Douglas Macarthur Elementary School PTA

Douglas Macarthur Elementary School PTA A page run by the PTA for parents, staff, and friends of Douglas MacArthur Elementary School. Please sign up to receive our MacArthur PTA Weekly Newsletter to stay informed of PTA news and events.

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Operating as usual

Have you signed up?! We can’t wait to bring our annual scholastic book fair back!!
10/07/2021
MacArthur Book Fair

Have you signed up?! We can’t wait to bring our annual scholastic book fair back!!

We are excited to be able to offer our MacArthur Book Fair in Person. This event will take place outside. Please dress accordingly. We will also need to set up and tear down each day, so individuals will have to help with this task. Please note that all volunteers need to be vaccinated and masked at...

As part of the National PTA arts Reflections Competition, Alexandria PTAC is sponsoring a free choreography lab with Loc...
10/05/2021
Reflections Choreography Lab (Grades K-5) | Local Motion Project

As part of the National PTA arts Reflections Competition, Alexandria PTAC is sponsoring a free choreography lab with Local Motion Project at Fort Ward Amphitheater this Wednesday, October 6:
4:30-5:30pm (Grades K-5)
5:30-6:30pm (Grades 6-12)

Registration required:
https://localmotionproject.org/event/reflections-k-5/

ACPS Students, Grades K-5 Fort Ward Amphitheater Create a STAND OUT dance for this year’s Reflections contest! In this FUN, FREE workshop learn how to make a meaningful dance that captures this year’s theme: “I Will Change the World By…” Masks required for unvaccinated participants. Wear c...

09/22/2021

Cub Scouts Pack 801 Kicks Off Today!

Wednesday Sept. 22 @ 6:45p, Chinquapin Park Pavilion - First Pack meeting of the year!

We'll have a "uniform and book swap" table to help you kick off your new scouting season! We are always looking for new families to join our Pack! Cubs can be between the ages of 5-10 (grades K-5). Pack 801 Cub Scouts engage in all kinds of activities including hikes, camping, community service projects, and the perpetual favorite - the Pinewood Derby model car race! Paper registration forms will be available at the Pack meeting, or register for Pack 801 online. Fee assistance is available.

To learn more about our Pack, reach out to us at [email protected]

It’s National Box Tops week - now through Sept 26 scan or submit your receipts for a chance to win $2,500 in Box Tops fo...
09/22/2021
Go Back Give Back Sweepstakes - Box Tops for Education

It’s National Box Tops week - now through Sept 26 scan or submit your receipts for a chance to win $2,500 in Box Tops for MacArthur!

https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/sweepstakes/2021/gobackgiveback

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. SWEEPSTAKES OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF 50 U.S./D.C., 18 YEARS AND OLDER AND WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE BTFE PROGRAM. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes begins: 12:00 a.m. CT on 9/20/21; ends: 11:59 p...

ACPS has requested that PTAs collect questions for two virtual town halls for families with the Alexandria Health Depart...
09/13/2021
Health & Safety Questions for ACPS & AHD

ACPS has requested that PTAs collect questions for two virtual town halls for families with the Alexandria Health Department on Sept. 16 and 20 to discuss health and safety mitigation measures in schools, COVID-19 contact tracing, learning in quarantine, and return to school guidance.
Please share your thoughts today via the Google form below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefPSF17qpVeRj5nT-erjYPn305tc-OrIK9AZYknkovVlz7Qg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3Kfx82S7QoALihmfs4P3kmgcE0jX6wJGR3MB5akrNj_cN6npEtsBa4UK0

08/24/2021

Happy first day of school, MacArthur Stars!! ☀️

08/19/2021

Douglas MacArthur will be holding its Step Up to School Orientation on August 20th for Kindergarten, First Grade, and New MacArthur students in grades 2 - 5!

8:30 a.m. to 12:05 pm: Kindergarten and grade 1
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: New ACPS students in grades 2-5

‘Step Up to School’ Orientation Day simulates the school day for kindergarten and first grade (bus transportation, grab and go meal, shortened schedule), and provides an orientation for new students in grades 2- 5 (school tour, schedule, expectations).

