MacArthur Elementary School

October 28, 2022

Principal News

Dear MacArthur Families,

Thank you to everyone who attended our Parent/Teacher conferences. We appreciate the partnership we have with our parents. It takes a village. Don’t forget that this evening is our PTO Trunk or Treat event from 5:00 – 7:00 here at MacArthur. I would like to wish our Robotics team the best of luck at their very first competition of the year this Saturday at Wheeler Middle School.

Don’t forget Mrs. Hasty’s Book Fair begins on Monday, October 31st and our Student Council Food Drive. The class that brings in the most food will win an ice-cream party.

Have a Great Weekend.

Marian Buchko

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Mark your calendar!


28th: PTO Trunk or Treat 5-7pm

31st: Book Fair Begins

31st: Student Council Food Drive Begins


9th: Distance Learning Day (Staff Professional Development)

15th: Student of the Month

18th: Picture Retakes Day

23rd-25th: Thanksgiving Break (No School)


20th: End of 2nd 9 Weeks & 1st Semester

21st- January 4th: Winter Break

Day Light Savings Time Fall Back Sunday, November 6th

Fall Back Clip Art
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Counselor Corner

Thank you to everyone who participated in Red Ribbon Week!

I encourage you to talk to your children about making healthy and positive choices, and refraining from using drugs or alcohol. The National Red Ribbon Campaign began in 1988 and has been helping kids and adults ever since. This is how it all began:

Enrique Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. When he decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out of it. "I'm only one person", he told her, "but I want to make a difference." On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent's side and shoved him in a car. In honor of Camarena's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges. Parents, sick of the destruction of alcohol and other drugs, had begun forming coalitions and took Camarena as their model and embraced his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions also adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the red ribbon. In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

For more information, please visit:

Have a great weekend,

Ms. Alicia Bellamy M.S.Ed, LPSC

Licensed School Counselor | MacArthur Elementary School

District Elementary Counselor Leader

Crown Point Community School Corportation

Phone: 219-662-3600 | Fax: 219-374-7567

12900 Fairbanks Ave., Cedar Lake, IN 46303

PTO News

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We’re thrilled to announce a year-round, 24/7 online spirit shop for MacArthur Elementary. You’ll find spirit wear and accessories with dozens of official MacArthur designs on over three hundred items. Brands include companies like Under Armour, Nike, NorthFace, Ogio, and more.

The Mustang Spirit Shop is operated through a third-party vendor, BSN Sports. Currently, BSN estimates two to three weeks from the date an order is placed until it ships via FedEx. If you have questions about an order, you will need to contact BSN directly at 1-800-644-4481 or via their website.

*NorthFace products are not eligible for the promo code.