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.
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 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 http://sd54.org/spu. 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 http://sd54.org/runtoread.
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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