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There is a lot going on at McAlpine Elementary. If you have any questions or concerns always feel free to reach out to our PTO Board. We will respond as soon as possible.

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How Can I Reserve The Spirit Rock?

  • Reservations MUST be made to paint the rock.
  • The cost to reserve the rock is $10. This is a 5th Grade Fundraiser.
  • You are responsible for painting the rock yourself, or hiring someone to paint it for you.
  • Reservations must be made by a parent/guardian or teacher on behalf of a student or student group.
  • Parents/guardians may only reserve the Spirt Rock for Birthday messages.
  • Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Reservations must be made using the Spirit Rock SignUp Genius AND by paying the $10 reservation fee at (Check the SignUpGenius to make sure the date you want is available before paying the registration fee!)
  • Only one person per day may reserve the rock. You may not reserve the rock for consecutive days.
  • Once reserved, you will have the rock for 24 hours, from 3 pm the day before to 3 pm on the day of your reservation. (For example, if you reserve the rock for November 6th, you will have the rock from 3 pm on November 5th through 3 pm on November 6th.)
  • All rules as outlined in the CMS Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Character Development Handbook and Code of Student Conduct must be obeyed! (NO bullying, profanity, obscenity, or derogatory language.)

What is McAlpine Elementary School's Website?

McAlpine Elementary School website

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McAlpine Elementary School Tours

The McAlpine PTO offers tours to prospective McAlpine families periodically throughout the school year. Please complete the Tour Request Form to confirm your spot.

Note that tours will only be offered if they are requested. If there are no requests for a tour during the scheduled time, a tour guide will not be available. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Please contact PTO Vice President Jen Walker with any questions at We look forward to seeing you at McAlpine!

McAlpine Tour Dates - 2024-2025 School Year*

Friday, September 20, 2024 - 8:30 am

Friday, October 18, 2024 - 8:30 am

Friday, November 15, 2024 - 8:30 am

Friday, December 13, 2024 - 8:30 am

Thursday, January 16, 2025 - 8:30 am

Friday, January 31, 2025 - 8:30 am

Friday, February 21, 2025 - 8:30 am

Friday, March 14, 2025 - 8:30 am

Friday, March 28, 2025 - 8:30 am

Friday, April 11, 2025 - 8:30 am

Thursday, April 24, 2025 - 8:30 am

Thursday, May 8, 2025 - 8:30 am

Thursday, May 22, 2025 - 8:30 am

*Dates are subject to change and based on availability.

How long is the tour?

Please allow up to one hour for the tour. Please allow extra time to sign in.

Where do I check-in for the tour?

When you arrive at McAlpine, ring the doorbell (to the right of the main doors) and let the office know you are here for a tour. Once you are buzzed in, proceed to the Main Office. All adults must bring a photo ID and sign in with the Lobby Guard system in the front office. Please allow time to sign in.

Can my child join the tour?

Prospective students and younger siblings are welcome to join our tours. As tours are scheduled during the school day, we ask that all attendees be respectful of McAlpine’s learning environment.

How do I confirm my spot on a tour?

Please confirm via the Tour Request Form.

Are Donations Tax Deductible?

All donations are tax deductible. Remember to double your donation with your Company Matching Program. Thank you for supporting our school!

How Do I Submit Pictures To Be Considered For The Yearbook?

Upload photos and order yearbooks HERE!

Does your child want to join the Yearbook Club and help design the McAlpine Yearbook?

We need students’ help taking photos, creating page ideas, and designing the layouts of the 2023-2024 Yearbook. We have 20 limited spots available.

If you have any questions, please contact, or Yearbook coordinator Katie Killius at Details on how to sign up coming soon!

How Do I Create An Account With Pay4schoolstuff?

To Create A New Account:

  1. Open your internet browser and go to
  2. Pay4SchoolStuff uses pop-up windows to display forms and other information. Allow pop-up windows for this site.
  3. If using a mobile device, use the Google Chrome internet browser to access the site.
  4. Enter your First Name, Last Name, and Email Address. Your Email Address will be used as your login/User ID.
  5. Enter and re-enter a Password of your choosing.
  6. Enter your Phone Number and Address.
  7. Click the orange "SIGNUP" button.
  8. Read and agree to the Terms of Use, then click "Next" on the bottom of the page.
  9. Enter the First Name and Last Name of your student. Your school may require entry of the Student ID. If you do not have a student at the school, you may self-register by entering your own name, and selecting "Adult" under grade. If you are registering your child for an item or event at another school, create a new account for your child at that school. If your child changes schools, add them as a new student to the new school.
  10. Select the school by specifying the State, County, and School Name from the drop-down lists.
  11. Select your students’ grade. This grade must be updated each year under Parent Services/Your Students/Edit. DO NOT CLICK "DELETE’ WHEN YOUR CHILD CHANGES SCHOOLS (as this will remove him from the database and will prevent paying for this student.
  12. Choose your child’s Teacher Name (if school requires it) from the dropdown list.
  13. Click "Submit" at the bottom of the page. To add another student, simply repeat steps 9-14.

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