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Spanish Speech Contest/concurso annual de oratoria

MacArthur School is hosting a Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 3, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Students in grades 3rd through 8th are eligible to participate in this event. Application, speech drafts written by applicant himself/herself, and video recordings no more than 3 minutes (one video recording per participant) must arrive at MacArthur School by April 3, 2018. The maximum length for speech drafts is 2 pages.   The finalists will be notified via mail by April 26, 2018.  Please contact Ms. Lucrecia Temoczuk at or (847) 357-6666 with any questions regarding the contest.  Click here for a printable version of the application and for the Speech Contest Flyer.

La escuela MacArthur será anfitrión este año del Concurso Anual de Oratoria el 3 de mayo 2018 de 8:30 AM a 12:00 PM. Los estudiantes de 3er a 8vo grado pueden participar.  Forma de inscripción, borrador del discurso escrito por el concursante, y una grabación de video de no más de 3 minutos (un video por participante) debe llegar a MacArthur School para el 3 de Abril del 2018. El discurso debe ser de dos páginas.   Los finalistas serán notificados por correo para el 26 de Abril, 2018. Por favor contacte a Lucrecia Temoczuk al o al siguiente numero (847) 357-6666 con preguntas acerca del concurso. Click here for a printable version of the application in Spanish  and for the Speech Contest Flyer.


Veteran’s Valentine Wishes

Here is a list of the donations your child can bring in for MacArthur to send to our troops overseas:

Lotion, Icy Hot, Chapstick, Candy, Coffee, Tea, Powdered Cream, Chewing Gum, Sunscreen, Baby Wipes, Bug Spray, Body Wash, Vic’s Vapor Rub

Kindly bring all donations to school by Thursday, January 19th.

Welcome Back form Mrs. LaFleur

We had a wonderful week back at school! The kids were happy and worked hard all week getting back into the groove. On Monday, we had our PBIS assembly where we celebrated many students and learned about a passport to review all of the school expectations. Ask your child how their class is doing with their passport!

Thank you for completing the diversity project over break with your child. They are already hung with care in the hallways and look beautiful. I can’t wait to read all about your family traditions!

As a school, we will be writing Valentines to Veterans next week and collecting items to send overseas! On Friday, January 19th we will be presented with a flag flown for MacArthur International Academy in honor of our community showing love and kindness to our veterans!

Science Fair

Applications for MacArthur’s Annual Science Fair were recently sent home.  This year the science fair will be held on Tuesday, March 6th.  If you are interested in participating in this event, please return the application along with $1.00 for the display board by January 26th in an envelope marked “Science Fair”.  Extra copies of the application are included in the January Edition of MacFacts.

Donuts with Dads

Our annual Donuts with Dads event will be held on Friday, February 2nd. Come enjoy a light breakfast in the gym from 8-8:30 AM and then visit the classrooms from 8:30-9:15 AM. Please send in the form which was included in the January edition of MacFacts to the office by Tuesday, January 30th.

PTA’s Movie Night

Join us for Movie Night at MacArthur on Monday, January 22nd from 6:00-8:00 PM.  More information is coming soon from the PTA.

Portillo’s Fundraiser

Mark your calendar for January 31st from 5-8 PM for our fundraiser at the Portillo’s located at 611 E. Golf Rd. Portillo’s will donate 20% of sales to MacArthur. Be sure to show the flyer and tell the first order taker in the drive thru. Thank you for your support of our PTA.

5 Essentials Survey

All District 54 parents are encouraged to take the Illinois State Board of Education’s 5Essentials Survey by Jan. 31.  The parent survey is only 26 questions will allow parents to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help us guide school improvement.

Diversity Week

During the month of January we will be celebrating Diversity at MacArthur. We are very proud of the different cultures that are represented in our school and we want to honor our differences. For this, we are planning several activities.

We are sending home an activity with your child to complete as a family during winter break. We would like students to research together with their families their traditions.  These are traditions that your family may celebrate throughout the year. Your student will be bringing home a letter with instructions on how to complete this activity. The completed projects will be returned to school no later than January 9, 2018, so that we can display them for everyone to see. We greatly appreciate your participation.


Durante el mes de enero celebraremos la semana de la diversidad en MacArthur. Estamos muy orgullosos de las diferentes culturas que están representadas en nuestra escuela y queremos honrar nuestras diferencias. Para esto, hemos planeado una serie de actividades.

Estamos enviando a casa una actividad para que los estudiantes la completen con sus familias durante las vacaciones de invierno. Nos gustaría que los estudiantes y sus familias investiguen sus tradiciones. Pueden escoger cualquier tradición que su familia celebre durante el año. Sus hijos traerán a casa una carta con instrucciones para completar esta actividad. El proyecto completado deberá regresar a la escuela a más tardar el 9 de enero del 2018, para que pueda ser exhibido y todos puedan verlo. Apreciamos de antemano su participación.

Happy Holidays

We wish all of our families and MacArthur Community a very Happy Holiday season! May you spend quality time together enjoying family traditions, love and laughter. A huge thank to all the MacArthur families and staff members who generously contributed to the “Giving Tree” this year! We were able to provide gifts to 20 students and help brighten the holidays for many of our families. Happy Holidays from our MacArthur family to yours!  BE THE GOOD!