News

May 7, 2021

Dear MacArthur Families, 

Thank you for the beautiful flowers, sweet treats, kind words and all the other ways you have made our MacArthur Staff feel appreciated this week. A special THANK YOU to our MacArthur PTA for a weeklong celebration of our staff. We are so grateful for this week of recognition for our talented and dedicated staff that goes above and beyond for our Toros every day! We hope you are looking forward to a great weekend Mac. Please read on for additional important information.

Selection for the 2021-2022 School Year- Deadline May 14!

Parents/guardians if you have not already, please log in to families.sd54.org using your portal log-in information by Friday, May 14, and select In-Person Learning or Virtual Learning Academy for every student in your family.  Any students who have not made an enrollment selection at the close of the enrollment window will automatically be placed within our in-person learning model for the fall. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our main office at 847-357-6650.

The School District 54 Food Pantry at Muir

The D54 Food Pantry at Muir is open and ready to serve our MacArthur families. Although you will not be able to come into the pantry due to COVID restrictions, you will be able to place an order online and pick up at the pantry site.  Please click on this link to place your order online.  If you have any questions, please call (847) 357-6444. Our Pantry Supervisors are Lisa Garza and Caitlin Gallagher.

District 54 Education Foundation Golf Outing: June 14

The District 54 Education Foundation is excited to return to the Schaumburg Golf Club on Monday, June 14 for our 24th Annual Golf Outing to benefit School District 54 students and their families. Join us for a round of golf, various contests, 50/50 cash raffles, lunch, dinner and great company. Register or sponsor today: d54foundation.org/golf-outing/

Spring In-Person MAP Assessment
This spring we will test kindergarten through eighth grade students using the MAP assessment tool. The MAP testing window is from May 3-14. The computer-based assessment will be administered to students in-person because we know that the most reliable administration and data point comes when students are tested in-person. The purpose of the assessment is to continue to obtain data points on our students and to continue to plan for instruction that meets the needs of each student. With the testing being in-person on assigned days/times, it will be important for the school to partner with families to help this process be as successful as possible.  

Important Details on the Spring  MAP Assessment

  • Students will be seated with a minimum of 3 feet of social distance.
  • Masks will be required.
  • Remote students are invited to the building to test
  • Parents or caregivers of remote-only students will be responsible for transporting students to and from school on their testing day/time.
  • Communication to remote students regarding the date and time of the assessment will be coming from the school.
  • MAP testing does require great focus and stamina on the part of the students; therefore on the days your child is testing there will not be additional instruction.  

Spanish Language and Culture Camp

We are excited to announce that the Department of Language and Culture will offer the Spanish Culture Camp this summer for Spanish Dual Language students entering Grades 1 through 4 in the fall of 2021. Here is a flyer with additional information about the Spanish Culture Camp. Registration through the Parent Portal opens next Monday, April 19. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions you may have.​​​​​​​

Important Dates

  • May 11- Virtual PTA Meeting, 7PM
  • May 14- College shirt day
  • May 18- Rocketry Launch
  • May 25- 6th grade celebration
  • May 28- Last day for students

 

Sincerely,

Sonia Esquivel and Dilshad Patel