MacArthur Elementary School

February 3, 2023

Principal News

A Message from Miss Buchko

CPCSC 2023-2024 Outstanding Teacher, Administrator,

& Employee of the Year Nominations

Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, & Employee of the Year Recognition Program

The Crown Point Community School Corporation is accepting nominations for the “Teacher of the Year,” “Administrator of the Year,” and “Employee of the Year” who will serve during the 2022-2023 school year.

The CPCSC will select a “Teacher of the Year” recipient for each of the following:

· Elementary Teacher Grades PK-5

· Secondary Teacher Grades 6-12

The CPCSC will select an “Employee of the Year” recipient for the classified staff, and an “Administrator of the Year” will also be selected.

Students, former students, parents, colleagues, administrators, or members of the general public may nominate a CPCSC teacher, administrator, and/or classified employee. There is no limit to the number of teachers, administrators, or classified employees a person may nominate. Please complete a separate nomination form for each teacher, administrator, and/or classified employee nominated.

Once all nominations are received,

· Each school will select their “Teacher of the Year” and the CPCSC Teachers of the Year will be selected from these individuals.

  • Building principals will facilitate the selection of the TOY by:
  1. Compiling a list of the nominated teachers
  2. Building personnel will vote on their representative as a finalist for the TOY

· A selection committee made up of CPCSC administrators and certified employees will interview and evaluate the finalists and select an Elementary Teacher of the Year winner and a Secondary Teacher of the Year winner.

· A selection committee made up of CPCSC administrators and classified employees will review the nominations for the “Employee of the Year” and select finalists. The selection committee will then interview and evaluate the finalists and select a winner for each category.

· A selection committee made up of CPCSC central office administrators will review the nominations for the “Administrator of the Year”.

· All winners will be announced at the School Board meeting in May.

Complete nomination forms online at

or mail to: CPCSC, Teacher, Administrator, and Employee of the Year, 200 E. North Street, Crown Point, IN 46307.

Nomination forms must be received no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2023, to be considered.

Any additional question, please contact:

Diana L. Green

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

219-663-3371 ext. 10223

Counselor Corner


Kindness Week was a success! Thank you to everyone who participated and went above and beyond with being kind! Did you know that Kindness has been shown to increase self-esteem, empathy and compassion, and improve mood? It can also decrease blood pressure and cortisol, a stress hormone, which directly impacts stress levels. Just some more reasons to make a point to be kind!

Have a great weekend,

Ms. Bellamy

Licensed School Counselor | MacArthur Elementary School

District Elementary Counselor Leader

Mark Your Calendar


14th: Student of the Month 8-8:30AM by invitation only

20th: Presidents Day-NO SCHOOL

25th: PTO 80's/90's Prom Fundraiser & Silent Auction @ Lighthouse Restaurant


7th: Distance Learning Day

15th: PTO Meeting @ 4:15 PM MacArthur Library

27th-31st: Spring Break-NO SCHOOL

Be the Torch Heart Hero Image

Hello MacArthur Families,

We are getting ready to take a road trip with the Kids Heart Challenge Heart Heroes

and welcome you to jump on board for our annual partnership with the American Heart Association!

As a Kids Heart Challenge Heart Hero, your student will meet kids with special hearts

and raise funds for the health of all hearts. They’ll also get moving with fun activities,

learn about keeping their hearts and brains healthy and feel great for helping others.

Not only will you be helping fight heart disease and stroke but participants can earn

fun thank-you gifts AND earn PE and recess equipment for our school!

Please help your child take the challenge to either Move More or Be Kind. Log into: to help them

set up their page and send emails to family and friends!

Frankie will lead you through:

· Finn’s Mission to learn Hands-Only CPR and Signs of a Stroke

· Family “Move More” challenges

· Virtual reality field trips

Please make all checks payable to the American Heart Association. Remember that

checks can be scanned on the Kids Heart Challenge app!

Envelopes Due:

February 24, 2023

Thank you for your support of this important program!

Mr. Wise

Best Buddies Information

STORE OPEN: 01/31/2023 to 02/19/2023 - This online store has been developed by Legacy Team Sports


MacArthur Best Buddies will be hosting our annual online fundraiser to support the upcoming Best Buddies Friendship Walk and other special education programs and classrooms within our building. With your order, you are helping to support these incredible programs and opportunities for our students at MacArthur Elementary.

Order yours today at:

**shirt is red with white print**




All City Fifth Grade Honor Choir

Fifth graders!!!! Find your voice in All-City Fifth Grade Honor Choir!

Just before Winter Break, your school was visited by the Bulldog Choirs! We had so much fun performing for you. Now, students from each elementary school in Crown Point have the chance to join together to make new friends, learn cool music, and HAVE FUN!

Any fifth grade student is welcome to fill out the interest form here for this fantastic program! Acceptance letters will be sent out in mid-February.


PTO News

PTO Prom Flyer

Awesome 80's/90's Prom Fundraiser

Join us for dinner, dancing and a silent auction as we raise funds for the MacArthur Elementary School PTO. This fun-filled evening will be set to an 80's/90's prom theme, so dress your best and get ready for a "totally awesome" evening! 80's/90's attire encouraged but optional. Come with your friends, your spouse, girls night, guys night, come solo, whatever! Just a nice night to help support your local PTO and have a kid-free evening! Price includes meal, dessert, DJ, silent auction! Tickets are non-refundable.

Time & Location:

Feb 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM CST

Lighthouse Restaurant, 7501 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303, USA

Birth to School Flyer
Apples for the Students Flyer

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.