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Principal Message 9/21/18

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Dear MacArthur community,

It looks like we can look forward to some great weather this weekend during the District 54 Run to Read Event! We hope you can join us for this great family-friendly event. It has been another great week at MacArthur. One of the Peak Moments for us this week was student picture day this past Tuesday. It was great to see our students showing their best smiles for the camera. If your child missed picture day this week we will have a re-take opportunity in November. Have a wonderful weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday!

Student Led Conferences

  • Student-led conferences will be on October 4th and 5th.  If you did not sign up for conferences at the Information day or Back to School Night, please contact your child’s teacher to set up a time for your conference
  • Please call our main office at 847-357-6650 with any questions.

Run to Read

  • It is almost time for the School District 54 Run to Read.  This fun family event will take place on Sunday, September 23rd. You can register online by going to We hope to see you there!

Schaumburg Parent University – Happiness Advantage Class Sept. 27

  • Happiness is not something that happens to you but rather a choice you can make to lead a more fulfilling and enriching life.  Research shows that choosing happiness has an advantage beyond simply feeling good. Come learn about the benefits of positive psychology and experience it firsthand through fun and interactive activities. Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at (847) 357-6586 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children requiring free childcare and the name of your child’s school.
  • 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.

Universal Screener

  • As a school, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child, including the social-emotional needs of every student.  Our teachers know your child by name and by need and we work hard to build relationships and understand all of our learners.  To better ensure we support every student, this year we will be using a universal screener to help us ensure we have identified every student who may need additional social-emotional support.
  • The universal screener is a series of questions that staff members complete for the students they support. Students do not participate in the screener or receive direct feedback about the results. If your child has elevated risk factors identified through this screener, we would contact you directly to discuss how we can work together to intervene and support your student.  This is simply one additional way for our staff to make sure we are helping every student be successful.  If you have any questions about the screener, please feel free to contact me.

District 54 Dual/Immersion Parent Night

  • Join us on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center to learn more about the dual and immersion programs at all levels and how you can support your child’s success in two languages. Whether your child is just starting in kindergarten or will head to junior high or high school, sessions are targeted to your specific needs. Click here for the Dual Language/Immersion Parent Night Flyer in English, Spanish and Japanese for more information and to register.

Erin’s Law

Four years ago, we began implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in our schools as the result of the passage of Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law.  This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for child beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels.  Our students will be participating in lessons led by our school social worker and psychologist in their classrooms in October.  Please contact us at 847-357-6650 with any specific questions.​​​​​​​

Upcoming Events:

  • September 23- Run to Read
  • September 28- Muffins with Moms
  • October 3- Book Fair Preview
  • October 4 – Parent Conferences and Book Fair 11:40 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • October 5- Parent Conferences and Book Fair 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • October 8- Columbus Day/No School
  • October 31- Classroom Parties


Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona