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Scholastic Book Fair
Thank you to everyone who purchased books from our first ever virtual book fair! We hope you enjoyed reading all your new books. Did you miss your chance to order books this time? Don't worry! There's another book fair coming in the spring.
On Friday, December 11th, drive by school between 3 and 6:30pm to receive some holiday cheer from the PTA! Each student will receive an individually wrapped treat.
You must remain in your vehicle to participate in this jolly holiday activity. Covid-19 guidelines will be in place.
Did you know the box tops program is digital now? That means no more clipping! Simply download the app and scan your receipts. It’s that easy!
Don't forget to use Amazon Smile for all of your holiday shopping needs! Every time you shop, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our school.
A Message from the PTA President
Hope this message finds you well and that you have gotten the hang of virtual learning. I would like to congratulate our MacArthur students and families for all their hard work, patience, perseverance and continued dedication to their education. I know this school year has brought challenges we never could have imagined: frustration, fears, anxiety and tears …. I know I’ve cried a few times! On a positive note, I do like that life has slowed down and reminded us how important family and friends are.
PTA is continuing to provide support to our students and teachers. PTA is happy to announce the return of FIBO art classes in the spring and excited to provide our school with a new program: MYSTERY Science. These programs will be offered virtually with our teachers. PTA has rolled out a new program this year called Student Encouragements. We want our students to be reminded that PTA is here for them, ready to support them during this time of distance learning. Our Halloween Drive-Thru was one of the encouragements and we had a great time. Half of the student body participated! I loved seeing our Eagles and we hope you did, too. We will offer a Holiday Drive-Thru student encouragement on December 11th from 3 to 6:30pm. Please join us!
Thank you to Meghan Brearley for coordinating our first virtual Scholastic book fair, Stephanie Saldana for decorating our school and for coordinating spirit days for Red Ribbon Week, and Nicole Vuletich for chairing the Reflections art contest. Thank you to all the artists who participated in the contest! I would also like to thank Maria Avalos, Rachel Del Pozo, and Jennifer Beaton for an awesome Halloween Drive-Thru.
Please join us on November 17th at 6:30pm for our next association meeting. We will be electing the nominating committee who will begin the search for members of the 2021-2022 executive board. If you are interested in serving on the board next year, please fill out the nomination form in this newsletter and submit to the school office by December 18, 2020. We would love new members; PTA is a great way to be involved in our school.
I can’t believe the holiday season is already here! I hope you have some great creative plans to spend time with your loved ones. I’d love for our MacArthur families to share their ideas. You can post them on our Facebook page. I’m looking forward to fall weather, Christmas lights, and making new traditions and memories during this very different year. I’d like to be the first to wish you all the happiest of holidays. I wish you good health, cheer, and peace.
PTA President, 2020-2021
Reflections Art Program
We’d like to recognize and congratulate the following students for participating in PTA’s Reflections Art Contest! These students did a great job conveying their interpretation of the theme “I Matter Because…”. Stay tuned for an announcement of the awards ceremony where we will recognize each student and their work of art.
Valentina M. - Grade 5 - Literature
Tracy B. - Grade 5 - Visual Arts
Ruby B. - Grade 4 - Visual Arts
Dawn G. - Grade 3 - Literature
Jackson V. - Grade 3 - Visual Arts
See's Candy Fundraiser
Looking for easy, yummy holiday gifts for your loved ones? Order See’s Candy and help support MacArthur PTA at the same time! Click on the link below between November 6th and December 4th to order from the MacArthur Elementary School Storefront. PTA will receive a portion of the profits.
7pm: 5th Grade Committee Meeting
6:30pm: PTA Association Meeting via Zoom
3-6:30pm: Holiday Drive-Thru
6011 Centraila St.
Lakewood, CA 90713