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Spanish Speech Contest/Concurso Annual de Oratoria

MacArthur School is hosting a Spanish Language Speech Contest from 8:30 a.m. to noon on May 3, 2018, for students in third through eighth grade. Application, speech drafts written by applicant himself/herself, and video recordings no more than 3 minutes (one video recording per participant) must arrive at MacArthur School by April 3. The maximum length for speech drafts is 2 pages. The finalists will be notified via mail by April 26. Please contact Ms. Lucrecia Temoczuk at or (847) 357-6666 with any questions. If your child is interested in participating, please complete the Spanish Speech Contest Application.  If you are unable to print the electronic form, paper forms can be picked up in your school office.

La escuela MacArthur será anfitrión este año del Concurso Anual de Oratoria el 3 de mayo 2018 de 8:30 AM a 12:00 PM. Los estudiantes de 3er a 8vo grado pueden participar.  Forma de inscripción, borrador del discurso escrito por el concursante, y una grabación de video de no más de 3 minutos (un video por participante) debe llegar a MacArthur School para el 3 de abril. El discurso debe ser de dos páginas. Los finalistas serán notificados por correo para el 26 de Abril. Por favor contacte a Lucrecia Temoczuk al o al siguiente numero (847) 357-6666 con preguntas. Si su hijo está interesado en participar, por favor complete el Formulario de Participación. Si no puede imprimir el formulario electrónico, hay copias disponibles en la oficina de su escuela.


5th and 6th Grade Battle of the Books 2018

Here is the 5th and 6th Grade Battle of the Books 2018 list. We begin battling in April.

Awkward By: Svetlana Chmakova

Book Scavenger (Book Scavenger, Book 1) By: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Furthermore By: Tahereh Mafi

Fuzzy Mud By: Louis Sachar

House Arrest By: K. A Holt

The Attacks of September 11, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6) By: Lauren Tarshis

Last in a Long Line of Rebels By: Lisa Lewis Tyre

Like Magic By: Elaine Vickers

The Mighty Odds (Odds Series, Book 1)   By: Amy Ignatow

Nine, Ten : A September 11 Story By: Nora Raleigh Baskin

OCDaniel By: Wesley King

Powerless (Supers of Noble’s Green, Book 1) By: Matthew Cody

The Girl Who Drank the Moon By: Kelly Regan Barnhill

Ugly: A Memoir By: Robert Hoge

When the Sea Turned to Silver By: Grace Lin

Wonder By: R. J. Palacio

3rd and 4th Grade Battle of the Books 2018

Here is the 3rd and 4th Grade Battle of the Books 2018 list. We begin battling in April.

A Furry Fiasco (Animal Inn, Book 1) By: Paul DuBois Jacobs

Crash! (Kid From Planet Z, Book 1) By: Nancy E. Krulik

Don’t Swap Your Sweater for a Dog (Roscoe Riley Rules, Book 3)  By: Katherine Applegate

The Real True Friend (Dory Fantasmagory, Book 2) By: Abby Hanlon

Escape from the Great Earthquake (Ranger In Time, Book 6) By: Kate Messner

Ghost Attack (Monster Itch, Book 1) By: David Lubar

Jack and the Snackstalk (Princess Pink And The Land Of Fake Believe, Book 4 By: Noah Jones

Just Grace and the Snack Attack (The Just Grace Series, Book 5)   By: Charise Mericle Harper

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Tales From Deckawoo Drive, Book 1)    By: Kate DiCamillo

Moo By: Sharon Creech

The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (I Survived, Book 5) By: Lauren Tarshis

The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 (Classroom 13, Book 1) By: Honest Lee

1st and 2nd Grade Battle of the Books 2018

Here is the 1st and 2nd grade Battle of the Books list for 2018. We begin battling in April.

After the Fall : How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again  By: Dan Santat

Bizzy Mizz Lizzie By: David Shannon

Humphrey’s Playful Puppy Problem (Humphrey’s Tiny Tales, Book 2) By: Betty Birney

Maya’s Blanket = La manta de Maya By: Monica Brown

Maybe Something Beautiful By: F. Isabel Campoy

Narwhal : Unicorn of the Sea By: Ben Clanton

Piper Green and the Fairy Tree (Piper Green And The Fairy Tree, Book 1) By: Ellen Potter

Someday, Narwhal By: Lisa Mantchev

The Infamous Ratsos (Infamous Ratsos, Book 1)  By: Kara LaReau

The Miniature World of Marvin and James By: Elise Broach

Join PTA MemberHub

Enders-Salk PTA is piloting a new web-based communications tool called MemberHub.  This new system will enable us to increase communication and provide the best resources and tools for our families and volunteers.  We will still have blurbs of information posted on the school website but are going to start using MemberHub to post our full newsletter.  If things go well we hope to use it for more things in the future such as calendar organization with automated event reminders, volunteer sign ups, and receiving online payments for membership dues and other items.

 Follow the link below to the site joins page.  The sign in key is:  1ei5lz
Once signed in your landing page will be your dashboard. You can join hubs (e.g. the Newsletter Hub) using the tabs to the left and top of the screen.

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Kindergarten Registration

District 54 will hold kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Registration will take place from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at all elementary schools. Parents should go to their neighborhood school to register their child, even if they are applying to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. (Lincoln Prairie is not a neighborhood school). If your child is currently enrolled at the District 54 Early Learning Center and will be going to kindergarten next year you do not need to register your child at this time. District 54 offers a free full-day kindergarten program at all of our elementary schools, although options are available for students to attend a half-day program.

A child whose fifth birthday falls on or before Sept. 1, 2018 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten in 2018. District 54 follows the Illinois regulations and doesn’t admit students whose birth date is after Sept. 1.

Open Enrollment/Dual Language Visitation Dates

Click here for open enrollment information.

The Enders-Salk Dual visitation dates are:

Monday, February 5th from 1:30-2:30pm

Monday, February 12th from 9:00-10:00am

Monday, February 26th from 9:00-10:00am

PTA January Newsletter

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Click here for Spanish PTA January Newsletter

Online Report Cards and Parent Portal Updates

District 54 launched an online report card at the end of last school year.  Everyone who has a parent portal account is able to view their children’s report cards online today. All parents and guardians who had not previously created a portal account but supplied District 54 with an email address received an email during the first week of October with a direct link to sign up for the portal. If you did not receive an email but would like to create a portal account, please contact our office.

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