The next time you visit Armstrong, look for a new sign at the parking lot entrance. We hope this helps communicate to visitors when our parking lot is closed for arrival and dismissal between 8:20-8:40am and 2:55-3:10pm. Also, please be mindful of the handicap parking spaces. Even if you are just waiting for your child to be dismissed, please choose a parking space in the main lot. Thank you!
Armstrong PTA needs your help to plan the types of programs and services you need and want. Your child brought home a copy of a PTA Survey recently. Your answers will help PTA plan events that meet the needs of our families. Please return the SURVEY to the main office for our PTA.
Superintendent DuRoss’ most recent article written for the Daily Herald was recently published. The article is accessible on the District 54 website at http://sd54.org. Mr. DuRoss also appears in a video related to the article content. The link to the video, which is cited in the article, is http://sd54.org/board/mission .
Our students are gearing up for Spring MAP testing beginning this week. Armstrong teachers worked with students to create individual learning goals after Fall and Winter MAP testing, and Spring MAP testing is our third “checkpoint” for the school year. We are excited to see the growth our students have made after months of hard work, persistence, high expectations, and ongoing support from home. Here is a schedule of MAP testing over the next two weeks:
Tuesday, April 22: 5th/6th Grade and Kindergarten Room 112
Wednesday, April 23: 3rd/4th Grade and Kindergarten Room 115 am
Thursday, April 24: All Kindergarten
Friday, April 25: 1st/2nd Grade and Kindergarten Room 115 pm
Tuesday, April 29: 1st/2nd Grade and Kindergarten Room 115 pm
Wednesday, April 30: 3rd/4th Grade and Kindergarten Room 115 am
Thursday, May 1: 5th/6th Grade and and Kindergarten Room 112
Friday, May 2: All Kindergarten
It’s hard to believe that we are starting to plan for next year already. As always, we are asking for parent input for the 2014-2015 school year. This is optional, but we welcome any information you might have regarding your child’s individual learning style, behavior, relationships, and academic considerations. As a reminder, we will not take specific teacher requests or exclusions. Please return PLACEMENT FORMS to the office by Friday, April 25th.
Registration for the 2014-2015 school year for all returning students was due last Friday, April 11th. Some families received a paper copy and will need to return those forms to the main office. Other families will need to go online to the D54 Campus Portal and complete the registration process, even if there are no changes. The final component of registration is sending in payment for the consumable materials fee, which can be sent to the main office. Please use the following link to access the D54 Campus Portal and register online: http://sd54.org/portal.
Join Armstrong families for our Family Dinner Night Out at Garibaldi’s Italian Eatery on Wednesday, April 16th. Garibaldi’s will donate 20% of our school’s food totals back to PTA when you dine between 11am and 10pm. Don’t forget to bring this flier with you, and mark your calendar for the last event at Garibaldi’s on May 21st.
On Wednesday, April 16 from 9am-12pm and 1-4 p.m. the Greater Chicago Food Depository will be at CEDA Northwest completing applications for Food Stamps (SNAP). Also, CEDA Northwest will have a Representative contracted with Safelink, who will be offering free cell phone services to income eligible clients( Medicaid, SSI, SSDI, TANF, LIHEAP recipients, etc).
Applications for both services will be completed on a first come, first serve basis at at the CEDA Northwest office located at 1300 W. Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect, IL. 60056. Please contact 847-392-2344 for more information, or additional questions.
The Village of Hoffman Estates is currently recruiting for a new crossing guard for the Armstrong School crossing at Kingsdale and Blair. Interested candidates can download an application from the Village website or they can visit the Human Resources department at Village Hall.
The District 54 Bilingual Parent Advisory Council, the Department of Language and Culture and the Schaumburg Park District will once again host A Garden of Diversity: A Multicultural Event for District 54 families and community members. This event will be held at the Schaumburg Community Recreation Center on Saturday, April 5th from 11:30 until 2:30. You’ll find more information HERE.