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May 22, 2017
MAY 26               FIELD DAY
MAY 26               EARLY DISMISSAL 1:00 PM
John S. Armstrong Elementary School
4th Grade Recognition Program
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Auditorium - 8:15 AM

Student dress for the program:  Nice Dressy Clothes
Boys: nice long pants and a nice collared shirt
(no jeans, shorts or athletic pants or shirts; no t-shirts)
Girls: Dress, skirt and blouse, or nice pants and blouse
(no jeans, shorts or athletic pants or shirts; no spaghetti straps or bare midriffs)
Students will need their recorders with the blue neck strap for this program.  

After the program, parents and family members are invited to join 4th Graders in their classrooms for a special presentation, followed by a reception in the Cafeteria.

  • Team t-shirts will be handed out to every child on Thursday, May 25.  Please do not forget to have your child wear their t-shirt on Field Day.Their t-shirt colors are a part of the activities!
  • Please check your students' field day picnic lunch schedule if you plan to join them for the picnic. CAFETERIA WILL BE CLOSED
  • Students should wear running shoes.
  • Please put sunscreen on your child the morning of field day.
  • The last day of school is an early release day. Please pick up your child at1pm.
  • Fourth Graders: Please bring a towel and an extra set of clothes. One of the field day games includes water!


Armstrong Elementary
Field Day 2017, May 26, 2017
Grade Level Schedules & Picnic Location
8:30-9:15 Field Day Exercises
Picnic location -Small Field (South Half)
10:40-10:55 Kinder Recess/11:00-11:30 Kinder Lunch (Crump/Finlay)
10:45-11:00 Kinder Recess/11:05-11:35 Kinder Lunch (Puzuk/Arras)
10:50-11:05 Kinder Recess/11:10-11:40 Kinder Lunch (Edwards)
1st Grade
9:20-10:05 Field Day Exercises
Picnic location - Small Field (North Half)
11:00-11:15 1st Grade Recess/11:20-11:50 1st Grade Lunch (Grigsby/Donham)
11:05-11:25 1st Grade Recess/11:25-11:55 1st Grade Lunch (Roberts/Hughes)
11:10-11:25 1st Grade Recess/11:30-12:00 1st Grade Lunch (Young/Robertson)
2nd Grade
10:10-10:55 Field Day Exercises
Picnic location - Lawn by main entrance
11:20-11:35 2nd Grade Recess/11:40-12:10 2nd Grade Lunch (Rollins/Wolf)
11:25-11:40 2nd Grade Recess/11:45-12:15 2nd Grade Lunch (Bogdovitz/Buys)
11:30-11:45 2nd Grade Recess/11:50-12:20 2nd Grade Lunch (deMarrais)
3rd Grade
11:00-11:45 Field Day Exercises
Picnic Location - Small Field
11:45-11:55 3rd Grade Recess/12:00-12:30 3rd Grade Lunch (Thompson/Giesen)
11:45-12:00 3rd Grade Recess/12:05-12:35 3rd Grade Lunch (Pitts/Brunner)
11:50-12:05 3rd Grade Recess/12:10-12:45 3rd Grade Lunch (Underwood)
4th Grade
Picnic location - Lawn by first grade door
10:50-11:05 4th Grade Recess/11:10-11:40 4th Grade Lunch (Hollier/Mobh)
10:55-11:10 4th Grade Recess/11:15-11:45 4th Grade Lunch (Wiley/Pierce)
11:00-11:15 4th Grade Recess/11:20-11:50 4th Grade Lunch (Davis/Jeter)
11:55-12:55 Field Day Exercises
1:00 Dismissal/Dad's Club Sno Cones
Please remember to stop by the clinic this week to pick up any scheduled or "as needed" medications your student may have in the clinic!  If your child has an EpiPen, kindly pick that up on Friday, May 26 due for safety reasons.  Any medications that are not picked up by Friday, May 26th will be discarded or donated to charity.  Thank you and have a safe, healthy and fun summer! 
 Nurse Oliver and Nurse Turner