Have fun Mac Stars!! 🤩

First grade Mac-Star families - Save the Date!1st Grade Popsicles on the PlaygroundDouglas MacArthur Elementary School (...
08/14/2021

First grade Mac-Star families - Save the Date!

1st Grade Popsicles on the Playground
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School (Taney Ave)
August 23
3:00 PM

First grade Mac-Star families - Save the Date!

1st Grade Popsicles on the Playground
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School (Taney Ave)
August 23
3:00 PM

New Kindergarten families - please join us!
07/29/2021

New Kindergarten families - please join us!

New Kindergarten families - please join us!

06/23/2021

Happy last day of school, MacArthur Stars!! Have a fantastic summer!

05/03/2021

⭐️⭐️⭐️Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to our amazing Mac Star Teachers!! You are simply the best!⭐️⭐️⭐️

Spring2Action!! The Douglas MacArthur PTA is thrilled to be a part of Spring2Action once again this year! Our donation s...
04/28/2021
Support Douglas MacArthur PTA in #Spring2ACTion! | Spring2ACTion

Spring2Action!! The Douglas MacArthur PTA is thrilled to be a part of Spring2Action once again this year! Our donation site is here:
https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/douglas-macarthur-pta

Our PTA is working to raise money in support of much needed replacement audiovisual equipment for our beloved MacTV, and for revitalizing and expanding on several old garden beds on school grounds. The donation site is live, so you can donate now through Wednesday! Thank you for your consideration and generosity!

I’m ready to support Douglas MacArthur PTA on April 28, 2021 during Spring2ACTion. Learn more about Douglas MacArthur PTA and all the other organizations participating in #Spring2ACTion.

The Douglas MacArthur PTA is thrilled to be a part of Spring2Action once again this year! Our donation site is here:http...
04/26/2021
Support Douglas MacArthur PTA in #Spring2ACTion! | Spring2ACTion

The Douglas MacArthur PTA is thrilled to be a part of Spring2Action once again this year! Our donation site is here:
https://www.spring2action.org/organizations/douglas-macarthur-pta

Our PTA is working to raise money in support of replacement AV equipment for our very own MacTV, and for our school garden. Thanks in advance for your donation! Please give by Wednesday!

I’m ready to support Douglas MacArthur PTA on April 28, 2021 during Spring2ACTion. Learn more about Douglas MacArthur PTA and all the other organizations participating in #Spring2ACTion.

Last chance for MacArthur Spiritwear - our campaign for this Spring ends Friday!! The Spring collection features the tra...
04/22/2021
MacArthur Elementary Spiritwear 2021

Last chance for MacArthur Spiritwear - our campaign for this Spring ends Friday!! The Spring collection features the traditional MacArthur logo. Students in the swing space and at home can be proud of their MacArthur

All ordering is online with deliveries to the school. Click here to view and place your orders: https://macarthur21.itemorder.com.

Online ordering for MacArthur Elementary Spiritwear 2021

This Friday marked the end of Assistant Principal Appreciation Week! The MacArthur PTA wants to express our THANK YOU to...
04/10/2021

This Friday marked the end of Assistant Principal Appreciation Week! The MacArthur PTA wants to express our THANK YOU to our wonderful Assistant Principals, Mr. Geter and Ms. Pittman, who with Ms. Hairston are our true partners in supporting MacArthur Stars. Thank you Ms Pittman and Mr. Geter for all you do for the Douglas MacArthur staff, students and community!

This Friday marked the end of Assistant Principal Appreciation Week! The MacArthur PTA wants to express our THANK YOU to our wonderful Assistant Principals, Mr. Geter and Ms. Pittman, who with Ms. Hairston are our true partners in supporting MacArthur Stars. Thank you Ms Pittman and Mr. Geter for all you do for the Douglas MacArthur staff, students and community!

