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Principal Message 12/7/18

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Dear MacArthur Community,

Thank you to everyone that was able to come out and support our McTeacher’s Night last night! It was a fun night and we truly enjoyed spending time with all of our families. We are looking forward to another fun night tonight at Taste of Mac. We hope you can join us at Eisenhower Junior High from 5:30- 8:00 p.m.


Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

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 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. The food drive will continue until December 12.

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.

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

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish.

If you have more than one child, you may complete the survey for each child. You will be asked to select your county and then your child’s school. Be aware that there are often schools with the same or similar names in the state of Illinois.​​​​​​​

Upcoming Events:

  • 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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