Student Council is running their annual food drive from November 30th through December 16th to help fill our School District 54 Food Pantry at Keller Junior High. We are accepting the following types of products: Cooking/baking necessities, boxed meat meals, sides, soups, canned items, breakfast items, condiments, toiletries, cleaning supplies, paper goods, dish/laundry soap, diapers, baby food, baby wipes, etc. Each classroom and the front office have boxes located in front of them for items to be placed in by students. Thank you for helping MacArthur make a difference this holiday season!
This holiday season MacArthur staff members will be joining together to bring holiday cheer to families in need within our MacArthur community. If your family would like to contribute, please join us by taking a star from the tree located on the front bulletin board which will have a specific item listed. After purchasing and wrapping the item, please return it to the MacArthur front office. Please tape the star to the top of the gift so we can identify the item. We will then distribute the gifts and help brighten the season for our families in need. Please bring all gifts in by Friday, December 11th.
This Tuesday, November 24th, your child’s first trimester report card will be sent home. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions. Our students have been hard at work since the very first day of school and we are proud of how well they have been doing. Please help me congratulate them for their efforts as they continue to strive for improvement as we move into the 2nd Trimester.
Our PTA has also been hard at work since the beginning of the school year. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Knapp and Mrs. Johnson, along with all other volunteers and families, which contributed to the Taste of Mac for a memorable evening last Friday. You all did a phenomenal job! We’d also like to say thank you to Mrs. Leal and all other PTA volunteers for organizing a wonderful “Goodies with Grandparents” this morning! To learn more about how to get involved with what’s happening at MacArthur and our PTA please enjoy reading the seventh issue of Mac News or Noticias de Mac.
With the first trimester behind us, students and teachers are continuing to move forward in their learning and growth in rapid ways. For the upcoming weeks our PBIS school focus will be on taking ownership of our own actions and choices within our learning environments. MAP testing is right around the corner beginning Monday, November 30th we are asking students to reflect on their learning and take ownership of their hard work and actions so far this school year. Thank you for taking time with your child (ren) to reflect on their 1st trimester of the 2015-2016 school year. They are off to a great start and will only continue to grow as learners and citizens. Keep up the great work Toros!
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.
Join SPU in December as we present Fa La La La … Holiday Caroling for children in early childhood through eighth grade and their families. Meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Stevenson Elementary School, 1414 Armstrong Lane in Elk Grove Village, and then head into the neighborhood together to sing a variety of holiday carols. After all is said and sung, return to Stevenson School for hot chocolate and camaraderie. The evening will end at 7 p.m. If you are interested in attending this event or for more information about Schaumburg Parent University, visit our website at http://sd54.org/spu.
Our PTA has been hard at work since the beginning of the school year. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Mrs. Knapp and Mrs. Johnson, along with all other volunteers and families, which contributed to the Taste of Mac for a memorable evening last Friday. You all did a phenomenal job! We’d also like to say thank you to Mrs. Leal and all other PTA volunteers for organizing a wonderful “Goodies with Grandparents” this morning! To learn more about how to get involved with what’s happening at MacArthur and our PTA please enjoy reading the seventh issue of Mac News or Noticias de Mac.
In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, Superintendent Andy DuRoss has written a letter regarding District 54’s Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open. We want students in school learning. However circumstances beyond our control (such as extreme cold) sometimes dictate that we close. Our biggest concern in making a decision to close is whether we believe the more than 14,000 students we serve can get to school safely (whether they walk, take a bus or ride in a car). To help parents District 54 has now set specific standards for when school will be closed due to extreme cold. The Severe Cold Weather Response Plan is available in English and Spanish.
MacArthur students and staff were surprised today with a special visit from the IncrediBulls, The Luvabulls and even Benny the Bull from the Chicago Bulls Team. Students were expecting a dance party celebration as a result of meeting last month’s Toro Ticket goal. However, Mrs. Thompson and I surprised them with a much different type of dance party they’re sure to remember for a long time! To read more about the event and surprise celebration in the Daily Herald please click the following link: Benny, Luvabulls Make Surprise Visit to Hoffman Estates School.
The PTA is excited to announce that we will be offering child care at the monthly PTA meetings. Please join us on Tuesday, November 10 at 7pm in MacArthur’s Library. We hope to see you there!