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Principal Message 12/20/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

This has been a very special week at Mac! Thank you to everyone that joined us for our first and second grade music concerts earlier this week. Thank you also to our MacArthur PTA for organizing our Cultural Arts assembly today where students learned about how the cold affects the states of matter. We would like to wish all of our MacArthur families a restful winter break filled with family, friends and joyous moments. See you in the 2020 MacArthur!

A Message from the MacArthur Spirit Wear Committee

All winter spirit wear orders were delivered to students today, Friday, December 20. If you did not receive your order, you have until January 10 to notify us. Please contact us at with questions. Thank you!

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!

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
For more information, click here to read the letter from Superintendent Andy DuRoss.

Upcoming Events

  • December 22-January 3- Winter Break
  • January 6- School Resumes
  • January 7- Ice cream sales during lunch
  • January 8- Spirit Day: Dress as a favorite character
  • January 10- Hot Lunch (pre-order only)
  • January 10- MacArthur spirit wear day
  • January 14- Ice cream sales during lunch
  • January 15- Pizza lunch (preorder only)
  • January 15- Spirit Day: Inside Out Day
  • January 15-31-  ACCESS Testing
  • January 17- MacArthur spirit wear day​​​​​​​


Sonia Esquivel and Lisa Garza