PTA News

Posted September 4th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

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Oberweis Ice Cream Fundraiser

Posted September 3rd, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

TODAY–Thursday, September 3rd from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 30% of everything you purchase at Oberweis in Schaumburg (near the Schaumburg Library) comes right back to our PTA.  Bring this FLIER with you.  Enjoy a great ice cream treat and you’ll be supporting our Armstrong PTA activities at the same time!

Sunday, September 27th – Run to Read

Posted September 1st, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

District 54 will be hosting the 11th annual Run to Read Event on Sunday, September 27.  All profits from this event will be used to purchase books for classroom libraries in District 54.  It would be great to see the Armstrong community well represented at this event!  Feel free to encourage friends and family to join in the fun as well. If you would like additional information regarding the race, please go to the district web site at

Lunch Reminders

Posted September 1st, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

This year, our students will have lunch-recess at three times:

Grades 1-2          11:00-11:45

Grades K & IC    11:45-12:30

Grades 3-6          12:00-12:45

To minimize office visitors during the busy lunch times, we request parents send their child with a lunch in the morning.

MAP Testing Information

Posted August 29th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

MAP Testing

Fall MAP testing begins August 31st and runs through Friday, September 11th. Makeup testing will continue the following week. Each student will take one reading and one math session over the course of two days. The chart below shows which days each grade level is testing.

Monday 8/31:
5/6 Reading (205, 208)
Tuesday 9/1:
5/6 Reading (206, 209, 210)
3/4 Math (214, 215)
Wednesday 9/2:
5/6 Reading (207, 211)
3/4 Math (201, 202, 203, Cottrell)
Thursday 9/3:
1/2 Reading (101, 102, 105, 106)
5/6 Math (205, 208)9/7: No School
Friday 9/4:
1/2 Reading (103, 104)
5/6 Math (207, 211)
Tuesday 9/8:
3/4 Reading (214, 215)
5/6 Math (206, 209, 210, Miller)
Wednesday 9/9:
3/4 Reading (201, 202, 203)
Thursday 9/10:
Kindergarten Reading (113, 114, 115)
1/2 Math (101, 102, 105, 106)
Friday 9/11:
Kindergarten Math (113, 114, 115)
1/2 Math (103, 104)

Make-ups – 9/14 & 9/15

Shop at Five Below This Weekend!

Posted August 28th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

This weekend, our PTA is hosting a fundraiser at Five Below, where 10% of the total dollars spent will be donated back to Armstrong’s PTA.  Please bring this flyer with you when you shop and thank you for supporting our awesome PTA!

A Message from Mrs. Lipman

Posted August 28th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Our first week has been an amazing kickoff to the 2015-16 school year. Students participated in PBIS Boot Camp on Monday, visiting areas of the school and reviewing what it means to be respectful, responsible, and safe. We had our first assembly on Monday afternoon, which will continue to be a monthly event to recognize Students of the Month, review the Cool Tool, and use data to set our next monthly goal. We are also excited to welcome our new kindergarten students on Monday. Armstrong students and staff are ready to SOAR this year!

School Starts Monday!

Posted August 19th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Our first day of school for 1st-6th graders is Monday, August 24th.

When students arrive , they will line up outside near the playground with their classroom teacher.  If your child has difficulty finding his/her teacher, a staff member with a red balloon can direct them to the correct location.  In case of rain, students will enter the school through the front doors.  Teachers will be inside the school standing near their classrooms, and staff members will be there to assist students in finding their classroom.  After the first day of school, all students will enter the building through the front doors.

The first day of school for our kindergarteners is Monday, August 31st.

Join us for Back to School Night!

Posted August 13th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

On Thursday, August 20th, all Armstrong students with their parents are invited to come to school between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm.

The schedule will be as follows:
5:00-5:10  Welcome with Mrs. Lipman in the gym
5:10-5:20  Fine Arts & PE Curriculum Presentation in the gym
5:25-5:55  Classroom Presentations–Session 1
6:00-6:30 Classroom Presentations–Session 2
Feel free to visit the Art Room, Music Room and Gym during either of the classroom presentations.

During the classroom presentation, you will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s classroom teacher about curriculum and behavior expectations. This is a great time for you and your child to meet the teacher and hear about the exciting learning opportunities planned for this school year.  Both classroom presentation sessions will be the same presentation to accommodate families with more than one child. All children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this event.

You can also visit the PTA table or check out the PTA webpage for information on Hot Lunch, Pizza Days, Snack Days, membership, volunteer sign-up, and more!


Armstrong School Information Day

Posted August 5th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Thursday, August 13th is our community’s opportunity to prepare for the coming school year.  The school will be open 9:00 am-Noon and 6:00-8:00 pm.

Choose a time that is best for you and visit Armstrong to…

  • Pick up a Welcome Back letter from your child’s 2015-16 teacher
  • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
  • Complete registration and update student information
  • Turn in physical (K and 6th only) and medical forms
  • Join PTA and sign up to be a Room Rep
  • Pre-Order Milk, Hot Lunch, and Snack Day foods