Armstrong Alumni Newsletter

Happy Valentine's Month!!
Summer Opportunity at Armstrong
Charles Armstrong School Summer Camp Directors are beginning the process of recruiting counselors for 2017.  This awesome program needs enthusiastic employees to keep it running smoothly and provide the campers great activities and support.

Camp runs during the month of July in the afternoons. We plan a variety of activities (PE, arts and crafts, cooking, etc.) when we are on campus. We also travel to different bay area locations (waterpark, baseball game, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, etc.). 

Click here to see the full job description and information about how to apply.

Alum Elaina Vielbaum with summer campers at  BBQ.
Zach Adamis (left) and Andrew Gaddis (right) with an Armstrong Summer camper.
Community Fundraiser is Around the Corner
Mark your calendars...the 12th Annual Community Fundraiser and Benefit Auction will be
Saturday, March 25, 2017
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco

Tickets are on sale now.
Tickets can be purchased on-line by  clicking here .

Special Pricing for Alumni Under 30:
$30 until February 28
$35 March 1-17
$45 March 18 and afte

Standardized Testing  News
Retta Robertson -- parent of alum, Kinsey, recently shared her learning about accommodations for standardized tests on the Armstrong Alumni Parent Yahoo group.

She wrote:

You do want to make sure to start the process of requesting accommodations to the College Board in plenty of time, as soon as they post available test dates. If you want to take the test multiple times, a new request must be made each time.
Also, AP course accommodations for testing is a separate request to the College Board, so again make sure you do it in plenty of time prior. Once approval has been received for AP testing accommodations, it is good for the student's entire high school career. No need to reapply each year for each test. Just the one time does it.

Not a member of the Armstrong Alumni Parents group yet?  To join, click here or send an email to are part of the Armstrong community for life.

Armstrong Alumni,

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Thank you.  

Alumni Update
Alexis Messersmith and Brittney Kitaura, Armstrong alums, who are both now juniors at Notre Dame High School, volunteered at a local San Carlos Elementary School wrapping presents for their annual holiday boutique. Ms. Martinez is on the holiday boutique committee at her daughters' elementary school. 

Thanks for sharing.

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Alumni Update
Armstrong Alum, Ben Gurewitz, presented the Student Testimonial at the recent PEN - Parents Education Network -- Annual Luncheon.  Ben is currently a student at U.C. Davis who spoke passionately about the power of the SAFE program to empower students with learning differences. (SAFE is a student leadership program created as part of PEN.)
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Community Fundraiser:
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time:  6:30 - 10:30 PM
Location:  California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park
See details in the article.

Spring Musical (Lion King, Jr.) Pizza Party:
Friday, May 5, 2017
Time:  evening before the show
More details will follow.

Class of 2017 Reception:  
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time:    TBD
Location:  Armstrong Campus
More details will follow.

Alumni Facebook Page
Armstrong Alumni have their own Facebook page which includes  invitations  to upcoming campus events, campus updates, and photos from then and now.  Click on the icon (below)  or search Charles Armstrong School Alumni to visit the page and follow our updates.