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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

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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

Principal Message 1/18/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It has been at busy week at MacArthur! We are grateful to all the families that were able to join us today for Donuts with Dads! It is such a memorable day for our students and it is wonderful to see them so excited to share their learning experience with their friends and family. Thank you also to our PTA for organizing this wonderful event. As a reminder, there will be no school on Monday, January 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

We hope you all stay safe and warm this weekend!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

Winter Weather and Recess

This week has proven winter is definitely here! Please make sure students are dressing appropriately for the weather including hats, gloves and scarves. We go outside for recess any time the temperature is zero or above. We use the National Weather Service site for accurate readings and our secretaries check the weather throughout the day as conditions change.

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

¿Esta demasiado enfermo mu hijo/a para ir a la escuela?

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.

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 23rd                           Twin Day (match with a friend)

January 30th                           Crazy Hair Day

Schaumburg Parent University – January 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 January. Please note that childcare is always available.

Literacy Night – 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23

Come join us for a night of interactive writing where your family’s creativity is in control of the story line. Clues will lead you to special treats as well as a keepsake. Parents and students, aged preschool – eighth grade, are welcome.

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

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 Jan. 18, 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 16-25- ACCESS Testing
  • January 21- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
  • January 24- 5th and 6th grade Band Concert at Eisenhower JH
  • 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

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you haven’t already, give us a follow @MacToros54

Principal Message 1/11/19

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Dear MacArthur Community,

We hope you had a restful winter break filled with memorable moments with family and friends. It was so great to have students back in the building this week! Students jumped right back into learning and setting goals for the remainder of the school year. We know that together, there is no limit to what we can achieve! Please read on for some important announcements and this month’s edition Mac News.

Have a great weekend!

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

 

​​​​​​​Mac News- January

Las Noticias de Mac- enero

Winter MAP Reports

Information for accessing your child’s Winter MAP scores was emailed to you before winter break. This is one of the many ways we monitor your child’s progress. Teams use this data along with common assessments and classroom observations to determine the best ways to continue to challenge your child academically.

AAPPL Results

AAPPL assessments results were also mailed home this week along with a letter explaining those results. Your child’s teacher also has a copy they will use to set goals with students for the remainder for the school year.

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.

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 16th                           80’s Day

January 23rd                           Twin Day (match with a friend)

January 30th                           Crazy Hair Day

Schaumburg Parent University – January 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 January. Please note that childcare is always available.

Learning how good outcomes in adulthood are connected to strong emotional regulation and resiliency skills in childhood – 5:30-7 p.m. on Jan. 14

This educational seminar will focus on teaching parents of children and adolescents concrete skills towards improving emotional regulation, problem-solving skills, and nurturing resiliency for optimal functioning in school, extracurricular activities, and social life. Adults only.
Literacy Night – 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23

Come join us for a night of interactive writing where your family’s creativity is in control of the story line. Clues will lead you to special treats as well as a keepsake. Parents and students, aged preschool – eighth grade, are welcome.

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

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 Jan. 18, 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 16-25- ACCESS Testing
  • January 18- Donuts with Dads
  • January 21- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
  • January 24- 5th and 6th grade Band Concert at Eisenhower JH
  • January 30- Half day for students (11:40 a.m. dismissal)
  • January 30- Open Enrollment Fair 6:00 PM at the PLC

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you haven’t already, give us a follow @MacToros54

Principal Message 12/14/18

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It was my great privilege to accept the appointment as principal for MacArthur at last night’s Board of Education meeting. MacArthur is truly an extraordinary place and I am honored to continue serving this community. I am grateful for your collaboration and all that you do to support our students every day. I look forward to continuing our partnership to ensure student success.

Sincerely,

Sonia Esquivel

Parking lot safety:

Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our students by only turning right out of our parking lot from 8:15-8:45. With the colder weather, more and more families are driving to school and we appreciate your patience. Thank you for putting student safety first!

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

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!

December 19th                       Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

January 9th                             Wear anything Orange Day

January 16th                           80’s Day

January 23rd                           Twin Day (match with a friend)

January 30th                           Crazy Hair Day

2019 Multicultural Event Performance Information and Interest Form

District 54 is once again excited to host our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District. Our event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Community Recreation Center (CRC) in Schaumburg. During the event, student groups have the opportunity to give performances that reflect various cultures.

If you are interested in performing, please complete and submit the online Performance Interest Form no later than Monday, December 17. More information can be found on the Performance Information Flyer.

5 Essentials Survey

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 Jan. 18, 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:

  • December 19 – Fourth Grade Music Concert (6:30-7:30)
  • December 20- Third Grade Music Concert (6:30-7:30)
  • December 24- January 6- Winter Break
  • January 7- Classes resume
  • January 8- PTA Meeting 7PM
  • January 16-25- ACCESS Testing
  • January 18- Donuts with Dads
  • January 21- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)
  • January 30- Half day for students (11:40 a.m. dismissal)
  • January 30- Open Enrollment Fair 6:00 PM at the PLC

Follow us on Twitter

MacArthur is on Twitter! If you haven’t already, give us a follow @MacToros54

McTeacher Night Pictures 12/6/18

A great night was had by all at McTeacher Night on Thursday, December 6th!  Thank you to all of the families who came out and all the staff that helped out!  Thank you to McDonald’s for giving us this opportunity!  Enjoy the pictures!

