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Principal Message 5/24/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

This has been an eventful week at MacArthur! Our students participated in the District 54 Rocket Launch on Monday, and we had music concerts on Wednesday and Thursday! Thank you to everyone who came out to support our students at these events. On Tuesday, we celebrated our volunteers during the Volunteer Breakfast. For those of you unable to attend, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for the many ways you support our school and our students throughout the school year. We hope you are looking forward to the long weekend!

We will see you next Tuesday MacArthur!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

Registration for all students was due May 6.  If you have not yet registered, please go to the Parent Portal and register your child for the 2019-2020 school year.  Registering now allows us to plan for next year and ensure that your child is placed in the appropriate classroom.  Registering online is in addition to proving residency, which is done in the main office any weekday between 7:30AM and 4:00PM.  If you have any questions, please call us at 847-357-6650.

A Message from the Eisenhower Junior High PTA:

The Eisenhower PTA has several volunteer opportunities available for the 2019-20 school year.  Our PTA welcomes all parents and guardians to join and help build on our solid partnership between the school and the community!  Contact Julie Pekovitch at ikeptapresident@nullgmail.com  with any questions.

Membership/Volunteer Coordinator Chair – Fall program

Reflections Chair – Fall program

Elementary Scholarship Chair – Spring program

Dinner Night Out Chair – set up in the fall and maintain during the year

Website/Social Media Chair – maintain during the year

Concessions Chair – Fall and Spring program

All of these positions are very important to the PTA but require very little time commitment individually and can be done at your convenience.  Please consider volunteering.

Thank you and have a great summer!

Julie Pekovitch

Schaumburg Boomer’s Fundraiser:

Save the Date! Family Fun Night at the Schaumburg Boomer’s game June 7! Family, baseball & FIREWORKS! Come celebrate the start of summer break! Tickets are only available online through this special link for MacArthur! Click on the link below to purchase tickets. Hope to see you all there!

https://www.etix.com/ticket/c/C1CFDE988DFE6B7F4656A4EA440C0B49/macarthur-school-pta

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Ridley Kridley488@nullgmail.com

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, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category, you will find family activities, individual activities and places to visit in our community and surrounding areas.  We hope you will 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.

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing

Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 27- No School (Memorial Day)
  • May 31- Field Day
  • June 4-  Field Day rain date
  • June 5- 6th Grade Celebration
  • June 6- Last day for students, 11:40 a.m. dismissal

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you have not already, give us a follow @MacToros54. Additionally you can follow these Mac Twitter accounts:​​​​​​​

Kindergarten Team: @MacKDual

Sixth grade team: @Mac6th

Instructional Support Team: @MacSupportTeam1

Mrs. McGinn: @JMcGinnSD54

Mrs. Linkenheld: @Ms_Blinks

Ms. Temoczuk: @Ltemo5

Mrs. Lopez: @Mrs_lopez1

MacArthur PTA: @MacArthurPTA

Principal Message 5/17/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

Our Toros completed Spring MAP testing this week and it was evident that students were working hard to show what they have learned all year long. MAP reports will be available later this month in the parent portal. On a different note, please remember that we do not have supervision outside before 8:25 A.M. Students should not arrive before that time. Thank you for helping us prioritize student safety. We hope you are looking forward to a great weekend.

See you next week MacArthur!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

 

Schaumburg Boomer’s Fundraiser:

Save the Date! Family Fun Night at the Schaumburg Boomer’s game June 7! Family, baseball & FIREWORKS! Come celebrate the start of summer break! Tickets are only available online through this special link for MacArthur! Click on the link below to purchase tickets. Hope to see you all there!

https://www.etix.com/ticket/c/C1CFDE988DFE6B7F4656A4EA440C0B49/macarthur-school-pta

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Ridley Kridley488@nullgmail.com

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, language and culture too!  Each content area has multiple challenges to keep your children’s minds focused and active throughout the summer weeks! Within each category you will find family activities, individual activities and 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.

