December  15, 2017

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 18- January 1
  • Winter Break- No School
January 2
  • School resumes
January 5
January 12
  • Health Ed. Parent Info (5th-8th Grade 8:30-9:30am) RSVP: Nicholas Peruzzaro
  • M.S. Band Performance
Annual Fund in Action: 
Lower School Winter Program

Annual Fund

It is not too late to give to the Annual Fund.
Don't forget...all Annual Fund contributions support the current operating budget - YOUR CHILD will benefit from YOUR contribution.
As you consider your year-end charitable giving, please consider giving to Armstrong.
As you know, gifts made before December 31 may be eligible for a deduction in the current tax year. Please know that the Development Office is closed for Winter Break (Monday, December 18 - Tuesday, January 2) and our ability to process gifts during that period is limited.
During Winter break, to give
* with a credit card, visit
* mail your check to the school.
* To make a gift of securities or if you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Wolfe Funai, Director of Development, (650)592-7570 ext. 1206 or cwolfefunai@charlesarmstrong.org . She will be checking both during break and your call or email will be returned. 
Thank you so much for supporting our wonderful school!
 
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. 
   
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, 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 in January. 


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
    • 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.
    •  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
      •   Completed FY 2017 Federal Tax Return and all attachments
      •   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

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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Faculty & Staff Information: 

Professional Development  Dates:

1/3/2018
1/3/2018 1:00 - 1:30 Teaming Faculty classrooms
1:30 to 2:20 Work groups Faculty/Staff classrooms
2:20 to 2:30 Development Faculty/Staff Multi
2:30 to 3:30 Mindfulness presentation Faculty/Staff Multi



Faculty & Staff Luncheons:
January 24