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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

Principal Message 3/15/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

Happy Friday everyone! It certainly has been a happy day at MacArthur. We had the pleasure of seeing many past MacArthur students as the Eisenhower 7th grade band delighted us with their music. And this Friday is just getting started! Join us tonight for the MacArthur PTA Fun Fair from 6:00-8:00 PM! This is a wonderful family event that has something for everyone. We hope you can join us!

Have a great weekend!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Report Cards

Trimester Two Report Cards will go live online on Wednesday, March 20. Report cards are a great opportunity to reflect with your child on their academic progress. Remember that you can access your child’s report card by signing into the Parent Portal.

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.

Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.

For more information, please see the Multicultural Event Flyer 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16!

First Aid Supply Drive

MacArthur Student Council and Random Acts of Kindness are running a First-Aid Supplies Drive to benefit Sunrise Lake Outdoor Education Center in Bartlett. Using nature’s resources, the camp supports the development of self-determination and basic elements of teamwork. Every classroom has a donation box and the drive will run March 4th – March 21st. Click here for the flyer

Upcoming Events:

  • March 15- PTA Fun Fair, 6-8 PM
  • March 16- SD 54 Multicultural Fair
  • March 18- Zumba Night (Springfield Fundraiser) 6-7 PM
  • March 19- 5th and 6th Band Concert at Eisenhower, 7PM
  • March 20- Trimester 2 Report Cards are live on the parent portal
  • March 21- ORANGE DAY
  • March 22- Spring Classroom Parties, 1:30-2:45
  • March 25-29 Spring Break

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 3/8/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

The calendar is telling us to prepare for spring, but outside it still feels like winter! With the cold weather sticking around this March we appreciate your support in ensuring students are dressed appropriately for the weather. On another note, do not forget to set your clocks forward this weekend! Please read on for important announcements and information.

Have a great weekend!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Report Cards

Trimester Two Report Cards will go live online on Wednesday, March 20. Report cards are a great opportunity to reflect with your child on their academic progress. Remember that you can access your child’s report card by signing into the Parent Portal.

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.

Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.

For more information, please see the Multicultural Event Flyer 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16!

Schaumburg Parent University – March 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 March. Please note that child care is always available.

Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13

Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn every day into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Fit Fam 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:

  • March 8- End of trimester 2
  • March 8- Fifth and sixth grade field trip to Harper College
  • March 14- Orchestra Concert at Eisenhower, 7-9 PM
  • March 15- 7th Grade Band Concert (1-2 PM)
  • March 15- PTA Fun Fair, 6-8 PM
  • March 18- Zumba Night (Springfield Fundraiser) 6-7 PM
  • March 19- 5th and 6th Band Concert at Eisenhower, 7PM
  • March 20- Trimester 2 Report Cards are live on the parent portal
  • March 21- ORANGE DAY
  • March 22- Spring Classroom Parties, 1:30-2:45
  • March 25-29 Spring Break

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 3/2/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

We cannot believe today is the first day of March! The month of March is Happiness Month in School District 54! Ask your child about the Happiness Calendar they got today at school. We want students to engage in one small act to promote kindness and positivity each day this month. Consider joining in and asking about it every day in March!

Have a great weekend!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

PTA Newsletter

You can use these links to access the March edition of the PTA newsletter.

Mac News- March 2019

Noticias de Mac- marzo 2019

Families invited to Multicultural Event March 16

Schaumburg School District 54’s Department of Language and Culture is excited to be hosting our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Community Recreation Center (CRC). The purpose of the Multicultural Event is to celebrate the diverse cultures in District 54 and the surrounding communities. Students and their families have the opportunity to experience and showcase their cultures through performances, crafts, games, and food.

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center from 11:30-2:30 p.m. The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 505 Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Parking is available at the Schaumburg Park District and Hoover Elementary School. During this free event, students and families can participate in games, crafts, and activities that represent countries around the world. There will also be food available to purchase. Food vendors will accept cash.​​​​​​​

For more information, please see the Multicultural Event Flyer 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the Multicultural Event on March 16!

Schaumburg Parent University – March 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 March. Please note that child care is always available.

Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges – March 6

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Meghan Reitz will discuss how you, as a parent, can help your children develop skills that will allow them to better regulate their emotions. Learn how to teach your child coping tools and healthier options to use when they become distressed. She will also address how parenting plays a role in tantrums and ways to adjust some of your parenting techniques. This event will take place from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Tantrums: Solutions to Behavior Challenges flyer

Fit Fam: How to Get the Whole Family Moving Together – March 13

Rethink your idea of what exercise is! A workout doesn’t have to mean running laps or lifting weights. Exercise is leading an active lifestyle, which you can do with your kids, and you’ll be able to fit in more than you think. As a bonus, exercise with family will double as quality time. Let these creative ideas help you turn every day into an opportunity to get fit — and have fun — together. This event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Lakeview Elementary School, 615 Lakeview Lane, Hoffman Estates. Fit Fam 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:

  • March 1- March is Happiness Month is SD54
  • March 6- Dual Program visitation for new kinder families (12:30-1:30)
  • March 8- End of trimester 2
  • March 8- Fifth and sixth grade field trip to Harper College
  • March 14- Orchestra Concert at Eisenhower, 7-9 PM
  • March 15- 7th Grade Band Concert (1-2 PM)
  • March 15- PTA Fun Fair, 6-8 PM
  • March 18- Zumba Night (Springfield Fundraiser) 6-7 PM
  • March 19- 5th and 6th Band Concert at Eisenhower, 7PM
  • March 21- ORANGE DAY
  • March 22- Spring Classroom Parties, 1:30-2:45
  • March 25-29 Spring Break

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

Spanish Speech Contest 5/2/19

MacArthur School is hosting the IX District 54  Spanish Language Speech Contest on May 2, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Students in grades 3rd through 8th are eligible to participate in this event. Application, copy of the speech, and video recordings no more than 3 minutes (one video recording per participant) must be submitted to the contact teacher at each school or online at the link provided below.  The deadline to submit contest materials is April 12, 2019.  Please contact Ms. Lucrecia Temoczuk at lucreciatemoczuk@nullsd54.org or (847) 357-6666 with any questions regarding the contest.  If your child is interested in participating, please complete the Spanish Speech Contest Application.  If you are unable to print the electronic form, please ask in your school office for a paper copy.

Promo Video:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18PgccGnctMQK6vYzyVcOrD36-vA0rtjt/view

La escuela MacArthur será anfitrión este año del  IX Concurso Anual de Oratoria  del Distrito 54 el 2 de mayo 2019 de 8:00 AM a 12:00 PM. Los estudiantes de 3er a 8vo grado pueden participar.  Forma de inscripción, copia del discurso, y una grabación de video de no más de 3 minutos (un video por participante) deberá ser entregado a la maestra contacto de cada escuela o lo puede descargar en el enlace provisto debajo. Todos los materiales del concurso deben ser entregado para el 12 de abril. Por favor contacte a Lucrecia Temoczuk: lucreciatemoczuk@nullsd54.org o al siguiente número (847) 357-6666 con preguntas acerca del concurso. Si su hijo está interesado en participar, por favor complete el formulario de participación.  Si no puede imprimir el formulario electrónico,  por favor pregunte en la oficina de su escuela por una copia en papel.

Principal Message 2/22/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

We are nearing the end of the second trimester! This is a great time to reflect with students on their progress thus far and to think about and set goals for the final trimester of the school year. As a reminder, if your plans for school pick-up will change we ask that you please notify your child’s teacher in writing whenever possible. We understand that sometimes plans change unexpectedly and when this is the case please call our office to let us know of the changes as early as possible. Thank you for helping us prioritize the safety of our Toros!

Have a beautiful weekend,

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Parking lot safety

We would like to ask for your cooperation in only parking in the outlined parking spots in our parking lot. Also, please help us ensure the safety of our students by only turning right out of the lot during morning drop off.

English Learner (EL) Kindergarten Information Night

If your child is entering kindergarten and you speak another language at home, we would like to invite you to attend the EL Kindergarten Information Night, Tuesday, February 26.  The program will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road.  Childcare is available for ages 3 and up.

During the evening, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the programs for English Learner Kindergarten students, Dual Language Programs in District 54 and the language assessment process.   If you, or someone you know, will have a student attending Kindergarten in September, we hope that you will join us for this informative night.

Upcoming Events:

  • March 1- March is Happiness Month is SD54
  • March 6- Dual Program visitation for new kinder families (12:30-1:30)
  • March 8- End of trimester 2
  • March 8- Fifth and sixth grade field trip to Harper College
  • March 14- Orchestra Concert at Eisenhower, 7-9 PM
  • March 15- 7th Grade Band Concert (1-2 PM)
  • March 15- PTA Fun Fair, 6-8 PM
  • March 18- Zumba Night (Springfield Fundraiser) 6-7 PM
  • March 19- 5th and 6th Band Concert at Eisenhower, 7PM
  • March 21- ORANGE DAY
  • March 22- Spring Classroom Parties, 1:30-2:45
  • March 25-29 Spring Break

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 2/15/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It was wonderful to see so many of our families during student-led conferences over the past two days! It was fantastic to hear students sharing out their goals, families talking together over books and teachers celebrating student successes. Thank you to our wonderful PTA volunteers for organizing and running another successful book fair and thank you to all of you for all you do to support the growth of our Toros at home. We hope you enjoy the extended weekend with your family and friends. As a reminder, there is no school on Monday in observance of the President’s Day holiday.

