Principal Message – 1/10/20
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Dear MacArthur Community,
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful winter break and that you have enjoyed the break from the cold weather! Students and staff were back in the swing of things this week at Mac. We are setting goals for the second half of the school year and students are eager to share their academic and behavior goals with you during Student-led Conferences in February. We will welcome students and their parents to Mac during the afternoon and evening of Thursday, February 13, and the morning of Friday, February 14. Please read on for important announcements including this month’s edition of the PTA newsletter.
Upcoming Events for Incoming Students
There are two upcoming opportunities for incoming MacArthur families to start planning for next school year. In order to make sure that no one misses these dates, we are asking for your help to spread the message to any neighbors that may have an incoming kindergarten student next year.
First, we have our annual Open Enrollment Fair on Wednesday, January 29. The Open Enrollment Fair is an evening designed for families to see which District 54 schools offer programs of choice. Mac will be represented at the fair as we showcase our Spanish/English Dual Language Program. The Open Enrollment Fair runs from 6:00-7:30PM at the Professional Learning Center, 522 East Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.
In addition, on Wednesday, February 5 we will host Kindergarten Registration. Kindergarten Registration is for any incoming MacArthur-based kindergarteners for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration will take place at Mac from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM.
Adult ASL Class Opportunity
District 54’s Deaf Education teacher is offering free sign language classes for parents within District 54 that are interested in learning! The six-week course will be held at Blackwell Elementary from 6:00-7:30PM on Thursdays (1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13). There are no prerequisites to join and childcare will be offered for those who need it. If you would like to sign up, please contact Mary Jo Morley at 847-357-5123 or email@example.com. If you need additional information, please contact Emily Kulacz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Cold Season- Strep Throat
If your child develops symptoms similar to those of strep infection, please contact your physician. Some of the symptoms are sore throat, fever, red throat, swollen glands, vomiting. Please inform the school nurse of a confirmed case. Remember that good hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of communicable disease.
For additional information, please review the attached flyer Strep Throat
Winter MAP Reports
Parent reports for winter MAP testing were published to the parent portal this morning.
District 54 Severe Weather Response Plan
Schaumburg Parent University – January classes
Vaping: New Trends and Impact on our Youth – January 30
To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-2154 or email@example.com. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.
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 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