Tune in to PBS News Hour this evening to see MacArthur featured in their piece about schools and re-opening! https://www...
04/07/2021
PBS NewsHour

Tune in to PBS News Hour this evening to see MacArthur featured in their piece about schools and re-opening! https://www.pbs.org/newshour/

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Smells so good! Go get some BBQ and help the PTA!
03/23/2021

Smells so good! Go get some BBQ and help the PTA!

Smells so good! Go get some BBQ and help the PTA!

Tonight is BBQ night, hosted by the delicious Rocklands BBQ. They have generously offered us proceeds from all sales bet...
03/23/2021
Alexandria, VA | Rocklands

Tonight is BBQ night, hosted by the delicious Rocklands BBQ. They have generously offered us proceeds from all sales between 4-8pm.

No need for a special code or link. Show up, or order take out to go at https://rocklands.com/locations/alexandria-va/. You can call ahead or order via ToastTab, Door Dash, or GrubHub.

Alexandria is home to both the store and our catering operations. This location has rotating beer selections, indoor seating and an outdoor picnic tables.

Tuesday night is BBQ night!We are excited to announce our next MacArthur Restaurant Night, this Tuesday - March 23rd, ho...
03/22/2021
Alexandria, VA | Rocklands

Tuesday night is BBQ night!

We are excited to announce our next MacArthur Restaurant Night, this Tuesday - March 23rd, hosted by the delicious Rocklands BBQ. They have generously offered us proceeds from all sales between 4-8pm.

No need for a special code or link. Show up, or order take out to go at https://rocklands.com/locations/alexandria-va/. You can call ahead or order via ToastTab, Door Dash, or GrubHub.

Alexandria is home to both the store and our catering operations. This location has rotating beer selections, indoor seating and an outdoor picnic tables.

Welcome back, Cohort B Mac Stars!!!
03/18/2021

Welcome back, Cohort B Mac Stars!!!

Welcome back, Cohort B Mac Stars!!!

03/16/2021
03/06/2021
MemberHub

Only a few days left to make your gift to the MacArthur PTA!

If you haven't had the chance to give yet, please make a special donation because as long as we receive it by March 8th, your donation will be *matched up to $5,000* and you will make twice the impact in support of our programs. Please donate online at: https://dmespta.memberhub.store/store/items/713990

Families of hybrid learners returning 3/16 and 3/17 - please check your emails for the Zoom link for the info session to...
03/04/2021

Families of hybrid learners returning 3/16 and 3/17 - please check your emails for the Zoom link for the info session tonight at 7pm!

Families of hybrid learners returning 3/16 and 3/17 - please check your emails for the Zoom link for the info session tonight at 7pm!

02/27/2021

Re-opening Info session update!!

The informational session on re-opening this morning is for families in hybrid learning with children returning on 3/2 and 3/4, and they should have received a Zoom link directly via email. Hybrid learning families with kids returning 3/16 will have an info session soon, with access info to be emailed directly to those families. Recordings will also be posted.

02/25/2021
MemberHub

The PTA’s Annual Appeal has launched! It is our primary fundraiser for the entire year and accounts for approximately half of our PTA budget. Our goal is to raise $17,000 by March 8! We are certain we can reach our goal with your help!

To help, please donate online through Memberhub at: https://dmespta.memberhub.store/

02/17/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

PTA Membership Meeting - February 17 at 6:00 pm - Kids Welcome!

Please join us for our PTA Membership Meeting on Wed. Feb 17 at our UPDATED TIME of 6:00 p.m. We are excited to be joined by Special Guest, City Councilman John Taylor Chapman. Mr. Chapman is a native Alexandrian and alumni of ACPS who will talk to our community about Black History Month and the history of the Underground Railroad in Alexandria. If you would like your kids to participate, children are welcome!

You can Join the Zoom Meeting here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83453432299?pwd=T09tS2JPM1JJU3pjSldqZ1EwMml0Zz09

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02/12/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Remember to join the MacArthur admin team in the Parent Coffee this morning from 8:30 - 9:30 am!!

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