Have a beautiful weekend,

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Orange Spirit Wear

March is happiness month across School District 54! Join us in celebrating positivity and joy by ordering your ORANGE MacArthur spirit wear for the whole family. Click here to access the order form.  Orders and payment are due by February 19.

Open Enrollment

Applications for MacArthur’s Spanish/English dual language program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting three dual language tours at MacArthur for prospective kindergarten families: Tuesday, February 5 from 12:30-1:30 PM, Wednesday, February 20 from 9:30-10:30 AM and Wednesday, March 6 from 12:30-1:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in District 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the dual language program, please call us at 847-357-6650. 

Schaumburg Parent University – February 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 February. Please note that child care is always available.

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

Upcoming Events:

  • February 18- Presidents Day (No School)
  • February 20- Dual visitation Day for new kinder families 9:30-10:30
  • February 21- ORANGE 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 2/8/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

We have had a great week at MacArthur and we hope you have too! We are looking forward to spending Valentine’s Day with our Toros and their families during student-led conferences next week. Teachers are working with students to reflect on different areas of their lives in order to set goals for the remainder of the school year. During student-led conference days, our MacArthur Happiness Committee is also sponsoring a Gloves of Love drive to benefit the District 54 Community Closet. Bring a pair of gloves to donate and promote kindness in our community!

Please remember that our school day schedule is adjusted to accommodate these conferences.  Thursday, February 14 will be a half-day for students with a dismissal at 11:40. There is no school for students on Friday, February 15.

Have a great weekend,

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

The Happiness Advantage… at home

During parent teacher conferences, we would like to give families the opportunity to learn more about how we are applying the principles of positive psychology at MacArthur and how you can also apply these principles at home! We will be hosting two identical sessions on the topic of the Happiness Advantage. We hope you can join us!

Session 1: February 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM in room 113

Session 2: February 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM in room 113

Open Enrollment

Applications for MacArthur’s Spanish/English dual language program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting three dual language tours at MacArthur for prospective kindergarten families: Tuesday, February 5 from 12:30-1:30 PM, Wednesday, February 20 from 9:30-10:30 AM and Wednesday, March 6 from 12:30-1:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in District 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the dual language program, please call us at 847-357-6650. 

Schaumburg Parent University – February 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 February. Please note that child care is always available.

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

5 Essentials Survey- Last Chance!

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 February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish.

If you have more than one child, you may complete the survey for each child. You will be asked to select your county and then your child’s school. Be aware that there are often schools with the same or similar names in the state of Illinois.

Upcoming Events:

  • February 11- SMILE dental visit
  • February 12- PTA Meeting 7 PM
  • February 13- Crazy Hair Day
  • February 14-15- Student Led Conferences and Book Fair
  • February 18- Presidents Day (No School)
  • February 20- Dual visitation Day for new kinder families 9:30-10:30
  • February 21- ORANGE 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 2/1/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

The cold winter weather sure made this an interesting week for us! We hope you found some fun ways to make the most of the three days off from school. We missed having students in our hallways and cannot wait to have our Toros back at Mac on Monday!

Enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Click here to read the February edition of the MacArthur PTA Newsletter- Mac News

Open Enrollment

With the closing of schools on Wednesday, our Open Enrollment Fair was also cancelled. Applications for MacArthur’s Spanish/English dual language program will be available in the main office and on our district webpage.  These applications are due by March 8, 2019.  We will be hosting three dual language tours at MacArthur for prospective kindergarten families: Tuesday, February 5 from 12:30-1:30 PM, Wednesday, February 20 from 9:30-10:30 AM and Wednesday, March 6 from 12:30-1:30 PM.  For more information about open enrollment in District 54 and to download an application, click here to visit the district website. If you have any questions about the dual language program, please call us at 847-357-6650.

Kindergarten Registration

On Wednesday, February 6, we will be hosting Kindergarten Registration.  Kindergarten Registration is for any incoming MacArthur-based kindergarteners for the 2019-2020 school year.  Registration will take place at MacArthur from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM in the main office.

Student-led conferences

We are looking forward to connecting with families at our second round of student-led conferences on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15.  Teachers will be sending home letters confirming the time of your conference early next week. Please review the time and let us know as soon as possible if the we need to make any changes.

Please remember that our school day schedule is adjusted to accommodate these conferences.  Thursday, February 14 will be a half-day for students with a dismissal at 11:40. There is no school for students on Friday, February 15.

The Happiness Advantage… at home

During parent teacher conferences, we would like to give families the opportunity to learn more about how we are applying the principles of positive psychology at MacArthur and how you can also apply these principles at home! We will be hosting two sessions on the topic of the Happiness Advantage. A flyer with more information will be coming home soon!

