MacArthur Elementary School

May 29, 2020

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Notes from the Principal

Dear MacArthur Families,

I would like to thank everyone for working incredibly hard and seeing our kids through these unique circumstances & distance learning. In spite of difficult times, our students, teachers, and parents have shown relentless spirit and I couldn’t be more proud of our MacArthur school family. Through collaboration and team work we showed that we are MacArthur Strong and we can accomplish anything.

A huge THANK YOU to our Cedar Lake First Responders that provided an escort for our 5th Grade Parade.

On behalf of all of us here at MacArthur School I would like to wish everyone a very well deserved summer break. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy.

Marian Buchko

Contact Information:

Phone: 219-662-3600 ext. 16001


News from the Director of Curriculum

As we near the end of the school year, we appreciate and thank our parents and caregivers who have supported our students at home during this unique time. We will be following guidance from the Indiana DOE about fourth grading period grades.

Grades should not be punitive. With the circumstances of the fourth grading period and to be fair and equitable, a student’s prior performance during the third grading period will be considered when assigning a grade for the fourth grading period.

Students who have missing assignments have until the end of May 29th to be completed and counted for a grade.

In light of the unique circumstances during this grading period, if a student is earning a grade lower than a C-, a grade of Incomplete will be shown on his or her report card.

If you have questions or need support, please contact your child’s teacher.

Thank you,

Jim Hardman

Director of Curriculum

Are you moving?

If your children will not be attending MacArthur for the 2020/2021 school year please call the office at 662-3600 or email or

News from Our School Counselor


I cannot believe that the school year has already come to an end. I again want to thank you all for your patience and hard work during distance learning- I know it wasn’t always easy! It was so nice being able to see some smiling faces this week during the student belongings pick up and 5th grade parade. It reminded me just how resilient kids can be! I hope to see everyone again soon! During the summer months, you can still check the local resources page as it will continue to be updated from time to time.

I hope you all are able to have a great summer.

Alicia Bellamy M.S. Ed, LPSC

School Counselor

Book Rental Payments

Please note that book rental payments will be accepted on-line through June 16, 2020, before 4:00 p.m. After 4:00 p.m. on June 16, 2020, the system will be turned off and not available until Fall registration.

School Physicals are needed for Middle School

As our 5th grade move on to Middle School we would like to remind parents that all students must have a physical before the start of the 2020/2021 school year.

Yellow School Physical Cards will be sent home in the bags that you will be picking up next week. These must be filled out by your child's doctor.

Click here if you miss place your card to print a new form.

For questions please contact Mrs. Kvachkoff.

Happy Birthday!

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

Alexis H. - Miss Bryner

Adriana O. - Mrs. Colvin

Camden P. - Mrs. Larson

Elliot B. - Mrs. Howell

Cayden W. - Mrs. Howell

June B. - Mrs. Howell

Food Service News

Crown Point Community School Corporation

Food Service Department

Meal Service Extended until June 30, 2020

During this unprecedented time some families are experiencing the need for help in many different ways. If you have lost your job and are in need of meal assistance, we are here to help you. Our program can be used by all our Crown Point families.

To provide greater safety to you and your family we will distribute meals every Tuesday and Thursday until June 30, 2020. 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.

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 by clicking on the following link, 2019 2020 free and reduced application.doc . Once completed, please scan and email to:

You may also mail it to the following address:

Crown Point Community School
Support Service Center
1151 E. Summit St
Crown Point, In 46307

Once approved the benefit not only includes meal assistance but also text book assistance.

If you are unable to pick meals up, please email

If you have any questions, please email Pam Maloney at or call 219 662 6480 ext. 20050

Cedar Lake Boys & Girls Club


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

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)

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