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing

Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 20- Rocketry Launch
  • May 21- ORANGE DAY!
  • May 21- Volunteer Breakfast 7:45-8:30
  • May 22- 2nd grade music concert
  • May 23- 1st grade music concert
  • May 27- No School (Memorial Day)
  • May 31- Field Day​​​​​​​

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you have not already, give us a follow @MacToros54. Additionally you can follow these Mac Twitter accounts:

 

Kindergarten Team: @MacKDual

Sixth grade team: @Mac6th

Instructional Support Team: @MacSupportTeam1

Mrs. McGinn: @JMcGinnSD54

Mrs. Linkenheld: @Ms_Blinks

Ms. Temoczuk: @Ltemo5

Mrs. Lopez: @Mrs_lopez1

MacArthur PTA: @MacArthurPTA

Principal Message 5/13/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It looks like we might finally have some spring-like weather this week! We are looking forward to some sunshine during our planting day tomorrow. On Friday, our fourth grade students visited our state’s capital and enjoyed learning more about Illinois government. Thank you to everyone who worked together to make this PEAK MOMENT possible for our students!

We are looking forward to a great week! Please read on for important announcements including the May edition of the MacArthur PTA newsletter.

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

 

From the PTA

May Mac News

Las noticias de Mac- mayo

 

Schaumburg Boomer’s Fundraiser:

Save the Date! Family Fun Night at the Schaumburg Boomer’s game June 7! Family, baseball & FIREWORKS! Come celebrate the start of summer break! Tickets are only available online through this special link for MacArthur! Click on the link below to purchase tickets. Hope to see you all there!

https://www.etix.com/ticket/c/C1CFDE988DFE6B7F4656A4EA440C0B49/macarthur-school-pta

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Ridley Kridley488@nullgmail.com

MAP Testing

Spring MAP testing will take place from May 6- 17. As during our Fall and Winter MAP testing sessions, students will be tested in Reading and in Math.

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

Join the D54 Foundation for 22nd annual golf outing

Want to make a difference in the lives of District 54 students? Join the District 54 Education Foundation for its 22nd annual golf outing on Monday, June 10 at the Schaumburg Golf Club.

All proceeds from the golf outing support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting District 54 children by becoming an event sponsor or golfing. The Foundation is also looking for raffle items and gift cards to award as prizes.

Visit d54foundation.org/golf-outing to sponsor, register or for more information. The Foundation was honored to be named Schaumburg’s Volunteer Organization of the Year for 2019 and we are excited to continue our work with this organization on behalf of students.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 6-17- MAP Testing
  • May 14- Planting Day
  • May 14- PTA Meeting 7 PM
  • May 21- ORANGE DAY!
  • May 21- Volunteer Breakfast 7:45-8:30
  • May 22- 2nd grade music concert
  • May 23- 1st grade music concert
  • May 27- No School (Memorial Day)
  • May 31- Field Day

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you have not already, give us a follow @MacToros54. Additionally you can follow these Mac Twitter accounts:​​​​​​​

Kindergarten Team: @MacKDual

Sixth grade team: @Mac6th

Instructional Support Team: @MacSupportTeam1

Mrs. McGinn: @JMcGinnSD54

Mrs. Linkenheld: @Ms_Blinks

Ms. Temoczuk: @Ltemo5

Mrs. Lopez: @Mrs_lopez1

MacArthur PTA: @MacArthurPTA

Principal Message 5/3/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It is hard to believe we are at the end of another great week! This week seems to have flown by with students participating in the STEM Showcase, the Spanish Speech Contest and the start of our Gratitude Countdown! We hope you are looking forward to a restful weekend that is (hopefully) full of sunshine!

Have a beautiful weekend Mac!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

 

A message from Ms. Lisa Garza

Dear MacArthur Community,

It is with much excitement that I formally introduce myself to the community of MacArthur as your assistant principal for the 2019-2020 school year.  I feel very fortunate to become a part of a school with persevering students, a dedicated staff, and supportive school community.

I have spent my entire career working in District 54, starting with my first job at MacArthur as a special services teacher. Since that time, I have worked in the junior high setting as a special services teacher, and most recently as a behavior coach supporting students and staff across all schools in District 54. I am excited to take this next step in my journey, and go back to the school where it all began 18 years ago. Thank you for welcoming me to MacArthur and I look forward to meeting you in person.

Warm Regards,

Lisa Garza

Spanish Speech Contest

The IX annual SD 54 Spanish Speech Contest took place at MacArthur yesterday. Students did a phenomenal job delivering their speeches and I am sure the judges had a hard time making their decisions! Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the contest. Students who participated were also recognized at last night’s Board of Education meeting.

