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Principal Message – 12/6/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It has been great to be back at work with our Toros this week! As part of our SEL curriculum, students are learning about kindness. Many of them have engaged in activities to promote kindness throughout the building (and hopefully at home too!). Ask your child what they have learned about kindness this week! Please read on for additional important announcements including the December edition of the MacArthur PTA newsletter. We hope you have a wonderful weekend Mac!

PTA Newsletter

Mac News-December

MacArthur Spirit Days!

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

December 11th            Crazy Hair Day

December 18th            Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

January 8th                  Dress as Favorite Character

January 15th                Inside-Out Day

January 22nd                Hawaiian Day

January 29th                Sports Day

Bonus Spirit Day:         80’s Day on Friday, January 31st

MacArthur Giving Tree

We have just two ornaments left on our Holiday Giving Tree at MacArthur! If you are interested in giving back to our community this holiday season, you can pick up an ornament from the tree. The ornaments include an item that a child wants or needs. We ask that gifts are wrapped, the ornament placed number side up on the gift and dropped off in our office by December 13. Thank you for your generosity!

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 Feb. 14, 2020, at
For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

Schaumburg Parent University – December 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 December. Please note that child care is always available.

Family Caroling – December 10

Join other District 54 families in caroling around the Lakeview School neighborhood and enjoying hot chocolate afterward. This activity, led by Lakeview music teacher Kelsey Richardson, will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet at Lakeview, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Family Caroling flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events

  • December 2-13 Winter MAP Testing
  • December 10- Ice cream sales during lunch
  • December 11- Crazy Hair Day
  • December 13- Hot Lunch (preorder only)
  • December 13- MacArthur Spirit Wear Day
  • December 16- Pajama Day
  • December 16- 2nd grade Music Concert 6:30 PM
  • December 17- Ice cream sales during lunch
  • December 17- 1st grade Music Concert 6:30 PM
  • December 18- Pizza Lunch (preorder only)
  • December 18- Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
  • December 20- Hot dog lunch (preorder only)
  • December 20- MacArthur Spirit Wear Day
  • December 20- Cultural Arts Assembly
  • December 22-January 3- Winter Break
  • January 6- School Resumes


Sonia Esquivel and Lisa Garza