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Douglas MacArthur Elementary School PTA

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Operating as usual

Did your kid find their twin? (Or triplet?)
10/28/2022

Did your kid find their twin? (Or triplet?)

10/26/2022

Thank you Vice Principal George!

It was great to see everyone for a PTA meeting and a story!
10/26/2022

It was great to see everyone for a PTA meeting and a story!

This is canceled tonight
10/20/2022

This is canceled tonight

Unfortunately we are canceling story time and book fair this evening due to the school power outage.

10/20/2022

All events including the PTA meeting and book reading this afternoon have been canceled at MacArthur!

You can still get into PJs and read at home!

Come help these readers find a book they love! Signup to volunteer in the comments
10/18/2022

Come help these readers find a book they love!

Signup to volunteer in the comments

Do you remember going to the scholastic book fair when you were a kid and getting so excited to shop for a book at schoo...
10/18/2022

Do you remember going to the scholastic book fair when you were a kid and getting so excited to shop for a book at school?

You can help make MacArthur kids just as happy by volunteering this week at the book fair!!

Please take a look and see if you can spare some time to help. There are spots open from right now on Tuesday until Friday!!

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CAEAE2DA1FDC61-book

Excited to see you in your finest PJ's on Thursday 🤩
10/18/2022

Excited to see you in your finest PJ's on Thursday 🤩

Check out the MacArthur’s book fair this week!!Look how excited the kids are to pick out some books to take home!
10/17/2022

Check out the MacArthur’s book fair this week!!

Look how excited the kids are to pick out some books to take home!

MacArthur Families: be sure to read the part about the e-wallet and let us know if you have questions!! Book fair starts...
10/17/2022
It's Book Fair Time!

MacArthur Families: be sure to read the part about the e-wallet and let us know if you have questions!! Book fair starts this week!

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Douglas MacArthur Book Fair Week Starts THIS Week!

For the first time in three years, MacArthur is returning to an in-person, indoor book fair: Tuesday, October 18 through Thursday, October 20. The Scholastic Book Fair is also a PTA fundraiser, as we receive 25% of all sales, which allows the PTA to support literacy at MacArthur by allowing all children to have their own books through All For Books and Reading is Fundamental (RIF).

If you would like for your student to have an eWallet account set up (so that they don't have to worry about bringing money to school), please visit https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=5173983. You will need to sign up for a Scholastic account to use this feature.

Family Shopping (in person)
We will have two after school opportunities at the Taney Avenue location for families to shop with their students. The Fair will be open for students from 8:30AM to 2:30PM Tuesday through Thursday during their regularly assigned Library Encore time. Then, families will have the following available date/times to shop together after school:
Tuesday 2:30 to 6:30pm
Thursday 2:30 to 8:00pm (PTA meeting is in person this evening)
Virtual Shopping (online fair)
Starting October 17, families can also shop at our virtual fair. You can have access to a wide selection of books beyond what is physically at our fair. This allows grandparents and other family and friends to also buy books for our students, and we receive the same amount of funds as we would in person. If you want to shop from the convenience of your house, please visit https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/douglasmacarthurelemsch1

Visit our school's homepage to get the latest Book Fair news, shop our Online Fair, and more!

Photos from Alexandria PTAC's post
10/08/2022

Photos from Alexandria PTAC's post

We still need volunteers to help our MacArthur Stars celebrate Walk to School Day at our Taney Avenue location next Wedn...
10/06/2022
Walk to School Day 10/12/22

We still need volunteers to help our MacArthur Stars celebrate Walk to School Day at our Taney Avenue location next Wednesday, October 12! Please sign up to lead the event, decorate the front of the school and cheer on the students as they enter/exit the building. All volunteers must be registered with ACPS.

Help the MacArthur Stars celebrate Walk to School Day and help raise awareness for making walking and biking to school a safe and convenient activity! Because we are currently attending school in our "swing space" the MacArthur Stars will celebrate this event by walking through our Taney Avenue Comm...

This is a great way to volunteer and help out the school! —Douglas Macarthur PTA Book Fair, October 14, 18-21Please clic...
10/05/2022
Book Fair

This is a great way to volunteer and help out the school!



Douglas Macarthur PTA Book Fair, October 14, 18-21

Please click this link, Book Fair - Sign Up Genius to volunteer:
https://dmacpta.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0b1e0ac6b2427c7618d3c3e07&id=030d31c93e&e=9ee92a17cd

Join the Douglas MacArthur PTA for our “Fall into A Great Book” Book Fair! This is one of our students' favorite events! We need volunteers to help set up, run the cash register, assist children in the selection of books and take down the book fair. We are also looking for "fall themed" decorations to use at the event. If you have any questions or decorations, please let Christine Coussens ([email protected]) or Dennis Chung ([email protected]) know.

