MacArthur Elementary School

January 20, 2023

Principal News

A Message from Miss Buchko

Dear MacArthur Families,

As you know, our school kicked off our One Book One School reading program. For those who might not know, the book we chose this year is, The Dragon Thief. Every morning a trivia question is announced on the intercom and each class tries to be the first to respond with the correct answer. You would not believe how excited the students were during that announcement. As an educator and avid reader, I can't tell you how it warms my heart to see kids excited about reading. Thank you to all of our families who are reading the book as a family and helping foster a love of reading. I fondly remember my mom reading books to my brothers and I when we were younger.

Next week, we kick off Kindness Week and many activities have been planned for this. Today's LEAD Team was focused on kindness. As adults, it is our job to help model kindness for our children.

Have a great weekend,

Marian Buchko

Wonderful Winter Writing in First Grade

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4th Grade's One Word Goals for the New Year

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Counselor Corner


Next week is Kindness Week! This is an entire week devoted to remembering that one kind deed can make such a huge impact! Your child should have come home with a purple “Kindness Week” flyer. I encourage everyone to try and participate and spread kindness throughout our whole school and community! We will be doing the “Great Kindness Challenge” which is a global initiative that encourages and promotes kindness. More than 36,000 school’s participated last year! Your child will receive a kindness checklist on Monday, and they are encouraged to complete as many kind deeds as they want/can. As a school, we have a goal of reaching 2,000 kind deeds throughout next week!

Have a great weekend,

Ms. Bellamy

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Kindergarten Letter Shirt Kids

Mrs. Howell

Bailey M.

Mrs. Hummel

Vincenzo K.

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Mark Your Calendar


22nd-27th: KINDNESS Week


1st: Distance Learning Day

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

PTO News

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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

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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.