Armstrong Alumni Newsletter
This photo of our new 2017-2018 new faculty is very special because Armstrong Alum, Zach Adamis (bottom row, far right) has joined our Physical Education department as a teaching assistant for lower school!  (We now have two alums on faculty.  Can you name the other one?
High School Student Panel
Spring Alumni Panel
Hopefully you remember how informative it was when Charles Armstrong School alumni returned to campus to speak to the 7th and 8th grade Armstrong students and their parents about the transition to high school.  If you are interested in providing this same opportunity to the current Armstrong middle school students, and are available to be a part of the High School Student Panel on Friday, November 3 from 8am to 10am, please contact Regina Lewis via email at  We are hoping to have a variety of high schools represented by Charles Armstrong Alumni who are now in 9th or 10th grade. 
College Planning Night
Join College Admissions Consultant, Dr. Elizabeth Stone 
at the home of Kathryn & Jim Dwyer 
(parents of Armstrong Alums, Alexa and Zach) in San Mateo 
to discuss 
Navigating the Colleges Admissions Process

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

for location details and to reserve your own copy of
"The  Better  College Essay, Fitting In  and  Standing Out"
by our presenter, Dr. Elizabeth Stone

*This evening is designed primarily for parents of sophomores and juniors in high school and junior students.

Alumni Updates
Michael Kilgariff, Luc Mittlestaedt Graham Russell, Gabe Dippery, Alexander Silva and Liam Thompson. Riorden High School of 2017.  Charles Armstrong Class of 2013.  
Coming soon...more information on dates and activities.
Dear Armstrong Alumni,

We are excited to share our Alumni Focus in an online version.  

Please help us by sharing this newsletter with friends, sending us news and updates and sharing updated email contact information at

Thank you.  

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

College Planning Night:
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time:  7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location:  San Mateo -- See article for details.

Community Picnic:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time:  11:00 AM -1:00 PM
Location:  Armstrong campus
Click here to request a lunch order form or to RSVP.

Holiday Homecoming:
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time:  10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location:  Armstrong Campus
More details to follow.

Community Fundraiser:
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time:  Evening
Location:  SportsHouse in Redwood City
Tickets will be on sale in early 2018. Stay tuned for more information.

Spring Musical Pizza Party:
Friday, May 11, 2018
Time:  6:00 to 7:00 PM
Location:  Bayside Performing Arts Center
More details will follow.

Class of 2018 Reception:  
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time:   5:00 to 6:30 PM
Location:  Armstrong Campus
More details will follow.
Alumni Updates
Lisa Frey -- mother of Nicholas Blanck who attended Armstrong from 3rd to 8th grade writes: 

I want to thank each of you for all of your effort educating my son....

He has successfully completed coursework at the College of San Mateo and Menlo College to be awarded his Bachelor's of Science in Marketing.

Soon he will take his Airline Transport Pilot test which  will allow him to apply for jobs flying for legacy airlines.  
Please keep doing what you are doing.  

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Thanks for the update!  

Let us know what is going on by emailing or  click here to send your updates!  
Alumni Updates
Beth Stanek writes:  

Our son, Buck (Michael), attended Armstrong 1st grade through 4th grade until we moved to the Midwest in 2004.

He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a BS in Journalism, and is now getting his Masters Degree in Writing from the University of Denver. 
He always says that without Armstrong he never would have learned to write.
Alumni Updates
Alumni Updates
Congratulations to Nicholas Gordon who attended Armstrong from 1st to 8th grade and graduated from Sacred High Prep in 2017.  He just started at Pomona College in Claremont, CA.
Alexandra Silva attended Armstrong from 3rd to 8th grade and then attended Drew School in San Francisco for her high school year.  This fall she enrolls at Lewis & Clark in Portland, Oregon.  Congratulations!