February 9, 2018


Students from many classrooms created 125 sweet, thoughtful and beautiful cards that were sent on to a unit in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky last week. 

 
 We have added some new clothing items to the approved uniform list!

Please check out the softer fabric skorts, skirts and pants and the wick - away polo shirts. 


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:
February 12
  • 8th Grade Parent Meeting Check-in 
  • CAIS  Accreditation Visit  
February 13
  • CAIS Accreditation Visit
February 14
  • Free Dress Day (red/white/pink)
  • CAIS Accreditation Visit
February 16
  • L.S. Talent Show (8:30-10:00am)
  • 12:45pm Early Dismissal (L.S.)
  • 1:00pm Early Dismissal (M.S.)
  • Free Dress
February 19-23
  • February Break-No School
February 27
  • 100th Day of School
  • Spirit Day
On April 14, 2018, Charles Armstrong School will host its 13 th Annual Community Fundraiser and Benefit Auction at the SportsHouse in Redwood City.  The Auction Committee needs your help to make the Community Fundraiser Silent Auction a success!   All ideas are welcome!  Here are a few things from our wish list to get your creative juices flowing. 
SILENT AUCTION WISH LIST AT A GLANCE
TOURS, BACKSTAGE PASSES & BEHIND THE SCENES EVENTS  
TICKETS - WARRIORS, GIANTS, A's, SHARKS, RAIDERS, EARTHQUAKES, CONCERTS, THEATER, COMEDY CLUBS, etc.
GETAWAYS - VACATION RENTAL, TIMESHARES, etc.  
HONEY-DO LIST HANDYMAN SERVICES, etc.
HOST A PARTY OR EVENT
WINE - ($30+ please)
GIFT CERTIFICATES - any amount - RETAIL, GROCERY, GASOLINE, RESTAURANTS, NAIL SALONS, T-PUMPS, ICE CREAM, CAR WASH, etc.
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS - ARCHITECT, DENTIST, CHEF, ORTHODONTIST, AESTHETICIAN, WINDOW WASHER, MASSEUSE, PROF ORGANIZER, LANDSCAPE, BABYSITTING, etc.
Have an idea?  Call Cheri to brainstorm!
650-288-7518




Armstrong's Lower School Talent Show
February 16th, 2018

 
Join us on February 16th from 8:20-9:20 in the Armstrong Multipurpose room for the Lower School Talent Show. The talent show is an optional performance, please check with your child if they signed up. Contact Cindy Pistone or Suzanne Springs with questions. 

Are You Ready For Summer?
 
Summer School and Summer Camp Registration Has Started
 
 
To secure your child's place, please complete the registration form through the link below. Armstrong families get priority registration for our summer program. Available spaces for current Armstrong students are filled on a first come, first serve basis (this includes receiving the registration form and payment on Smart Tuition) and are limited by class size. 
 
Any remaining available spaces after February 5, may be filled with non-Armstrong students.
 
 
 
 
Program Dates:
July 2- July 27, 2018,
with no school and no camp on July 4
Time:  
Morning Academic Program for rising 2nd-7th grade: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Note: classes may be combined based on enrollment numbers per grade level 
Afternoon Camp Program: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuition:  
Morning Academic Program for rising 2nd-7th grade: $2890
Afternoon Camp Program:$1730
You will be billed directly through SMART TUITION

*If you are currently awarded financial aid with Charles Armstrong, your child's summer school tuition will also be eligible for financial aid. If this applies to your family, please contact Madonna Uyenoyama in the business office at 650-592-7570 x1228 to assist you in calculating your summer school tuition payment. 


Armstrong's Summer School  provides students entering Grades 2 through 7 daily instruction in math and language arts remediation in addition to strength-based classes such as art, music, and dance. In small group language and math classes, teachers foster a supportive learning community that focuses on review and reinforcement of academic skills. Our program uses the same curricula and teaching methods that we employ during the regular school year. All classes are multi-sensory, and allow students the opportunity to gain confidence in a supportive and rigorous learning environment. Families have the opportunity to attend one parent-teacher conference at the end of the session.
 
Main components of the Morning Academic Program:
*         Community-building class meetings and assemblies
*         Small group language arts remediation with particular emphasis on spelling and decoding skills
*         Small group math instruction
*         One strength-based class (such as Art, Dance, Music, Stop-Motion Animation, and Cognitive Development)
 
Academics Overview
Small Group Language Classes
In the Grades 2 and 3, language arts classes follow the Fundations and Wilson Reading Systems. Both programs focus on phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling. They serve as intervention programs to help reduce reading and spelling failure.
Language arts classes in Grades 4-6 follow curriculum from the Just Words, Wilson Reading System, and Language! Program by Voyager Sopris Learning. Just Words is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4-12. It encompasses a sophisticated study of word structure with explicit teaching of "how English works" for both decoding and spelling automaticity. Language! integrates reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, foundational skills, and spoken English.
In the 7th grade, language arts classes follow the Language! program.
 
Small Group Math Classes:
The small group math classes in the lower grades focus on review and strengthening of concepts, such as number sense, basic place value, addition and subtraction, and time and money. In the upper elementary grades, teacher focus on advanced place value, multiplication and division concepts, and fractions. Math in middle school focuses on fractions and decimals, numerical operations, and number theory. Math teachers use multi-sensory strategies and methodologies to support students' deep understanding of math.
 
If you need more information contact 
Note: classes may be combined based on enrollment numbers per grade level 

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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