Principal Message – 5/28/2020
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Dear MacArthur Community,
It is hard to believe that we are wrapping up the 2019-2020 school year today! As we have said before, this is not the way any of us anticipated ending the school year, but our students, staff and community have certainly made the best of it. We are so grateful for all of the ways you have supported us this school year. The MacArthur community is the heart of our school- you are what makes this a special place. It is a tradition of ours to have a small breakfast to thank everyone who volunteers at Mac throughout the school year. While the current circumstances prevent us from doing that this year, our staff has put together a video to thank you for all the ways you support us. Have a wonderful summer MacArthur! We look forward to being together again soon!
Sonia Esquivel and Lisa Garza
6th Grade Virtual Clap Out
Another tradition at MacArthur is the 6th grade clap-out at the end of the school year. The 6th grade team did an amazing job making this a virtual experience for our sixth graders. You can watch it here.
PTA 6th Grade Gift
The MacArthur PTA has graciously provided a gift for all our sixth graders. You can drive-thru the MacArthur parking lot to pick up your child’s gift on Friday May 29. We will use the following schedule:
108 Rutigliano at 1:30 PM, 109 Castaneda at 2:00 PM and 110 Ruffolo at 2:30 PM.
2nd Grade Student iPad Collection – UPDATED
Student Google Accounts – UPDATED
Device Collection on Friday – UPDATED
Student Materials Pick Up- LAST OPPORTUNITY
If you would like to purchase a yearbook with cash or check you can do so during the drive-thru this Friday. Please drop off $20 in a marked envelope with your student’s name and classroom number at the MacArthur parking lot this Friday, May 29 between 9am-11:30am. You must have the EXACT AMOUNT IN A LABELED ENVELOPE.
Don’t remember if you already purchased a yearbook OR want to pay with Zelle? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out!
We will keep you informed once yearbooks have arrived.
District 54 Virtual Learning University
Are you searching for an innovative way to empower your children over the summer? Are you looking for a comprehensive approach to summer learning that combats boredom and keeps everyone engaged? Look no further! Visit the School District 54 Virtual Learning University to tackle challenges for literacy, math, science, social science, social-emotional learning, language and culture too! Each area has multiple challenges or a toolkit to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category, you will find family activities, individual activities and possible places to visit in our community and surrounding areas. We hope you’ll encourage your children to visit our Virtual Learning University often throughout the summer to challenge themselves and to keep your family learning together. Click here to access the Virtual Learning University or find the link under Popular Links on the District 54 website.
Grades and Report Cards
Report Cards will be available on the District 54 Parent Portal starting June 2. In accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education guidelines, report card grades for the third trimester will be issued as Pass or Incomplete. Final grades for students in fourth through eighth grade will reflect second trimester grades or higher as evaluated by student work across the third trimester.
We hope that all families will check the report cards and use the information to celebrate with their children their academic successes. We are all very proud of our students.
Canceled PTA Events- JUNE 1 DEADLINE
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. The last day to fill out the form is June 1.
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.