PTA News and Volunteer Opportunities for 2017-2018 School Year


Reflections Flyer

Armstrong PTA would like to say “hello!” We hope you are having a wonderful summer.  We are busy beavers getting ready for the next school year, planning some great events and fundraisers.

We still have a few committees that are in need of leadership. Please consider helping out with one of them.  Plus, there’s no need to do it alone!  Grab a friend, relative, neighbor, or two to help.

Do you have a skill that you think is worth sharing with adults or children? Please consider running a workshop. Contact information for Jennifer Myszka, PTA President, is on the open committees for the 2017-18 school year.

Last, but not least, please show your support and join/renew your Armstrong PTA membership for only $6! Not only does a membership support the programs (hot lunch, snack day, Field Day, winter dance, Hero Day…to name a few) our  children love, it also includes money-saving benefits with Hertz, Boxed,  MetLife, Staples and Sylvan, to name a few!  In addition, if you become a PTA member before March 1, 2018, you are eligible to apply for the STC Elementary Scholarship (money towards summer camp!).  Parents, children, aunts, uncles, neighbors, businesses are all welcome to join today!  Any questions, e-mail Robyn Black at

Please join us for a PTA meeting and get “behind-the-scenes” information before everyone else! Help shape your child’s year. Meetings are generally on the third Tuesday of the month (September through May) at 7:00PM in the teacher’s lounge. There will be a calendar sent out with all the meeting dates soon. While there is no babysitting available for the meetings, children are welcome to come and sit quietly in the lounge or hallway, and read, do homework, etc.

We hope to hear from you soon; whether it’s to ask about running an event, how you can volunteer, joining Armstrong PTA, attending a meeting, or you simply have a question. We are all in this together,

Jennifer Myszka, Armstrong PTA President

Rhonda Onuszko, Armstrong PTA Vice President

Chrissy Christian, Armstrong PTA Treasurer

Sarah Dean, Armstrong PTA Recording Secretary

Robyn Black , Armstrong PTA Corresponding Secretary

Also, Armstrong’s PBIS Universal team is looking for a parent who is willing to join the committee!  The team meets twice per month on Thursday mornings at 7:45am.  If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Ms. Cooper at (847)357-6700.

The Reflections Program is here for the 2017-2018 school year! Reflections is the National PTA Arts Program that asks students to GET CREATIVE! The theme this year is Within Reach.

Project Due Date: October 20, 2017.

Reflections project categories include: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition,Ÿ Photography, andŸ Visual Arts.

Students can enter as many projects as they like, in as many categories as they like!

So draw, paint, make a collage, write something, take a photo, compose a song, choreograph a dance, or produce a movie! All projects must reflect this year’s theme: Within Reach

All students who participate this year will be recognized! Questions? Please contact Sarah Dean at or  847-226-8792.

There are a lot of rules that go along with the Reflections Program.

For more information, please complete the Reflections Flyer and return it to school.

We will send you an entry form and the Reflections rules for this year!