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Principal Message 10/15/18

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Dear MacArthur Community,

We hope you enjoyed the crisp fall weather with your families this weekend! This weather is perfect for enjoying a book together as a family and the Orange Frog Family Reading Guide that was given out at Back to School night might be just the perfect one! We are excited to share that we have received Spanish copies of the book that will be sent home to families that have selected Spanish as their preferred language for school communications. Please be on the lookout for the book (1 book per family) this week! Please read on for more important announcements and reminders.

Halloween Classroom Parties

Our Halloween classroom parties will take place on Wednesday, October 31st. We are grateful for our PTA volunteers who help plan and lead out such fun activities for our students. As a reminder, no food of any kind will be served or distributed to students as part of their classroom parties.

AAPPL Testing

We will be administering the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) to all students in grades 3rd– 6th between October 29 and November 9. AAPPL assesses reading, writing, speaking and listening proficiency through an online interactive format.  The AAPPL Assessment measures target language proficiency and scores will be reported using the proficiency benchmarks related to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) levels – Novice through Advanced.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming Support Opportunity

The Windy City Bulls will host a District 54 takeover night on Friday, December 14 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased will be donated back to the District 54 Education Foundation.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets!

The District 54 take-over night will feature District 54 students participating in performances and other on-court experiences before and throughout the game, and a District 54 Special Olympics basketball match at halftime. The Windy City Bulls will host an assembly at the school that sells the most tickets.

Schaumburg Parent University – October 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 October. Please note that childcare is always available.

  • Math Night: Escape Room – October 24
    • Parents, guardians and students in kindergarten through sixth grade will use math, collaboration and creative thinking to unlock clues and solve problems. This event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on October 24, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Math Night Flyer

To register or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events:

  • October 29- Nov. 9- AAPPL Testing
  • October 31- Classroom Parties
  • November 6- Nonattendance Day
  • November 7- Picture Re-takes
  • November 7- PTA Movie Night

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