November 17, 2017

 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:
November 20
  • 7th & 8th Grade Community Service
November 21
  • Special Person's Day (2nd-4th Grade)
  • Career Day (5th-8th Grade)
  • 12:45pm Early Dismissal (L.S.)
  • 1:00pm Early Dismissal (M.S.)
November 22-24
  • Thanksgiving Break -No School
November 30
  • Spirit Day 
  • Sports Awards Dinner (5:00pm-6:30pm)
December 4-8
  • Annual Food Drive
December 15
  • L.S Winter Assembly (8:20-9:20am)
  • M.S. Talent Show (11:20-12:20pm)
  • Alumni Holiday Homecoming (10:30am-12:30pm)
  • 12:45pm Early Dismissal (L.S.)
  • 1:00pm Early Dismissal (M.S.)
  • Free Dress
December 18- January 1
  • Winter Break- No School
Annual Fund
Many thanks to the over 50% of current Armstrong families that have given to the Annual Fund.  We are so grateful for your support. 
 Why should you give to the Annual Fund? 
Reason 1:  Competitive Salaries and Benefits for our Amazing Faculty
Reason 2:   Small Class Size, supported by 10 Specialty Teachers, 4 Learning Specialists, 3 Instructional Coaches, 2 Teaching Assistants, a Technology Integration Specialist and a Librarian
Reason 3:  A Gift and Talents Program including our renowned Spring Musical, an award-winning art department, a comprehensive music program and dominant and inclusive athletic teams
Reason 4:  State of the Art Learning Environments including our iPad program and new MakerSpace
Reason 5:  Outstanding Research-based Professional Development for exceptional teaching

13 th Annual Community Fundraiser
Saturday, April 14, 2018
New Location this year:
SportsHouse in Redwood City
But we are planning a pitch for auction items the 3 Fridays in December.

November 21, 2017
The teachers in grades 2-4 have a  wonderful day planned with their
classes to share with their
Special People.
Please let your Special Person know that there will be parking monitors outside to direct them where to park. Please have your child's special person arrive to campus by 8:30am. They will check-in in front of Student Service. Then, they will proceed for a Welcoming Assembly in the Multi and head to your child's classroom for the day. Lunch will be from La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant. All students, faculty, staff, and Special people will be fed . School Foodies will not deliver on Tuesday.

Career Day
Tuesday, November  21 st
is  Career Day  for students in grade 5th-8th.  On this day, students get the opportunity to meet with Armstrong alumni, parents and other friends of the school and learn more about their work.  We have a great line-up of speakers this year, including several Armstrong Alumni.  Students have  signed up for sessions  Please make sure your student is at school on this important day.  
Career Day  takes place while students in grades 2 through 4 celebrate  Special Persons Day , but  Career  Day
is for students only. Lunch will be provided for all students on Career Day.  

An Update on the Bear Books Project

A big thank you goes to our seventh grade families for their support in dressing/accessorizing the teddy bears for the Bear Books community service project!
All dressed up/accessorized bears are due back to school Friday, December 1.
Books and bears will be picked up by a Child Advocate representative on Tuesday, December 4. 

All bears are due back Friday, December 1, 2017.
The Seventh Grade Team

 CAPSO Corner
Thanksgiving just might be the very best holiday of the whole year.  No mandatory gifts to buy.  No insane decorating.  Lots of quality time with family and friends.  And the only expectation is to eat. A lot.  So when your child tells you that the best part about Thanksgiving is "the rolls," just smile and think of all the relative holiday ease that comes with this very special holiday!
CAPSO is thankful to all of you!  We thank all the parents and community members who are participating in Career Day on Tuesday.  We thank all the friends and family members who will be on campus for Special Person's Day.  It will be fun!
We hope some of you made it to last week's Common Ground speaker.  We thank
Diana Hawkins Manuelian  and Kristin Fiore for leading the Common Ground effort at Armstrong. 
Thank you to our Treasurer,
Sandy Moore, and our Auditor,
Sinead Foley, for maintaining our books.  Be sure to send any CAPSO reimbursable receipts to Sandy.
Thank you to our Art Room Volunteer Coordinator,
Sara Valentine, and our Library Volunteer Coordinator,
Yu-Ting Wang.    If you can be on campus during the day, please please please sign up to help in the art room or the library.
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Finally, thank you to our Lost & Found Chairs,
Hannah Formolo and
Holly Davidson, for returning so so many blue fleeces and sweatshirts. 
With gratitude,
Katie Storey & Kim Bottoms
CAPSO Co-Chairs
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 =

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