1/9/2015 8:30 AM

DATES TO REMEMBER (click here for additional information and dates)
1/8/2015 9:12 PM

May 25NO SCHOOL; Memorial Day
June 4Last Day of Classes; FULL DAY
July 8Kindergarten Assessments
July 9Kindergarten Assessments
July 22Kindergarten Assessments
August 26Grade 1-4 Assessments
August 27Grade 1-4 Assessments
August 27Elementary OPEN HOUSE; 5:00pm-7:00pm
September 81st day of classes grades 1-4 2015-2016 school year
September 91st day of classes kindergarten 2015-2016 school year

NOTE from Mr. Esterby
10/22/2014 12:34 PM
Dear Families: We would like to hear from you! Please use the following link http://tinyurl.com/l4hzm7y to provide us feedback on ways that we could improve our school. Thank you for taking the time to give us ideas. You are also welcomed to contact me at school by stopping by, calling or emailing me.

Thank you, Mr. Esterby

2/6/2014 7:44 AM
For before and after school child care, please follow the link below.



McAuliffe Related Links
Online Textbook Resources
Math (Grades K-4)
Hastings Reads
Title I - Parent Information
Gifted and Talented

Parent Links
Meal Pay Plus - Food Service Payments
PaySchools - Activity Payments and Fees

Staff Corner

School District Items For Sale
5/26/2015 10:04:57 AM
Periodically the School District has items for sale to the public.  When these items become available they will be placed on this website with the information necessary for community members to make a bid on the items.  Please click above to view any items currently available.

ISD #200 Recognizes Retirees on May 13th
5/13/2015 9:53:26 AM
Employee Retirement & Recognition Program will take place on Wednesday, May 13th, at 4:00 in the High School Commons.

Hastings Public Schools now on Facebook!
2/26/2015 10:46:54 AM

We are excited to announce the launch of the Hastings Public Schools’ Facebook Page.   As a school district we are always looking for new ways to communicate effectively in order to develop and deepen our relationships with our students, parents, staff and community. As a district we strive to inform, listen to, and engage the community we serve in order to celebrate, support, and share the mission of our district.  Facebook is just one more tool we will utilize to make this happen. 

District's Financial Picture
2/5/2015 1:52:29 PM
Follow the link below to access a presentation narrated by Superintendent Collins which details the financial picture of ISD #200 for the 2015-16 school year. 


School District Bullying Report Form
3/11/2015 2:53:58 PM
On April 9, 2014 Governor Dayton signed the Safe and Supportive Schools Act. This act required Minnesota school districts to implement a Bullying Policy beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Our district had had a bullying policy in place for a number of years and the new legislation provided an opportunity for review and refinement. Please click above for more information or to download the district's Bullying Report Form.