MAP Testing

Spring MAP testing will take place from May 6- 17. As during our Fall and Winter MAP testing sessions, students will be tested in Reading and in Math.

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

Summer of 54

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirt.  Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunities 

Thank a Teacher

Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by visiting d54foundation.org/donate and choosing THANKS from the “Give” drop-down menu. We will mail a certificate to the teacher you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. If you would prefer, you can fill out our printable form and mail it to the Foundation with your donation.

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at sd54.org/resources/instrumental-music.  If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.

District #54 Instrumental Music Staff

Upcoming Events:

  • May 6-17- MAP Testing
  • May 10- 4th grade Springfield Trip
  • May 14- Planting Day
  • May 14- PTA Meeting 7 PM
  • May 21- ORANGE DAY!
  • May 21- Volunteer Breakfast 7:45-8:30
  • May 22- 2nd grade music concert
  • May 23- 1st grade music concert
  • May 27- No School (Memorial Day)
  • May 31- Field Day

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you have not already, give us a follow @MacToros54. Additionally you can follow these Mac Twitter accounts:

Kindergarten Team: @MacKDual

Sixth grade team: @Mac6th

Instructional Support Team: @MacSupportTeam1

Mrs. McGinn: @JMcGinnSD54

Mrs. Linkenheld: @Ms_Blinks

Ms. Temoczuk: @Ltemo5

Mrs. Lopez: @Mrs_lopez1

MacArthur PTA: @MacArthurPTA

Principal Message 4/26/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It has been another busy week of learning at MacArthur! Thank you to everyone that joined us for our Celebrate Reading and Writing Night on Wednesday. This week students also worked on presenting projects “Shark Tank” style, sharing their research findings through QR codes, finding surface and lateral area of three-dimensional figures, identifying the elements of literature texts and so much more! It is always wonderful to see the learning that takes place in our classrooms. We hope that you enjoy the weekend with your family. We are keeping our fingers crossed for no snow!

We will see you on Monday!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Morning drop-off

As a reminder, there is no outside supervision for our students before 8:25 A.M. Please do not drop off students earlier than 8:25 unless they coming to breakfast club. Students who participate in breakfast club should enter the building immediately upon arrival and head directly to breakfast club.

MAP Testing

Spring MAP testing will take place from May 6- 17. As during our Fall and Winter MAP testing sessions, students will be tested in Reading and in Math.

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled Jan. 30. Students will be dismissed at 11:40 a.m. on June 6, 2019.

Summer of 54

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirt.  Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunities 

Lou Malnati’s – May 1
The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from either of the Lou Malnati’s restaurants in Schaumburg on May 1, and 20% of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order. Click here for the flyer.

Thank a Teacher

Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by visiting d54foundation.org/donate and choosing THANKS from the “Give” drop-down menu. We will mail a certificate to the teacher you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. If you would prefer, you can fill out our printable form and mail it to the Foundation with your donation.

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at sd54.org/resources/instrumental-music.  If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.

District #54 Instrumental Music Staff

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students. 

Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below).

No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument. 

Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend, where more information will be available:

Addams Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)

Mead Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)

Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Keller Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Frost Junior High – Wednesday, May 1 (7:00 pm)

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.

If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school.

District 54 Instrumental Music Staff

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click the link below for the application and additional information.

English application

Upcoming Events:

  • April 30- 8th Grade Orchestra Concert, 1-2 PM
  • May 1- ½ Day for students
  • May 2- Spanish Speech Contest
  • May 6-17- MAP Testing
  • May 10- 4th grade Springfield Trip
  • May 14- Planting Day
  • May 14- PTA Meeting 7 PM
  • May 21- ORANGE DAY!
  • May 21- Volunteer Breakfast 7:45-8:30
  • May 22- 2nd grade music concert
  • May 23- 1st grade music concert
  • May 27- No School (Memorial Day)
  • May 31- Field Day

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you have not already, give us a follow @MacToros54. Additionally you can follow these Mac Twitter accounts:

Kindergarten Team: @MacKDual

Sixth grade team: @Mac6th

Instructional Support Team: @MacSupportTeam1

Mrs. McGinn: @JMcGinnSD54

Mrs. Linkenheld: @Ms_Blinks

Ms. Temoczuk: @Ltemo5

Mrs. Lopez: @Mrs_lopez1

MacArthur PTA: @MacArthurPTA

Principal Message 4/18/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

This week seemed to fly by! We hosted Kinder Night for incoming Kinder families last night and it was wonderful to get to know some of our new MacArthur families. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make Kinder Night a positive experience for our new families. As a reminder, there is no school tomorrow. We hope you are looking forward to spending some quality time with family and friends over this three-day weekend.

