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Principal Message 11/20/18

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Dear MacArthur Community,

As we head out for the Thanksgiving break, we would like to express how grateful we are to be part of such a wonderful community at Macarthur. We know that our community plays a huge part in ensuring the success of our students. We hope you enjoy the next few days with your families and they are filled with memorable moments. As a reminder, there will be no school November 21-23. We will see you on Monday!


Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

First Trimester Report Cards

First trimester report cards will be available on the parent portal by November 21, 2018. All parents and guardians who have not previously created a portal account but have supplied District 54 with an email address should have received an email with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you are unable to access the parent portal and require a paper copy of your student’s report card, please contact our office.

Winter MAP Testing

The next round of MAP testing begins Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  We are excited to see the growth that our students have made since the fall administration of the assessment. Please be sure to remind your child to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and put forth their best effort.

Schaumburg Parent University – December class

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 is one evening program scheduled for December. Please note that child care is always available.

Get Your Game On – December 4:  Monopoly your game choice? Maybe Pictionary? They got nothing on this night! Come to our Family Game Night and not only will you learn new games, you are will make them from scratch! In this session families will create and play their own games; an hour of uninterrupted, no electronic, family together time. The best part is you get to take your game home with you so that the fun can continue! Parents and students in kindergarten and older are welcome. This event will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on December 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Get You Game On 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.

5 Essentials Survey

Once again, we are reaching out to our families and asking you to participate in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with your perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts. The parent survey will be available online through Jan. 18, 2019, at

Upcoming Events:

  • November 20 – PTA Restaurant Night (Chipotle, 15 E. Golf Road)
  • November 21- Report Cards are live on the portal
  • November 21-23 Thanksgiving Break
  • December 6- McTeacher’s Night (1070 Roselle Road)
  • December 7- Taste of Mac
  • December 19 – Fourth Grade Music Concert (6:30-7:30)
  • December 20- Third Grade Music Concert (6:30-7:30)
  • December 24- January 6- Winter Break

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