Please see this flyer for more information about sports physicals being offered by Northwest Community Healthcare on August 13th from 9-11am and 6-8pm at Eisenhower, Keller, and Mead. This is a great opportunity for our current sixth graders to get ready to participate in sports next year.
On behalf of the Armstrong staff, we hope you enjoy a fun and safe summer with your family!
Looking ahead here are some important dates:
August 13 School Information Day
August 20 Back to School Night
August 24 First Day of School for Grades 1-6
August 31 First Day of School for Kindergarten students
Research shows that reading just six books over the summer can keep a child from regressing over the summer months. Your child received a Recommended Reading List this week, which includes many books to read over the summer. These lists can also be found at the end of this post. Consider taking advantage of our local library to keep the educational momentum going over the summer. Each teacher also sent home summer math work with your child, which may include a workbook, review packet, and/or website suggestions to continue their progress.
Looking ahead to next year, there will be a few changes to our Armstrong teaching teams. Mrs. Sliwinski and Ms. Conway will be joining our 3/4 team. Mrs. Schwichtenberg will be moving to kindergarten, pending enrollment. We would also like to wish Mrs. Walz the best of luck as she begins a new role at Dooley School next year. Look for an update in the summer mailing about new teachers joining the Armstrong staff. We look forward to sharing your child’s classroom placement on School Information Day, August 13th. Just as last year, you will get a letter from his/her teacher.
What a perfect last week of school! Our students made the most of these last five days, working hard up until the last day. I am so proud of them for finishing strong! We ended the day with our 6th grade farewell, celebrating the Class of 2015. Thank you to the many parents who helped out with the sixth grade breakfast this morning, and especially to Mrs. Freres and Mrs. Victorine for their hard work organizing the memory book. We are also grateful to Ms. Hays for the thoughtful memory DVD she created for our students. It was a outstanding end to the school year!
Armstrong’s Rocketry Club participated in the District 54 Rocket Launch on Monday, June 8th at Olympic Park in Schaumburg. Students built their rockets during the club throughout the year, and the rocket launch was the culminating event. Thank you to Mrs. Miller for sponsoring this popular intermediate club, and to Mrs. Dudlicek for photographing the event!”
We will continue our tradition of recognizing our sixth grade students on the final day of school. The students will enjoy breakfast, a slide show of memories, and time together during the morning. Before dismissal that afternoon, Armstrong students and teachers will fill the hallways to give our sixth graders a send-off to remember. If you are the parent of a sixth grade student, you are invited to be part of the farewell that begins around 2:50pm. After the procession through the hallways, we would like parents to line the walkway in front of the school to send them off with one last cheer. Look for a few pictures on our website afterwards!
As you know, District 54 canceled five school days during the winter months due to the cold weather and/or snow. Whenever we cancel school, we add a day to the end of our school calendar. Therefore the last day of school is Friday, June 12. Please note this is a full day of attendance, and is also the last day of school for kindergarten students.