MacArthur Elementary School

September 23, 2022

Principal News

Semester Grades

Elementary schools will join our middle and high schools in reporting grades at the end of each semester. Previously, elementary report cards were finalized each nine weeks. We are shifting to reporting at the end of each semester so that students have a longer time to demonstrate what they know and can do. Our focus is on mastery learning and supporting a growth mindset in our learners.

On Tuesday, October 11th, students and parents will be able to view in-progress grades in RDS.

  • This ‘in-progress snapshot’ is an update of where students currently stand at the end of the first 9 weeks.

  • Report card comments will not be made on the 9 weeks snapshot.

  • Grades from specials (art, music, PE) will not be reported until the end of the semester.

After viewing the in-progress snapshot, there will still be plenty of time to ask for help if needed, complete work, and bring grades up before the end of the semester when grades are finalized.

Please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher should you have any questions about their progress or to learn more about how you can partner with us to support your child’s academic development.

We look forward to welcoming you to Parent Teacher Conferences in late October. During Parent Teacher Conferences, we encourage a collaborative dialogue that highlights how your student is transitioning throughout the first semester. We look forward to addressing questions parents/caregivers have, sharing relevant information (engagement, strengths, NWEA, classwork, socialization, areas for growth), and establishing on-going means for communication.

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Mark your calendar!


4th: Bully Prevention Day (wear blue)

6th: Fall Picture Day

10th: Title I Parent Meeting 9:00am

11th: Student of the Month

11th & 12th: 4th Grade Camp Tecumseh Fieldtrip (Corrected Date)

14th: 2nd Grade Fair Oaks Dairy Fieldtrip

14th: 3rd Grade Mascot Museum Fieldtrip

17th - 21st: Fall Break

24th: Red Ribbon Week

27th: Distance Learning Day

28th: LEAD Day

28th: PTO Trunk or Treat

31st: Book Fair Begins

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Click on link above to order pictures. Order Code: 70211D

Counselor Corner

Bully Prevention Education for Students

Indiana Legislature requires that each public school shall provide age-appropriate, research-based instruction as provided under IC 5-2-10.1-12(d) focusing on bullying prevention for all students in grades 1 through 12. Crown Point elementary students will receive age-appropriate, research-based instruction using the Second Steps Bully Prevention Unit by October 15th. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to contact Alicia Bellamy, school counselor, with questions or concerns at

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

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Red Ribbon Week October 24-28

T-Shirt order forms will be sent home with each student.

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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.