Join the Douglas MacArthur PTA for our “Fall into A Great Book” Book Fair! This is one of our students' favorite events! We need volunteers to help set up, run the cash register, assist children in the selection of books and take down the book fair. We are also looking for "fall themed" decorati...

Happy belated National Custodian Day!
10/03/2022

Happy belated National Custodian Day!

October 2nd -
It's never too late to show our gratitude! Thank you for your hard work in keeping our school and workplaces clean, safe and in tip-top shape!

4th grade swimming!
09/30/2022

4th grade swimming!

💦Splish SPLASH💦
Our 4th Grade STARS learning the critical elements of water safety and basic swimming.

Tomorrow is wear a jersey day!!Don’t forget to pick out a shirt for your kid to wear for the last day of Spirit week!
09/30/2022

Tomorrow is wear a jersey day!!

Don’t forget to pick out a shirt for your kid to wear for the last day of Spirit week!

Check out these crazy socks!Tomorrow is color day!
09/29/2022

Check out these crazy socks!

Tomorrow is color day!

Don’t forget to pick out your colorful outfit tomorrow!
09/29/2022

Don’t forget to pick out your colorful outfit tomorrow!

09/24/2022

Douglas Macarthur Elementary School PTA -

We ask you to consider weighing in on an important safety issue impacting our school. Please consider acting by September 26.

The City has received a request from the Clover College Park Civic Association to install a four-way stop at the intersection on Janney’s Lane and West Taylor Run Parkway. This is along several students' walk/bike routes. This project will go to public hearing at the Traffic and Parking Board meeting on September 26. If you have comments, please email [email protected].

Agan, we invite you to share your thoughts directly to Alexandria City on this matter. Thank you!

Join the PTA team and Principal Hairston for our first meeting of the year on Thursday, Sept 22 at 6pm! 🤩
09/22/2022

Join the PTA team and Principal Hairston for our first meeting of the year on Thursday, Sept 22 at 6pm! 🤩

A fun opportunity to get kids together (and outdoors!) - and perfect for players at all skill levels. Contact MacArthur ...
09/15/2022

A fun opportunity to get kids together (and outdoors!) - and perfect for players at all skill levels. Contact MacArthur parent, Sarah Pray, for more info.

Douglas MacArthur Stars join us NOW at Angel Park for our back-to-school picnic! Pack a picnic or purchase Kona Ice or R...
08/28/2022

Douglas MacArthur Stars join us NOW at Angel Park for our back-to-school picnic! Pack a picnic or purchase Kona Ice or Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company when you get here! Join us for games, swap your spirit wear or books and hang out with your new classmates! (We’re here until 7pm!)

08/26/2022
Order Online | Rocklands BBQ - Food Truck

Picnic attendees — it’s last call for Rockland’s Pre-order! Get your order in by noon today- Friday- and it will be ready at the selected time on Sunday (between 4-7 pm)!

Not ready to plan Sunday’s dinner, not to worry, ordering on-site will also a be available and you can also pack a picnic!

https://rocklands-bbq.square.site/s/order?location=11eb244933d3099e8d7154ab3a322722

We can’t wait to see you! Hope everyone had a great first week back!

Wondering which of your classmates will be at the picnic this weekend? RSVP here (we're also looking for some parent vol...
08/24/2022
Douglas MacArthur PTA: MacArthur Family Picnic

Wondering which of your classmates will be at the picnic this weekend? RSVP here (we're also looking for some parent volunteers)!

May 15, 2022 at Angel Park -- join us for some MacArthur spirit, games, and family fun! Suggested times: Grades K-2 Families: 4:00-5:30PM Grades 3-5 Families: 5:30- 7:00PM Pack a picnic or purchase/pre-order from the Rocklands (https://rocklands-bbq.square.site/ ) OR Big Cheese (kyoo.tech/BigCheese)...

Please join us August 28th to celebrate the new school year! Bring your gently used books and spirit wear you’ve outgrow...
08/19/2022

Please join us August 28th to celebrate the new school year!

Bring your gently used books and spirit wear you’ve outgrown to pass along! And go ahead and pre-order your dinner now or pack a picnic.

https://rocklands-bbq.square.site/
(Recommend not using google chrome!) select Douglas MacArthur.

