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Half Day on Wednesday, Feb. 10th

Posted February 10th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

As a reminder, Wednesday, February 10th is a half-day of school.   Students will be dismissed at 11:40 AM. Please also note that there is no school on Monday, February 15th in honor of Presidents’ Day as well.

Donuts with Dads

Posted February 10th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

Dads are invited to come enjoy a light breakfast with their MacArthur Toro and visit their classroom this Friday, February 12th! Breakfast will be in the gym from 8am-8:30am and classroom visits will be from 8:30am-9:15am. Have fun building lasting memories!

Valentine’s Day

Posted February 10th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

While we do not have Valentine’s Day parties, if you choose to send valentines, we ask that you send one for every student in the class. Please remember we do not send food items to share at school; therefore, we ask you not to send these in with your valentines because we will not be able to give them out. Thank you for your understanding.

Rocketry Club

Posted February 5th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

Attention 4th-6th graders! Rocketry Club is here and accepting forms for students who are interested in joining the club. To see more information about the club and form please click: Rocketry Club Form.pdf

Booking with the Hawks (Grades 3-6)

Posted February 5th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

For those that completed their “Booking it with the Hawks” reading logs, both certificates and tickets were sent home yesterday for today’s game Friday, February 5th. The Varsity Boys game begins at 6pm and Girls at 7:30pm. Parents are expected to accompany their child (ren) to their designated seating area.

Mac News/Noticias de Mac

Posted February 5th, 2016 by Ivette Rivera-Weigle

We look forward to seeing you at Eisenhower Jr. High today, Friday, February 5th for our MacArthur PTA’s Auction & Ice Cream Social event from 6pm-8pm! Mrs. Martin-Bowman is also looking forward to seeing you at the auction where she will have fun arts crafts available for you to do. This is the key fundraiser that helps support many of the great PTA programs that we all enjoy throughout the year (Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Birthday books, etc.). We look forward to seeing you at the auction!

To learn more about how to get involved with what’s happening at MacArthur and our PTA please enjoy reading the twelfth issue of Mac News or Noticias de Mac.

Kindergarten Registration Day

Posted January 31st, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

February 11th parents can register incoming kindergarten students.  Registration in our office takes place during the following times: 9:00-11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  We encourage any families that have incoming kindergarten students to please register during this time.  This will allow us to account for the number of classrooms we will need for kindergarten next year.   If you know of a neighbor or community member that has an incoming kindergarten student please share this information with them.   For more detailed information, please visit the District website: http://sd54.org/registration/

MacArthur PTA’s Silent Auction & Ice Cream Social Night

Posted January 31st, 2016 by Ivette Rivera-Weigle

We had such an amazing turn out last week at our Family Zumba Nights! It was great seeing our community have so much fun together while promoting healthy exercising habits. Thank you to Mrs. Garibay, Ms. Perez, Ms. Felvey and our helpful volunteers for a great night! Let’s keep the fun going and join us this Friday, February 5th, at Eisenhower Jr. High for MacArthur PTA’s Silent Auction /Ice Cream Social Night from 6pm-8pm. This is the key fundraiser that helps support many of the great PTA programs that we all enjoy throughout the year (Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Birthday books, etc.)  Check out some of the baskets you’ll be able to bid on:  PTA Silent Auction Basket Donations! or !Donaciones para Canastas de la Subasta de la PTA!  We hope to see you there!!!

Family Zumba Nights

Posted January 24th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

The 4th grade Dual Language classes are headed to Springfield this year.  As part of their fundraising efforts, they are hosting Family Zumba Nights this week.  Kinder-3rd grade families are invited to attend this Monday, January 25th from 6-7 PM.  4th-6th grade families can attend on Thursday, January 28th from 6-7 PM.  What a great workout this will be for our Mac families!

Schaumburg Parent University Classes

Posted January 24th, 2016 by Mrs. Mobley

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are three upcoming evening programs.

  • Staying Connected to Your Children. Social Worker Susan DeLuca will share ways to increase communication and connections between parent and their children. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Planning a Safe and Fulfilling Future for People with Disabilities. Mary Anne Ehlert, president of Protected Tomorrows, will discuss how families with members who have special needs can prepare for the future. This presentation for adults only will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
  • Family Engineering Night. Using everyday materials, you will become a family of engineers who problem-solve together through various challenges, including building a tower and designing a dancing robot. This workshop for children and parents will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.