Please return all books to the library.
Thanks for your help with getting all library books on time!
Attached is the 2017-2018 CAFETERIA VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE.  Please take a moment to sign up for your shift...we have many OPEN positions.  We need every shift filled in order to fully serve our students.  Volunteer with a friend, ask Dads to help on DADS DAY, ask a grandparent to serve...this is a great opportunity to see your student during the school day!  Go to www.armstrongpta.org to claim your shift or email Allyson Blow (allyblow@gmail.com) with your requested day. 
If you can't commit to a monthly shift, please email next year's Cafeteria Chair, Tara Kinder (tarabkinder@yahoo.com), to be placed on our SUB LIST.  Subs are needed frequently throughout each month so this would be a great way to serve as well. 
If you can't be there for an entire shift, we also encourage splitting a shift with a friend.  Email allyblow@gmail.com if you would like to do this.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Allyson or Tara.  Thank you for your support! 
Address Change? Withdrawing a Student from HPISD?
Please notify your campus NOW about important changes for next school year. 
HPISD is now getting ready for the 2017-18 school year, and we need the most current information about you and your children. 
Important steps to take before this school year ends:
  • Notify your campus immediately if you are withdrawing a student from HPISD at the end of this school year. 
  • If you have a new mailing address, please update your address by providing proof of residency documents to your campus registrar.
  • You may update your email address or phone number online by logging in to Skyward Family Access. A link to Skyward is located on the district website and each campus homepage
* Writing *   * Reading *    *Math *
Could your child use an extra boost academically?  Would it help to review last year's material and/or get ahead start for the upcoming school year?   Highland Park ISD is offering classes in the core instructional areas of Reading, Writing, and Math for students enrolled in grades 1-5 during the 2017-2018 school year.   The classes are designed for families who are interested in giving their child an "EDGE" up for the next grade.  Students will sharpen their skills from the previous year and/or be given a sneak preview of some of the TEKS from the next year's curriculum.
The tuition for each session is $150.  Class size is limited and classes have a low student teacher ratio.  Classes are formed in the order registration and payment is received.  After classes are filled, a waiting list will be established in the order registration and payment is received.
Sign up now for fun packed summer classes offered right here in HPISD by the Academy for Lifelong Learning. Classes begin June 5, and profits remain in HPISD.
Students will have a blast in science camps, nurture their creativity in art and drama classes, play gym games for hours, expand their academic and writing skills, have fun with technology, and much, much, more! Karate, Lego-Logo, Study Skills, Piano, Dive into Drama, and many more classes are available - something for everyone!. Find the perfect classes for your children in the class schedule, and call 214-780-3380 for more information and to register for classes. Click HERE for the Academy for Lifelong Learning catalog of summer classes. 
Camp Invention, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame is coming to Bradfield during the week of June 26-30! Let your child's imagination run wild while exploring connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Call the Academy for Lifelong Learning at 214-780-3380 to secure a spot.

It's hard to believe that summer is already upon us! The 2017 auction will be here before we know it! So, please make sure that you save the date for
Friday, November 10th. And, as you're out and about vacationing this summer, please ask if the fabulous venue/hotel/restaurants that you are supporting if they would be open to donating to our auction and getting in front of 500+ Armstrong families. Lastly, please like us on Instagram at @armstrongauction and on Facebook at @ArmstrongEaglesAuction to keep up with Auction news over the summer!

Elementary campuses to use Skyward for lunch accounts next year
Next school year, all HPISD elementary campuses will use Skyward Food Service for students' lunch accounts, and DineRite will no longer be used. The decision was made to provide ease-of-use for parents and create consistency among HPISD campuses, and it was made with the agreement of the PTAs, the elementary cafeteria managers and the Director of Food Services.
HPISD will automatically transfer any account balances from DineRite to Skyward for students currently in grades K-3. DineRite "family" account balances will be transferred to the oldest remaining elementary student at each campus. Parents' credit card information will not transfer from DineRite to Skyward.

Current fourth-graders will need to close out their account balances in DineRite per current practices set forth by the campus. Incoming kindergarten students will have their Skyward accounts created automatically when they enroll for school.
Next year, elementary students will use their Skyward ID for transactions in the cafeteria, which is the same login that many students currently use for computers and in library book check-out. 
Parents are encouraged to continue using the DineRite account as they normally would for the remainder of the school year. More information on how to use the new Skyward system, for both students and parent volunteers, will be provided as the new school year approaches.
4th Annual Dad's Club Armstrong Talent Show Video and Photos
Armstrong's Dad's Club May 1st talent show was filled with acts by Armstrong 3rd & 4th graders. The acts were each under 4 minutes and displayed a variety of talents. Click HERE to see for yourself!
Armstrong's Day of Service at Hope Supply 

Community News

Park Cities YMCA Track Meet 
May 20th
Armstrong 3rd Grade Boys
The Highland Park Baseball Camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of the great game of baseball. Fundamentals are essential for a young baseball player. They provide the basis for improvement, which aids in the overall enjoyment of the game. Coach Yoder, Coach Leidner, Coach Roan, Coach Byrd, and former Scots are excited about the opportunity to teach these skills to every young baseball player attending this year's camp. 
For more information and the registration form, click HERE.

Sign up now for this summer's HP Swim & Tennis Camp
The HP Tennis Academy is now accepting applications for students in grades K-6 to attend the 12-week tennis and swim camp. Camp sessions will be held Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-noon, beginning May 30. 

All revenue generated from the camp goes directly back to HPISD.  Click here for a camp flier
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