An Application for Winter Clubs was sent home with the students. Please look over the application and return by Monday, November 3rd. Winter clubs will begin the week of November 17th. Students will be sent a confirmation letter from the club(s) in which they were accepted. If your child joins an afterschool club, you will need to provide your own transportation. The afterschool club teachers will contact you with more specific information.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This morning MacArthur Elementary School learned that Hoffman Estates High School was on a soft lockdown due to an unattended package found in the school’s stadium.
Due to the proximity of our school to the high school we initiated a soft lockdown at MacArthur as well. A soft lockdown means that children are not allowed outside for physical education or recess and extreme caution is used when allowing people to enter the building. Inside the building, children are still engaged in learning and are allowed to move from room to room. We took this precautionary measure because your child’s safety is our top priority.
At 12:25 p.m., the police notified us that the lockdown could be lifted.
I was very proud of the way our students and staff responded during the soft lockdown. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (847) 357-6650.
Dear MacArthur Community,
Thank you so much for coming out to meet with your child and his or her teacher to discuss the goals they have set together for your child’s success this year. Thank you to Mrs. Bolanos, Mr. Slotnick and all the PTA volunteers for providing the opportunity for families to purchase books at the book fair. The funds earned go directly back to the students through the PTA birthday books program and support classroom libraries.
Please open the attached MacNews or las noticias de Mac for information on upcoming events such as Pumpkin Painting Night on October 28th and Goodies with Grandparents next month. Please also check your child’s backpack in the coming days for information about Halloween Parties and appropriate costumes for school.
We hope you are all enjoying a great fall weekend!
Danette and Michelle
- On Thursday, Oct. 30, Districts 54, 211 and 15 will hold a public forum at Schaumburg High School. At this forum, district representatives will share specific information about how Senate Bill 16 will impact our schools.
- On Tuesday, Oct. 21, State Sen. Matt Murphy and Reps. David Harris and Tom Morrison will host a legislative forum on Senate Bill 16 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights.
Don’t forget to stop at the Chuck E. Cheese located at 1000 S. Barrington Road in Streamwood on Friday, October 10th. A portion of MacArthur students’ families sales will go to the MacArthur School PTA. Students were sent home with stickers for free tokens today. Chuck E. Cheese even made a visit to the MacArthur students’ classrooms.
Today our school practiced a Hard Lock Down Drill under the guidance of the Hoffman Estates Police Department to prepare in case of a safety risk in the school. Our students and staff did an amazing job! This drill was an unannounced drill so that we could test our systems and evaluate how we respond.
We will be talking as a staff about the drill while looking to identify additional ways to keep everyone safe. We obviously hope never to need to use these procedures, but it helps all involved to know that they have the skills needed to respond if an emergency should arise.
Dear MacArthur Community,
I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful but chilly day. There were a few corrections to the calendar in the MacNews that was sent out on Friday. Please view the October PTA calendar with the corrected Market Day pick-up of Monday, October 6th and art night.
Also, please read the SB16 Letter from the PTA which includes an invitation to the next MacArthur PTA meeting on October 14 at 7:00 pm to learn more about the impact of the bill.
A final reminder: Tuesday, October 7th is picture day.
See you soon!