Battle of the Books Champions

Posted May 3rd, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

Congratulations to 5th graders Cecilia A., Francine P., and Ameenah Z. who won the District 54 Battle of the Books Grades 5/6 Competition. These students spent the year reading and discussing 15 books from the Battle of the Books list with their club sponsor, Mrs. Mobley. What an exciting moment it was for this team to bring the trophy home to MacArthur School. Way to go, girls!

Upcoming Assessments/Próxima evaluación

Posted May 3rd, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

As we head into the month of May, we will be wrapping up our assessments for this school year.  This week, all 5th grade students will be completing a state-wide science assessment (the ISA), which consists of one session given on the computer.  During the weeks of May 9 and May 16, all students will complete the spring MAP test.  The MAP test consists of two parts, one math and one reading test, given on separate days.

Durante el mes de mayo acabaremos nuestras evaluaciones para este año escolar. Esta semana, todos los estudiantes de 5 º grado completan una evaluación de todo el estado de la ciencia (el ISA), que consiste en una sesión en la computadora. Durante las semanas del 9 de mayo y 16 de mayo, todos los alumnos completan la prueba de MAP para primavera. La prueba de MAP consta de dos partes, una matemática y una lectura prueba, dado en días separados.

Mac News/Noticias de Mac

Posted May 1st, 2016 by Ivette Rivera-Weigle

We had a fabulous Variety Show this past Friday and are thankful to our students, staff and community for making such a fun event possible. Please take time to learn more about how you and your child can get involved at MacArthur and our PTA by clicking on the following links to read Mac News/Noticias de Mac: Mac News or Noticias de Mac.

MacArthur’s Very Own Variety Show

Posted April 28th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

Don’t forget, Friday, April 29th, is MacArthur’s Very Own Variety Show at 7 PM at Eisenhower Jr. High. We invite you to attend and cheer on MacArthur’s wonderful performers! Let’s see how the MacArthur students and teachers are ‘Living a Life to Remember’!

Here’s a preview of MacArthur’s talented performers you will have the pleasure of seeing on stage…

Mac News/Noticias de Mac

Posted April 15th, 2016 by Ivette Rivera-Weigle

Thank you to the many families that came out last night to celebrate their student’s reading and writing! It was amazing to walk around and see what creative projects our Toros created. Please take time to learn more about how you can get involved at MacArthur and our PTA by reading the seventeenth issue of Mac News or Noticias de Mac.


Zumba at Mac

Posted April 11th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

The MacArthur 4th Grade Team would like to remind families that they will be hosting another fun-filled Family Zumba Night from 6pm-7pm tonight! Come, have fun, get fit, and help a good cause. All proceeds help support the funding of the 4th grade Springfield Field Trip. Healthy snacks and water will be available for purchase. The cost to Zumba per person is only $2! Who’s ready to Zumba??

Celebrate Reading and Writing

Posted April 9th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

We are excited to invite all of our MacArthur families to celebrate their child’s reading and writing successes at our annual Celebrate Reading and Writing Event! All of our Toros, from kindergarten to sixth grade, have been working very hard to prepare for this very special evening. This Thursday, April 14th from 6:00pm-7:30pm we have many activities planned for families to participate in. Have fun reading what your child and other students  have created especially for this event, stop by our PTA’s Book Fair or Book Exchange,  or sit back and relax as you watch The Princess and the Pea puppet show performed by the Schaumburg Library and so much more! Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the success of your child at this very special evening!

Science Fair Success!

Posted April 8th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

It was absolutely amazing to see the amount of MacArthur scientists that participated in this year’s science fair. We doubled our numbers this school year and had a total of 67 projects with 78 participants! An immense thank you goes out to not only our talented students, but to our families as well because we recognize there is much time, space and materials that go into helping your child with their science fair project. We’d also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Kowalczyk and our science fair volunteers for an extremely well-organized science fair this year! We truly do have a fabulous community here at MacArthur!

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PARCC Testing

Posted April 8th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

PARCC testing will be taking place during the weeks of April 11th and April 18th for all 3rd through 6th grade students.  The PARCC test consists of three English Language Arts sections and four Math sections (3 for 6th grade).  Each section will take between 60 and 110 minutes to complete, and will be spread out across the two week testing window.  Please help your child by ensuring they get enough sleep, providing a healthy breakfast, refraining from scheduling appointments and encouraging them to do their absolute best.  Click the link for more information: PARCC Assessment.pdf .

PTA Fundraiser at Potbelly’s

Posted April 7th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

Take a break from cooking…Stop by Potbelly’s in the Arboretum in South Barrington from 5-8pm. Just mention you are from MacArthur and they will donate 25% back to MacArthur. What a great way to support our school and eat some great food. See ya’ there!