It is time to begin placing nominations for next year’s PTA officers. This is an important task because it sets the leadership for PTA in the coming year. Take a moment to consider the direction you would like PTA to take next year, as well as who can make that happen.
Becoming involved in the PTA is an excellent way to support your children in their education! Nominate a friend, a neighbor, or even yourself (Who knows better than YOU, what a great job YOU would do?)
Positions available are:
President – Heads up the PTA, presides at all PTA meetings, signs checks for PTA account, attends monthly district meetings and creates PTA meeting agenda. Weekly time investment.
Vice President – Serves as an aide to the president, assumes duties should the president not be able to attend or continue in that position, and signs checks for PTA account. Attends monthly PTA meetings. Minimal time investment.
Treasurer – Maintains all PTA financial records and reports. Keeps an accurate record of receipts and expenditures. Submits PTA taxes and processes reimbursements. Responsible for writing checks and obtaining appropriate signatures. Attends monthly PTA meetings. Weekly time investment, as well as stopping in the school office on a regular basis.
Recording Secretary – Records and distributes minutes of all PTA meetings. Attends monthly PTA meetings. Monthly time investment.
Corresponding Secretary – Reports correspondence of the PTA as well as purchases staff/PTA member gifts throughout the school year as needed. Attends monthly PTA meetings. Minimal time investment.
Each of these positions carries a one-year term and an individual can serve no more than two consecutive terms.
Note: Officers must be PTA members and are required to attend training classes.
No one can be nominated without his or her consent, and all nominations will be handled confidentially. Self-nominations are welcome. A person can also be nominated for multiple positions. Of course, a person would only be elected for one position through the school year. A nomination form was sent home with students, but there is also a printable version.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Dean at SarahMDean@gmail.comor 847-226-8792. You can also contact Tina Mielke at 847-357-6742 or TinaMielke@sd54.org. Tina and Sarah are the chairpersons of the Nominating Committee. Sarah is also the current PTA Vice President.
Please return the nominations form to the school office by Thursday, February 21st.
As part of its commitment to life-long learning, the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs (STC) offers scholarships for summer programs and camps to District 54 students currently in kindergarten through seventh grade who wish to broaden their education, talents and experiences.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ
Registration is encouraged so that your child can secure a spot in the camp/program you have put on the application. If you choose to wait to see if you have received a scholarship, you run the risk of the camp/program that you have applied for being full or cancelled.
Changing of programs/camps will not be permitted once you have been notified that you have received the scholarship awards for the camp/program listed on your application.
Please submit the online application form or the printable application form andsend all required documentation to your child’s school office by the date designated by your PTA/PTSA Elementary Scholarship Coordinator. Required documentation should be placed in a sealed envelope, labeled STC Elementary Scholarship Application; please do not staple/tape/paperclip anything together.
A full and complete application must include all of the following:
- Completion of ALL sections of the online form: 2018 Elementary Summer PTA Scholarship Online Application
- You can also print out the application, complete it, and send it to your school office: 2018 Elementary Summer PTA Scholarship Printable Application
- A copy of the summer camp/program brochure with description (including cost information). Do not send entire catalog/website information.
- A copy of the completed application/registration form (no exceptions)
- A copy (not the original) of the parent/guardian PTA/PTSA membership card for the 2017-18 academic year, or written verification of PTA/PTSA membership from local unit membership chair or local unit president. (Parent/Guardian must be a PTA member at the school attended by the child applying for the scholarship. Must be a PTA member by March 1, 2018).
Please note that any application not meeting all of the criteria will be disqualified. No materials will be returned.
Scholarships will be awarded for the full cost of the summer program/camp up to $125.
- All scholarship checks will be forwarded directly to the summer program/camp.
- One application may be submitted per student.
- No household will be awarded more than one scholarship each year.
- No student will be awarded a scholarship for more than two consecutive years.
The summer program or camp must start on or after June 1, 2018 and be completed by September 1, 2018. To comply with the Bylaws of PTA, to be “noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan,” a camp with the purpose of religious instruction will be ineligible for a scholarship.
All candidates will be notified of committee decisions by the beginning of May, 2018.
Scholarship recipients are encouraged to notify STC describing the benefits of having attended the camp/program for which the scholarship is received.
Please note that this program is not the same, nor is it affiliated with the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation Memorial Scholarship Grant program.
Join us at McDonald’s on Higgins Rd. (2270 W. Higgins) for McTeacher’s Night. Bring some cash to tip our wonderful Armstrong teachers and purchase a pie as well. Join us on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 5-8 pm for this fun evening!
Make sure to bring your flyer!
Join us on Jan. 9 at Cafe Zupas! Armstrong PTA will get 25% of all sales from 5-9 pm.
Don’t forget to take your coupons – Cafe Zupas
Join the Armstrong PTA and get ready for the Holidays at the First Annual PTA Vendor Sale.
Owlnado Custom Lures
FaZainab Henna & Jewelry
Friday, November 17, 6pm – 8pm
Saturday, November 18, 10am – 1pm
Armstrong School Gym
It is all about memories. Memories of special friends, special teachers and special days. Help your child remember those fun-filled times forever. Your yearbook captures the events and people that make school special.
We are now taking orders for the 2017-18 Armstrong Yearbook. We have sold out in past years, so do not wait.
To order your child’s yearbook, return the attached order form along with your check made out to Armstrong PTA for $20.00 in an envelope Attention Kim Conjardi. If you would like to pay with cash please pay in person at a PTA meeting. PTA will not be responsible for lost or missing cash. We can’t issue refunds for duplicate orders. Please e-mail email@example.com if you have any questions about your order.
Looking for an easy way to check off some holiday shopping? Consider purchasing gift cards from the Armstrong PTA Scrips Gift Card Fundraiser! Orders are due Wednesday, November 15th! Just send in orders with your students marked – PTA Gift Card order (checks payable to Armstrong PTA).
We offer many gift cards to choose from Buona Beef, Binny’s, Hair Cuttery, Oberweis, Mario Tricoci, Sephora, Amazon Prime Membership, Walmart, Target and much much more. See attached list for all cards that are available – new cards have been added!
NOTE: You pay ONLY the face value of the card. Same as what you would pay in-store. PTA earns percentage next to the gift card from the store itself!
Gift Cards will be ready for pick up at school on Tuesday, December 12th during the PTA meeting from 630-730pm.
If you have any questions, please contact our Scrip Coordinator, Christi Trinco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-885-3466.
Armstrong PTA offers optional treats one Wednesday a month during lunch time.
Please remember to send a lunch with your child on these days as these are only treats and should not be considered a lunch.
If your child is absent, you may come to school during the lunch time (11:00-12:45) to pick up your order. Snacks will not be held over to the next day and there is no reimbursement due to absence.
Please remember to mark all selections including choice of toppings and flavors. If no choice is made, you will receive the first option. A confirmation letter will be sent home at a later date.
Any overages will be considered a donation to the PTA.
Please return the entire order form with payment (checks made out to Armstrong PTA) to school by Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Offerings are for the entire year with a one-time payment option. If you would like to pay with cash please pay in person at a PTA meeting or contact a committee member to make arrangements to pay cash in person. PTA will not be responsible for lost or missing cash.
We would like to invite all students and their Dads (and/or other significant males…Grandpas, Uncles, etc) to join us and share some donuts before school.
Sincerely, The Armstrong PTA
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 substance(s), caution should be exercised
PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of the students at Armstrong, the school parking lot will be closed for Donuts with Dads. Please use on-street parking
Please return this form by Tuesday, October 24.
Please consider helping out the PTA next year, we have a few open committee positions.