MacArthur Elementary School
February 17, 2023
Crown Point Community School Corporation is thrilled to welcome the future class of 2036! If your child will be five years old before August 1, 2023, and you live in the district boundaries, we invite you to enroll for kindergarten March 14-24.
More information is available on our website at www.cps.k12.in.us/kindergarten.
A Message from Miss Buchko
Dear MacArthur Families,
I am so excited to share that we have for the first time ever a Chess Club here at MacArthur for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. What is so exciting about this club is that it was totally initiated by a few students who had an interest in Chess. These students approached me and asked if they could have a Chess Club. I told them they could if they could find a sponsor. A special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. MacPherson and Mr. DeYoung for agreeing to be the sponsors of our newly formed Chess Club. We have 35 students in the club and it is so exciting to see their passion for Chess.
Have a Great Weekend.
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:
- Compiling a list of the nominated teachers
- 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 www.cps.k12.in.us/teacheroftheyear
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 email@example.com
Mark Your Calendar
20th: Presidents Day-NO SCHOOL
22th: Bus Driver Appreciation Day
24th: LEAD Day
25th: PTO 80's/90's Prom Fundraiser & Silent Auction @ Lighthouse Restaurant
6th: IREAD-3 Testing Begins
7th: Distance Learning Day
9th: Spring Picture Day
14th: Student of the Month (by invitation only)
15th: PTO Meeting @ 4:15 PM MacArthur Library
18th: Fun Fair @ The Lake County Fairgrounds
27th-31st: Spring Break-NO SCHOOL
Did you know that students should miss no more than 9 days of school each year to stay on track, successful, and engaged? What can you do as a parent to limit the number of absences for your child?
- Help your child maintain daily routines, even on the weekends
- Try not to schedule dental or medical appointments during the school day
- Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick
- Check your student’s attendance regularly to ensure absences are not piling up
Having good attendance is not just absences, tardies can impact your child’s education greatly too! Please look at the image and see how tardies and absences, even in elementary school, can have long term impacts on your child’s education and future.
Have a great weekend,
Licensed School Counselor | MacArthur Elementary School
District Elementary Counselor Leader
Kindergarten Letter Shirts
Congratulation to the following Students!
Having Fun at Latch Key Childcare Program
Congratulations to Jackson Tritschler's hockey team they are Indiana State Champs!
Birth to School Kindergarten Readiness Program
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:
http://www2.heart.org/goto/MacArthurElementarySchoolCedarLakeIN 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!
February 24, 2023
Thank you for your support of this important program!
STORE OPEN: 01/31/2023 to 02/19/2023 - This online store has been developed by Legacy Team Sports
Welcome to the MACARTHUR BEST BUDDIES 2023 ONLINE FUNDRAISER store.
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 ORDERS WILL BE COMPLETED AND FULFILLED WITHIN 3 WEEKS OF THE STORE CLOSE DATE.
*SIZES XXL AND UP ARE SUBJECT TO HIGHER PRICING.
IF ITEMS ARE ON BACKORDER YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED.
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
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.