August 14th: Information Day

Posted August 8th, 2014 by Judy Meyer Hays

Visit Armstrong School this Thursday from 9:00-12:00am or 6:00-8:00pm.

Choose a time that is best for you in order to…

* Pick up a Welcome Back letter from your child’s 2014-15 teacher
* Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
* Complete registration and update student information
* Turn in physical (K and 6th only) and medical forms
* Sign up for PTA and to be a Room Rep
* Pre-Order Milk, Hot Lunch, and Snack Day foods

Our school secretaries will be back in the office on Tuesday, August 12th. Please feel free to call us at 847-357-6700 if you have any questions.

We’re looking forward to a brand new and exciting school year!

Have a fun and safe summer with your family!

Posted July 8th, 2014 by Judy Meyer Hays

We look forward to seeing you again in August.  Here are some important dates to mark on your calendars:

8/14       School Information Day – 9am-noon, 6-8pm

8/25       Back to School Night

8/26       First Day of School for Grades 1-6

9/1         No School – Labor Day

9/2         First Day of School for Kindergarten students


Happy 4th of July!

Posted July 4th, 2014 by Judy Meyer Hays

Here’s some patriotic music by John Phillip Sousa to add to your weekend!


Never Stop Learning!

Posted June 15th, 2014 by Judy Meyer Hays

All children brought  home a recommended summer reading list and a math practice packet to help keep their minds active over the summer. The public libraries will provide multiple copies of these books so students have access to the suggested titles.  We strongly encourage your support in allowing time for both reading and math over the long break.  Thank you for your support at home to keep your child’s learning momentum going over the summer!

2014-15 Classroom Teachers Announced

Posted June 13th, 2014 by Judy Meyer Hays

We are excited to share the teaching placements for the 2014-15 school year:

Mrs. Maciel and Mrs. Blakely
Mrs. Sliwinski, Mrs. Paradise, Ms. Conway, Ms. Todd, Mrs. Simms, and Ms. VanMoffaert
Mrs. Schwichtenberg, Mr. Sun, Mr. Tribble, Mrs. Walz, Ms. Kuehmichel
Mrs. Garand, Mr. Blaszko, Mrs. Astrahan, Mrs. Faso, Mrs. Rengers, Mrs. Sarley,
and Mrs. Mielke

2014-15 Registration

Posted June 9th, 2014 by Judy Meyer Hays

We have received a record number of completed registration files!  Thank you to the families who completed this important step in preparing for next year.  If your child’s 2014-15 registration is still outstanding, you will find a bright pink reminder in his/her report card envelope.  Please return the registration paperwork by Wednesday, June 11th or contact the office at (847)357-6700.  Students without outstanding registration documents will not be placed on a class list for next year.

Good Luck (former) 6th Graders!

Posted June 7th, 2014 by Judy Meyer Hays

Thank you to Mrs. Faso and Mrs. Sarley for coordinating a celebration of our 6th graders on the last day of school  Thank you also to the parents who volunteered to set up the festivities.  Our 6th graders led the final dismissal with a parade of cheering and high fives from peers and staff members.  We are so proud of their accomplishments at Armstrong, and we know they will soar as seventh graders next year!

Let our PTA do your shopping!

Posted May 28th, 2014 by Judy Meyer Hays

Armstrong’s PTA can save you time and money this summer by taking over the task of finding all of the school supplies your child will need for our next school year.  Submit the form(s) attached here by the last day of school and when school begins in August your child’s supplies will be waiting in their new classroom!

School Supplies Order Form for 2014-15
KDG          1st-2nd          3rd-4th         5th-6th

Field Trip Reflections

Posted May 22nd, 2014 by Judy Meyer Hays

Following each PTA sponsored cultural arts field trip students are asked to write about their experience.  Some reflections from each class are then posted online.  To read a bit about what our students learned this year, please click on any of the events below:

1/2 “Seussical” field trip in April

3/4 field trip to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra in April

5/6 field trip to see “Beauty and the Beast” at Schaumburg High School in April

5/6 field trip to see “The Barber of Seville” with the Chicago Lyric Opera in October

You’ll find additional student work showcased at the following links:

1/2 Multigrade          3/4 Multigrade          5/6 Multigrade

Help Our Garden Grow

Posted May 21st, 2014 by Judy Meyer Hays















It was a beautiful morning this past Saturday for our annual Planting Day!  Thank you to Ms. Nicholson for organizing the event, and the Freres, Johnson, Cochran, Cloherty, Patel, and Raol families for helping plant our vegetables.  The Armstrong garden is ready to thrive this summer, with the help of many families and volunteers!  Over the summer months, Armstrong families take turns watering, weeding, and harvesting the crops.  If you are interested in adopting the garden for a 2-week rotation with another family, please contact Ms. Nicholson at 847-357-2076 or