Goal Setting Conferences Thursday/Friday

Posted October 6th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

We are looking forward to seeing you at conferences this week. This is a  great opportunity for you to work together with your child and his/her teacher on setting a goal for the school year. You will receive your child’s MAP report during his/her conference, as well.  If you are unable to attend, please contact your child’s teacher to set up an alternate time or a phone conference.  Don’t forget to take a minute to connect with our Art, Music & PE teachers as well–they’re looking forward to seeing you.  In addition, Armstrong’s PTA will also be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday.  Stop by the gym before or after your conference!

Important InfoCenter Information

Posted October 5th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

With the change in weather, we would like to inform you of an important step that you need to take if you would like to be notified when the weather prevents us from having school.  Due to a change in the Federal Communications Commission regulations, District 54 must receive permission to call your phone when school will be closed. You will not receive a phone call when we are closed due to weather, unless you follow the steps listed in the attachment.  After reading  this information, please let us know if you have any questions.  Signing up does require internet access, so we will have computers available during conferences for families who do not have access to the internet in their homes.  We are hopeful this will give everyone the opportunity to sign up.  (Spanish version here.)

Schaumburg Parent University: October Classes

Posted October 5th, 2015 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 evening programs scheduled for October.
  • The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs and Schaumburg Parent University co-host The 411 on Crisis Prevention and Communication in District 54 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Keller Junior High School, 820 Bode Road, Schaumburg. Learn how we aim to keep children safe, how we prepare in case there is an emergency and how we will communicate with parents in a crisis situation. This presentation is for parents only, but babysitting will be provided.
  • It’s Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus … and Cupcakes! Learn how to make healthier treats and decorate the cupcakes to take home. There is a $5 fee per child for supplies. This class for parents and their children in kindergarten through sixth grade will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the District 54 Professional Learning Center, 522 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

Spotlight on Room 102

Posted October 3rd, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

The 1st and 2nd graders in Mrs. Paradise’s classroom are working hard at meeting daily classroom goals. This past week one day’s goal was to follow directions with no reminders. The students who made the goal got a to wear an “ASK ME about the goal I met” sticker all day. Another recent goal set by the class was to make someone in the class feel special with a compliment. Room 102 students are making and meeting some great goals and we at Armstrong are proud of their accomplishments!102b

Girls on the Go Running Club

Posted October 1st, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

The Girls on the Go Running Club concluded their fall season on Thursday, September 24th. The 3rd-6th graders worked hard over the 4 week program and greatly improved their running stamina over that period of time. Girls were invited to participate in D54’s Run to Read 5k on Sunday, September 27th. The Running Club will start back up again in Spring, so if you didn’t have a chance to run with us this time, look for more information in April!

Run to Read 5K - Armstrong

These club members participated in this year’s District 54 Run to Read Event.


Artist Steve Harpster Visits Armstrong

Posted September 30th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Steve Harpster will be leading an assembly at our school THIS Friday, October 2.  Students are asked to bring a pencil and paper to the assembly where they will learn to draw cartoon characters with the artist using letters and numbers as a starting point.  If any student is interested in purchasing Steve’s books, they will be sold in the Art Room during art classes for $6 each.  Click HERE to watch Steve’s drawing videos.


Eisenhower Cross Country Invitational THURSDAY

Posted September 29th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

This event is open to 5th and 6th grade students from Churchill, MacArthur, Armstrong, and Muir Schools who have returned permission slips to participate.  Hosted by the Eisenhower Cross Country Team and their coaches at Eisenhower Jr. High the Invitational is on Thursday, October 1st and begins at 4 p.m. The students will be running 1 mile on the Eisenhower Cross Country Field.

Parents are responsible to transport students to and from Eisenhower Junior High and students should arrive at Eisenhower by 3:50. The races will begin promptly at 4:00. Students need to be picked up from Eisenhower no later than 5:30 p.m.

Permission slips are due Monday, September 28th.  Contact Armstrong’s PE Teacher, Mr. Parks, with any questions.

Sunday’s Run to Read

Posted September 28th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

School District 54 hosted its 11th annual Run to Read on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Dirksen School, 116 W. Beech Drive in Schaumburg. Armstrong had a great turn out at D54’s Run to Read, Sunday September 27th! Members from the Girls on the Go Running Club were there, as well as other Armstrong students, families and staff members! We even had wonderful Armstrong cheerleaders along the way, thanks to Mrs. Lipman and Mrs. Dvoracek (who handed out water to all the runners) and Mrs. Alibhlai who cheered us on at the finish line! Mr. Blaszko, Ms. Todd, Miss Dalton, Mrs. Paradise, Mrs. Kopstain, Mr. Parks, and Mrs. Conway-McQuade participated in the race as well, along with many other Armstrong families. It was a great morning together! We are hoping to have even more members of the Armstrong Community join us at next year’s race!RunToRead Group

Run to Read TODAY

Posted September 27th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

School District 54 is hosting its 11th annual Run to Read on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Dirksen School, 116 W. Beech Drive in Schaumburg. The run begins at 8:45 a.m. and participants will include Armstrong’s “Girls on the Go.” GOOD LUCK GIRLS!




Connect with PTA!

Posted September 27th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

In addition to joining the Armstrong PTA, you can stay updated on news and events by visiting their website and liking them on Facebook .