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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 http://sd54.org/spu.

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 www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 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.

Armstrong Students Dance!

Posted April 29th, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

In case you missed our dance display at this year’s successful Festival of the Arts, you can see our students great moves by clicking on any of the links below!

1st & 2nd Graders           3rd & 4th Graders          5th & 6th Graders

PTA Treasurer Still Needed for 2016-17

Posted April 26th, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

PTA LogoWe really need your help!  The Neil Armstrong PTA is requiring a new Treasurer for the 2016-2017 School Year.  Treasurer – Maintains all PTA financial records and reports. Keeps an accurate record of receipts and expenditures. Submits PTA taxes and processes reimbursements. Attends monthly PTA meetings. Weekly time investment.  You will have the daily support from the future PTA President and future PTA Vice President that were BOTH past PTA Treasurers.  If you’re interested about finding out more, please contact any one of us below.

Debra Orstrom – Current PTA President for the 2015-2016 school year at 847-309-2788 or dorstrom73@gmail.com

Jennifer Myszka – Current PTA Vice President for the 2015-2016 school year at 847-361-4481 or jennymouse@comcast.net

Rhonda Onuszko – Current Treasurer for the 2015-2016 school year at 773-824-0032 or rhonda7171@gmail.com

Thank you for considering this way to support our students here at Armstrong School!

 

 

Festival of the Arts–Thursday, April 28th

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

Logo2_2016“Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprint on the moon.”

Mark your calendar for our annual Festival of the Arts event on Thursday, April 28th from 6:00-8:00pm.  Each student will display a writing product that evening, which will include narrative and expository books, poetry collections, and Social Studies journals recounting travels through ancient times.  You will also see art displays, our chorus and band perform, a presentation by our Speech Club, and a storyteller.  Our PTA is also hosting a Donation Drive that evening.  A copy of the flyer will be sent home next week.  We hope to see you there!  Festival of the Arts Flyer  PTA Donation Drive Read the rest of this entry »

Help us plan for next year

Posted April 20th, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

Even though we still have lots to accomplish this school year, the planning process for the 2016-2017 school year has already begun.  We will soon be creating the class lists for next year.  We strive to create the most balanced classes possible, and our placement decisions involve team input and are created with great care. We consider a wide variety of factors, including individual learning styles, personalities, behaviors, peer relations, and any special needs that students may have.  Each year we give parents an opportunity to express insights that will help us make appropriate class placements.  This is entirely voluntary, so if interested, please fill out the attached form and return it to your child’s teacher by Friday, April 29.  If you know that your child will not be attending Armstrong next year, please contact the main office.  Parent Input Form

Student Enrollment Forms

Posted April 18th, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

Recently, the district mailed home Student Enrollment Forms for the 2016-2017 school year.  Forms need to be returned to the school office with any updated information.  This will allow our office to update your information for the upcoming school year.  If the Student Enrollment Forms are not returned to the school office, students cannot be enrolled in for the 2016-2017 school year.  Please call the Armstrong office at (847)357-6700 if you have any questions.

State Testing Continues This Week

Posted April 17th, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

We have completed the first week of PARCC testing for all third through sixth grade students, and we are impressed with the effort and perseverance they have shown.  Even when a question was difficult, we saw students rereading the text, double checking their work, and using the scratch paper and tools provided.  PARCC testing will finish on Wednesday next week, with makeups continuing through Friday.  Please help your child by ensuring they get enough sleep, providing a healthy breakfast, refraining from scheduling appointments and encouraging them to do their absolute best.

PTA Treasurer

Posted April 16th, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

The Neil Armstrong PTA is looking for a new Treasurer for the 2016-2017 School Year, and we need your help!  The Treasurer maintains all PTA financial records and reports, keeps an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, submits PTA taxes and processes reimbursements, and attends monthly PTA meetings. You will have the daily support from the future PTA President and future PTA Vice President who are both past PTA Treasurers.  If you’re interested about finding out more, please contact: Debra Orstrom – Current PTA President at 847-309-2788 or dorstrom73@gmail.com, Jennifer Myszka – Current PTA Vice President at 847-361-4481 or jennymouse@comcast.net, or Rhonda Onuszko – Current Treasurer at 773-824-0032 or rhonda7171@gmail.com. Thank you!

Armstrong Students Perform!

Posted April 14th, 2016 by Judy Meyer Hays

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Congratulations to the kindergarten students pictured here who performed at District 54’s Multicultural Event on Saturday April 9th.  Thanks also to Mrs. Raj who helped coordinate this opportunity for our students.  We are proud of all of you!