"The Mac Message" August 27, 2023

Online Edition!

Welcome Back To MacArthur!

From the Desk of Principal Lake

MacArthur Family!

We welcome you back to a wonderful school year of "Instructional Excellence!" Your students will grow tremendously because they have entered one of the best educational establishments in the state of Michigan.

New Student Virtual Orientation Video - August 23, 2023

Here is a copy of the Virtual Orientation for your viewing pleasure.



As you come on the first day of school, we ask that you drop your student off at the appropriate door. K-1 students will enter through door #23, and 2nd - 8th grade students will enter through door #28. We want students to arrive at 8:05 a.m. If your student would like to have free breakfast, they will need to arrive at 7:50 a.m.


K-1 students will be dismissed near Door #23. 2nd Grade students will be dismissed by Door #27. Middle School students will be dismissed by Door #31.

Kindergarten Staggered Start

On the first day of school, Monday, August 28, 2023, children whose last names begin with

A through D will report for a full day and not report back to school until Thursday, August 31, 2023.

On the second day of school, Tuesday, August 29, 2023, children whose last names begin with E through N will report for a full day and not report back to school until Thursday, August 31, 2023.

On the third day of school, Wednesday, August 30, 2023, children whose last name begins with O through Z will report for a full day and report back to school on Thursday, August 31, 2023.

All kindergarteners will come to school all day on Thursday, August 31, 2023

There is No School on Friday, September 1, 2023, or Monday, September 4, 2023

Classes Resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2023

Let's get some rest and have an amazing First Day of School! See you soon!

Principal Lake


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August 28, 2023 - August 25, 2023

Monday, August 28, 2023

1st Day of School!

Staggered Start: A - D

MacArthur Gear is On Sale!

8:30am: Middle School WolfPack Meeting

9:30am: 3rd-5th Grade WolfPack Meeting

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Staggered Start: E - N

Let's Have a Terrific Tuesday!

MacArthur Gear is On Sale!

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Staggered Start: O - Z

MacArthur Gear is On Sale!

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Staggered Start: All Kindergarteners

8:30am: K-2 WolfPack Meeting

MacArthur Gear is On Sale!

Friday, September 1, 2023

Labor Day Recess! No School!

There is No School on Friday, September 1, 2023, or Monday, September 4, 2023

Classes Resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2023

Kindergarten Staggered Start

MacGear is On Sale!

Online Link: www.stitchworksemb.com/mac - Make sure you order the "Yellow" T-Shirt. It will have our theme "We Are One!" on the back.

Go To Shop

Login: MAC

Password: M2023

Order deadline is 9/29/23.

Please Note, orders will be delivered to the school approximately 2-3 weeks after the deadline has closed.

Please add. the Students Name and Teacher in the comments box at the Paypal Check Out

Supply Lists

PTA Information Corner


Please consider becoming a financial member of the PTA or provide a donation. Remember that if you were a financial member last year, you must sign up again this year. Your financial contributions will help make our upcoming events a success. Those who register by August 28, 2023, will be entered into a drawing to have the PTA pay for your child’s school supplies. You may become a member or donate using the following link: https://macarthur.memberhub. com/store

Please contact the PTA at spsmacarthurpta@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.


Our first PTA Meeting of the 2023-24 school year will be on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 5:30 pm. Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for the Zoom information.


Please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 5:30 to 7:30 for our family fun day!!! There will be games, food, and fun!!! You any purchase your tickets using the following link: https://macarthur.memberhub. com/store

Sonja Rainer - President

Candice Thomas - Vice President

Chanel Miller - Treasurer

Krystal Player - Secretary

Important Dates

August 28 | First Day of School

September 1-4 | Labor Day Recess

September 5 | Classes Resume

September 7 | PTA Family Fun Day!

September 13 | Picture Day!

September 15 | Grandparents' Day

September 18 | Constitution Day Parade

September 27 & 28 | Curriculum Night

MacArthur K-8 University Academy School-Wide Calendar 2023-2024

August & September Monthly Character Trait: Respect

Respect is a really important word that means treating people and things in a nice and kind way. It's about showing that you care about others and their feelings, just like you would want them to care about you.

Imagine you have a friend or a classmate. If you listen when they talk and don't interrupt, that's showing respect. It means you value what they have to say.

Also, think about your belongings and other people's belongings. If you treat them gently and take care of them, that's showing respect for things.

Respect is like using good manners. Saying "please" and "thank you" to your teachers, parents, and friends shows that you appreciate them.

So, in simple words, respect is being kind, polite, and considerate to everyone and everything around you. It helps make the world a happier and more peaceful place.

Report Absences in MiStar

We are asking all families to use MiStar to report absences. You no longer need to call the main office to report any absences.

Away For The Day (Cell Phones)

All students must keep their cell phones in their lockers during the day. When students enter the building, students must place their cell phones in their backpacks and then in their lockers.

This also means even when your student isn't feeling well or is injured they must go to the Main Office so they can get evaluated and not use their cell phones to text to go home. First and foremost it is the school's policy to not use cell phones at all during the day and they must be kept in their locker. Parents, please have a conversation with your student about this.

From the ITC Department: Chromebook Assistance

SPS Instructional Technology Center

Located on the campus of Southfield High School for Arts and Technology

24855 Lahser Rd, Southfield MI 48033. Please proceed to the A&T football stadium and through the gates. Park outside of the field/track. We are to the left connected to the concession stand. Ring the buzzer for assistance.

Oakland Schools Service Desk

Phone: (248) 209-2060

Online Ticket submission/LiveChat: Create a service ticket

Handy Oakland Schools Service Desk Information

Sign up for Remind!

Remind is one of our ways of quickly getting information to our families. If you want to know what is going on at MacArthur, please sign up as soon as possible!


Kroger Community Rewards!

MacArthur families, please link your Kroger Community Rewards accounts to MacArthur K-8 University Academy.


MacArthur Affirmation

We walk the walk of the Champions.

We talk the talk of a Winner.

Because we are good.

Real good!

Darn good!

We are the best!

Who are we?

We are the Mighty MacArthur Wolves!

What do we do?

We lead and all succeed!

-Dr. Bobbie Hentrel | Former MacArthur Principal | 2007-2011

District News

SPS YouTube Channel

Community Pass

Currently, parents can only upload money into their student’s lunch account. Our goal this academic year is to expand our Community Pass to allow for families to pay for summer and Saturday school.

Champions Before and After School Care

Champions will continue to provide before and after-school care to our students.

About Us

Our Vision

Create an environment in which all students achieve their highest potential

Our Mission

Engage students in high-quality learning experiences

Teach students personal and civic responsibility

Inspire students to be enthusiastic and independent learners

SPS Board of Education

Ashanti Bland, President | Yvette Ware-DeVaull, Vice President | Leslie Love Smith-Thomas, Secretary | Amani Johnson, Treasurer | Darrell B. Joyce, Trustee | Talisha Belk, Trustee | Jillian Holloway, Trustee

Dr. Jennifer Martin-Green, Superintendent

248.746.8500 | www.southfieldk12.org