A Message from Mrs. Lipman

Posted May 28th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Dear Armstrong Community,

This morning the Hoffman Estates Police Department came to our school to conduct a hard lockdown drill with our students. In a hard lockdown, students are brought into their classroom, doors are locked and students are grouped on the floor in a safe area of the classroom away from doors and windows. No one is allowed to open classroom doors until a school administrator or emergency responder says it’s OK.

I am happy to report that our staff and students did an excellent job following directions and acting quickly with purpose. We appreciate the  support of the Hoffman Estates Police in helping us to prepare for emergencies.

Thank you,
Mrs. Lipman

Armstrong Garden: Summer Help Needed

Posted May 26th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

We are looking for Armstrong families to adopt our school garden for a week or two during the summer.  If you would be willing to sign up for a week to tend the garden, please contact Mrs. Walz at or Mrs. Paradise at

5th Grade Students REMINDER

Posted May 24th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

A packet was mailed home in February regarding health requirements for entry into the sixth grade. A current physical examination (dated 8-15-14 or later) is required for entry into the sixth grade. All children entering sixth grade must show proof of receiving 1 dose of Tdap, 3 hepatitis B vaccines, and 2 doses of varicella vaccines.  Beginning with the school year 2015-2016, any child entering the sixth grade must show proof of having received one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.  Please have the Certificate of Child Health Examination (sixth grade physical examination form) completed by the physician and documentation showing proof of required vaccines and return it to the school nurse by the first day of school in August 2015. Sixth grade students who have not had the above requirements completed may be excluded from school in the fall.

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Posted May 19th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Field Day is coming up on June 4th, and PTA is looking for parent volunteers to help make the day a success.  Whether you can help setup in the morning at 7:30, run games during the day, or help with cleanup in the afternoon, we need your help to make the day FUN for our students!  Download this flier or contact Mike Meister for more information at

Dance Unit Videos Now Available

Posted May 17th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

If you missed the chance to see the videos from this year’s Dance Unit, you’re in luck!  They are now posted on our Armstrong School channel on YouTube.  You can also find them HERE.

Schaumburg Foundation Event

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

The District 54 Foundation is hosting a Family Night Out at the Schaumburg Boomers Game on Friday, May 29th at 6:30.  Click HERE for more information.



PBIS April Results Are In

Posted May 14th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

For the month of April, our building wide goal was no more than 80 referrals for the month as it has been for this entire school year.  Although we have had several successful months, we did not meet our April goal.   At the PBIS assembly, we came together as a community and strategized how to reduce referrals in the classrooms. It was determined that our focus for the rest of the year will be RESPECT. Please help us support our students goal for the month of May by reinforcing the following:

  • Giving instructions only once
  • Expecting follow through without arguing
  • Being a great role model for RESPECT

School Crossing Safety Tips

Posted May 13th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

It’s always a good time to remind everyone about general safety tips, especially when going to and from school.  Please review these school crossing safety tips with your child:

  • Always walk with your head up
  • No running
  • Pay attention to your surroundings; keep your eyes and ears open
  • Always cross at the crosswalk
  • Obey the patrols
  • Wait patiently for instructions from the Crossing Guard
  • Enter the crossing only when the Crossing Guard has instructed you to do so

Look…Listen…Safety First!

SPU presents “Concussions: Risks & Intervention”

Posted May 13th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

You’ll find additional information about this WEDNESDAY, May 20th event HERE or online at

Girls on the Run

Posted May 12th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Participants in Girls on the Run are having a busy week!  In addition to their usual Monday practice, as part of their service project, they will be planting in Armstrong’s garden on Thursday. Then on Sunday, May 17th their 5k Race will be held in Vernon Hills, IL.  Please cheer on these wonderful girls as they continue to work hard! They are all very excited to participate in the final 5k (3.1 miles) this Sunday and we know they are going to be great!