MacArthur Elementary School

May 1, 2020

CPCSC Support Form

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If your children will not be attending MacArthur for the 2020/2021 school year please call the office at 662-3600 or email yothment@cps.k12.in.us or kwass@cps.k12.in.us.

Notes from the Principal

Dear MacArthur Families,


There are obviously so many special programs and events that we are unable to provide during this COVID-19 pandemic and I know that is heartbreaking to the students and all of us here at MacArthur. Our 5th graders had been preparing to perform 101 Dalmatians and the performance was to take place in April. Mrs. Christen, Mrs. Jostes and all of our 5th graders have put in a lot of time and effort in preparing for the Play/Musical, especially those 5th graders who were part of the cast of 101 Dalmatians. The 5th graders asked if a picture could be created for them to hang on the wall outside Mrs. Christen’s music room like all the other production cast pictures, so thanks to Mrs. Wasserott a picture was created.

Stay healthy, stay positive, be kind and take care.


Marian Buchko

Contact Information:

Phone: 219-662-3600 ext. 16001

Email: mlbuchko@cps.k12.in.us

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News from Our School Counselor

Parents,


This week a new website from the state of Indiana was launched. This website is designed to provide help and resources to those who have pre-existing mental health concerns as well as those who are struggling due to the pandemic. If you or someone you know is struggling, I encourage you to view this website.


Be Well Indiana


Alicia Bellamy M.S. Ed, LPSC

School Counselor

abellamy@cps.k12.in.us

Buddy Bag Families

We would like to let you know where you can pick up Buddy Bags. Please remember to bring your punch card!


Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm at The First United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St, also there Saturday mornings from 10 til noon.


Thursday from 10 til noon we are at MacArthur and Timothy Ball.


Thursday Afternoons we are at The Boys & Girls Club from 2:30 til 4:30.

Happy Birthday!

We would like to wish the following students Happy Birthday this week!

Brandon L. - Mrs. Copeland

Ava J. - Mrs. Newsome

Ajay N. - Mrs. Jostes

Clinton G. - Mr. Bysiek

Collin B. - Mrs. Hochstetler

Lilliana L. - Miss Bryner

Food Service News

Crown Point Community School Corporation

Food Service Department

will be changing the schedule for meal distribution.

Open to All Crown Point Students in Need

Beginning April 28

To provide greater safety to you and your family we will distribute meals every Tuesday and Thursday for the remainder of the year. Pick up times will remain the same between 10 a.m. and noon at Timothy Ball, Jerry Ross, MacArthur and the Crown Point High School.


Tuesdays you will pick up meals for two days.


Thursdays you will pick up meals for three days.


On Friday, April 24, you will be able to pick up meals for Friday and the following Monday. The new schedule will start on Tuesday, April 28.


If you have experienced a decrease in your income, please feel free to use our program.


You may also complete a Free and Reduced application which can be found on website under Departments/Food Service. Once completed, please scan and email to: pmaloney@cps.k12.in.us

You may also mail it to the following address:

Crown Point Community School

Support Service Center

1151 E. Summit St

Crown Point, In 46307

If you are unable to pick meals up, please email pmaloney@cps.k12.in.us

If you have any questions, please email Pam Maloney at

pmaloney@cps.k12.in.us or call 219 662 6480 ext. 20050

Cedar Lake Boys & Girls Club

Hello,


I hope that all is well with you and your families. We miss the members so much at the Club. We wanted to share our new Club Connect page that we just launched. Parents can call our Club Connect Hotline for E Learning help. They will be set up then for a Zoom Meeting with our Education Coordinator as well as with the Club or Program Director to assist. We are also starting to pass out meals once a week here at the Club they can drive by and pick up the meals on the set days. All information can be found on the new Club Connect page at https://www.bgcgreaternwi.org/club-connect/


Thank You,


Adam Clough

Club Director

Cedar Lake Boys & Girls Club

13000 Fairbanks

Cedar Lake, IN 46303

219-374-5306 x 304 (Office)

219-617-1627 (Cell)

bgcgreaternwi.org

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Current information to help you reduce anxiety related to the Covid-19/Coronavirus

Current information to help you reduce anxiety related to the Covid-19/Coronavirus from SAMSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).

Below are web addresses you can explore for more resources.


These websites have excellent resources on how to talk with your teens about the Covid-19 virus, explaining Covid-19 to kids and a lot more on dealing with our reaction to the virus and pandemic…

· https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/giving/on-our-sleeves/find-help/tools-for-you/coronavirus

· https://adaa.org/finding-help/coronavirus-anxiety-helpful-resources

· https://www.health.com/condition/anxiety/coronavirus-anxiety


For ideas when you are spending time with your kids, family or friends…

· https://www.tripsavvy.com/virtual-field-trips-for-kids-3129414

· https://www.wthr.com/article/world-famous-museums-open-virtual-tours-help-keep-kids-entertained

· https://time.com/5803373/coronavirus-kids-at-home-activities/


To learn how to actually DO those relaxation and breathing exercises…

· https://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/relaxation-techniques-for-stress-relief.htm