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Field Day Pizza Lunch

During the last week of school, our usual Pizza Friday will be changed to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 for Field Day!  Students may choose to purchase a slice of pizza for a special hot lunch for $2.

Charity Collections Tied to Spirit Day Friday, May 24th

From May 21, 2019 through May 24, 2019 we are collecting monetary donations (pennies, nickels, dimes, dollars, etc.) for several great causes!  On Friday, May 24, 2019 your child will wear the color of their grade level ribbon to represent that cause.  The grade level that collects the most money, will have all donations go to that cause!

Kindergarten will be collecting for Pancreatic Cancer and will wear purple on Friday, May 24th.

First Grade will be collecting for Autism and will wear puzzle pieces or rainbow colors on Friday, May 24th.

Second Grade will be collecting for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation and will wear orange and/or green on Friday, May 24th.

Third Grade will be collecting for Hard of Hearing and will wear light gray on Friday, May 24th.

Fourth Grade will be collecting for Heart Disease and will wear red on on Friday, May 24th.

Fifth Grade will be collecting for Colon Cancer and will wear blue on Friday, May 24th.

Sixth Grade will be collecting for Breast Cancer and will wear pink on Friday, May 24th.

Thanks for your support!

Nacho Day Wednesday May 22nd

Bring in $3.00 for each order of nachos your child would like to eat on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  Drinks are not included.  In light of the fact that this food is prepared off site, trace amounts of peanuts and other nuts may be present.  If your child is allergic to nuts or other food substances, caution should be exercised.

Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Mr. Parks needs your help to make Field Day 2019 a success on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 rain or shine!  Please consider donating your time to participate in and monitor an assigned activity station and to help make Field Day fun and memorable for Armstrong students!

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Parks at 847-357-2198 or

If you are interested in volunteering, please turn in the Field Day Volunteer form to your child’s classroom teacher.  The printable version of the Field Day Volunteers Form was sent home with students previously.


The Crayon Initiative – Bring Your Broken Crayons to Armstrong!

To end the year strong, Armstrong has paired with The Crayon Initiative to collect the loose, broken crayons around Armstrong as we clean out our desks and maybe even homes.   The mission of The Crayon Initiative is to recycle used and unwanted crayons to preserve our environment and enrich the lives of hospitalized children through art and imagination.

Last year we were able to send nearly 100 lbs of crayons to California and I hope to do the same this year!

Thank you for giving your crayons a new life!  Check out the video for more information about this amazing program!

Last Day of School

Due to the number of severe weather days when school was cancelled this year, the District 54 School Board officially set June 6, 2019 as the last day of school. This will be a half-day of school to make up for the half-day missed when school was cancelled January 30, 2019.  Please note we will dismiss students at 11:40 a.m. on the last day of school, June 6, 2019..

Social Emotional Learning Focus

At school, we have been talking about Self-Awareness and Personal Goals and would like to share ways you can continue the learning at home. The following questions/scenarios can be completed anytime. Talking with your children will reinforce the social emotional life skills needed. We hope you enjoy the valuable discussions with your children!

In Kindergarten through Second Grade, you can tell your child what strengths you believe you possess and ask your child what strengths he/she possesses.  Ask your child about her/his goals in school.  “What is a personal goal you’d like to set at home?”  Celebrate each step your child takes to accomplishing his/her goal.

In Third through Sixth Grade, you can ask your child, “What messages do you want your actions to send to others? How will you ensure you are sending the messages you want to send?  How does your behavior influence others?  What can you do to positively influence others?”  You can also discuss how sometimes distractions come in the way of reaching our goals.  Talk about what might distract your child from reaching a goal and how he/she can work to  combat it.

IAR Music Video Starring Armstrong Staff

Armstrong Teachers are excited for our 3rd through 6th grade students to show what they know on the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)!


District 54 Summer Band and Orchestra

Registration for District 54’s Summer Band and Orchestra program has begun!  Students who have completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and have had lessons on their instrument in the District 54 instrumental music program for at least one school year are eligible to enroll.  Summer Band and Orchestra will take place July 8-25 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Addams Junior High School.  Registration forms are available from any instrumental music teacher or at  If you have questions, please contact our band/orchestra teacher, Mr. Sroka or Mrs. Martin, or call 847-357-5138.

Registration for the 2019/2020 School Year

Registration for the 2019/2020 year will be available through the parent portal starting Monday, April 1, 2019.  If you do not have a parent portal account, you should have received an email on March 15, 2019 with instructions and a link to do so.

Beginning this year, the district is contracting with a third-party vendor to automatically verify student address information. If your residency is verified electronically, you will not need to submit any additional paperwork to certify that you live within the district’s boundaries. To verify residency, the vendor will use a parent’s name and address to crosscheck the information against electronic databases from other organizations, such as utility companies.  We anticipate most addresses will be verified electronically. If we cannot verify your address electronically, we will send you a letter detailing what additional information you will need to provide in order to register your child for the upcoming school year.