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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


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

4/1/2014 8:00 AM
  • 8:30am the bell rings for students to enter the building for breakfast and class
  • 8:50am classes begin
  • 3:25pm dismissal begins

2/20/2014 9:12 PM

December 16 – PTC Meeting (6:30pm-7:30pm)
December 24January 4NO SCHOOL (Winter Break)

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



1/9/2014 8:30 AM

All Day Every Day Kindergarten will serve as the only kindergarten offering starting with the 2014-15 school year for students in Hastings Public School. For several years, the Hastings School District has offered families a fee-based option for a full-day kindergarten program along with a free, rotation day kindergarten option. As the result of recent changes to the state student funding formula, Minnesota school districts are able to access funding in 2014-15 that allows for them to provide all-day kindergarten for free to all families.
Click here for registration forms and information

Are you interested in classes that can assist you (parents) in the transition to Kindergarten? These classes may be especially helpful to you if your first child will be starting Kindergarten this fall.  Clicking on the links below will take you directly to the Community Education page that describes the class and allows you to register. 

McAuliffe Related Links
Online Textbook Resources
Math (Grades K-4)
Social Studies (Grades 3-4)
Hastings Reads
Title I - Parent Information
Gifted and Talented

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

Staff Corner

Vision 2025
10/10/2014 2:58:41 PM
Fall Newsletter Now Available

Courtesy Bus Route Information for Secondary Students
9/4/2014 8:28:24 AM
In an effort to accommodate secondary students grades 5 - 12, who live within the walking zone to the Middle School and High School, Courtesy Bus Routes have been established.  Please click above to see more information about how the routes work and to see a map of the of locations.

Text Messaging Service Now Available to Parents
11/21/2013 12:20:55 PM
Hastings Public Schools is excited to announce the launch of a new service that will enhance communication by allowing the district to deliver important information to parents via SMS text messaging.

This service is not intended to replace existing means of communication, rather it will enhance them. The district will only use the service to provide information that is timely and relevant.

In order to participate in the new service, you must have a cell phone on file with the School District, and then parents must indicate willingness to receive text messages to their phones. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.

Please click above for more information on how to opt into this new service.

2013-14 Traffic Flow Map - MS/Pinecrest Campus
8/13/2013 2:56:58 PM
Please click above to view the new traffic flow for the Middle School/Pinecrest Campus.