Questions - email Jamie @ [email protected]

08/12/2022

Good morning Douglas Macarthur Elementary School PTA community! As we enter in our LAST (!!!) week of summer break, things are getting moving in anticipation of a great school year. Two items of note:

First: please see Principal Hairston’s email message from yesterday with lots of details about open house, supplies, and other prep. If you didn’t receive it let us know so we can pass along.

Second: we want to ensure a supportive start to the year for all our students, including special needs. If you are part of our special needs community or a friend of the community and want to connect with others please reach out to Liz Doughty [email protected].

Thanks!

08/11/2022

Hi MacArthur families - we wanted to get a quick note out about ParentSquare. This is ACPS’s new communications platform. You should have received sign up instructions last week. We encourage you to sign up so you can stay up to date on alerts from ACPS, MacArthur, and your child’s teachers.

Did you hear the good news!? We are hosting a family picnic on Sunday, August 28, 4 - 7 pm. We hope you will pack a picn...
08/06/2022

Did you hear the good news!? We are hosting a family picnic on Sunday, August 28, 4 - 7 pm. We hope you will pack a picnic dinner or pre-order from Rocklands (not quite open yet!)! Let us know you are coming and/or sign up to help with the event here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4EAAAE2BA0F85-macarthur. Can't wait to see you there!

Hi Douglas Macarthur Elementary School PTA Community - We've put together a short survey to collect your feedback on thi...
07/07/2022
MacArthur PTA: 2022/2023 School Year Planning

Hi Douglas Macarthur Elementary School PTA Community - We've put together a short survey to collect your feedback on things you want the MacArthur PTA to start, stop, or continue doing. This is your chance to help inform plans and priorities for this coming school year.

https://forms.gle/FDcJhSbp8zFVKqmv7

We would be very grateful for your input.

'22/23 Douglas MacArthur PTA Board

Thank you for being a member of the Douglas MacArthur Elementary School PTA this past year. We hope you found the experience rewarding and enriching for yourself, our students, and teachers. We appreciated your grace and patience while we navigated yet another uncertain school year, but in the spiri...

06/29/2022

Today is the first day to register for the after school program run by Alexandria Parks and Rec at Douglas MacArthur for the 2022-23 school year. Sign up on the parks and rec website!

06/09/2022

With the school year winding down, we'd be remiss not to give a major shout-out to Jamie Durham Pfister, our PTA President. Jamie worked tirelessly - while also running a full household and even switching jobs this year - and did more behind the scenes for MacArthur than we could possibly ever list out entirely. If you see this wonder woman, please thank her!

Don’t miss out! Paper orders due to office this week, but you can still order online until 6/30! We worked with all grad...
06/07/2022

Don’t miss out! Paper orders due to office this week, but you can still order online until 6/30! We worked with all grade levels to customize supply lists! www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks

Missing something?! Lost and found it out! Grab it today as you leave field day!
06/06/2022

Missing something?! Lost and found it out! Grab it today as you leave field day!

Thank you to all who have volunteered for the MacArthur Field Day on June 6! We are so excited to bring back one of our ...
05/27/2022
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Thank you to all who have volunteered for the MacArthur Field Day on June 6! We are so excited to bring back one of our favorite events! We still have volunteer opportunities available, so please sign up!

As a friendly reminder, PLEASE complete the ACPS volunteer application forms, if you are not already registered with the city. (This is one of ACPS standard safety protocols). Volunteer application take approximately 5 minutes to complete and may be found here:
English:https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NTc0Nzplbi1VUw==
Espanol:https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NTc0Nzplcy1VUw==

The volunteer process usually takes about 7-10 business days from start to finish.

Apreciamos su interés en ser voluntario en el Programa de Voluntarios del Distrito. Nuestro distrito ofrece una variedad de actividades que usted puede seleccionar al decidir ofrecer su tiempo como voluntario. Simplemente, llene y envíe una solicitud de voluntariado, y al ser aprobada, recibirá i...

05/24/2022

In case you didn’t see the text — the MacArthur buses are departing early, so please get to bus stops early today. Buses will depart at 2:45 pm. Please help your neighbors too and help children get home safely. Thank you.

Calling all Macarthur Kindergartners! Come beat the heat with a popsicle on the playground tbus Sunday.
05/21/2022

Calling all Macarthur Kindergartners! Come beat the heat with a popsicle on the playground tbus Sunday.

In case you are interested!  Hint: You must select the language preference to ultimately get to the google form to cast ...
05/21/2022

In case you are interested! Hint: You must select the language preference to ultimately get to the google form to cast your vote.

