MacArthur Elementary School

May 22, 2020

Lost & Found

We have several coats, jackets, hats and gloves in our lost & found. If your child is missing an item please Click here to email our School Nurse, Mrs. Kvachkoff


In the email please give a description of the item and we will look through the items and contact you by replying to your email.

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

Notes from the Principal

Dear MacArthur Families,


This newsletter comes bitter sweet, because Mrs. Isailovich is retiring from MacArthur School after being our art teacher for 36 years. Agnes has had the privilege to have taught and inspire so many students. One of her fondest memories she shared is that she has really enjoyed teaching former students children over the past few years. Mrs. Isailovich will be greatly missed by our entire team, but we wish her many years of good health and happiness as she moves into this new phase of life, retirement. Below is a message from Mrs. Isailovich.


Congratulations Mrs. Agnes Isailovich!



To my wonderful MacArthur family

Dear School Family,


For 36 years you have been my source of inspiration, motivation and happiness. Working with you all has been the fulfillment of a life goal since I was 12. To be an art teacher. To share my love of creating art with students for many years. My goal, my dream has been fulfilled. I say good bye to you now and I wish for you all endless love, happiness, and the ability to create art throughout your whole life. As for me I will be hiking in the national park, kayaking in rivers, biking the porter county trails, creating art every day, being with my family and finally, remembering my years with my MacArthur school family.


Hugs and good bye, Mrs. I


Marian Buchko

Contact Information:

Phone: 219-662-3600 ext. 16001

Email: mlbuchko@cps.k12.in.us

Pick Up of Student Materials and Drop Off of School Materials Information

Below are two flyers explaining MacArthur’s game plan for parents to drop off school materials and pick up student materials.


We are asking that parents please place a sign in the car window with your children’s last name(s) & the teacher name to help our team retrieve the correct materials to expedite the process.


We are also asking that all parents please place all the items you are returning for your student(s) into a bag with your student(s) name on the bag.


This will be drive thru style so we ask that you please stay in your car.


On Tuesday, May 26th: Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade will be picking up Items at the following times.

Kindergarten 2:00

1st Grade 3:30

2nd Grade 5:30


On Wednesday, May 27th: 3rd, 4th and 5th grade will be picking up Items at the following times.

3rd Grade 2:00

4th Grade 3:30

5th Grade 5:30 (see separate 5th grade directions below)




What needs to be dropped off?

Library books

Hot Spot (if given one)

Text books

Chrome Book and charger (only if moving)

Any materials belonging to the teacher



What needs to be picked up?

Yearbooks

Spring Pictures

Classroom materials left behind

Medication


Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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 yothment@cps.k12.in.us or kwass@cps.k12.in.us.

News from Our School Counselor

Parents,


As our distance learning comes to an end, the summer is just around the corner! I want to leave you with some important grounding tools which can keep your summer months FULL of joy and happiness. If you practice them regularly and when needed, they can help keep us calm, cool, and joyful ALL summer long. My favorite is using the sense of sight--I find 5 things of a certain color (such as blue) in the room. Then, I find 4 things of a different color (such as red). Then, 3 things of a different color (such a purple) and so on until I get down to only finding 1 item. *Repeat as needed* Using our senses helps distract our minds from what is upsetting, at the time. When we come back to the problem, it is with a new set of eyes and a sense of calm. Grounding exercises help boost our ability to keep things in perspective--by keeping "tiny" problems "tiny" and not turning them into "huge" problems. There are many different types of grounding exercises, this is just one example! To see another example, view the image next to this.

These little things can make a big difference, and help us to get back to enjoying our summer days MUCH sooner!


Alicia Bellamy M.S. Ed, LPSC

School Counselor

abellamy@cps.k12.in.us

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.

CPCSC Support Form

Click here for help with RDS Log-in problems or when clicking on the Buzz Button inside RDS complete the CPCSC Support Form.

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. jkvachkoff@cps.k12.in.us

Happy Birthday!

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

Ethan J. - Mrs. Dembowski

Robert P. - Miss Bryner

Dean B. - Mrs. Wenglarz

Gracyn C. - Mrs. Hochstetler

Brandon C. - Mrs. Dembowski

Harrison F. - Miss Curtis

Jayden L. - Mrs. Zarndt

Brookelynn R. - Mrs. Newsome

Aiden T. - Mrs. MacPherson

Bailey H. - Mrs. Howell

Maple S. - Mrs. Larson

Levi K. - Mrs. McClelland

Michael L. Mrs. Donaldson

Connor W. - Mrs. Colvin

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: pmaloney@cps.k12.in.us


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 pmaloney@cps.k12.in.us


If you have any questions, please email Pam Maloney at
pmaloney@cps.k12.in.us or call 219 662 6480 ext. 20050

Cedar Lake Boys & Girls Club

Hello,


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 https://www.bgcgreaternwi.org/club-connect/


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)

bgcgreaternwi.org

Buddy Bag Families

We would like to let you know where you can pick up Buddy Bags. Please remember to bring your punch card!


Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm at The First United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St, also there Saturday mornings from 10 til noon.


Thursday from 10 til noon we are at MacArthur and Timothy Ball.


Thursday Afternoons we are at The Boys & Girls Club from 2:30 til 4:30.

"Audible" Free Child Book Access

Audible Stories: Free Audiobooks for kids.

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