Spanish Speech Contest Winners

Posted May 18th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

Congratulations to all of the MacArthur School participants in the Fifth Annual Spanish Speech Contest. We are proud of how well you spoke during the competition. Please join us this Thursday, May 21st, at 7 PM at the District 54 Board Meeting where each student will be recognized for their accomplishments:

3rd/4th Grade Category:
Native: Emanuel B-T. 3rd Place
SSL: Gabriel W., 1st Place, Adithya R., 2nd Place, Brandon P., 3rd Place

5th/6th Grade Category:
Native: Iverson S., 2nd Place
SSL: Nicolas W., 3rd Place


For a complete list of the winners, visit District 54’s Spanish Speech Contest Winners posting.

Registration Reminder

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley
Dear MacArthur Community,

Despite the chilly weather, the students enjoyed a sunny planting day on Wednesday. Many thanks to Mrs. McGinn and Mrs. Whalen for their work in preparing for planting day and helping our students in the garden. A special shout out to our Environmental Club for weeding and preparing the garden for planting and our many parent volunteers who supported our students. If your family would like to help care for the garden for one week this summer, please be sure to e-mail
Registrations forms were sent home to all families for the 2015-16 school year. If you have not already, please send in your child’s registration form as soon as possible. Similarly, if your child will not be attending MacArthur next year, please let the office know. As a reminder, the school fee is not due until the beginning of next school year. If you have any questions, please call us at 847-357-6650.
Bilingual Parent Advisory Council
Join District 54 bilingual parents and EL teachers for the final Bilingual Parent Advisory Council meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 19th from 6:30 – 7:30 at the Early Learning Center. New parents are always welcome! There will be a presentation on summer learning and a review of the School District 54 Title III Grant proposal for the 2015-2016 school year. See the Bilingual Parent Advisory Council’s flyer for more details. I hope to see you there!
Enjoy a great weekend!
Danette and Michelle

Planting Day 2015

Posted May 13th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

This year’s Planting Day was a huge success thanks to our PTA volunteers and to Mrs. McGinn, Mrs. Mallory Whalen, and the Environmental Club for helping to organize this event. Each classroom had a chance to visit the teaching garden, hear a gardening story, and plant new flowers, vegetables, herbs, and spices. We can’t wait to see what delicious foods our garden will grow this year!

A Heartfelt Thanks

Posted May 11th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

Dear MacArthur Community,

I hope all of our MacArthur moms enjoyed a great Mother’s Day today! We had a spectacular week at MacArthur! The Honorable Evelyn Sanguinetti, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, opened our fifth annual Spanish Speech Competition with an inspirational speech on the benefits of bilingualism in Spanish and English. The eighteen finalists from seven District 54 schools spoke on a variety of topics in Spanish that entertained and impressed the audience. A special thanks to Ms. Temoczuk for her dedicated work in planning and growing this event each year to showcase the talents of our students. Click here to connect to the District 54 Facebook page where you can see photos of the event that were posted by the Lieutenant Governor.

On behalf of the MacArthur staff, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mrs. Mina, our MacArthur PTA and all the students and parents for the appreciation you have shown us throughout the year and especially this week. Our staff was thrilled with the delicious luncheon with homemade desserts on Wednesday, the flowers and special treats brought by the students throughout the week, and the clever and creative treats Mrs. Mina provided us each day. We are so fortunate to work in a community that is so caring and supportive.

All testing is now complete for the 2014-15 school year, and we are incredibly proud of your child(ren). Each and every child at MacArthur put amazing effort into the PARCC, MAP and STAMP tests. Even when questions were difficult, your child worked through them and persevered. As you know, the trait of perseverance is what helps us reach our goals and achieve success. Thanks for teaching your child the importance of this and always supporting us in our efforts to reinforce it. We plan to send MAP and STAMP (for dual students grades 2-6) results home with your child on Friday, May 15th. We are unsure when we will receive PARCC results, but it will most likely be sometime this fall.

This is always a good time to remind everyone about general safety tips, especially when going to and from school. Please review the attached handout with your child for more information about Crossing Guard Safety Tips.

Please be sure to open this week’s edition of MacNews or las noticias de Mac to volunteer for field day and to find out more about upcoming events!

Have a wonderful week!

Danette and Michelle

MacNews – las noticias de Mac

Posted May 10th, 2015 by dmeyer

Here are the May 8th editions of MacNews and noticias de Mac.

Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser to Support the PTA

Posted May 6th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

IMG_8907Don’t forget, Wednesday, May 6th, is the Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser from 11 AM – 9 PM at the new location of 1000C Barrington Rd., Streamwood. We hope to see you there!

Fifth Annual Spanish Speech Contest

Posted April 28th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

The fifth annual Spanish Speech Contest is taking place on Thursday, May 7th, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at MacArthur International Spanish Academy.  Students who are participating in this event will be divided into two categories: ‘Native Speakers’ and ‘Spanish as a Second Language’.  Each participant will be judged based on content, organization, language, delivery, and memorization.  This event is sponsored by SD54, MacArthur ISA, and the Tourist Office of Spain in Chicago.  The deadline to participate in this event has passed.  Students who submitted an application and video will be notified by mail by April 30th of their participation as a finalist in this event.  Any questions, please contact Ms. Lucrecia Temoczuk via e-mail:

Thanks to the PTA for the Fiesta Dance

Posted April 28th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

Dear MacArthur Community,

Thank you so much to Mrs. Corwine and the MacArthur PTA volunteers who made the Fiesta Dance so much fun for our students on Friday night. The food, decorations and music were “fabulosas.”

Please take a few minutes to open this week’s MacNews or las noticias de Mac to learn about upcoming events at MacArthur such as the Chuck E Cheese fundraiser on May 6th. Our PTA is also in the midst of planning for the coming year and can use your help. Please check out at the volunteer opportunities available.

Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes

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 two evening programs scheduled for May.

  • Merengue Away. This dance class is for children in early childhood through sixth grade and their parents. It will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 5 at Stevenson School.
  • Concussions: Risks and Intervention. Jill Dorflinger, a pediatric neuropsychologist for Alexian Brothers, will discuss typical brain development and the best interventions if your child suffers a concussion. This class for parents only will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center.

If you are interested in attending these events, more information about Schaumburg Parent University is available on their website at Childcare will be available.

Have a great week!

Danette and Michelle


Half Day Teacher Inservice on Wednesday, May 6th

Posted April 28th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

There is an error in the calendar of the most recent MacNews. May 6th is an early dismissal day at 11:40 for grades 1-6 and there are no classes for our kindergarten students.

MacNews – las noticias de Mac

Posted April 26th, 2015 by dmeyer

Here are the April 24th editions of MacNews and las noticias de Mac:

Please note the error in the date of the half-day of school.  There is a half-day of school for grades 1-6 due to teacher inservice on Wednesday, May 6th. Kindergarten will not be in session that day.