D54 Foundation Golf Outing – June 13

Posted June 3rd, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

Please consider golfing, joining us for dinner or sponsoring the annual golf outing at the Schaumburg Golf Club. To register for golf or dinner, or for more information, click here. In addition to mailing in a form with your check, we also have an online registration option this year. The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests, such as Closest to the Pin and an opportunity to shoot for a $1 million hole-in-one. If you can’t attend, but would still like to make a donation to the silent auction, the Foundation would appreciate that as well.

2016-17 Staff Announced

Posted June 3rd, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

We are excited to share our teaching roster for next year.  We will share your child’s class placement at School Information Day on August 11.

Kindergarten:  Mrs. Maciel, Mrs. Blakely, Ms. Voy, Mrs. Noonan (IC) and Ms. Turner (IC)

1st/2nd:  Mrs. Paradise, Ms. Whipple, Ms. Todd, Mrs. Simms, Mrs. King and Ms. Harris (IC)

3rd/4th:  Mr. Tribble, Mrs. Sliwinski, Mr. Sun, Mrs. Holzman, Mrs. Conway-McQuade, Ms. Reid and Mrs. Rysavy (IC 3rd-5th)

5th/6th:  Mr. Blaszko, Mrs. Astrahan, Mrs. Faso, Mrs. Rengers, Mrs. Sarley and Mrs. Moeller (IC 4th-5th)

Art:  Ms. Kerulis     Music:  Ms. Hays     P.E.:  Mr. Parks     Librarian:  Mrs. Mielke

We have a few staff members who finished their education careers this week.   We’d like to share our gratitude for their service to Armstrong.  Thank you to Mrs. Cavallini (Art), Mrs. Rogers (nurse), and Dr. Cottrell (Library).  Mrs. Garand will also transition to Addams next year as a math teacher.  We wish them all well in their future!

Report Cards to be mailed in June

Posted May 27th, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

Students in early childhood through seventh grade will not be bringing home their report cards in their backpacks on the last day of school, as in years past. Instead, District 54 will be printing and mailing report cards to student homes the week of June 6.  Eighth-grade students will receive their report cards on May 31.

We do encourage parents to visit the parent portal at any time during the year to check grades, assignments and more. Contact the school office if you do not have a sign-on for the portal.

2016-17 Enrollment Reminder

Posted May 24th, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

Recently, we mailed home a second reminder for 2016-17 enrollment.  Forms need to be returned to the school office with any updated information.  If the Student Enrollment Forms are not returned, students are not enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year, and will not be included on a class list.  Call the Armstrong office if you have any questions at (847) 357-6700.

Proud to Be Bilingual Program

Posted May 22nd, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

You are invited to join us on May 25th as Maria Barba, a Golden Apple Award Winning Dual Language teacher in District 54, shares how her parents created a strong native language environment in the home and the positive impact it had on her life. We will also be sharing results from this year’s ACCESS test and information regarding the 2016-2017 Title III state grant. We are looking forward to seeing you on the 25th and hearing your ideas as we begin to plan for the upcoming school year! Click here for an informational flyer.

Proud to Be Bilingual: Creating a Strong Native Language Environment in Your Home
Bilingual Parent Advisory Council| May 25, 2016|6:30-7:30p.m.
Location:   Professional Learning Center |524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg

Field Day is FRIDAY!

Posted May 21st, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

Field Day is quickly approaching!  Our annual event is scheduled for next Friday, May 27th, rain or shine.  We are still looking for volunteers from 7:30-11:30, 11:30-3:30, or all day.  If you are willing to spend a fun day at Armstrong, you can find the Volunteer Information Flyer here.

Communities for Positive Youth Development Town Hall Meeting

Posted May 9th, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

The Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition, of which District 54 is a member, is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Positive Youth Development on May 18th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Trickster Native Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. /Museum. Parents and students are invited to learn about the work the coalition is doing to address the prevention of underage drinking, teen pregnancy and substance abuse. For more information about the coalition visit To register for the town hall meeting, email

Upcoming Assessments

Posted May 3rd, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

As we head into the month of May, we will be wrapping up our assessments for this school year.  Next week, all fifth grade students will be completing a state-wide science assessment (the ISA), which consists of one session given on the computer.  During the weeks of May 9 and May 16, all students will complete the spring MAP test.  The MAP test consists of two parts, one math and one reading test, given on separate days.

Schaumburg Parent University – May Classes

Posted May 2nd, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

Schaumburg Parent University (SPU) is designed to involve more parents in the life of the school, to strengthen family relationships, and to improve parenting skills that will ultimately result in improved student success academically, socially and emotionally. There are two upcoming evening programs.

  • The Importance of Family Meetings: District 54 Psychologist Liz Perez will discuss how family meetings teach kids problem-solving communication, strengthen family bonds and much more. This discussion for adults only will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 4 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available. This presentation will be in Spanish.
  • Keeping Your Kids (and You) from Going Crazy This Summer: Licensed Clinical Professional Therapist Meghan Reitz will highlight ways to bridge the transition from the school year to summer.  This discussion for adults only will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. May 18 in the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Childcare is available.

If you are interested in attending these events, please click on the links above or visit the Schaumburg Parent University website at

D54 Foundation Schaumburg Boomers game – May 20

Posted May 1st, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

Please join the District 54 Foundation for the Opening Night game at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54. Some of the Foundation’s current initiatives include:

  • Grants for students to participate in extracurricular activities,
  • Breakfast programs for children from low-income households, and
  • Educational enrichment opportunities through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) after-school programs.

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. To order tickets visit and enter promo code 2016d54; or click here to print out the District 54 Boomers Form and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.