Pizza Time!

Posted April 13th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

The third Wednesday of April is just around the corner and you know what that means…another Dinner Night Out at Garibaldi’s in Hoffman Estates.  Thank you to our Armstrong PTA for sponsoring this monthly fundraiser.  Use this flier when you order so our school will be credited with your purchase.

A Lincoln Commemoration

Posted April 13th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Tuesday, April 14th, marks the 150 year anniversary of the day Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, was assassinated.

Click HERE to watch a live streaming of “Now He Belongs to the Ages” at 8 p.m. CST originating at Ford Theater in Washington D.C. or enjoy this performance of Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” performed by some of Armstrong’s 3rd & 4th graders.

“Armstrong’s Got Talent” Returns!

Posted April 7th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Maybe you are a Mozart in the making,
or a dancer in training?

Perhaps you like to sing sweet and loud
and can delight a crowd?

Whatever your skills or talents might be
we want to know them, we want to see!

If you have a talent, trick or performance you want to show off, submit the form below to audition for this year’s talent show, which takes place on Wednesday, May 20th.   Due to time constraints, we will have a capped number of performances this year. Please understand that an audition does not guarantee a spot in the show.  Please return to Ms. Conway by Friday, April 10th. You will be notified of when and where the audition will take place by Wednesday, April 15th.   You can download the form HERE.

Author Sally Walker Visits Armstrong School

Posted April 7th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

We were excited to welcome non-fiction author Sally Walker yesterday to visit our third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders.  Mrs. Walker has written over 50 books on topics including animals, historical events, and weather.  She spoke with our students about the importance of word choice to engage the reader, and shared the steps she takes to research and write a book.  Thank you to Dr. Cottrell and Mrs. Wnek for coordinating this awesome visit through the Schaumburg Library.

MAP Testing

Posted April 7th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Armstrong students set individual learning goals based on Fall MAP scores, and they shared those goals with parents during conferences.  Spring MAP testing begins this week, and we are excited to see the growth our students have made!  Please see the schedule below:

4/7         5/6 Reading (206, 209, 210)

3/4 Reading (201, 202)

4/8         5/6 Reading (207, 205)

1/2 Math (104, 106)

4/9         5/6 Reading (211, 208)

3/4 Reading (214, 215)

4/10       Kindergarten Reading (all classes)

4/13       1/2 Reading (101, 103)

5/6 Math (207, 211)

Kindergarten Math (all classes)

4/14       1/2 Reading (102, 105)

5/6 Math (205, 206, 213)

4/15       1/2 Reading (104, 106)

1/2 Math (101, 103)

4/16       3/4 Math (214, 215)

5/6 Math (208, 209, 210)

4/17       3/4 Math (201, 202, 203, 204, Cottrell)

1/2 Math (102, 105)

D54 Summer Tech Camp

Posted April 5th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

Click HERE for more information about this fun summer activity.  The dates are June 15-18th from 8:30-11:30am.

Foundation Memorial Scholarship Grants

Posted April 2nd, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

The Schaumburg School District 54 Foundation proudly offers memorial scholarship grants for students, which are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. This grant will be offered to the children of School District 54 to cultivate an academic, cultural, and/or athletic interest to enrich student educational opportunities.  Please click HERE for a grant application and more information.  Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 10th.

SPU presents “Origami 101″

Posted April 2nd, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

You’ll find additional information about this THURSDAY, April 9th event HERE or online at

Armstrong Science Fair Tuesday

Posted March 29th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

We are excited for our first Science Fair coming up on Tuesday, March 31st!  As a reminder, participants will set up their displays that morning from 8:00-8:30am.  All Armstrong families are invited to view the science fair on the evening of March 31st from 6:00-7:00pm.  Even if your child did not participate this year, it would be a great way to get ideas for next year!

Please dress for the weather!

Posted March 28th, 2015 by Judy Meyer Hays

As the unpredictable Spring weather is beginning, please be aware of the changing temperatures from day to day.  Students will be outside for recess and gym more frequently, so dressing in layers is recommended.  Thank you!