Thank you, Moms!

Posted September 26th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

Thank you to all the moms, important female figures and families that built a lasting memory yesterday by joining the fun at Muffins with Moms. It’s was an amazingly beautiful site to see so many families in the gym and the line that went down and around the front of Mac! It was reported that at least 500 participants RSVP’d to our event, however, after seeing the line yesterday morning we may very well have surpassed that number! Events as memorable as Muffins with Moms wouldn’t be possible without the help of our PTA volunteers and especially Mrs. Leal who helped organize the event. We’d like to extend our sincere thank you to our PTA for their time in planning and organizing such a fantastic family-based event! ¡Gracias!


Run to Read Reminders

Posted September 26th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

If you will be joining the MacArthur team at Run to Read this Sunday please feel free to join in representing MacArthur as we wear our red school spirit shirts. If you don’t have a red shirt feel free to wear any Mac school spirit shirt or just the color red. Bullseye, Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Weigle can’t wait to see you there!

Schaumburg Parent University – October Classes

Posted September 26th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

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 October:

  • The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs and Schaumburg Parent University co-host The 411 on Crisis Prevention and Communication in District 54 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Keller Junior High School, 820 Bode Road, Schaumburg. Learn how we aim to keep children safe, how we prepare in case there is an emergency and how we will communicate with parents in a crisis situation. This presentation is for parents only, but babysitting will be provided.
  • It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus … and Cupcakes! Learn how to make healthier treats and decorate the cupcakes to take home. There is a $5 fee per child for supplies. This class for parents and their children in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.




Posted September 26th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

Parent-teacher conferences are coming up on Thursday, October 8th and Friday, October 9th. Teachers will send a reminder home by next week for your conference time. If you need to reschedule, please contact your child’s teacher. We look forward to discussing your child’s learning goals for the year!

5/6 Cross Country Meet

Posted September 26th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

Calling all 5th/6th grade students and parents! Mrs. Lenski is coordinating a Cross Country Invitational at Eisenhower Jr. High this Thursday, October 1st. Students should arrive at Eisenhower by 3:50pm, and they will run one mile on the Eisenhower cross country course. Permission slips went home this past week and should have been returned to Mrs. Lenski yesterday, Friday, September 25th.

MacNews / Las Noticias de Mac

Posted September 26th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

Our students and staff had another fabulous week of school! For more information about what’s happening at MacArthur and our PTA please enjoy reading the third issue of MacNews and Las Noticias de Mac .

Run to Read

Posted September 20th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

It’s not too late to sign up for District 54’s 11th annual Run to Read Event on Sunday, September 27. All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54. For more information about the race, please go to the district web site at If you will be joining the MacArthur team at Run to Read please feel free to join in representing MacArthur as we wear our red school spirit shirts. If you don’t have a red shirt feel free to wear any Mac school spirit shirt or just the color red. Bullseye just called in and said he would possibly be making a surprise visit and can’t wait to see you all there!

No es demasiado tarde para registrarse para la carrera anual llamada Run to Read. Todos los beneficios de este evento serán utilizados para la compra de libros para bibliotecas de aula en el Distrito 54. Si desea información adicional acerca de la carrera, por favor visite el sitio web del distrito en Se invita a las familias que participan en la carrera de llevar sus camisetas de MacArthur. Si no tienen camisetas de MacArthur pueden usar una camisa roja. ¡Bullseye nuestra mascota acaba de llamar y dijo que posiblemente estará haciendo una visita sorpresa y no puede esperar para verlos a todos allí!


Muffins with Moms

Posted September 20th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

This coming Friday, September 25th is Muffins with Moms. Come enjoy a muffin and light breakfast with your mom or significant female. Breakfast will occur from 8am-8:30am, followed by a classroom visit from 8:30am-9:15am. What a great way to build a beautifully long-lasting memory!

Este próximo viernes 25 de septiembre es Muffins con mamás. Ven y disfruta de un muffin y de un desayuno liviano con tu mamá u otra mujer importante. El desayuno es de 8 am-8:30am, seguido de una visita a la clase de 8:30 am-9:15am. ¡Qué gran manera de construir recuerdos!


Drop Off Zone

Posted September 20th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

Directly in front of MacArthur is where our Drop Off Zone is located for bus arrival and dismissal. Please note, this is not an area for parents to park. During bus dismissal busses are parked with their “stop” signs displayed. In order to help ensure our students’ safety, please do not drive past the busses during dismissal while their signs are out. We also want to ensure student safety by having students and families cross the street at the cross walk located at Chippendale Rd. and Hassel or Chippendale Rd and Hillcrest only. We are asking all families to help lead by example for all Toros and refrain from crossing the street in front of the bus drop off zone. Our main priority is keeping students safe and teaching them where to appropriately cross the street. Please know, the police department is often in the area to enforce school speed zones, no cell phone use and parking regulations.  Please adhere to all signs. Thank you in advance for helping us keep all children safe during arrival and dismissal times.

Directamente enfrente de MacArthur es nuestro punto de llegada y de despedida. Este lugar no es área para estacionarse. Durante el tiempo de llegada y despedida los autobuses tienen sus estacionamiento asignados. Para asegurar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, por favor no conducir adjunto de los autobuses. Por seguridad personal y de los estudiantes por favor usar el cruce peatonal. Por favor sean ejemplo para nuestros Toros y no cruzar enfrente de los autobuses. La policía estará esforzando la ley para los conductores que conduzcan a alta velocidad y hablando por teléfono. Gracias por ayudarnos asegurar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes durante el tiempo de llegada y despedida.  


Walk-Bike to School Day

Posted September 20th, 2015 by Mrs. Mobley

What an amazing sight this morning to see so many students and families participate in our Walk-Bike to School Day! Students and families that could participate this morning joined in by walking, riding their bikes, or scooters to school. Thank you for leading by example when it comes to healthy habits! All Toros received a glow in the dark charm Thursday in celebration of our Walk-Bike to School Day. Hopefully the weather this weekend will cooperate so that we can keep up the healthy habits and consider going out for a family walk!

On behalf of all the happy faces at MacArthur when they receive their delicious hot lunch orders we’d like to thank all PTA volunteers who help organize and distribute their hot lunches. Whether you’ve helped once or are here each week giving of your time, thank you for your support with our hot lunch program!

We’d also like to express appreciation to all the PTA volunteers who help organize and distribute birthday books! Thank you for helping celebrate each students’ birthday every month and enrich their lives through reading!