We will see you on Monday!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

A Message to sixth grade parents

If you have not already uploaded pictures to our 6th grade celebration google folder, the deadline is April 19. We are still looking for individual and small group pictures for many of our 6th graders. Please keep your uploads to 3-5 photos per student.  These pictures should be from the school setting. We do not need any more classroom group pictures at this point, thank you everyone who has contributed!

Thank you for your help making our 6th graders celebration video! Stay tuned for more information about the day, and save the date for June 5 in the afternoon. Here is the link: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN5qkNHD306gyMyHi83oSRVveext0JLx-3tc58otFemZVoZJ4KHCmy3nLGSLViikw?key=WC03VEo3b0k1N2FWVnI4eEkzTHhsWGJpeEpPeTln

Thank you, your 6th grade celebration committee

Parent Input Form for 2019-2020

We still have so much to accomplish this school year; however, the planning process for the upcoming school year has already begun.  We will soon be creating the class lists for next year. We strive to create the most balanced classes that we can, and our placement decisions involve team input and are created with great care. We consider a wide variety of factors including individual learning styles, personalities, behaviors, peer relations, and any special needs that students may have.

MacArthur staff will be working closely to ensure that we have not overlooked any information for appropriate placements. In addition, we would like to offer you the opportunity to provide input in this process. I am attaching a form that can be used to provide your perceptions of any unique characteristics your child may have in the areas listed. Please be as specific as possible. Filling out this form is completely optional. This information is due back by April 26, 2019. As a reminder, we are not looking for requests for individual teachers, simply input about your child that will best support our student groupings.

As usual, families will be notified of your child’s teacher in early August. We appreciate your help and support in this important process.  Parent Input Form

District 54 Education Foundation – Upcoming support opportunities 

Lou Malnati’s – May 1
The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from either of the Lou Malnati’s restaurants in Schaumburg on May 1, and 20% of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order. Click here for the flyer.

Thank a Teacher

Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by visiting d54foundation.org/donate and choosing THANKS from the “Give” drop-down menu. We will mail a certificate to the teacher you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. If you would prefer, you can fill out our printable form and mail it to the Foundation with your donation.

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at sd54.org/resources/instrumental-music.  If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.

District #54 Instrumental Music Staff

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students. 

Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below).

No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument. 

Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend, where more information will be available:

Addams Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)

Mead Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)

Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Keller Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Frost Junior High – Wednesday, May 1 (7:00 pm)

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.

If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school.

District 54 Instrumental Music Staff

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click the link below for the application and additional information.

English application

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 19- Student and Staff Non-attendance day
  • April 24- Celebrate Reading and Writing Night, 6-7:30 PM
  • April 30- 8th Grade Orchestra Concert, 1-2 PM
  • May 1- ½ Day for students

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you have not already, give us a follow @MacToros54. Additionally you can follow these Mac Twitter accounts:​​​​​​​

Kindergarten Team: @MacKDual

Sixth grade team: @Mac6th

Instructional Support Team: @MacSupportTeam1

Mrs. McGinn: @JMcGinnSD54

Mrs. Linkenheld: @Ms_Blinks

Ms. Temoczuk: @Ltemo5

Mrs. Lopez: @Mrs_lopez1

MacArthur PTA: @MacArthurPTA

Principal Message 4/12/19

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Formulario de consideraciones para el ambiente de instruccíon

Dear MacArthur Community,

We’ve had a lot to celebrate this week at MacArthur! Last night we celebrated our students who participated in the Science Fair. Thank you to our MacArthur PTA for organizing this wonderful event and to all the students and families that participated.

We would like to ask for your cooperation in ensuring the safety of our students in the MacArthur parking lot. We ask that you please slow down when entering and leaving the parking lot. Please also be on the lookout for pedestrian movement while in the lot, this is definitely a high traffic area for both cars and pedestrians during arrival and dismissal times. Thank you for helping us ensure everyone’s safety.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

Our students completed the first week of testing for IAR. Testing continues next week for third and fourth grades. Our fifth grade students are also participating in the Illinois Science Assessment next Tuesday.