Principal Message 12/7/18

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Dear MacArthur Community,

Thank you to everyone that was able to come out and support our McTeacher’s Night last night! It was a fun night and we truly enjoyed spending time with all of our families. We are looking forward to another fun night tonight at Taste of Mac. We hope you can join us at Eisenhower Junior High from 5:30- 8:00 p.m.

Sincerely,

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

District 54 Cold Weather Response Plan

In order to help parents better prepare for the severe cold weather and snow we often get during winters in our community, I wanted to share with you the District 54 Severe Cold Weather Response Plan. Though District 54 makes every effort to keep our schools open and operational, circumstances beyond our control oftentimes dictate school closings.

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!

December 12th                       Dress as Favorite Character

December 19th                       Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

January 9th                             Wear anything Orange Day

January 16th                           80’s Day

January 23rd                           Twin Day (match with a friend)

January 30th                           Crazy Hair Day

Food Drive

MacArthur’s Random Acts of Kindness and Student Council Clubs are sponsoring a food drive! Students can donate non-perishable food items by placing them in the labeled boxes outside every classroom. A flyer with more information has been sent home with students. The food drive will continue until December 12.

2019 Multicultural Event Performance Information and Interest Form

District 54 is once again excited to host our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District. Our event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Community Recreation Center (CRC) in Schaumburg. During the event, student groups have the opportunity to give performances that reflect various cultures.

If you are interested in performing, please complete and submit the online Performance Interest Form no later than Monday, December 17. More information can be found on the Performance Information Flyer.

There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the performances, as well as how you might be able to help with the event.

If you have questions about the Performance Interest Form or the informational meeting, please contact Nancy Hellstrom at (847) 357-5068 or Nicole Lumpp at (847) 357-5072.

5 Essentials Survey

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 Jan. 18, 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:

  • December 7- Taste of Mac
  • December 19 – Fourth Grade Music Concert (6:30-7:30)
  • December 20- Third Grade Music Concert (6:30-7:30)
  • December 24- January 6- Winter Break

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Principal Message 11/30/18

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Dear MacArthur Community,

It has been another great week at MacArthur! This week our students completed their 21-Day Challenge and it was wonderful to read their reflections on their experience. On a related note, MacArthur will once have the MacArthur Giving Tree. This is an initiative to help support members of our community during the holidays. If you are interested in purchasing and donating a gift for one of our MacArthur families, you can pick up an ornament from the tree display in our front hallway. A flyer with additional information was sent home today. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Sonia Esquivel and Debbie Ancona

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McTeacher’s Night

MacArthur staff will be taking on a shift at McDonalds! Come join us for this FUNdraiser to support our PBIS program. McTeacher’s Night will be December 6 from 4:30-7:30 at the McDonalds on Golf and Roselle. A flyer with additional information will be going home with students.

Winter Weather

This week we also had our first big snowfall of the season! With the winter weather upon us, it is important that students are dressing appropriately for the weather. It is time to bring out the big coats, hats and gloves! It is also important to remember that students should not arrive at before 8:25 A.M., as there is no adult supervision outside until then.

MAP Testing

Map testing will continue next week.  We are excited to see the growth that our students have made since the fall administration of the assessment. Please be sure to remind your child to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and put forth their best effort.

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!

December 5th                         Mismatch Day

December 12th                       Dress as Favorite Character

December 19th                       Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

January 9th                             Wear anything Orange Day

January 16th                           80’s Day

January 23rd                          Twin Day (match with a friend)

January 30th                           Crazy Hair Day

Food Drive

MacArthur’s Random Acts of Kindness and Student Council Clubs are sponsoring a food drive! Students can donate non-perishable food items by placing them in the labeled boxes outside every classroom. A flyer with more information has been sent home with students.

2019 Multicultural Event Performance Information and Interest Form

District 54 is once again excited to host our annual Multicultural Event in collaboration with the Schaumburg Park District. Our event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Community Recreation Center (CRC) in Schaumburg. During the event, student groups have the opportunity to give performances that reflect various cultures.

If you are interested in performing, please complete and submit the online Performance Interest Form no later than Monday, December 17. More information can be found on the Performance Information Flyer.

There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, December 6 at 3:30 p.m. at the Professional Learning Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the performances, as well as how you might be able to help with the event.

If you have questions about the Performance Interest Form or the informational meeting, please contact Nancy Hellstrom at (847) 357-5068 or Nicole Lumpp at (847) 357-5072.

Schaumburg Parent University – December class

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 is one evening program scheduled for December. Please note that childcare is always available.

Get Your Game On – December 4:  Monopoly your game choice? Maybe Pictionary? They got nothing on this night! Come to our Family Game Night and not only will you learn new games, you are will make them from scratch! In this session, families will create and play their own games; an hour of uninterrupted, no electronic, family together time. The best part is you get to take your game home with you so that the fun can continue! Parents and students in kindergarten and older are welcome. This event will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on December 4, 2018, at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Get You Game On Flyer

To register 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.

5 Essentials Survey

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 Jan. 18, 2019, at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois

Upcoming Events:

  • December 3- Pajama Day! (To celebrate student participation in the PTA Readathon)
  • December 6- McTeacher’s Night (1070 Roselle Road)
  • December 7- Taste of Mac
  • December 19 – Fourth Grade Music Concert (6:30-7:30)
  • December 20- Third Grade Music Concert (6:30-7:30)
  • December 24- January 6- Winter Break

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MacArthur is on Twitter! If you haven’t already, give us a follow @MacToros54