MacArthur Elementary School

November 11, 2022

Principal News

Dear MacArthur Families,

We would like to Congratulate our PE Teacher, Mr. Wise, for representing MacArthur School and being honored at the Inspiring Educator Gala on November 19th.

Good Luck to our Spell Bowl Team at the competition on Monday! Students representing Mac this year are Hailey H., Gabby S., Jacob K., Lilley W., Aria B., Jarek C., Charlie B., Bobby B., and Kaylynn S.

A special thank you to all of our past and present veterans for their service and dedication to our country and for their protection of our freedoms. We wish a Happy Veterans Day to all our current and past service members.

Have a Great Weekend.

Marian Buchko

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Mark your calendar!


15th: Student of the Month

18th: Picture Retakes Day

23rd-25th: Thanksgiving Break (No School)


20th: End of 2nd 9 Weeks & 1st Semester

21st- January 4th: Winter Break

picture retake reminder

Counselor Corner


Since today is Veteran’s Day, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about our character trait of the month- Gratitude! Gratitude is “readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Children are egocentric by nature, so we must teach gratitude at a young age.

Here are some easy ways to teach your children gratitude:

  • · Model it- Children pay close attention to what we do and say. Saying “Please” and “Thank you” often around your children will help create that habit for them.
  • · Have kids help- Giving your child a chore, and letting them complete it 100% on their own will help them gain perspective as to what people do for them.
  • · Thank you notes- Insisting that your child write their own thank you note when giving a gift will help them gain perspective.

Thank you to all those who serve and have served our country.

Have a great weekend,

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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Mac Orchestra Students

Lost and Found

We have a large number of sweatshirts, jackets, and coats in the Lost and Found. If your child is missing something please have them ask the nurse. On November 22nd we will be donating any items that have not been claimed.

2022 MacArthur Food Drive

Sponsored by MacArthur Student Council

Please join us November 1st - 18th in collecting for our food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

Items needed include non-perishable food and canned goods, including:

  • Cereal and oatmeal
  • Pasta and rice
  • Canned tuna and canned meat
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned beans and soups
  • Canned fruit and vegetables

Donations can be brought to your student’s teacher starting Tuesday November 1st through Friday November 18th.

The classroom that collects the most items will receive ice cream courtesy of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana!

Thank you for helping us have an impact on families this time of year!

MacArthur Student Council

For questions, please contact the Student Council Sponsors:

Mandy Wenglarz Sarah Larson

Scholastic Book Fair


Scholastic will give back 25% in rewards to our school when you shop online from Oct 31 – Nov 13. Click here to shop the book fair!

Thank you to all of the great volunteers! We couldn't do it without you!

Mac Science Club

We made clay boats and added Pennies as we learned about buoyancy.

Tall Straw structures, strong bases, & center of gravity.

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.