and to SHINE NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE!!!
Did you know that Armstrong School has had a school song for nearly 20 years? In 1994, the Siljander family had four children attending Armstrong and one weekend they decided to write words about our school to an old Welsh folk song. They shared it with Ms. Hays and we’ve been singing it ever since! This year, a few updated accompaniments have been added. Students sing this song at the end of our monthly PBIS assemblies.
Armstrong School is offering a two week intensive study of dance during the ISATs. During this time students will have four 30 minute dance lessons per week rather than their regular PE and music classes. These dance lessons are based on our school district’s dance curriculum and will focus on dance performance vocabulary and movement skills while making historical and multicultural connections. Dancing of one kind or another is present in every culture around the world. As one of the four Fine Arts, it is valued by the State of Illinoisand included in the state standards. The Fine Arts (Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Art) are considered a core curricular subject equal in importance to Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math. It is expected that all 1st through 6th grade students will actively participate in this integrated unit.
Our students have worked hard up to this point, and they are ready to take the new ISAT, which is 100% aligned to the Common Core State Standards. As we walk through classrooms at all grade levels, we are constantly amazed at how well our students are able to show what they know. They have the knowledge and skills to perform well! Here are a few things you can do at home to help your child:
We are excited for our students to have this opportunity to show their academic growth!
It’s not too early to start thinking about the summer! The Schaumburg Township Council of PTA’s annually offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to District 54 students who are currently in 1st through 7th grades. Choose one of these links for additional information.
Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a proactive, three-tiered approach to create a positive and supporting environment for students to achieve social, emotional and academic success. As part of this process our PBIS coaches provide helpful tips for families through the Expect Respect Newsletter. Click here to read the February issue of the PBIS Expect Respect Newsletter, which includes tips from Hoffman Estates Police Officer Rich Turman regarding how to respond to cyber bullying.
On Tuesday, February 25, all of our 1/2 multigrade students will be participating in “Tell Me a Story.” Each classroom will present a different folk tale in addition to all students singing a number of songs. Rooms 101, 102 & 103 will begin their performance at 6:15 followed by Rooms 104, 105 & 106 at 7:30. Door will open 15 minutes prior to each performance. Please be sure to follow signs for entering and exiting the gym as these two performances immediately follow each other!