Principal Message – 12/13/19
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Dear MacArthur Community,
At last evening’s Board of Education meeting, the Department of Language and Culture celebrated the accomplishments of 25 years of Dual Language and Immersion programs in District 54. We are honored that MacArthur was the first school to offer Dual Language in District 54 and that our program continues to excel today. MacArthur is a wonderful place to work and learn and we are grateful to the parents and staff who support this amazing program. A huge shout out to the MacArthur staff members who came to the meeting and demonstrated their dedication to our program.
Morning Drop Off Reminders
We need your help! When traveling westbound on Chippendale and turning into our parking lot, please remember that you must yield to oncoming traffic. We know morning drop off is a busy time and we need your cooperation to ensure the safety of our students. Also, please be sure to obey all posted NO PARKING signs. Thank you for prioritizing student safety!
News from the Nurse
Is My Child Too Sick To Go To School?
A common dilemma that parents face is “when should I keep my child home from school?” It is not easy as parents more and more today are juggling the responsibilities of family and work. Here are some guidelines to follow.
Know the difference between a cold and the flu:
Keep your child home from school if:
In order to help prevent the spread of the disease in school, students with a fever equal to or greater than 100 degrees cannot return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medications to reduce fever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen.
GOOD HAND WASHING IS THE NUMBER ONE PREVENTION.
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 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
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 https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois.
Sonia Esquivel and Lisa Garza