Make your voice heard in an exciting milestone in ACPS history! 🗳️ Cast your vote between two logo options by midnight on June 5, 2022, to help inform our new school division logo. Learn more about the logos, the redesign process and how to vote: https://acps.cc/NewLogo

Check it out! Get your spot today!
05/20/2022

Check it out! Get your spot today!

Titan Robotics is excited to announce the return of our in-person summer camps for the summer of 2022!! 😎☀️ Register your child TODAY for the chance to learn a variety of STEM topics and get their first experience of robotics 🦾🤖

Camps start in the last week of July and go through the second week of August! More info and camp registration are located on our website: https://frc5587.org/
For any questions, email us at [email protected] 💙❤️

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Today is the first day to register for the after school program run by Alexandria Parks and Rec at Douglas MacArthur for the 2022-23 school year. Sign up on the parks and rec website!
Know any incoming Kindergartners? Please let their families know about this FB group to connect to other families! We hope to get as many families added to the site so they can connect with other families over the summer and throughout the year!

FB Group for Incoming Kindergarten Families at Douglas MacArthur: https://www.facebook.com/groups/399206858901135/?ref=share_group_link
With the school year winding down, we'd be remiss not to give a major shout-out to Jamie Durham Pfister, our PTA President. Jamie worked tirelessly - while also running a full household and even switching jobs this year - and did more behind the scenes for MacArthur than we could possibly ever list out entirely. If you see this wonder woman, please thank her!
Don’t miss out! Paper orders due to office this week, but you can still order online until 6/30! We worked with all grade levels to customize supply lists! www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks
Missing something?! Lost and found it out! Grab it today as you leave field day!
There are still a few volunteer spots available for tomorrow’s Field Day! Please sign up if you are available!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0E4CAEAE2DA1FDC61-macarthur1
Thank you to all who have volunteered for the MacArthur Field Day on June 6! We are so excited to bring back one of our favorite events! We still have volunteer opportunities available, so please sign up!

As a friendly reminder, PLEASE complete the ACPS volunteer application forms, if you are not already registered with the city. (This is one of ACPS standard safety protocols). Volunteer application take approximately 5 minutes to complete and may be found here:
English:https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NTc0Nzplbi1VUw==
Espanol:https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/NTc0Nzplcy1VUw==

The volunteer process usually takes about 7-10 business days from start to finish.
In case you didn’t see the text — the MacArthur buses are departing early, so please get to bus stops early today. Buses will depart at 2:45 pm. Please help your neighbors too and help children get home safely. Thank you.
Calling all Macarthur Kindergartners! Come beat the heat with a popsicle on the playground tbus Sunday.
In case you are interested! Hint: You must select the language preference to ultimately get to the google form to cast your vote.
Check it out! Get your spot today!
Order 2022-2023 School Supplies TODAY!
As we do every year, the MacArthur PTA is offering school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year. This is an easy way to make sure your student has all the materials they need for next year. The supply bundles have been curated by the MacArthur teachers. Supplies will be delivered to your student's classroom before the first day of school. The preferred method is to order supplies online, and more info can be found on the attached flyers in English and Espanol. Paper orders will also be accepted this year, and are due by June 10. You can order online here:

https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/ with the code MAC083.
The only bright side to canceling today’s picnic, our PTA - among several in the area - was recognized by the Northern Virginia District PTA with a 2022 District Star Award for being an Outstanding PTA Star of the Year! Thank you to all of the PTA board members, community members and volunteers who make it all possible and a big thank you to PTAC President Maureen McNulty for her leadership and support! — Alexandria City Public Schools Alexandria PTAC Douglas MacArthur Elementary School
We are sorry to say that due to the weather forecast this weekend, the MacArthur Picnic on Sunday May 15 will be cancelled.
Thank you Nurse Desmond and Nurse Linke for all that you do!
In case you missed this week's flyer -- or didn't get it yet -- the PTA invites you to a Family Picnic on Sunday, May 15th! We will have games, a spirit booth, and lots of fun! Please RSVP to let us know if you'll be coming!

May 15, 2022, at Angel Park

Grades K-2 Families: 4:00 - 5:30PM
Grades 3-5 Families: 5:30- 7:00PM

Pack a picnic or pre-order/purchase food from the Rocklands (https://rocklands-bbq.square.site/) OR Big Cheese (kyoo.tech/BigCheese). Kona Ice will also be onsite for cold treats!
You can pre-order dinner through May 12, and then it will be available for purchase on-site.

We will also invite you to bring gently used Children's books and MacArthur Spirit Wear to SWAP!
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