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McAlister Intermediate School Grades 3-5

260 Mountain RoadDoors open:8:10am
Suffield, CT 06078School Hours:8:25am - 3:05pm
Phone: 860-668-3830Main Office Hours:  7:30am - 4:00pm
Fax: 860-668-3809  

McAlister Intermediate School News and Announcements

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Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 

Stephannie Holland, a high school English/drama teacher at Suffield High School, has been named the 2016 Suffield Teacher of the Year.

Honored at a district wide celebration on Tuesday, May 12, Stephannie was chosen from 17 incredible nominees for the award. For the past 13 years, Stephannie has worked to touch the lives of every student she works with. In her words, "Every child's dreams are important and achievable if you are willing to put the work in."

Read more on the Teacher of the Year webpage

Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 

Helen Thresher, a paraprofessional colleague at Suffield Middle School, has been named the 2016 Suffield Paraeducator of the Year.

Helen was chosen among several paraprofessionals nominated for the Anne Marie Murphy Paraeducator Award, which honors excellence in those who support student achievement. In their letter of nomination supporting Helen, the sixth grade team of teachers wrote: Helen works as a partner while in the classroom. She takes special care to note observations regarding small groups or cooperative partners. She often brings a fresh set of eyes to classroom lessons, and as a part of our team, she sees students learning in many different settings.

Read more on the Paraeducator of the Year webpage

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 

We are delighted to offer a summer program designed to provide reading and writing instruction for those students entering first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade. The program, which is called Summer Boost, will focus on decoding, phonics, reading comprehension skills and written response to literature using reading instructional practices that are utilized at each grade level during the school year. The program schedule is as follows:

Monday & Wednesday
8:30 am – 9:55 am – Grade 1
10:05 am – 11:30 am – Grade 2

Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 am – 9:55 am – Grade 3
10:05 am – 11:30 am – Grade 4 & 5

Important information to know:

  • Summer Boost will be held at Spaulding School for all grades from June 29th through July 23rd.
  • If you wish to have your child participate in Summer Boost, please return the form below by June 5th indicating which sessions your child will be attending. .
  • Parents must transport students to/from the program. Bus transportation will not be provided.
  • Prompt arrival and dismissal are necessary

Letter / Participation Form - PDF

Posted Friday, May 15, 2015 
Suffield Fire Department supports the E.D.I.T.H. Smoke Trailer Fire Prevention Unit for Grade 3. It will be held on Wednesday, May 27th, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on the grounds of McAlister Intermediate School. (Students Only.)
Posted Monday, May 11, 2015 

The fifth grade will be singing and the band will be performing!

Flyer - PDF

Posted Monday, May 11, 2015 

The 4th graders will be singing and performing with their recorders!

Flyer - PDF

Posted Friday, May 8, 2015 

Beginning Monday, May 18th, McAlister announces a new drop off/pickup procedure. We are making changes as we strive to make drop off/pickup easier and safer!

Drop Off and Pick up Procedures - PDF

Posted Thursday, May 7, 2015 

Third graders at McAlister Intermediate School were given a real treat this month, when a group of performers called, Themselves, stopped by for a visit. Who knew that these visitors would have come such a long way...from such a long time ago! They are immigrants from Ireland from the 1840's; trying to start a new life in America...or so they told the students! The group of five performers travel around the state of Connecticut, offering assemblies on historical events and topics like immigration and westward expansion.

Read More - PDF

Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 

The Board of Education has concluded its search for its next superintendent by voting Karen Berasi as the new leader of the Suffield Public Schools.

Press Release - PDF

Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 

Math Olympiad Breakfast
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
MIS Cafeteria

Posted Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 

What is Bike/Walk to School Day?

McAlister Intermediate School is hosting its first Bike/Walk to School Day on Friday, June 5th to celebrate National Bike Safety Month. Students, parents, teachers, and staff are encouraged to participate by walking or biking to school from their homes or from one of our five meeting locations.

Information / Frequently Asked Questions / Permission Slip - PDF


Posted Monday, Apr 20, 2015 

Parents, friends, returning college students, retirees.

If you know of someone looking to earn extra money working as a substitute in our food service department please have them contact Kathy Carney at 860-668-3802 / kcarney@suffield.org.
Posted Thursday, Apr 9, 2015 

WHAT: A fun way to spend time before school making new friends, having fun and getting physically fit! Spend time walking, running or jogging on a course, earn cool tokens and start your school day with extra energy!!

WHY: Activity, friendship and fun!

WHO: 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Parent and younger siblings welcome!

WHEN: The club will have its spring "kick-off" on Tues. April 21st

TIME: 8:00 to 8:20. Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings.

WHERE: Daily meeting spot is at the Gazebo.

LAST DAY: Tuesday, May 26th

Celebration of Good Health Breakfast: Tuesday, June 2nd (Rain Date: Thursday June 4th)

Food donations and parent volunteers will be needed for breakfast items, servers and clean-up.

Information / Permission Slip - PDF | Information / Permission Slip - WORD

Posted Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 

The Suffield High School girls basketball camp focuses on development of fundamental skills and proper technique. We believe that development of these aspects of the game at a young age is crucial to a player's basketball development. With an experienced staff of coaches including Suffield High School and Suffield Middle School coaches, as well as Suffield High School varsity players, campers will have an opportunity to work on their skills while interacting with top players in the district.

WHEN: JULY 27TH - JULY 31ST, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration Form - PDF

Posted Friday, Aug 22, 2014 

A. Ward Spaulding Elementary School and McAlister Intermediate School Bus Routes - PDF

Suffield Middle School and Suffield High School Bus Routes - PDF

Please note that bus stop times are estimated and students should be at their designated bus stops 10 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. Transportation is provided by M & J Bus Company.

If you have moved or have a change in daycare and you need to change your transportation requirements please contact your child's school.

Suffield High School: 860-668-3810
Suffield Middle School: 860-668-3820
McAlister Intermediate School: 860-668-3830
A. Ward Spaulding School: 860-668-3826

Posted Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 
Click here to access the McAlister Intermediate School Virtual Backpack


Karen Carpenter-Snow

Assistant Principal

Jack Ferraro

Calendar Events
  • May 2015
    • MonMay25 No School - Memorial Day
    • TueMay26 Funky Foot's Milers Club 8:00 AM to 8:20 AMMcAlister Intermediate School Gazebo
    • TueMay26 MIS Principal Conversations CHANGED: Changed from 5/19 to 5/26 8:15 AMMcAlister Intermediate School Conference Room
    • WedMay27 EDITH Smoke Trailer - Grade 3 8:30 AM to 12:15 PMMcAlister Intermediate School
    • WedMay27 Town Meeting 6:30 PMSuffield Middle School Auditorium
    • ThuMay28 Civil War Day McAlister Intermediate School
    • FriMay29 Kevin Johnston - Grade 5 Speaker 10:00 AM
    • FriMay29 PTO Thank You Assembly 2:10 PMMcAlister Intermediate School Gym
    • SatMay30 Safe Party Bottle/Can Drive 9:00 AM to 1:00 PMSuffield Middle School Cafe Parking Lot
  • June 2015
    • TueJun02 Grade 3 Field Trip to Trash Museum 8:30 AM to 11:45 AM
    • TueJun02 Sped PAC 9:00 AMMcAlister Intermediate School Cafe

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