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Principal Message 11/30/18

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It has been another great week at MacArthur! This week our students completed their 21-Day Challenge and it was wonderful to read their reflections on their experience. On a related note, MacArthur will once have the MacArthur Giving Tree. This is an initiative to help support members of our community during the holidays. If you are interested in purchasing and donating a gift for one of our MacArthur families, you can pick up an ornament from the tree display in our front hallway. A flyer with additional information was sent home today. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

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McTeacher’s Night

MacArthur staff will be taking on a shift at McDonalds! Come join us for this FUNdraiser to support our PBIS program. McTeacher’s Night will be December 6 from 4:30-7:30 at the McDonalds on Golf and Roselle. A flyer with additional information will be going home with students.

Winter Weather

This week we also had our first big snowfall of the season! With the winter weather upon us, it is important that students are dressing appropriately for the weather. It is time to bring out the big coats, hats and gloves! It is also important to remember that students should not arrive at before 8:25 A.M., as there is no adult supervision outside until then.

MAP Testing

Map testing will continue next week.  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.

Spirit Days Are Here!

The MacArthur Student Council has chosen the spirit days for the next several weeks.  Each spirit day will be held on a Wednesday, so please mark your calendars!  We are hoping everyone, students and staff, participate in this FUN!

December 5th                         Mismatch Day

December 12th                       Dress as Favorite Character

December 19th                       Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

January 9th                             Wear anything Orange Day

January 16th                           80’s Day

January 23rd                          Twin Day (match with a friend)

January 30th                           Crazy Hair Day

Food Drive

MacArthur’s Random Acts of Kindness and Student Council Clubs are sponsoring a food drive! Students can donate non-perishable food items by placing them in the labeled boxes outside every classroom. A flyer with more information has been sent home with students.

2019 Multicultural Event Performance Information and Interest Form

District 54 is once again excited to host our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District. Our event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Community Recreation Center (CRC) in Schaumburg. During the event, student groups have the opportunity to give performances that reflect various cultures.

If you are interested in performing, please complete and submit the online Performance Interest Form no later than Monday, December 17. More information can be found on the Performance Information Flyer.

There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the performances, as well as how you might be able to help with the event.

If you have questions about the Performance Interest Form or the informational meeting, please contact Nancy Hellstrom at (847) 357-5068 or Nicole Lumpp at (847) 357-5072.

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 childcare 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:

  • December 3- Pajama Day! (To celebrate student participation in the PTA Readathon)
  • 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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