Ease into Ike
The administration and staff of Dwight Eisenhower Junior High School are pleased to provide your incoming 7th grader with an opportunity to visit our school before the start of the next school year.

Ease into IKE is an annual event sponsored by Eisenhower Junior High.  This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, April 24   from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Your student will have the opportunity to meet some of the faculty and administrators, practice locker combinations, play games in the gym, and tour the building.

This event is for incoming 7th grade students only.  Parents are not asked to participate at this time. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 19.  Permission slips were sent home with students.

A Message to sixth grade parents

If you have not already uploaded pictures to our 6th grade celebration google folder, the deadline is April 19. We are still looking for individual and small group pictures for many of our 6th graders. Please keep your uploads to 3-5 photos per student.  These pictures should be from the school setting. We do not need any more classroom group pictures at this point, thank you everyone who has contributed!

Thank you for your help making our 6th graders celebration video! Stay tuned for more information about the day, and save the date for June 5 in the afternoon. Here is the link: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipN5qkNHD306gyMyHi83oSRVveext0JLx-3tc58otFemZVoZJ4KHCmy3nLGSLViikw?key=WC03VEo3b0k1N2FWVnI4eEkzTHhsWGJpeEpPeTln

Thank you, your 6th grade celebration committee

Third Grade Service Learning Project

As a part of the 3rd grade Social Studies curriculum, the students have implemented a service-learning project. They have decided to collect items for the Buddy Foundation (a non-profit animal shelter). The animal shelter is in need of dry dog/cat food, toys, litter, towels, blankets, baby food (turkey or chicken) and more!  Donations are due April 17. We would really appreciate your donations!

Parent Input Form for 2019-2020

We still have so much to accomplish this school year; however, the planning process for the upcoming school year has already begun.  We will soon be creating the class lists for next year. We strive to create the most balanced classes that we can, and our placement decisions involve team input and are created with great care. We consider a wide variety of factors including individual learning styles, personalities, behaviors, peer relations, and any special needs that students may have.

MacArthur staff will be working closely to ensure that we have not overlooked any information for appropriate placements. In addition, we would like to offer you the opportunity to provide input in this process. I am attaching a form that can be used to provide your perceptions of any unique characteristics your child may have in the areas listed. Please be as specific as possible. Filling out this form is completely optional. This information is due back by April 26, 2019. As a reminder, we are not looking for requests for individual teachers, simply input about your child that will best support our student groupings.

As usual, families will be notified of your child’s teacher in early August. We appreciate your help and support in this important process.  Instructional Setting Considerations

District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at sd54.org/resources/instrumental-music.  If you have questions, please contact the band/orchestra teacher at your school or call 847-357-5138.

District #54 Instrumental Music Staff

Attention 4th Grade Students and Parents

During April, information about enrolling for school band and orchestra is being distributed to 4th grade students. 

Students interested in playing the trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, cello, viola, or violin should return the Enrollment Form to school, or turn it in at one of the enrollment meetings (listed below).

No previous music experience is necessary to play an instrument. 

Parents and students should attend the meeting at the junior high the student will eventually attend, where more information will be available:

Addams Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)

Mead Junior High – Monday, April 29 (7:00 pm)

Eisenhower Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Keller Junior High – Tuesday, April 30 (7:00 pm)

Frost Junior High – Wednesday, May 1 (7:00 pm)

 

Band and orchestra lessons will start in September.

If you have any questions, please contact the band or orchestra teacher at your school.

District 54 Instrumental Music Staff

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click the link below for the application and additional information.

English application

Summer of 54 Camp Offerings

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirt.  Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp T-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25 and closes on Friday, April 19.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.

Schaumburg Parent University – April classes

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for April. Please note that child care is always available.

