September 17, 2021

Principal’s Message

Dear MacArthur Community, 

We are looking forward to connecting with our MacArthur families through student-led conferences coming up in October. School District 54 is now making it easier than ever for families to schedule conferences with teachers. We’ve partnered with “Meet the Teacher” to provide a mobile-friendly and easy-to-use system that creates a simple and streamlined scheduling experience. To login and schedule a conference, please visit and enter the information in the text fields. Please make sure you enter the information that matches the student’s registration. If you have more than one child in District 54, you will only have to use one child’s information to login. The system will show you options for all the students in your household after you login once. 

Once you’re in the system, you’ll be able to select your child’s/children’s teacher(s) and your preferred dates and times. If you prefer to have your conference virtually via Zoom, please add a message to the conference when prompted and type in the word “Zoom.”  If you prefer to have an in-person conference, please leave this blank. If you would like to change or delete any scheduled conferences, you can do so by logging in again with the same information. We encourage you to bookmark the website on your phone, tablet, or desktop to review, possibly make changes, and for future parent-teacher conference sessions. 

For more detailed information on how to login and navigate the site, please view our guide below. If you have any questions, please call 847-357-6650 or email [email protected] 

Meet the Teacher – Conference Scheduling

Meet the Teacher – Conference Scheduling (SPANISH)

We hope you have a great weekend Mac!

Sonia Esquivel and Rosie Hernandez



Picture Day

Picture Day is coming up on Wednesday, September 22. Order forms have been sent home. You can also order online by visiting and entering your Picture Day ID: EVTPM36D2

Fire Drill

Our students will be participating in a fire drill on Tuesday, September 21. MacArthur staff will review with students the procedures to follow in case of a fire or other emergency. 

ESL Classes at Armstrong

Armstrong School is offering online Adult ESL classes this fall via Zoom. These classes are for all parents who are interested in learning basic English conversation skills as well as beginning reading and writing skills in English. Classes will take place on Wednesdays from October 6th through November 17th from 6-8pm. Click here to learn more in Polish, Spanish, or English

Food Pantry

Our district provides many resources for families and one of those is a food pantry. The pantry is available for all MacArthur families.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, families are not able to visit the pantry in person, however we are more than happy to fill an order for your pick up at Muir!  In order to access the pantry, fill out this Google Form.  Once we receive your order, it will be packed up and ready for pickup at Muir. We will call you to coordinate a pick-up time.  

Some of our new items include cereal, pasta, sauce, peanut butter, pop tarts, fruit snacks, ramen noodles, soups, protein bars, AND assorted toiletries! Keep up to date on when we have new food arriving by liking our Facebook Page. Click here to access the page. Order today before some of these amazing items are swept off the shelves!