March 29, 2018
Auction Item Of The Week

Ladies Spa Day - $250/pp
A day of pampering! Start your morning with a fresh pressed juice to refresh and nourish. Join the mid-morning yoga class to strengthen your body and clear your mind. Then either sit by the pool with a magazine and a glass of champagne or enjoy a poolside shoulder massage. Find your way to the salon for a mani or a pedi or stay by the pool for lunch and a chat with the other gals. Leave with a special gift. You'll finish refreshed and relaxed. Your hostesses will do all they can to make your day wonderful.
Date: September 13, 2018 10am-2pm
Where: Kelly Bates' house, Woodside
Hosts: Kelly Bates, Kristin Chotai, and Jenny Stein








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:
April 2-6 
  • Spring Break-No School
April 10
  • 4th Quarter Begins
April 14
  • Annual Community Fundraiser
April 18
  • Science Day
April 23-27
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation
April 24
  • Last Day to Turn in Raffle Tickets
Mark Your Calendars!!
 

The Community Fundraiser is on April 14, 2018 at the SportsHouse in Redwood City from 6:30 to 10:30 PM! 
 
Who Is Invited?
This event is designed for the whole family and all of your friends  Everyone is welcome.  
 
What Happens at the Community Fundraiser?
Activities  include: field games, photo booth, silent auction, tons of sports, dancing, a preview of our upcoming musical -- Beauty and the Beast, Bounce houses, a wine raffle and more!
 
To learn more?
Click here to read more about the Community Fundraiser.

Still have questions?
Contact:  events@charlesarmstrong.org or 650-592-7570 ext 1265
 
Want to Help?
Aside from helping to make the evening a success, volunteering at the event is a great way to meet and connect with other members of our school community.  To see the opportunities or 
 
Want to Donate?
We are still accepting bottles of wine (valued at $30 or more) for our Wine Raffle.  Drop off in Room 1 before Spring Break.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: TICKET PRICES INCREASE MONDAY 4/2/18 FOR THE BEST PRICE, 
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!



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 served 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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