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 17- Incoming Kinder Parent Night
  • April 19- Student and Staff Non-attendance day
  • April 24- Celebrate Reading and Writing Night, 6-7:30 PM
  • April 30- 8th Grade Orchestra Concert, 1-2 PM

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you have not already, give us a follow @MacToros54. Additionally you can follow these Mac Twitter accounts:​​​​​​​

Kindergarten Team: @MacKDual

Sixth grade team: @Mac6th

Instructional Support Team: @MacSupportTeam1

Mrs. McGinn: @JMcGinnSD54

Mrs. Linkenheld: @Ms_Blinks

Ms. Temoczuk: @Ltemo5

Mrs. Lopez: @Mrs_lopez1

MacArthur PTA: @MacArthurPTA

Principal Message 4/5/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

Happy Friday! Congratulations to our very own MacArthur Environmental Club! The students in the Environmental Club led by Mrs. Marcis and Mrs. McGinn were selected “Best of Hoffman” by the Hoffman Estates Park District for their initiative to help protect the Monarch Butterfly. The Environmental Club students will be recognized at the Park District’s board meeting on April 23rd. Way to go Toros! Please read on for additional announcements and reminders including the April edition of the PTA newsletter.

Have a great weekend MacArthur!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona​​​​​​​

April PTA Newsletter

Noticiero del PTA para abril

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

Our third through sixth grade students will begin to take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) starting next week. The testing window is from April 8-18. This assessment is given to students throughout the state of Illinois.

Some key test prep ideas to remember are: make sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a nutritional breakfast each morning.  Please encourage your child to give his/her best effort. Also, students in grades 5-6 should bring their fully-charged Chromebook every day.  We appreciate your support with IAR testing!

Please see the attached letter for more information about the assessment.IAR Parent letter 2018-2019.pdf

Spanish Speech Contest
MacArthur will host the annual District 54 Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2. District 54 students in third through eighth grade are eligible to participate in this event. Contestants will be divided into two categories: Native speakers and Spanish as a second language. The application deadline is April 12. Click here to access the online application. If you have questions, contact Lucrecia Temoczuk at LucreciaTemoczuk@nullsd54.org

2019-2020 Registration

Registration for the 2019/2020 year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019. If you do not have a parent portal account, you should receive an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to sign up for one.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click the link below for the application and additional information.

English application

Summer of 54 Camp Offerings

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirt.  Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.

Schaumburg Parent University – April classes

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for April. Please note that child care is always available.

Ask the Doc – April 10

Dr. Michael Feld, Child/Adolescent Board Certified Psychiatrist, will answer your questions on mental health issues, parenting strategies, current medical and non-medical trends in interventions, and/or effects of gaming, sleep and media on child development. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Ask the Doc flyer

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 8-18- IAR Testing
  • April 9- PTA Meeting, 7PM
  • April 10- Science Fair Project Drop Off, 2:30-6:00 PM
  • April 10- PTA Restaurant Night (Portillos at 611 E Golf Road, 5-8 PM)
  • April 11- Science Fair, 6-7 PM
  • April 17- Incoming Kinder Parent Night
  • April 19- Student and Staff Non-attendance day
  • April 24- Celebrate Reading and Writing Night, 6-7:30 PM
  • April 30- 8th Grade Orchestra Concert, 1-2 PM

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you have not already, give us a follow @MacToros54. Additionally you can follow these Mac Twitter accounts:

Kindergarten Team: @MacKDual

Sixth grade team: @Mac6th

Instructional Support Team: @MacSupportTeam1

Mrs. McGinn: @JMcGinnSD54

Mrs. Linkenheld: @Ms_Blinks

Ms. Temoczuk: @Ltemo5

Mrs. Lopez: @Mrs_lopez1

MacArthur PTA: @MacArthurPTA

Principal Message 4/1/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

Welcome back to Mac! We hope you had a wonderful break. It felt great to have our Toros back in the building looking re-energized and ready to take on the last trimester of the school year. We would like to take a moment to remind you to please exercise caution and follow all posted signage during drop off and pick up. Please remember to use the crosswalks and to avoid parking in the bus drop off lane. Thank you for helping us prioritize the safety of our Toros!

As a reminder, tomorrow is a non-attendance day for staff and students due to the local elections.

It’s going to be a great week!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

Our third through sixth grade students will begin to take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) starting next week. The testing window is from April 8-18. This assessment is given to students throughout the state of Illinois.

Please see the attached letter for more information about the assessment. IAR Parent letter 2018-2019.pdf

2019-2020 Registration

Registration for the 2019/2020 year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019. If you do not have a parent portal account, you should receive an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to sign up for one.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click the link below for the application and additional information.

English application

Summer of 54 Camp Offerings

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirt.  Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.

Schaumburg Parent University – April classes

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two evening programs scheduled for April. Please note that child care is always available.

