October 13, 2017

Community Picnic
A special Thanks to all the Parents, Staff, Faculty, and CAPSO Team for making the Community Picnic a fun and successful event! 

 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:
October 16 
  • Archer Golf Tournament
  • Jog-a-Thon Envelopes sent home
October 17 
  • Swun Parent Meeting (8:30am-9:30am) or (5:00pm-
October 20
  • 8th Grade Parent Meeting Check-In
October 25-31
  • Book Fair Week
October 27
  • Free Dress
  • Parent Ed-Mornings with Jessica
October 31
  • Jog-a-Thon/ Chili Lunch/ Halloween 
Annual Fund: 

Many thanks to all the families who made Annual Fund pledges and gifts at the Community Picnic.  We are so grateful for your support.  Our goal is 100% participation from current families.  We aim to get all Pledges by the end of December and all Gifts by the end of May.  Please consider what you family would like to contribute.  Pledges can be made by downloading this form and returning it to school.  If you'd like to pay with a credit card, please click here.  
 Questions?  Please contact your class liaison or Jill at jjacobson@charlesarmstrong.org or 
650-592-7570 ext 1265.

Swun Parent Meeting 10/17 at 8:30am-9:30am or
This year Armstrong is implementing a progressive research based math program called Swun Math. Swun Math analyzes school, and classroom data to provide concise and effective lessons for students to expose and work toward mastery of content based on the Common Core State Standards in mathematics.
Armstrong will continue to meet the kids where they are academically, carefully differentiating instruction based on group placement and the learning needs of each student. Formal and informal assessments are carried out throughout the year to inform planning and ensure meaningful instruction.
We look forward to partnering with you and to answer any questions regarding Swun during this session.

 Armstrong Book Fair Pre-Order Form and  Pre-Paid Certificate is due to Student Service by Monday, October 16.  Please do not miss the opportunity to reserve the latest popular selection including the 
Pre-Order of the next
Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Getaway
Book 12.  This title will make its premier on November 7 th  and if you pre-order this book, it will be delivered here to the Armstrong Library by Hicklebees Book Store for pick up on the 7 th

8th grade parent check in:  Friday, October 20 at 8:30am
8th grade parents are invited to meet for coffee to check in with us about the high school application process.
Bring any questions or just stop by to let us know how it's going.

Alumni High School Panel
7 th and 8 th grade parents, please "save the morning" of November 3 from 8:30am-10:00am if you are interested in attending the Alumni High School Panel at Armstrong. More information will be coming within the next couple of weeks.

W hat is it?
The annual Jog-a-Thon is a donation based run completed by the students to raise money for the Charles Armstrong Parent School Organization (CAPSO). It is CAPSO's only fundraiser of the year.

When/Where is it?

The run will be held on the Armstrong campus on Halloween morning, 10/31/2017.

W h d c o n ta c i h a v qu e s ti o n o w o u l l i ke to volunteer to help?

Linda Stoick-  LindaStoick@gmail.com

Libby Werba - LWerba@aol.com

Library Corner:

The Armstrong Book Fair is coming up soon!
From Wednesday, October 25 th - Tuesday, 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.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our parent book fair coordinator,   Lena Parkinson @   lena.parkinson@gmail.com .  You may also email our school librarian  Mrs. Elfeky @ LElfeky@charlesarmstrong.org
Here's to another outstanding Book Fair! 

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 + @charlesarmstrong.org

How to Email teachers by room:
Example: all teachers in  room 4=
Room04Teachers@charlesa rmstrong.org

How to email teachers by grade level:
Example: all teachers in 7 th grade = 7thgradehomeroomteachers@charlesarmstrong.org