September 22, 2017
Community Picnic: 

Join us for our Annual Community Picnic on 
At Charles Armstrong School from 11:00am-1:00pm
RSVP Forms were sent home in the Back to School Night Packet, if you did not receive one please click here
Please DO NOT email Lunch Orders (turn them in to Student Services or your child's classroom teacher).
School Foodies will not be delivering lunch on this day.
Please drop off Lunch Orders at school.
There are volunteer openings for:
Set up
Help kids do identified craft activity
Hand out lunches
Face painting
Clean up
Interested volunteers can contact  
Not Ordering lunch and coming to the Community Picnic? Click here to RSVP. 

If you have any questions, please email Ruby Ruiz

 Please sign into Student Services prior to going to your child's classroom or anytime you're on campus. 
You are required to sign in at Student Services for safety reasons. 

Important Safety Reminder:
For the safety of our students, please remember they must
exit your car at drop-off only from the passenger side. 
Please  DO NOT
 use cell phones when driving onto campus. 

 Important Upcoming Dates:
September 25
  • Parent Ed-Mornings with Jessica (8:30-9:30am)
September 26
  • Picture Day
September 27
  • Parent/ Teacher Conferences
September 28-29
  •  Parent/ Teacher Conferences (No Classes for Students)

This year's musical will be
Disney's The Beauty and the Beast Jr. 
Stop by the music room before or after your child's conference to learn more about how they can participate and parent volunteer opportunities.
Contact Suzanne Springs or 
Cindy Pistone with questions.

Parents - come meet the specialty teachers during fall conferences!
The specialty teachers invite you to stop for a visit when you're on campus for parent-teacher conferences. Please come in to meet these wonderful teachers, see their classrooms, and learn more about their programs!
Lynne Elfeky - Library
Suzanne Springs - Multi
Cindy Pistone - Music Room
Kristi Martinez-O'Hara & Dylan Jones - Art Room
Russ Smith, Zak Kowal, Scott Douthit & Zach Adamis - PE Office 

Learning Lab - 1
st Quarter
Learning Lab will begin on 
Monday, September 25 th
A brochure showing the classes offered this quarter was emailed this past Tuesday.

 Picture Day 
September 26th:
LifeTouch will take individual and class pictures of our  students. Order forms have been sent home. If you did not receive one please email Laura Fabela
Common Ground Speaker Series: 
Robert Sapolsky, PhD
Behave: Why We Do the Things We Do

Wednesday, September 27, 9:30 am The Nueva School (*Bay Meadows Campus)
Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

Dr. Robert Sapolsky's witty and entertaining tour of the science of human behavior will enlighten parents about their children's behavior, helping them to understand why they act in ways that often leave parents baffled.

For more information on this event: 

For more information on upcoming speakers visit the Common Ground website

Library Corner:

The Armstrong Book Fair is coming up soon!
From Wednesday, October 25 th - Wednesday, October 31 st the entire Multipurpose Room will be transformed into a wonderful bookstore, in partnership with the Book Fair Division of Hicklebee's Books in San Jose.  Anticipate to receive on Friday,October 6 th you will receive the packet that will include information about the book fair, book pre-order form and the pre-order payment certificate. 
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our parent book fair coordinator, Lena Parkinson @ .  You may also email our school librarian Mrs. Elfeky @
Here's to another outstanding Book Fair! 

Jog-a-Thon 2017


Happy birthday to our faculty and staff with September birthdays:

Ms. Maiden (Middle School Learning Specialist) - 9/23
Ms. Ruby! (Marketing, Development, and everything) - 9/27
Enjoy the weekend,
Katie Storey & Kim Bottoms
CAPSO Co-Chairs
Sports Corner:

Let the games begin!
The Girls Volleyball A & B Teams have their first games this Thursday against Sea Crest in Half Moon Bay. And next Tuesday, (B Team) vs Bowman. Bump, Set, Spike girls!
Next week the Cross Country Team starts their season at the beautiful Crystal Spring Cross Country Course right here in Belmont.
The Flag Football team still has some time to prepare before their games start in October.
Come cheer on our athletes! Go Cougars!

Garden Elective:

Garden elective is looking for metal recycled materials for their art d├ęcor creation. USED is BEST - please don't buy anything new at a store but thrift shopping is ok as it will be UPCYCLED!
-           Metal bottle caps (clean)
-           Metal utensils (older and more interesting the better!)
-           Ball jar lids
-           Nuts and bolts in larger sizes
-           Other interesting metal objects (like cheese grater, mini tart pans)
-           Wine corks
-           Succulent plants and succulent cuttings
-           Small, colorful ceramic pots
-           Colorful / printed ceramic or glass tiles leftover from a home project
-           Few 12"-18" tree stumps (good and safe for sitting on)
You can drop off items to the art room or Student Services. Please see Ms. Martinez in the Art room if you have any questions! 

Please remember to phone in your child's absence to the Attendance Line at 650-592-7570 Option 1 by 9:00am each day your child is absent, going to be late, or out of the classroom for testing or vacation. Please State:
1) Child's Name
2) Child's Classroom
3) Reason for Absence

Lost & Found: 
Please write your child's name
and classroom # on all
sweatshirts and jacket!!
Each week the bin is emptied.
Labeled clothing is washed and
returned to the classrooms.
Clothing that is not labeled is
donated to the Uniform Bank.

After School Care 

The After School Care Coordinators are:
Jennifer Herrick, Meghan Jauregui & Patrick Hughes

Lower School Location:
 Armstrong Campus Library

Middle School Location: Room 20

Hours: 2:45-5:30 pm M,T,TH, & F
12:45-5:30 pm Wednesdays 

Contact Number: 650-730-6152

Team Teaching & Communications 
We ask that when you send an email to your child's teacher, please include all the teachers in your child's classroom. You can find their names in the class placement list emailed to you this summer or on WhippleHill. 

How to Email a teacher:
Use their first initial and  full
last name +

How to Email teachers by room:
Example: all teachers in  room 4=

How to email teachers by grade level:
Example: all teachers in 7 th grade =