Ask the Doc – April 10

Dr. Michael Feld, Child/Adolescent Board Certified Psychiatrist, will answer your questions on mental health issues, parenting strategies, current medical and non-medical trends in interventions, and/or effects of gaming, sleep and media on child development. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Ask the Doc flyer

Summer Camp Expo – April 24

Visit tables to learn about the various summer camps and programs available for your child in Schaumburg and the surrounding area. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 2019, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Summer Camp Expo flyer

To register please visit the SPU Online Form or for more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org. Leave your name, contact information, the number of children needing childcare (free) and your child’s school.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 2- Non-attendance day
  • April 8-18- IAR Testing
  • April 9- PTA Meeting, 7PM
  • April 10- Science Fair Project Drop Off, 2:30-4:30
  • April 11- Science Fair, 6-7 PM
  • April 17- Incoming Kinder Parent Night
  • April 19- Student and Staff Non-attendance day
  • April 24- Celebrate Reading and Writing Night, 6-7:30 PM
  • April 30- 8th Grade Orchestra Concert, 1-2 PM

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you have not already, give us a follow @MacToros54. Additionally you can follow these Mac Twitter accounts:

Kindergarten Team: @MacKDual

Sixth grade team: @Mac6th

Instructional Support Team: @MacSupportTeam1

Mrs. McGinn: @JMcGinnSD54

Mrs. Linkenheld: @Ms_Blinks

Ms. Temoczuk: @Ltemo5

Mrs. Lopez: @Mrs_lopez1

MacArthur PTA: @MacArthurPTA

Principal Message 3/22/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It is so good to see the sun shining today! We hope it is an indication of warmer weather during spring break! Thank you to all of our amazing PTA volunteers that planned such fun spring parties for our students. What a great way to kick off spring break! We hope your spring break is filled with memorable moments spent with friends and family. Please read on for important information and announcements.

See you in April Mac!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

2019-2020 Registration

Registration for the 2019/2020 year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019. If you do not have a parent portal account, you should receive an email on March 15 with instructions and a link to sign up for one.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.

We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.

District 54 Education Foundation 2019 Memorial Grant applications

The District 54 Education Foundation proudly offers memorial grants for District 54 students to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest. The grants are intended for children from families facing extenuating financial circumstances.

Applications for 2019 Memorial Grants are due Friday, May 3 to the child’s school social worker. Click the link below for the application and additional information.

English application

Summer of 54 Camp Offerings

What did you do over your summer?  This fall, through the “Summer of 54” camp opportunities, your answer could be: “I learned how to play lacrosse, used the design process to create and design, and/or created different forms of art using digital and non-digital mediums.  The goal of the “Summer of 54” is to provide students opportunities to be active, while enhancing their creative and innovative spirt.  Camp opportunities offer:

  • A range of fun camps for a variety of interests for students in 1st through 8th grade
  • Courses with hands-on, project-based curricula
  • Instruction by District 54 teachers in a positive environment
  • An opportunity to conduct experiments using tools, equipment and technology used within the real-world

Registration for the “Summer of 54” camp offerings, including a camp t-shirt, opens on Monday, March 25th and closes on Friday, April 19th.  Digital registration is available within Parent Portal and can be accessed through the following link – Summer Registration.

Upcoming Events:

  • March 25-29 Spring Break
  • April 2- Non-attendance day
  • April 8-18- IAR Testing
  • April 9- PTA Meeting, 7PM
  • April 10- Science Fair Project Drop Off, 2:30-4:30
  • April 11- Science Fair, 6-7 PM
  • April 17- Incoming Kinder Parent Night
  • April 19- Student and Staff Non-attendance day
  • April 24- Celebrate Reading and Writing Night, 6-7:30 PM
  • April 30- 8th Grade Orchestra Concert, 1-2 PM

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you have not already, give us a follow @MacToros54. Additionally you can follow these Mac Twitter accounts:​​​​​​​

Kindergarten Team: @MacKDual

Sixth grade team: @Mac6th

Instructional Support Team: @MacSupportTeam1

Mrs. McGinn: @JMcGinnSD54

Mrs. Linkenheld: @Ms_Blinks

Ms. Temoczuk: @Ltemo5

Mrs. Lopez: @Mrs_lopez1

MacArthur PTA: @MacArthurPTA