December  01, 2017
Financial Aid Applications for 2018-2019
Armstrong has a strong financial aid program which provides tuition assistance to over 25% of our students.  Financial aid grants are based 100% on need and we utilize a third-party software tool (SSS by the National Association of Independent Schools) to ensure we have an equitable and objective process.  All returning families applying for Financial Aid for the 2018-19 School Year must complete an application whether or not they are currently receiving financial assistance from Charles Armstrong School.  When completing the application online at SSS, please use the Charles Armstrong School Code of 2304 to access our school-specific application.
Financial Aid Application Calendar
  • By Friday, January 19, 2018
    • o   Complete Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online at www.sssbynais.org/parents. You can begin your PFS now using your best estimates when asked information about your 2018 income and expenses.
    • o   If you have not already done so, upload your FY 2016 Federal Tax Return including all attachments and W-2 forms and your 2017 W-2.  We will not review any files missing these required documents.
    • As soon as possible, upload the following documents to the SSSbyNAIS website
      • o   Completed FY 2017 Federal Tax Return and all attachments
      • o   Completed IRS form 4506-T
All forms and taxes must be submitted electronically to the SSSbyNAIS website.  Please note that divorced, separated, or never-married parents must each complete the PFS and submit tax documents.  All Financial Aid awards are provisional until the school receives all parts of the application including copies of 2017 taxes.
If you have any questions, please contact Madonna Uyenoyama, Business Office Associate at muyenoyama@charlesarmstrong.org or 650-592-7570, x1228


ATTENTION PARENTS: 
 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:
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

Birthday Messages on the Marquee
 
If you'd like to recognize your Armstrong student on the birthday marquee you by completing this form and returning it to school.  All messages run for one week and say Happy Birthday First Name and Last Initial, (i.e. Happy Birthday Charlie A).  The cost is $25.  (The birthday message is on sale until December 15 th .  After that date, the next opportunity to purchase a birthday message will be at the Community Fundraiser in April.)  

Annual Fund

We are excited to report that more than half our Armstrong families have contributed to the Annual Fund!  Thank you!   We are so grateful for your support.  We hope to get all current families to give or pledge before December 30th
 
Why should you give to the Annual Fund?   Tuition alone does not cover the cost of your students' Armstrong education.  Annual Fund donations help cover the difference.  This money goes to teacher salaries, classroom supplies, and professional development.  These dollars help us to keep class sizes low and offer a robust gifts and talents program. 
  
Why not simply raise tuition?
Raising tuition may discourage students who would benefit from attending Armstrong from applying, which impacts the whole community.  Like Armstrong, almost all independent schools rely heavily on annual fund drives to meet their operating budget. Contributions are tax-deductible while tuition payments are not.
 
How much should I give?
Only you can determine the right amount for your gift.  Families are asked to consider Armstrong a philanthropic priority and make a gift that is appropriate for their family.  All donations are equally appreciated. 
 
Questions?
Jill Jacobson at 650-592-7570 ext. 1265 or jjacobson@charlesarmstrong.org

 

13th Annual Community Fundraiser
Save the Date!
Saturday, April 14, 2018
New Location this year:
Sportshouse in Redwood City
 
The Auction Committee is getting organized for the Community Fundraiser on April 14, 2018 at the SportsHouse.  As you are shopping for the holidays please consider picking up one of these items from our Wish List:
  • A bottle of wine valued over $30
  • A gift card of any amount to any business.
 
Thank you!  Questions?  Contact Cheri Jaunich, Auction Chair, at 650-288-7518 or cjaunich@yahoo.com
 
Donations can be sent to school to the attention of the Development Department in Room 1.
 




Sports Corner:
Our sixth grade boys squad is 2-0  in their young season. They ran all over Pescadero last week over on the coast. This week, they continued that trend, taking on a new school in the league, Synapse School (beautiful gym). Cougars ran out to a 12-0 first quarter lead and never looked back. They ended up defeating Synapse, 25- 12. They're next challenge is Tuesday at Seacrest, in HMB.
 
     The 8 th grade boys team couldn't complete the double header sweep as they fell to Synapse, 30-24. While a decent game overall, rebounding and turnovers hampered the Cougars efforts to win the game.

Attendance:
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


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