November 3, 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 6
  • 2nd Quarter Ends
November 7
  • Retake Picture Day
November 8-10
  • 5th Grade Outdoor Ed Trip
November 14
  • Panoramic Picture
November 16
November 17
  • Free Dress
  • Parent Ed-Morning w/ Jessica (8:30-9:30am)
  • M.S. Dance (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Annual Fund
What are you doing this weekend?
The Development Department suggests 3 important things!
  1. Change your clocks.  Fall back one hour on Saturday evening.
  2. Take down your Halloween decorations.
  3. And....make your Annual Fund gift or pledge!  Click here to pay on-line. Or to make a pledge click here

Co mmon Ground Speaker Series

Lee Mun Wah
Creating Community & Connection Across Cultures

Tuesday, November 7, 9am The Harker School, Middle School Campus
Tuesday, November 7, 7pm Woodside Elementary School
Wednesday, November 8, 7pm Menlo School, Athletics Centre

Join us for an U ncommon Common Ground workshop led by master diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah. As parents and educators, we will learn how to build a sense of community among multicultural groups to better encourage our children in doing the same.

For more information on this event, click here
For more information on upcoming speakers visit the Common Ground website

Art recess Needs Volunteers!
Armstrong's ever-popular art recess meets Mondays and Tuesdays and gives lower school students the chance to get creative in the art room during recess.  (How lucky are they?)  We need parent volunteers from 11:20 to 12:05 to help quickly set up, supervise kids for safety and assist with quick clean up.  No MFA needed!  
Our amazing art teachers, students and community thank you in advance.
Contact Sara Valentine at with any questions, or Sign up at 

Library Needs Volunteers!
The Library needs your help!  Volunteer to help our amazing librarian, Lynne Elfeky, shelve books and organize the library.  This is an easy job right after drop off or pick up.  Sign up here

November 21, 2017
The teachers in grades 2-4 have a
wonderful day planned with their
classes to share with their
Special People.
Please RSVP to your classroom
teachers and let them know who will
be coming as your child's
Special Person.
School Foodies will not be delivering lunch on this day. Lunch will be served to the entire
school and guests.
Volunteers Needed: 
Email Ruby Ruiz if you are available to volunteer. 

Career Day
Tuesday, November  21 st
is  Career Day  for students in grade 5 to 8.  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 a veterinarian, a producer, a global manufacturer, and several emergency service personnel, including some who helped with the recent North Bay fires.  In addition, the three most highly rated speakers from last year are all returning.  Students will sign up for sessions in their advisories soon.  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.  (Please remember to cancel your School Foodies order as needed.)

Librarians Corner:
A thank you to the Armstrong Community for supporting another successful Hicklebees Book Fair.  Much appreciation to CAPSO, the Book Fair coordinator Lena Parkinson and the numerous helpful volunteers for promoting and organizing the event. The students and families were filled with enthusiasm and happiness as they shopped about for interesting books and favorite merchandise. What a wonderful event.  Happy Reading!
CAPSO Corner

Halloween was nothing short of epic at Armstrong.  Thanks to you, CAPSO's Jog-a-Thon raised nearly $35K to support our teachers and classrooms.  (If you missed turning in your envelope, you can still donate!  Visit and click on "Support Armstrong." You can specify your gift go toward the Jog-a-Thon.)  Thanks to you, Armstrong kids jogged, grooved, partied and paraded on Halloween day.  And thanks to you, we had another successful Book Fair with Armstrong students excited about books and reading (and yes, Silly Putty too)!
There are several CAPSO superstars who deserve massive amounts of recognition this week.  Our JAT Chairs,  Libby Werba and  Linda Stoick, brought new ideas and energy to pull off a flawless event.  Laurie Stein coordinated the JAT t-shirts alongside our art teachers,  Kristi Martinez and  Dylan Jones.  The gold writing was fancy!  Our Book Fair Chairs,  Lena and  Simon Parkinson, put in countless hours to set up, run and shut down another fantastic Book Fair. All of our dedicated room parents orchestrated Halloween parties and festivities.  And so very many parents were on hand on Tuesday to pitch in and help where needed.  We are grateful to all of you!
We are also grateful to all the faculty and staff who help ensure all the Halloween happenings run safe and smoothly.   Mr. Lortie and  Marco deserve a special shout out, as do  Ruby Ruiz
Cynthia Wolfe Funai and Librarian  Lynne Elfeky
Last but not least, the Chili Cook-Off was a success.  Thanks to all the parents who entered.  It was a close call but congratulations to Blake Buckner for winning. 
Happy Birthday to the following November babies:
Jenny Duong (Accounting) - Nov. 4
Diana Roffman (7 th grade) - Nov. 4
Kim Smith (7 th grade) - Nov. 8
Victor Veal (7 th grade) - Nov. 20
Zach Adamis (PE) - Nov. 30
Have a restful weekend and remember to change your clocks! 
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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