Mac News/Las Noticias de Mac

Posted August 28th, 2015 by Ivette Rivera-Weigle

We had a wonderful start to the school year this week!  Walking around the building Mrs. Thompson and I were able to see how quickly students settled in, connected with their teachers and classmates, and dived right into the curriculum. We are excited to welcome our youngest and newest Toros to kindergarten this Monday, August 31st. For more information about what’s happening at MacArthur and our PTA please read our PTA Newsletter titled Mac News or  Noticias de Mac. Have a great weekend!


Club Forms Due on Tuesday

Posted August 21st, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

If your child is interested in joining one of MacArthur’s many before school, lunch time, and afterschool clubs offered this Fall, please fill out the Fall 2015-2016 Clubs Form(available in English & Spanish). We will still accept sign-ups when school starts, but NO forms will be accepted after August 25th. The sign-ups are first come first serve, so the sooner you turn it in, the better. Fall clubs will begin the week of August 31st. Check out MacArthur’s Club website for more information throughout the year.


En cuanto la escuela comience todavía estaremos aceptando las formas para los clubs, pero después del 25 de agosto ya no se aceptaran ninguna forma. Lo más pronto que entregue la forma de su hijo/a mejor, para que pueda asegurar su lugar en un club. Crearemos las listas de los clubes inmediatamente para que los clubes del otoño puedan comenzar el 31 de agosto.

Welcome Back!

Posted August 21st, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley
Good Afternoon MacArthur Community!
It was wonderful seeing so many families join us for our Back to School Night. It’s my hope that you had a chance to meet your child’s teacher, drop off school supplies, learn more about what we will be focusing on this year and try some of our delicious homemade salsa from our garden!  On behalf of the entire MacArthur staff, we are excited to see all the smiling and excited faces this Monday.
First Day of School
Monday, August 24th only all 1st-6th graders will be lining up on the south side of MacArthur near the basketball courts. Staff will be outside awaiting our students’ arrival to help them find their classroom. Tuesday, August 25th students will return to their designated lineup area. Staff will continue to be outside to help students locate their classroom lineup location.  
Monday, August 31st is the first day of school for all kindergarten students. 
As a reminder, the parking lot is closed each morning from 8:25-8:35 and again in the afternoon from 2:55-3:10 to all cars in order to allow buses to safely drop off students.  Thank you for helping ensuring the safety of our students.
Office Hours
School office hours are from 7:30AM to 4:00PM.  Remember that our student absence line (847)357-6652 is available 24 hours a day.
School Hours
School is in session from 8:40AM to 3:00PM. Every Wednesday, classes are dismissed 30 minutes earlier than usual because of staff development. Our entrance bell rings at 8:30AM and classes begin 8:40. Students who are in their classrooms after 8:40 will be marked tardy.  
Schaumburg Parent University
District 54 is excited to once again offer our families the Schaumburg Parent University (SPU). The Parent University 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. We offer two types of classes – Practical Parenting for adults only and Time Together, where families learn and play together. Most classes are free and childcare is provided. Our first session will be Family Literacy Night on Sept. 14.  For more information about the rest of the fall classes, visit the SPU website at Registration information is also found at this website.
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 8:45 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9 a.m. Although you can register at any time, even the morning of the race, you will save $5 and be guaranteed a T-shirt in the size you requested if you register by Sept. 4. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. I’ve been training all summer for this event and look forward to seeing you there, although I’m sure I’ll be out of breath by the end of the race! Feel free to encourage friends and family to join in the fun as well. To register online, visit
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Upcoming Events
August 24 – First Day of School (1st-6th grade)
August 31 – First Day of School (Kindergarten)
August 31 – Boo Hoo Tea (Kindergarten Families)
August 31 – MAP Testing Begins
September 7 – Labor Day – No School
September 16 – Half Day (Dismissal at 11:40)
September 25 – Muffins with Moms
September 27 – Run to Read
Have a wonderful weekend, 
Ivette and Michelle

Important Back-to-School Information

Posted July 14th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

On Thursday, August 13, please be sure to visit MacArthur International Spanish Academy for our Information Day between the hours of 9 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. You will be able to find out the name of your child’s teacher and sign up for the PTA.

Also mark your calendar for Thursday, August 20th for MacArthur’s Back to School and Curriculum Night 5-7 p.m. Students will be able to meet their teacher, tour their classrooms, and find out a little bit about the curriculum for the year.

The first day of school for grades 1-6 is Monday, August 24th.  Kindergartners begin one week later on Monday, August 31st.

Help Websites for Reading and Math Practice

Posted June 1st, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

Want your child to keep up with his or her math and reading skills throughout the school year?  We have put together a list of websites that are frequently used in the classrooms that your child can access at home. Click on the link below to access our recommendations.