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Principal Message 12/14/18

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It was my great privilege to accept the appointment as principal for MacArthur at last night’s Board of Education meeting. MacArthur is truly an extraordinary place and I am honored to continue serving this community. I am grateful for your collaboration and all that you do to support our students every day. I look forward to continuing our partnership to ensure student success.


Sonia Esquivel

Parking lot safety:

Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our students by only turning right out of our parking lot from 8:15-8:45. With the colder weather, more and more families are driving to school and we appreciate your patience. Thank you for putting student safety first!

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 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

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.

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 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
  • January 7- Classes resume
  • January 8- PTA Meeting 7PM
  • January 16-25- ACCESS Testing
  • January 18- Donuts with Dads
  • January 21- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
  • January 30- Half day for students (11:40 a.m. dismissal)
  • January 30- Open Enrollment Fair 6:00 PM at the PLC

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