Gloves of Love

During parent teacher conferences, the MacArthur Happiness Committee will also be sponsoring a glove drive for the SD 54 Community closet. Please bring in a pair of gloves to donate and pick up a “love note” to fill out and post on your child(ren)’s locker! (You do not have to make a donation to write a note J)A flyer will be going home next week with more information.

Winter Weather and Student Safety

We know that with the frigid temperatures we want to get out of our cars and into the school as quickly as possible. We want to remind you, however, about the importance of crossing the street at the crosswalk. Using the crosswalks helps us ensure the safety of our students and community members. Thank you so much for your cooperation in putting student safety first. Along the same lines, we would like to extend a reminder about not parking in the ‘No Parking’ zones.

Schaumburg Parent University – February 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 February. Please note that child care is always available.

Don’t Try Harder, Try Different – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5

Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., will talk through the seven themes of his stress management workbook. Learn how to recognize and challenge your thinking errors as well as learn about the Safety Seeking Behaviors that you often find yourself doing that keep you stuck in stress, even if you feel good doing those behaviors. Adults only.

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

5 Essentials Survey- Last Chance!

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 February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish.

If you have more than one child, you may complete the survey for each child. You will be asked to select your county and then your child’s school. Be aware that there are often schools with the same or similar names in the state of Illinois.

Upcoming Events:

  • February 4- Family Zumba Night! (Springfield Fundraiser)
  • February 5 – Visitation day for prospective kinder families from 12:30-1:30 PM
  • February 6- Kindergarten Registration
  • February 12- PTA Meeting 7 PM
  • February 14-15- Student Led Conferences and Book Fair

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you haven’t 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 1/25/19

Aquí puede leer este mensaje en español

Dear MacArthur Community,

Despite the wintry weather, it has been a great week at Mac! We cannot believe we are halfway through our second trimester. This is the time of year to mark your calendars for student-led conferences, which will happen on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15. Next Wednesday you will receive a conference notification reminder. Please confirm the time of the conference by returning the form by February 7.   We hope you can join us as students share out their progress and goals.

As a reminder, Wednesday, January 30 is a half day for our students.  Dismissal is at 11:40 and the students will not be eating lunch at school.

We hope you all stay safe and warm this weekend!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Winter Weather and Student Safety

We know that with the frigid temperatures we want to get out of our cars and into the school as quickly as possible. We want to remind you, however, about the importance of crossing the street at the crosswalk. Using the crosswalks helps us ensure the safety of our students and community members. Thank you so much for your cooperation in putting student safety first. Along the same lines, we would like to extend a reminder about not parking in the ‘No Parking’ zones.

Cold and Flu Season

With cold and flu season upon us, we wanted to send some guidelines about when to keep your child home from school.  Please read the attached document for detailed information.

Is My Child Too Sick To Go To School Revision.docx

Kindergarten Registration

On Wednesday, February 6, we will be hosting Kindergarten Registration.  Kindergarten Registration is for any incoming MacArthur-based kindergarteners for the 2019-2020 school year.  Registration will take place at MacArthur from 9:00-11:00AM and 5:00-7:00PM in the main office.

Spirit Days Are Here!

The MacArthur Student Council has chosen the spirit days for the next several weeks.  Each spirit day will be held on a Wednesday, so please mark your calendars!  We are hoping everyone, students and staff, participate in this FUN!

January 30th                           Crazy Hair Day

Schaumburg Parent University – February 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 February. Please note that child care is always available.

Don’t Try Harder, Try Different – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5

Patrick B. McGrath, Ph.D., will talk through the seven themes of his stress management workbook. Learn how to recognize and challenge your thinking errors as well as learn about the Safety Seeking Behaviors that you often find yourself doing that keep you stuck in stress, even if you feel good doing those behaviors. Adults only.

Family Engineering Night (STEM Night) – 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Feb. 19

Using everyday materials, your family will become engineers who develop solutions to various challenges, build towers, and design an artistic robot. Team up to discover how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) makes all of these things possible. Limited to 50 families.

These events will take place at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Please register by visiting https://goo.gl/TB49x7. For more information, contact Meg Kwak at 847-357-6586 or spu@nullsd54.org

5 Essentials Survey- Last Chance!

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 February 15, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish.

If you have more than one child, you may complete the survey for each child. You will be asked to select your county and then your child’s school. Be aware that there are often schools with the same or similar names in the state of Illinois.

Upcoming Events:

  • January 28- K-3 Family Zumba Night! (Springfield Fundraiser)
  • January 30- Half day for students (11:40 a.m. dismissal)
  • January 30- Open Enrollment Fair 6:00 PM at the PLC
  • February 4- 4-6 Family Zumba Night! (Springfield Fundraiser)
  • February 6- Kindergarten Registration
  • February 12- PTA Meeting 7 PM
  • February 14-15- Student Led Conferences and Book Fair

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you haven’t 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