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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

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

Reading Corps Position
3/31/2014 8:10 AM

Christa McAuliffe has been awarded two part-time Minnesota Reading Corps Literacy Tutors for next year. You can help children succeed in school by giving them the extra support they need to read. Click on "Reading Corps Postion" to find out how to apply.

DATES TO REMEMBER (click here for more dates and information)
2/20/2014 9:12 PM

APRIL 17 – FULL DAY OF CLASSES (add back time from snow days)


APRIL 18 – NO SCHOOL (Easter Break)


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



2/5/2014 11:47 AM
Below are the adjustments that will be made to our school calendar to make up for days missed due to our "COLD" winter.

  1. Add Back February 28th as a student day.
  2. Change April 17th, from an Early Release Day to a Full Day.
  3. Change May 16th from an Early Release Day to a Full Day.
  • Elementary Conferences will be adjusted from 20 minutes to 15 minutes on Tuesday, February 25th & Thursday, February 27th – by appointment
  • High School Conferences will be adjusted as follows:
February 27th – 5:00 – 9:00 PM, HS Commons
February 28th - 2:45 – 6:00 PM, Staff Classrooms & Offices

Please click on the calendar link to view the complete calendar with changes. 

 2013-14 Revised 2-3-2014  

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. Registration forms and more information are available online at:


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

School District Proposes $1.5 in Budget Reductions for 2014-15
4/10/2014 12:18:36 PM
Due to continued declining enrollment the Board of Education for Hastings Public Schools has directed school administrators to reduce their budget by $1.5 million dollars for the 2014-15 school year.  Click above for a list of the proposed reductions by site.

School District to Make Up Two Days
2/4/2014 5:03:53 PM
Please click on the link above for more details.

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.

Courtesy Bus Route Information for Secondary Students
8/28/2013 9:43:02 AM
In an effort to accomodate 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.

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.