Principal Message – 9/20/19
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Dear MacArthur Community,
We hope you are looking forward to a restful weekend! As you know, student safety is our priority. We would like to extend a reminder to please stop your car when buses have their stop arms out at student drop off or pick-up. Thank you for helping us prioritize the safety of our students.
We love having visitors from our community! When visiting our school for any reason, please use only door #1 to enter the building and proceed directly to the main office. We ask that all visitors sign in and pick up a visitor’s pass. Please avoid entering the building through any other doorway. We appreciate your help in prioritizing the safety of our students.
Run to Read
District 54 is hosting its annual Run to Read, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg. The day includes school mascot races at 7:30 a.m., 100-yard and 400-yard dashes for children at 8 a.m., a 5K run at 9 a.m. and a 1-mile family walk at 9:15 a.m. The Run to Read is an awesome opportunity to promote healthy living by encouraging your children to exercise, or even better, by joining them on the walk or run. The event also supports our goal of collecting 1,000 children’s books for every classroom in District 54. To register, visit sd54.org/runtoread.
A few years ago, we began implementing a child sexual abuse prevention program in our schools as the result of the passage of Public Act 097-1147, also known as Erin’s Law. This law expanded upon previous legislation and required child sexual abuse prevention education for children beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing through all grade levels. Our students will be participating in lessons in their classrooms. Please contact us at 847-357-6650 with any specific questions.
As a school, we strive to meet the needs of the whole child, including the social-emotional needs of every student. Our teachers know your child by name and by need and we work hard to build relationships and understand all of our learners. To better ensure we support every student, this year we will again be using a universal screener to help us ensure we have identified every student who may need additional social-emotional support.
The universal screener is a series of questions that staff members complete for the students they support. Students do not participate in the screener or receive direct feedback about the results. If your child has elevated risk factors identified through this screener, we would contact you directly to discuss how we can work together to intervene and support your student. This is simply one additional way for our staff to make sure we are helping every student be successful. If you have any questions about the screener, please feel free to contact me.
Schaumburg Parent University – September classes
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 are two evening programs scheduled for September. Please note that childcare is always available and interpreters are available upon request.
Fostering Healthy & Productive Parent-Child Communication: 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 30
This interactive seminar, led by Dr. Nirmeen Rajani, Clinical Psychologist at Psychology Center Schaumburg, will teach parents and children/adolescents effective parent-child communication strategies. Ages 10-17 and parents welcome.
Sonia Esquivel and Lisa Garza