Principal Message – 4/24/2020
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Dear MacArthur Community,
Happy Friday MacArthur! It is hard to believe we will begin the last week of April next week. With the announcement from Governor Pritzker that we will not end the school year together, we know you have many questions regarding the end of year events and logistics that are a part of how we wrap up every school year. While I do not have a detailed plan to share with you at this time, I want to reassure you that we are working on all of these logistics while prioritizing the safety of our students, staff and families and more communication will be forthcoming.
We miss our students more than words can say, but we are excited to share a few virtual events that will help to keep us connected as a community. Please read on for some fun and exciting virtual events starting soon!
Have a great weekend MacArthur!
Sonia Esquivel and Lisa Garza
No V-Learning Dates
For the remainder of the school year, Mondays will be planning days for our staff and there will be no V-Learning for students!
There will be an additional teacher planning day during the month for each grade level. This means only one particular grade level at a time will have the day off. Your child’s teacher will communicate this date with your child and it is listed below for reference.
3rd Grade – Tuesday, April 28
4th Grade – Wednesday, April 29
MacArthur Virtual Variety Show
These are definitely different times we are navigating, but the show must go on! Join us for a week of MacArthur Virtual Variety Shows! Click here to see the lineup for each day. . We encourage all Toros to participate by posting their acts here: https://padlet.com/lisagarza/h20w25huljhdkwqj
Celebrate Reading and Writing Day!
We invite you to participate in our MacArthur Virtual Celebrate Reading and Writing Day on April 29! Enjoy book recommendations, read alouds and even an art tutorial from Mac staff and post your own as well! Click here to see our Super Flyer!
MacArthur Gratitude Countdown
We hope you have been following along with our MacArthur Gratitude Countdown. You can find the calendar in English and Spanish below and you can show us how you are participating by posting here: https://padlet.com/soniaesquivel/gratefulmac
MacArthur Gratitude Countdown-EN
MacArthur Gratitude Countdown -SP
Tips for Dual/Immersion Parents
We are excited to share the second installment of a 3-part video series on strategies to help your child with target-language work at home. We hope you enjoy it!
Canceled PTA Events
Due to current circumstances, the following MAC PTA events are cancelled for the remainder of the school year…Hot Lunch, Hot Dog, Nachos, and Spring Party. Please indicate whether you would like your money refunded or turned into a PTA donation by filling out the form below.
Support during School Closure
We want you to know the entire D54 community is here to support each other during this difficult time. If you find your family in need of support, please let us know. You can reach out directly to our school social worker or school psychologist. Ms. Garza and I are also available to support as well. If you have a specific need, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us.
email@example.com – Vanessa Chairez, Social Worker
firstname.lastname@example.org – Ali Bluell, School Psychologist
email@example.com- Lisa Garza, Assistant Principal
firstname.lastname@example.org – Sonia Esquivel, Principal
As the situation surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus continues to change, District 54 is working with amazing community partners to provide food to families who are struggling financially.
You can find updates regarding food distribution on the District 54 website.
Registration for the 2020-21 School Year- DEADLINE: MAY 4!
To enroll your child for the 2020-21 school year:
Information about busing and material fees will be communicated this summer. Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ramos at email@example.com or Ms. Roslewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.