May 2018 Meeting Update!

We’ll let you know when minutes are available from the 5/10  meeting!

Highlights include:

  • Fun Run went really well – and we collected nearly 100% of pledges (which is actually pretty uncommon – most schools only collect a smaller percentage of what’s pledged!)
  • Document cameras for all classrooms arrived and are in house! Teachers can choose to open now, or get them out at start of next year so they stay safely tucked away during summer break!
  • Volunteers are needed to help with coordination for a few of next year’s events! If you’re interested in getting involved the current chairs have all worked to get a grid together with lots of details on what opportunities exist and what is needed for each of them. If you think you’re interested and want to learn more, reach out to [email protected]
  • The list of events/initiatives and annual budget were both reviewed in detail (Budget Line Item definitions)



2018-2019 School Supply List

Here are the school supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year.

2018-2019 K-2 School Supplies

2018-2019 3-5 School Supplies

School Supplies can also be purchase by using School Pak.

School-Pak takes teachers’ specific lists and offers pre-packaged, customized school
supplies for busy parents. No more waiting in lines and fighting at the store.

What Parents Can Expect:
• Parents get the exact school supplies asked for on the teachers’ lists
• Brand name supplies (Crayola, Elmers) that families are familiar with.
• School-Pak’s laminated folders are the best you can get (available in 8 colors with 8
matching color notebooks).
• School-Pak’s same high quality laminated folders also available with fasteners or 3 hole
punched for binders.
• Pencils come pre-sharpened, glue is packaged in a zip-lock bag to prevent any messy
• School-Paks are available with or without reusable items (calculators, etc) – coordinator
can design.
• Online Ordering with MasterCard/Visa/Discover/American Express/Paypal
• Complimentary ParentPak in each School-Pak that includes:
• Notes from Home Pad so parents can send notes to the teacher
• Money from Home Envelopes to help parents send those important notes and money
to school
• 30 personalized labels for each student to keep them organized and prepared for school
• 80 personalized labels for each student for their markers, pencils, crayons, etc


2018-2019 Details Flyer – Click here!
  • Order here by June 8th for DISCOUNTED PRICE and FREE SCHOOL DELIVERY!



Fun Run Challenge #5

Tuesday, Team Day 5 – Jet Stream Copter Drawing

Parents, Students have all been amazing at getting pledges to help their school! To keep the fun and excitement going, today we are announcing the Jet Stream Copter Challenge. This challenge for your student to get a pledge for $1/lap. Any student who gets a pledge TONIGHT for $1/lap will enter a drawing to win the Jet Stream Copter! Anyone who does so TONIGHT — and tonight alone — will qualify. We will announce the winner tomorrow!


Fun Run Challenge #4

Monday, Team Day 4 – PJs for a Pledge!

Parents, the fun run is right around the corner and we are getting so close to our goal! Tonight we have a really cool challenge for your student! Any student, who gets any pledge tonight, will earn a PJ day tomorrow! Get a pledge and wear your PJ’s to school tomorrow!!


Fun Run Challenge #3

Friday, Team Day 3 – Weekend Challenge

We have a very special challenge today. It’s called… The Weekend Challenge. For the “Weekend Challenge,” any student who gets pledges for a total of $2 per lap or $60 flat donation in NEW pledges over the weekend will receive a Bonus Prize – the Javelin Challenge Kit – on Tuesday. This is your chance to earn bonus prize in addition to your normal prizes! Remember to put all those pledges on! Have fun today!


Fun Run Challenge # 2

Thursday, Team Day 2 – Swag Bag Challenge!

Parents: The students, are doing a great job helping our school! We have an awesome
nightly challenge for you today! It is the “Swag Bag Challenge!” The Swag Bag is full of
fun fitness prizes you can wear and play with outside! And remember, If you register
you student at AND they get a pledge online, they will get a FREE gift, the
first prize, AND your team could win the Swag Bag Challenge! Every student in the
classroom with the most new pledges between 8:00 am today and Friday morning at
8:00am will earn a Swag Bag. Let’s have some fun today and keep your eyes peeled
for more nightly challenges!


Fun Run Challenge #1

Wednesday, Team Day 1 – Student Star Video

If you logged on last night to, then today you earned the My Fit Band… but if
you forgot, make sure to log on to tonight to earn your FREE prize.

And guess what? Tonight we have a very special challenge. Do you want to be a star in your
own movie? You can do it tonight! We want to see how many students create their
Student Star Video on! Log on with your parents and upload a photo, and it
will create your own movie where YOU are the STAR! Then share it with friends and
family to ask for your first pledge.


Fun Run – Register Now!

Parents, family, and friends, get ready for the best fundraiser yet through this year’s MacArthur Fun Run and Castle Quest!

Students will complete 30-35 laps (35 laps max) around the Fun Run track next Thursday (May 3), while helping raise funds for our school. Please support us by asking friends and family to pledge your child. Once you register your student on, there is even a tool to make your student the star of their very own video! Simply upload a picture to get started. It’s an awesome way to ask for a pledge! Look for your student’s pledge crown coming home very soon!


In addition to the Fun Run, our students will be learning about this year’s character theme…CASTLE QUEST! It’s an English castle theme all about being brave and living with character. On their quest to regain Bravemore Castle, students will learn the “SIX VIRTUES of a TRUE HERO” from a cast of colorful characters. For more on Castle Quest, check out this short and epic trailer!


We also could still use a couple of volunteersMay 1st and 2nd to help distribute prizes in the days leading up to the fun run, and on May 3rd to help hand out water and count laps during the run. Come cheer on your kiddos and their classmates!  Click here to sign up!!



Chipotle Fundraiser, and SchoolPak update

Chipotle Fundraiser is tomorrow, April 17!!


2018-2019 SchoolPak Details Flyer – Click here!
  • Order here by June 8th for DISCOUNTED PRICE and FREE SCHOOL DELIVERY!

April 2018 Meeting Update!

Minutes from 4/12 meeting are posted!

Highlights include:

  • Mr Williams has agreed to be duck-taped to the wall (check the minutes for fine print)
  • Yearbook could use more pictures from 4th grade, or any field trip photos
  • Chipotle fundraiser is 4/17
  • Computer mice, guitars and document cameras are all ordered/en route
  • Voting for annual budget will happen at the May meeting (Budget Line Item definitions)

The meeting also included conversation about PTA engagement survey results and lots more, so if you have 3-5 spare minutes take a peek at all of the notes!


Welcome to MacArthur PTA

Are you interested in:

Participating in your Child’s Education
Gaining Knowledge about MacArthur
Working on Projects that Benefit Students
Having Fun!

Meetings the 2nd Thursday of every month in the MacArthur Library