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Principal Message 10/27/18

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Dear MacArthur Community,

We are wrapping up another excellent week at MacArthur! MacArthur staff is currently participating in a 21 Day Challenge to promote gratitude and view life through a more positive lens. The challenge is 21 Days because that is how long it takes to develop a new habit. If you are interested in learning more about the concept of the 21-Day Challenge, you can read more about it in the Orange Frog Family Reading Guide you received earlier this year. We hope you all have an excellent weekend!

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AAPPL Testing

AAPPL testing begins on Monday for students in grades 3-6. 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.

Halloween Classroom Parties

Our Halloween classroom parties will take place on Wednesday, October 31. 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.

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.

Upcoming Events:

  • October 29- Nov. 9- AAPPL Testing
  • October 31- Classroom Parties
  • November 6- No school (election day)
  • November 7- Picture Re-takes
  • November 7- PTA Movie Night
  • November 9 – Veteran’s Day Virtual Assembly
  • November 9 – End of First Trimester

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Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona